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FLDL ties up with IGNOU

To offer skill-oriented and career development programmes at its centres in Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bangalore

education Updated: Jul 21, 2009 17:48 IST
HT Horizons Correspondent

After fronting the retail revolution in India, Future Group has now embarked on a new venture. Through its group company Future Learning and Development Limited (FLDL), the education arm of Future Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), to offer skill oriented and career development programmes at its centres in Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bangalore.


The main purpose of this MOU is to allow FLDL to leverage business experience, thereby providing trained manpower to the retail sector in particular and to business in general. This tie-up will also help FLDL provide job-oriented education to all, at affordable prices and guarantee job placements.Under this agreement, not only will the various short term certificates, on offer by FLDL, get recognised as Non-Credit programmes, but will also allow FLDL to develop and deliver diplomas, under-graduate degrees, PG degrees and non-certificate programmes. The uniqueness of these programmes is that apart from graduates even 8th standard students who have completed 18 years of age can apply for them, thereby not restricting education to a select few.


The proposed programmes details are:


Proposed joint certification programmes (Credit)


n 3 year certificate leading to BBA in retail


n 3 year certificate leading to BBA in entrepreneurship


n 2 year certificate leading to MBA in retail


n 2 year certificate leading to MBA in entrepreneurship


All these credit programmes will be offered