Duke University mulls location for its Indian campus
Duke University plans to set up a campus in India, though the exact location has not been confirmed. The probable locations for the campus are Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh or Pune. “We will start with a business school at the campus that will offer a diploma programme. This is a part of our plans of having a globally dispersed campus. We are looking at China and India and the campus in China is already underway,” said Jaivir Singh, advisor to the dean of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. This will be part of the varisty’s plans to set up global campuses in Dubai, Russia, China and India. Duke university is one of the first international institutes to announce plans to establish its India campus after the MHRD gave its approval to allow foreign universities to set up their campuses in India in March.
IRMA opens admissions to post-graduate and fellowship programmes
The Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) is calling for applications for both its programmes – PG programme in rural management (PGRM) and fellow programme in rural management (FPRM). PGRM is a two-year, fully residential programme comprising four different segments – classwork, fieldwork, organisational understanding and management training. The degree is equivalent to Master’s degree and approved by the AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education). Any graduate with a minimum of 50 per cent in the Bachelor’s degree (before June 6, 2011) can apply.
FPRM is a doctoral programme with a residency requirement of three years. In order to apply, you must be a postgraduate in any discipline with a minimum of 55 per cent marks and 50 per cent in graduation. Other criteria for FPRM include postgraduates from IRMA, four-year professional degree holders with a minimum of 60 per cent and also with one year’s work experience or five-year professional degree holder with a minimum of 60 per cent marks.
Every fellow receives a monthly fellowship of R14,000 per month till he clears comprehensive qualifying examination and then R16,000 per month, and a contingency grant of R20,000 per annum for a period of four years. A unique feature of IRMA’s programme is that the students (referred to as participants) spend six months of their two-year programme in the field. Out of this, two months are spent in remote villages across India to understand the nuances of rural India by being in close association with rural communities. Placement for IRMA’s postgraduate programme for each graduating batch ensures that all the students secure meaningful and challenging career opportunities in tune with IRMA’s mission.