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Harvard gains ground in Indian B-schools

mumbai Updated: Aug 22, 2010 02:01 IST
Kiran Wadhwa
Kiran Wadhwa
Hindustan Times
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The Harvard way of studying management is gaining ground in Indian business schools.

Faculty members from the country's top B-schools are attending a programme at Harvard Business School (HBS) to learn the case-study method so that they can bring it back to the their own classrooms.

The case-study method, pioneered by HBS, is a technique for teaching management and looks at real-life examples from the corporate sector.

While the 10-day programme, called Global Colloquium for Participant Centered Learning, has been around for years, it is only in the past two years that Indian teachers have become a prominent part of it. In 2008, seven faculty members from India participated. In 2009 there were 34 and in 2010, 33.

"Indian B-schools are looking at quality education and their contingent is growing with every summer programme," said Thomas Delong of HBS.

"While we have been using the case-study method to teach, we had a major curriculum change in the past two years and decided to be more proactive," said Shekhar Choudhuri, director, IIM-C. The institute sent four teachers to attend the programme last year and this year.

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