India has a shortage of managers: Murthy

The IIM-A launched its one-year postgraduate programme in management for working executives.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 16:10 IST

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Sunday launched its one-year postgraduate programme in management for working executives.

Inaugurating the programme, the chairperson of the IIM-A board of governors, NR Narayan Murthy said: "India has a shortage of managers. Our top business schools should increase their intake so that some students can go overseas to improve India's image while the rest can serve the country."

With the launch of the new course, the total student strength at this premier business school will go up to nearly 700, said IIM-A director Bakul Dholakia.

The programme is a full time, residential course in business management for executives with substantial work experience.

It aims to develop bright, enthusiastic and aspiring executives into management leaders in the global arena.

The institute had originally planned to admit 50 students in the first batch of the course.

However, following the encouraging response, 61 executives have been accommodated in the course that costs Rs 800,000.

To run the programme, the IIMA had allied with two foreign institutes, University of British Columbia of Canada, and the ESSEC Business School of France.

First Published: Apr 02, 2006 16:10 IST