NMIMS merges focused MBA Banking and Capital Markets with General MBA Programme
The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, has decided to merge its two focused-MBA programmes MBA (Banking) and MBA (Capital Markets) with its flagship MBA programme due to changing recruitment trends and the preference of aspirants to flagship the MBA programme. “We decided to take this step considering the strong preference of aspirants towards the flagship MBA programme compared to the focused programmes and the changing trends of recruitments in the banking and BFSI sectors,” said Rajan Saxena, vice-chancellor, NMIMS.
Singapore’s MDIS comes up with new MBA course
MDIS, Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit institution, has come up with a 15-month MBA programme in collaboration with the University of Bradford, UK. This course is designed for working individuals with minimum three years’ work experience in an executive/managerial position. The entire course duration is for 15 months which includes 2-3 modules of intensive workshop. Admission commences from April and the entire course fee accumulates to S$34,240.
LPU students show their designs at the Auto Expo
The students of Lovely Professional University (LPU) showcased 15 vehicles—which have been conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured by them inside the university campus—at the Auto Expo 2014. These include a family solar car, world’s smallest car, mobile-operated driverless car, multi-energy Smart Hybrid Car, Hexa Copter, all-terrain vehicles, amongst others. Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Mittal, chancellor, LPU, said, “It’s a privilege to be a part of the Expo, showcasing our university talent. Conceptualised on both inventive and practical factors, these vehicles have the potential to be commercialised later.” He also added that the university is in talks with a major automotive company for future development of these vehicles.
New Zealand announces new education initiative
New Zealand has announced a string of new initiatives to further deepen its education relationship with India. The latest announcement is a joint call for research proposals for Indian and New Zealand academics to increase research collaboration across a range of areas including, but not limited to: food security and agriculture; community development and innovation; health; environment and sustainability; India-New Zealand trade relations; information security; and urban planning and development. Announced on the occasion of Waitangi Day, New Zealand’s national day, by Education New Zealand’s (ENZ) Regional Director South Asia Ziena Jalil, the programme acknowledges the multi-faceted education relationship between India and New Zealand. “This call for proposals has been jointly facilitated by Education New Zealand