Indore: Sri Lankan varsity approaches IIM-I for dual degree programme

Indore: Even as Indian Institute of Management Indore is looking forward to increase the number of collaboration with foreign institutions of higher learning, a Sri Lanka-based university has approached the elite B-School seeking a dual degree programme. “We have received a proposal from a Sri Lankan university to offer a dual degree programme with us.

The proposal will be kept before our board of governors,” IIM Indore director Prof Himanshu Rai said. If the IIM Indore board approves the proposal then Sri Lankan university students would come to the Indore to study here for one year. The remaining course they would have to complete in their own university.

Both IIM Indore and the Sri Lankan university would give them degree on successful completion of the course. Rai said the course would only be for Sri Lankan students. “Our students won’t pursue the dual degree course. However, we may send them to Sri Lankan university under student exchange programme,” he said.

The IIM Indore director also stated that they are going to increase the number of collaborations with foreign B-Schools. At present, IIM Indore has academic collaborations with 31 foreign BSchools, including 26 alone from European countries. “We will be looking beyond Europe now. We will collaborate with institutions in Australia, Japan, New Zeeland etc,” Rai said.

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