Indore: The Indian Institute of Management Indore ( IIM- I) that offers courses for MBA aspirants and working professionals would also educate its own ‘ illiterate’ employees. “ We are launching a new programme for the institute staffers who did not have an opportunity to go to schools when they were young,” Akhtar Parvez, PRO of IIMI, told Free Press.

The programme would be launched shortly in which peons, gardeners, security guards and other people working with the institute would be enrolled. The institute may rope in PGP students to teach them. Besides, the institute has started a computer training programme for its employees.

“ This programme is a learning activity to improve productivity of the employees,” Parvez said. “ The institute is moving towards complete automation. To achieve the goal, we need to train our employees on computer skills that’s why computer training programme has been launched,” he added.

A course with no education eligibility criteria

IIM- Indore is offering 12- week management education programme with no education eligibility criteria. However, it is only for working professionals. The institute said that the nature of the programme does not mandate any minimum eligibility criteria with regard to education and managerial experience but the right to decide on eligible candidates solely remains with the institute.

A committee has been constituted for the programme which will select the candidates. This 12- week intensive programme is designed to provide an understanding of economic and business environment and help participants to appreciate its impact on the businesses.

The programme will attempt to equip the participants with necessary skills to effectively use various management tools and techniques. Development of diagnostic and problem- solving skills will be the focus area of the programme. The new batch of this course is commencing on November 20. Last date to apply is November 9.

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