Los Conquistadores : 2009-2011 Batch

Sunday, June 12, 2011 Posted by Pratheesh

They have not only bagged enviable profiles, lived their lives joyfully here but also stood out warriors when the time came to test their managerial acumen, the IIFT batch of 2009-2011 have mercilessly conquered the B-school competitions. They excelled in competitions focusing on Marketing, Finance, Strategy, Consulting, Quizzes, B-plans, Operations or a combination of them! Grabbed the first position at The Mahindra War Room 2010, the biggest B-school competition in India, were the runners up in Reckitt Benckiser case study held at FMS, winners of Masuk Prasar held at IIFT in association with Tata Motors, the list goes on and on.

To have a glimpse of some of the major achievements of the batch, please click on the following link:

You people will definitely be an inspiration for 2010-2012 batch and many more batches to come. Kudos to you and all the very best for the future!

IIFT to Launch Foreign Trade Institute in Kampala

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Posted by Bhushan Bapat

In one of the first forays by a government institute into the multi-billion dollar foreign education market,the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will set up its first overseas campus in Kampala,Uganda.The business education and foreign trade institute will partner with Uganda Management Institute to set up the India-Africa Institute of Foreign Trade (IAIFT).It will be one of the 19 educational institutions that India will help establish in Africa following the 2008 India-Africa Forum Summit.Africa needs a lot of capacity building,especially for managing foreign trade, said KT Chacko,Director IIFT.The Indian institute will provide faculty and will train local teaching staff as a new campus is built by the Ugandan government.Short-term courses and training classes will begin by November this year.Pune University was the first government-run educational institute to set up an international campus,in the United Arab Emirates.However,private-sector players such as Manipal Group have set up a number of foreign campuses across locations such as Dubai,the Caribbean and in Kuala Lumpur over the last two decades.International ventures together contribute almost 60% to the total revenue, said Anand Sudarshan,CEO,Manipal.We are looking to expand in Africa but have not finalised on a location or a partner, he added.Manipal Educations revenue is expected to be $250 million in the coming fiscal.Even private vocational and skills training enterprises are eyeing the global education market.In February this year,Global Talent Track (GTT),which makes students corporateready through additional career-focused training,launched a training centre in Shanghai.The Intel Capital and Helion Venture funded company,which was set up in 2008,has centres in Malaysia as well.

PS: The article was published in TOI. dated 31/05/2011 by RADHIKA P NAIR, BANGALORE 

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