To deliver management education through distance learning, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) will soon be launching e-learning programmes.
IIM A will be doing the same in collaboration with companies that will help it provide with online learning facilities such as NIIT Ltd and Hughes Education.
The Institute will now be able to provide its students with management education content using electronic mode in the form of synchronous studio-to-classroom programmes.
"Management education is going through dramatic changes, especially with regard to infusion of technology challenging the traditional content delivery model," it said.
"IIM-A will launch both distance learning and blended learning programmes through this initiative. Several executive education courses will also be a part of this e-learning model," the statement said.
"Information Technology is creating significant disruptions and opportunities in the higher-education sector," Director Ashish Nanda said.
"Increasingly, delivery of high-quality management education is becoming feasible through technology. IIM-A is committed to innovating in this space and leveraging technology to provide the best quality educational experience to leaders that make a difference," Mr Nanda said.
About IIM A:
The decade following independence in 1947 was witness to a surge of innovative ideas to build a fledgling independent nation into a model democratic state committed to growth with equity in the development of its people. The establishment of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was the outcome of one such innovative initiative.
Led by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Shri. Kasturbhai Lalbhai and proactively supported by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta, a group of enlightened individuals set up IIMA. This group ably wove together a coalition of five actors - the governments at the centre and the state, the local industrialists, the Ford Foundation and the Harvard Business School, in a true spirit of public private partnership to establish the Institute.