Oxford University begins scoping study with Indian businesses

February 28th, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 28, (ANI/Business Wire India): The Oxford University Indian Business Centre (OUIBC) today commenced a scoping study with Indian companies to prepare for the development of its ‘Executive Education Programmes’ to be delivered in Lavasa, near Pune.
Lavasa Corporation Ltd. and Oxford University recently signed a pact to establish the OUIBC to be located at the Said Business School in Oxford. Lavasa is free India’s first and largest Hill Station being developed by the Lavasa Corporation Ltd, part of the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC).
The study is being undertaken by faculty from the Said Business School, and will involve interviews with executives from 30 organisations representing a range of sectors and locations.
The organisations involved are drawn from the public sector, conglomerates, new businesses and a range of industrial sectors including heavy industry, IT, professional services and the automotive industry.
These organisations are located in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman of Lavasa Corporation, said, “Lavasa and Oxford University have recently partnered with an aim to enhance educational and managerial programmes for students in both countries.
The present exercise is in line with the same process to hand pick deserving candidates from the corporate world to which OUIBC will impart training at Lavasa. They will be the frontrunners of the new paradigm of managerial excellence in tomorrow’s corporate era,” he added.
Dr Lalit Johri, who visited companies in Delhi and Kolkata last week to conduct the interviews with executives, said: “Through working with business leaders, we aim to understand their views on the prospects for Indian businesses over the coming years, for example, changes in ambition and emphasis. This is an essential step for us to understand the requirements of Indian organisations better.”
He further added that the findings from our research into emerging trends and the unique challenges that Indian organisations need to address will enable us to enrich the executive development programmes we deliver at Lavasa. (ANI)

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