In an attempt to strengthen the position of India as a global hub of management studies, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) entered into partnership with 9 leading B-schools to launch the study in India initiative.
This partnership will open the doors for the international aspirants of 27 countries which will be able to pursue the management education in India under the 'study in India' initiative.
This will help the India in rebuilding its attractiveness as a study hub for higher education among Africa, Middle East, South and East Asia.
Following are the names of the nine B-schools which entered into partnership with GMAC
- Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)
- Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
- Indian School of Business (ISB)
- Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore)
- Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)
- SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR)
- Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
- Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM)
- IMT Ghaziabad
This initiative is expected to build and strengthen the preference of Indian B-schools in international markets.Aspirants from 27 countries can log on to the official website of the initiative, and there they will have the option to secure the admission into any of the 9 partnered schools using the scores of the GMAT exam.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC said, "India has all the elements in the making of becoming a global education hub because it has the unique advantage of providing world class, high quality education at affordable prices. Students across these emerging markets will now have access to some of these top business schools, which are globally accredited, have superior infrastructure, faculty and curriculum. Study in India intends to connect international talent and aspiration with the right opportunity on India's B-school campuses. We would also like to thank the Ministry of Human Resources Development and our partner schools for their support in making this initiative a reality. We are positive that the Study in India initiative will assist business schools in creating a larger and much diverse international talent pool, while offering students a high- impact learning experience."