The Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIMB) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has come together to launch a unique certificate programme which connects technology to management. The 10-month long course is for those with more than 3 years work experience and seeks to build up a more robust professional profile. However, it’s also available for IIMB and IIT, Madras students.

So far, they have piqued the interest of hundreds of working professionals. While a majority of them are from India, there are a few from countries such as Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Malaysia.

The programme will cover areas like –

  • Cross-functional technical and business skills
  • Online discussion forums,
  • Case studies
  • Webinars
  • Interviews with industry professionals

It constitutes of 12 campus-connect sessions in each institute over 3 modules which will be delivered by the faculty of both the institutes and online courses.

P.D. Jose, Chair, IIMB Digital Learning Initiatives, and faculty in the Strategy area at IIMB, said 15 eminent faculty members from IIMB and IIT Madras would teach and mentor the students. Learning from faculty from both institutes, combining inputs from research and industry, will help the students acquire and apply application-oriented perspectives at work, he said.

Courses from the management discipline will empower students with a 360-degree view of all management aspects, while technical courses will expose them to relevant data science and computing technologies, helping them to become well-rounded professionals, Prof. Jose added.

10-course programme

The programme will consist of 10 courses across management and engineering disciplines. Prof. Jose aid students have a choice of picking one of two technology streams for specialization: data sciences or computer science. They have to complete these 10 courses spread across three modules. “In each module, the learner will have the opportunity to experience the IIT-M and IIMB classrooms through campus connect sessions. During these day-long sessions, the students will interact with faculty for case study and project discussions,” he said.

In this way, the “IITs, as leading technical institutes, will offer courses in Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Machine Learning”, said the authorities.

Registrations for the programme opened in March and will continue until the end of the month. Enrollment will soon begin for the courses.

Source: The Hindu