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Nihongo Bashi, RSST to introduce Post Graduate Programme in Japanese Management in Bangalore
An international collaborative effort between two leading education service providers from Singapore and India, the 15-month full-time course will be the first post graduate Japanese-centric programme of its kind in India.
Bangalore, India, June 28, 2006: Nihongo Bashi, the Singapore-headquartered leader in Japanese education & training services in India, and Rashtriya Sikshana Samithi Trust (RSST), the name behind the reputed RV Group of Institutions, one of the foremost providers of quality education in Karnataka, India, will jointly offer and certify a Post-Graduate programme in Japanese Management aimed at enabling professionals in diverse fast-emerging domains explore the exciting and fast growing Japanese marketplace.
This announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations at Singapore in April this year to set up a Center of Excellence in Japanese Education in Bangalore with plans to roll out specialized programmes to meet the demand for bilingual professionals from India.
The comprehensive, 15-month full-time Post Graduate programme is the first of its kind in India, imparting a combination of Japanese technical and business management skills. Participants would also learn business language skills & cultural awareness skills based on JETRO's Business Japanese Test. The program also includes a "company assignment" that will provide students with real-life experience in a formal Japanese environment.
"The curriculum and the faculty we have lined up reflects our intent to produce professionals who will occupy leadership positions in the industry and fulfil the need for thought leaders in the Indo-Japan business sector," says Karthik Tirupathi. "Japan epitomizes efficiency and technological excellence while today's India exudes dynamism and a 'can do' spirit. This strategic economic partnership presents Indian professionals with a scope for tremendous professional and personal fulfilment. With their knowledge and experience of Japanese business and culture, our faculty members are ideally suited to guide students to capitalize on those opportunities."
A faculty comprising eminent specialists in the fields of economics, business and finance from Japan with an impeccable track record in both academia and industry will teach the course.
"Japan represents a significant market opportunity for Indian software service vendors. The Japanese market for IT services is expected to grow to $107 billion by 2008, from the US $88 billion in 2005. Success in this market however demands a good grasp of Japanese culture and language. iGATE is one of the early entrants in Japan and we are seeing significant traction in this market" said Krishnamurthy Ramamurthy, Vice President - IT Services Delivery, iGATE Global Solutions.
"We are constantly working towards programmes that help deliver a workforce equipped to contribute significantly in the ever-changing business ecosystem. With commitment from some of the Top IT companies for placements even before the launch of the program, we are extremely bullish about the success of this programme. RSST has always been at the forefront of creating industry-centric programmes and our initiative with Nihongo Bashi is a reaffirmation of our commitment in that direction", says Mr. Panduranga Setty, President, RSST.
The programme is scheduled to commence in September 2006. Deadline for submission of application forms for enrolment into the programme is July 31, 2006.
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