Hubli, May 24: Institute of Business Management and Research (IBMR) group of institutions today became the first B-School in India to open vistas for international MBA programme by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Stirling, Scotland.
The MoU was signed by the University Vice-Chancellor Prof Christne Hallett and IBMR Chairman Vinaychandra Mahendrakar.
Addressing a joint press conference here, University Programme Director Peter Flett and University's International Development Officer Stuart Shorthouse said the main objectives of this strategic alliance were to facilitate academic cooperation through research and advanced studies, provide experience to Indian students to enter international MBA programme and facilitate best practice exchange in teaching and learning methodologies, sharing knowledge resources and opportunities for professional development.
''The agreement will also foster faculty and student exchange and flexible learning'', they added.
To a question, Mr Flett said that with growing opportunities for students to pursue higher education, the UK offered ample scope for quality education of international repute in a cosmopolitan community with excellent career opportunities.
An Indian student would go through the programme first year in India in any of the IBMR campuses situated in Hubli, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, which qualifies them for the final year in the UK. On completion of the course, the students were also eligible for a two-year work visa in the UK, he added.