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  • TERI School of Advanced Studies announces MBA programme in Infrastructure for professionals: First of its kind research-based programme in India

    14 March 2006

    The TERI School of Advanced Studies is pleased to unveil an MBA in Infrastructure, a programme with an orientation towards research dissertation for professionals. The course will allow professionals the flexibility to take up a research-thesis-based curriculum.

    Economical and reliable supplies of a variety of basic infrastructure services such as electricity, water, telecommunications and various transportation services play a critical role in supporting economic growth and development. In an effort to respond to the poor performance record of infrastructure sectors, the changing economic stakes and the political power of interest groups involved in these sectors, as well as opportunities for competition to replace monopoly created by technological change, many countries have implemented or are contemplating major industry restructuring and regulatory reform programs for these sectors. The MBA programme is aimed at building capacity of experts in regulation to serve as managers of public utilities, consultants and as government regulators.

    Stream I: Any bachelor's degree with mathematics as a subject till class XII. Stream II: Graduates with a minimum of two years experience in any of the following sectors: government; regulatory bodies; industry; research/academic institutions; donor/consultant organizations are eligible to apply for the course.

    Candidates will be selected by the TERI School of Advanced Studies on the basis of group discussions and interviews to be conducted at the School on 5-7 June 2006.
    I) Non-sponsored candidates: must have a valid CAT score.
    II)Sponsored candidates: candidates working in the industry/government/regulatory bodies; research/academic institutions; donor/consultant organizations. These candidates are required to submit, at the time of interview, a sponsorship certificate from their employer on a proper letterhead, stating that for the period of his/her study at the School, the candidate will be treated as on duty with usual salary and allowances and that he/she will be fully relieved for the period of study for pursuing his/her studies.

    The application forms will be available from 27 February 2006.

    Dr Vibha Dhawan, Vice Chancellor, TERI School, while announcing the programme said, "The MBA (Infrastructure) programme will enhance the knowledge and skills of enrolled students through a forceful combination of lectures, tutorials, field visits, and, most importantly, case studies (from developed and developing nations), which will be drawn from the sectors under study. Guest lectures by prominent member representatives of Indian industry and government will be another highlight of the course, offering the students an opportunity to interact with the personnel responsible for successful reforms."

    Dr Dhawan said that students would be provided an opportunity to participate in activities such as open-house processes and public hearings. Project work, which is a prerequisite to successful completion of the course, will help students acquire hands-on knowledge, understanding, and skills in specific infrastructure sectors.