Jan 29, 2004



A news Item from The Financial Express on IT Firms Seeking Tieups With XLRI

JAMSHEDPUR, JAN 28: The last six months have seen several IT majors tying up with XLRI here. While organisations like Navision India, representatives of Microsoft Business Solutions in India, have already chalked out their plans, others like Novell, Pramati Technologies, Empower Works, etc, are in the process of exploration.

Each of the firms is seeking to enhance the students’ managerial skills by taking recourse to the technology route. At the recently concluded 5th National IT Seminar here conducted by XLRI’s Socrates (Society for Rapid Assimilation of Technology & Systems), the head (technology) of Navision India had announced the setting up of a ‘centre for excellence’ at the B-School from the third week of January 2004.

The centre, set up by Navision, would initiate a course on “integrated business solutions”, which is to become a part of the XLRI curriculum. For this, Navision is to provide an educational licence to the B-School, whereby students would be able to take up the course during their summer projects.

It is expected that as the course proceeds, professors would be able to utilise their knowledge and build add-ons or verticals on these base solutions. The purpose for the initiative (both from XLRI & Navision) is to ensure that young men and women who graduate from the B-School pass out as tech-savvy managers and are exposed to business solutions.