More than 50 candidates from Middle East countries like Iran, UAE, Yemen and also SAARC countries such as Nepal have applied for admission into GITAM Institute of Management (GIM) of GITAM University in the city.

About 20 applied from Iran alone, according to GIM Principal Sivaramakrishna. The response to the admission notification for the 2010-11 batches had been good with a lot of students from northern India also keen on joining GIM which was the youngest business school accredited with A grade by NAAC and consistently rated high by various agencies at the all-India level and won several awards, he said.

The university also has several tie-ups with reputed universities abroad and corporates. During the last three years, GIM has signed MoU with world's top 75 ranked University of Glasgow in the UK, Central Michingan University-USA, and University of Nebraska, USA. As part of the MoU, courses are offered jointly for students enrolled in GITAM.

Also, Cambridge Esol and CISI, UK, Dun & Bradstreet, USA had shown interest in signing MoU with GIM, the Principal said. Students in GIM could now study courses in the UK and USA and GIM had already signed MoU with Oracle for e-learning content and work-force development, he added.

“Besides, HSBC has set up English language learning centre with 60-seater interactive learning software from the UK. And GIM is also finalising animation courses as specialisation for BBM and MBA in collaboration with world's no. 1 animation company DQ Entertainment,” he disclosed.

GIM was also offering BBM, Integrated MBA for 10 plus 2 students and MBA and MHRM for degree students. For admissions, students with CAT/MAT score need not write GAT Online test but only need to appear for GD and PI,” Prof. Sivaramakrishna said.

The placements were over 80 per cent at present, and GIM hoped to make it 100 per cent this year, he said.

The last date for applying to GIM courses is March 15.

Placement Officer Kishen and faculty member Asha were also present.

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