The courses will be offered through distance education, objective to develop entrepreneurship
skills among people working in the industry.
Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (Kassia) will
now have its own school of business management which will offer a range of short-term
and long term management courses like Executive MBA, BBM. Kassia state president
Prakash N Raikar told Sunday Times of India that the courses will be offered through
distance education. They are intended to develop entrepreneurship skills among people
working in the industry.
Kassia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kuvempu University
for the purpose. Though it is a distance learning programme, there will be compulsory
classes during weekends. The faculty will be drawn from specialists in industry
and business management education.
The syllabus has been designed to suit the industry needs and help the entrepreneurs
to expand their domain of business. It will lay stress on skills like finance, marketing,
labour acts, human relations etc, which Raikar said most of the small entrepreneurs
are lacking, affecting the growth of their industries.
The learners will also get the study materials. To begin with, short term courses
in finance and administration will be started from September. The duration of short
term courses will be one to three months.
The executive-MBA and BBM courses will start from January next year. The
intake for each course will be 50. Raikar said that first they will start these
courses only in Bangalore and depending on its success they will extend it to other
major cities of the state.
Courtesy: Times of India