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International accreditation for Indian B-schools stressed

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“There is a need for more international collaboration for the purpose of student and faculty exchange programmes. A few business schools in India already have these exchange programmes. International accreditation will help them identify the best business schools for such collaboration,” Jeffrey Alderman, President / CEO of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), said here on Monday.

Inaugurating the 16th regional conference of the Council at PSG Institute of Management (PSGIM), Mr. Jeffrey pointed out the significance of Indian B-schools applying for international accreditation.

Olin O. Oedokoven, President and CEO, Peregrine Academic Services, in his keynote address emphasised the need for assessing students’ learning levels.

“Most of the B-schools deliver business but fail to assess students’ learning level. In the U.S. most of the B-schools that are accredited use the assessment tools,” Mr. Olin said.

In his address, R. Nandagopal, Member of Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners at ACBSP, and Director of PSGIM, said that business education faced multiple challenges and there was a strong need to improve educational standards across India.

“Ensuring excellence in teaching is an urgency. ACBSP’s focus on this and its hand-holding for Indian b-schools to achieve excellence on a par with leading international B-schools is not only a necessity but also the right journey into quality,” he said.

The event was attended by representatives from 20 B-schools from various States.

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