WeSchool signs MoU with MTNL

 | September 07,2012 09:14 am IST

Mahangar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) and Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool) in a joint press conference announced their strategic alliance to launch two new management courses for Telecom sector. The announcement was marked with signing of a Memorandum of Association (MoU) between WeSchool and MTNLCETTM (Center for Excellence in Telecom Technology and Management), a Government of India enterprise.

The industry-academia partnership will develop and deliver the programs in telecom management that aim towards developing skills required to meet the growing opportunities and challenges in telecom ecosystem.


The two courses introduced are Post Graduate Program in Telecom Management (PGPTM) and Certificate Course in Telecom Marketing & Management (CTMM), the duration of which will be 11 months and 3 months respectively. They will be autonomous in nature, the lectures on Telecom topics will be given at the CETTM training center and management lectures will be conducted at WeSchool campus. Placement assistance will be provided to the students upon the successful completion of the course.


According to Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool, We are highly privileged to be the first Business School to join hands with MTNL to introduce specialized management programmes for Telecom sector. With the fast paced growth & challenges in the telecom industry today, there is a dire need to create a workforce with sound technical knowledge combined with good management skills. In these niche courses, not only an appreciation of general management principles is cultivated, but marketing and inter-linkages between telecom markets will also be explored. With design thinking, creativity and innovation at the core of all our educational programs, WeSchool has always strived to expand the horizons of management education to various sectors. We believe that our initiative with MTNL will help create the required talent pool while contributing to the overall growth of the telecom industry and in turn boost national economy.


Commenting on the partnership, Mr AK Garg, Chairman & MD, MTNL said, We are glad to have entered into a partnership with WeSchool which will help us to get quality professionals to work for our industry. The telecom industry is going through complex changes which have led to the need of management oriented workforce like never before. CETTMs mission has been to provide quality training to enable professionals to acquire knowledge and skills to perform effectively in the rapidly advancing telecom sector. We believe that the collaboration with WeSchool will help us enhance the quality of training while making it more relevant to todays business environment.


Commenting further, Mr Peeyush Agarwal, Executive Director, MTNL said At CETTM, we aim at providing training of international standards and create and develop knowledge through applied and concept research in Telecom Technology and Management. We look forward to this association with WeSchool and hope to train the skilled workforce which would cater to the demands of the telecom industry.


The eligibility for the Post Graduate Program in Telecom Management (PGPTM) would be any Graduate or Engineering Diploma Holders from a Statutory University or Institution, While for the Certificate Course in Telecom Marketing & Management (CTMM) any working professional or a 12th Science Pass or 10 + 2 ITI / MCVC can apply.