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Association of mgmt schools to open regional chapters

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  New Delhi/ Lucknow 

Association of Indian Schools (AIMS), a network of over 600 business schools in India, is planning to open regional chapters to give greater wingspan to its activities.

Hyderabad-based AIMS membership includes Indian School of Business (ISB), Indian Institutes of (IIMs), Xavier Institutes, Welingkar, S P Jain etc.

“We will now launch state-level chapters with the Andhra Pradesh chapter to be launched in the next one month,” AIMS president Mohd Masood Ahmed said here.

Besides, the body is promoting its AIMS Test for Admissions (ATMA) in B-schools situated in the Northern and Eastern regions of the country. ATMA is patterned after Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

“ATMA is quite popular in South and now we are creating awareness about it in other parts in India,” he added.

AIMS principally strives for quality improvement in management education in India, play the role of policy advocate and represent B-schools in different government and international bodies.

Meanwhile, AIMS is holding talks with its top member B-schools for mentoring and training of other institutes and conducting training/refresher programmes for their faculty/administrative staff.

“We are in talks with the ISB and IIMs for holding short duration modules for the faculty and administrative staff of growing B-schools,” Ahmed added.

Confirming to Business Standard that AIMS had approached IIM Lucknow (IIM-L) in this regard, Institute director Devi Singh said refresher course for B-school faculty would be a good idea.

“IIM-L has been doing such programmes in the past as well, including the mentoring of B-schools,” he said.

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First Published: Tue, December 27 2011. 00:34 IST