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Manav Rachna University sets up first Int’l Center for Outsourcing Studies

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Present across 40+ countries with more than 400 Certification Training Centers, the world’s foremost outsourcing Standards and certification body the BPO Certification Institute, Inc. (BCI), USA has identified Manav Rachna for setting up India’s first International Center for Outsourcing Studies (ICOS®) in its university system.

MRIU, became India’s first University to host & establish the International Center for Outsourcing Studies (ICOS®) under license from the global BPO standards leader, BPO certification Institute, Inc.(BCI) United States.

With this association, MRIU is ready to launch a slew of International certification and degree programs in BPO & Outsourcing including the internationally benchmarked Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in different areas of outsourcing with complete employment assurance for students who achieve a BCI credential. Equally importantly, MRIU also becomes the first university in India to will offer PhD programs in outsourcing and research and consulting to the BPO Industry.

Mr. Prashant Bhalla, Senior Vice President, MRIU, said: “MRIU has launched this International Centre for Outsourcing Studies (ICOS®) under license from the global BPO standards leader, BPO certification Institute, Inc, United States. The objective is to make MRIU a hotbed of outsourcing/BPO research & knowledge creation and a modern “nursery” for nurturing worldclass BPO talents. Indeed, our objective is to elevate the ICOS® into a Center of Excellence in the next two years. We firmly believe that most of our students have it in them to start a career in this industry that assures such fantastic growth opportunities, and also the freedom and experience to switch to other industries and careers later on”

As may not be widely known, BPO industry offers perhaps the most lucrative career opportunities for young graduates. In India, for instance even an average graduate with training and certification may conveniently start a career with salaries ranging between 1.5 lakh–2.5 lakh per annum. In fact, the KPO industry offers opportunities worth 2.5 L – 4 L per annum to certain specially trained graduates and MRIU is keen to install a process to commence talent-creation for this industry right from the next academic year starting in July 2011.

Though the complete fee structure is due for release shortly, typical BCI entry-level certification programs cost 100 USD and the higher level certifications range between 150-500 USD. Along with MRIU 7 other international Universities are also joining BCI.

About the BPO Certification Institute, Inc.

Notably, BCI is a recognized driving force in the global BPO industry today, laying down standards of human competence, talent management and service delivery for the industry. BCI’s widest-spectrum portfolio includes 23 professional certifications for BPO professionals covering all the 6 operative levels - Entry, Specialist, Team leader, Manager, Functional Leader and business Leader. BCI touches the lives of over 80,000 professionals every year including thousands of young students across more than 1200 Universities & Institutes worldwide.

About Manav Rachna International University

Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI), founded in 1997, have evolved into a bunch of some of India’s finest educational institutions, with a rapidly growing reputation for academic excellence and student-care & development. MREI now includes the Manav Rachna International University, a deemed to be University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, Manav Rachna College of Engineering, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad Institute of Technology, M.R. College of Education and the Manav Rachna International Schools.



First Published: Thu, May 05 2011. 12:14 IST