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Interviewer: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode pioneered the Executive Management Programmes for working professionals through the Interactive learning platform. What is it that makes the programme truly outstanding? IIMK pioneered the Interactive - Learning (I-L) Program for working executives in India. The interactive learning programme started with 300 class contact hours in 2001-02, the two year-long Executive Management Education Programme is today the most rigorous available in the country having around 738 class contact hours. With superior technology infrastructure of TSW, the executive education wing of Times Professional Learning the learning experience is truly wholesome and adds immensely to one's self worth. The world class faculties of IIMK impart knowledge from an objective to truly relate to the industry & connect with the participants in terms of the industry experience. This encourages the participants to have deep sighted discussions during the interactive sessions and the in acampus modules which benefits the peer group learning. Interviewer: What are the Key take away from the EPGP programme offered by IIM Kozhikode and TSW? The Executive Post Graduate programmes offered by IIMK and TSW give a different perspective on managerial and leadership approaches to stay competitive in the current business arena. It gives an opportunity to garner new skills and techniques, alternative thought processes to complex problems, improve on your critical analysis, team approach, strategic thinking and most importantly it will make you appreciate the larger picture. The case-based teaching methodology empowers the alternative methods and provides various solutions. The rigour of the programme makes it effective and contributes to the overall grooming of an individual. The opportunity to network is another key take away. Accreditation of the two-year EPGP Programme by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) is another key differentiator and opens up vast opportunities for individuals through the AMBA network. Interviewer: Mid-career executives opting for an Executive programme. Your thoughts? India continues to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world and this trend is expected to continue in the coming decade. All major sectors are witnessing an uptrend. Investing in education is the most sensible form of investment which a working professional should invest in. Learning is a lifelong endeavour; continuous learning expands an individual's perspective and contributes to her/his decision making. Growing up the corporate ladder would bring along with newer challenges and the Executive Programmes offered by IIMK & TSW empower them to take on these challenges with increased confidence. Interviewer: What are your views on the Executive programme scenario and demand in India vis-A -vis abroad ? Executive education market in India has increased about 18% CAGR over the past few years. Macroeconomic indicators like growing economy, integration of economies, and proliferation of technology have been key in aiding this growth. Executive Education in India is still in its infancy. Much of the executive programs as of now are In-campus in format. With the advancements in technology and wide applications of ICT, online executive education is experiencing a good increase in value. The executive education market is highly competitive, although the professionals are keen to enrol with those institutes that have gained wide popularity in the market. Pioneer among them is IIM Kozhikode and other institutes that are followers such as IIM Kolkata, IIM Bengaluru, IIM Ahmedabad. As the higher education industry is getting globalised, universities from US, and Europe are expanding their reach and especially in the Indian markets. This is both challenge and also opportunity for the Indian Institutes of Management. To achieve this, the programs must be customized as per the requirement of the candidates and must aim at skill enhancement. Interviewer: EPGP compared to other part time management programs / 1-year business management certificate programs from IIMs and non-IIMs . Where does EPGP of IIMK stand ? IIMK pioneered the Executive Programmes in management through the Interactive Learn platform way back in 2001-02. IIMK in association with TSW the executive wing of Times Professional Learning offers the best opportunity for working professionals to continue to learn while they earn. The interactive teaching methodology gives the next best option to a real time classroom experience. The two-way communication enables both the Faculty and the participants to interact with each other. With the option to attend the classes from 50 TSW centres spread across major cities in India the EPGP program is the number one option for working professionals. Interviewer: How is IIMK contributing to the growing stature of IIMs Globally? IIMK's Mission a Globalizing Indian Thought a points toward our global aspiration. All businesses today are global; therefore business schools have to have global footprints. Our Alumni are spread across all continents. We have our fair share of global publications. We are in the process of recruiting staff and faculty from around the world. To know more about EPGP programme, click here https://bit.ly/2B1r8ul
I maintained my edge by always being a student; you will always have something new to learn. – Jackie Joyner Kersee Do you feel that despite having good knowledge and proficient working experience, you have been lagging behind in your sector? Do you wish to enroll yourself in an efficient management programme, but don't have the time and leaving the job is not an option? Do you not trust online programmes upon helping you reach your career to better, because of their inability to encompass domain subject matter profoundly? Well, we would suggest, you think again? IIM-Kozhikode has just announced the admission to its 11th batch (2018-2020) of the Executive Post Graduate Programme(EPGP). One of its kind management education programmes in Asia-Pacific zone, IIM-Kozhikode, in 2001 laid the foundation of the first ever interactive learning module of the management education for the working executives having more than three years of experience. EPGP is a framework to provide a solution to the increasing demand for executive programmes among working professionals. If selected you can expect unparalleled learning experience through: ● TWO MODES OF LEARNING: ● IN CAMPUS MODULE: Three sessions of six days in-campus module that is scheduled at the beginning of each year to help the professional gain a better insight into the contemporary issues in management practice and trends in industry and business. ● INTERACTIVE LIVE LEARNING PLATFORM: This management education programme is offered through a two- way telecommunication mode provided by the Times Professional Learning technology platform at 50 TSW location across India. When asked about the efficiency of these two learning modules, C.V Prakash, an EPGP alumni, said: "A perfect blend of in & off campus curriculum which includes a combination of hands-on simulations, case analysis, projects, case studies nurtured by determined faculty members and support team for an endearing learning experience". He is currently working as Testing Manager in Barclays Technology Centre India. ● AMBA CERTIFICATION: The management programme by IIM-K is AMBA accredited, which ensures that you get to build a healthy relationship with face to face learning, sharing and listening thoughts of AMBA certified professionals. ● TEACHING EDIFICATION: The executive will also get to learn management lessons from senior industry professionals, ensuring you get the best in industry practical knowledge. ● PARTICIPATION OF PROFESSIONAL FROM ACROSS 50 LOCATIONS: EPGP facilitates learning through sharing knowledge amongst peer comprising of professionals, coming from diverse backgrounds, exposures, possessing wide-ranging skills and experiences. With more than a decade of experience in interactive learning methodology, over 3000 plus executives have benefitted from these programmes. The credibility of IIM-K and advanced technical and infrastructural support of TSW will bring you a step closer to achieving your career goal. To know further about the programmes, visit https://timestsw.com/course/iimk-epgp
Mumbai, 27th July, 2018: IIM Calcutta, in association with TSW, the executive education wing of Times Professional Learning (TPL) announces admission to its 2ndbatch of women oriented "Transitioning into Leadership: A Program for Women Executives 2018". This is notably a one of its kind Women Leadership program launched by IIMC that is specifically aimed at women executives working at managerial positions across the country. Launched in 2017, the program has seen a substantial rise in the number of enrollments from women professionals across the country. Its current batch (2017-2018) of 54 participants are women executives from various backgrounds be it IT heads, Sr. Managers, Lawyers, Vice Presidents, Consultants and CEOs, from across the country. One of the students, Amrita Roy, a strategy consultant at TCS says, "The issues that women face in an organization are different from what men face. One of the primary reasons why I chose this program was the fact that I did not have to quit my job". She further adds, "We also got to experience IIM Calcutta culture first hand, and we couldn't have asked for more." The program aims to prepare women executives to becoming proficient corporate leaders. It provides them an opportunity to learn to voice their opinions proficiently, enhance skillsand leadership competencies, and to expand their knowledge about the different functions of management, through critically designed modules that involve a discussion of practical scenarios. Counted in the top 100 best management institutes list, IIM Calcutta was the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India. Ever since its inception in November 1961, the Institute has been setting high standards for global business education. With the ambition to achieve excellence in global management education, IIMC continually evolves to meet the goal of ever-changing business scenarios. The Program Director and Professor at IIM Calcutta, Leena Chatterjee says, "The program has a three-fold objective. The program aims to engage in a dialogue with women managers and provide them a space to raise issues; to equip women managers with insights into the competencies required for transitioning into leadership while assessing their own styles, and to provide women managers with a bird's eye understanding of different functional areas to enhance their general management skills." Designed with the objective of empowering women in the corporate world, the program enables them to take up leadership positions by inculcating in them top-notch theoretical and practical knowledge from the excellent Faculty at IIM Calcutta. Who can apply to the program? Women executives with at least 5 years of managerial experience and a minimum of 50% in graduation are eligible to apply for this program. It is an 11 months intensive program, spread out across 50 interactive sessions including 6 days of in-campus sessions at IIM Calcutta. Apart from this, regular Live Virtual Interactive Learning sessions are conducted at every Times Learning Centre across 50 cities in the country. The program provides a schedule compatible for working professionals and the curriculum comprises of lectures by IIMC faculty and guest sessions with senior industry professional . The program starts in November 2018. The program module is structured to incorporate strategic leadership, generate awareness about legal perspective for working women in India, help understand issues relating to gender diversity, enhance their decision-making process in the organization and strengthen their overall leadership potential. President at Times Professional Learning, Anish Srikrishna says, "Today an entire generation of highly capable women with huge potential are for various reasons unable to make the leap to a leadership role. The WLP program from IIM Calcutta marks an important step in providing the tools, techniques and most importantly the right outlook to help transform them into successful leaders. Women executives will now be able to take advantage of the pioneering learning tools and resources of IIM Calcutta at a centre near them through the cutting edge technology platform provided by TSW". The selected women professionals upon successful completion of the TLPWE will be awarded a certificate by IIM Calcutta. They will become a part of the elite IIMC executive alumni community wherein they will get to share their reforming ideas with other highly qualified and engaging alumni. To know more log on to https://timestsw.com/TLPWE or call 7400084666
IIM-K in association with TSW has announced admission to their 11th batch (2018-2020) of Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) for working professionally with 3 Years of experience and a minimum of 50% in graduation. The IIM-K Alumni Status IIM-Kozhikode is one of the leading management schools in India, holding 5th position in nation's best management institutes. Sprawling over the beautiful hillocks of Kunnamangalam, Kerala, IIM-K is one of the fastest growing institutes in India. They launched the Interactive Distance Learning Program, EPGP for working executives in India, offering a one of its kind management education in the Asia-Pacific region. Introduced by IIM-K, in 2001, EPGP is a conscientious two-year management education program, to enable strong business leadership skills among working professionals and help them stay ahead in the growth curve. The programme is accredited by AMBA and will help you build a rewarding relationship through the AMBA network. The curriculum is disseminated via a two module learning methodology. The executives are given lessons on business techniques, market trends, insights through Live Virtual Interactive Learning Access from more than 50 Locations Learning platform at TSW Learning Centers at more than 50 locations across India. The on-campus module comprising of practical industrial applications enables better understanding of the global business environment. Facilities like real-life case discussions with senior industry professionals to expand technical knowledge and easily accessible off the class learning sessions via Learning Management Portal, make this program different from the traditional courses. The executive will have access to the premium IIM-K library along with the e-library. TSW Leads the Way for Working Executives A revolutionary initiative by Times Professional Learning, The Second Wind (TSW) aims at providing innovation-driven, engaging learning environment for working professionals to polish their skills and achieve greater career heights. EPGP is provided by Times Professional Learning technology platform at 50 TSW location across India. The cutting-edge infrastructure of TSW when combined with the pioneering education system of IIM-K, results in a stimulating learning system yielding successful output. For information regarding the programme or any further query, visit https://timestsw.com/course/iimk-epgp
Continue to study and learn new skills. -Edie McClurg Once you have a 9-5 routine it can become tough to stay abreast with the latest update in your domain. It might seem daunting to learn new skills online. Considering the plethora of online programmes available, there also lies the risk of superficially covering the subject matter. This might do little to nothing for improving your career-growth prospects. Keeping in focus the concern of working professionals wanting to enhance their skill without leaving their job, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) and TSW part of Times Professional Learning recently announced the 11th batch of their collaborative program - the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) - A comprehensive and rigorous program, for professionals with over 3 years of work experience. This year marks the admission to the 11th batch (2018-2020) of the 2-year long programme. How is EPGP different from other online programmes? EPGP is a unique non-residential program that is popular for not just the immense weightage it carries, but the convenience of attending it from 35 centres across India via virtual live classrooms coupled with 3 weeks of campus immersions. This has also added to the rise in enrollment in its recent batches. A first of its kind course in the Asia-Pacific region, the Program incorporates unparalleled skills of the of IIM-K facility. The infrastructure for this course comprises of more than 50 well-equipped, advanced learning centers by the Times Group to help executives learn new skills without leaving their job. Candidates selected for this program are offered a 2-year post-graduate diploma programme in management and one-year post-graduate certification programmes in Operations, Marketing, Finance, Strategy, IT and Human Resources to enrich the knowledge of executives and the working professionals, in their area of expertise. The Secret is out: Here's How EPGP will help accelerate your Management career EPGP is an excellent blend of IIM-K's unprecedented dissemination of theoretical and practical knowledge and TSW's cutting-edge virtual platform in EPGP. Ideal for professionals looking to enhance their skills and expertise and escalate their career, without having to leave their job. ❏ INNOVATIVE LEARNING PLATFORM: Offered via a live virtual interactive learning platform in more than 50 TSW learning location across India. The 3 sessions of week-long and in-campus modules are conducted at IIMK, making sure you get the necessary on-site learning exposure for industrial applications. Access the IIMK library along with the e-library in Kozhikode. Take advantage of off the class earning sessions through the Learning Management Portal. ❏ PRACTICAL APPROACH: The classroom sessions include lessons by senior industry professionals. Sessions comprise of discussions on real-life cases throughout the course. The workshops will make sure you get the best in industry practical knowledge. ❏ LEADERSHIP SKILLS: EPGP is an online interactional programme that will help in building your business leadership skills and domain competence. ❏ AMBA ACCREDITATION: The Accreditation by the Association of MBA (AMBA) gives you the opportunity to be a member of the elite group of professionals trained by globally credible management institutes. Working professionals selected for the programme get to reap benefits from the global credibility and stature provided by AMBA certified IIM-K and be recognized as an IIM alumnus. In its short span of 10 years, this distinctive program has gained massive national recognition and proved significantly beneficial for more than 3000 working professionals by accelerating their career growth. For any query related to the program, you can visit www.iimk.ac.in\epgp
After having spent over a decade in your career, there would have been time when you might have found yourself questioning 'What am I doing?'. An inner voice must have pricked and asked you - Can I keep doing this for the rest of my life? If yes, is there a way to do it better? Can my career become more fulfilling, how can I be happier or should I pursue something different? If you do decide on take the next stop, the next question would have been - How will I manage a job change at this stage? These questions can easily shake up many a career driven executives. But one important question that you need to ask yourself for a correct perspective on your situation is "What is it that's keeping you from performing to your potential?" Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) by IIM-K and TSW (The Second Wing), a part of the Times Centre for Learning Ltd. (TCLL), that lets you interact with experienced leaders from the industry. Go through the programs' key attributes and know how they help you achiveve higher goals in your career. Sharpen Thy Skills Undeniably, one of the most important aspects of reinventing your career is to sharpen your existing skills as well as acquiring new ones. It is easier said than done, but the truth is executives who keep themselves updated tend to be more successful than their peers who don't. Attending career-enhancing programs like the Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) at the prestigious IIM Kozhikode, can be a great push for ambitious executives careerwise. The Much Needed Change Of Workplace Probably your existing workplace is not offering you the right impetus for growth, which is why you might be feeling the current crisis. Consider your options and always seek improvement over comfort. Enrolling in an executive program for working professionals can offer you a multitude of placement options. The best part? You can easily enroll in Executive Post Graduate Programme by one of India's top ranked management institutions, the IIM at Kozhikode. The programme is brought to you at 50 locations across India through TSW, part of the Times Centre for Learning Ltd. Learn Leadership From The Leaders Just like other skills, Leadership can also be nurtured and cultivated in the right environment. The EPGP, ranked as Asia's No.1 program for professionals, delivers the most rigorous online management lessons in the most effective manner. You can therefore gain leadership and business insights from quality interactions with the experienced faculty of leaders from various industries. Programme doesn't just teach you various skills, you also get to be part of an elite alumnus and keep learning even after you complete the program. If you are looking to reinvent your career without leaving your job, join the Executive Post Graduate Programme at IIM-K. A program preferred by smart working professionals and taught by experienced faculty of industry leaders.
They say, do what your heart yearns for and achieve the unimaginable. Janhavi Patil, was already pursuing a successful career, excelling in what she was doing, but in her heart she was always yearning for more. She wanted to excel as a media professional, but was falling short due to lack of proper guidance and presence of suitable educational courses. After some time, she came to know of an upcoming program, through her HR department, by TSW, the professional education arm of The Times of India Group and SPJIMR, one of India's Top 10 ranked Management Schools. Together, they announced India's first ever and only one of its kind program in media and entertainment - PGPMEM. She noted that the program offered deep insights into the world of not just conventional media such as print and electronic but also covered digital media, social media and all new age media in entirety. After going through the course curriculum, which included a complete grounding in the media and entertainment industry, she was sent by her organization to enroll in PGPMEM. Janhavi enrolled in the first batch and literally speaking there was no looking back. She uncovered her talents in the field and realized that this would be a boost to her dream career. After learning the basics and advanced aspects of the industry, this 11-month program transformed her completely. She is working with Viacom, in the Regional Marketing Team and on her transition, she said, "The PGPMEM helped me gain a bird's eye view of the industry and simultaneously a detailed understanding of each subject with every semester. I found my calling with this program and feel it's a must for everyone interested in the media and entertainment industry." Today Janhavi has made a difference to her career path by getting the right value addition to excel in media and entertainment. What about you? For more details, please visit http://www.timestsw.com/PGPMEM or call +91-7400084666
Two-year work-cum-study programme for graduate professionals April 26th, 2018 | Mumbai: CRISIL has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) and The Second Wind (TSW), an initiative by Times Professional Learning, for its CRISIL Certified Analyst Programme (CCAP). Beginning, July 2018, CRISIL will be launching the 12th CCAP programme batch, this time with IIM Calcutta as the academic partner. The two-year work-cum-study programme is aimed at developing world-class finance professionals with deep analytical skills for CRISIL and industry at large. Its unique format combines 450 hours of learning (academic inputs), work assignments on live projects with classroom learning and interactive workshops, providing participants with exceptional financial and business skills, and making them organisation-ready. Selected candidates would be offered full-time employment at CRISIL and, upon completion of the programme, awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis (PGCFA) from IIM Calcutta. "CCAP is our endeavour to provide holistic learning and work experience, and thorough grounding to young professionals, which will enable them to become world-class analysts," said Ashu Suyash, Managing Director & CEO, CRISIL. "The course offers them a unique platform for career growth through two years of intensive classroom coaching even as they work to solve real business problems. It's our privilege to have IIM Calcutta and TSW on board - they will add immense value to the course." Keeping in mind the skill gap problem faced in India, Ashok Banerjee, Programme Director, IIM Calcutta said, "We are extremely happy to be a part of this unique initiative along with CRISIL and TSW. The programme is specially crafted to provide a detailed understanding on the overall financial sector that majorly includes banking, economics and other financial markets which prepares participants with stronger foundation for their future." In all, 50 candidates will be selected through a stringent screening process. Accepted associates would study at the high-tech Learning Centres of TSW across India. Upon successful completion of the course, they will get absorbed in CRISIL as management trainees on very competitive terms. Said Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning, "We at Times Professional Learning have always emphasized the importance of industry-academia confluence to shape relevant top talent. TSW, our executive education program, epitomises this philosophy with the CCAP programme that brings together the prestigious IIM Calcutta with CRISIL, one of India's premier employers in the financial services space. CCAP will help participants develop in-depth understanding of the financial services industry. The learnings and the growth path of the participants will be closely monitored to ensure each individual is able to grasp the contents of the course, in order to facilitate career progression." COURSE DETAILS: Post-Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis (leading to CCAP) · Designed for graduates desirous of a meaningful career in the financial services industry · Opportunity to work for CRISIL, the leading, agile and innovative global analytics company, and learn from the best analysts in the business Eligibility criteria · Graduates with up to 2 years' work experience, keen to pursue a career in finance and credit analytics · Professionals looking for hands-on experience and deep understanding of data, research and financial analytics Admission process · Eligible candidates will have to take an online aptitude test and will be shortlisted based on their scores · Shortlisted candidates will be called for group discussion and personal interview For more details visit https://timestsw.com/CCAP or call 7400097486
~The one-year duration course will aim to enhance the managerial, leadership, as well as entrepreneurial capabilities of the managers of the family managed businesses~ Mumbai, 10th April, 2018: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and TSW in partnership announces Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Family Business Management to educate and empower the new generation of family-owned businesses in India. The programme's core objective is to furnish the scions with the understanding of tackling new challenges as well as helping them to professionalize their management by adopting latest business management techniques and practices. With the business environment in the country being highly dynamic at present, family-owned businesses, as well as new business initiatives by young entrepreneurs, should align with professional ways of operating their businesses to stay ahead in the competition. The programme enables them to equip with management practices and concepts contexualised to the need of a family managed business. It also offers them with in-depth exposure to theories related to developing new strategies as well as professional management for sustenance and growth of business The 12-month duration programme includes two days of classes every week along with 10 days of on-campus sessions at IIM Calcutta. It also includes interactive discussions, live projects, and assignments as well as personal coaching to carve out a managerial niche. The program format aims at providing opportunities to participants to apply learning into practice simultaneously. "With a greater number of professionals setting up their business ventures in India, it is important to impart them with exceptional managerial capabilities to help them reap the benefits of emerging opportunities. IIM Calcutta's Family Business Management & Entrepreneurship programme in partnership with TSW will help them become business leaders of tomorrow with a comprehensive exposure to modern business practices,'' said Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning. Speaking more on the endless benefits which the programme offers to family business owners, Professor Prafulla Agnihotri, Programme Director, said,'' IIM Calcutta has a legacy of producing exceptional business heads and TSW's strong PAN India presence will enable us to further help entrepreneurs leverage from our expertise.'' To know more visit http://bit.ly/2HSaPPJ or Call 7400084666 About TSW With a vision to make world-class education accessible to aspiring business leaders through strategic collaborations, TSW'S passion for excellence and a belief that 'Executive Education Empowers' works hand in hand with the organization's aim to impart knowledge to business professionals nationwide. About IIM Calcutta The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961. Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high-quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.
TSW in collaboration with Columbia University's department of health policy & management, has announced India's first Ivy League healthcare management program for doctors and executives. In an email interview, Michael Sparer, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management, Columbia University, talks about the program. Q1. How is the program unique to Indian market? This is the first ivy-league executive education program in the India market that targets experienced healthcare professionals. And while there are other executive programs for healthcare professionals, ours is the first to offer the faculty, resources and a network available at an institution like Columbia University. I'd like also to highlight two unique components of this Program: the Case-Based Learning Lab and the Thomas P. Ference Health System Simulation (Simulation). In the Case-Based Learning Lab, participants will write and present their own strategic case, based on a problem within their healthcare organization or experience. Program participants will use the curriculum, engage with their peers and consult one-on-one with Columbia's expert faculty to develop and share their analysis. The Simulation is a culminating exercise, which gives participants an opportunity to experience the challenges of executive leadership and strategic decision-making in a competitive, multi-hospital marketplace. It is a realistic exercise that simulates the complexity and intensity of an evolving hospital marketplace. Q3. Will the program help remove the glaring inadequacy in India's healthcare set up? Every nation faces a common set of healthcare challenges: reducing inefficiencies in delivery, using new technologies to reach diverse populations, improving the quality-of-care, and moderating the rising cost of care. In this program, participants will develop the tools needed to think strategically about solutions to these and other healthcare issues. By providing a learning environment that is both on-site and virtual, participants will be able to use what they learn in the classroom to immediately address these critical issues. Q4. Brief introduction with regard to work being done by the Columbia University - Mailman school of Public Health in Healthcare management and Public Policy? The mission of The Department of Health Policy & Management is to contribute to the creation and management of a better and more equitable health system in the US and globally. This mission is fulfilled through research and education focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policies and the administrative functioning of health systems and organizations. The department engages superb, interdisciplinary faculty, both those who work full-time here in the department as well as our impressive group of part-time and adjunct colleagues. In addition to their teaching, our full-time faculty are engaged in a wide range of research initiatives, studying, for example, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the needs of aging populations, the effectiveness of obesity prevention programs, the management strategies employed by high-performing firms, and the impact of laws and regulations on public health outcomes. Q5. What is the USP of this programme compared to other programs available in India? In addition to the Case-Based Learning Lab and Simulation, the format of the program includes both online and in-person learning. Participants travel to New York City for one week at the beginning and end of the program, taking advantage of the Columbia University facilities and New York City attractions, including a hub of dynamic and influential health care systems and organizations. Our faculty also will teach the cohort in India in months four and eight, for additional week long, face-to-face sessions. These in-person weeks will include site visits to leading hospitals in New York City and Mumbai, and participants will hear from a variety of industry experts. The online sessions will include live interactions with HPM faculty as well as additional work done remotely and at the convenience of participants. This delivery model creates a vibrant and interactive learning environment. Q6. What benefits do this partnership between TSW and Columbia University bring to India's healthcare professionals? This collaboration brings together academic and industry experts in India and at Columbia University. TSW is the executive education division of The Times Of India group, whereas Columbia University is an elite academic institution. We can pool our resources to prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders. Furthermore, with the oversight of the advisory council, which includes myself, along with Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman & Executive Director of Narayana Health, Dr. Nandakumar Jairam, Chairman, CEO and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. TSW and Columbia University will ensure the program addresses current and challenging healthcare issues facing India. Q7. How affordable will this program be for the Indian healthcare professionals? The price of this program reflects Columbia University's academic excellence and the competitive healthcare marketplace. Participants who complete the program will be able to leverage their time at Columbia University to have a lasting impact on their organizations and the Indian healthcare system more broadly.