Middle East NRIs launch a Rs. 300 million business
school in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12, 2005
A group of non-resident Keralites (NRKs) in the
Middle East are launching a Rs.300 ($7 million) business
school here in July.
The institution, called the Asian School of Business,
would offer MBA equivalent programmes and start with
the first batch of 60 students in July, said one of
The B-school would initially function from a 12,000
sq ft place at the Technopark campus here before moving
to its own campus.
The formal announcement about the school is expected
later this month.
"One reason why we are silent at the moment
is that we are finalising the faculty. We are going
to have a highly qualified and experienced faculty
from both India and abroad," the backer said.
The school, offering a two-year postgraduate course,
would have tie-ups with world-class business schools
for exchange programmes and curriculum.
The thrust areas would be management and technology
management. Besides the full-time course, the Asian
School of Business would also offer a part-time course
for working professionals.
Fees would be comparable to similar institutes in
the country and the governing body would comprise
"top notch professionals", sources said.