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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NIT Tiruchi and Brunel University, UK Ties Ups

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchi and Brunel University, UK, ties up to work together on a project
titled ‘Management Capacity Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)', the project is part of the UK-India Education Research Initiative.

The SMEs in India make 45% of the industrial output, 40% of exports, and 42 million in employment with additional one million every year. The project will purposes to strengthen the SMEs in India and thereby to benefit from international market. This project will be headed by G.Kannabiran, Professor of Management and Dean (Research and Consultancy), NIT-T; Keith Dickson, Professor of Management, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK is the Deputy Head of the project.

This joint project involves survey of SME training needs, train the trainer programme, and development of a website with capabilities of social media interactions among SMEs/ trainers will be on SMEs in manufacturing/ fabrication sector.

The topics covered would include constitute business planning, international marketing, financial management, contract and legal systems, supply chain management, human resource management, leveraging information technology, and understanding of technological developments, he said.

BHEL, Tiruchi, BHEL Small Industries' Association (BHELSIA), Indian Institute of Management–Tiruchi (IIM-T), and Uxbridge College, UK, are other active partners of the project. The project duration is 30 months.

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