Nortwestern Univ inks jv with HT’s Bridge School

11 Apr,2014

(L-R Daniel I. Linzer, Provost, Northwestern University, Rajiv Verma, CEO, HT Media Ltd. and Director, Bridge School of Management, Rajesh Puri, CEO, Bridge School of Management, Thomas F. Gibbons, Dean, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies)

By A Correspondent

 

The Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies has entered into a joint venture with the Bridge School of Management, a part of HT Media (publishers of Hindustan Times, Hindustan and Mint), to deliver online and in-person professional certificate programmes in India, with the first being on Predictive Business Analytics.

 

The Agreement memorializing the venture was signed on March 20, 2014, in Evanston, Illinois, by Northwestern University Provost Daniel Linzer and HT Media CEO and Bridge School Director Rajiv Verma, notes a communiqué.

 

“We are proud to join the Bridge School of Management in offering exceptional professional education in India via a cutting-edge delivery model,” said Northwestern University Provost Daniel Linzer. “The Bridge School has demonstrated a deep understanding of the needs of industry and employees and is creating highly effective links between industry and academia.”

 

Talking about this collaboration, Mr Verma said: “We at Bridge School are elated about this new collaboration with the world’s foremost university. The need of the hour is for Indian management schoolsto adopt the best practices of world-class management institutions and this collaboration bears testimony toour efforts in this direction. We hope that this joint venture between Northwestern University and the Bridge School of Management will help in building strong human capital in India.”

 

ors late last year as part of a larger strategy to equip working professionals in India with key business skills and practical knowledge. The Bridge School has a deep understanding of the needs of industry and employees, creating highly effective links between industry and academia.

 

The joint initiative, championed by Dean Thomas F. Gibbons, Dean of Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, and Rajesh Puri, CEO of the Bridge School, will soon launch other hybrid professional certificate programmes to meet the needs of industry in India, starting with Delhi NCR.

 

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