IFIM Business School becomes the First Training Partners to NASSCOM in Karnataka

IFIM Business School has partnered with NASSCOM to become their first Licensed Training Partner (LTP) in Karnataka. The program is designed to train faculty in Big Data and Business Analytics which can be further passed on to students for better career opportunities both in Indian and global markets. IFIM Business School with NASSCOM has sketched out a unique model of ‘Train the Trainer’ in three courses- Associate Analytics, Junior Data Analytics and Recruitment Associate. The program is Level 7 which is equivalent to Post Graduate level proficiency and intends to skill 10,000 Post Graduate students across state. In line with this Mr. Sanjay Padode, Secretary CDE, IFIM Institutions, said “The Indian education ecosystem has been experiencing a continuous shift. In order to meet the industry demands, we have collaborated with NASSCOM to help skill our faculty and students. The Institute has a proven excellence in offering courses on Business Analytics and Big Data. By associating with NASSCOM, it will help us to create a sustainable industry-ready talent pipeline by scaling quality capacity, to enhance employability at all levels.”

He further added, “IFIM Business School has been consistently ranked among the Top 30 Business Schools in India. Its resourceful industry connect has been lauded and awarded at various national and international platforms. We believe in taking this excellence to maximum institutions that are keen in shaping their curriculum as per the industry’s requirement. We are happy to extend our help in bringing out the best in students and faculty in colleges across Karnataka.”

Educational Institutions can sign up with IFIM Business School to avail this training under NASSCOM

The faculty of the educational institutions will be trained for a week, who will then train students in their colleges. Faculty after a successful completion of 400 hours of the training and an examination, they will then be awarded a certificate. 

Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Vice President and Executive director, NASSCOM, said, “The need of the hour is to holistically enhance the academic and non-academic skills not just in students, but faculty who guide them, as well. With the employment ecosystem changing globally, India has to keep at pace with the global education standards, where skilling plays a key role. This partnership will provide a platform for sustainable growth of both students and their faculty.The Government of India has been taking a lot of initiatives to train and skill India in various domains. We, along with IFIM Business School, are glad to support this initiative, which would further nurture students towards being job ready professionals.”

As per Analytics India Industry Study 2016, ‘the Analytics Market in India currently stands at $1.64 Billion annually in revenues, growing at a healthy rate of 28.8% CAGR. Though analytics is still largely considered a part of the broader KPO industry, increasingly analytics is now being considered a separate industry of its own.’ Business School had also signed an MoU with NASSCOM in April 2016 to collaborate on the introduction of Outcome Based Trainings, Assessment and Certification on Quality Packs (QP) and National Occupational Standard (NOS).

About IFIM Business School 

IFIM Business School, located in Electronics City, Bangalore is one of the top business schools in India. Consistently rated as ‘Bangalore’s No.1 Private B-School’, the Business School was awarded the Best Institution for Promoting Industry-Academia Interface at the National Education Excellence Awards 2015, organized by ASSOCHAM India and the 'Most promising B-School with Excellent Industry Interface in Karnataka' at the Asia Education Summit this year. IFIM offers three core programs that are AICTE approved — PGDM, PGDM-Finance (recognized by CFA Institute) and PGDM-IB (International Business). IFIM Business School is accredited by South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) and is also ISO 9001:2008 certified. The School is a member of AACSB. Differentiators that propel IFIM in a stratosphere far above its peers in India include a faculty with a perfect blend of industry and academic experience, international collaborations with American and European top B-Schools for faculty and student exchange programs and its internationally recognized curriculum.


NASSCOM, a not-for- profit industry association, is the apex body for the 154 billion dollar IT BPM industry in India, an industry that had made a phenomenal contribution to India GDP, exports, employment, infrastructure and global visibility. Established in 1988 and ever since, NASSCOM’s relentless pursuit has been to constantly support the IT BPM industry, in thelatter’s continued journey towards seeking trust and respect from varied stakeholders, even as it reorients itself time and again to remain innovative, without ever losing its humane and friendly touch. NASSCOM’s members, 2200+, constitute 90% of the industry’s revenue and have enabled the association to spearhead initiatives at local, national and global levels. In turn, the IT BPM industry has gained recognition as a global powerhouse. In India, this industry provides the highest employment in the private sector.

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