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HCL Learning, an education and talent development division of HCL Infosystems Ltd., today announced its alliance with the prestigious Annamalai University of Tamil Nadu. As part of the alliance, HCL Learning will be launching the MBA-IMS Program (Infrastructure Management & Security) via distance learning mode. The duration of the program is for two years.


Annamalai University is among the oldest and well-respected universities of India offering a huge portfolio of distance learning programs. The MBA-IMS Program is the first program to be launched jointly under its alliance with HCL Learning. The alliance was formalized at a special launch event at the Le Meridien Hotel, Guindy Chennai by Prof. Dr.M.Ramanathan, Vice Chancellor, Annamalai University and Mr. Anand Ekambaram, Senior Vice President, HCL Learning and. Also present in the occasion was Dr. M. Rathinasabapati, Registrar, Annamalai University and Dr, S. B. Nageswara Rao, Director of Distance Education and other functionaries of Annamalai University.


The distance learning mode of education provides opportunities for career development for individuals who are unable to attend regular classes for various reasons. Since lately, there has been an increasing demand for distance learning programmes. Such courses has been a boon for working professionals looking to enhance their professional skills and qualification without disrupting their employment.


Prof M. Ramanathan, Vice Chancellor, Annamalai University on the occasion said, “We are proud to have partnered with HCL Learning for our MBA Program. I look forward to a synergistic relationship with HCL and I believe that we can look forward to many mutual learnings as well as newer opportunities for engagement as we go along.”


Speaking on the event, Mr. Anand Ekambaram, Vice President, HCL Learning said, “The Indian corporate sector requires quality management resources especially in niche fields like IT infrastructure and security management. We are pleased to enter the space of management education and also to have commenced our relationship with Annamalai University, one of the most prestigious educational institutions of our country.”


The Master of Business Administration (Infrastructure Management & Security) degree program of the Directorate of Distance Education of the Annamalai University will equip students & practicing Executives and Managers working in Private or Public Sector Undertakings, Banks Educational Institutions and other similar organizations. The programme will enable course takers to enrich their managerial skills, decision­ making skills, and to enhance their problem solving ability through case studies, lectures, role-plays and business games with special focus on IMS.


About Annamalai University

The Annamalai University is a unitary, teaching, and residential university. It was founded by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late Hon’ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D., D.Litt. He started several colleges, and ultimately, the University in 1929. Since its inception, it has progressively tried to realize the aims of the noble Founder Pro-Chancellor. After him, his illustrious son, Padma Bhushan Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar of Chettinad, was the Pro-Chancellor from 1948 to 1984, and he sedulously nurtured the growth and development of the University. The present Pro-Chancellor Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy, a philanthropist and a patron of sports, is the distinguished son of Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar. The University has had the unique good fortune of having a succession of eminent Vice-Chancellors to guide its destinies. During the last eighty two years the University has grown rapidly and has consolidated its position as a unitary and residential University with forty-nine Departments of Study and over 3240 members on its teaching staff. Annamalainagar is already a busy and full-fledged University town, east of Chidambaram, the abode of Lord Nataraja. The University campus, including the colleges, hostels, and playgrounds, occupies an area of about thousand acres. Annamalai University DDE established in 1979 has around 5 lac students currently enrolled in various courses across India. It offers four hundred and one different programmes of study under it apart from this currently launched MBA program. For more information please visit www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in


About HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems Ltd, with revenue (LTM) of US$ 2.6 billion (Rs.11,542 crores) is India’s premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL is a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organisation. India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure Management Services Organisation, HCL has specialised expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, eGovernance & Power. HCL has India’s largest distribution and retail network, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia, Toshiba, and many more. HCL today has India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facility with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience & HCL desktops is the largest selling brand into the enterprise space. With India’s largest ICT services network that reaches to every corner of India, HCL’s award winning Support Services makes it the preferred choice of enterprise and consumers, alike. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in

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