SINGAPORE: After signing six agreements with Indian universities, Singapore Management University (SMU) is now set to sign an MoU with IIM Lucknow as part of its plan to expand executive education programme in the country.The Official website of SMU published about this on 19th July as “Speaking at a seminar yesterday on the “Challenges and Strategies for Doing Business in India”, SMU Provost and Deputy President (Academic Affairs) Professor Rajendra Srivastava explained that an Indian partner’s access to local information and contacts is invaluable to a foreign investor. “The opportunities are there and you can keep blaming the circumstances and not making any moves. There will be investment that will take place but, in my opinion, it will be easier to do it in collaboration with an Indian company,” he said. NUS Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) partnered SMU in its India Initiatives programme to organise the seminar, which was moderated by Vikram Khanna, the associate editor of The Business Times.
SMU has signed six MoUs with Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur; Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi; Bombay Stock Exchange Institute, Mumbai; Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Noida; and Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak.MU shall also be conducting a course with the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute.