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IIM Ahmedabad drives exchange study on its campus

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IIM-A's student exchange programme
With an intension to bring more diversity on its campus, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has come up with its 'Exchange Programme'.

A total number of 107 students of IIM-A have opted to pursue a term's study abroad, with 69 incoming foreign students from South American, French and German universities. These students will be spending the next three months at IIM-A as a part of the institutes annual student exchange programme.

Moreover, through this programme students (both from abroad and IIM-A) can study and earn credits for one of three terms in their second year at a university other than their home university.

Through this programme, IIM-A has gained partnership with well known global business schools such as Columbia Business School, ESSEC Paris, EDHEC Paris, IE Madrid, University of Bocconi Italy and Cologne University in Germany.

Hailesh Nadar, student coordinator of the Exchange Council, IIM-A said "Our aim is to have one-third of the batch participate in the exchange programme in the coming year. With a sustained effort by both the Exchange Office and the Exchange Council, we hope to ensure that there is more diversity for both incoming and outgoing students by signing MoUs with more universities abroad. Having bagged tie-ups with a varsity from South Africa and one more school from South America, we plan to increase the variety of varsities to tie up with."

"While a total of 70 foreign exchange students were on campus last year, this number has also risen by 84 year, and we are expecting around 10 students to be nominated to come for the upcoming terms until March," he added.

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