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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textiles Management upgraded
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Jul '10
In order to meet the requirement of textiles industry, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textiles Management, Coimbatore, has been upgraded to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management (SVPISTM). With this, the International School will introduce, for the first time, in the country an integrated Post Graduation Programme of 5 years duration in B.Tech, in Technical Textiles plus MBA combined from next year along with another PGDM programme in Retail Management.

At a ceremony to mark this occasion, an MOU has also been signed between SVPISTM and Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU). The MOU was signed by Thiru Udai Singh Tolia, Registar, IGNOU and Thiru S.R. Pujar, Director, SVPISTM, in the presence of Thiru.Dayanidhi Maran, Union Textiles Minister, Tmt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Textiles, Tmt. Rita Menon, Secretary (Textiles), Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU and senior officers of the Ministry.

While speaking on the occasion, Thiru Dayanidhi Maran said with this MOU, SVPISTM will conduct 3 new Programmes, namely, MBA in Textile Management, M.Phil and PhD as well as 3 months and 6 months courses through Distance Education Mode. This will be in addition to the new MBA in Textile Management Course to be commenced on a regular basis by the Institute from the next year.

The Institute is also considering tie-up with the universities in Czech Republic and Italy for programmes, such as, Faculty and Students Exchanges as well as Researchers, the Textiles Minister added.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textile Management (SVPISTM) is an autonomous, national level institutions, set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, providing comprehensive Education, Training, Consultancy and Research in Textile Management at its campus at Coimbatore, the Textile City, with state-of-the art ambience.

Established in the year 2002, SVPISTM has been playing a catalytic role in sensitizing and professionalizing the Textile Industry by shaping up successful professionals, who have distinguished themselves by their intellectual calibre, commitment to excellence and continuous development.

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