The programme has been launched this year to take advantage of the massive expansion in the Indian IT sector. The applicants were involved in a highly competitive selection process and include experts in CAD/CAM, SAP and in applications and internet support, many already working for European and US multi-national companies.
The seven week programme will consist of a four week placement period when UK companies will have an opportunity to use these IT experts either through assigning a problem as a group project, or by identifying a problem that one or two managers could work on.
Professor Doug Wood, programme director at MBS said, "One of the main objectives is to build long-term relationships between UK companies and managers who are expected to be key figures in the Indian IT businesses in future years. There will be many opportunities for the Indian group to meet UK IT-based businesses through visits and guest speakers, but the group will also have the chance to get hands-on experience working with companies on IT applications and problems."
The programme is being funded mainly by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but employers are expected to contribute to the delegates' salary and travel allowance.