Manipal Education, Whistling Woods introduce MBA programme

MUMBAI: Manipal Education, in association with Subhash Ghai-promoted Whistling Woods, has introduced a two year MBA degree in media and entertainment. The course begins in July 2008 and admissions are open.

The MBA programme will have specialization in Film, Broadcasting, New and Interactive Media and Event Management. The first year will be conducted in Manipal University campus in Bangalore.

The second year will be a "hands on" training programme which will be conducted at the Whistling Woods premises located at Film City, Mumbai. The MBA degree will be provided by Manipal University on completion of the second year.

Whistling Woods founder Subhash Ghai said, "We have admired the growth of Manipal Education and its contribution to education. We are happy that they are moving into higher technical areas that would support the kind of explosive growth in entertainment that the IT sector has shown in the last few decades. Whistling Woods International, which has partnered with major technology players globally, and enjoys goodwill in the industry, is pleased to offer value to the students through its industry programme while adding value to education offered by Manipal Education. We are looking forward to a meaningful association".

Manipal Education MD and CEO Anand Sudarshan said, "The new generations of youngsters are looking for education in areas of high growth and opportunity, and Media offers both the scope for creative and managerial growth. We are confident that students would seek this opportunity to further their prospects. We are pleased with the industry tie-up offered through Whistling Woods International which is based in the heart of the Mumbai Film Industry."

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