SDMIMD is a premier B-School providing quality management education with the aim to create great business leaders and entrepreneurs. Read on to know about recent happenings in the Institute.
SDMIMD Director appointed for EPAS Accreditation Board
Date: July 6, 2019
Dr. N R Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD Mysore, has been appointed for the EPAS Accreditation Board by European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). He is the only member from India on the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) Board. The other three elected members are from Switzerland, Tunisia, and Uruguay. EPAS is an international program accreditation system operated by the EFMD which has 900 member organizations and is based in Brussels with offices in Asia and the Americas.
The appointment is in recognition of the high standards that the institute is maintaining throughout. The primary focus of the Board is to consider whether a program meets the prescribed standards by evaluating the proposals along with peer review reports presented to the Board for approval of accreditation status. Sharing his views on his appointment to Accreditation Board, Parasuraman said, “I feel it is a great honor to have been included in this elite board of an elite accreditation agency. It is, in my opinion, a vindication of what SDMIMD has achieved and what it stands for. We were the first to get EPAS accreditation in India and have been working hard to measure up to the international standards ever since. It really is a special feeling to be the first from India to be appointed to the accreditation board.”
EPAS is a service for EFMD members and is based on the same process as EQUIS and covers the full range of academic programs from the Bachelors to the Doctoral level. It is an international, not-for-profit, membership organization of business schools and corporations, based in Brussels, Belgium, with offices in Asia and the Americas. It is recognized globally as an accreditation body for quality and impact assessment in management with established accreditation services for business schools and business school programs, corporate universities and online courses. It has nearly 900 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 88 countries.