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XLRI Jamshedpur Announces Launch of Postgraduate Programmes over Hughes OnLine Learning Platform

Comprehensive Training in Human Resource and Business Management for Working Executives


New Delhi, India, 6 May 2015—Hughes Global Education India Limited (HGEIL) today announced the launch of online training programmes by XLRI Jamshedpur for working executives leading to the ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management’ (PGCHRM) and ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management’ (PGCBM). The courses will be delivered over HGEIL’s unique Interactive Onsite Learning platform, whereby participants across the country can listen and discuss questions directly with XLRI faculty.

Speaking on the launch of the PGCHRM and PGCBM programmes, Prof. Ashis K Pani, Associate Dean of the VIL programme of XLRI Jamshedpur, said, “We are happy to see a large number of candidates taking advantage of this online learning technology. Candidates all across the country can now benefit from industry-recognized certification coming from a renowned institute like XLRI. The Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform is specifically designed for working executives and we are confident that candidates across the country will benefit from these courses.”

Mr. Partho Banerjee, President and Managing Director of Hughes Communications India, Ltd. (HCIL), parent company of HGEIL, said, “With a diverse background of students from across the country, we are sure that the Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning Platform will provide a comprehensive learning environment to enable holistic learning.”

The programmes will commence starting the last week of June 2015. For information on eligibility criteria, please visit www.xlri.ac.in/vil or www.hugheseducation.com.

To date, more than 25,000 students have used the Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform in 100 classrooms in 50 cities spread across the country and participated in courses by leading academic partner institutes to improve their skills and move up the career ladder within their organizations. For more information please visit www.hugheseducation.com.

About XLRI Jamshedpur

XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. Fr. Enright visualized XLRI to be a partner in the liberation and development of an independent India with a vision of "renewing the face of the earth." Fr. Bill Tome joined him to bring that vision to fruition. These two men, together with others from the Jesuit community, worked tirelessly towards translating the vision "renewing the face of the earth" into action.

Over many years XLRI has developed its own identity. The hallmark of this identity is not to walk on the beaten path but to strike new routes; not to benchmark but to be benchmarked; to be second to none but to be the first to respond to the needs of the people and the nation, by taking up the tasks which are bold but necessary which nobody has hitherto taken up. This enterprising and pioneering spirit can be witnessed throughout the history of XLRI.

About Hughes Global Education India

Hughes Global Education India Ltd (HGEIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications India Ltd (HCIL) which is India’s leading provider of broadband networks and a majority owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes). HGEIL provides the Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform for satellite-based education and training for working professionals/students. Delivered over a live, interactive, real-time, two-way video, voice and data platform, it is available today in 155 classrooms in 75 cities. HGEIL has redefined the next generation of education, i.e. the real-time Interactive Onsite Learning platform. Started in 2001and the first of its kind in India, this platform seamlessly integrates the strengths of traditional methods of education—classroom teaching—with the latest in technology.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

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