Industry-Academia Collaboration between Cisco and Institute of Product Leadership

Announces a Scholarship for Executive MBA in Product Leadership

Online PR News – 31-August-2015 – Bengaluru, 25 August, 2015 – Bengaluru, 25 August, 2015: In a unique industry academia partnership, Cisco has announced an annual scholarship for candidates pursuing executive MBA in Product Leadership at the Institute of Product Leadership, Bengaluru. The scholarship of US$ 6000 towards tuition fees will be given to deserving candidates and is aimed at recognizing & encouraging promising product leaders in the Indian product industry. The recipient of scholarship will be recognized as a Cisco-IPL scholar in the product leadership ecosystem.

Every self-enrolled student who has taken admission to the Executive MBA program in product leadership is eligible to apply for the Cisco scholarship. Cisco Enterprise Networking division in India will screen and select the candidates at the end of the first semester based on the overall academic performance. A candidate has to continuously get a B+ or higher grade every quarter in the MBA program to be eligible for this scholarship. The selected candidates will also get an opportunity to intern with Cisco’s Go-to-market and product management teams.

Amit Phadnis, President, Engineering and India site Leader, Cisco Systems said that, "To succeed in today’s competitive world, organisations are looking for highly talented leaders who will drive product innovation and development in their companies. India’s focus on Make in India initiative and product innovation also makes it an opportune time for aspirants to take up a career in product leadership. Cisco’s scholarship is aimed at supporting and bringing out the best talent in India and help develop future leaders who will further the product development ecosystem".

Pinkesh Shah, Director of programs, Institute of Product Leadership stated, “We are committed towards nurturing talents for rapidly growing Indian and global product ecosystem”.
About Institute of Product Leadership (IPL): Institute of Product Leadership (IPL) founded in 2012 is India’s first B-School for product professionals that focus on Product Leadership. Institute has pioneered programs for mid-career professionals with a very industry relevant curriculum and experiential learning model based on problem solving pedagogy with all courses delivered by real global practitioners & international faculty. They introduced Asia’s first ‘mini’ MBA program on Product Management & Product Marketing, Executive Post Graduate Program in Product Leadership (EPGPL) for senior engineering managers and TechLEAP program specifically designed for Product Architects & Technology Solution Managers. Headquartered in Bangalore with campus in San Francisco, USA, all of its programs are delivered by real product practitioners & world class faculty from US. For more information, please visit:
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