“German companies have been considered industrial leaders, admired globally for their technical expertise, precision and perfection in planning and execution. One of the undisputed factors credited for the success of the German industry has been the world-renowned German Dual Education System, wherein theoretical classes are organized by the Chambers of Commerce, and the practical training is imparted by the corporates themselves. The certification of the programme is done by the German Chambers of Commerce.
In India, there has been a dire need for practical training and skill development, and we – the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and the German companies – are only too happy to support India in this enormous task. Hence, we established the Indo-German Training Centre (IGTC) in Mumbai, and subsequently in Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata to introduce our unparalleled German Dual Education System to India, specifically in the field of business and commercial training. We effectively adapted and applied it to Indian academic and corporate reality to create a strong industry-focussed special business administration programme. It is designed to be a win-win platform for both the industry and the students, and in turn, to provide a boost to India’s vast growth potential.
This initiative may only be a small step compared to the long way to go, but without this first step, everything is in vain. We can only encourage more German and Indian companies to participate in this model and increase their training efforts to support this crucial endeavour for a better Indo-German future.”
Director General, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce