Published: April 5, 2018 | DNA
MICA, the premier school of strategic marketing and communications, is all set to increase its capacity from the next academic year by a third Starting 2019, the institute will increase its student intake and add 60 seats to its existing 180. Not only will this, in a first, the institute also be offering short courses in the form of prerequisites to prepare the new students better. Preeti Shroff, Professor and Dean , Head - MDP, MICA, said, “We want our students not to have any inhibitions before coming to the campus. And that is why we will be offering online and on-campus short workshops on the basics, so they can brush up their knowledge.” Talking about expansion plans, Dr Shailendra Mehta, president and director, MICA, said, “We are embarking on an expansion programme to increase capacity by one third. This will entail building new classrooms, hostels, offices and dining halls. We have received all the necessary permissions and clearances. The funding is in place. We will begin construction within a month.” In terms of global exposure, Mehta said, “Last September, we took half of our faculty for a three-week immersion with our three US partner-schools, Michigan State University, University of Southern California (USC) and Emory. Research and partnership conversations have also been initiated with Northwestern, MIT and Stanford. This has resulted in exciting collaborations in areas of research, teaching and consulting, and return visits in both directions.” The institute is in the process of creating eight fresh new courses.