Manipal University’s Dubai-based campus has become the first Indian university to be awarded Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) accreditation.
Accreditation was awarded to the university’s off-shore MComm, Logistics and Supply Chain programme—a two-year course giving students an understanding of logistics and supply chain management and the role it plays in the global economy.
Manipal University said its Dubai campus, which specialises in engineering, management and architecture courses, taught students on its MComm, Logistics and Supply Chain course economic reasoning, business negotiation and how to find opportunities for growth.
Amanda O’Brien, CIPS group director, said the university’s course had reached the high standards worthy of CIPS accreditation.
“We welcome Manipal University to the CIPS community and congratulate them on their excellent logistics and supply chain programme,” she said.
“This global profession has a wide-reaching responsibility and ability to affect change in economies and I’m delighted that Manipal are the first Indian university to achieve our accreditation.
“I look forward to hearing about the future success of the students on the programme and to welcome them to the CIPS community and hope they achieve the full MCIPS membership.”
CIPS said as part of the accreditation it would offer students on the programme CIPS free student memberships, giving them access to further sources of knowledge and a chance to become part of the CIPS global community.