Times Professional Learning, IIM Trichy emerge as a strategic partner to provide Leadership and Change Management programme for Manappuram Finance


April 7, 2022: Times Professional Learning (TPL) and Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli have collaborated to specially design, develop, and deliver Management Development Programme in Leadership & Change Management for senior professionals of Manappuram Finance Limited to equip them with new-age Leadership and Change Management skills. The six-month virtual programme would focus on modules like Internal and External stakeholder Alignment, Sustainability, Organisation Development, Interpersonal and Individual Alignment as well as Individual, Strategic, and Contextual Aspects of Leadership. The participants are to undertake a project of use to the company which would provide learning on Leadership and Change for them, mentioned Prof. Vijaya, one of the Programme Directors. Prof. Deepak Srivastava, one of the Programme Directors added that Change Management would be most relevant to Manappuram Finance which has been in existence since 1949 and has grown leaps and bounds along with the Indian Economy.

Speaking at the announcement of the programme, Arun Kabra, CFO and President, Enterprise and Skilling Business, Times Professional Learning, said, “At TPL, we provide curated executive education solutions for organizations to equip them with new-age leadership skills. We are delighted to offer a customized programme developed with IIM Tiruchirappalli to accelerate the growth momentum of Manappuram Finance Limited.”

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Mr. Nanda Kumar, MD, and CEO of Manappuram Finance shared that the company has gone through many changes, and this is one of the important initiatives to upskill and develop managers as Leaders to cope with the changes and lead the company forward and contribute to organizational development.

Prof. Prashant Gupta, Chairperson, Executive Education and Consulting, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli said, “We are committed to providing customized learning solutions for future industry leaders and introducing modern-day skills to stay competitive in sync with industry trends. We are pleased to jointly develop this programme with Times Professional Learning and provide learners with upskilling opportunities.” The pedagogy will focus on experiential learning through simulations, case studies, management exercises, and class discussions. Eminent faculty will deliver the lectures via a state-of-the-art TPL platform through the Direct-to-Device (D2D) mode.

Times Professional Learning:

Times Professional Learning (TPL) is India’s leading education provider for students, young professionals, and executives has remained steadfast towards its goal of democratizing education through its programmes. Aimed at employability, TPL’s programmes have been created to meet the rapidly changing industry requirements and have been blended with technology to make them more accessible. TPL has stayed committed to its core belief and the vision of making excellence in education accessible and affordable through learner-centric innovations and global collaborations. TPL offers boutique learning solutions under two brands, The Second Wind (TimesTSW), which caters to executive education programmes for working professionals, and TimesPro, which offers several job-oriented vocational education and skill training programmes. In addition, TPL’s Bespoke Learning Programmes offer customized off-the-shelf training, executive coaching, the competence of expert facilitators, diverse industry exposure, and superior pedagogy through its Learning Management Systems. The Enterprise Learning Solutions’ signature programs include ‘SCULPT’, ‘DATA Jedi’, ‘Search Inside Yourself (SIY)’ and ‘Leading the EI Way’ that have upskilled professionals to meet the industry demand.

Manappuram Finance

Manappuram Finance Ltd. is one of India’s leading gold loans NBFCs engaged in providing finance against used household gold ornaments. Incorporated in 1992, the company has been promoted by Mr. V.P. Nandakumar (current MD & CEO) whose family has been involved in gold loans since 1949. It is headquartered at Valapad in the Thrissur District of Kerala. The company went public in August 1995 and its shares are listed on the stock exchanges of Mumbai, Chennai, and Kochi. As of December 31, 2021, Manappuram Finance Ltd. had 5,021 branches across 24 states and 4 UTs with Assets under management (AUM) of ₹304.07 billion. The company’s net worth stood at ₹81.60 billion.

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Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

IIMT is one of the fastest-growing second generations of IIM with a full-fledged state-of-the-art campus spread over 176 acres. Established in 2011, it gained repute as one of the premier Management institutions with capabilities in creating and disseminating management knowledge. The institute, apart from running the flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management also has Doctoral Programme and PGP in Business Management for working managers. IIMT has conducted training and Management Development Programs (MDP) for leading private and public sector organizations like HPCL, CPCL, Saint-Gobain, Power Grid, officers from Commercial Tax, etc. The mission statement of the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli is “To nurture a learning environment for the creation and dissemination of management knowledge of global standards and to develop leaders of enterprises who add value to society and nation-building.”

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