Published: 08th October 2019
McDonald’s to train BBA students of Pune college in retail management
Students pursuing the three-year BBA degree programme will undergo theoretical training at Ness Wadia College of Commerce while also gaining work experience at McDonald’s simultaneously
To produce skilled persons to run retail outlets smoothly, McDonald’s India (West and South) has partnered with Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India (RASCI) to train undergraduate students in Retail Operations. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) nominated Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune, to partner in this endeavour.
It is a dual model education programme that combines classroom training with on-the-job training. Students will get acquainted with the various aspects of retail operations at the college while simultaneously undergoing rigorous training at McDonald’s restaurants. This will ensure that the students are well-versed in both the theoretical as well as the practical aspect of working in the retail sector.
Dr Girija Shankar, Principal, Modern Education Society’s Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune said, “We are privileged to be among the 10 institutions in India and the only one in Maharashtra to be selected by MHRD and MSDE to launch BBA - Retail Operations program. We are sure that the programme will give students a competitive edge and help the industry hugely.”
The three-year BBA Degree Programme has been curated by RASCI with support from NSDC. The programme would be run under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE, GOI) with support from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD, GOI).
“We are proud to partner with the Government of India in furthering the mission of creating a ‘Skilled India’. We are confident that our robust training programmes and best-in-class processes will provide a strong foundation for the students to acquire skills, enabling livelihood and growth in the burgeoning retail industry,” said Seema Arora Nambiar, Senior Vice President – Menu, Marketing and People Resources, HRPL (the restaurant subsidiary of Westlife Development that owns the McDonald’s chain in the west and south).