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A new bridge between Paris and Bangalore in the area of management and technology. HEC Paris, IIM Bangalore and Altran to collaborate on Professional Mentoring Scheme for students

14 February 2013

Within the context of French President François Hollande’s visit to India, IIM Bangalore and HEC Paris School of Management have announced their partnership with Altran, a global high tech engineering consulting firm, and the launching of the "HEC Paris - IIMB - ALTRAN Professional Monitoring Scheme".

Altran, global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, provides services to key players in the aerospace, automotive, energy, railways, finance, healthcare and telecom sectors. Based in 20 countries, with group worldwide headquarter located in Paris, Altran has Bangalore based operational offices and headquarter for Altran India, with two main delivery centres in Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems. It plans to expand its Indian operations in 2013 both with organic growth and acquisitions in line with the strategy of the Altran Group to become a main actor in Asia.

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is a premier institute engaged in teaching, research, consultancy and training. HEC Paris School of Management is a leading Business School in France and in Europe. In 2005, the two schools set up a strategic partnership. In 2013, IIMB and HEC Paris look forward to strengthening the cooperation by connecting Bangalore and Paris with international companies especially in the high-tech sector.

The “Professional Mentoring Scheme” offer graduates of the two business schools the opportunity to work closely with managers of the high tech sector - especially those with an engineering background and/or interest for the management of innovation.

The “Professional Mentoring Scheme” will focus on students participating in the IIMB-HEC Paris student exchange program, and includes three activities:

  • Live Projects: students from both schools will take part in business projects defined by Altran during their studies in Bangalore and in Paris.
  • Site visits: students will visit sites in order to learn about company operations in India and in Europe, as well as to discuss career opportunities in the innovation and high-tech industries.
  • Matching Program: students and young graduates will be matched with senior managers to advise them in terms of career prospects.

The agreement between HEC Paris, IIM Bangalore and Altran has been signed in Delhi, on February 14th, in presence of Mrs. Geneviève Fioraso, French Minister of Higher Education and Research, Mr. Shri Sudini Jaipal Raddy, Indian Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences, and IM.M. Pallam Raju, Indian Minister for Human Resource Development

Media enquiries

IIMB Press Contact: Aparna Datta, Consultant (Information Services) Email:
HEC Paris Press Contact: Laurianne Thoury, +33 (0)1 39 67 94 23,
Altran Press contact: Léonore Cousin, + 33 (0)1 46 41 72 10,

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