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Industry-led retail school launched

19-February-2005
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Industry-led retail school launched

Pearl Academy of Fashion India Ltd (PAF) and Images Multimedia (IMM), have launched Indian Retail School (IRS) in Delhi, the country's first industry-led retail training school. It is launched with the objective of making the retail industry more dynamic by providing the best practices and skills across the breadth of management roles within the industry.

"The retail school is a new HR concept that will revolutionise the retail sales academia," said Deepak Seth, Chairman, Pearl Global Limited, IRS & PAF. A K G Nair, Director, IRS said, "Today's youth are aware and conscious of the career opportunities available for them. Retail as an industry is growing fast and offers ample options for a successful career. Indian Retail School, with its excellent faculty and the latest in the industry caters to the needs of such ambitious and talented youth."

Jointly promoted by Deepak Seth, Chairman Pearl Global Limited & PAF and Amitabh Taneja, Managing Director Images Group, IRS, will initially offer job-oriented courses in customer care, store operations/management, retail marketing & merchandise management.

"Courses offered by IRS will help to meet the growing demand of people in the retail industry. All these programmes are designed to equip students with modern techniques in the retail and sales processes. With its state-of-the-art-retail infrastructure, IRS explores the various realms and aspects of the retail industry, said Taneja."

Indian retail majors like Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Ebony, Globus, RPG Retail, Liberty, Piramyd, Vivek's and Gilli will support IRS by providing practical training opportunities and ensuring jobs for students. "IRS will impart job-oriented training to increase the quality of manpower for the booming Indian retail industry, enhancing customer satisfaction and professionalism," added Seth.

The educational institution has also planned to open centres in other cities as well. "Within next quarter, the second one will be ready for launch in Mumbai, followed by Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore in the 12-month span", said Seth. The institute aims to open 50 centres all over the country in the coming five years, he added.

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