TATA Interactive Systems Forays Into Pune's Fast Growing Higher Education Market

MUMBAI, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Partners With Shree Chanakya Education Society's Indira Group of Institutes
  • Associates with FLAME (Foundation for Liberal And Management Education) School of Business

TATA Interactive Systems (TIS), the pioneer and global leader in E-Learning and Simulations, today announced that it will implement its industry leading e-learning solutions; SimBLs™ and TOPSIM at two of Pune's premier business schools i.e. Shree Chanakya Education Society's Indira Group of Institutes and FLAME School of Business respectively.

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Originally intended for training corporate executives and management, the modules have been customised to suit the academic environment in today's business schools. These modules provide a wide range of case-study based learning scenarios that challenge the critical thinking and solution-oriented approach of students.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Rajesh Jumani, EVP Asia Pacific & Middle East, TATA Interactive Systems said, "TIS has a strong focus on the management training, mastered over the past two decades with our learning solutions. The college program is a natural extension of this as it will work to build the next generation of industry leaders. Shree Chanakya Education Society 's Indira Group of Institutes and FLAME School of Business share this vision which has driven their decision to adopt e-learning technologies."

Mr. Chetan Wakalkar, Managing Trustee of Shree Chanakya Education Society and Group Director of the Indira Group of Institutes said, "We have always been at the forefront of bringing quality education to our students. This is one step forward in our ongoing commitment to deliver the best to them. Given that TIS' solutions are backward engineered to suit the needs of b-schools, they bring a high level of real-life understanding of the business world into college projects."

TIS has extended this deployment to all institutes of the Shree Chanakya Education Society.

Prof. Indira Parikh, Founder President FLAME, said, "We recognise the significance of using the latest methodologies of imparting education in providing the best for our students. This would enhance the management curriculum and provide our students an experiential learning so that they are responsive to innovations and the emerging market challenges."

While SimBLs™ is an experiential learning system leveraged by 60,000+ students across India, TOPSIM enables students to learn from the real-life experience of running a company - General Management simulation, an advanced and comprehensive model representing a company and its functions in all their complexity.

About SimBLs™:

TIS offers a library of 30 SimBLs® (Simulation-based Learning Objects) Management Simulations based on real-life management problems using what-if scenarios. The experiential learning provided by SimBLs® enables learners to apply their conceptual knowledge leading to unique and risk-free consequences with immediate feedback.

SimBLs® management simulations have been tried, tested and proven to work at top universities and business houses.


TOPSIM enables managers to learn from the real-life experience of running a company with General Management simulation, an advanced and comprehensive model representing a company and its functions in all their complexity. Topsim is a multiplayer simulation deployed in a workshop format where teams of 3-4 players take on the role of managing competing companies in a simulated market.

About Tata Interactive Systems:

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is the world's leading developer of learning solutions. TIS' learning solutions are designed to enable organizational initiatives across industry verticals including Education; Government and Defense; Telecommunications and ICT; Pharmaceuticals and Health Care; Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance; Airlines, Transportation, Logistics, and Hospitality; Consumer Package Goods; and Manufacturing, Energy, and Construction.

With a team of over 800 multi-disciplinary specialists, TIS creates 3000+ hours of learning content across 220+ concurrent projects every year. TIS' solutions have proven their effectiveness at more than 60 Fortune 500 companies, leading educational institutions, and government departments.

TIS is the only learning solutions organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. Its solutions have won prestigious awards including Brandon Hall, APEX, BETT, and BIMA.

Areas of Business

TIS caters to three segments - Corporate, Education, and Government. It offers clients learning solutions that include:

  • Educational Multimedia & Blended Learning
  • Web-based Training & Courseware
  • Simulations
  • Software Solutions
  • Game-based Learning

The scope of TIS' learning solutions encompasses on-boarding, sales training, process training, product training, curriculum design, assessments, soft skills training, and technical training.


TIS has development centers in Germany, Switzerland, and India. Its sales and marketing operations span the US, Canada, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, and India.

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© 2012 Tata Interactive Systems

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Secondary Media Contact: Rahila Athanikar, rahilaa@tatainteractive.com, 91-22-6643 8286

SOURCE Tata Interactive Systems, A Div. of Tata Industries Ltd.

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