Indian Express, Mumbai – 31/10/1998

The first batch of management consultants will be formally certified in the country by the end of October 1998, enabling them to practice in other countries.

According to Hiru Bijlani, President, the Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI), the apex body of management consultant professionals, consultants from India would be able to practice in countries like Europe, South East Asia, USA, Japan and Australia which demand certification.

"The government and industry would do well to circulate information about their needs with regard to consulting services to the members of IMCI. This would enable them to broad-base their choice of consultants and assure them of acceptable service standards," he said.

He said IMCI has developed a rigorous system for certifying consultants which is a self imposed measure aimed at ensuring that clients get a service in line with world standards.

He said the 8th National Convention of IMCI will be held in Pune on October 27 and 28.

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