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Hughes Global Education Announces Launch of Online Executive Programme in Partnership with IIM Calcutta

Comprehensive Training in Human Resource Management Delivered Over Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning Platform

New Delhi, India—Hughes Global Education India, Ltd. today announced the launch and opening of admission to the Indian and Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta Executive Programme in Human Resource Management (EPHRM). Delivered over the Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform by eminent faculty of IIM Calcutta, this programme offers working executives comprehensive learning through lectures and real world case studies including addresses by senior executives from the corporate world.

The novel Hughes platform provides a live, interactive capability where participants in any part of the country can listen and discuss questions directly with IIM Calcutta faculty members, cutting across geographical constraints. The programme is designed to enhance participants’ understanding of Human Resource Management (HRM) policies of hiring, compensation and performance appraisals based on industry best practices.

Speaking at the launch, Prof. Amit Dhiman (IMC), Jt. Program Director EPHRM-IIM Calcutta, said, “EPHRM is in its 6th year since inception and has evolved into a programme that attempts to address contemporary concerns in the HRM field both at the micro employee level and macro organizational level by having a judicious mix of theoretical insights and practitioner's viewpoints.”

Shantonu Moitra, Senior Director, Hughes Global Education said, “ Positive feedback received from students of earlier sessions of the EPHRM programme has confirmed that it has widened their horizons and given them a better understanding of their business. We are confident that organizations will increasingly acknowledge the value such programmes which bring career- enhancing training to the employed workforce while still doing their regular jobs.”

Working professionals with more than two years of experience and having scored more than 50 percent in Graduation/Post Graduation studies can apply for this course, which is divided into classroom learning and campus components. To date, more than 25,000 students have used the Hughes Global Education platform in100 classrooms in 50 cities spread across the country and participated in courses by leading academic partner institutes to improve their skills and move up the career ladder within their organizations. For more information please visit www.hugheseducation.com.

About IIM Calcutta

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation, and Indian industry. During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Paul Samuelson, Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others.

Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with a global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has played a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

About Hughes Global Education India

Hughes Global Education is a premier, interactive onsite learning service providing satellite- based education and training for working professionals/students. Delivered over a live, interactive, real-time, two-way video, voice and data platform, it is available today in 155 classrooms in 75 cities. The Hughes Global Education platform has redefined the next generation of education, i.e. real-time Interactive Onsite Learning (IOL). Started in 2001 and the first of its kind in India, this platform seamlessly integrates the strengths of traditional methods of education—classroom teaching—with the latest in technology. Hughes Global Education India Limited is a 100% subsidiary of Hughes Communications India, Ltd. (HCIL), India’s leading a majority owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, provider of broadband networks and LLC.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.