Certificate Program in Retailing (CPR)

St Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMAR) in association with Retailers Association of India (rai) have successfully completed the first Certificate Program in Retail (CPR). The program comprised of week end classes and was conducted from 16th Oct 2010 to 16th Jan 2011 for duration of 4 months.

This program was designed for all those who are interested in a retail career and is ideal as an introduction to the concepts of retailing or as a refresher for those who would benefit from being reminded of the key principles. The first batch of participants has successfully completed the program with good results.

During the course of the program, the participants were provided with sound enhancement of retail knowledge in the specific course curriculum which was designed and developed by rai through their well experienced and practical knowledge rich team of personnel in the field of Retail. The curriculum comprises of the following:

  • Retail Environment including Mall Management
  • Store Operations
  • Buying & Merchandising
  • Visual Merchandising & Store Planning
  • Supply Chain, Distribution & Logistics
  • Customer Service management
  • Retail Marketing
  • IT in Retail

In order to impart professional training to the participants, the above mentioned subjects were covered by a team of experts from the Academics and Retail Industry. A total of approximately 200 hours was spent by the team in making the concepts and reality reach the participants in an effective manner under a well established infrastructure of SFIMAR.

The expert team comprises Prof G Ramesh, Prof P S Francis, Prof Vaishali Kulkarni and Prof Simmi Prasad from the Academics and Mr. Ashish Sanyal MD, AMP Retail Services Limited, Mr. Anish Varghese of Reliance Retail, Mr. Rajesh Sawant of Metro Retail and Mr. Lawrence of Retail Learning, rai

The responses received from the first batch of participants were overwhelming. A few testimonials from the participants are placed here as samples for reference which proves the point beyond doubt.

The next program is scheduled to commence from Jul 2011. For further details kindly visit the website www.retail.sfimar.org or send a mail with requirements to retail@sfimar.org or contact Prof G Ramesh at 9867499370.

 
Also visit http://www.rai.net.in/CRP.aspx for further details.
 

Testimonials

“Lectures were really informative. For such a small duration course, the content is good.”

Thanks & Regards,

Ms.Amita Sawant

 
 

“Thanks for requesting us to pen down our comments on the course and for considering them worthy enough to be instruments of improvement of the course.

In spite of this being the first time, most of the professors are extremely well read and have a great deal of knowledge of the Retail Industry, also the course is conducted in a very professional manner. It would be nice if some of the lectures are held during weekdays avoiding Saturday and Sunday (since the family and personal work tends to get neglected on these days). I know the faculty is busy at work during the weekdays, so early morning before 9.a.m. would be fine.

It has been my Endeavour that these comments will help in the improvement of the course.”

Ms.Priya Dasilva

 
 

“This is regarding my feedback to the institute and course I am involved in, i really like the facility and the atmosphere of the facility.

This institute have highly qualified faculty and very helpful to the student. the method used in the institute is very effective and applying in the personal life of student.”

Mr.Shakil khan