MALVERN, Pa., July 16, 2009 – The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), one of the top-ranked business schools in India, has selected SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Unified Digital Campus (UDC) solution to help increase efficiencies in course administration, improve student services, and enhance capabilities for collaboration with institutions in India and worldwide.  

"SunGard truly understands the global language of higher education,” said Professor Pankaj Chandra, Director, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. “IIMB is among the top management education institutions in the world. Along with a transformative and innovative education, we want to provide our students and faculty with quality services, global collaboration opportunities and tools, and a rich academic experience that reflects our reputation for excellence. SunGard Higher Education’s student- and faculty-centric solution approach aligns perfectly with our vision.
 
We are pleased to welcome IIMB into the worldwide Banner UDC community,” said Akila Krishnakumar, chief operating officer and country head (India), SunGard.  “We look forward to supporting IIMB in realizing their vision to offer more diverse and improved services to empower students, faculty and alumni, while helping enhance operational efficiencies and measurably improving institutional performance. In working with IIMB, we also hope to help set new performance levels for efficiency, communication and collaboration among its constituents that will be benchmarks for similar higher education institutions in India.”
 
IIMB’s choice of the Banner UDC heralds SunGard Higher Education’s aggressive expansion plans in India. Having operated in India since 1993, SunGard’s global solution centers in Bangalore and Pune function as knowledge and operation hubs, combining deep domain expertise and product knowledge with specialized technical capabilities that help to cost-effectively serve SunGard’s vast portfolio of solutions and customers in the region and worldwide.
 
About Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Established in 1973 and located in India’s technology capital Bangalore, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is one of India’s premier centers for management education and research. IIMB offers a range of postgraduate, doctoral, and executive management education programmes to meet the evolving education needs of students and business professionals. IIMB’s Centers of Excellence enable faculty to focus on research issues in high-growth sectors such as software, IT, telecom and insurance among others. The institute strives to achieve excellence through partnerships with industry and leading academic institutions the world over, and consistently figures among the top business schools in India in domestic and international rankings.
 
About SunGard Higher Education
SunGard Higher Education provides software and support, systems implementation and integration, strategic consulting, and technology management services to help colleges and universities build, unify, and manage their digital campuses. SunGard Higher Education assists 1,600 colleges, universities, campuses, foundations and state systems strengthen institutional performance through improved constituent services, increased accountability, and better educational experiences. www.sungardhe.com.
 
About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including the world’s 25 largest financial services companies.
 
SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector.   SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.
 
With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented six times. For more information, please visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.
 
*January 2009 Technology Vendors Financial Database Tracker http://www.datamonitor.com
 
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