The Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) is all set to launch its new elective course on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as part of its Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme in collaboration with the computer major Hindustan Computer Limited (HCL) Technologies on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed recently. HCL will provide the syllabus and guidelines for the course and has access to Microsoft Dynamics ERP license programme as well. HCL employees will train BIM staff through a Faculty Enablement Programme and provide lectures to its students. According to the MoU, HCL has the foremost choice to hire students under this elective course. The second phase of the partnership will run into a collaborative research with students, to give them the opportunity to work upon projects creating new intellectual property.