Retailers Association of India (RAI) is the unified voice of Indian retailers.
It works with all the stakeholders for creating the right environment for the growth of the modern retail industry in India.
It is the body that encourages, develops, facilitates and supports retailers to become modern and adopt best practices that will delight customers. It has a three charter aim of Retail Development, Facilitation and Propagation.
Its efforts center around advocacy and government representations, bringing best practices to the industry, fostering retail learning and training, creating a reservoir of information through retail research, disseminating communication through magazines, newsletter, website etc. for the benefit of it's members and the industry.
In collaboration with IGNOU, Retailers Association of India (RAI) has developed a 3-year Bachelors in Business Administration in Retailing. Vision of the program is to create a learned talent resource pool for the front end with a career path to become future managers through continuing education/graduation.
Course structuring, syllabus and study material is jointly developed by Expert Committee comprising retail professionals and academicians from IGNOU and other academic institutions.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is an HRD Ministry initiative.
It serves the educational aspirations of over 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres and 29 overseas partner institutions.
The University offers about 228 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes, with strength of nearly 810 faculty members, 3693 courses and 574 academic staff at the headquarters and regional centres and about 33,212 academic counsellors from conventional institutions of higher learning, professional organisations, and industry among others.