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Business English Certificate program is one of the prestigious programs offered by GITAM Institute of Management in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and British Council. 

British Council is Great Britain's international network for Education, Science and Technology, Culture and Development Services. It provides individuals and institutions with access to contemporary British ideas and expertise. In India, the Council operates as a division of the British High Commission. University of Cambridge is a part of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate which provides examination in English for speakers of other languages since 1913. University of Cambridge offers an extensive range of examinations, certificates and diplomas for learners and teachers for English. 

In 2003 over 1.2 million people took BEC examination at different centers in over 130 countries. The Business English Certificates (BEC) are certified examinations which can be taken on various dates throughout the year at approved Cambridge BEC centres. They are aimed primarily at individual learners who wish to obtain a business – related English language qualification, and provide an ideal platform for working and studying abroad. BEC is available at three levels- Preliminary, Vantage and Higher, based on four skills Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking 

The only institution in Andhra Pradesh to sign MOU with British Council on 14th July, 2004, GITAM Institute of Management (GIM) has sent three of its faculty members to Chennai for BEC training. The faculties currently associated with BEC training are Dr.P.Asha and Dr. Rositta Joseph. This programme is offered to the Post Graduate as well as Under Graduate students of GIM. GIM and British Council have been in collaboration with each other since 2004 and GIM is the only Institute in A.P. to be entitled with BEC Advantage. BEC Gold Advantage is a new partnership programme set up by British Council to provide additional support and benefits to educational institutions preparing candidates for Cambridge examinations. The Institute's name will also appear on the British Council Website. 

BEC Certification is accepted by organizations the world over for employing students. 

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