- Admissions open for the Leadership Development Programme in Hindi at IIM Indore
- Programme to start from January 2024, open for all working executives
- Ten-day programme aims to upskill managers and leaders from various industries, in line with Education for All
The faculty of the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) is now going to impart management and leadership knowledge in the Hindi language. This ground-breaking effort has been initiated as a part of the institute’s foray into Hindi-language education with the launch of the Leadership Development Programme – Hindi. This marks a significant step towards inclusivity, shattering traditional language barriers in management education and opening doors to quality education for a broader audience. The admissions for the first batch of this programme are now open, and the programme will start in January 2024.
This milestone was first unveiled by IIM Indore’s Director, Prof. Himanshu Rai, during the institution’s Foundation Day on October 03, 2023. Prof. Rai emphasized the institute’s commitment to bridging gaps and resolving prevalent issues within the nation. Addressing the lack of skills as a prominent challenge, he articulated, “IIM Indore is determined to be a catalyst for change by making education accessible to all. Our first Hindi-language course aims at breaking stereotypes and fostering a more inclusive learning environment.”
The decision to introduce a Management and Leadership Development Programme in Hindi is a response to the identified language barriers that hinder the accessibility of quality education. This initiative aims to cater to a diverse audience, transcending linguistic constraints and promoting a more inclusive and holistic approach to professional development.
Prof. Rai shared, “Language should never be a barrier to education. With this step, we are not just breaking stereotypes but also ensuring that knowledge and skills reach every corner of our nation. We believe that true progress lies in creating opportunities for all, and our Hindi-language programme is a reflection of that belief.”
The 10-day programme, scheduled to commence in January 2024, is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of various business functions. Attendees will delve into topics such as leadership, management practices, marketing, financial accounting, human resource management, operations management, digital applications for business, product strategy, supply chain and logistics, conflict management, negotiation, business models, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, design thinking, stakeholder management, analytics for managers, strategy formulation and execution, and communication skills.
This initiative underlines IIM Indore’s commitment to translating words into action. Prof. Rai’s announcement during Foundation Day was a promise fulfilled as the institution actively works towards creating an educational landscape that resonates with the needs of a diverse and dynamic nation.
“We look forward to enhancing the skills of individuals who form the backbone of organizations in the nation. As the first Hindi-language programme of its kind, IIM Indore invites individuals and organizations alike to embrace this opportunity, contributing to a brighter and more inclusive future for education and professional development”, said Prof. Rai. We are planning to extend similar programmes in other Indian languages in the future, ensuring access to quality education for a wider audience across the nation, he added.
This residential course aims to foster a transformative learning experience, immersing participants in an environment conducive to knowledge assimilation and skill development. The objective is to equip individuals with the tools and insights necessary for effective leadership, ensuring they emerge not only as professionals but as visionary leaders capable of steering their organizations towards success.