In accordance with the vision to stay contextually relevant, remain socially conscious and contribute to the society and nation as a whole, IIM Indore has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie on November 18, 2019. The MoU has been signed with a view to exchange faculty members for various training programmes, specially designed modules and joint case study developments.
The MoU signed by Professor Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore and Mr. Sanjeev Chopra, Director, LBSNAA intends to strengthen technical cooperation between the two institutes through sharing experiences, best practices and knowledge in the area of capacity building of public officials and public private education. The two organizations have also agreed for joint participation in research activities of common interest in the areas of Public Administration, Management and Public Policy. Apart from exchange of best practices in the area of training and development, the two institutions have agreed for any other exchanges and cooperative activities that may jointly be decided as per the objectives of the MoU.
Mr. Chopra said, ‘We at LBSNAA believe that synergies can be created with increased collaboration with academia. IIM Indore is a top business school of our country with some exceptional teachers and researchers. The Academy would look at launching joint programmes that help administrators and corporates understand each other as well as look for collaborations. We would also look at exploring PhD programmes for civil servants and jointly write case studies.’
Within a month from the signing of the MoU, both the institutions shall draw up the procedures, plan and recommended programmes of cooperation to take the process further.
Expressing his delight signing the MoU, Professor Rai said, ‘This is yet another opportunity for us at IIM Indore to contribute towards nation building. LBSNAA is an amazing training ground for the civil servants who form the backbone of the executive of our country. It also has immense amount of data, knowledge from the experiences of the IAS Officers, which needs to be captured, documented, and converted into material which can help bureaucrats, corporates and academia alike. We will be launching joint programmes and doing collaborative research to provide policy guidance to our country.’ This will also provide opportunity to design programmes on public policy and business government relations, Professor Rai added.
The two institutions will carry out the exchange of working or study visits to share experiences and ideas in the area of Public Affairs in the form of joint courses, workshops, forums, seminars in the area of Public Administration, Management and Public Policy. Research Activities and Training sessions would also be conducted.