19 Nov 2019 16:00 IST

IIM Indore inks MoU with Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy

It has been signed to exchange faculty members for training various programmes

IIM Indore has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, on November 18. The MoU has been signed with a view to exchange faculty members for various training programmes.

The MoU signed by Prof Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore, and 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 organisations have agreed for joint participation in research activities of common interest in the areas of public administration, management and public policy.

​Exploring joint programmes

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.”

Prof 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.”