18 Sep 2020 19:39 IST

MDI Gurgaon welcomes PGDM in public policy batch

The programme offers integration of management concepts with an emphasis on public policy

MDI Gurgaon hosted a virtual inauguration ceremony for its 14th batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Management participants. The institute welcomed the new batch of ten new participants in this full-time executive programme.

Four key components

This 15-month programme offers a unique integration of management concepts, tools, and techniques, with an emphasis on public policy formulation, analysis, and implementation, including the design and execution of delivery systems. The programme includes four important components, which include, 670 hours of classroom deliberation on a wide range of topics, rural immersion programmes to enhance local understanding, international immersion programmes to develop perspective, and the writing of a policy paper. After the participants have gained local, national, and global knowledge, on public policy, there is a requirement to translate their knowledge into a policy paper.

The PGDM programme is the flagship initiative of the B-School, which was started in 2006, with the objective of “making a difference to every citizen’s life.”

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The AICTE-approved programme was inaugurated by Dr C Chandramouli, IAS, Secretary, DoPT and V Srinivas, IAS, Additional Secretary, DARPG. While sharing their views with the participants, they stressed the need for training towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and the role of decision-makers in changing the paradigm of governance. Dr Chandramouli also stated that the civil servants need to be innovative and align their personal aspirations with the contemporary national vision.

“Since its launch, approximately 240 senior government officers representing 22 ministries and state governments from 12 key services have gained insights and simultaneously added value to the programme,” said Prof Avinash Kumar, MDI Gurgaon.

Addressing the participants Pawan Kr Singh, Director, MDI Gurgaon, said, “The past couple of months have witnessed a line of changes in the public policy domain. To tackle society’s most complex problems, such as the one we are facing at the moment, a firm understanding of policy is essential. The distinctiveness of the programme lies in promoting local understanding and the ability to make value- based decisions. The programme is more than an exchange of evidence and experience.”