Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (29-Sept-2018)

Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management

Course: Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM)

About The Programme

The Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), launched in 2002 by IIMB, is a ‘one-of-its kind’ programme aimed at improving efficiency and leadership skills among policy-makers and administrators while exposing them to topical issues in management.

A mandatory requirement of the programmes is a two-week international immersion programme.

The participants also do a Rural Immersion which is designed to give them a chance to observe the rural economy closely, and appreciate the active cooperative, entrepreneurship and cultural movements in the villages. The 2017-18 cohort of the PGPPM spent three days with Deshpande Foundation India at their Hubballi Sandbox, Karnataka. They had extensive interactions with top executives of Deshpande Foundation (DF), Akshaya Patra Foundation, Agastya International Foundation and other NGOs engaged in resolving local issues.

The programme also requires the participants to submit a comprehensive policy paper highlighting their learning. The PGPPM ensures that participants graduate as well-rounded professionals; both from the perspective of public policy and general management – a unique combination that is very difficult to find elsewhere. PGPPM was extended to the non-government, ‘open’ candidates in 2008 and enables cross learning between participants from the private and public sectors.

PGPPM alumni occupy senior positions in different ministries of the Government, the Railway Board, regulatory authorities like Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Planning Commission, United Nation bodies and many other important senior decision making positions in government and beyond. They also hold leadership positions in central and state Public Sector Undertakings like GAIL India Ltd, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MAHDA), Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai and with Non-Governmental Organizations. Many PGPPM alumni are consultants and senior managers in World Bank, PwC, Infosys Consulting, Accenture, HCL Technologies, Antara Foundation, MicroSave, Access Health International, Brookings Institution, and more.

Institute: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore

About IIMB

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is a leading graduate school of management in Asia. Under the IIM Act of 2017, IIMB is an Institute of National Importance.

IIMB has around 110 full time faculty members, more than 1200 students across various degree/diploma granting programmes and nearly 5000 annual Executive Education participants.

Our logo carries a proclamation in Sanskrit, तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु (tejasvi navadhitamastu), which translates as ‘let our study be enlightening’. Our vision is to be a global, renowned academic institution fostering excellence in management, innovation and entrepreneurship for business, government and society.

Located in India’s high technology capital, we are in close proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, giving us the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience.

Our degree/diploma granting programmes comprise the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), the one year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM), and the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). IIMB offers the NS Ramaswamy Pre-doctoral (NSR Pre-doc) Fellowship programme with the aim to increase social diversity of management academia in India. All these programmes are very highly rated and IIMB alumni occupy senior managerial and academic positions around the world.

Along with ten disciplinary areas and five centres of excellence that offer courses and conduct research on interesting questions facing various sectors of industry, we have three faculty recruiting centres – the Centre for Management Communication, the Centre for Public Policy, and the N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

We have just launched a Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to engage in research and practice that would improve the teaching effectiveness of faculty members, leading to the development of better learning abilities of students and through its outreach programmes, to act as a national resource for improving the standards of teaching in institutes of higher education.

An India-Japan Study Centre at IIMB has been set up to promote understanding of Japan in India and India in Japan through research, teaching and policy outreach efforts.

An Israel Centre at IIM Bangalore has been set up to act as a hub for research on Indo-Israeli interactions in the fields of technology innovation, business strategy and history, government policies and culture, by uniting scholars, business community and students.

We have key partnerships and collaborations with Goldman Sachs for women entrepreneurship, with Michael and Susan Dell Foundation for incubation of non-profits, and with NITI Aayog for scaling up.

We are committed to make deep social impact using technology-enabled education. Towards this end, we offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through edX, a not-for-profit online initiative of Harvard and MIT that offers online courses from the world’s best universities. We are the first management school in India to offer MOOCs on the edX platform. We are also the coordinating institute for management education for SWAYAM, GoI’s online education platform.

We have taken several steps, over the years, to meet the vision set for IIMB. These include hiring high quality faculty, enhancing the quality of research, emphasizing internationalization, expanding our activities in the field of entrepreneurship, in both research and mentoring, scaling up in terms of student intake in all the programmes, deepening our engagement with the alumni, improving infrastructure, and improving administration and governance.

We have been accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) for period of five years in 2016.  EQUIS is a global school accreditation system run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) that specializes in higher education institutions of management and business administration. The fundamental objective of EQUIS, linked to the mission of EFMD, is to raise the standard of management education worldwide. The five-year accreditation, highest that EQUIS confers, is a testimony to the fact that the evaluating team was confident about our ability to sustain efforts undertaken to achieve excellent standards in education, internationalization and research.

For the ninth year in a row, in 2017, Eduniversal, Paris has ranked IIMB the top business school in Central Asia. This ranking covers the 1000 best business schools in 154 countries in nine geographical zones: Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia & the Middle East, Far East Asia, Latin America, North America, Oceania, and Western Europe.

IIMB’s EPGP ranked among the top 35 in FT Global MBA Ranking 2018. The one-year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme of IIM Bangalore shoots up 14 spots to be placed at No. 35.

The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) of IIM Bangalore has been listed among the top 25 in the QS Masters in Management Ranking 2018. This ranking assesses institutes based on five different metrics, which are: alumni outcomes, class and faculty diversity, employability, thought leadership, and value for money.

We have a vibrant Student Exchange Programme with several partner universities across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.

We have deep engagements with international networks, such as the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), which includes 31 eminent business schools around the world and Partnership in International Management (PIM), a consortium of more than 60 leading international business schools around the world. The GNAM is convened by Yale University and includes INSEAD, London School of Economics and Fudan University among others.

Being an active participant in the GNAM network, we host Global Network Weeks (GNWs) in the months of March and October every year when international students from partner schools visit IIMB. The GNWs feature sessions by eminent faculty, guest speakers from the industry coupled with company visits. Likewise, several of our students enrol for the Global Network Weeks conducted around the world. Our faculty have also offered Small Network Open Courses (SNOC) to the GNAM partner schools.

On the anvil are plans to develop our second campus and have larger batch sizes of existing programmes. We are on an exciting trajectory of expansion and growth and we welcome you to join us on this journey.

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