IIM Shillong inks MoU with Arunachal govt

Institute to become state’s official think tank

SHILLONG, July 23: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research & Analysis of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong and Arunachal Pradesh government have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for fostering mutual agreement between the Centre and the Finance Planning and Investment department of the Government of Arunachal.
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, was present during the MoU signing ceremony here on Friday. Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Naresh Kumar and Dr. DP Goyal, Director of IIM Shillong, represented the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and IIM Shillong respectively.
According to the MoU, the Arunachal government will recognise Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research & Analysis of IIM Shillong as an official think tank and knowledge partner of the government.
IIM Shillong will assist Arunachal Pradesh in developing policies and roadmap for business development on handloom, horticulture, tourism, logistics and BPO sector etc. IIM Shillong will facilitate the state government in implementing some of its flagship projects by providing critical managerial interventions.
It is also agreed that IIM Shillong will organise managerial capacity building programmes for the newly recruited officers of Arunachal Pradesh.
The MoU has also laid major emphasis on establishing a satellite or an extension knowledge centre of IIM Shillong at Itanagar.
This off campus of IIM Shillong at Itanagar will facilitate in imparting skill training to youths of Arunachal Pradesh, entrepreneurship development, promoting startup ecosystem amongst others.

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