The Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India has launched a 6-week fully residential certificate programme in Leadership And Managerial Proficiency (LAMP). The institute has launched the programme is association with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The main purpose of the programme is to offer four-week classroom learning and two weeks of field learning programme for HIV/AIDS. XIMB is the first management institute in the country, which is having both business management and rural management in the same campus. Even XIMB is the first management institutes in the world to launch a programme for HIV positive people. The idea of this programme is to provide them managerial skills. The programme will address leadership skills at the national, state and district levels.