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Pranab Mukherjee to teach at IIM Ahmedabad

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee is all set to serve as the faculty for new courses at the JSW School of ‘Public Policy for Inclusive Development of India’ at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA).

The new course deals with a broad overview of the interrelation between the desired end of inclusive development and the system of parliamentary democracy in India.

Students pursuing Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), Food and Agri-Business Management (FABM) and Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (PGPX) at IIM Ahmedabad will be attending a course called “Public Policy for Inclusive Development of India”.

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For the new course, the former president will be the faculty for at least 12 out of 22 sessions.

Other sessions of the course will be handled by Professor Vijaya Sherry Chand, Chairperson of JSW School of Public Policy and Professor Anil Gupta.

The pedagogy of the course is designed to use the experiences of former President to throw light on the importance of the theory and practice of public policy for the inclusive development of India.

“During the last five decades, Shri Mukherjee has not only had a ringside view of Indian politics and governance, but has shaped many public policies and triggered off institutional innovations to execute many of these. The course provides a unique opportunity for students to learn from the deep insights that Shri Mukherjee alone can share with complete authenticity and conviction,” a statement by IIM Ahmedabad stated.

The ex-president will be delivering lectures on  themes like Constitutional Provisions for Socio-economic Inclusivity: Theory and Parliamentary Practice; Policy and Institutional Intervention for Financial Inclusion: A Legacy to be Built Upon and Articulating Policy and Institutional Agenda for Future Transformation of India.

“Listening to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, our students should develop a better understanding of the politics of inclusive development,” said Prof Chand about the course.

“In a complex democratic society such as ours, technically ideal solutions to public problems have to be balanced by the management of conflicts that are inevitable when there are multiple and contradictory pulls,” he added.

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