The union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the satellite centre of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang. According to an official statement, the newly established satellite centre would help in the capacity building of the state’s administrative officers, particularly in the management skills and necessary policy interventions. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu was also present at the inauguration.
Congratulating IIM Shillong from New Delhi, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan termed the occasion ‘historic’.The official statement stated that this is a big step towards professionalism in governance and public delivery.
Talking about this historic moment, the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “With the expertise of a reputed institution like IIM Shillong, capacity building of administrative officers will pave the way in successful governance, which is the objective of the government.” He further added that the newly established centre will eventually become a hub of learning and developing skills that would convert job searchers into employment providers.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that IIM Shillong will provide critical managerial interventions to help the state government implement its flagship projects, as policymakers and administrators will be trained to improve efficiency and leadership skills.
He remarked, “Through this collaboration, we also expect training and entrepreneurship development programme to promote startup ecosystem in the state.”
“As a think tank to the government of Arunachal Pradesh, I am sure that IIM Shillong will provide quality inputs for a more inclusive sustainable development in the state,” added the chief minister.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu further informed that this centre will function through a temporary set-up in Tawang while a permanent campus and building will come up soon. Both district MLAs have been requested to work with the local authorities to establish a permanent facility for the centre.