Management experts from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore will help the Assam government to raise a cadre of 75 young professionals, who will help implement projects related to health, education, women and children.
IIM-B on Monday signed an MoU with the Government of Assam in Guwahati, to launch the Minister’s Young Professionals Programme.
In the 35 districts, two professionals will be distributed to each of the districts, while five others will operate from the regional headquarters, each of which will have a department for health, education and development of women and children. , one for NHM and one for Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
“Eligibility for admission to CMYPP will be Master’s degree in social science, social work, public policy, public health, public administration, law, economics or management. The entrance exam will be conducted by IIM Bangalore which will be a combination of aptitude, group discussions and interviews,” said the state government.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who spoke at the venue, hopes that this program will be useful for young professionals as well as the government. “While the government will benefit from their education, skills and creativity, they will learn a lot from being part of the government machinery, this will also help them in their careers,” he said.
“Since the Center has given the most focus to the development of the North-East, we need to engage our highly talented young professionals to benefit from the process of implementing our projects in a professional and timely manner. -closed. IIM Bangalore will help us prepare our pool of young professionals,” Sarma said.
The MoU was signed by the director of IIM Bangalore, Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan and Assam chief secretary, Samir Kumar Sinha.
MYPP is intended to support the vice-chancellors in the implementation of priority departments such as National Health Mission, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, POSHAN 2.0 and other flagship programmes. After completion of two years, CMYPP will offer degrees in public policy and management at IIM Bangalore.