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IIM-Ahmedabad to offer customized management program for nuclear scientists, officials of DAE organizations

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). As per this agreement, it will offer custom-designed ‘Sarabhai Management Development Programme’ for senior executives of DAE organisations.

Senior officials from DAE institutions like Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR), and Bhartiya Nabhi Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) will participate. The programme, which will end on September 4, 2021.

The program will provide participants with an understanding of the latest business practices, management techniques and tools that will allow them to increase efficiency and contribute to their respective organizations. Experts in the field of management will be invited to facilitate cross-learning.

Senior officials from ISRO and Indian Railways will be guest lecturers at the event, helping the participants to utilize their domain expertise to manage their tasks productively. Through this series of management development programmes, it is expected that IIM-A and HBNI will collaborate to conduct joint research on unique topics including energy policy, risk management, talent management, leadership, public engagement and communication.

Errol D’Souza, Director, IIM-Ahmedabad, said, “As India’s nuclear power is poised for substantial growth over the next decade, we see this as a strategic knowledge partnership. Through this, we believe that we can contribute to one of the important sectors of the Indian economy. In this background, we see this as an opportunity to train participants on best practices that will help them apply their learnings to their roles in their respective organizations.

Elaborating on the relevance of the program for the officers of DAE, KN Vyas, Secretary, DAE said, “Senior officers in DAE organizations engaged in various functions including R&D, Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance, Project Management , etc. It is important to provide formal knowledge of management with the help of eminent experts in the field to senior executives and potential leaders.”

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