Thu, 09 Sep 2010 07:01:44 GMT

With govt, industry least bothered, IIM-A scraps policy course

IIM Ahmedabad’s post-graduate programme in public management & policy (PGPPMP) has been discontinued for the year — perhaps for longer.

IIM scraps course

Launched three years ago amid high expectations, PGPPMP was envisaged as a rigorous one-year programme aimed at drawing policymakers from the government and emerging leaders of industry to the classroom for some genuine brainstorming.

However, the government sponsored officials who were either mediocre or not senior enough to be in the thick of high-level policymaking, and the response from the private sector was lukewarm at best -- with the result that the prestigious programme has been scrapped for the academic year 2010-11.

Theoretically, the programme could be revived after a review, but the chances of that, sources said, were slim.