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IIM Shillong, Mizoram govt sign MoU

SHILLONG:

The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis, IIM Shillong and Mizoram Youth Commission (MYC), Government of Mizoram have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance human resource development in the state of Mizoram.

The agreement was signed at Aizawl between Prof DP Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong and Dr Vanlaltanpuia, MLA, Chairman of the MYC in the presence of Mr Atul Kulkarni, member BOG, IIM Shillong, Zothantluanga, MLA, vice chairman, Manpower Development Board, R Lalramnghaka, IAS Secy Higher & Technical Education and Chingthanmawii, Deputy Adviser, Planning Department, a press statement said.

The agreement will help organisations in creating curricula, plan courses and build capability. Following the agreement, a meeting was set up at which the team had a meeting with Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga.

Kulkarni said IIM will help build groundwork and serve as a catalyst for focused research and decision-making with regard to skill development within the larger economic framework adding that, “We need to look at the aspirations of the youth, job market and equip youths. We need to stress on Entrepreneurship’’.

With the signing of the agreement, the statement said Mizoram will be provided supported with regards to human resource development, identify skill gaps, offer capacity-building programs for government employees and support the state’s economic development by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in promising industries.

Describing the MoU as a far-sighted approach, Prof DP Goyal, said, “By working together with the Government of Mizoram, IIM Shillong (Dr Kalam Centre) hopes to develop value-added skills in Mizo youth and encourage them to be competent and entrepreneurial. It also hopes to develop a framework for effective and result-driven youth empowerment, particularly in the areas of management development, entrepreneurship development, and capacity building programs.”

The MoU will also help Mizoram with certain areas such as course design and capacity building, conduct Skill Mapping, capacity building programs for the officials of the government, engage IIM Shillong (Dr Kalam Centre) in imparting value-added skills to foster competency and entrepreneurship to the youth, recognize IIM Shillong (Dr Kalam Centre) as knowledge partner for research, policy development, analysis, impact study and identifying/recommending necessary interventions and offer support in stimulating economic development in the state through innovation and entrepreneurship in potential sectors.

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