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Rakesh Bharti Mittal and Analjit Singh lead a discussion on effective policy making at ISB

Rakesh Bharti Mittal and Analjit Singh lead a discussion on effective policy making at ISB
·         Valedictory Ceremony of ISB’s Management Programme in Public Policy (MPPP) held
·         Founding Class of MPPP comprises  IAS, IPS officers, executives from PSUs, private and the not-for-profit sector
March 9, 2015: Effective policy-making and implementation are critical elements in nation building that calls for a capability for informed decision-making and integration of different thought processes, concurred business leaders at a panel discussion at the Indian School of Business (ISB), here today.
The discussion held at the valedictory session of the of the Founding Class of the Management Programme in Public Policy (MPPP) offered by the Bharti Institute of Public policy in association with the Centre for Executive Education at ISB, was led by Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Bharti Enterprises and Analjit Singh, Founder and Chairman Emeritus Max India Group. 
The Founding Class of MPP comprises executives from the Indian Railways, Department of Posts, Indian Telecom Service, Food Corporation of India, Ministry of Defence, Niti Aayog, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Yes Bank, Rashtrapati Bhavan, DLF Group, UIDAI, Tribal Development Department, Dalmia Bharat, IMRB International, Pratham, Transparency International India, Indus Towers, and Vodafone and others.
Welcoming all to the valedictory session, Pradeep Singh, CEO Mohali campus and Deputy Dean, ISB said, “It is a proud moment for us at the ISB to see the Founding Class of MPPP complete their programme successfully. It reflects a step forward in the School’s mission to contribute towards effective policy making in the country. I wish the Class success. Let them scatter far and wide carrying their experience and learnings from ISB to different corners of the country.
Chairing the session Rakesh Bharti Mittal, who is also the Chairman, Advisory Council of Bharti Institute said, “We live in a world that is struggling with excessive information. The combination of appropriate knowledge with power results in effective policy making. Our aim through MPPP is to equip the policy makers of tomorrow with the right insights and expertise that enable them to design better policies and equally importantly, implement them successfully
In his valedictory address Analjit Singh Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Max India Group said, “India is a country of heterogeneous groups and one set of policies cannot fit all. What we need today is the need to create a multiple set of programmes, policies, and the like to address the needs of this diversity. This is possible by having policy makers who are equipped with the relevant and modern day skills, insights and best practices. I look forward to hearing to and learning from the views of tomorrow’s policy makers, as their perspectives and understanding are going to influence policy making in the years to come.”
Professor Prajapati Trivedi, Senior Fellow (Governance) at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB and Former Secretary, Performance Management, Government of India, served as the Programme Chair of the MPPP.  Other faculty members include some of the best minds in policy making, academics and industry such as Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary and Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, Shashi Tharoor, MP and Former MOS in Ministry of External Affairs, Professors Laurent Jacque, Phil A Uhlmann, and Larry Weiss from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, K P Krishnan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government, Pradeep Singh, Deputy Dean & CEO Mohali Campus, ISB and Professor Dishan Kamdar, Professor of Organisational Behavior, ISB among others
The MPPP is tailor-made for mid-career professionals both in the public and private sector. Its uniqueness stems from providing a rigorous and inter-disciplinary conceptual learning experience for high performing civil servants and private sector professionals and equipping them with the latest in policy thinking and implementation around the world while facilitating a cross border and cross cultural knowledge exchange between the private and public sector.
About Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB

One of the four institutes at ISB’s Mohali campus the Bharti Institute of Public Policy is an independent think tank with a vision to impact public policy by delivering cutting-edge education, research and engagement with stakeholders. The Bharti Institute currently focuses on the following areas such as Governance, Food policy, Energy, Corporate governance, Financial sector policy and Education. The Bharti Institute is proud to have the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, as its partner school. The institute is generously funded by the Bharti Foundation. Since its inception, the Bharti Institute has partnered with UNICEF to deliver a week-long training programme on impact evaluation that attracts evaluation professionals in the government and private sector as well as participants from various UN and other multilateral agencies in Asia and Africa.

About ISB

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the twelve years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. 
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