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Senior bureaucrats and private sector executives enrol with ISB to hone their policy-making acumen

April 25, 2015: It is back to school for a diverse set of senior government and private sector officials, with an average experience of over 16 years each, who have enrolled themselves with the Indian School of Business (ISB), to keep themselves current with global frameworks for policy making and management practices and better governance.

Close to 45 of these senior bureaucrats and officials from the All-India Services like IAS, IPS, IES and IRS, apart from the Indian Railways and private sector executives, are part of the Founding Class of the Management Programme in Public Policy (MPPP), which was formally inaugurated on April 25, 2015 in New Delhi.

The Class was formally inducted into the Programme at the inaugural session in the presence of Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises & Chairman, Advisory Council of Bharti Institute, Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero Moto Corp, Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB and Pradeep Singh, CEO Mohali Campus and Deputy Dean, ISB.

The participants will undergo the intensive but unique hybrid programme that includes classroom and online instruction from a world class faculty that includes policy makers, practitioners and international experts in governance and policy that includes faculty from the ISB and its partner School, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, apart from peer learning opportunities from fellow participants. 

The list of faculty includes well-known names such as Shyam Saran,  Former Foreign Secretary and  Chairman,  Research and Information System for Developing Countries and Professors  Laurent Jacque,  Phil A Uhlmann, from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, K P Krishnan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government, Shashi Tharoor,  Member of Parliament, Pradeep Singh, Deputy Dean & CEO Mohali Campus, ISB, Rajesh Chakrabarti – Executive Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB, Professor Dishan Kamdar, Professor Organisational Behavior, ISB and Prajapati Trivedi, Former Secretary, performance management Government of India, among others.

Apart from core management concepts the participants will also learn and refresh their skills on planning and budgeting, accounting, policy formulation including urban planning, geopolitics, Government-industry relationships among other domain areas. The MPPP’s uniqueness lies in the rigorous and inter-disciplinary conceptual learning experience that it provides for high performing civil servants and private sector professionals. 

Quote Sheet :
1. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises & Chairman, Advisory Council of Bharti Institute: “India has been a follower where policy is concerned on global platforms. The time has come to regain our place under the Sun. This Programme is a step in that direction. To make public policy for a diverse set of people in this day and age of technology and social media, policy making has become more complex and demands speed.”

2. Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB: “ISB had envisioned this Programme some years ago and this event today marks its formal inauguration. ISB has been passionate about working with the government and the MPPP is one such initiative towards this. We aim to take this Programme to global heights so that more and  more people want to be a part of it.”

3. Pradeep Singh, Deputy Dean and CEO of ISB’s Mohali campus: “This is an idea whose time  has come because public policy has become incredibly more complex. It is no more just about the government. It touches everyone and the lines between and public and private are blurring. This Programme is a testimony to this with a very diverse mix of participants from the government and the private sectors.”

4 Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero Moto Corp. “India is our collective responsibility and as those who make decisions we have to be more open and inclusive. This Programme is good for the government, critical for the industry and essential for policy makers.”

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. 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.  For more details visit