IIM-A course for bureaucrats put on hold in 2010-11

Last Updated: Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 21:56

Ahmedabad: Premier B-school Indian
Institute of Management, Ahmedabad(IIM-A) on Saturday said it will
not be announcing admissions to Post Graduate Programme in
Public Management and Policy (PGP-PMP) primarily designed and
offered to Group `A` service civil servants in India.

The one-year PGP-PMP programme offered at IIM-A since
2007 was especially designed for honing the skills of
bureaucrats and fee of participants was partly funded by
government`s Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
"The PGP-PMP course is under review at IIM-A and we
shall not be announcing any admission to this course which is
usually done in April," Manager of Global Partnership and
Corporate Affairs at IIM-A Ishita Solanki said.

"Review of course fee structure could be one of the
reasons behind putting it on hold," sources at IIM-A said.
"The fee for PGP-PMP was revised to Rs 20 lakh for
those enrolling in batch 2009-10 against Rs 8 lakh offered to
government-sponsored candidates in 2007," sources said.

"The course has been discontinued this year because
the three-year MoU signed with DoPT in 2007 lapsed in 2009-10
and it could not be renewed due to bleak response from the
government," a professor at IIM-A said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 21:56

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