Shillong: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Arunachal Government and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis-IIM in Meghalaya for collaborating as a knowledge partner to build the capacity of the state government officers to set up a satellite center of the IIM Shillong in Arunachal, and for necessary policy interventions.
The MoU was signed by Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on behalf of the Arunachal government, while IIM Shillong Director Prof DP Goyal signed on Friday, behalf of the IIM, in the presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Khandu considered the signing of MoU as historic and said that “capacity building is the most important aspect of governance and the IIM Shillong is the best in the region in the context.”
Further, Khandu expressed optimism that the collaboration would pave way for “creating a rich human resource, which would augment the state’s development,” and might collaborate with the LBSNAA in Mussoorie.
IIM Shillong team was also invited by Arunachal CM to visit Arunachal next month to research and explore the potential areas for policy intervention and this association will make IIM Shillong the think tank for the state government, which will work in sectors like tourism, health, etc,” Khandu said.
The main focus of the collaboration is to develop human resources along with economic interventions.