ISB inks MoU with the Fletcher School, Tufts University, for the 'Bharti Institute of Public Policy'
 


New Delhi: The Indian School of Business (ISB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, to support the setting up of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at the upcoming ISB campus in Mohali, Punjab. The MoU was signed by Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB and Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean, The Fletcher School in the presence of Shri Kapil Sibal, Honourable Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Rakesh Bharti Mittal - Vice Chairman & MD, Bharti Enterprises and Savita Mahajan, Chief Executive, Mohali Campus and Deputy Dean, ISB.

Speaking at the occasion, Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, said, "We are delighted to associate with The Fletcher School and benefit from their vast expertise, not just in the area of Public Policy, but also in critically important areas like Food and Water security. I am sure this partnership will generate innovative ideas for both policy formulation and implementation, and create a critical mass of thinkers who would guide and contribute to national initiatives for the future."

Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean of The Fletcher School, said, "Today marks the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship that will link two distinguished graduate institutions. The Fletcher School and ISB are equally dedicated to providing forward-thinking, groundbreaking research and teaching, and this partnership will provide tremendous opportunities for cross-collaboration between the two schools".

The collaboration between the two schools is envisaged to cover the following areas:

• Faculty exchange opportunities, curriculum development, research and teaching support in areas such as trade policy, energy & natural resource policy, environment and security policy.

• Joint research projects, and development of educational material relevant to India.

• Specialisations in Masters level programmes.

• Joint executive education programmes, research workshops and conferences

Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises, said, "The first of its kind agreement lays the foundation for a collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach for high quality research in the area of Public Policy. The partnership will provide meaningful insights in areas such as trade, energy & natural resource, environment and security. We are confident that this partnership will create a wealth of knowledge that will benefit the country and the industry".

"India needs to create more centres of excellence for doing high quality research and study of Public Policy in order to achieve our national goals. We are very excited about developing the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at the ISB in association with The Fletcher School", said Savita Mahajan.

The ISB will continue to have the support of its Founding Associate Schools – The Wharton School and Kellogg School of Management. The ISB also has the support of the London Business School (LBS) as an Associate School. In April this year, it signed a MoU with MIT Sloan School of Management for supporting the development of both, BML Munjal Hero Honda Institute of Manufacturing Excellence and Innovation, and Punj Lloyd Institute of Physical Infrastructure Management.

The foundation stone for the ISB campus in Mohali was laid on August 11, 2010 by Sardar Parkash Singh Badal, Honourable Chief Minister of Punjab. The construction is progressing in full steam, and is expected to be completed by March 2012. The first academic session for the Post Graduate Programme in Management in Mohali is scheduled to commence in April 2012, with an initial intake of 210 students. The School will have a unified governance structure, with the school's Executive Board as the statutory body overseeing and supporting both the campuses. The ISB will maintain consistency, a common set of standards and processes, and above all, an unwavering culture of excellence across both campuses.

About the ISB

Indian School of Business is a premier management institution established in 2001. In a short span of nine years, the ISB has successfully pioneered several new trends in management education in India and has established itself as a leading B school across the world. The ISB has a strong pool of research oriented resident faculty and invites high calibre international faculty from reputed B schools to teach in its Post Graduate Programme in Management/ Executive Education Programmes as well as to participate in collaborative research with the resident faculty. ISB was ranked 12 in Global B School Rankings 2010 by Financial Times- London.

For further information, please contact:
Sriram Gopalakrishnan
Director – Marketing and Communications
Indian School of Business
Tel.: 939 456 8030
E-mail:
Sriram_gopalakrishnan@isb.edu
www.isb.edu
 

Source: By E-mail (December 9, 2010)

Published on IndianMBA.com on December 11, 2010

 

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