New Delhi December 20, 2013: Three more academic institutes: (i) Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad; (ii) Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and (iii)International Management Institute, New Delhi here today separately signed MoU with the International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE). The Acting Director General, ICPE, who is visiting India signed the MoU with the Heads of these Institutes in the presence of Shri Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), is currently the ex-officio President of ICPE Council. At the initiative of DPE, the academic / research ties between ICPE and some reputed Indian institutes have been strengthened.
ICPE was established in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the initiative of the United Nations in 1974. Nineteen countries including India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are currently members of ICPE. One of the main objectives of ICPE is to promote and support enterprises in developing countries to foster their economic development, and in pursuit thereof share and undertake research, education, training, consultancy, documentation and publication of management related information.
It is expected that the signing of MoUs will go a long way in promoting professionalism and executive development in Public Enterprises of India and Slovenia, and will also open new avenues of co-operation and collaboration between them. The Heads of all three Institutes present for the signing of MoU with ICPE expressed the desire to have short-term and long-term courses with a part of the academic curriculum / research programmes shared by the Indian Institutes and part of the course be conducted in India. The Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad, already has a Memorandum of Understanding with ICPE.
ICPE regularly conducts short-term and long-term courses, including a one year MBA programme. Government of India has regularly nominated government officers and public sector executives to attend the courses / programmes conducted by ICPE. Till date more than 600 officials / executives from India have successfully completed their MBA course from ICPE. CCI Newswire