Nagpur | May 29: Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director IIM Nagpur, inaugurated the first module of the Chief Minister’s Fellowship (CMF) Programme during a ceremony held on the Institute’s campus on Monday.
While addressing the batch of 33 students, Dr. Metri informed that the programme, in its new avatar, would help the fellows learn to remain relevant to the constantly changing times. “If you fail to remain relevant to the changing world, then you are as good as illiterate,” he insisted. Every individual must understand that learning is a life-long process, and one must be flexible to adapt to societal disruptions. That is the only mantra to survive and progress, he added.
Dr. Metri advised the participants to read extensively to develop a holistic perspective towards life and society. It is crucial in policymaking and management. Developing laser focus is a must for the perpetual learners, he opined.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Prof. Prashant Gupta, Dean of Faculty, Academics, & CMF Programme Director, laid down the outline of the one-year programme, which will be conducted in three phases. He informed that IIM Nagpur would focus on enhancing the fellows’ understanding of Indian polity and equipping them with the tools for effective policy making. The course will help develop the fellows’ competencies to be efficient development practitioners.
At the outset, Dr. Metri, along with Prof. Gupta and other faculty members, lighted the traditional lamp to mark the initiation of the CMF Programme Module – One.
The CMF Programme was launched by Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister, in the presence of Mr. Rajagopal Devara, Principal Secretary, Reforms, Department of Finance Government of Maharashtra, in Mumbai on May 24, 2023. IIM Nagpur and IIT Mumbai will collaborate with the government of Maharashtra for the programme.