IIM Nagpur inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme for 40 MGN Fellows for Maharashtra and Sikkim on Monday, October 25, 2021. Dr. K P Krishnan IAS (Retd) and former Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, delivered the inaugural address highlighting the foundations of the skill development ecosystem in India.
The event was attended by IIM Nagpur Director Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, BoG member and General Partner of Solmark Singapore, Mr. Puneet Pushkarna, Programme Directors, MGNF at IIM Nagpur, Prof. Vidhula Venugopal and Prof. Gunjan Tomer, as well as MGN Fellows, staff and faculty of IIM Nagpur.
Addressing the participants, Dr. Bhimaraya Metri motivated the Fellows with his address and assured IIM Nagpur’s support for the two-year program. A two-year programme, MGN Fellowship is a blended programme with both academic and district field immersion modules aimed at creating a cadre of individuals to strengthen functioning of national and state institutions in design and management of effective skilling, training, and employment ecosystem in the country.
The Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan had launched Phase II of the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme pan-India earlier on Monday.