Nov 15, 2022: On Monday, the Assam government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore to operate the ‘Chief Minister’s Young Professional Programme’ jointly (CMYPP).
According to an official, the government paired up with the premier B-school with the goal of bringing transformative changes to the state’s health, education, women, and child development.
As per the agreement, 75 working professionals from the private sector will be shortlisted for training to work at the district level as part of the ‘Chief Minister’s Young Professional Programme.’
The programme is designed for early-career professionals with a post-graduate degree in any field who want to work in the district. The programme itself will be a mix of academic and district-based work, with a staggered academic programme in Guwahati lasting 40 days.
The training programme will last 2 years, and upon completion, candidates will be awarded certificates in public policy and management from IIM, Bangalore.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam’s Chief Minister said, “This is a unique initiative where highly skilled people will get an opportunity to contribute at the grassroots level as well as gain academic expertise from a prestigious institute like IIM Bangalore. Endeavours such as these will open the doors of the government to talented people.”
CM Sarma also thanked Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director of IIM Bangalore, for taking the initiative in shaping up the programme.
“We have signed an MoU with the prestigious @iimb_official for Chief Minister’s Young Professional Program (CMYPP). CMYPP aims at bringing transformative changes in our health care & education sectors as prioritised and envisioned by our Adarniya PM Shri @narendramodi ji.” Himanta Biswa Sarma had tweeted.