PGPPM is Ten Years Old

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, one of the premier public administration schools in the country, adds another feather to its cap. 2011 was a landmark year for Maxwell’s India programs as it marked the tenth anniversary of its Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM) held in partnership with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). Administered under the aegis of the Executive Education Programs, the PGPPM program was first started in 2002 as a Government of India initiative to strengthen public policy analysis of senior officers. Over the years, the program has hosted over 300 Indian government officials from a cross-section of departments that include the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Defense Service, Indian Railways Service and Indian Telecom Service among others.

Dan Nelson, India program manager, hails the partnership as, “a sustainable model that positions Maxwell as one of the top international schools sought by India to help develop a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of public administration." Each year, PGPPM participants PGPPM is Ten Years Old travel to Maxwell to participate in a sevenweek international component of the program entitled “Issues in Public Policy: an International Perspective”.PGGM Class Photo

Maxwell’s engagement with India dates back to the 1950s, when the school was asked by India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to recommend civil service reforms. Ever since, the Maxwell School’s Executive Education Program has been training India's future administrators and policy makers and it continues to do so in light of the deepening US-India strategic partnership.

Come October 2012, the Maxwell School is set to welcome yet another cohort of PGPPM officials.