Maxwell, IIMB explore expanding collaboration

Exec Ed IIMB 2019

Maxwell’s longtime partnership with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) continues to evolve as the institutions explore new ways to collaborate and learn from each other. During his visit, IIMB Director G. Raghuram underscored this significant relationship by meeting with Maxwell Dean David Van Slyke and faculty heads of leading departments and centers at Maxwell. The daylong event focused on current activities and research at the Maxwell School and the potential for future joint initiatives.

The IIMB is a leading graduate school of management in Asia, with more than 1,200 students. Director Raghuram and IIMB Dean Gopal Naik explored options for expanded collaboration related to research, training, and teaching opportunities with Dean Van Slyke, Maxwell faculty and Executive Education.

This year also marked a continuation of the historic partnership between Maxwell and IIMB on the Post Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM). Maxwell welcomed the PGPPM participants from the government, private, and non-profit sectors.  More than 400 Indian government officials have participated in this Maxwell-IIMB partnership program since 2002.

In addition to course work at Syracuse University, PGPPM participants also took classes at Maxwell’s facilities in Washington, D.C., and had the honor of attending a flag-raising ceremony marking India’s 73rd Independence Day on August 15, at the Indian Embassy residence in Washington, D.C.

Maxwell’s partnership with the government of India and IIMB continues efforts civil servants and academics from both countries to learn from each other. “This is an active partnership that works for all parties,” Dan Nelson, international program manager, said.

Discussions about new initiatives reflect the global nature of public administration. “The world is so interconnected now, and we have these boundary-spanning problems that need to be solved by stakeholders across countries,” Nelson said. “We need to learn how to listen so that we can better learn from each other as we seek to identify solutions to our common challenges.”

Read more about the Maxwell/India connection via our website.

12/13/19