Former President Pranab Mukherjee to teach a course on ‘Public Policy for Inclusive Development of India’ at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The course will be taught to the students of PGPM (Post Graduate Programme in Management), FABM (Food and Agri-Business Management) and PGPX (Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives) programs.
This new course is housed within the JSW School of Public Policy at IIM-A and former President would be a guest faculty for at least 12 out of 22 sessions. Vijaya Sherry Chand, Chairperson of JSW School of Public Policy and Anil Gupta will be handling other sessions of the course.
The course deals with a broad overview of the interplay between the desired end of inclusive development and the system of parliamentary democracy in India.
Constitutional Provisions for Socio-economic Inclusivity: Theory and Parliamentary Practice, Policy and Institutional Intervention for Financial Inclusion: A Legacy to be Built Upon and Articulating Policy and Institutional Agenda for Future Transformation of India, are the broad themes on which Mukherjee would be delivering lectures.
“In a complex democratic society such as ours, technically ideal solutions to public problems have to be balanced by the management of conflicts that are inevitable when there are multiple and contradictory pulls. This should also help in understanding why the idea of inclusion goes beyond narrow economic perspectives on poverty and its alleviation,” said Chand.