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    CM, cabinet colleagues get IIM lessons in governance

    Kozhikode: It was back to the classroom for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his 19 cabinet colleagues Thursday as they gathered at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Kozhikode to learn the nuances of management and explore how to enhance the state's potential in various areas.

    "Our state has a lot of strengths and also weaknesses. Only after we recognise these can we act accordingly," Chandy told students during an interaction ahead of the "lesson".

    Chandy and his cabinet colleagues arrived in the classroom before 9 a.m. He even instructed his ministers to switch off their mobiles.

    The classroom sessions are being led by IIM-K director Debashis Chatterjee.

    IIM-K has named the programme GIFT (Governance Insight For Transformation), focusing on how to make use of the state's potential in areas like investment, infrastructure development, agriculture, environment and health.
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    That was a useful decision on the part of the ministry. Practical knowledge may be there, perhaps in a better amount than the theoreticians at IIM, but with this training the ministers will know what are the theories behind the decisions taken by them on several issues. Certain decisions might not be correct, later they might find out, then they will get an idea from these lessons where they have gone wrong.
    But just one day's training may not be sufficient to understand things completely. However something is better than nothing !

    Gold Member, SPK

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