Dr M Chandrasekhar, Director, Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam, and Dr V Srinivas, Director General, National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), Govt. of India, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic and research cooperation, on 29 July 2021. The MOU paves the way for collaboration between the two premier institutions for collaborative teaching and training and research on public policy and allied areas. The signing ceremony was held at the IIM Visakhapatnam campus. Dr V Srinivas, Additional Secretary, DARPG, Govt. of India, and Director General, NCGG, addressed the gathering and highlighted the history of the Indian Civil Services in nation-building. Dr Chandrasekhar, in his address, focused on the scope of collaboration between the two institutions on areas such as public policy, public finance, ethics, and governance.  Dr Srinivas also had an interaction session with the faculty of IIM Visakhapatnam.