Message from the Program Director

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Prof. M Shameem Jawed
Chairperson (MGNF Program)/ Program Director


Welcome to the two-year Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Program leading to the award of Certificate in Public Policy and management led by the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam with the sponsorship from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The fellowship program offers a blend of theory and practical learning experience that will empower you to deal with various challenges you may confront in your journey towards self-development and professional excellence.

The program is specifically designed for young citizens of India who look forward to becoming torchbearers of skill development at the grassroots in the country. The curriculum is a mix of management methods, public policy, skill development and entrepreneurship, soft skills, and research methods. The learning experience will enhance your skills and expertise in specialised areas of your interest.

IIM Visakhapatnam currently has more than thirty core faculty members who steer the academic activities of the institute. Apart from them, guest faculties from other reputed institutions, bureaucrats and subject matter experts would be delivering their lectures during workshops. Further, IIMV offers its fellows access to excellent infrastructure, knowledge resources, including state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting rooms, to mention a few. 

I am sure the program will be exciting and enriching for you and be immensely helpful to further your career aspirations. I welcome you again and wish you the best as you commence the journey at IIM Visakhapatnam.