News 2013

HE Mr Sarvajit Chakravarti, Ambassador of India visited ICPE

On Friday, 11 October 2013, HE Mr Sarvajit Chakravarti, newly appointed Ambassador of India to the Republic of Slovenia officially visited ICPE.

Acting Director General Mr Janez Podobnik and ICPE staff presented the key issues on cooperation between ICPE and the Government of India in 2012 and 2013.

They initially focused on the renewed and restarted International Postgraduate MBA programme, which commenced on 7 October 2013, in partnership with the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. Nine participants, high representatives of Indian Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), were nominated by the DPE, Government of India. HE Ambassador of India confirmed the importance of the ICPE MBA for the Government of India and the capacity-building of its PSU management. Ambassador also explored some further possibilities for closer collaboration between Slovenian and Indian higher education institutions and centres of excellence.

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Further, they discussed the successfully conducted recent short-term training programmes for officials of the Government of India (in cooperation with the NIFM – National Institute of Financial Management and NISG – National Institute for Smart Government). Ambassador offered his full support in re-establishing ties with other Government of India institutions, with which ICPE cooperated closely in the past, as well as in forming new partnerships with institutions of the central and state governments.

In conclusion, ICPE ADG presented the ongoing organization of the International conference “Public-Private Partnership: The Need of the Hour”, prepared in cooperation with the IPE – Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad. The conference is taking place on 23 and 24 January 2014 and will bring together policy-makers, experts and practitioners from diverse aspects of the PPP model. ICPE underlined the importance of its long-term association with the IPE and the developing concrete joint projects.

ICPA ADG and HE Ambassador of India expressed their mutual support towards the ICPE-Government of India programmes.