In a significant development IIM Kozhikode has tied up with the Govt, of NCT of Delhi to train the next generation of school principals and officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). 50 Heads of Schools from MCD, District Institute of Education & Training (DIET) faculty and officials joined IIMK this week to undergo a rigorous 5-day Capacity Building Programme helmed by Director IIM Kozhikode Prof. Debashis Chatterjee and expert faculty members. The Programme was kick-started in the presence of Atishi, Minister for Education, Finance and Planning, Government of NCT of Delhi and Dr. Shelly Oberoi, Mayor of Delhi.
Appreciating IIM Kozhikode’s legacy of being one of the best educational institutes imparting leadership lessons in the country, Hon’ble Minister Ms Atishi expressed hope that learning from such world-class institutes would enable the MCD school principals and officials to establish a world-class education model in their respective schools. She added that Principals and School Heads are ‘Change-Makers’ and ‘flag-bearers’ of education revolution and have the power to create a healthy and successful future for students, with this exposure to the IIM experience. She also expressed hope that the training received at IIM Kozhikode will equip participants to overcome the distinctive academic as well as administrative challenges and help improve their school’s performances.
Director IIM Kozhikode, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, who has helmed the programme, welcomed the participants and dubbed the purpose of the programme as an “ongoing conversation between stakeholders to create the best institutions”. He added “The role of principals as sculptors of impactful character-building is a crucial aspect of a society. The IIM Kozhikode experience will open a world of perspective to the participants and help them transform their schools into world-class institutions, contributing to the vision of education and a resurgent India.”
Dr Shelly Oberoi, Mayor of Delhi, who is also an executive alumni of IIM Kozhikode, emphasised on the importance of gaining leadership training and management practices from the IIM systems, which are considered the best in the country. She highlighted that teaching is a noble and ‘career-making’ profession and that with the right training, the School Heads will open a world of opportunity for their teachers and students.
The expert faculty at IIM Kozhikode will train the participants in subjects and areas of Mindful Leadership in 4.0 World , Creativity & Innovation in Institution Development, Experiential Learning, Implementing Best-in-class Academic Resources in schools, Impactful Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Strategic Decision-making in Education, Design Thinking & Technology in Education, Performance Management System for Schools, Creating World-Class Institutions, Academic Excellence: Inculcating Human Values for Innovation, Managing Stakeholders and Creating Learning Spaces & Culture.
Earlier Prof. Deepa Sethi, Dean (P& IR) and Programme facilitator gave the welcome address and Prof. Surya Prakash Pati, Chairperson MDP proposed the Vote of thanks.