MSDE, ISB collaborate for capacity-building programmes

About 120 officers across divisions under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will be trained at the Indian School of Business’ Hyderabad and Mohali campuses


The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) recently partnered with the Indian School of Business (ISB) to conduct capacity-building programmes for MSDE officials, in line with ‘Mission Karmayogi’ — a unique experiment in terms of capacity building and modernising the mindset, methodology and skill set of government employees. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to this effect.

The five-day long residential training sessions will take place across ISB Hyderabad and Mohali campuses. The first batch of 30 officers has already completed training from Mohali.

The programme aims to upskill the MSDE officers and facilitate capacity building training of a mixed batch of officials including officers from MSDE, principals of Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), Sector Skill Councils (SSC), CEOs, State Skill Mission directors, and Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

Through this programme, not only will leadership skills be strengthened but a strategic mindset will be developed to help gain insights into data analytics and digital transformation.

The strategic leadership and management-development programmes will encourage officials to instill a culture of innovation within their respective organisations.

The batches are designed to encourage cross-learning while embracing new challenges and comprehending complexities to ensure sustained success.

Rajesh Aggarwal, secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, talked about how essential it is for government employees to upskill themselves to “become productive contributors to the economic growth of India”.

While promoting cross-learning, these development programmes will eventually lead to a “practical understanding of the core components of business strategy,” he said, and create “a new generation of upskilled workforce that drives the innovative future of India”.

As per the advisory issued by the Capacity Building Commission under Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), a standing Capacity Building Unit for MSDE was created to coordinate with the Capacity Building Commission and implement various capacity- building interventions for all employees under MSDE on a continuing basis, based on the Training Need Analysis (TNA) approach.

The Capacity Building exercise at MSDE will offer induction programmes for India Skill Development Service (ISDS) officers; self- defense training to all the MSDE women employees; five-day Art of Living training programme in stress management for 765 officials MSDE officials; and capacity building in management and leadership to 120 officials including officers from MSDE ecosystem.

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