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Public Policy and Management Programme for Gazetted Officers of Bihar completed at IIM Bodh Gaya

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bodh Gaya successfully completed the prestigious 11-month Executive Programme in Public Policy and Management for Gazetted Officers of Bihar. The programme, which commenced on December 4, 2022, concluded on November 3, 2023, with a final campus visit scheduled from November 1-4, 2023. 

The programme was sponsored by the Government of Bihar through the Bihar Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (BIPARD), reflecting the government’s commitment to enhancing the capabilities of its Gazetted Officers.  

This program has been one of the examples of leadership and tireless effort of Dr. Vinita Sahay, Director of IIM Bodh Gaya. In her speech, she underlined the vision and series of programs undertaken by IIMBG for the institution and capacity building. Recalling her interaction both during sessions and outside the class, she expressed her satisfaction and appealed to the officers to be exemplary and the torchbearers of IIMBG and BIPARD.

The programme, designed to equip Gazetted Officers with the skills and knowledge required for effective public policy formulation and management, saw the dedicated participants actively engaging in a rigorous curriculum that combined theoretical knowledge with practical experience, especially through cases.


The 11-month programme spanned various aspects of public policy and management, allowing participants to delve into complex challenges and develop solutions. A significant segment of the programme involved an extensive 8-month studies, during which participants undertook research, conducted analysis, and proposed viable solutions to problems to improve the public program effectiveness and delivery of public value.

The concluding campus visit from November 1-4, 2023, was a dynamic and engaging experience for the participants. The visit included the project presentation, interactive sessions with the Director and faculty members and a Director’s Dinner where participants interacted and networked with key stakeholders.

Ms. Manjusha Chandra, Dy Director, Mr. Arya Gautam, Sr Asst Director,  Mr. Ajay Kumar Singh, Asst Director BIPARD graced the valedictory function on 04 Nov 23 and shared their experiences. Ms. Manjusha, underscored the vision of Shri KK Pathak, Director General BIPARD of transforming the administrative and governance excellence in Bihar.

She also pointed out the tremendous efforts of Shri Mayank Warwade, the Commissioner Gaya cum ADG BIPARD for administrative competency development in Bihar. Mr. Gautam Arya, Assistant Director BIPARD and Dr Amit Srivastava, Chairperson Executive Education, IIM Bodh Gaya recalled each and everyone’s contribution in the success of the program and expressed their gratitude.


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