Specific focus on Public Policy, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Infrastructure
The Indian School of Business (ISB), with campuses in Mohali and Hyderabad hosted the ISB National Conclave 2015 on ‘Driving India’s Growth Momentum: Capacity Building in Public Policy, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Infrastructure’. It was a second annual event, which explored potential solutions to endemic problems facing India in the above mentioned four crucial sectors. The Conclave was held on December 3, 2015 in New Delhi.
Leading members of the government, policy makers, industry leaders and academia were present at the ISB National Conclave to evaluate the various developmental initiatives undertaken by the Government to drive India’s Growth Momentum.
The Government’s initiatives such as Make in India, Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, Smart Cities Mission, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana to accelerate the PM’s new mantra, ‘reform to transform’ was a part of the discussions at the ISB National Conclave.
The Conclave was attended by several distinguished speakers from the government, industry and academia such as Naushad Forbes, Director – Forbes Marshall and President designate CII, Keshav Desiraju, Former Health Secretary, K Venkatesh, Chief Executive and Managing Director of L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited, Anup K. Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India, Sudhanshu Mittal, Bharatiya Janata Party, Raghav Chandra, Chairman, NHAI among others.
Erstwhile, Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB expressed his views on the need for such a platform before the starting of the conclave. “The Indian economy is on a robust growth path, thanks to the ambitious initiatives announced by the Government. However, if the economy is to take wings, the country will have to address fundamental issues in public policy, healthcare, manufacturing and infrastructure. While there are strong plans for all these sectors, the administration will have to address robust enabling policies. ISB is committed to support and influence policy making in the country through the thought leadership its faculty, institutes and centres bring to the table.” Ajit Rangnekar said.
The ISB National Conclave was the flagship event of the four institutes at the ISB – Bharti Institute for Public Policy, Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Munjal Institute of Global Manufacturing and the Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management. The Conclave was supported and endorsed by the four Founder Supporters of the ISB’s Mohali campus - Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice-Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Analjit Singh, Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Max India, Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp Ltd and Atul Punj, Chairman of Punj Lloyd Group.
Elaborating on the contributions of the Institutes at ISB, Pradeep Singh, CEO Mohali campus and Deputy Dean, ISB said, “The four institutes at Mohali have been positioned to be the preferred knowledge partners for the government, industry and the NGOs - the objective being to support them through cutting-edge research and management education to enhance their capacity building initiatives. In keeping with this, all the four institutes have launched their flagship programmes which have gained acceptance from the government and industry.”
It was day - long event, which was opened only for those who got invitation. The conclave showcased the unique domain expertise, the policy research and partnership capabilities of the four Institutes, which are located at the Mohali campus of the ISB.
Attendees to the ISB National Conclave had participated in the following panel discussions that aimed to guide the government in devising enabling policies to catalyse the country’s growth momentum:
- Capacity Building in Policy Implementation
- Primary Care at the Pivot Point Imitating Health System Transformation
- Capacity Building in MSMEs by Fostering an Innovation Ecosystem
- Capacity Building for Smart Cities
About the ISB
The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the twelve years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets.