Presidency University MoU with Singapore Institute to train officers

The Presidency University has signed a MoU with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. This has been done for training 30 top civil servants in West Bengal.

Highlights of the Training Program

1. Presidency University Registrar Debojyoti Konar informed that according to the MoU, 30 civil servant will be trained

2. The two-week state-funded course will be exclusively available to officers from the state. These will not be below the rank of a joint secretary

3. The Course will be open to others from next year.

4. Each institute will provide training to the officers for a week

5. The programme will in September

6. The course will be based on public policy matters and offer comparative perspectives from other south-east Asian countries.

7. The 30 senior officers will be chosen by the state government


Presidency University Registrar Debojyoti Konar informed, “Lee Quan Yew School of Public Policy is a very reputed institution in the world and this collaboration will be a continuing process. “The collaborative executive programme will be the first of its kind with a state-aided university in West Bengal.

Mr. Konar said Presidency will also exchange views with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy for its (Presidency) school of public policy slated to be operational in the University’s new campus in the near future.

“Comparative perspectives from different south-east Asian countries, like China, Singapore and Hong Kong, will be included in the programme,” said Donald Low. He is the associate dean (executive education and research) and associate professor (practice) at the public policy school in Singapore.

Presidency University Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia and Konar were also present on the occasion. “We are looking forward to be associated with a top institution in the world”, Mr. Lohia said.

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