IIM signs MoU with Mizoram Youth Council

Shillong: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Center for Research and Policy Analysis, IIM
The Mizoram government’s Shillong and Mizoram Youth Commission (MYC) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding to advance human resource development in Mizoram State by helping organizations create curricula, plan courses and strengthen their capacities.

The agreement was signed in Aizawl between Prof. DP Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong, and Vanlaltanpuia, MLA, President of MYC.

A meeting was arranged where the team met with the Chief Minister of Mizoram Zoramthanga. Atul Kulkarni, BOG Member, IIM Shillong said, “We need to look at the aspirations of young people, the labor market and equip young people. We need to emphasize entrepreneurship. IIM Shillong will help lay the groundwork and serve as a catalyst for targeted research and decision-making regarding skills development within the broader economic framework.

IIM Shillong, as a research and policy knowledge partner, aims to support Mizoram’s human resource development and assist Mizoram and MYC in particular to identify skills gaps. It will also provide capacity building programs for government employees and support Mizoram’s economic development by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in promising industries.

IIM Shillong team with Chief Minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga

Describing the MoU as a far-sighted approach, Goyal said, “Working with the Mizoram government, IIM Shillong (Dr Kalam Centre) hopes to develop value-added skills in Mizo youth and encourage them to be competent and enterprising. It also hopes to develop a framework for effective and results-oriented youth empowerment, particularly in the areas of management development, entrepreneurship development and capacity building programs.

Goyal further stated, “IIM Shillong is dedicated to promoting cutting-edge knowledge, expansive vision and mobilizing infrastructure to provide high quality management training and research in the North- East India.”

The Memorandum of Understanding signed between IIM Shillong and MYC includes the following terms:

  1. Promote human resource development in Mizoram by assisting institutions in curriculum development, course design and capacity building.
  2. Carry out a mapping of skills in Mizoram. Facilitate the Government of Mizoram and MYC in particular, in identifying skills gaps, assessing needs and designing skills development courses, as required by industry and the aspirations of Mizoram’s youth .
  3. Provide capacity building programs to government officials in Mizoram.
  4. Engage IIM Shillong (Dr Kalam Centre) in imparting value added skills to foster skills and entrepreneurship among youth in Mizoram.
  5. Recognize IIM Shillong (Dr. Kalam Centre) as a knowledge partner for research, policy development, analysis, impact assessment and identification/recommendation of needed interventions.
  6. Support stimulating economic development in Mizoram State through innovation and entrepreneurship in the potential sector.

The Mizoram Youth Commission was established by an Act of the Mizoram State Legislative Assembly. He has been given the legal authority to advance, investigate and improve the welfare of young people. The Commission focuses its efforts on providing coaching to Pan-India Services and Allied Services, State Services and Internships, Skills
training and vocational training courses, job creation and other programs for young people.

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