MGNF Project leadership team from IIMV visits Arunachal Pradesh
MGNF Project leadership team from IIMV visits Arunachal Pradesh


MGNF is a Certificate Program in Public Policy, and Management offered by the selected Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) under the aegis of Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (“SANKALP”) program under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), GoI. 

MGNF Fellows being trained at IIM Visakhapatnam are placed in 76 districts across three states of Andhra Pradesh (13 fellows), Arunachal Pradesh (25 fellows) and Bihar (38 fellows). They were posted in their respective districts of these three states since November 2021 and have been working with their respective district authorities. Once in every four months, the fellows report to IIMV campus for their on-campus Academic Module which lasts for about 2 weeks. They spend the rest of the time in their respective districts to work on filed along with the District Skill Committees and line departments from the said domain. 

MGNF Project leadership team from IIM Visakhapatnam comprising of the Project Director (Prof. Md. Shameem Jawed) and Program Manager (BNSR Swamy Kosuru) visited Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on 17 and 18 May 2022. This two-day visit was for briefing various authorities about the program progress and to propose further collaborations to bring in expertise and knowledge for skill strengthening at the district levels.

On the first day of the visit, meeting was held with Shri Kumke Bagra, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, and Shri Subu Tabin, Director, APSDM. On the second day, meetings were held with Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, Shri Tage Taki, Hon’ble Secretary Agriculture Shri Bidul Tayang (IAS), Hon’ble Secretary Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri N.T. Glow (IRS), and with Additional Director APSDM Shri Riba. 

This visit would further strengthen the ties between the institute and the state government and help improve skill and livelihood scenario in the districts where the MGNF Fellows are placed – both as part of the program and beyond.