Press Esc to close
Sunday 23 July 2017
News updated at 2:41 PM IST

IIM-Bangalore begins course for women politicians

New Delhi, April 10 2012, DHNS: 1:39 IST
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, has launched a 10-week programme that would help aspiring women politicians to hone their leadership skills.

A collaborative effort between the Centre for Public Policy of IIM-B and a New Delhi-based NGO working on gender empowerment, Centre for Social Research (CSR), the course titled India-Women in Leadership is purported to equip women leaders with requisite skill and knowledge in various aspects of governance.

The first of its kind course will target women in politics, social activists and others with an interest in active politics. The curriculum includes lectures, field visits and a week-long exposure to New Delhi and Singapore. The first batch begins July 16, 2012.

Rajeev Gowda, Chairperson, CPP, said at a press meet here on Tuesday: “India needs leaders who balance passion for public service, compassion for the disadvantaged, professionalism in governance and courage built on values and vision. This programme will provide women leaders with the foundation and skill sets to break new ground and become agents of change.”

According to the World Economic Forum’s 2009 Gender Gap Index, India ranks 24 out of 135 countries in political participation of women. “Not only are there too few women in Indian politics, but women also face different barriers in politics. Therefore, women in politics need specialised skills and strategies in order to win elections and pursue the policies that matter most to them,” said Ranjana Kumari, Director, CSR.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Women sizing up a painting put on display as part of an art exhibition against communalism...

Women sizing up a painting put on display as part of an art exhibition against communalism...

Full dress rehearsal of oath taking ceremony of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind...

Full dress rehearsal of oath taking ceremony of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind...

A green parrot nestled in a tree hollow, in Chennai...

A green parrot nestled in a tree hollow, in Chennai...

A Hindu devotee offering snake in Burhi Gandak river, on the eve of Sawan Amavasya...

A Hindu devotee offering snake in Burhi Gandak river, on the eve of Sawan Amavasya...

A peacock butterfly can be seen sitting inside a sunflower near Celle, Germany...

A peacock butterfly can be seen sitting inside a sunflower near Celle, Germany...

Kawad yatri waiting for their turn in a queue outside a Shiv temple in Meerut...

Kawad yatri waiting for their turn in a queue outside a Shiv temple in Meerut...

A farmer ploughs his paddy field during monsoon session at a village near Balurghat in South...

A farmer ploughs his paddy field during monsoon session at a village near Balurghat in South...

Chennaiyin FC Co-owner and actor Abhishek Bachchan reacts during a press conference...

Chennaiyin FC Co-owner and actor Abhishek Bachchan reacts during a press conference...

Exile Tibetans hold posters of the late Nobel laureate Xiaobo Liu during a prayer service...

Exile Tibetans hold posters of the late Nobel laureate Xiaobo Liu during a prayer service...

Temples submerged in flooded waters of Narmada river at Gwarighat in Jabalpur...

Temples submerged in flooded waters of Narmada river at Gwarighat in Jabalpur...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.