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Director’s Message

Dr. Hemnath Rao's Profile

Prof.Dr.Hemnath Rao H has a degree in agricultural sciences and studied at the Durham Business School for his MBA as a Nehru Fellow of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Govt. of UK. He earned a doctorate from the JNTU, Hyderabad for his research on the strategic management practices of Indian businesses. He served the National Co-operative Development Corporation, GoI, before joining the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI). where he founded the Strategic Management Area and was also founder Director of the Centre for Poverty Studies and Rural Development, besides serving as the Dean of Management Programmes for one term.

He has designed and delivered programmes in strategic management for senior and top management of PSUs, Co-operatives and large private sector enterprises; entrepreneurs and managers of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); and for senior civil servants of All India and Central Services. Prof. Hemnath has been actively consulting with the Commonwealth Secretariat, UNDP, The World Bank, EU-CDE, SPARK and other international organisations across continental Africa and the South Pacific Region, and serves on policy making committees of the Government of India's various development ministries and the State Governments. His academic interests include strategy, public policy, leadership, agripreneurship, agribusiness, rural development and management of the MSME sector.

Director's Message

Aspiring development management professionals!

Development Management Institute (DMI), Patna invites participants to join the two-year post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGDM) designed to empower grassroots communities and stakeholders in participatory governance and management of resources, institutions and enterprises for enhancing livelihoods and to usher in sustainable development.

Through a unique blend of interactive classroom sessions and experiential learning, the curriculum of PGDM course promotes perspective building and learning in foundational, functional, and general management. Further,integrative courses covering Strategic Management, Sectoral Studies and Social Sciences across five classroom terms and experiential field based learning phases – Development Immersion, Enterprise Learning and Management Internship – provide opportunities for reflection, validation and assimilation of classroom learning by doing

The PGDM is taught by a faculty team equipped adequately with domain expertise and experience. Opportunities to interact with eminent development practitioners and distinguished academics help participants to inculcate values of excellence, integrity, innovation and praxis. Joining the PGDM Programme exposes participants to a host of community, civil society, business and government organisations associated with DMI in a variety of mutually enriching and learning engagements. On successful completion, career opportunities as development management professionals await the participants, with significant opportunities to contribute to societal transformation.

To embark on a road less travelled and to co-create newer pathways to greater common good, the admitted participants have to rise within and rise above, through enlightened self-interest and an abiding commitment to human development. We welcome you to apply for admission to DMI and make the best use of this opportunity to pursue a uniquely designed course in Development Management that prepares the participants for highly rewarding and deeply satisfying careers as development managers, professionals, and leaders.

With Best Wishes,
Hemnath Rao Hanumankar

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