These initiatives come under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development's plan (HRD) of enhancing quality of Higher Education across the Nation.
The plan shall be funded by the World Bank. Under the ministry's plan, IIM-Indore shall train deans, head of departments and professors of various colleges and universities in India.
The pilot session of the programme was held at IIM-Indore starting from Jan 16 to 26 which was attended by 24 selected educationists from the higher educational institutes in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
The programme was proposed by the HRD Ministry and IIM Indore is now executing the programme and Professor Prashant Salwan is said to be co-ordinating it.
According to IIM-Indore Public Information officer Akhtar Parvez, topics like strategic planning in Higher Educational Institutes, people skill and interpersonal effectiveness, campus management system, financial planning and budgeting innovation in teaching and research, IT, web-content, management etc were included in the pilot programme.
Professors from MANIT-Bhopal, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology- Nagpur, Sardar Patel College of Englineering (Mumbai) and others participated in the Pilot session.; he added.