IIM Ahmedabad inaugurates JSW school of public policy’s new building at IIMA campus

JSW SPP's new state-of-the-art building inaugurated at the new IIM Ahmedabad campus for education, research, and policy discussions.

IIM Ahmedabad inaugurates JSW school of public policy’s new building at IIMA campus Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). (Picture: Official)
Ishita Ranganath | Feb 21, 2023 - 6:48 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) along with JSW Group inaugurated JSW School of Public Policy’s (JSW SPP) building at IIMA’s new campus today. The facility aims to become a forum for education, research, and policy discussions.

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The new centre has been designed by architect and educator Harvard Graduate School of Design, faculty, Rahul Mehrotra. The building consists of a large forum, a 120-seater auditorium, 160-seater classrooms, two seminar rooms – 60-seater and 30-seater, eight syndicate rooms, 18 faculty offices, a library extension, program office, and spaces for research and teaching assistants.

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IIMA representatives including IIMA, board of governors, chairman, Pankaj R Patel; IIMA, director-in-charge, Arindam Banerjee; along with JSW Group, chairman, Sajjan Jindal; JSW Foundation, chairperson, Sangita Jindal and JSW Cement and Paints, managing director, Parth Jindal. The inauguration was also attended by dignitaries from academia, industry, and the government along with IIMA faculty.

Addressing the gathering, IIMA, director-in-charge, Arindam Banerjee said: "IIMA has a strong legacy of making exceptional contributions to India's policy making space that have actively shaped the policy-scape of the country. A significant amount of research, teaching and advisory work has been undertaken, creating for IIMA a reputation for innovative, grounded and future-oriented contribution to improving policy formulation and implementation. The JSW School was conceptualized to be an influential think tank that can contribute to building this public policy framework for the state and the country. The School took shape with the generous support of the JSW Group. Even as the brick-and-mortar facility was underway in the last few years, the school took the lead in bringing together stakeholders across the spectrum to facilitate public policy dialogues that would engage, influence and contribute meaningfully to policy formulation."

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Outlining the future plans, JSW SPP, chairperson and associate professor, Namrata Chindarkar, said: “The JSW School of Public Policy (JSW SPP) has set out a vision to develop a unique school of thought on public policy that embraces and tries to make sense of the complex and oftentimes messy policy cape of India. It also aims to play a role in overcoming “policy myopia” and become a platform that brings government, industry, and academia together to take a citizen-centric view and open-mindedly discuss both policy successes and failures with the objective of learning and diffusion. The JSW SPP has the privilege of being a part of IIMA, the country’s best management institution. It aspires to facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas with the rest of the institute to examine the relationship between government, business, and society.”

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