Jindal University and Power Grid Corporation of India Sign MoU to Promote Cooperation in Executive Education, Consultancy and Research

Sonipat: November 25, 2016: The Jindal Institute of Leadership Development & Executive Education (JILDEE) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), a research intensive global institution in the NCR of Delhi recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID), one of the largest transmission utilities in the world.

Lt. Gen. Dr. Rajesh Kochhar (Retd), Senior Director of JILDEE signed the MoU with Mr. Ravi P. Singh, Director Personnel, Power Grid Corporation of India at the POWERGRID corporate office in Gurgaon. Also present on the occasion were Mr. Anil Saberwal, GM- HRD, POWERGRID, Mr. K. N. Pandey, DGM-HRD, POWERGRID and Mr. Amit Mohapatra, Deputy Director of Jindal Institute of Leadership Development & Executive Education, JGU.

The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for a period of 5 years and will see both institutions exchange intellectual and infrastructure resources. The long term collaboration will involve JILDEE designing and conducting custom management development programmes for senior officers of POWERGRID. The scope of cooperation also includes areas like consultancy, summer internship, joint research and conferences, case writing and international assignments.

JILDEE will draw upon the intellectual resources at JGU to conduct these programmes in the areas of leadership development, strategic management, innovation, creativity, competency mapping and other advanced management programmes. The curriculum will employ various pedagogical approaches such as lectures, simulations, small group interactions, action learning projects, and case studies.

Speaking on the occasion, JGU, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) C Raj Kumar, said, “We are privileged to have partnered with the Power Grid Corporation of India, a Navratna, Central Public Sector Undertaking and India’s largest electric power transmission utility. It is indeed a proud moment for our institution.”

Speaking on the leadership development, capacity building and knowledge creation initiatives led by JILDEE, Prof. Raj observed, “The executive education programmes at JILDEE are carefully developed with a view to promoting leadership development at the highest levels of decision-making within corporations, government agencies, inter-governmental organizations, public sector organizations, NGOs, regulatory bodies and other institutions. The programmes employ a multidisciplinary approach while preparing senior leaders to take critical strategic decisions in an ethical and socially responsible environment.”  

“As an institution committed to promoting public service and nation building, these programmes are also part of our larger effort to train and equip the leaders of tomorrow, who can lead their organizations, the nation, and society towards a better future,” noted the Vice-Chancellor.

Speaking on the collaborative initiative with POWERGRID, Lt Gen Dr Rajesh Kochhar (Retd), Senior Director of JILDEE, noted, “In this world of constant change it is quite imperative that collaborative trainings are the need of the hour for rise of a new breed of leadership which will eventually take on this dynamic world. It’s our goal to constantly evolve modules and train employees with the right skills and this collaboration is just the beginning of an academic journey”

As part of the collaborative agreement POWERGRID will nominate senior and middle level officers for both executive general management and short term certificate programmes at JGU. Faculty members for the modules will include faculty members of JGU, leading industry experts, government officials and other leading academicians from both India and abroad.

Both entities will also undertake joint research and conferences in areas of mutual interest and benefit, these activities will be undertaken with an objective of sharing best practices/ advancements as well as learning from other leading global organizations in the industry.

Power Grid Corporation of India owns and operates about 1, 31,728 ckt kms of transmission lines at 800/765kV, 400kV, 220kV & 132kV EHVAC & +500kV HVDC levels and 213 sub-stations. The grid has a transformation capacity of about 2, 66,163 MVA as on 31st August 2016.

JILDEE offers programmes to mid and senior level career officers in various disciplines including Financial Management, Law and Corporate Governance, Leadership and Professional Development, Project and Process Management, Economics, Marketing and Sales, Technology, Innovation, Strategy, Government and Public Policy, Taxation, Diplomacy, and International Affairs. The executive education programmes that JILDEE conducts are both open-enrollment as well as custom programmes. 

About O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU)

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-profit global university established by the Haryana Private Universities (Second Amendment) Act, 2009. Within a short span of six years, JGU has achieved the distinction of being awarded grade “A” from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the highest rating given to a private university in the State of Haryana, India. JGU is a research-intensive university with research clusters in the form of several research centers among the five Schools and currently has arrangements for international collaboration with more than 150 leading universities in 42 countries.

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