The Academy held internships in India
The winners of the Academy-wide contest of best practices passed educational internship in the capital of India, New Delhi, where they adopted best practices of business schools and universities in the country. Agreements on cooperation have been reached.
The best practices contest of the Presidential Academy, which was held by the RANEPA Institute of Organizational Development and Strategic Initiatives (IODSI) for the seventh time, seeks to identify, support and promote best technologies and practices in the implementation of educational technology, career management, results of intellectual activity, as well as their reproduction among faculties and branch network of the Academy.
For the participants of the contest season, there will be several educational sessions aimed at the development of project competences and project presentation skills. By the end of the contest, the participants present their projects, and the authors of the best works are sent to take foreign internships.
Each internship is distinguished by its structure. The winners of the previous seasons have already visited the Netherlands (Maastricht), Portugal (Lisbon and Porto), Israel (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Yokneam), Kazakhstan (Astana), Republic of Korea (Seoul). This year the delegation of the Academy professors under the guidance of Inna Gazieva, Director of the RANEPA Institute of Organizational Development and Strategic Initiatives (IODSI), visited a number of educational institutions in New Delhi.
There was a meeting with Tishya Chatterjee, Director of the Indian Institute of Public Administration. The contest winners participated in the round table “Public Management Features”, where they shared their experiences with foreign colleagues and made presentations. A lively discussion was caused by presentations of Olga Kotljarova from Vladimir branch of RANEPA (“Communicative Competence of State and Municipal Employees: Relevance and Specificity”); Natalia Martynova from Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management of RANEPA (“Use of Active Teaching Methods for Training Public and Municipal Employees”); Angelica Golovnina from Tambov branch of RANEPA (“Management Competence of State and Municipal Employees”). Based on the results of the discussion, the participants identified specific areas of cooperation and the prospects of signing a bilateral agreement on mutual understanding.
Internship participants visited two leading business schools of India - International Management Institute and Management Development Institute. They are highly demanded in the market of educational services and provide their graduates with absolutely guaranteed and quick employment in the first few months after graduation. IMI is the first business school in India sponsored by corporations (including RPG Enterprises, Nestle, ITC, SAIL, Tata Chemicals, BOC and Williamson). The winners met with Dr. Himadri Dasi, Director of the Institute, and took part in the seminar “Formats of corporate partnerships with universities. Training of personnel for major corporations”. IMI Delhi produced a strong alumni network, it is more than 5000 professionals in management boards of leading corporations. MDI is the first business school in India that has been granted accreditation by AMBA. Internship participants got acquainted with Dr. Atmanand, Director of the Institute, and participated in the round table “Activities aimed at developing students’ careers”.
During the educational trip, participants visited three classical high schools. At Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU, they participated in the international conference “Mapping the Post-Soviet Eurasia: Political Economy, Strategic Environment and Cultural Landscape”. At Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), one of the world’s largest universities, the contestants got acquainted with advanced distance learning programs. At the University of Delhi, the Russian students participated in the seminar “Finding and Motivating Talented Youth. Modern Educational Models and Mechanisms”.
The successful internship resulted in a number of cooperative arrangements with Indian counterparts, acquired skills on the use of new educational technologies. Delegates were advised on how to apply their experience in educational practice of the Academy. They developed the strategies for replication of educational projects of participants of the internship.
The delegation to India consisted of the lecturers and the staff of seven RANEPA branches: A.A. Golovina (Tambov Branch), D.M. Yesayan (North-Caucasian Institute of Management), K.V. Zheleznikova (Volgograd Institute of Management), V.A. Korol (South-Russian Institute of Management), O.V. Kotlyarova (Vladimir Branch), N.A. Martynova (Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management), E.N. Potapova (Volga Region Management Institute named after P.A. Stolypin), A.B. Hmelkov (Tambov Branch), V.N. Chegarnova (North-Caucasian Institute of Management).