TAPMI offers PG programme for executives.

T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), a leading B-school, has announced a unique one-year Post-Graduate e-Governance Programme for Executives (eGPX). It will cater to middle and senior-level executives from government, public and private sectors.

The programme is being offered by TAPMI in collaboration with National Institute for Smart Government [NISG], Hyderabad with support from the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT. TAPMI is the first management institute in the country to be selected to conduct a postgraduate e-governance programme for executives in collaboration with NISG.

The admissions for the 2010-11 batch of eGPX will close on July 15, 2010.

“The eGPX Programme has been designed to produce professionals who will fill the capacity gap in the e-Governance space, both in the government and private sectors. TAPMI aims to support the government in its ambitious National e-Governance Plan by enlarging the pool of professionals in the e-governance domain and helping them acquire adequate skills to analyse, design and implement an e-Government application,” said Saji Gopinath, Director of TAPMI.

The National e-Governance Plan has been initiated to transform government departments and agencies from department-centric mode of working to a citizen-centric way of working. This is one of the prime reasons for floating such a course.

“eGPX intends to bring together government officers who have a clear idea of the processes that need ICT-enabled change and professionals from the private sector including IT, who will help implement this change. Learning about the possibilities of using ICT for citizen-centric, transparent governance and working together to make it happen is the aim of the programme,” said Jaba M. Gupta, Chairperson, eGPX.

eGPX will enable participants to understand an e-Government system from the point of view of the various stakeholders including the citizens, businesses and government. State-of-the-art classroom technology and pedagogy is used by TAPMI to simulate real-life situations and prepare the participants to understand the enormity of challenges involved in e-Governance transformation projects.