Mahindra & Mahindra in collaboration with TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS) launched a Policy Case Competition titled ‘Neeti Manthan’ at the Vasant Kunj campus of TERI SAS today. This competition is open for the students of various disciplines in TERI SAS and three other participating institutions.
On this occasion, Mr. Manoj Chugh, President, Group Public Affairs, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “To ensure that India develops as a whole and not just in sections, academia, industry, and policymakers need to come together and make policy interventions to resolve issues which have not been resolved yet. By this exercise, ‘Neeti Manthan’, Mahindra & Mahindra and TERI SAS are going to come up with recommendations that either intervene in the existing policies or come up with new ones to help India grow.”
Professor Manipadma Datta, Vice Chancellor, TERI SAS, New Delhi also shared his views on this occasion and said, “The industry and academia are inseparable in most developed countries and their synergy ensures effective policies that induce collective growth. Absence of this synergy not only makes development ineffective, but also fuels inequality, which thwarts country’s attempt to grow as a united whole. Therefore, churning (manthan) by the academia and industry is a must.”
Neeti Manthan is a part of a long-term joint collaboration between Mahindra & Mahindra and TERI SAS. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising this collaboration was also signed at the launch event. Apart from the organisation of the policy case competition, this MoU formalises the partnership between Mahindra & Mahindra and TERI SAS in a wide set of activities including industry-oriented curriculum design, training, visits, internship and placement, R&D and skill development among others.