In its unique contribution to strengthen academics in the country and advance ten universally accepted principles of the United Nations Global Compact, GCNI has taken yet another thought leadership to set up an interdisciplinary curriculum for Public Policy programs both at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels for Lucknow University, one of the oldest and leading universities in India. These programs aim at opening doors of public policy issues and concerns to the students who can subsequently learn and embrace among other things value based practices and responsible conduct in transforming institutions that they would go on to serve in future. The University through these programs will also teach a module on principles of Global Compact and its relevance in a fast evolving and globalized workplace, market place and community in a bottom up policy influence approach.
In a time when governments continue to localize and businesses continue to globalize, there is an ever growing need to influence responsible business conduct at the point of entry and academic institutions of all variety are the most influential target points.
The public policy programs both at the graduate and post graduate levels have been launched by the Lucknow University and have been well received, which is reflected in enrollments across these two levels and continue to gain traction bringing businesses, academic, government and non-governmental organizations together on intersection of public policy and other disciplines of academic pursuits.
Speaking on the development, Mr. Dinesh K Sarraf President GCNI and Chairman & Managing Director, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited said “Academic Institutions are key to expand Ten Universal Global Compact Principles and values across the value chain, and I along with my industry colleagues invite you to join the world’s largest corporate citizenship movement, as its member”.
The curriculum on Public Policy has been duly vetted by academic council of the University and other viable options are being explored for seeking out partnerships and collaborations with leading institutions in the country to provide a well structured teaching, research and practice through the public policy program.
GCNI has also recently announced its strategic engagement with universities, management institutes and academic institutions with offerings of unique value propositions in the country in a bid to make them partners and collaborators in championing the ethos and spirit of the Global Compact principles through teaching, research, training and practice approaches.
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