Yashada and Gokhale Institute sign an MoU on research and academic collaboration

Ajit Ranade, Vice-Chancellor, Gokhale Institute and S Chokkalingam, Director General, Yashada greet each other with a flower bouquet at the MoU signing ceremony
Dr Ajit Ranade (L), VC, Gokhale Institute, and S Chokkalingam (R) at the MoU signing


The Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (Yashada) and the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to carry out new academic and research initiatives in collaboration. 

The two institutions will actively collaborate in setting up a new Master of Public Policy program, which will be primarily aimed at training mid-career civil services officers. In addition, they will jointly take up research projects in economic policy, public finance, and monitoring and evaluation of government schemes. The MoU will come into force on 6 July 2022, at Yashada, Pune. 

Director General at Yashada, S Chokkalingam, and Vice-Chancellor of Gokhale Institute, Dr Ajit Ranade were present at the MoU signing. Dean Bharat Bhushan, and faculty member Pradnya Dasarwar from Yashada were also present. Yashada’s registrar Mangesh Joshi and Gokhale Institute’s officiating registrar Prabhash Rath signed the official document.  

S Chokkalingam, DG, Yashada, Prabhash Rath, Registrar, GIPE and Mangesh Joshi, Registrar, Yashada (l-R) as the MoU is signed
Registrars of the two institutions sign the MoU

Yashada, Pune is the apex administrative training institute of the Government of Maharashtra. It imparts training to the new and existing officers in the government, and it has several functioning institutes and centres of research and training under its purview.