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India’s First Gati Shakti Research Chair Established at IIM Shillong

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong to establish the first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’ in India. This initiative aims to enhance academic research in multimodal logistics, particularly focusing on the North-East region.

Objectives of the Chair

  1. Research Focus: Conduct high-quality academic research on multimodal logistics, emphasizing development strategies and practices in the North-East.
  2. Capacity Building: Facilitate knowledge and innovation to bolster logistical capacity in the region.
  3. Global Collaboration: Foster partnerships with global experts to develop expertise and knowledge exchange.

Significance and Impact

  1. Regional Development: Enhance logistical capabilities in the North-East, aligning with the PM Gati Shakti Masterplan.
  2. Career Opportunities: Provide students with avenues to excel in logistics-related fields through skill development and career opportunities.

Strategic Round Table Discussion

  1. Objective: Develop a comprehensive strategy for connecting the North-Eastern Region to national and international logistics networks.
  2. Policy Formulation: Formulate a collective logistics policy for the North-East in line with the National Logistic Mission.

Institutional Support and Collaboration

  1. Research and Innovation: Foster a culture of research and innovation to support the region’s development.
  2. Guidance and Collaboration: The Ministry will actively guide research agendas, prioritize research areas, and facilitate collaboration among stakeholders.


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