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First Gati Shakti Research Chair established at IIM Shillong

By IndianMandarins- 24 Feb 2024


New Delhi (24.02.2024): An MoU was, on Friday, signed between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and IIM in the presence of Union Minister for Shipping Sarbananda Sonowal to set up India’s first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’.
The Chair will spearhead high-quality academic research on multimodal logistics with a North-East focus. It will aim at building knowledge on multimodal logistics development strategies and practice in the North-Eastern region, facilitate knowledge and innovation for logistical capacity building in the region. 
The chair also aims to foster collaboration with global experts in creating and developing knowledge & expertise. The chair will also support the multimodal logistics research activities, capacity building and outputs to enable PM Gati Shakti Masterplan to power the East and North-East Region’s logistical capacity.
The Ministry through its Gati Shakti Research Chair, reaffirms its crucial role in advancing the objectives of the Gati Shakti vision. 
Sonowal was also joined by the Members of IIM Shillong Board of Governors, Atul Kulkarni, Bijon Dey Saiwan, Member, IIM Shillong Board of Governors, along with Director, DP Goyal among teachers and students of the institute.

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