Oomen Chandy picks up management lessons at IIM-Kozhikode

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Oomen Chandy
Kozhikode, Aug 18: Kerala Chief Minister, Oomen Chandy on Thursday, Aug 19 moved back to his student life after he along with 19 cabinet colleagues gathered at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Kozhikode to learn the nuances of management and explore how to enhance the state's potential in various areas.

Chandy and his cabinet colleagues arrived in the classroom before 9 a.m. He even instructed his ministers to switch off their mobile phones. The classroom sessions are being led by IIM-K director Debashis Chatterjee.

"Our state has a lot of strengths and also weaknesses. Only after we recognise these can we act accordingly," Chandy told students during an interaction ahead of the "lesson".

IIM-K has named the programme GIFT (Governance Insight For Transformation), focusing on how to make use of the state's potential in areas like investment, infrastructure development, agriculture, environment and health.

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