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About the Centre

The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis is envisioned as a proactive embodiment of the philosophy of the late President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, of levering knowledge, technology and humanism to achieving Sustainable Development while also ensuring the goals of a just and equitable Social Order. The Centre was the outcome of a tripartite agreement between Indian Institute of Management, Shillong and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) and North Eastern Council (NEC) signed on 15th October 2016.

Mission Statement

The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis is envisioned as a proactive embodiment of the philosophy of the late President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, of leveraging knowledge, technology and humanism to achieving Sustainable Development while also ensuring the goals of a Just and Equitable Social Order.

The Centre aims to emerge as a state of the art resource centre to assist the states of North East India and the implementing agencies to plan and execute projects properly, promote innovations and functions as a repository of the best practices in the region, especially in development planning of six critical sectors namely logistics, tourism, horticulture, handicraft, handloom and business process outsourcing. This would cover all the vital areas of development planning, strategising, analysis and policy formulation. The Centre aims to be the catalyst for development through action research and analysis. It would strive to emerge as an innovation and knowledge hub that will help achieve Sustainable Development through a blend of Science and Humanism through the cultivation of techno-economic excellence along with inculcation of universal human values, the awakening of indigenous sensitivity and celebration of natural as well as cultural diversity. Further, the Centre will also network with various institutes throughout North-East India and establish an institutional network to provide the knowledge breakup.