The Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) was established in 1964. Mr SS Khera, the then Cabinet Secretary,Government of India, conceived the idea of a research institution that would undertake a systematic and sustained study of issues relevant to the formulation of policies pertaining to Public Enterprises.
Dr VV Ramanadham, the then Professor and Head, Department of Commerce, Osmania University, with the active support and guidance provided by Dr DS Reddy, the then Vice Chancellor, Osmania university, translated Mr Khera’s concept into a reality that is IPE, as an autonomous, non-profi t society.
Dr P Rama Rao, a distinguished scientist, is the President of the Institute. He was formerly Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; Secretary, Department of Ocean Development, Government of India; Chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board and former Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad. He has recently been appointed a Member of the Atomic Energy Commission, Government of India. He brings with him varied and rich experience to guide the destination of IPE committed to excellence, be it in management education, consultancy,research and training.
Over the last 46 years, the Institute has widened the area of its work. Beginning with research, today it is a pioneer in Consultancy, Executive Training and Management Education.
The knowledge and insights gained in research enable IPE to undertake consultancy assignments for national and international organizations like the United Nations Development Program(UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Commonwealth Secretariat, Department for International Development (DFID), Governmentof UK, International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE), Asian and Pacifi c DevelopmentCenter (APDC), International Labour Organization (ILO), Central and State governments, public and private sector enterprises.
As a part of its developmental activities and as a logical extension of its activities, IPE has been organizing Management Development Programs (MDPs) for the past 45 years for offi cers of state and central government and practicing managers of public and private sector organizations. The Institute has conducted nearly 100 programs for IAS and IFS cadre covering more than1,600 Sr civil servants. In addition, over 1,000 MDPs and in-company programs were organized for more than 40,000 practicing managers of the corporate sector.
These programs fall under the categories of General Management, Project Planning and Appraisal,Human Resources Development, Finance, Marketing, Corporate Planning, Information Technologyand Restructuring of Enterprises. The Institute has also conducted several seminars, conferences and other programs sponsored by various National / International agencies.
The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resources Development,Government of India, recognized the Institute as a ‘Center of Excellence’ in Social Science research in 1976. The Institute is partly funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Institute was conceived as a research institution devoted to systematic and sustained study of issues relevant to the formulation, implementation, review, monitoring and assessment of policies and programs concerning public enterprise. To its credit, IPE has completed about 150 research projects since inception, while 13 research projects are ongoing in the current academic year.
IPE has many premier publications which include books, journals, research publications, monographs and bulletins, etc., being brought out by its faculty:
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