Master of Business Administration in Digital Governance & Management (MBA-DGM) at IIM Visakhapatnam

The MBA programme in Digital Governance & Management is the-first-of-its-kind Master of Business Management programme in the country under Digital India, launched by IIMV (an Institution of National Importance), under the aegis of the National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Government of India. The programme focuses on capacity building in government and industry to equip functionaries at strategic and operational levels with necessary knowledge and skills.

For a comprehensive coverage of the domain, this programme is carefully curate with a combination of theoretical and practical understanding through a combination of lectures, workshops, field visits, international immersion and a capstone project. While the field visits are planned to gain understanding of the nuances of e-Governance projects at the national level, a two-week international immersion at NUS (National University of Singapore) e-Governance Leadership Centre, Singapore (for the current batch) exposes students to best-standards, internationally, on digital governance and management. Finally through a capstone project, participants implement learnt concepts on real-life projects.

Target Participants:

The programme is considered to be suitable for the executive officers responsible to design and implement Digital Governance initiative in the Government. The prescribed programme fee for selected government officers is sponsored by NeGD, MeitY, under Capacity Building scheme. The minimum eligibility of government officers for the sponsorship is as given below:

  • Central and State Government officers with minimum 5 years of experience in Group ‘A’ or ‘B’ services
  • Upper age – 45 years
  • Minimum 15 years of residual service


The programme is spread over four Semesters of five months each. The sessions are delivered in a unique blended-learning mode (80% online, 20% on-campus) with minimal dislocation of normal work schedules of participants. This is in tune with the importance and rising trend of such (online) programmes offered by educational institutions, nationally and internationally.

The programme provides an immersive and active learning experience to participants. The courses (Core and Elective) will have a judicious blend of learning modes, such as, class-room discussions, tutorials, workshops, group work, case study analyses, simulation games, industry interaction and outreach activities.

MBA degree in Digital Governance & Management is awarded to the qualifying participants in accordance with the ordinances of the Academic Council of IIM Visakhapatnam (under the IIM Act 2017).

Courses Offered:

Term-1 Term-2 Term-3
Digital Governance – Context, Concepts & Applications Foundations of Functional Management (Operations Management) Business Process Re-Engineering and Change Management
Communication & Leadership Skills Foundations of Functional Management (Strategy) Design and Management of Multi-sided Digital Platforms
Introduction to Digital Architecture Foundations of Functional Management (Finance) Foundations & Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Quantitative Methods & Techniques Design & Realization of Large-Scale Digital Transformations Data Science for Decision Making
Public Finance Management Social, Legal & Ethical Aspects of Digital Technologies Public Policy Analysis
Foundations of Functional Management (Macro Economics) Public Private Partnership in

e-governance projects

Foundations & Applications of Latest Technologies: Blockchain, Telematics & SMACI
Foundations of Functional Management (Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource) Information & Communications Technology for Development Cybersecurity & Data Governance – Level-2
Foundations of Functional Management (Marketing) Principles & Management of

Information Security

Technology Services & Infrastructure Management
Foundations of Functional Management (Microeconomics) Research Methodology
Introduction to Sectoral Management

Key resources:

S No. Name Designation Organization
1 Prof. Srinivas Josyula Associate Professor of Practice IIM Visakhapatnam
2 Prof. Chandreie Mukherjee Assistant Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
3 Prof. Pallab Saha Chief Architect at The Open Group & President, Association of Enterprise Architects (India) The Open Group
4 Prof. Bhargab Chattopadhyay Assistant Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
5  Prof. Shivshanker Singh Patel Assistant Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
6 Prof. Govinda Bhattacharjee Professor of Applied Economics( Public Finance & Taxation) Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi
7 Prof. Kalyan Kolukuluri Assistant Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
8 Prof. M V Anuradha Associate Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
9 Prof. Suresh Garimella Adjunct Professor of Marketing Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Harihar, Karnataka
10 Prof. Vinay Ramani Associate Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
11 Prof. Subrahmanyam Yadavalli MD and CEO Next Health Digital Solutions
12 Prof. Manoj Rajan Special Secretary to Government of Karnataka. (Food Processing). Govt. of Karnataka
13 Prof. Maneesh Mishra Lead, World Bank Skill India Mission Operation (SANKALP) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
14 Prof. MN Rao Chairman MediSysEduTechPvt. Ltd, Hyderabad
15 Prof. VN Sastry Professor and Head of the Centre (Mobile Banking) Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), Hyderabad
16 Prof. Milan Kumar Assistant Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
17 Prof. Deepika Gupta Assistant Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
18 Prof. Md. Shameem Jawed Assistant Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
19 Prof. P R S Sarma Associate Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
20 Prof. Neena Pandey Assistant Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
21 Prof. Sundar Balakrishna Director-Electronic Services Delivery Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
22 Prof. Bishakha Majumdar Assistant Professor IIM Visakhapatnam
23 Prof. Vigneswara Ilavarasan P Professor IIT Delhi
24  Prof. Rahul De’ Professor IIM Bangalore
25 Prof. H Krishnamurthy Principal Research Scientist IISc Bangalore
26 Prof. Krishna Mohan Former Addl. Chief Secretary
& Financial Commissioner Revenue,
Government of Haryana
27 Prof. Bhat Dattakavi Founder, CEO, Data Scientist at
28 Prof. Upendra Rao Adjunct Professor || National Visiting professor of ISTE NIT, Warangal