A Bit About NIM
The National Institute of Management (NIM) Karachi is a constituent unit of National School of Public Policy (NSPP) and plays a pivotal role in training and capacity building of the civil servants of Pakistan.
The National School of Public Policy (NSPP) in was established under the Ordinance No. XCIX of 2002. The purpose of establishing the NSPP was not only to improve the quality and effectiveness of existing public sector service providers but it was also to empower new entrants in the public sector with world class teaching, training and research facilities, and ultimately improve service delivery and policy outcomes.
The National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) was established in 1961 as an autonomous government organization under the Establishment Division, and registered under Societies Registration Act (No. XXI of 1861). Together with its sister institutions at Dacca and Lahore, it was initially set up for mandatory training of senior civil servants belonging to various occupational groups and autonomous bodies in the federal and provincial governments (at the senior level that later came to be known as BPS 19) who were in the eligibility zone for promotion. Over a period of time, other campuses of NIPA were established at Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. NIPA Karachi has conducted 82 Advanced Courses for Public Sector Management (ACPSM).
The contents of ACPSM have been modified and the Course run was re-named as Senior Management Course (SMC). Up till 8th SMC, the course was run only at SMW of National Management College (NMC) Lahore. However to facilitate the officers from Sindh, the government has decided to run this course at NIM Karachi also. In this regard, from 9th SMC and onward the course will also being conducted both at SMWs of NMC Lahore and NIM Karachi, simultaneously.
For operational purposes NIM Karachi has been divided into two wings, namely; Mid-career Management Wing (MCMW) and Senior Management Wing (SMW).
The MCMW conducts the Mid-Career Management Course for Grade-18 officers, and the SMW conducts the Senior Management Course for Grade-19 officers.
“Introducing excellence in public service delivery through capacity building and inculcation of skills and values essential for Good Governance”
The mission statement of NIM Karachi reads,“NIM aims to introduce EXCELLENCE in public service through capacity building and inculcation of skills and values, essential for Accountable and Management GOOD GOVERNANCE”.
The mission is based on the philosophy that the foundation of good governance is a transparent and effective government that is free from corruption, is efficient, responsive, fair and impartial, while holding dear the principle of merit and equal treatment from of any sort of dissemination and consideration of prolixity
Our basic aim at NIM-Karachi is capacity building of public servant in performance of them duties and this can be achieved by critics a sense of responsibility and willingness for a change towards the prosperity and better future of the society. This is the only way the public servants would learn to anticipate demands, influence development, and meet the needs in the most imaginative, practical and productive manner. For this purpose we have successfully trained a large number of mid-career and senior level civil servants for being capable of grappling with the challenging issues of public policy, decision-making and effective service delivery.
Good governance, human resource development, and leadership form the core areas of learning philosophy. Participant-centred-training and education within a governance framework aims at producing leaders with vision: Leaders who are efficient, responsive, proactive, and futuristic in their outlook; leaders who inspire confidence and readily accept change for greater efficiency and cost effectiveness; leaders who are willing to learn and employ modern management tools and techniques; and, who are responsive to the needs of their wards, the common man.
Areas of Emphasis
Keeping in view the above philosophy and the principles, our main emphasis is to develop analytical, faculties, managerial excellence and negotiation, as also advocacy, skills through dissemination of knowledge, information and expertise. The participants are, therefore, among other fields, expected to primarily achieve competence in three areas:
We are imparting advanced IT training as our contribution towards the establishment of an I.T environment in the country. NIM Karachi is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art computer laboratories with Core i5 branded computers, and multimedia.
The Institute has 200+ workstations and an excellent computer laboratories with 100 Core i5 machines in two labs, networked with high performance dedicated HP Servers. The institute also has 24/7 Internet access facility through DSL. The Following facilities are available for all the staff / participants of SMC and MCMC.
- Internet/E-mail facility
- Individual e-mail address
- Individual user accounts on local servers.
An internet facility are available in all hostels rooms’ access 24/7. Participants are encouraged to use internet facility for their daily assignments
NIM has two separate hostels for the participants of SMC and MCMC. Both the hostels are located within vicinity of the Institute. The hostels fully furnished rooms on single / double occupancy basis and 24/7 internet facility. A mess attached to the hostel provides high quality foods.
The institute has sports facilities available for guest / participants:
- In-door games (Snooker, Table Tennis & Badminton)
The Institute’s library supports the training and research activities of both the faculty as well as the trainee participants. The print collection is made up of useful materials on a broad range of public policy issues, including international affairs, social policy, economy, environment, law, and the management of public and non-profit organizations. Due to its proximity to several educational and training institutions, including the University of Karachi, the Usman Institute of Technology and the Institute of Business Administration Institute of participants can also draw upon their resources as and when required. The library also subscribes to a number of journals, magazines, periodicals and newspapers.
LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS
- No material shall be taken away from the premises without the prior permission of the Librarian.
- Books shall not be transferred from one person to another.
- Library material will not be issued to borrowers on the basis of request made on the telephone.
- Reference books, term papers, periodicals and press clipping folders will not be issued.
- Books must be returned by the library members within two weeks of issuance.
- Books will be issued to faculty members and the staff of the institute for a period of two months. Reminders will be issued if these books are not returned within due time. The case for the reimbursement of the cost of the books will be sent to the account branch after one week of issuing of the final reminder.
- Faculty and staff members will return all the books issued to them before proceeding on leave or abroad for training.
- All the participants of NIM courses are entitled to borrow books for two weeks. However, they must return the books before leaving the institute. Otherwise, clearance/course certificates will not be given to them. Course coordinator will cooperate with library in getting back books from the participants
- Two latest photographs, National I.D Card and Guarantee letter from his/her head of the institute/department will have to be submitted by the applicant.
- Subject to completion and signing of appropriate registration form, an applicant may be registered as a member for a period of 3 months, extendable to a year.
- Membership fee (non-refundable) for 3 months is Rs. 1000 and for one year is Rs. 2000. On expiry of this period the membership will have to be renewed/re-registered.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP
- NIM library provides its membership to ex-participants of NIM Advanced Courses.
- Private Students are not eligible for membership.
- Applications for membership must be addressed to the Library Incharge.
- Member of the library will deposit Rs. 2,000/= (refundable) as caution money.
- Membership will be suspended if the library rules and regulations are infringed.
NIM has air-conditioned 02 main class rooms, 14 syndicate equipped with audio-visual facilities to run courses simultaneously. Syndicate rooms for group discussions are also available.
NIM has a centrally air-conditioned auditorium equipped with latest public address system and capacity of 280 seats. Arrangements for video recording of all meetings and conferences are also available to the government agencies and educational or cultural organizations for holding seminars, workshops and symposia on payment at rates approved by the Administration.
Audio Visual Laboratory
NIM Karachi has developed its own Audio Visual Laboratory managed by professional staff with advance equipments, which provides professional help to prepare audio-visual material like digital photography, transparencies, slides, graphs, diagrams, etc.
Mail Box Facility/Postal Arrangements
A mail-box facility for incoming mail is available in the corridor outside the computer labs. Each participant will be allocated a mail-box number for collection of their mails. Outgoing private mail will be facilitated by the institute at the official rates.
Telephone sets are installed in all the hostel rooms. Local calls can be made directly by dialing “9”. Nation-wide calls can only be made by way of calling cards. Telephone messages received during the sessions will be delivered to the participants during the break or after the session. Unless otherwise specified, fax messages will be placed in the mailboxes. Please ensure that fax messages are clearly marked with your name, otherwise delivery could be delayed.
Participants are requested to keep handy all the documents which they receive from the National Institute of Management, Karachi in connection with Senior Management Course (SMC) and the Mid-Career Management Course (MCMC).
Modern information technology tends to lead to unnecessary printing of documents. In order to discourage this trend, participants are expected to download their documents for their future references (on the USB drive, CD-R/ RW or directly to the disc space provided on the server) when they are browsing the internet and avoid the tendency to immediately print the page. Working drafts should be edited on screen and not be printed. Laser Printer will be available in computer labs.
Typing and Data Entry
NIM does not assume any responsibility for providing typing and data-entry facilities to the participants. Limited arrangements for facilitating them in this regard have been made through a dedicated computer operators who shall be available in the Labs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. In extraordinary circumstance, additional support may be available from NIM staff on a need basis. However, it must be kept in mind that material submission is staggered as it is not possible to cater to a sudden surge that generally comes near the deadline(s).
Laundry services are available from an outsourced service provider on payment at prescribed rates.
The Institute has a clinic where a medical officer is available to provide medical advice and essential medication from 09:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily on working days. Serious medical cases are referred to government hospitals in accordance with the entitlement.
NIM has efficient Reprography arrangements and has Plain Paper Copiers, paper cutting & binding machine.
Each participant is allowed a total of 500 copies throughout the duration of the course and is required to make necessary entry in the register provided for this purpose in the copier room.
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