Indian Social & Political Environment (ISPE) is a course for PGP at IIMA offered by Prof. Anil Gupta. Guptaji is reknowned for his works in grassroots innovations and are firm believer of Indian traditional knowledge and its efficacy in resolving contemporary issues. He is honored with Padamshri by Government of India.
ISPE is a unique course in many aspects. Many students find it misplaced in the management program. However, Prof. Gupta believes that it is a much required course to sensitize future managers regarding current social and political issues. This is a Zero Credit but compulsory course. Professor believes that you decide how much did you learn and give credits to yourself. He doesn't believe that credits and grades are effective tools to motivate students to learn more. Quite unlike the way PGP program is designed.
ISPE requires us to take up any project that bring about a positive change in the society. As a part of this project, we took up Save Energy Initiative @ IIMA campus. More challenging were the behavioural aspects of energy saving than technical aspects and thus we came up with this video to motivate people and appealed to take affirmative action for reducing wastage of energy.
Like many other ISPE projects, this has also become a continuing projects despite the course is over and our team has decided to continue our efforts in this direction. In fact, many more from the community have shown interest to join the efforts!