About Us NIM Introduction

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.

Historical Background:  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.