Indore, Jan 4 (UNI) The management course for defence officials, though discontinued at several management schools due to ''ill behaviour'' of the officials, is still being conducted at IIM Indore.
The fourth batch of certificate course in business management for defence officers started at IIM-I yesterday.
IIM-I Director Prof S P Parasher, in his inaugural address, said ''the Armed forces are one of our most valuable work forces that contribute their highest level of services to the nation. The course would prepare the defence officers for the ever-changing and dynamic corporate world''.
''The course is designed in such a way that it will induce a challenging learning experience that focuses on real-world problems and solutions, provideing new knowledge and tools to face challenges in corporate arena'', he said.
Mr Ranjan Seth, Principal Director (Employment) of Rehabilitation Directorate of Defence Ministry, exhorted the participants to abide by the values and qualities embedded during the rigorous training of the defence forces and battlefields.
Commander. Seth emphasised that the participants should work as a cohesive team, follow rules and ethics of the institute to excel in the course and later in the corporate world. He urged all participants to work as brand ambassadors of the armed forces.
Prof VK Gupta, Programme Director, said the certificate course in business management for defence officers at IIM Indore is a six-month intensive immersion course in management. It trains officers from the Indian defence forces in management concepts, frameworks processes, practices, tools and techniques. It offers companies in India a rich talent pool of experienced senior and middle level managers.
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