IIM Shillong Launches Business Management Course for Defense Officers

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Shillong: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong successfully inaugurated its Business Management Certificate Course for Defense Officers on Friday at its campus.

The 6-month certificate course was introduced with the aim of bridging the gap between knowledge and action and managing the changing dynamics of the military and commercial sectors.

Through interactive lectures, case studies, sessions with industry experts, management games, simulations and student participation, the course aims to emphasize experiential learning of the Indian Defense Forces, which are among the best in the world and are recognized for their competence, their prowess. , morality, size and technology, IIM Shillong officials said.

At the inaugural event on Friday, Air Marshal Dilip Kumar Patnaik shared his own experience of executive training and told attendees it was a great opportunity to further their education while working in defence.

“The ‘FAUJ’ is very different from the business world. It’s important to unlearn what you already know in order to absorb the information that faculty exposes you to,” he said.

He went on to describe how the course will appeal to defense authorities by exposing learners to challenging real-world business scenarios from a variety of industries and organizations.

DP Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong explained how the program would attract defense officers. “This program will build on the skills that defense leaders already possess through their years of excellent service to the nation, allowing them to use classroom activities and interact with their peers to further enhance their skills. . It is a specialized program designed to equip defense commanders with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for seamless transfer into the business world,” he said.

The main guest at the event was Air Marshal DK Patnaik, who is also the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) and Eastern Air Command Officer. Prof. DP Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong, Prof. Sitanshu Sekhar Das, Program Coordinator, and Prof. Vibhas Amawate, Chairman, MDP & Consultancy, along with Brig Vinod S were also present at the event.

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