The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is all set to impart business education to defence officers who have just retired or who are on the verge of retirement.
The Certificate Course in Business Administration will be held for officers of the Army, Air Force and Navy from October, an official statement said.
"The programme aims at providing management education to officers, whether in the short commission or the regular commission. The objective is to help such officers in their rehabilitation in civil life," the statement said.
The six-month full-time residential programme has been designed by the institute at the instance of the Directorate General of Resettlement, Ministry of Defence.
The programme is divided into three terms. In the first two terms, the participants will be offered about 17 core courses in economics, marketing, finance, accounting, organisational behaviour, costing etc. All these courses are compulsory.
In the last term, participants will be offered elective courses. In addition to classroom teaching, there would be industrial visits and guest lectures.
The ministry has already selected 60 participants for the first batch.