MAJOR GENERAL G S Aulakh, Officiating Commander and Chief Instructor of MCTE, Mhow, has described cadets receiving training at Indian Institute of Management-Indore (IIM-I) as ‘warriors in the management gurukul’.
He was inaugurating the second batch of six- month Post Graduate Certificate Course in Management for Defence Officers in the presence of IIM Director Dr S P Parashar recently.
In his inaugural speech, Major General Aulakh termed this programme as a second inning in career of defence officers. He advised the participants to set goals and stay focused towards them with right attitude and committed hard work, as ingrained in them by the military.
Group Captain Rajesh Sobti, Director (Training), Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), Union Ministry of Defence, disclosed that the initiative for this programme had been taken due to the excellent response from the industry.
Dr Parashar said that the course has been designed to meet requirement of the officers.
He emphasised that with the vital ingredients of focused dedication and disciplined approach for analytical problem solving in real life situations under constraints and pressures of the ex-servicemen, the corporate world will immensely benefit from having such people as managers.
The curriculum had been carefully prepared to meet the challenges in the area of operations, finance, marketing, IT, project management, logistics and supply chain management and the crucial utilisation of human capital under the expert guidance of the finest faculty.
The programme is meant for defence officers who have just retired or are going to retire shortly. Approximately 60,000 service personnel are retired/released every year at a comparatively young age necessitating their taking up a second occupation. The DGR looks after all such matters connected with their resettlement and welfare.
The programme aims to help officers from the three defence services - Army, Air Force and Navy - to re-deploy them in civil life after retirement.
The programme has been designed by IIM-I at the instance of the DGR to enable retired men to equip themselves with necessary skills to join the corporate houses. Senior defence officials, faculty and officers of IIM-Indore were present at the function.