19 April 2022 12:40:29 IST

24 army personnel register for certificate programme at IIM Indore

Lt Col Abhishek Mansingh, Jt Director (Training and Administration) DRZ (Central) Lucknow, joined the inauguration of the programme, virtually

A total of 24 army personnel have registered for the six-month certificate programme in international business management at IIM Indore. These belong to different ranks including Wing Commander, Squadron Leader, Commander, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel, from Air Force, Navy, and Army. It is an on-campus, non-residential programme.

The coursework will include a judicious mix of lectures, case studies, discussions, group activities, field visits, and prescribed reading material to increase the effectiveness of the training, a release from the institute, said. The programme has been designed to maximise experiential learning by enabling more significant interaction among peers to gain a deeper understanding of the topics, it added.  

The subjects include a wide range of topics such as business economics, financial accounting and control, introduction to quantitative methods, managerial communications, operations management, organisational behaviour, human resource management, strategic management, entrepreneurship orientation, and innovation, to name a few.  

Augmenting leadership

The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of Prof Saumya Ranjan Dash, Dean - Programmes; Prof Kousik Guhathakurta, Programme Coordinator; Prof Subin Sudhir, Chair - Executive Education; and Col Gururaj Gopinath Pamidi (Retd), CAO, IIM Indore. Lt Col Abhishek Mansingh, Jt Director (Training and Administration) DRZ (Central) Lucknow, was the chief guest for the occasion. 

Col Gururaj Gopinath Pamidi (Retd), CAO, IIM Indore, Prof Saumya Ranjan Dash, Dean - Programmes, and Prof Kousik Guhathakurta, Programme Coordinator (from left to right).

Prof Saumya Ranjan said that IIM Indore aims to be a contextually-relevant business school, and hence this programme will ensure augmenting the leadership and managerial skills of the officers further.

“We at IIM Indore focus on faculty-driven and participant-centered learning. This programme will enhance the skills you already acquired during your remarkable years of service to the nation, and hence, you can make extensive use of the classroom sessions and interact with your peers to improve upon your capabilities,” he added.