'Gunning' for corporate glory - Armed Personnel Graduate from IIM-L
Seeking transition from ‘Battlefield to Boardroom’,
27 defence officers on 13 April completed their General Management Programme from
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L).
The special programme is aimed at helping defence personnel look beyond traditional
post-retirement career options (security and administration) and preparing them
to move into corporate world.
While, the fee is borne by the candidates, the Army negotiates for a lower fee structure
with the institute. IIM-L was the first institute to launch this course in 2004
and now other institutes, including IIMs, have followed suit. The graduating officers,
including four women personnel, underwent a comprehensive 24-week programme spanning
31 courses across domains. Lt Cdr Alok Rai and Lt Col Vinita Dhaka stood 1st and
2nd respectively in the 9th batch of the programme and were awarded merit certificates.
Addressing the valedictory ceremony, IIM-L Director Dr. Devi
Singh highlighted that the values and integrity imbibed in the armed
forces would help them in creating a clean corporate environment.
"Indian armed forces officers form a rich hub of leadership skills, combat experience
and managerial ability. Preparing both retired and retiring officers for a second
career is a major function of the Directorate General of Resettlement," Brigadier
A. K. Siwach, Director Resettlement Zone (Central), said.
He said in this technology era, only knowledge-based employment would thrive and
specialists would have better job avenues. Brig Siwach presented a
Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threat (SWOT) analysis for the officers.
Courtesy: Business Standard