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IIM Shillong Inaugurates Business Management Program for Defense Officers

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong successfully inaugurated its Business Management Certificate Program for Defense Officers on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the campus of IIM Shillong. In order to bridge the gap between knowledge and action and to manage the changing dynamics of the military and commercial sectors, the 6-month certificate program aims to give executives in-depth exposure from business management to analytical thinking. , strategic and entrepreneurial.

Professor DP GoyalDirector, I.I.M. Shillong, Professor Sitanshu Sekhar Das, Program Coordinator, Professor Vibhas AmawatePresident, MDP & Consulting, Brig Vinod S, SM, VSMADG DRZ East attended the inaugural event.

The main guest at the event was Air Marshal DK. Patnaik, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command.


The Inaugural Ceremony began with a speaking note from Professor Vibhas Amawate, Chairman, MDP and Consultant, on an auspicious note with the invocation and lighting of the lamp.

Following this, the ceremony was addressed by Chief Guest, Air Marshal Dilip Kumar Patnaik, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in C), Eastern Air Command with his auspicious keynote.

Air Marshal Dilip Kumar Patnaik, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC in C), Eastern Air Command, while sharing his own experience of imparting executive learning, told attendees that this was a great opportunity to further their education at IIM Shillong while working in defence. In order to become leaders, he advised participants to learn by doing their best and adopting different worldviews.

He continued, that a happy worker is a successful worker and that the “FAUJ” is a field very different in itself from the corporate world. To learn, it is important that they unlearn what they already know in order to absorb the information to which the faculty exposes them.

Studying at IIM Shillong in very pleasant weather has particular advantages. He went on to describe how the program appeals to defense authorities, exposes learners to challenging real-world business scenarios across a variety of industries, organizations and management specializations, and is beneficial to the country in s relying on information from IIM Shillong.

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.

Professor DP Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong Explain, how the program is attractive to defense officers. This program will build on the skills defense officials 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.

The program provides the opportunity to update and refresh one’s skills using the latest and rapidly developing technologies. It is a specialized program designed to equip defense commanders with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for seamless transfer into the business world.

Dr Goyal stressed to all participants that they should approach the six-month course as students,without taking into account their respective functions or titles and try to understand and learn from each other. He continued: “IIM Shillong offers a variety of methods by deliberately blending lectures, case studies, discussions, group projects, field trips, readings and discussions..”

Prof. Sitanshu Sekhar Das, Program Coordinator, BMPDO delivered the closing speech with a vote of thanks and the ceremony ended.

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