Inspired by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad's initiative to launch business education courses for defence officers, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak is all set to begin a six-month certificate course in management for retired army officers.
The programme aims to train the officers in management skills and business environment. This course is likely to commence in October. The varsity will target the officers retiring in the age-group of 35 to 45 years.
Professor Dheeraj Sharma, Director of IIM Rohtak informed that the proposal in this regard had been sent to the Directorate General Resettlement, Ministry of Defence. Then, the list of the officers who are interested in pursuing the management course will be sent to the institute, following which an entrance test will be conducted. The candidates who managed to clear this entrance exam will be offered admission to the course. Sharma added that the institute is expecting to start with a batch of 50 students.
Prof. Sharma also shared his experience, he said that the state of Haryana is worthy of such a programme since it had contributed immensely for the country's armed forces. Unfortunately, 70 percent of the army officers in defence failed to become a colonel due to of lack of discipline, leadership quality and proficiency to excel in difficult situations.