In a statement IIM stated, “In order to reduce the knowledge-action gap and manage the altering dynamics of the military and commercial sectors, the six-month Certificate programme intends to give the executives a thorough business management exposure to analytical, strategic, and entrepreneurial thinking”.
Air Marshal Dilip Kumar Patnaik, Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC in C), Eastern Air Command, “while sharing his own experience of imparting executive learning, told the participants that this is a great opportunity to further their education from IIM Shillong while working in the defence. In order to become leaders.”
He continued, that a happy worker is a performing worker and the “FAUJ” is a very different area in itself from the corporate world. In order to learn it is important that they unlearn what they already know in order to absorb the information, the faculty exposes them to. Studying at IIM Shillong in very pleasant weather has special advantages. He went on to describe how the programme appeals to defence authorities, exposes learners to challenging real-world business scenarios from a variety of industries, organizations, and management specializations, and is beneficial for the country by relying on information from IIM Shillong.”
Prof. D.P. Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong explained, “how the programme is appealing to defence officers. This programme will build on the skills defence officials already possess as a result of their years of excellent service to the nation, allowing them to utilize the classroom activities and interact with peers to further enhance their skills. The programme offers an opportunity to update and refresh one’s skills using the newest, quickly developing technologies. It is a specialized curriculum designed to equip defence commanders with the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed for a seamless transfer into the business world.
Dr. Goyal stressed to everyone in attendance that they should approach the six-month course like students, without taking into account their respective positions or titles and try to understand and learn from one another.