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Strategic management programme

23 October 2013
The Pioneer

In addition to the Armed Forces ethos of loyalty, and work discipline, this two-week long management programme equips the army officers with exposure to the core areas of business management.

The programme comprises topics on economics, human resource management, management information systems, public policy, behavioural sciences, operations management, marketing, finance and accounting, strategic management, and industrial visits to Indian corporate offices.

This unique combination of courses, aims to train the middle level officers of combat and combat support arms to the latest management techniques and tools at the micro and operational level.

The programme is focused on honing management skills of the army officers. Twenty five middle level army officials have been selected by the Indian Army to undergo this training programme. The aim of the course is to augment the officers’ management and leadership skills. JGU has a pool of globally qualified faculty members who will impart strategic management training using most modern tools.

Delivering the keynote address at the training programme, Lt Gen (Retd) D S Sidhu, former director general mechanised forces said, “There is a symbiotic relationship between leadership and management. Command, leadership and management are strongly connected. “Army officers have to deal with complex management challenges and for that we need to maximise managerial expertise”.  He encouraged the army officers to apply what they learn during the training programme in their future appointments.

Professor C Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, OP Jindal Global University, in his welcome address noted: “The biggest challenge of our country is building and strengthening institutions. Institutional building is a long drawn process based on systems and institutional development. We hope to shape the future of higher education, Indian polity, nation Building and institution Building. This intensive course provides the required competitive edge to the army officers, enabling them to shoulder higher responsibilities in their service careers”