Jamshedpur, June 26: The 3rd Defence Officers’ batch of the Executive Management Programme at XLRI graduated today at a function held on the B-school campus.
XLRI launched the certificate programme in business management for the defence personnel on January 14, 2007, and 59 officers graduated from the present batch.
The programme for defence officers was launched on the request of central ministry of human resource development, which perceived the need for resettlement of officers.
The batch comprises engineers, doctors and air traffic controllers, mountaineers, naval aviators and submariners with experience ranging from five to 30 years of service.
Professor Pranabesh Ray, the course in-charge, said: “The executive management programme has been designed keeping in mind the needs of the business world with the aspirations of the service officers. This programme has been structured to focus on the theoretical formulation and is designed to augment and adapt the officers’ varied experience to disciplines and functional areas relevant to management of business.”
The programme equipped the students with basic skills of all functional areas of management thereby enabling them to find a second career in the corporate world.
Bhushan Raina, the managing director of the Tinplate Company of India Limited, was the chief guest at the graduation ceremony.
Addressing students he said: “From defence officers to management personnel — it’s a huge transition. All the officers are already efficient managers as in their previous career they always had some uncertainty to deal with.”