The inauguration of the fourteenth batch of Certificate Course in Business Management for Defence Officers (CCBMDO) consisting of fifty nine participants took place on Monday, September 25, 2017 at IIM Indore. Col. Gururaj Gopinath Pamidi (Retd.), CAO, IIM Indore, Professor Kamal Kishore Jain, Dean (Academic) and Professor Jayasimha K.R., Chair, MDP; IIM Indore were the guests for the inaugural ceremony.
The event began with lamp lighting by the guests along with Professor Keyur Thaker, Chair, CCBMDO, faculty members, staff and participants. Professor Thaker emphasized that the participants can learn better by engaging not only in the class, but also outside the class in order to enhance their skills and knowledge in the management arena.
IIM Indore has already completed thirteen batches of CCBMDO course and successfully trained about 549 defence officers. This 24-week course aims to provide management training to retiring/retired/released service defence officers; in order to re-orient themselves towards their new professional life in society. This course is one of the initiatives taken by Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) by holding its commitment in providing meaningful training to retiring and retired service officers, to enable them in finding suitable and appropriate employment. The inauguration ceremony concluded with vote of thanks and national anthem.