The Ministry of Defence has initiated a Resettlement Policy with the objective of providing a smooth “Career Transition” to Armed Forces Officers who are either short services officers, seeking premature retirement or leave on superannuation. Amongst the top B-Schools of the country, NMIMS is one of the major contributors in achieving the objective of career transition. After successful conduction and 100% placement of the first six batches, the Seventh batch is in progress with 38 Defence Officers from Army, Navy and Air Force.
A person from Defence is trained to handle any situation envisaged in the management philosophy. They are disciplined, have a sense of integrity and excellent leadership qualities that can fit well within an organisational structure. Officers are cohesive, self-starters, enthusiastic learners and have an extremely steep learning curve. Working in teams and leadership comes quite naturally to them.
Their metamorphosis from their battle fatigues to business suits seems incredibly so simple, progressing rapidly towards becoming tech-centric, and has resulted in these officers being extremely comfortable with emerging concepts and latest trends. These individuals have consistently proved to be high-achievers. Direction and objectives were only needed to be defined and the results were outstanding.
The SBM Defence Services Programs for defence forces officers who have chosen to be groomed at NMIMS for an orientation program of the corporate world. The current program has 38 participants comprising serving officers from the Defence Services. The school grooms these officers who have rich experience ranging from 5 to 30 years in the fields of Operations, Logistics, HRM, Security and Administration. The school has taken on the 7th batch after successfully placing 6 batches into the private sector at middle and senior level management positions.
A rich pedagogy driven by balanced mix of faculty comprising of academicians, researchers and professionals drawn from the public and private sector creates the right melting pot for the best minds in the country. Learning takes place when there is participation and at NMIMS case study methods of interactive pedagogy has been the main tool of learning. It predominantly involves case discussions to leverage the rich experience of the participants by encouraging active debates. In areas where new skills are imparted to participants, classroom discussions are aided by simulation techniques and real life scenarios. Class interaction among the participants during case studies, assignments, projects, presentations and industry exposure form the essence of the learning experience. It not only helps participants improve their group dynamics, but also offers a platform to them where they can benefit the most out of each other’s experience. The program is unique in terms of building upon the existing experiences of the participants while providing strategic learning inputs in areas where individual experience is limited.
To orient and groom the officers from the Defence Forces into the corporate sector. The officers are rich in experience and managerial skills and the program moulds them for quicker adaption and absorption into the corporate sector.
Enhance professional competence through modern management practices.
Develop a total enterprise perspective.
Foster understanding of Global Corporate Culture to facilitate smooth second career transition into the corporate world.
A rigorous academic program has been designed for the participants to gain and enrich their existing management skills. The 20 management subjects that are planned for backing the officers’ corporate skills