The valedictory function for the batch of army men who earnestly served the country took place in the IFIM BUSINES SCHOOL CAMPUS. The five gentlemen: LT Col. Bhagirath Singh Chauhan, Col.Vasudevan, Col. Vinayak Bhat, GP Capt. R Venkatamanan and Col. R.R Katyal were handed their certificates after successfully completing the DGR-CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN RETAIL MANAGEMENT. The six weeks course covered topics like fundamentals of retail management, retail supply chain and operations management, E-Tailing, category management, Retail finance and Retail HR. The gentlemen shared the view that Army has the best practices and value but the conversion to salary is low. The course they undertook was to give them the edge over this issue. From the age of 50 onwards they are subjected to retirement but the DGR (director general of resettlement) backed courses are done by the men due to the zing they have in life and to keep their mind sharp. The function was presided by Prof. Satish Kumar( The program co-ordinator), Prof. Satish Kalra and Prof. Rahul Gupta Chaudhary. Prof. Satish Kumar ensured full support to the students while Prof. Kalra welcomed them to the Alumni association of IFIM. He also asked the students to prove their worth and see what is happening in the market.

The DGR program is sponsored by the army and the students who are on duty while undergoing the course. Majority of the service personnel at the time of retirement are at an age where they have numerous unfinished domestic responsibilities, which necessitate their taking up second occupation. DGR assists Ex-Servicemen to train and acquire additional skills and facilitate their resettlement through a second career.


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