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“If I die in combat zone Box me up and send me home Pin my medals to my chest Tell my mom I did my best”

Anonymous : Popular lyric during training


DGMPThe indomitable spirit of selflessness, courage and honesty and the motivation from within, of setting examples of highest standards of discipline, professionalism and service to the nation signifies the extraordinary psychological framework of the Officers of the Indian Armed Forces. The rock solid principles of discipline, time management, nationalism and patriotism are ingrained in them as the very culture of their lives. The Indian Armed Forces make every Indian proud. Changing times bring changing needs. After serving the forces, these officers need to re-orient their skills and attitude for second career post-retirement from the forces. The retirement can be either compulsory or by choice.

A combined initiative by Directorate General Resettlement, Ministry of Defence and Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML), a six month General Management Programme (GMP) for the Defence Officers is conducted at the Institute.


The objective of the programme is to facilitate smooth second career transition of the Defence Officers into the corporate world and familiarize them towards contemporary and emerging global management practices.


The GMP for Defence Officers at IIML (Lucknow or NOIDA campus) is spread over duration of 24 weeks and comprises five terms. Third term completion follows with a one week break.


The curriculum consists of 5 modules. In each module there are seven subjects offered. There are core courses in each of the first three modules and elective subjects are offered in module 4 and module 5.

The elective courses would be launched during the 4th and 5th module.

This unique combination of compulsory and elective subjects, train them to develop a broad understanding of the subject matter and the issues central and critical to the success of business.


Faculty from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow would deliver the program.


A judicious mix of the following:

  • Case method of learning
  • Lectures
  • Exercises , Assignments
  • Group Projects & Presentations
  • Peer Discussions
  • Role Plays

Evaluation and Certification

The evaluation of academic performance is based on varying combinations of the following components:

  • Assignments, Quizzes, Class participation etc.
  • Project work
  • End-term examination

The Certificate will be awarded to such participants who in the judgment of the faculty have fulfilled all conditions and requirements for the same after the successful completion of all the five terms as per IIM Lucknow evaluation guidelines.

25th General Management Programme (24 weeks) for Defence Officers is scheduled from July 4 to Dec. 6, 2022 at the Lucknow campus.

Phone: +91-0522 6696282/6288/6285

Email: mdpoffice[at]iiml[dot]ac[dot]in ; mdp[at]iiml[dot]ac[dot]in

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