Deccan Chronicle - - City - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT

The Col­lege of De­fence Man­age­ment (CDM), Se­cun­der­abad, cel­e­brated its 48th Rais­ing Day on Satur­day with the serv­ing and re­tired alumni in at­ten­dance.

The col­lege came into ex­is­tence on De­cem­ber 8, 1970. It has emerged as the premier train­ing in­sti­tu­tion for all three wings of the armed forces: the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. The col­lege also trains of­fi­cers from friendly for­eign coun­tries. The CDM alumni in­clude of­fi­cers from

22 for­eign coun­tries be­sides of­fi­cers from the three ser­vices and the In­dian Coast Guard.

Presently, 154 of­fi­cers of the rank of colonel and their equiv­a­lent in the Navy, the Air Force and the Coast Guard, in­clud­ing 10 of­fi­cers from Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, Mozam­bique, Nige­ria, the Philip­pines, Pa­pua New Guinea, Uganda and Viet­nam are trained at the col­lege.

The CDM pre­pares the lead­er­ship of the armed forces through its flag­ship Higher De­fence Man­age­ment Course which fa­cil­i­tates learn­ing in im­por­tant man­age­ment ver­ti­cals es­sen­tial for strate­gic lead­er­ship chal­lenges.

The CDM holds ac­cred­i­ta­tions and af­fil­i­a­tions in­clud­ing those with Os­ma­nia Univer­sity, All In­dia Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion, Project Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion and

A+ rat­ing from the Na­tional As­sess­ment and Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Coun­cil.

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