IIM V inaugurated a 5-month Professional Programme in Human Resource Management for HR managers at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) on 28 October 2021. During the inaugural, Shri. Suresh Shetty, Executive Director -Employee Relations HPCL, foregrounded the usefulness and importance of inculcating three essential components of empathy, ethical governance, and analytical skills to develop the right HR attitude. Shri Abhishek Dutta, Executive Director-Human Resources, HPCL, addressed the virtual audience and emphasized the importance of resilience, adaptability, and team learning for today's HR managers. Prof. M Chandrasekhar, Director, IIM V, spoke about the importance of empowering employees and the role of HR in an organization. Shri K Nagesh, Shri Sunil Sanas, and Shri S Mehdi, General Managers-Human Resources, HPCL, also addressed the audience.

This 5-month customized programme, directed by Prof. Balaji Subramaniam and Prof. Bishakha Majumdar, faculty at IIM V (OBHR area), will be delivered in a blended mode (online and offline) and will cover topics such as Strategic Human Resource Management, HR Analytics, Employee Relations, and Finance for HRs.