IIMV concludes the Professional Program in Human Resource Management for HPCL officers

IIM Visakhapatnam concluded the 5-month Certificate program titled Professional Program in Human Resource Management for officers from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited on 24 March 2022. During the Valedictory program, the Chief guest, Mr. K. Nagesh, GM (HR), HPCL, underscored the dual role of Human Resource professionals as consultants as well as practitioners. He noted that HR professionals must strive towards continuously updating themselves to stay relevant and offer customized solutions for one’s specific organizational context. He also deliberated on the HR’s role in building a culture crucial for the firm’s business strategy. 

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. M. Chandrasekhar, Director IIMV, emphasized the need for HR to be conscious of their positions as role models in an organization, and the far-reaching impact of their actions on individual and firm outcomes.

Senior HR officers of HPCL from across India attended this Certificate Program, conducted between October and March 2022, and it was led by Prof. Balaji Subramanian and Prof. Bishakha Majumdar (faculty, OBHR area). This customized program comprised weekly live online classes along with a campus immersion module and capstone projects. Topics such as Business Strategy, Strategic Human Resource Management, Employee Relations, HR Analytics, and Finance for HR Managers were some of the topics covered during the sessions.