It was an event that marked the first step for fresh Business Management graduates to step out into the world and stand true to their lessons and learning at IIM Raipur. As the beginning of new phase of their lives 41 students of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) were awarded their diplomas at the 2nd Convocation of the Indian Institute of Management on Saturday, March 30, 2013.
|Dignitaries lighting the lamp|
The Convocation ceremony began with the traditional lighting of the lamp and rendering of Saraswati Vandana, invoking the Goddess of Learning to bless the ceremony and all participating. Shri Hari S. Bhartia then announced the formal beginning of the Convocation.
In such an austere environment, the Director of IIM Raipur, Prof. B.S.Sahay, released the Director’s report
where he informed the audience of various achievements made by the Institute in the past year.
|Director reporting the milestones of IIM Raipur for the year 2012-13|
“As you step into the world with innumerable opportunities do remember that there are a set of responsibilities that you carry - a responsibility that ensures the growth of the society and nation, a responsibility that you will ensure the ethical code and emerge as leaders in a world of mercurial values. My dear students, you must dream big, you must think big and must to do big.”
The director also threw light on the placements of the graduating batch illustrating that prominent recruiters made their presence felt in the placement process on the campus. Despite the economic slowdown, a total of 52 companies had shown interest. Offers were made in various functional areas spanning Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales, General Management and Strategy. These companies were among the market leaders in their segments. Some of the prominent companies which participated in the process were HSBC, Ranbaxy, JSPL, Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, Godrej & Boyce, Vedanta, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Usha International, HT Media, BPCL, Infosys BPO etc.
|Shri Sam Pitroda addressing the students|
Focus on Job,
Focus and develop a Disciplined life,
Cultivate a Positive attitude, remember that “the glass is always half full”
Understand and follow Corporate Roles and Relationships,
Be a team player,
Innovate, develop a multidisciplinary approach and sharp analytical abilities and
Develop the art of self-review. “Develop a sense of what you are, where have you reached and what you have to do.”
The students indeed were motivated by his words.
|Batch 2011-13 taking their pledge|
Excitement filled the air as the students were awarded medals and their diplomas with proud parents beaming with joy. Amidst thunderous applause the medals were awarded by Shri Sam Pitroda who stood as an ideal and icon for the young minds. Medals for meritorious performance and all round leadership potential were awarded namely:
The Board of Governer’s Chairman Gold medal for best academic performance in the graduating class was awarded to Kanika Khandelwal.
The Director’s Gold Medal for second best academic performance in the graduating class was awarded to Navjeet Siddhu.
The Post-Graduation Programme Chairman Gold Medal for the third best academic performance in the graduating class was awarded to Mayank Raizada and Amit Singh.
Best overall performance medal for outstanding all round performance including excellent organizational abilities, leadership qualities, overall conduct, institution building and active participation in extra-curricular activities was awarded to Srinath Vijayan.
The Convocation came to an end with the national anthem followed by a sumptuous dinner.