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IIM Bangalore held 42nd convocation for its 598 graduates

Mar 22, 2017 10:56 IST
IIM BANGALORE CONVOCATION
IIM BANGALORE CONVOCATION

IIM Bangalore organised 42nd Convocation ceremony on 20th March 2017. Among the 598 students graduating from the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore, eight students have been awarded gold medals.

Batch Size of IIM-B Convocation

S.No.

Programme

No. of Students

1.

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

20

2.

Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM)

18

3.

Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)

75

4.

Post Graduate Programme in Software Enterprise Management (PGSEM)

4

5.

One-year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)

70

6.

Two-year full-time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

411

The students graduated from the prestigious institution in the presence of chief guest Shri Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Bank Limited, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIMB, Professor G. Raghuram, Director, IIMB, and members of the faculty. The families of these proud graduates also attended the event to share the happiness of their successful career.

List of Winners

In PGPPM (Batch 2016-17), Pranav Kumar Mallick has won the gold medal for best academic performance.

From PGPEM (Batch 2015-17), the gold medal for first rank and for best all round performance went to Shishank Gupta and Suresh Ganesan, respectively.

In EPGP (2016-17), Nikhil Goyal has won the gold medal for first rank, while Kushal Nitin Dalal has won it for best all round performance.

In PG programme, Udit Jalan, Dharmendra Hiranandani and Vaibhav Gupta have secured first and second rank and best all round performance respectively.

Suresh Ganesan who received the gold medal for Best All-round Performance mentioned that “Now, I have finally fulfilled that dream”. He also shared his experience about the job, classes and coursework that were difficult to juggle and holidays were spent with Gupta and his two sons doing their homework together.

The Guest Address

Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIMB, in her address, highlighted the institute’s milestones during the academic year 2016-17, the global rankings IIMB achieved, the important partnerships it entered into. She even added and applauded the efforts of the institute towards mentoring the new IIM at Visakhapatnam, the surge in demand for case studies developed by IIM Bangalore’s faculty which are distributed through Harvard Business Publishing, an affiliate of Harvard Business School.

In addition Shaw also appreciated the efforts of institute towards IIMB’s incubation centre, the N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL). She commented “As women remain highly underrepresented within the entrepreneur ecosystem, IIMB’s NSRCEL & Goldman Sachs have joined hands to launch the ‘Women Startup Programme’, the first blended-learning customized programme involving a MOOC and classroom training, as well as business incubation, to support the next generation of women entrepreneurs. The programme, which was offered at no cost, encourages and supports women to start their own businesses through a customized, three-phase model which incorporates online and classroom training as well as business incubation. The coursework is designed to teach both entrepreneurial and managerial skills, provide mentoring and networking opportunities, and access to capital to help empower women navigate their early ventures as well as equip them with tools to strategize and grow their businesses. I am proud to share with you that 15 women with great business ideas are now being incubated at NSRCEL for 12 months”.

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On this achievement Professor G Raghuram, Director, IIMB, announced about the 20 graduating FPM students that “It gives me great pride to report that among the 20, there are 17 peer review publications, including five in top tier journals. Out of the known 13 placements, 10 are joining academic institutions of which six are in other IIMs, a matter of great satisfaction for us.”

The IIM-Bangalore’s convocation ceremony was a successful event Prof G Raghuram personally presented a report on the successes and achievements of the students in the event.

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