Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore conducted the induction programme of the 20th Batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP 2017-19). It was a two day event that aimed to motivate and inspire the PGP participants to outshine in their career choices and become acquainted with the Institute.
Chief Guest at the Ceremony
The inauguration was graced by Mr. Rajeev Chopra, CEO, iBahn Illumination Private Limited; Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore and Professor Shubhamoy Dey, Chair, PGP.
Professor Krishnan in his welcome address mentioned about the student achievers of the Institute who won various national and international level competitions.
In the welcome address Professor Krishnan said that 'Our students have been performing extremely well not only in academics; but also in various extra-curricular activities-as we have one of the most relevant and contemporary PGP programme, taught by 99 excellent faculty members. The curriculum not only is been revised on a regular basis, but also includes various courses like Industry Interface Programme, Rural Immersion Programme and Himalaya Outbound Programme to enhance the students' skills and develop him/her as a managerial leader as well'.
Thereafter, Mr. Rajeev Chopra delivered Commencement Address on the topic-'Succeeding in the Corporate World'. He congratulated the participants for their successful entry in IIM Indore and mentioned that their admission in the premier management institute has counts 25 percent of success while climbing the ladder of success. He even commented that 'Getting admission into a top-notch business school makes just 25 percent of the hard-work required to achieve success. The rest depends on how much you learn from the Institute and how well you perform in the industry'.
In the second half of the day Mr. Rahul Jagannathan, Senior Manager (Sales and Marketing), Urban Ladder, delivered an interactive and inspirational talk. Mr. Jagannathan is an IIM Indore alumnus-PGP 2011-13). His spoke about the tips to be successful and his personal learning experience at IIM Indore and how it influenced his life and decisions. He even said that 'Successful people like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and Henry Ford always questioned the traditional methods, had innovative approach and worked for bringing change in the society'.
Summing Up the Event
Other eminent guests such as Mr. Neelkanth Mishra, Managing Director and India Credit Analyst, Credit Suisse and Ms. Meera Shenoy, Founder, Youth4Jobs also delivered special commencement address to the students.
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