CHANDIGARH, MARCH 16
As many as 122 students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM),Rohtak were awarded diplomas at its second annual convocation held today, marking the graduation of the second batch of the flagship 2-yr full time Post Graduate Programme in Management.
The Chief Guest of the convocation, Mr. Anil Agarwal, Founder and Executive Chairman, Vedanta Group, congratulated the faculty and students of the IIM on achieving rapid progress in a short span of time. He also gave jewels of advice to the young managers from his own life experiences such as to be bold, to have trust in people, to look beyond the obvious, to have confidence in your abilities, to find new horizons, to be passionate, to empower others and to give back to the society. He also awarded the Gold Medals instituted for Best Scholastic Performance and Best All Round Performance to Mr. Dhiren Achtani and Mr. Rajat Gupta respectively of the outgoing batch and lauded the batch for their multifarious achievements.
Earlier, the convocation was declared open by Mr. Ravi Kant, Chairman, Board of Governors of the IIM-R, who is also Vice-Chairman, Tata Motors.
While speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ravi Kant said that the IIM was fast developing into one of the finest management institutes in the country, producing students who would be assets to their organizations. He also urged graduating students to take risks in the early stages of their career and not shy away from taking the entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in the emerging economy like ours.
Prof. P. Rameshan, Director of the IIM welcomed the dignitaries and parents and released the convocation report. Prof Rameshan said that the Institute has started the Management Development Programmes and also launched a doctoral programme, Fellow Programme in Management. He said that it was IIM’s aspiration to develop its students as true citizens embodying impeccable professional integrity and unparalleled social commitment as well as managers with an excellent sense of purpose with respect to their corporate mission.
The outgoing batch contributed significantly to institution building and social development by unique initiatives like Swabhav - which meets educational expenses of girl children of local auto-rickshaw drivers by a self-sustaining model and also by having a very active Social Development Projects Cell, reflecting IIM’s commitment to its stated mission of moulding students as leaders with unparalleled social commitment. The batch also brought laurels to the institution by winning several B-school competitions at the national level such as Intellivestor at IIM Calcutta, Street Smart at IIM Bangalore, Futsal - Varchasva at IIM Lucknow, Kalpana at IIM Rohtak, Equinox at IIM Raipur, Manthan at IIT Bombay, Vincenza at MDI Gurgaon, Big 10 at IMT Ghaziabad, Ikshaa Quiz at ISB Mohali, Kurukshetra at XIM Bhubaneswar, etc. They also played an active role in The Leadership Journey - a strategic directional workshop to chart a course for the future strategy and vision of IIM-R, held in December 2012.
It was informed that during this year over 65 recruiters have participated in the final placements process at IIM, Rohtak. Major recruiters include such well-known brands as Maruti Suzuki, ICICI, HSBC, Cognizant, Tata Power, Mother Dairy, TATA AIA, KPMG, Berger Paints, LG, Hero MotoCorp, Yes Bank, Evalueserve, Tata Elxi, Godrej Agrovet, Bata, TCS, Relaxo.