Indore, M.p India (PressExposure) August 09, 2011 -- Ceremony lineup featured academicians, industrialists, institute administrators, professors, parents and student groups.
The 15th Annual Convocation of IFIM Business School, Bangalore was organized on 6th- Aug, 2011 in the college campus at Electronic City. The convocation was declared open by the Chairman, CDE & Chief editor of Dalal Street Investment Journal Mr. V B Padode, followed by the welcome address by Prof. (Dr.) B P Pethiya, Director IFIM Business School. Mr. Sanjay Padode , Secretary- CDE, was invited to join hands in lighting the convocation lamp.
Chief guest Prof. V N Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor of IGNOU, New Delhi, Mr. Bhaskar Bhat, MD, Titan industries Ltd. and Mr. Sudhir Kant, President, Krishna Antioxidants Pvt Ltd. were amongst the dignified panel of guest who graced the occasion by their bighearted presence. 205 students of the PGDM program of 2009-11 received their diplomas at the ceremony.
Dr. V. N. Rajasekaran Pillai, Vice Chancellor Indira Gandhi National Open University, inaugurated the state of the art computer Centre at IFIM Business School and emphasized that well augmented learning facilities will go along in transforming IFIM Business School into a paperless and green education center. Dr. V. N. Rajasekaran Pillai lauded the efforts of IFIM Management and brining the latest technological gadgets and educational aids to deliver a very high quality of education.
Prof ( Dr.). Pethiya, in his welcome address mentioned that convocation is the culmination of the relentless efforts of the students, faculty, management, stakeholders and parents. He formally announced a new scholarship of Rs. 1 Lakh for girl student funded by Shri V. B. Padode Foundation. He also conferred for the first time 'The distinguished alumni Award" to Mr. Debtosh Chatterjee and Mr. Gunit Singh from the first Batch (1995-97) of IFIM. He concluded his speech wishing the graduates a happy prosperous and peaceful life.
On the occasion, Mr. Bhaskar Bhat asked students to learn from the past and embrace change. In the context of Globalosation he said that "With Diversity comes Disparity" . Sharing his thoughts on the importance of values, he said that it was easy to distinguish between right and wrong but the important part was to separate greed from need.
Congratulating each student Mr. Sudhir Kant advised the graduates to be ready for the challenges of Knowledge Management and focus on the need to bring out the uniqueness in each. He said that success will come to those who can identify the right solution at the right time.
The students were awarded various Medals in different categories. Student Bidish Chatterjee was awarded the Chairman's Gold Medal for the best all-rounder. RAK Ceramic award for academic excellence, awarded to the topper amongst girl students was given to Priyadarshini S.
The Chairman's Gold Medal for topper in each stream were conferred to Mahesh Kumar S. for PGDM General, Vidhushi Saxena for PGDM Finance and Suhana K.R. for PGDM IB. For the first time functional toppers were also awarded. Mr. Varun Bhatnagar was awarded the Chairman's Gold Medal for Marketing; Mr. Atmakuri Ram Mohan for Finance and Ms. Amrita Ganguly for International Business.
The Chairman's Gold Medal for best industry internship program (IIP) was awarded to Amit Shankar C.
MBA oath was administered by the Chief Guest. The Oath was started by the Harward business School and put in place at IFIM from 2010. This was followed by closing of the convocation by Mr. VB Padode , Chairman- CDE and Chief Editor Dalal street Investment Journal.