Divyansh|Sep 11, 2023
IIM Ahmedabad awards degrees to 597 students at its 58th convocation
A total of three students from the PGP, one from PGP-FABM and one student from PGPX were awarded gold medals.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) conducted its 58th annual convocation on Sunday, April 2, 2023. A total of 597 students graduated from IIMA this year, with 380 students from the two-year Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), 48 from the two-year Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM), 140 from the one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) and 29 from the PhD Programme in Management.
Three students from the PGP, one from PGP-FABM and one student from PGPX were awarded gold medals in recognition of their academic accomplishments. IIMA had a successful placement season with students across PGP, PGP – FABM and PGPX receiving offers from leading companies from diverse sectors.
The chief guest of the event was N R Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys Ltd. Pankaj R Patel, Chairperson, IIMA Board of Governors; Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIMA; Board members and faculty members were also present at the convocation ceremony.
Delivering the convocation address, N R Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys Ltd said, “The most powerful instrument of a leader is leadership by example in demonstrating courage, sacrifice, hope, confidence, innovation, hard work, truth, fairness, transparency, accountability, austerity, discipline, a good value system, and open-mindedness. How you behave when you are on top and have power and wealth is your true character. In such moments, grace, courtesy, and humility shown to others reveal the real you. In the future, at a time when there is fog on your windshield, I hope these time-invariant ideals will serve you in gaining clarity. These ideals define the finish line. Until these ideals become your second nature, my young friends, your journey and mission will not be over.
My hope for India of the future is that you, the future corporate leaders, will ensure that for all ages, for all seasons, for all regions, for all businesses, and for all people, our country will be led by the ideals I have laid out today. Be original. Be daring. Be unreasonable. Be anything that will assert the integrity of your purpose”, he further added.
Congratulating the students, Pankaj R Patel, Chairperson, IIMA Board of Governors said, “As students of this institution, there is no doubt of the talent that you possess and the value that you will bring to the institutions that you will join or set up. The expectations from you are many. Take this knowledge that you have learned through your academic pursuits and keep building on them and sharing them whenever opportunity presents itself. A defining feature of any advanced learning experience is the diversity of thoughts and process of inquiry that it stimulates. We hope that you will continue to stay on this path of exploration and keep that instinct alive of questioning, being curious and finding great joy in discovering things.”
In his concluding address, Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIMA said, “IIMA has been educating and nurturing leaders of institutions and entrepreneurial organizations and supporting them in their efforts to groom high-quality talent and create value. Our focus is not only on promoting excellence by conducting cutting-edge research; fostering distinctive and impactful teaching; and enabling meaningful contribution to knowledge-creation in a variety of disciplines, but also ensuring that students are motivated through engaged faculty, collaborative learning environment, diverse activities, and professional development opportunities.”
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