IIM Shillong gives PhD, MBA degrees to 349 students during 15th convocation ceremony

IIM Shillong awarded MBA degrees to 281 students of PGP, 47 of PGPEX and 16 of PGPWE.

IIM Shillong gave out PhD degrees to five students. (Image: Press Release)IIM Shillong gave out PhD degrees to five students. (Image: Press Release)

Divyansh | April 3, 2024 | 05:56 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong on Wednesday awarded 349 students with PhD and MBA degrees during its 15th annual convocation ceremony. Savi Mahajan, Dhavalkumar and Mukesh Kumar were awarded the Chairman’s Gold Medal for securing the highest CGPA in PGP, PGPEX and PGPWE programmes, respectively.

IIM Shillong gave out PhD degrees to five doctoral scholars while 281 students of Postgraduate Programme (PGP) in Management 2022-24 batch, 47 of PGP for Experienced Professionals (PGPEX) 2023-24 batch and 16 of PGP for Working Executive (PGPWE) 2022-24 batch bagged MBA degrees.

The institute felicitated MBA students Rohan Basak with the ‘Director’s Gold Medal for Best All-Rounder’ and Kolapalli Bhargav with the ‘Institute Silver Medal’ for securing the second-highest CGPA. ‘Institute Medal’ for positive contribution to campus life was won by Akash Tiwari.

New convocation attire

To promote the culture of northeast India, IIM Shillong partnered with the Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) to create a new convocation attire inspired by the traditional Khasi tribal wrap – the Muka. The attire has been made of eri silk by Tamulpur Anchalik Gramdaan Sangh, the oldest khadi institution in the Northeast.

While delivering the welcome address, IIM Shillong board of governors chairman Shishir Kumar Bajoria emphasised on the importance of skill development in shaping the country’s future. "Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached. Take social responsibility, embrace change, and become the torchbearers of India's economy,” he said.

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Narayanan Kumar, chairman, group corporate board, Sanmar Group was the chief guest on the occasion. While delivering the convocation address, Kumar said that India has been witnessing growth due to initiatives such as Digital India at a time when many countries are grappling with recession and other challenges. “I firmly believe that India is the country of the decade, and I urge the students of IIM Shillong to leverage their education to contribute towards the country's progress and make a positive impact on the society. New India offers tremendous opportunities for young Indians to pursue dreams and achieve goals,’ he added.

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