Press Trust of India|Jul 1, 2022
IIM Shillong holds 13th convocation, 268 students awarded degrees
IIM Shillong: Degrees were conferred upon 252 PGP students and 16 PGPEx students while two scholars were conferred with their PhD degree.
Shillong: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong held its 13th convocation today at its new campus at Umsawli, Shillong. The convocation ceremony was held at the campus after a gap of two years due to the pandemic. Devi Prasad Shetty, founder and chairman of Narayana Health was the chief guest on the occasion.
This year, a total of 268 students graduated from IIM Shillong. Degrees were conferred upon 252 PGP students and 16 PGPEx students while two scholars were conferred with their PhD degree.
Hardik Goyal from the batch of PGP 2022 and Shikha from batch of PGPEX 2022 was awarded chairman’s gold medal. Rathindra Nath Datta Gold Medal for securing the highest CGPA was awarded to Hardik Goyal from the batch of PGP 2022.
Sanchit Chandna was awarded the Institute Silver Medal for securing the second highest CGPA. The Director’s Gold Medal for the best all-rounder was shared by Abhishek Khurana from PGP 2022 and Nisarg Shrivats from PGPEX2022. The Institute Gold Medal for Positive Contribution to Campus Life was awarded to Pranav Agarwal from PGP2022.
Delivering his convocation address, Shetty said, “The world in which or the world which was when you joined the IIM Shillong and the world how it is now when you are graduating are dramatically different. The world has turned upside down due to Covid. 100 years from now if a historian is going to write the history of the world, there would be two distinct periods, one is BC, that is, before covid, and the second is AC that is after covid. To be successful in life, to make a difference, to make this world a better place to live in, you have to think different.”
He further added “Whatever you do in your life, remember that the power of your purpose is more important than all the other strategies combined. So, try to choose a purpose by which you can make this world a better place to live in.”
Chairman of the Board of Governors, Shishir Kumar Bajoria, while congratulating the students and the faculty members said, “While working further on you and on your career goals, always remember the values, we have all realized during the ongoing times, the value for caring for each other. Sensitivity to human needs, to the community needs, and the country’s needs."
"My message to you is to learn to give back more than what you get. Although the crisis brought several human-institutional challenges, we as a community grew stronger. India as a country faced the pandemic in one of the best ways in the world, our leadership ensured that our heads were held high. Even when the pandemic was roaring all over the country, we could supply medicine and come to the rescue of many countries. All thanks to our leadership,” Shishir Kumar Bajoria said.
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