Indian Institute of Management Kashipur (IIM Kashipur) held it’s convocation on Friday, 18th March, 2016. The fourth convocation ceremony felicitated the fourth outgoing batch of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) 2014-16 and the first outgoing batch of Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) 2013-15.
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur organized its fourth convocation in the upcoming new campus at Kundeshwari, Kashipur, Uttarakhand. The convocation was the first event to be held in the new campus. The state of the art campus is expected to be operational in the coming academic year 2016-17. Furthermore, the Uttarakhand Government has handed over 5 acres of land at Dehradun for the proposed Satellite Campus of the institute.
Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys Ltd., graced the event with his presence as the chief guest of the convocation. In his address at the commencement ceremony, he congratulated the students for their accomplishments and urged them to maintain the same zeal of learning to adapt to the changing landscape of business as each one of them had the potential to bring a change in this world. He urged the students to embrace technology and stay updated with the changing technology to transform their roles. Mr Murthy also advised the students to stay connected with their local roots and culture despite the advances on globalization.
Mr Murthy shared his 5 point success mantra with the students
2)English to be given special attention
4) Updated with technology
5) Local roots and connections.
Mr. Dhruv Sawhney, the Chairman of the Board of Governor, IIM Kashipur, addressed the august gathering, in which he emphasised on the role which will be played by the graduating students as future managers and encouraged the students to focus on sustainable development as their decisions will have huge impact on society and environment, and not just the organization.
It was followed by a speech given by Dr Gautam Sinha, Director, IIM Kashipur, in which he gave a detailed account of all the illustrious activities that took place in the academic year 2015-16. The students were then presented diploma in post graduate management. Amitava Chaudhary bagged the Gold Medal for his superior academic performance over the two years with Keshav Mishra bagged the Silver Medal and Davinder Yadavbagged the Bronze Medal. Davinder Yadav achieved the All Round Performance Medal.
This was followed by felicitation of students of Executive Post Graduate Programme. Shishir Shrivastava bagged the Gold Medal for his superior academic performance over the two years and Narinder Jit Singh bagged the Silver Medal.
At the pre-convocation, the evening commenced with cultural programme by Spic Macay. Mr. Debanjan Bhattacharjee mesmerised the audience with his scintillating musical performance. Also, the third edition of the annual college magazine – Revista, was launched by Mr Dhruv Sawhney, Chairman, Board of Governor, IIM Kashipur along with Dr. Gautam Sinha, Director, Dr. Somnath Ghosh, Dean Academics and Dr, Kampan Mukherjee, Dean Planning & Development. The event also witnessed launch of the book– ” Public Policy Agenda – Decrypting Sustainability for India” by Prof Baharul Islam.