Sirmaur: The 1st Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur, held on April 8th 2017, saw the first outgoing batch of twenty students being awarded Diplomas. Shri Virbhadra Singh , Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh was the Chief Guest on the occasion and delivered the Convocation Address.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister initiated his address by praising the students as uniquely privileged individuals that have this opportunity to make a difference to the society at large. He assured full support for the development and the growth of the institute in the coming years and help IIM Sirmaur in realizing its vision of becoming a bellwether of management education in the country.
In all, 20 students of IIM Sirmaur received diplomas in Post Graduate Programme in Management. The institute started its operations in 2015 and with this outgoing batch of 2017, IIM Sirmaur has got its first alumni base which will be serving community dedicatedly through their contributions in various domains.
The list of award winners for the Post Graduate Programme in Management is as follows:
Roziwala Suraj Hiralal
Best all-round performance
Addressing the venerable gathering, Dr. Neelu Rohmetra, Director IIM Sirmaur, highlighted the initiatives at IIM Sirmaur. She emphasized on integrating management education with local and global aspirations. She further added that IIM Sirmaur strives to deliver quality education training and research in Management in an enabling environment, with focus on indigenous areas and innovative practices, to develop sensitive corporate leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
While congratulating the passing out batch, the Director IIM Sirmaur said that, “Life is all about taking small little firm steps that are in the right direction and lead us towards the desired vision”.
Chairman of Board of Governors of IIM Sirmaur, Shri Ajay S. Shriram said, “Today is indeed a very special and historic day as there will be only one founding batch, so congratulations to all the students. I am privileged to be the first Chair of the Institute and I am confident that with its establishment, a new era in Management Education in India will begin.”
He also thanked the State Government of HP for their support. He mentioned that the presence of the Chief Minister is a reflection of the importance attached to IIMS and thanked him for gracing the occasion.
The ceremony concluded with the national anthem.