Gurugram: Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog, on Friday called for disrupting school’s education to encourage innovative and creative skills. Speaking at the Hero Group’s BML Munjal University’s 2nd Convocation, he said, “I am amazed to learn that BML Munjal University provides you on-the-spot training, making u soil the hands.”
Mr. Amitabh Kant was the Chief Guest for the convocation. BMU celebrated its 2nd convocation at its Gurugram campus. 50 students received their degrees in business management and commerce programmes. Addressing the gathering, Mr Amitabh Kant, said, “Even though, people have had access to education through the last decade, more than 40% are still not able to read or write properly today. We need to create a system which is innovative, creative and has teachers who are extremely committed. A lot of innovative things are happening in the world and these disruptions are not originating from established companies but by young professionals. We need to disrupt school’s education and start finding solutions to the problems we face. This university is enabling you to think, enabling u to experiment, create and innovate.”
BMU has been founded by the promoters of The Hero Group with a vision to promote academic excellence in the areas of engineering and management. Dr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chancellor of the University, conferred degrees on University’s second batch of students.
Mr Ajay S Shriram, Chairman & Sr. Managing Director – DCM Shriram Ltd, “BML Munjal University is named after a great visionary with whom I have had the pleasure of interacting. He always said that it is important to build and nurture relationships as it is this personal touch that counts and enables progress. I hope we can imbibe some of these great words by the visionary. It is a pleasure to be here on this graduation day and my heartiest congratulations to all.”
Congratulating the young graduates and thanking the parents and guardians, Dr. Sunil Kant Munjal said, “We never tell our students that we will provide all the answers, we tell them that we enable you to ask the right questions. Mr BML Munjal always taught us to be grateful to the almighty, parents and teachers. At BMU, the curriculum is designed on a system of 3 Is – Innovation, Inquiry and Impact – to make a positive impact on the society. What this country needs today is more and more economic opportunities and we must have the ability to ensure productive job availability for everyone. We are delighted to partner with NITI Aayog to build a better future for India.”
Addressing the gathering Dr. B S Satyanarayana, Vice-Chancellor of BML Munjal University said, “This is a proud moment for us. This batch that is passing out today is ready for the next-generation opportunity that our nation is enabling. I convey my heartiest congratulations to all students for successfully completing their degree, programmes and to their learned teachers who have worked hard to enrich the young minds with quality education, knowledge, skills and moral values”.
Giving the vote of thanks and encouraging the graduating students to reach for the stars, Mr. Akshay Munjal, President of BML Munjal University said, “This is a very memorable day for everyone at BMU as our second batch of MBA and the first batch of BBA students are graduating today. I convey deep regard and heartiest thanks to Mr Amitabh Kant. I wish all the students best of luck and thank you”.
Some of the meritorious students receiving awards were:
• Mr. Ujjwal Krishna: Chancellor’s Medal for Academic Excellence – BBA
• Mr. Rashik Gupta: Chancellor’s Medal for Academic Excellence-MBA
• Mr. Ponnuru Ramalinga Karteek: President’s Medal for Best Outgoing Student – MBA
• Ms. S Shreyas Bhardwaj: President’s Medal for Best Outgoing Student-BCom (Hons)
BMU is distinct in its unique curriculum and pedagogy, which is exemplified by up to 45% practical hands-on learning component in its programmes. Collaborations with renowned universities such as Imperial College London (which is BMU’s academic mentor), Singapore Management University, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (USA), and corporates such as Axis Bank, Intel, IBM, KPMG, Siemens and Shell have allowed students to get a perspective on global trends in education and the contemporary professional world.
The University believes in providing a supportive and nurturing environment which enables students to make the most of the opportunities it offers. An active campus life, multi-cuisine dining facilities, supportive faculty members and staff on campus, and a vibrant and diverse peer group ensure everyone has the opportunity to grow as well as contribute to the University space.
With strong academic and industry collaborations and focus on hands-on and inter-disciplinary learning, BMU is one of the few universities to offer specialised programmes in keeping with current industry requirements. The University focuses on inter-disciplinary learning, R&D, and innovation, along with specialised courses in Engineering, Data Analytics & Forensic Accounting.