Mumbai: Dressed in the academic regalia were enthusiastic students teeming with animated discussions and greeting friends, faculty and staff. The ceremonious event of the convocation had Chief Guest, Bhavna Doshi, independent consultant, and former partner, member firm of KPMG in India alongside Advocate Shri S. K. Jain, Chairman, Managing Council, S. P. Mandali and Local Managing Committee, WeSchool; Prof. Dr Anil Rao Paila, Sr. Dean, WeSchool, Bengaluru and Prof. Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool, awarding the convocation certificates to the graduating batches of students from across eight full-time post graduate diploma programs namely PGDM (Marketing, Finance, HR and Operations), PGDM Retail, PGDM Business Design and Innovation, PGDM Healthcare, PGDM Rural (Emerging Economies), PGDM Research and Business Analytics, PGDM Media and Entertainment and PGDM E-Biz of batch 2015-2017 from S.P. Mandali’s Prin L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), Mumbai and Bengaluru campus.
In her keynote address, Chief Guest, Bhavna Doshi, elaborated on the values for life, said, “Education, experience, knowledge, devotion, commitment, and hard work continue to be the keys for success – it was so yesterday, it is so today and will remain so, tomorrow too. In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world with disruptive innovations, one needs to constantly keep on unlearning and re-learning to stay relevant. I would urge all students to keep on up-skilling and re-skilling throughout your life. While many professionals tend to be in a hurry to climb the ladder quickly, one tends to burn out and is constantly struggling with the challenge of work-life balance. Do not be in too much hurry, do what you are doing with full commitment and you will be able to give your best. It is imperative to stay focused and be patient to be successful. Students must always remember that the success achieved is not yours alone so, never forget the sacrifices and contributions of the family, the near and dear ones. As you, the graduating youngsters, step out to become global citizens and responsible members of this society, extend support to not so fortunate ones. That will bring about the change that you wish to see.”
Prior the oath-taking ceremony, Advocate Shri S. K. Jain, Chairman, Managing Council, S.P.Mandali and Local Managing Committee, WeSchool, said, “I wish all students the best as you embark on a new journey as young entrepreneurs and talented professionals. Remember the success you achieve is the success of your teachers and parents who have moulded you. As you journey further, you will create new milestones for yourself as professionals and in personal life. As you take your first step out of campus, stay inspired to grow with confidence and embrace the world.”
Addressing to both parent and students, Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool, said,” A convocation ceremony is a significant juncture for the students, institute, and faculty, but more so for the proud parents who ensure that their children are able to achieve the best education possible and hence, I would also like to acknowledge their efforts on this momentous occasion. WeSchool has been named as one of the best management schools across the nation with quality alumni. This could not have been achieved without the hard work of the students and the faculty who have been mentoring and motivating them. We are proud to provide the state-of-the-art facilities and faculty which enables us in creating global leaders who contribute towards making a positive social impact.”