Bengaluru: IFIM Business School, Bangalore, one of the top 6 B-schools in India to have been awarded the coveted AACSB accreditation, celebrated its 24th Annual Convocation through an e-convocation ceremony. This year witnessed 293 students across PGDM 2-Year Program and PGDM Working Professionals Program in the presence of Chief Guest Shri Om Birla, Honourable Speaker of The Lok Sabha for the event.
During the convocation address, Chief Guest, Shri Om Birla said, “I would like to offer my hearty congratulations to all the students who graduated this year across all programmes. A suggestion I would like to offer the graduating students is to utilize the knowledge acquired through education for innovation, particularly in the agricultural space. The sector requires innovative minds to catalyse growth and provide solutions which would improve the current situation With the current economy in distress, the student community needs to reorient its focus towards the agricultural sector, which is currently the only foundational pillar holding the economy together.
Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, IFIM Business School while highlighting the key events of this academic year expressed,“IFIM Institutions strives to create T shaped professionals who are aligned towards the needs of Industry 4.0. The various programmes of the institute, including the super specialisation programmes that are offered, are a clear testimony to how we do this. This batch of graduating students have showcased their best abilities to bring out of the box ideas to solving real-life issues, in collaboration with the industry. Students have also worked on 15 RFP Projects across 10 companies in areas such as Fintech and Martech. Moreover, while COVID 19 has created fear in the minds of graduating professionals all over the world, our students have been well mentored by both industry leaders and our faculty towards dealing with the current demands. We wish our students the very best in their career and know that they would be guiding lights to the future batches of the Institute as well ”
The convocation was also attended by Sanjay Padode, Chairman, Center for Developmental Education (CDE), along with faculty members from IFIM Institutions and VijayBhoomi University, the graduating students and proud parents of the graduating batch, which included both regular and executive PGDM students.
Some of the highlights of the annual report of the graduating batch included 58 intellectual contributions which were made by the faculty during the year 2019. Twenty papers from the Research Incubation Program of PGDM 18-20 are currently under review, one of which has been published in a Scopus Indexed Journal. AIM-Parasuraman Centre also launched the pilot index in two sectors in India: Banking and Ecommerce for which XLRI is the part institution partner.
The following awards were given to the top students
Deans and Director Top 10
Shuvam Kumar Singh
PGDM (General) Deepa M
PGDM (Finance) Nikita Tomar
PGDM (Marketing) Shuvam Kumar Singh
PGDM (IB) Aashna Manish
PGDM (WPP) Sumanta Karna, Anirban Ghosh, Abhishek Mukherjee
SIP Award- The Best Social Immersion Project
RI Award – The Best Research Incubation Award
Mohamed Moin Al Deen Shah
Kuruva Hari Prasad
IIP Award -The Industry Internship Award
Guntur Tagore Phaneendra Chowdary
All Rounder The Best All Round Performance 2 year