IIM Indore Celebrates its Seventeenth Annual Convocation
Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) hosted its 17th Annual Convocation on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The two day occasion witnessed a pre-convocation ceremony on March 25, 2016. The ceremonies were marked by the presence of esteemed guests and parents of the graduating students.
Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson, State Bank of India was the Chief Guest for the convocation while member of board of governors Jagdish Capoor chaired the function.
“A total of 703 students graduated today, which is a record for IIM-Indore that started with less than 30 students in 1998,” said Capoor. He said the first batch of management students for the 5-year integrated diploma course graduated this year.
During the Convocation, 16 FPM participants received the title of Fellow of IIM Indore. 447 participants of PGP and 65 participants of PGP-Mumbai received the Post Graduate Diploma in Management. 104 IPM participants received the diplomas of Five Year Integrated Programme in Management. 59 participants of EPGP and 12 participants of PGPMX-UAE received the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
The Annual Convocation began with an amazing colourful convocation procession where the Chief Guest, Board and faculty members of IIM Indore walked through the aisle towards the convocation venue.
Mr. Jagdish Capoor, Chairman, IIM Indore then declared the convocation open. ‘You may be moving out of the Institute, but your linkage with the Institute will always remain the same. I wish you move ahead with the same fire alive, same passion and greater rigor. Choose a straight path and keep it simple’, he advised the students. He mentioned that this is the first time that 703 students are graduating from IIM Indore, which is a result of a variety of programmes added with time. He said that this ceremony is a significant milestone which depicts the phenomenal progress of the Institute. He appreciated the Institute’s infrastructure, academic activities and extra-curricular activities. He concluded his address congratulating the graduating students.
The convocation is held each year to confer the title of the Fellow of Indian Institute of Management Indore for its Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and diplomas to the successful participants of Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP-Mumbai) and Post Graduate Programme in Management MX-Mumbai (PGPMX, Mumbai). The first batch (2011-16) of Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) also graduated this year with a total 104 students. They received Integrated Diploma in Management for the same.