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33rd Convocation Of Indian Institute Of Management, Lucknow

The 33rd Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow held on March 16th, 2019, saw 682 students being awarded their diplomas.

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The 33rd Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow held on March 16th, 2019, saw 682 students being awarded their diplomas.

Of the Six hundred and eighty-two students of IIM Lucknow who received their diplomas, 404 students were from the 33rd batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management, 39 students from the 14th batch of Post Graduate Programme in Agri-business Management, 10 students from the Doctoral Programme, 3 students from Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) along with 145 students from Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives (WMP), 47 students from International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) batches and 34 students from Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGPSM), from the Noida campus. The institute has been nurturing talent since 1984, and with this outgoing batch of 2019, IIM Lucknow will expand its alumni network of about 6600+ alumni who have been dedicatedly serving the community through contributions in various domains.

The list of Medal winners for the Post Graduate Programme in Management & Post Graduate Programme in Agri-business Management are as follows:


Medal

Name

01 

Chairman’s Gold Medal 

SAMBHAVI GANGULY 

02 

Chairman’s Gold Medal 

PRANJAY MODI 

03 

Director’s Medal 

HEENA GOYAL 

04 

PGP Chairman’s Medal 

SUMIT KUMAR AGARWAL 


01 

Budhiraja Medal for Best All-rounder

ARCHITA MITTAL 

01 

Harishankar Singhania Medal for Best All-rounder

SANKET HALEANGADI 


01 

Bizkool Medal for best student in Information Technology

KANIKA DHINGRA 


From the International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX), the following were the award winners:

01 

Chairman’s Gold Medal 

SANJEET KUMAR NAYAK 

02 

Director’s Medal 

PILLAI PRAVIN VENUGOPAL USHA 


From the Post Graduate Programme in management for working executives for two years, the following were the award winners:

01 

Chairman’s Gold Medal 

VISHAL SOOD 

02 

Director’s Medal 

RAHUL KUMAR 


From the Post Graduate Programme in management for working executives for three years, the following were the award winners:

01 

Chairman’s Gold     Medal 

ANWESHA CHAUDHARY 

02 

Director’s Medal 

MOHIT GUPTA 


From the Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGPSM) following were the award winners:

01 

Chairman’s Gold Medal 

TIWARI REMANT KUMAR VISHWANATH 

02 

Director’s Medal 

AMOGH DESHMUKH 


Addressing the august gathering, Prof. B K Mohanty, Director, IIM Lucknow welcomed the chief guest Dr. Ashok Lahiri, member of the 15th Finance Commission and the Chairman of Board of Governors Mr. N Chandrasekaran. He highlighted the accomplishments of the institute in the academic year 2018-19. He highlighted the industry’s acceptance and faith in the institution, evidenced by the consistent qualitative placement record. He congratulated the students who have won various national & international competitions and awards all year round. IIM Lucknow introduced a compulsory course on “Human Values and Responsible Citizenship” for the first year PGP students which was well appreciated by Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Moving on to the thrust is of the institute, he mentioned that there had been a constant and consistent increase in the research output with the number of International papers published in top journals, number of papers presented in Conferences in India as well as abroad, number of books published, etc. This year IIM Lucknow broke in the 301-350 rankings of the QS World Rankings in the business-management-studies category. It was next only to IIM Bangalore and ISB among the Indian Business schools. He talked about the third joint training program of IIM Lucknow and the World Bank on the World Bank’s procurement process, which attracted participants not only from India but also from Bangladesh, Madagascar, and Mozambique. 

IIM Lucknow’s Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies has undertaken an ambitious research project on Digitalization, Data and Social Development: Alternate Approaches to Learning, Livelihoods and Health Awareness, in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana & Uttar Pradesh. IIM Lucknow partnered with SIDBI to establish SIDBI Centre for Innovations in Financial Inclusion (SCIFI), with the objective of creating social impact by promoting financial inclusion led by FinTech initiatives. 

Addressing the students, he said, “to be someone who would be the harbinger of change or at best be the Change yourself” 

Addressing the august gathering, Dr. B K Mohanty, Director in Charge, IIM Lucknow welcomed the chief guest Dr. Ashok Lahiri, member of the 15th Finance Commission and the Chairman of Board of Governors Mr. N Chandrasekaran. He highlighted the accomplishments of the institute in the academic year 2018-19. He remarked on the industry’s acceptance and faith in the institution, evidenced by the consistent qualitative placement record. He congratulated the students who have won various national & international competitions and awards all year round. IIM Lucknow introduced a compulsory course on “Human Values and Responsible Citizenship” for the first year PGP students which was well appreciated by Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Moving on to the thrust area of the institute, he mentioned that there had been a constant and consistent increase in the research output with the number of International papers published in top journals, number of papers presented in Conferences in India as well as abroad, number of books published, etc. This year IIM Lucknow broke in the 301-350 rankings of the QS World Rankings in the business-management-studies category. It was next only to IIM Bangalore and ISB among the Indian Business schools. He talked about the third joint training program of IIM Lucknow and the World Bank on the World Bank’s procurement process, which attracted participants not only from India but also from Bangladesh, Madagascar, and Mozambique. 

IIM Lucknow’s Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies has undertaken an ambitious research project on Digitalization, Data and Social Development: Alternate Approaches to Learning, Livelihoods and Health Awareness, in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana & Uttar Pradesh. IIM Lucknow partnered with SIDBI to establish SIDBI Centre for Innovations in Financial Inclusion (SCIFI), with the objective of creating social impact by promoting financial inclusion led by FinTech initiatives. 

Addressing the students, he said, “Be someone who would be the harbinger of change or at best be the Change yourself.” 

The Chairman of Board of Governors of IIM Lucknow, Mr. N Chandrasekaran began by remembering the untimely demise of Dr. Ajit Prasad who took the institute to great heights. He congratulated the graduates for their achievements. He remarked on the fact that the time has come to steer the Institute on to a much higher plane and make its place in the top global rankings. He discussed the key aspects to achieve these rankings, starting with importance on research, collaboration with innovative businesses, engagement with start-up ecosystem, innovation of new business models, encouraging world-class entrepreneurship in the institute and adopting relevant programmes for a better tomorrow. 

Mr. Ashok Lahiri, chief guest for the occasion first congratulated the students and highlighted that they would be the elite management cadre in the times when the economy transforms from a low-level income to a mid-level income economy. He shared his thoughts on the economy that the previous generation inherited, which the one with the shortages and the economy that the graduates are inheriting, the one with the excess. He instilled a sense of competition with our neighbors such as China and Japan and underlined the fact that India could do better and there is still a long way to becoming the developed nation that we aspire to be. He stressed on the adoption of modern technology and other reforms needed for dealing with agrarian distress. Being one of the only two old institutes offering programme on agri-business management, he ended his speech on implementing agricultural reforms in a sustainable way.


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