IIMA’s 56th Convocation Address Conducted Virtually
605 students from the PhD, PGP, PGP-FABM and PGPX programmes conferred degrees
Traditionally, the convocation ceremony at IIMA is held at the lawns of the Louis Kahn Plaza, where the convocation march is led by the Chairperson and Director of IIMA along with other Board members, faculty and students assemble. This year, to comply with the government regulations on Covid-19, IIMA switched to the digital mode to hold its 56th convocation.
A total of 605 graduating students were conferred titles, degrees and included students from IIMA’s full-time long duration programmes, i.e. the PhD. Programme in Management, the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), the Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (FABM-MBA) and the Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (MBA-PGPX). The toppers from each programme were awarded gold medals in recognition of their accomplishments.
Despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, students across the programme kept up their enthusiasm, giving their best in academic and extra-curricular activities.
The Red Brick Summit, India’s biggest management symposium; Krishi Manthan, International Food, Agribusiness and Rural Development Summit of Asia, were student-led events that met with success. The student’s social wing proactively reached out to the weaker sections of the community, during the pandemic to provide financial aid, build community kitchens and facilitate safe travel for migrant workers to their hometowns.
Although an online function was different in many ways, it brought alive the memories of many who studied, stayed and taught at the institute. While the graduating students, their family and friends watched the convocation ceremony from the safety of their homes remotely, a large number of faculty and staff joined the ceremony virtually from their secure offices or homes on the campus.
With the passing out of the students today, IIMA will have around 39,600 alumni who include, business leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, diplomats, academics, change-makers in the social sector, artists, celebrated writers, among others.
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