The inauguration ceremony of the eight batch of PGPMX (2017-19-batch II) took place on August 26, 2017. The inauguration took place in the presence of Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore; Professor Rajendra Nargudkar, Dean (Faculty) and Chief Guest Mr. M.K. Surana, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Professor Krishnan in his welcome speech enlightened the participants about the tough decisions in life and how we need to learn to balance life. He also gave insights on how to prepare ourselves prior to classes. ‘PGPMX goes at a fast pace and teaches about going back to study and manage time in work and studies both’, he said.
Mr. Surana in his inaugural address spoke about the learning process. He mentioned that courses like PGPMX help the participants recalibrate themselves and do their own reassessment. ‘Management learning is exponential learning. During any condition or a situation, there is no single right, there are always multiple rights. Only time tells if your decision was right or wrong’, he said. He also talked about the success factor in being able to see the future in crystal ball and take the right decision.
Mr. Surana also insisted on the fact that passion, process and commitment are required for consistent performance.The PGPMX programme is designed to give tools in the hands of the students to convert stones into sculptures, he said.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Professor Nargundkar.