- 1439 participants from various flagship programmes graduate in total for the 21st and 22nd Convocation
- 741 participants (21st Convocation) and 698 participants (22nd Convocation) graduated in the online convocation
The 21st and 22nd Convocation of the Indian Institute of Management Indore was held online on June 13, 2021. A total of 1439 participants (741 from 2020 batch and 698 from 2021 batch) graduated in the online convocation. The Chief Guest for the convocation Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestle India, delivered the Convocation Address.
Mr. Deepak Satwalekar, Chairman, IIM Indore Board of Governors declared the Convocation open. He congratulated the graduating batch for the adaptability and agility shown in adapting to the changes in the past year. ‘Look at every crisis as an opportunity, not as a profiteer, but to serve. Do not sit and complain about the reduced opportunities, but make the best of what you can and demonstrate your capability to the fullest’, he said. There is no operational manual for what is happening now, and everyone is trying new approaches, hoping something would work. How quickly you can adjust, adapt and be agile; determines how well you do, he added. He said that not just the knowledge gained in the classroom, but the experiences gained by interacting with people outside the classrooms – the experiences of collaboration and partnership, challenging and supporting, being compassionate and empathetic – will act as the guidepost as the participants navigate through the journey of life. ‘Don’t ever believe that these values will obstruct your growth, for they will only help you grow’, he concluded.
Professor Himanshu Rai in his address shared various milestones achieved by IIM Indore in the last two years. He mentioned that the institute now has collaborations with 40+ foreign educational institutions for student and faculty exchange, and research. He also noted that the number of articles published in the top journals by March 2020 had increased by 25% as compared to the previous academic year. Encouraging the participants to remain optimistic he said, ‘We as humans, are full of experiences and moments. We learn through the moments we live in. We are what our experiences and understanding mould us into who we truly are and who we are meant to become. You can still gain experiences. You can still create more memories. When things don’t go quite as planned, like the previous two years, how you handle the disappointments and challenges that you face now and in the coming years, both personally and professionally, will determine the experience that you have and the memory you walk away with.’ He advised the graduating batch to take a step forward and create a world which is just, vibrant and kind and use the education to be compassionate. ‘Nobody should tell you now, that you should wait for your turn. Nobody should tell you how it has always been done. Decide for yourself. Choose your own path. Be open to change. Don’t be afraid to try something new’, he said.
Congratulating the graduation batches, Mr. Suresh Narayanan in his address shared with the participants 6 C’s- Character, Confidence, Courage, Competence, Curiosity and Contentment; which helped him in his journey so far. ‘Character is a unison of purpose, values, behavior and outcomes. When your purpose in life translates into trustworthy, positive and empathetic behavior, it creates an impact. It is important that you do not lose sight of the individual you are and recognize the strength you have in yourself, for that will make you an outstanding person’, he said. He mentioned that confidence is an important measure of the capability of success in life. It’s the inner strength and courage to be able to do the things one wants to. ‘As you stand amidst the pandemic and look beyond the opportunities where you can show your excellence as a professional, this confidence will help you achieve your dream’, he advised. Sharing his views on ‘competence’, he said that it is more than education and is the marriage between education and skills that demonstrability makes things happen at the workplace. ‘Do not forget that even if you are topmost leadership position, people look to you and measure you depending on the competence you have demonstrated in the recent past. It is more important than bluster’, he said. He advised the participants to be courageous and listen to the voice in the head to find innovative and unique ways to do things the right way. ‘Be curious. The person who can make a mark is not just competent but also curious to know more and more about the field they are working in. He advised the participants to be compassionate. ‘Marry the competence with compassion and you will become an inspiring leader. Human emotions and human spirit make you move ahead. Learn to be content. When you have done your best, and you achieve something, be grateful for it.’, he concluded.
The awards for scholastic performance, industry scholarships and NBFA scholarships for both the academic years were also announced virtually on this occasion.
The event concluded with a national anthem.
|Sr. No.||Programme||Award||21st Convocation||22nd Convocation|
|1.||PGP||IIM Indore Gold Medal For Scholastic Performance Rank 1||Akhil Sardesai||Sonkusare Pratik Rajesh|
|PGP||IIM Indore Gold Medal For Scholastic Performance Rank 2||Aayush Aggarwal||Avaneesh Nakhe|
|PGP||IIM Indore Gold Medal For Scholastic Performance Rank 3||Megha Agrawal||Deepanshu Agarwal|
|PGP||IIM Indore Gold Medal to the Best Woman Participant for Scholastic Performance||Megha Agrawal||Anushree Mittal|
|2.||PGP Mumbai||IIM Indore Gold Medal For Scholastic Performance Rank 1||Amritesh Kumar||–|
|3.||IPM||IIM Indore Gold Medal For Scholastic Performance Rank 1||Aaradhya Vats||Manjula S.|
|IIM Indore Gold Medal For Scholastic Performance Rank 2||Prakhar Goyal||Pradeep Charan|
|IPM||IIM Indore Gold Medal For Scholastic Performance Rank 3||–||Kartik Kohli|
|IIM Indore Gold Medal to the Woman Participant for Scholastic Performance||Aaradhya Vats||Manjula S|
|4.||EPGP||IIM Indore Gold Medal For Scholastic Performance Rank 1||Ankit Jain||Vegesna Manjusha|
|5.||PGPMX||IIM Indore Gold Medal For Scholastic Performance Rank 1||Suvigya Khera||Girish Gopalrao Dhondge|
|6.||FPM||IIM Indore Best Doctoral Student Award 2021||–||Lakshmi Goyal|