The Induction Programme of the 5th batch (2015-20) of Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) began with the registration of newly joined students at IIM Indore Campus on Friday, followed by Inaugural Ceremony on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The purpose of the two day event was to motivate and inspire the young IPM students to excel in their appropriate career choices.
The five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM), the first of its kind in India launched by IIM Indore, is a unique and creative programme to meet the aspirations of young students to become management professionals, change agents and societal leaders. IPM is aimed at students who have passed out of class XII/Higher Secondary or equivalent from various schools in India.
On the first day, Professor Ranjeet Nambudiri, Chair, IPM gave an overview of the programme. Students were also given a brief introduction about Institute Campus and various facilities like Library, Safety, Security, IT and other facilities available and how they can utilize them all to make it most of their stay at the Institute.
The second day of the Induction Programme was marked with the presence of Mr. B.P. Rao, CMD, BHEL as the Chief Guest of the event.
Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore delivered the welcome address. He mentioned various initiatives taken by the Institute in streamlining the quality of academic education at IIM Indore and also quality of life on the campus. While addressing a strong gathering of students of the new batch and their parents, Professor Krishnan encouraged the students to utilize every learning opportunity that would come their way during their course and strengthen their foundation for specialization in management. He noted that the IPM students would have a major advantage during the later stages of their management education as they would get a strong foundation in the core subjects of management from the very beginning of their higher education.
In his commencement speech, Mr. B.P. Rao shared his professional experience with the students and discussed on the topic ‘India of Today and Tomorrow’. He mentioned that India’s economy has again started to grow since the last two decades. Around 138 million people have been lifted above poverty line during 2004-12. We have made developments in the science and technology field also, as today India stands on 17th global rank in the terms of citations received and 9th in the number of scientific publications made. In spite of the growth, India is still facing challenges in the terms of social wealth distribution, scarcity of natural resources and climatic changes, he mentioned.
Mr. Rao noted that the jobs provided by the services sector are now saturated and hence the manufacturing sector needs to work in a direction to produce more jobs for the young workforce India will have in the next two decades. He said that India needs young leaders with sufficient knowledge and skills that can deal with the future scenario and help India grow. He motivated the students who wish to go abroad to take experience from other countries but come back and contribute to our nation.
On this occasion, the following IPM students were given Certificate of ‘Academic Excellence’ for their outstanding performance during the academic year:
- Shruti Garodia
- Aishwarya Mangla
- Archit Kothari
- Pulkit Agarwal
- Dhananjay Kashyap
- Ira Singh
- Mani Chaudhary
IIM Indore’s new website was also launched by Mr. B.P. Rao and Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan. The new website has various new features and is more user-friendly.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks.