- PGP, PGPHRM, IPM-4 and FPM Programme 2021 begins at IIMI
- Total 627 participants attend the online induction programme
The online inauguration of four flagship programmes of IIM Indore namely, Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP 2021-23), Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGPHRM 2021-23), Integrated Programme in Management (Fourth Year) (IPM 2018-23) and Fellow Programme in Management (FPM Batch 2021) took place on June 29, 2021. Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore inaugurated the online event. Dr. R.S. Sodhi, Managing Director, GCMMF (Amul) was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Prof. Rohit Kapoor, Chair, PGP and Prof. Jatin Pandey, Chair, PGPHRM were also present during the inauguration.
Sharing an entirely insightful and unique meaning for the ‘PGP’, Prof. Rai in his inaugural address mentioned that the first P stands for ‘Purpose’ G stands for ‘Grit’ and the second P stands for ‘Passion’. The purpose constitutes of the vision and imagination. ‘Vision gives you an idea about the sense of the direction that you need to take in your life. Each one of you needs to have a vision and define where and why are you headed in a particular direction, with a pinch of imagination—for a world you would like to live in and then, work for creating that world’, he said. Speaking about the ‘G’ for Grit, he noted that hard work is necessary, but it is not sufficient. ‘Merely hard work won’t be enough; you need to also persevere. You may fail many times, but you become a failure only when you stop trying. Don’t give up’, he explained. Explaining the second ‘P’, he mentioned how ‘passion’ gives us integrity, the sense to do whatever we do is the right thing to do. ‘The human mind needs to be controlled, to give a sense of direction to the thought process and the efforts; in turn, to find meaningfulness. Hence, bring in passion and compassion together to get a sense of direction aimed towards the larger good’, he concluded.
Dr. R.S. Sodhi in his address mentioned that the type of education the new batch will receive is like a ‘blessing in disguise’ because the participants already know about the uncertainties in the businesses and circumstances amid the pandemic. ‘Your future depends on the future of India. Our nation is just emerging from the 30-40 years of slowdown, but our biggest asset is 1.35 billion population, which will be around 1.65 billion by 2060. Today our GDP is 3 trillion dollar which is one-sixth of the world; but in another 10 years, it will be 6.5 trillion dollars. The biggest advantage is young manpower’, he said. India will have 65 percent of working population and will open a lot of opportunities for the people with management education. ‘The growth with disparity is dangerous for a country, and we need to ensure how urban and rural India grow together. As a management graduate, its important to find solutions to these disparities’, he said. He shared that consistency helped Amul become one of the leading companies in FMCG. ‘Consistency in terms of business objectives; vision, passion and perseverance; consistency in communication with all the stakeholders and manpower and HR practices will help any business achieve success’, he said. He advised the new batch participants to understand that there are no shortcuts for success. ‘Life isn’t a sprint. It is a marathon. Running faster in the first five years of your career does not assure success later. You need to decide now, what you are passionate for, what you want to achieve and how you want your future to be’, he concluded.
The new batches will also be receiving briefings from their respective programme chairs and from the various departments including IT, Learning Centre, Hostel & Student Affairs, ICC & POSH, Medical Centre, etc. during the four-day online induction programme. The regular classes will commence from July 5, 2021.
A summary of the new batch is as follows:
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