The virtual induction programme for the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP); Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGPHRM); Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (4th Year) and Fellow Programme in Management (FPM 2020) took place on August 08, 2020. The chief guest was Mr. Joydeep Sengupta, Senior Partner, McKinsey. The event was spearheaded by Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore; Prof. Ranjeet Nambudiri, Dean-Programmes; Prof. Rohit Kapoor, Chair, PGP; Col. GG Pamidi (Retd.), CAO, IIM Indore along with faculty and staff members.
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Prof. Rai encouraged the participants to look for new opportunities during the pandemic. ‘I believe that COVID stands for creating opportunities for visioning, introspection and discovery. We at IIM Indore believe in our mission to be contextually relevant, provide world class academic standards and development leaders and managers who are socially conscious and sensitive. The courses we offer go in line with this mission which helps us in visioning’, he said. He encouraged the students to introspect by exploring their relationship with the universe around them, figuring out their true identity and thinking of the opportunities which will help them contribute to the nation as well. He concluded his talk by encouraging the participants to discover self and draw their identity from something they’re passionate about.
Mr. Sengupta shared three major learnings from his own life experiences. He said that one needs to be responsible for his or her own actions to be successful. ‘No matter how protected you’ve been till now, this new journey will lead to consequences for which you yourself will have to take the responsibility for. So take an action if you’re confident about facing the consequences’, he said.
Encouraging the young future leaders, Mr. Sengupta noted that being a leader is a full time job. There’s no rest or breaks. ‘The two steps to become a successful leader is to step in- for every opportunity you get; and step up- think and act as if you’re already a level up’, he advised.
Speaking about winning and failing, Mr. Sengupta said that we often waste more energy in trying to improve our weaknesses instead of focusing on our strengths. ‘Know yourself- what makes you happy and what drains your energy- and you’ll be successful’, he said. He concluded his talk saying that a set-back is only a set-back if you ‘sit back’. The combination of humility and courage is what one needs to be successful, he said.
The day also witnessed briefings on the Institute and its facilities. The online classes for the new batch would commence on August 11, 2020.