Convocation days stay forever in the heart of graduates and April 22, 2018 was one such for Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore students. It was an affair of elegance, poise and absolute motivation- one that saw 111 PGDM graduates taking their diplomas and walking down the aisle- proud and beaming with joy. 2 years passed within the wink of an eye and there was a sense of absolute mirth everywhere. After all, the big day had arrived!
Soft music filled the air. As the clock stroke 1pm, friends and families of the graduates started arriving in the auditorium. The stage looked grander than ever. The hall glimmered with an overwhelming spirit of celebration. The red carpet was spread. There was magnolia and orchids everywhere. Shri Deepak Joshi, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Technical Education and Skill Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh was the Chief Guest for the 6th Convocation ceremony.
The clock stroke 1.30pm and the convocation procession entered the auditorium. Shri. Sharad Jaipuria, Chairman, Board of Governors, Jaipuria Group lead the gathering with Chief Guest Shri Deepak Joshi and Guest of Honour- Shri. Satish Borwankar, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, Tata Motors Ltd walking beside him. Following the dignitaries were proudly robed faculty and the graduates.
Shri Sharad Jaipuria declared open the Convocation ceremony. Chief Guest, Shri. Deepak Joshi along with the Guest of Honour- Shri. Satish Borwankar unveiled the annual magazine of Jaipuria, Indore- Srijan. The ceremony proceeded with Dr. Harshavardhan Halve, Director, Jaipuria, Indore reading the report for the academic sessions 2017 – 2018.
The report gave an account of all the milestones achieved during the last academic year. The report highlighted the initiatives taken in the area of academic excellence, research projects, management development, faculty development and consultancy projects. “More than 60% students achieved paid internships, a big leap from the figure of 30% last year,” elaborated Dr. Halve. Among top companies which have been repeatedly recruiting from Jaipuria Indore such as Deloitte, ITC, Euromoniter International, Pepsico, Various Banks and Microfinance companies for final placements, 27 new recruiters have been added to the list.
The ceremony progressed by conferring Post Graduation Diplomas in Management to 111 students of PGDM batch 2016-18. Ms. Divya Sethia was awarded the Chairman’s Gold, Solanki Khushal Chaturbhai with the Vice-Chairperson’s Silver and Insiya Ali with Director’s Bronze Medals.
Shri. Deepak Joshi was invited on the podium to deliver the Convocation address. “I congratulate each one of you for being where you are today,” remarked the Chief Guest. He shared his views on leadership and enlightened students about the various skills one must acquire in their journey called Life. He talked of the importance of professional knowledge and competence, vision, courage, integrity, humility and strategic planning which a person should develop in order to become a successful leader. He ended on a note that, “A good leader is the one who takes a little more of blame and a little less of credit.”
The event came to an end with the vote of thanks delivered by Shri. Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice Chairman, Jaipuria Institute of Management, to the dignitaries. He also thanked Dr. Harshavardhan Halve, Director, Jaipuria Indore, for being a constant motivation to the students and wished the graduating class- “a glorious future ahead!”