Indore: May 11, 2013: Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore hosted its “First Convocation Ceremony” on Saturday, May 11, 2013 for the graduating students of the Class of 2013. Diplomas were conferred to all 37 students for having successfully completed their Post-Graduation in Management.
Shri Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, Chairman, Dainik Bhaskar Group was the Chief Guest for the event and delivered an inspirational and thought provoking first convocation address. Shri Sharad Jaipuria, Chairman, Board of Governors, Jaipuria Institute of Management (Lucknow, Noida, Jaipur, Indore) awarded diplomas to all the graduating students, while the Chief Guest, Shri Ramesh Agarwal felicitated the top achievers. The felicitations happened in presence of members of Jaipuria Group’s Academic Council, industry and academia, members of the press and faculty, staff, and other special invitees of the Institute.
Addressing the august gathering, Shri Agarwal congratulated the graduating batch of students, and said that for growth of India and for political and economic stability, it is important that the fresh graduates realize the impetus upon them to spearhead the change in the country. He gave the graduating batch of students some tips to shape their future, saying “Good strategy, planned preparation and skilled team can lead to stupendous results. This formula applies equally to corporate and the government. People now understand this. I hope to see the glimmer in the eyes of the students, of the dream to make a strong India, wherever they work. If we can contribute even the slightest bit in realizing this dream, we would have made our life and education meaningful”.
Shri Sharad Jaipuria in his address extended a warm welcome to Mr. Agarwal and congratulated the students on successfully completing their Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He also congratulated the Director and faculty & staff of the Institute for having successfully completed the first two academic years, and remarked that the first convocation would indeed be a grand milestone for times to come.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sharad Jaipuria said that these young graduates have reached a major educational milestone and have become ready for the challenges and opportunities of the corporate world. He said “You being the future leaders of business must broaden your perspective and develop an insight to understand the multifarious challenges and myriad opportunities in the emerging scenario and work accordingly to make a mark of success for the organisations you work with and also for your own self”. He concluded by quoting Mr. Jonas Salk “The most meaningful activity in which a human can be engaged is one that is directly related to human evolution.”
Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Director General of the Group, greeted all the fellowmen present at the venue and elaborated on the existing youth power in the world. He told the young graduates “I would advise you to choose your career based on your natural ‘Ruchi’ ‘Yogyata’ and ‘Vishwas’. Follow excellence and perform your duties with total dedication and passionate ownership and everything else will follow. Believe in your dreams, success & success alone and don’t entertain any thought of failure”.
Dr. Jai Prakash Upadhyay, Director of Jaipuria, Indore, while presenting the impressive Progress Report of the Institute described the last two years as the most ‘eventful years in the lifecycle of any Institute- full of excitement, learning and reflection, and certainly the formative years for what seems like great days ahead’. He shared “Our philosophy of institution building at Jaipuria has been that the excellence in work comes through well defined systems and processes, with transparency, trust and mutual respect embedded in it”.
He was delighted to declare that Jaipuria Indore has been excelling not only with student growth and development, but instrumental in the progress of the nearby villages and the city of Indore at large. Through industry-academic partnerships, the Institute is fast emerging on its own a center for promoting inclusive growth in the region. In spite of it being the very first batch of the Institute, the placements have been fantastic, with 65% students already suitably placed, and rest are expected to be placed shortly. Some of our recruiters are TV 18 (CNBC Awaaz), ICICI Securities, India Bulls, Polyplex, Uttam Galva Steel, WNS Global Services, Laurent and Benon, Tata McGraw Hill, Remorphing, India Mart Intermesh, Entrepreneur India etc. The Director was glad to share that the quality of summer placement this year was also much superior, with all 100 students of the Class of 2014 having found divergent SIPs.
Dr Upadhyay affectionately addressed the graduating students saying “I extend my hearty congratulations to you, the graduating students and am confident that your attitude of cooperation, flexibility, and readily taking up responsibility will give you a distinct edge in your career. I wish you all the very best for your future endeavors. May God bless you!”
Thereafter, awards were given to the deserving students for their outstanding academic achievements. The Chairman’s Gold Medal was awarded to Ms. Aditi Sharma, Vice Chairman’s Silver Medal to Mr. Anurag Srivastava and Director’s Bronze Medal to Ms. Juhi Sharma. Ms. Aditi Sharma was also the topper for Financial Management and Human Resource Management, whilst Mr. Anurag Srivastava bagged the Marketing Management accolade.
Shri Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice Chairman of the Jaipuria Group gave the vote of thanks. He injected a spirit of triumph and hope in the students, saying “Even though this foundation includes technical knowledge of academic subjects, I hope you will realize that academics are only part of your learning here. As important if not more, is to develop a mindset for continuous learning. Even as there will be no examinations and quizzes anymore, you will be required to learn and relearn from real life situations every day. And again , this learning will not be restricted to finance formulae, and marketing techniques, but will require you to understand and manage people, their fear, their needs and their aspirations above all else”. He thanked all who were present for the occasion.
After the grand convocation ceremony, Mr Ramesh Agarwal’s feedback spoke volumes about the strides Jaipuria, Indore has made in a short span of time saying “I congratulate you, Jaipuria- Indore, on the outstanding success of the convocation, and the last two academic years. It was a real privilege to get to know your unique institution and the complete dedication the management shows for every student’s development”.
The Convocation Ceremony was an emotional moment for the family members of the students as their loved ones went on stage to receive their certificates. The gathering then proceeded for a group photograph and followed by lunch.