In view of the ongoing pandemic and current lockdown, Jaipuria Institute of Management organized and concluded its first-ever E-Convocation today, where 941 students from Noida, Lucknow, Jaipur, and Indore campuses graduated. The chief guest on this occasion was Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Defence, Government of India.
The program began at 11 AM and was attended by the Chief Guest, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Directors of four campuses, faculty members, and students through video conferencing. The welcome address was delivered by the Chairman, Shri Sharad Jaipuria.
Addressing the students, Chairman, Shri Sharad Jaipuria said, “I would like to congratulate the graduating students for their hard work and achievements in attaining this postgraduate diploma in management. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to complete this level of education. This day marks an important stepping stone in your life. As you step out of the parallel learning environment and start your corporate career, there will be no curriculum or grades. Every day is likely to provide a different challenge. You need to remain focused on what you are trying to achieve.”
The welcome address was followed by a short speech by Vice Chairman, Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria who shared the progress report of Jaipuria Institute of Management for the year 2019-2020.
“Despite the various challenges including the unprecedented spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jaipuria Institutes have shown resilience and adaptability in its response, trying to continuously serve the interests of all its stakeholders especially students in this uncertain time. For most of our students, Jaipuria is the beginning of a corporate career. As on 10th May, the institute has achieved placement of over 90% of its students. Despite the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 crisis, since the end of March, more than 30 students have been placed. Our team continues to work tirelessly hand-in-hand with the remaining students. I am confident that their aspirations shall soon be met,” said Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria Vice Chairman.
Post this; Shri Rajnath Singh exchanged a few words with the students. Congratulating the graduates and motivating them for their future, he said “I convey my best wishes to all the graduates and congratulate them on their efforts and perseverance throughout their educational journey. I am sure the learning provided by Jaipuria Institutes will empower you and give you the strength to face the challenges of the future and sail through them smoothly.”
He cited an example on current situation, how despite having all advanced resources many developed countries are highly affected by Covid-19. Wherein country like India with limited resources is successful to a larger extent in containing the pandemic. The key factor behind it is ‘effective management’. He urged students to inculcate this management skill in day to-day life.
He also talked about the power of youth and said only collaboration and collective effort will be the key to success. He added that whenever in history youth has come together they have created and rewritten the history itself. Usage of technology to come up with innovative solution will become a norm for success. Technology can be a real rescue in difficult and challenging times. So technology and youth have immense potential for India.
Based on his own experiences he provided following Life Lessons to the students.
a) Follow your passion: He advised all passing out students to follow their passion and listen to their hearts to succeed in life.
b) Learn to learn: He mentioned that always continue to learn, never think that you have learnt everything. An intelligent person always believes that there is always something new to learn.
c) Critical Thinking: He said critical thinking is one of the most sought for attribute in corporate world. Approaching problems with an open and objective mind helps in finding the best solutions to the problems.
In the end he shared the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for India of 21st century as Balwaan, Dhanwaan, Gyanvaan and Atma Nirbhar Bharat and urged the student to brace themselves and come forward to realize this dream
Encouraging the students, the institute handed out medals to meritorious students; from its four campuses.
Felicitating the alumni, Jaipuria Institute of Management also handed out awards to their alumni achievers for notable service in their corporate career.
The first-ever E-convocation of Jaipuria Institute of Management concluded successfully with great fervor and joy.