Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida recently held its 8th convocation ceremony for its 2014 Batch on Sunday, 30th November. 206 students of the batch of 2012-14 were awarded their degree. The event did not only witness students on the cusp of new beginnings buzzing with energy but it also brought together leading lights from the world of academia and business. Mr. Ankur Warikoo, Head, Groupon APAC Emerging Markets was the Chief Guest of the event.
The organizers had left no stone unturned to make sure that the day will be remembered for a long time to come. It was of course a big day for the students who had turned out in their Sunday bests, so to speak, and were brimming with joy on the major achievement in their lives.
Mr. Sharad Jaipuria, Chairman of the institutes took to the stage and began the proceedings. He talked about the role the institute plays in creating leaders of tomorrow and the students in front of him stood testimony to that. He inspired the students by saying, “You need to focus on your strengths because they help you achieve your dreams. Dream big and go after them with whatever your strengths might be.” He followed up his thought with the example of the Indian Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, who has done just that and spectacularly so.
Dr. Rajiv R Thakur, Director, Jaipuria, Noida then presented the annual report for the institute, which was received with a big round of applause. He talked about the placement record for the institute last year, which stood at 95% overall, with a large number of big name organizations coming to the campus as recruiters. He also focussed on various initiatives carried out by the institute in the last year for the overall development of students. He ended his talk reiterating the institute’s commitment to creating leaders of tomorrow.
The alumni were then guided to take the oath by Mr. Jaipuria who also gave them their diplomas. Mr. Ankur Warikoo, the Chief Guest of the event then handed over medals to students who had performed extraordinarily in different fields. In his heartfelt speech he said, “The institute has prepared you to face the corporate world with finesse. Now it will be onto you to pay back with your success in the times to come. Congratulations to Jaipuria and you all.”
Through his speech Mr. Warikoo had tried to talk about the importance of being limitless rather than being bogged down by materialistic things. He shared anecdotes from his life to drive home his point and describe the significance of physical and mental courage. And these qualities are in abundance in the recipient of this year’s Chairman’s Award of Recognition. Mr. Yateesh Wahaal, alumni from 2005-7 batch has made giant strides in the industry since then and was felicitated on the day by his proud institute. He started his career in banking but soon moved to different industries and worked on projects that made an impact internationally. Today, he is the CEO of an emerging health care company that will be opening super speciality hospitals in different parts of the country.
Thereafter, awards were given to the deserving students for their outstanding academic achievements. The Gold Medal for PGDM was awarded to Ms. Bhavna Tandon and Silver Medal to Ms. Sakshi Gupta. The specialization wise toppers were Ms. Bhavna Tandon (Financial Management), Ms. Megha Mahajan (Marketing Management), Ms. Isha Singhal (Human Resource Management), Ms. Sakshi Gupta (International Business), and Mr Tarun Harit (Operations Management).
For PGDM (Services), the Gold Medal was awarded to Ms. Komal Nagar and Silver Medal to Ms. Shipra Gupta. For PGDM (Marketing), The Gold Medal was awarded to Ms. Shubhanshi Dhooper and Silver Medal to Mr. Tarun Harit.
The Gold Medal for overall BEST STUDENT OF 2012-14 was awarded to Ms Bhavana Tandon. The Gold Medal for BEST WOMAN STDUENT of 2012-2014 was awarded to Ms Sakshi Gupta
The Vote of Thanks was delivered by the Vice Chairman of the Jaipuria Group of Institutions, Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria who stressed on the fact that each passing student should believe in themselves to overcome difficult situations and unknown problems that they would encounter as they go ahead in the professional and personal lives. The 8th Convocation ceremony of Jaipuria Noida reinstated in every way one of the core philosophies on which Jaipuria Institute of Management is touted-“You are greater than what you are.”