IIM Indore inaugurated its 21st PGP batch that constituted 40% female participants and conducted two days induction programme on June 30 and July 1, 2018 wherein apart from IIM Indore faculty, the inspiring success tips were shared by the Corporate stalwarts and IIM Indore alumni who have proved their mettle in corporate world.
The induction programme for the 21st Batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP 2018-20) of IIM Indore commenced on June 30, 2018. The inauguration was graced by Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore and Professor Prabin Panigrahi, Chair, PGP. The participants from the incoming batch along with Prof. Krishnan and Prof. Panigrahi lighted the lamp. A short-film on IIM-Indore was screened shortly. Colonel Pamidi, Chief Administrative Officer, IIM Indore welcomed the batch.
Mr. Ambi Parmeshwaran, brand strategist and founder Brand-Building.com and Mr Indrajit Gupta Co-Founder & Director, Founder Fuel Publishing Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai delivered the commencement address. Mr Ambi shared his insights on changing landscape of marketing communications. First he shared about the “brandification” on a rise and a greater presence and participation from women in senior leadership roles.
He congratulated the institute that 40% of its incoming PGP batch constituted of female participants, a marked difference from his times.
In continuation with the concept of “brandification”, he emphasized on experience and service economies gaining more significance and increase in consumer activism that would lead to resolved issues rather than a negative word of mouth by a dissatisfied customer. He illustrated these concepts through examples in the Indian context.
Mr Indrajit Gupta, interacted with participants by first asking them about their future career plans and then motivating them to choose the path which interests them the most. He emphasized on the fast changing roles and skill sets, and a need on the ability to be nimble and entrepreneurial. He motivated the participants learn the art of learning.
The Director of IIM Indore, Professor Krishnan in his inspiring welcome address, congratulated the participants and their parents on making it to the institute and said,
“This is not the end but just one of the milestones, which marks the beginning of a long journey. I hope that all of you are ready for a marathon rather than a sprint because a marathon is what your career is going to be.” He shared many useful tips and advice with participants in order to succeed in the forthcoming career marathon, in a dynamic world. Emphasizing on the importance of physical, mental and emotional well-being, he asked the students to ensure their well-being so that they are able to give their best. He asked the students to embrace the ability to adapt and openness.
He encouraged the participants to take up goals as individuals that would enable them and provide extra energy to do much more and make a significant positive contribution to the society. Prof Krishnan, concluded that he was hopeful, that experience at IIM-Indore will play a significant role in development of participants.
Prof. Prabin Panigrahi, Chair PGP congratulated the participants and wished them for the journey ahead. This was followed by faculty introduction. The participants were left thoroughly encouraged and motivated to begin their academic journey on a high note.
The newly inducted PGP 2018-20 batch at IIM Indore has high gender diversity with 40% women students which is highest among all IIMs so far.
On the second day of the Induction programme, Mrs. Sumedha Khoche, who graduated from the Institute in 2003 and now runs her own business after successful stints in Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo impressed upon the students several values that are necessary to get the most out of the time spent at a B-School. She urged the students to invest as much as possible in the next two years, as the dividends they would gain cannot be imagined.
After lunch break, a session was organized on "Inclusion & Equality" by Ms. Shiva Priya from "Youth4jobs.com", an organization which works on connecting differentially abled people with potential employers. On an attempt for sensitization of the budding managers of future corporate world towards the differentially abled persons, she gave a "21 Days Inclusion Challenge" to improve interaction with them. Many students showed interest in the work done by her organization and applauded the effort. The talk ended with an interactive question answer session among the students and Miss Shiva Priya. This was followed by a security briefing by Mr. Pradeep Sharma, after which Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan interacted with the participants of PGP2018-20 batch.
The two day orientation programme facilitated the new batch get familiarized to the Institute, know their faculty, the infrastructure and aim higher looking forward to the next two years they would be spending here.
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