Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur has begun a four day Orientation Programme for its 2nd batch of Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and 4th batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) from June 27, 2013.
Prof. Lakshman Chaturvedi, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Central University, Bilaspur also member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management Raipur was the Chief Guest for the occasion. In his Inaugural Address he congratulated the 4th Batch of PGP and 2nd Batch of FPM students to have been able to enter into such a prestigious Institute. He asked the new batch to be active players and reduce ‘ádulteration’ from all walks of life. He also reminded the faculty that they have a great responsibility in developing these young students into world class leaders and the Institute into a world class B-school. He concluded by advising the students to never lose hope when they face problems because “when there is a will, there is a way.”
Prof Nitin Madhusudan Nagarkar, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur delivered the Keynote Address. He started off by drawing parallels between the two institutions of national importance like the AIIMs and IIMs. Being in the nascent stage of development and having Raipur city as a common platform both have the onus and challenge of proving their worth by striving together to tackle the bottlenecks and emerge as pioneers. He advised the new batch of PGP and FPM students to be ambitious managers but at the same time the local issues of the region should be addressed.
Prof. B.S Sahay, Director, Indian Institute of Management extended a warm welcome to the new batch of students. He highlighted on the practice oriented learning and contemporary industry-focussed curriculum, driven by strong corporate interface that the Institute offers to its student. He informed to the students that in order to bring global perspective to all its programme IIM Raipur has signed MoUs with 7 business schools in Europe and South East Asia. He motivated the students “to dream big, think big and must do big” and be passionate about whatever you do.
Prof. Ajit Prasad, Dean (Academics) introduced the core faculty of the Institute. Prof. Pradyumna Das, Chairperson (Admissions) acquainted the gathering with the rigors of the selection process and the growing popularity of the Institute.
The Orientation Programme includes a variety of activities and lectures by eminent personalities in the coming days. It is the new beginning in their life and so the students started the day with Yoga session by Dr. Sidhi Sharma.
Some of the top corporate and bureaucratic leaders were invited to share their experiences and motivate our young students. Dr. S. Chandrashekhar, Vice President India & South Asia, IBM spoke on the need to maintain a balance in personal and professional life. He also spoke about life beyond IIMs and its classrooms.
Mr. Pradeep Tandon Executive Vice President, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., graced the occasion with his insights about how the graduates joining the industry let a sense of casual complacency override their dedication and perfection to work.
Mr. Ramkumar, Executive Director and Board Member, ICICI Bank started by highlighting that the objective of doing an MBA is to broaden one’s perspective.
A lecture on‘Management and Architecture’ was delivered by Prof. Ajay Khare, Director, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal. The institutes like IIMs are engines of economy of our country and they must be nurtured.
The day concluded with an address by Mr Aman Singh, Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh. He inspired students to set high goals and then travel on the path that leads to their goal. He emphasized on the importance of integrity of thought along with integrity of actions.
The four day programme is aimed at acquainting the students with modern management education, its scope, its functional areas, and design of the Fellow Programme in Managementand Post Graduate Programme in Management at IIM Raipur, the institute said.
“The Orientation Programme also targets at aligning the students with industry expectations and to develop a global mindset to be able to understand the social, economic, technological and ecological environment in order to develop the skill to address the challenges of a global competition and develop them into capable leaders and ambassadors of the state of Chhattisgarh. The idea behind thisprogramme is to promote holistic development of the students through a mix of activities,” the institute said.
Students will start the days with yoga session which will help them maintain their energies to develop mental thought process throughout the day. Management simulation games were also organised on first day of the program. Besides, the scheduled lectures by spiritual leaders like Swami Vyomapada Das (ISCKON) on ‘Values and Ethics in Professional Life’ and Swami Satyaroopananda from Ramakrishna Mission aims at developing ethical leading. The programme will conclude with a cultural programme performed by the PGP 13-15 batch students.
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