Sri City, April 24, 2016:- The Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR) held convocation-2016 in its Sri City campus on Sunday. Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to Ministry of Finance, Government of India was the Chief Guest and delivered the convocation address.
The event started with the lighting of lamp by Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Dr. N. Vaghul, Chairman, Board of Governors, IFMR, Mr C V Krishnan, President, IFMR, Prof P K Biswas, Director, IFMR. Dr. Vaghul declared the Convocation Open and congratulated all the graduating students and their proud parents and wished them all the best.
Delivering the convocation address Dr. Arvind Subramanian, congratulated all the graduating students and gave valuable advice on the road ahead. He advised the students to stay away from the gloomy news and negativity and suggested that despite challenges, this is going to be the golden age for developing countries like India, where many economic indicators are very promising. Compared to his graduation days, he claimed that the opportunities now are wider and the future is going to be brighter, prosperous, dynamic and full of opportunities.
Dr Arvind Subramanian also gave an important life lesson to the graduates on facing failure. Though he is perceived as a very successful person today, he commented that he has crossed many failures like not getting into IAS, rejection of academic papers etc. and he suggested the students not to get bogged down by failures and treat both success and failures equally and quoted Rudyard Kipling and Gita
He advised the students not to forget the contributions of friends, parents and others in their growth and concluded the speech with his best wishes for the students.
After the Vote of Thanks by Dr Lakshmi Kumar, Chairperson, PGDM Programme, Mr Vaghul, Chairman, Board of Governors, IFMR, declared the Convocation closed. The event ended with the National Anthem.
Prof. C. V. Krishnan delivered the welcome address, followed by the presentation of Institute’s report by Dr P K Biswas. Prof Biswas highlighted the events and activities by the students and also various achievements by the institute which includes another year of 100% placements with increase in the average salary and the award from ASSOCHAM for being the best business school in CSR.
The Chief Guest also honoured the meritorious students with the following medals:
- A SIVASAILAM MEDAL for Meritorious performance – Ms Saisree Divya Nynaru of PGDM 2014-16
- C M KOTHARI MEDAL for Meritorious performance – Mr Sujith Devadas of PGDM 2013-16
- A M M ARUNACHALAM MEDAL for Meritorious Performance – Mr Abhinav Arasu of PGDM 2013-16
- Mr. Koushal V N of 2013-2016 won the medal for his meritorious performance in PGDM 2013-16
- Ms. Saranya R won the medal for her meritorious performance in PGDM 2013-16
The graduation pledge was taken after the inaugural address and the Chief Guest presented the Certificates to the graduating students. 180 PGDM Students, 24 students of the Working Executives Programme and 3 PhD scholars were awarded the graduation certificates.
The Vision of Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) is to prepare young minds and experienced managers to become competent and socially responsible leaders of corporations and other institutions. Established in 1970 as a not-for-profit society, the IFMR is a leading business school. It has recently inaugurated a sprawling 40 acre campus in Sri City with a student strength of 360. Located in a manufacturing hub comprising some of the world’s leading companies, the campus provides stu-dents and faculty with world class infrastructure and outstanding opportunities for collaboration with industry. IFMR’s curriculum offers a mix of theory with simulated real life exposure and endeavours to shape global business practices through inventive, sharp thinking and cutting-edge research. IFMR currently offers full-time and part-time PGDM programmes, a Ph.D programme as well as both open and customised management development programmes.