The convocation of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow saw 581 students being awarded their diplomas by Dr. Devi Singh, Director IIM Lucknow and Shri M.M. Pallam Raju, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India who was the Chief Guest on the occasion and delivered the Convocation Address.
381 students from the 27th batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management, 19 students from the 8th batch of Post Graduate Programme in Agri-business Management, 6 students from the Doctoral programme along with 109 students from Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives (WMP) and 67 students from International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) batches, from the Noida campus received the diplomas. And as graduates, they are about to swell the ranks of about 5000+ IIML alumni, whose continuing support helps build the Institute’s ongoing reputation and community support.
Mr. Mayank Khulbe (PGP –ABM) was awarded with the Chairman’s Gold Medal, while Mr. Harsh Bansal. received the Director’s medal. The other awards included PGP Chairman’s Medal which was received by Abir Bhomavat, Reshma Sareen Memorial Medal for Best Girl Student was received by Ms. Neha Malhan, Budhiraja Medal for Best All Rounder went to Mr. Srinath Nagrajan and Bizkool Medal for the Best Student in Information Technology was awarded to Mr. Azhar Ansari.
From the post graduate programme in management for working executives, the following were the award winners:
Chairman’s Gold Medal– Mr. Shivashish Bhattacharjee
Director’s Medal– Mr. Nilabh Dev
From the International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX), the following were the award winners:
Chairman’s Gold Medal– Mr. Rajender Aggarwal
Director’s Medal– Mr. Puneet Malik
Dr. Devi Singh, Director IIM Lucknow in his speech highlighted the achievements and the activities conducted in the academic year 2012-2013. He pointed out to the fact that the financial position of the institute continues to become stronger with no reliance on government grants. The institute has been able to effectively manage its revenue and costs.
Dr. Singh also urged the students not to forget the power of youth. Youth has been the most common and obvious aspect of all the movements, reactions, even the turmoil that our country has seen lately. It is impossible to miss the clamour for change in attitudes, workings, and systems, the hunger for inspiration, and the desperation for action in the present society. When the graduating students step out into the world to realise their goals, this is the society they should be prepared to serve, for its hopes are riding on them. What they need here more than anything else is courage. IIM Lucknow has taken charge of talking about ethics in business and corporate world and will continue to do so, as with encouraging and promoting expertise in all subjects related to management development. To further this end, the students have to become the action that has been talked about in the classrooms.
During the academic year 2012-13, the institute witnessed an all-round growth and in continuance with its march ahead, undertook some significant initiatives, which are listed below:
- IIM-Lucknow recognises research and consultancy as a key thrust area, driving several socially relevant research and consultancy projects in Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Health Management, Education, Information Technology and Rural Development. Nearly 80 research contributions from our faculty members have been published during the year. During the year, 13 new consultancy assignments were initiated, 27 assignments are in progress and 3 assignments were completed.
- IIM Lucknow’s one-year full-time, International Programme in Management for Executives at the Noida Campus received an overwhelming response from the industry this year, with all students bagging positions in their desired areas and functions.
- The Centre for Food and Agribusiness Management this year has successfully completed a mega project on Learning & Capacity Building (L&CB) component of the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) where 658 participants have been trained during last 4 years.
- Our Management Development Programmes have seen a continuous growth over the years. This year we conducted 103 programmes. This year saw the highest number of corporate sector executives visiting the campus for various MDP’s – the figure touching to around 2140.
- On the infrastructure front, I would like to highlight the following,
- In order to cater to the future demand, a new hostel with a capacity of 120 rooms has been planned and work on the same would start soon.
- The 800 seater multi utility hall “Utsav’ has been completed. This hall is equipped with the necessary state of the art audio visual equipments.
- We have done a few things for environmental conservation including tertiary treatment of grey water, rain water harvesting to augment subsoil water in and around the campus, campus waste management.
- Our students continue to make us proud – Team from IIM Lucknow became the first team from India to participate in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Forum and Symposium held this year in Shanghai, China.