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  • IFMR Holds Convocation 2016

    180 PGDM (Full-Time) 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. In
    this endeavour, one more batch of students successfully completed their courses
    and IFMR held its Convocation function on 24th April 2016 at its
    state-of-the-art SriCity campus, located 55km from Chennai. The event
    started with the lighting of lamp by the Chief Guest Dr. Arvind Subramanian,
    Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India, Padma Bhushan Narayanan Vaghul,
    Chairman, Board of Governors, IFMR, President Mr C V Krishnan and Prof P K
    Biswas, Director, IFMR
    .

    Padma Bhushan Narayanan Vaghul, Chairman, Board of Governors, IFMR,
    declared the Convocation Open and congratulated all the graduating students and
    their proud parents and wished them all the best.

    Prof. C. V. Krishnan, President, IFMR, delivered the welcome address, followed
    by the presentation of Institute’s report by Dr P K Biswas, Director, IFMR.
    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 Director also announced the
    launch of new specializations in Data Sciences and BFSI (Banking-Financial
    Services-Insurance) which are meticulously developed by IFMR with extensive
    inputs from the Industry. With the strong need for trained management
    professionals in Business Analytics, IFMR’s Data Sciences specialization shall
    address this requirement with rigorous training of students on all the latest
    concepts, technology and industry practices.

    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 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

    H T PAREKH MEDAL for Best Outgoing Student was given to Ms Swetha Raghu of PGDM 2014-16 for her all round performance in academics and co-curricular achievements.

    Mr. Puspendu Datta, Vice President- Sales, DSP BlackRock Investment
    managers Pvt. Ltd. was honoured with the Distinguished Alumnus award.

    The most awaited Convocation address was delivered by the Chief Guest
    Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India. He
    congratulated all the graduating students and gave valuable advice on the road
    ahead. He congratulated the passing out batch and majorly spoke about the
    status of Indian Economy and one important life lesson for the graduates.

    IFMR

    He appreciated the good research, teaching and training undertaken by
    IFMR and also made a remark that only few campuses like IFMR have the great
    opportunity of locating themselves amidst industry like in Sricity.

    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.

    He noted that while geographies
    like China, Brazil, Middle East, Japan and Europe are coping with economic
    difficulties, India is going ahead as a bright spot where inflation is going
    down and the fiscal situation is under control and lot of green shoots of
    recovery is visible. He also commended the Government on the ease of doing
    business.  He commented that if we can
    continue the good work, 8 to 10% growth is within the grasp.

    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.

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