Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) organized the 31st Commencement Day Programme for the Academic Batch 2018-20 on 16 June 2018 in the Greater Noida campus. The Commencement day at BIMTECH called the “Deeksharambh” is a time of great ceremony, pageantry, and rejoicing, much of it representing traditions that are decades old in this unique academic celebration. The event was attended, among others, by 400+ freshers and their family members, drawn from almost all the Indian states, having multidisciplinary educational and cultural backgrounds. The programme started with the Commencement procession of faculty lead by the Director and the Registrar.
The guests who graced this occasion were Chief Guest Sri Rajeev Dubey, group president, HR, and corporate services, CEO Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and Guest of Honour Shri Alok Kumar Choudhary, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India -Delhi Region.
“VUCA and the countervailing power gives birth to a New-Normal age… and the starting point for a leader in this New-Normal age is to have a purpose and a higher order dream” these words by chief guest Sri Rajeev Dubey, captured the essence of ‘Deeksharambh’, the 31st commencement day of BIMTECH, Greater Noida on 16th June 2018. Shri Dubey reiterated the importance of “Joy of Giving” back to the society, Self-image, self-development to be able to sustain in the VUCA world. His message to would be managers was “Dream will be the beacon of Life” and “Your Network will be your Networth”. The function that commenced with a sudden pleasant weather, happy parents’ faces and enthusiastic students, observed an array of intellectual gathering. An interesting part was Chief Guest Sri Rajeev Dubey’s humor clad, profound, insightful presentation that definitely set the ball rolling towards the making of future leaders.
Shri Alok Kumar Choudhary, chief general manager, State Bank of India, was the guest of honor and his speech that explored the concept of ‘ROTI – Return on Time Investment’ was thought-provoking for the audience. He laid emphasis on five foundation skills for lifelong development with much importance on Purpose.
Director BIMTECH Dr H Chaturvedi, Dy. Director Dr Anupam Verma, Registrar Dr K C Arora, were among the other dignitaries on the dais. The official program began with the faculty procession, Saraswati Vandana and Dr. H Chaturvedi’s welcome speech which set the right crescendo for a commencement that celebrated the aura of Deeksharambh, a tradition from the old Vedic era. He traced the growth path of the institute and assured the audience that the institution would live up to the high standards set by the Birla institutions across the country. He also exhorted the students to live up to the values set up by great men and thinkers like Gandhiji. According to him, the time has come to de-risk the country and take corrective measures.
The day that began with a puja and registration of the new batch, was filled with pageantry, confirming the legacy of excellence of the Birla Group, and following this odyssey BIMTECH began yet another year that asserts/marks the institution as an athenaeum of Indian management education.
The annual report of CIED was released at the hands of the dignitaries following the presentation of the hallmarks of the Centre by Chairperson and CEO Atal Incubation Centre Dr Abha Rishi. A book authored by Dr K C Arora, Registrar BIMTECH was also released on this special occasion.
The students thus entered the rigmarole of B School learning environment which continued on 17th July, 2018 in receiving mentoring form Alumni and Industry Connect. Another point which was stressed upon was the general tendency of MBAs to run behind compensation packages. The renowned industry experts suggested that high salary packages must not blind the candidates while taking up a job offer but the other aspects of job such as job profile, career growth, etc. should be taken into account. The takeaways from the day long deliberations were Learning Ability, Reskilling and Upskilling are the key competencies coupled with Empathy and Values which are the fundamentals for creating a place of pride in the corporate world.
The newcomers were cheered by their parents, alumni, faculty, corporate honchos and the invited guests.