IIM Sirmaur’s Sixth Annual Convocation
Paonta Sahib, Nov 19: The 6th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur was conducted today. The ceremony was held at the Institute’s campus at Paonta Sahib. Shri Suresh Narayanan Chairman and Managing Director – Nestlé India Limited was the Chief Guest for the occasion and delivered the Convocation Address. Professor Prafulla Y. Agnihotri, Director, IIM Sirmaur, presented the Director’s Report on the occasion. The ceremony was graced by Shri Ajay S. Shriram, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIM Sirmaur, and Chairman & Sr. Managing Director, DCM Shriram Ltd., and awarded MBA Degrees to the graduating students. The families of graduating students were present on the occasion.
The 186 students were conferred the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and 29 students were conferred the Master of Business Administration on Tourism and Hospitality Management (MBA T&HM). Among the graduating students, there are forty-one girl students. Jaju Vinay Kamal and Mohammad Ayaan Ahmad received Chairman’s Gold Medal for the MBA and MBA (T& HM), respectively. Director’s Medal was awarded to Atindra Saha and Ashish Kumar for ranking second in the order of merit. Ishan Mishra and Ashis Kumar were presented with Special Recognition Award for being the “Best All Round Performance” in their respective programme.
In his online Convocation address, Chief Guest Shri Suresh Narayanan gave an inspiring address to the students and shared his “C” mantras for success. These mantras include Clarity, Competence, Courage, Creativity, Constraints, Compassion, Contentment and Continuous learning. At the end, he emphasised that MBA degree is just boarding pass however, the competence will define the flight in life. Ultimately, happiness is the greatest goal in life.
In his welcome address, the Chairman Board of Governors, Shri Ajay S. Shriram, shared his vision of making IIM Sirmaur an institution of excellence by taking various new initiatives, emphasising on innovation and entrepreneurship among the students. He further thanked MHRD, state Government and local community for their whole hearted and continuous support for the growth of the Institute.
Addressing the gathering, Professor Prafulla Y. Agnihotri, Director IIM Sirmaur congratulated the graduating students and their families. He shared that IIM Sirmaur admitted 249 students in its MBA programme, 53 in MBA (T& HM) and one student in the PhD. programme during the academic year 2021-22. He apprised the gathering about the students’ achievements along with their placements record. He also shared that IIM Sirmaur has signed the MOU with IIE, Consortium of International Universities which will give IIM Sirmaur access to all French Government Universities or Public Universities so that an Indian student can receive Official French M2 State Degree on completion of credits. French Universities will recognize all programs at IIM Sirmaur in terms of credit equivalence for each agreement signed.
IIM Sirmaur is a statutory and autonomous institute under the Ministry of Education, Government of India, which aims to provide Management education of high quality and promotes allied areas of knowledge as well as inter-disciplinary studies. Established in 2015, IIM Sirmaur has been able to undertake initiatives in varied activities related to academics, research, corporate interface, social inclusion & community engagement.