On the threshold of a new life

Annual convocation

IFIM held its 16th annual convocation recently at the NIMHANS Convention Centre. N R Narayana Murthy, chairman, Infosys Technologies Ltd presided over the gathering and conferred post graduate degrees to the 193 PGDM students of batch 2010-12.

Hats off: The graduating batch.He also presented awards for excellence in various fields to the top performers of the batch.

In his convocation address, Narayana Murthy spoke of the importance of global mangers in corporations worldwide and listed out the qualities every successful leader should have – being a good leader, having an ability to learn and being a good communicator.

He said, “In today’s world, the competition is intense and the opportunities huge and daunting because of globalisation.

The need of the hour is becoming a good global manager. Every student needs to develo
p certain skill sets that one needs to become a successful manager,” he said.

Other than the talk by Murthy, even the professors and dean of the college shared insights into the business world and gave some touching advice to the students.

“Convocations are not a Western concept. In the Vedic period, a great rishi would be invited to address the students on how to enter life at the end of their learning period,” shared Prof N Jayasankan.

“I would like to say just one thing — be giving, humble and compassionate,” he added, after which he administered the oath for the graduates.

This will definitely be one of the most memorable days in the lives of all 193 graduating students who experienced the moment of glory. “It was an honour and privilege to receive my degree from Narayana Murthy.

We all deserved each and every moment of today,” said Sneha V, who bagged the ‘Titan Industries Award’ for the ‘Best All Round Performance’.

Corporate honchos, professors, members of the governing board of IFIM, parents of the graduating students and the alumni of the institute were all present for the occasion and watched the excitement with which the students threw their hats up to celebrate the importance of the occasion.

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