JAMMU, July 5: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh, today inducted its batch of 2018-20 into its family.
The enrolments for the 4th batch of the Post Graduate Programme saw a substantial increase as compared to the previous years. This year, IIM Sirmaur became a part of the Common Admissions Process (CAP) and admitted near double the existing strength to offer its MBA Programme.
The five-day induction event kick started with the induction ceremony today with the address by Prof (Dr) Neelu Rohmetra, the Director of the Institute. She stated that the scenic, quiet and remote location of the institute is not a challenge, but an opportunity as it pushes the students to be more involved with in-house varied activities without external distractions.
She emphasized the use of management education to solve not just corporate problems but also connect with the country’s real social-economic problems. Further, explaining how every positive idea can be translated into reality, she encouraged the batch to be disciplined, committed to the growth and make things happen for themselves.
Kaushal Kishore (Advisor, TRAI, Govt of India), who was the guest of honour on the occasion, spoke about the three pillars of success viz perseverance, curiosity and determination. He mentioned that giving back to society is what matters the most. The corporate guest speaker, Padmini Mishra, senior vice president and HR Head of Cox & Kings talked about attitude, self-confidence and risk taking.
She further stressed the importance of communication and networking for success. PGP chair, Prof Vaneet Kashyap conducted the proceedings of the induction ceremony. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Prof Vikas Kumar, Chairperson, student affairs.
IIM Sirmaur is one of the newest IIMs. The institute is less than four years old and has already made a place for itself amongst pioneer Business Schools in India. The alumni of IIM Sirmaur have taken on top corporate positions, both domestically and internationally.
During the last few days, series of activities, ranging from sessions on case analysis methodology, communication strategies, ice breakers and team building exercises have been organized. Special sessions on anti-ragging and gender sensitization constitute the five-day Induction Programme.