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Choose your career based on your passion: Dr.Naushad Forbes on KIAMS Convocation

Posted on: April 9, 2012

In a glittering ceremony, the prestigious Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) conferred coveted diplomas to its Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) students of class of 2010-12. With the sun shining in its full glory, the new managers dressed in traditional black robes listened to eminent personalities speak eloquently about the roles they are about to take on in the exciting yet challenging corporate world.

The ceremony began with the chief guests lighting the traditional lamp as if heralding a bright and successful careers for KIAMS students. Expressing delight, the chief guests of the ceremony, Dr.Naushad Forbes, Director of Forbes Marshall,and Rahul Kirloskar, Executive Chairman, Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited, spoke to the students and motivated them to excel in their corporate careers with their hard work, passion and dedication.

In his presidential speech, Rahul Kirloskar envisioned that KIAMS will be a unique training and development centre that will be responsible for producing future leaders of the country. A Centre of Manufacturing Excellence (CME) will also be established at the Pune Campus.

Motivating students to pursue a career of their dreams, Dr.Naushad Forbes advised students to look beyond the name of company to the content of job. During his convocation address, he asked students to choose a career based on three factors- do what they love, to make a difference wherever they are, and choose a career based on the content of the job.

While Dr.Naushad Forbes handed over the certificates to the graduating students, Mr. Rahul Kirloskar handed over the gold and silver medals to deserving and meritorious students in the presence of Dr.Gopal Iyengar, Director, Dr.Janaki Naik, Director of KIAMS, Pune, other senior faculty members and corporate dignitaries, staff, family members and friends.  The gold medal was awarded to Sakshi Sidana, and Preeti Agarwaal bagged the silver medal. The convocation ceremony ended with the convocation lunch.

Congratulating the jubilant students, Dr.Gopal Iyengar said, “We have moulded our students to exhibit the highest level of commitment, integrity and responsibility in doing their duties, which is required in this demanding corporate world. Today, the world has evolved as one global space. I wish our young graduates, who are the ambassadors of our institute, success in all their endeavours wherever they are. I am confident that they will make our institute proud and we would be always with them whenever they require us.”

The Convocation ceremony, which was held on March 27, 2012, also saw students celebrating their placement offers. About 75% students have already been placed with attractive job offers from a broad spectrum of banking, engineering and retail sectors. The average salary so far is Rs.4.24 lakhs while the highest salary is Rs. 8.47 lakhs. Organizations like Ashok Leyland, Federal Bank, Irevna, Genpact, Schindler, Mafoi, etc were the major recruiters during the placement process. The institute is confident of placing 100% by the time the placement process closes this year.

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