Posted on: March 20, 2013
Pune, 18th March 2013: Kirloskar Institute Of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) founded by the renowned Kirloskar Group conducted the Convocation of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the class of 2013. Dr. Ganesh Natrajan, Chairman – NASSCOM & Global CEO, Zensar Technologies was the chief guest and Mr. Rahul Kirloskar, Executive Chairman, Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited and President Governing Council (KIAMS), presided over the convocation. Graduating students and parents attended the glittering ceremony. All the staff and faculty members from both locations were present on the momentous occasion.
In his presidential speech, Mr. Rahul Kirloskar observed that a passion to impact, a competence to deliver and a conscience not to abuse can sustain the quality of an Institute in the long run. He also highlighted proudly that KIAMS staunchly embodies these traits and this has helped the Institute to move seamlessly across Management Education, Management Development Programs, Consultancy, and Research.
Dr. Ganesh Natrajan in his convocation address advised students that if you make a habit to do something you love and really gel with the people around, you will always be successful. He further stressed that good communication skills will never let you down and being innovative, being entrepreneurial, doing something different will always help you in building a good track record. He also gave a mantra of ‘5Fs’ in life: think fast, focus on what you want to achieve, be flexible to accept opportunities, be friendly, and have fun – treasure every moment in your life.
Dr. Ganesh Natrajan conferred diplomas on all the graduating students, and Mr. Rahul Kirloskar awarded the gold and silver medals on the occasion in the presence of Dr. Gopal Iyengar, Director, Dr. Janaki Naik, Director, KIAMS, Pune, other senior faculty members & corporate dignitaries, staff, family members and friends. Ms. Shruti Jain was awarded the gold medal while Ms. Anish Wadhwa bagged the silver medal.
Taking the academic review on the occasion Dr. Gopal Iyengar, Director KIAMS appreciated the efforts of faculty and staff to develop and implement integrated processes of academic delivery & assessment, placements and admissions. He further added that interactions with industry in various forums such as placement activities, seminars, guest lectures, summer projects, etc. provide tremendous insights into these processes. He put forth the efforts of faculty in collaboration with the students in the area of research and publication which resulted in publication of papers and cases in national and international journals.
The placement season this year has seen a significant increase in the number of companies coming to KIAMS for recruitment. This trend is expected to continue in the coming days also till the placement process is completed.
The convocation ceremony ended with the convocation high tea.
KIAMS a Brief Profile
For over a century now, the Kirloskar Group of Companies, one of India’s largest industrial conglomerates, has been growing and enriching lives. In 1991, KIAMS was conceived as a training institute and a knowledge hub where Kirloskar Group managers shared their learning and caught up with the latest movements and concepts in management. In 1995, the training institute was opened to managers all over the country. In 1998 the PGDM program was started in the Harihar location. In 2010 the Pune location was inaugurated for PGDM. Class of 2013 is the second integrated batch of KIAMS to pass out.
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