26 May Convocation Medal Winners

Academic Performance: First Rank


Abhishek Goel

Age: 27 years


Mobile Number: +91 97113 77435

Achievements/highlights while pursuing the programme

  • Term Topper in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 5
  • Included in the Director’s Merit List for being amongst top 5% of the batch, 2016
  •  Topper for Year 1
  •  National Level 2 nd Place – Open Innovation Challenge, organized by UC Berkeley (HAAS School of Business), 2016
  • Awarded 2 nd prize – ICICI Direct Virtual Stock competition organized at IIM Visakhapatnam by ICICI Direct team
  • Awarded ‘Students’ Choice Award for Scholastic Achievement’ as part of the 1 st Foundation Day celebrations at IIMV, January 2016
  • Appreciated for participating in CRISIL Young Thought Leader competition (2015) for submitting his Research and Analysis in the form of a dissertation
  • Finalist for on-campus rounds in B-School competitions – Metamorphosis (Vista – IIMB), Department of Financial Studies (DU), IIT Kanpur (Social Pilot)
  • 1 st Runner Up – Syllogize, Intra IIMV case study competition organized by the Consulting Club of IIMV
  • Winner, Lenspot (23 entries), a national-level photography contest, organized as part of Samaarambh ’17, the first Cultural Fest of IIMV
  • Selected as Junior Placement Representative in 1 st year to complete the summer placement of 1 st batch
  • Elected as Placement Representative in 2 nd year to complete summer placement of 2 nd batch and facilitate final placements of 1 st batch
  • Elected as member of 1 st official Students' Affairs Council at IIM Visakhapatnam

What do you think of your IIMV learning experience?

An experience that started with a lot of anxiety and nervousness, IIMV has turned out to be one of the best phases in my life. The one-and- a-half years that I spent on campus have made me look at everything in a more systematic manner, question the status quo and be more confident about myself. The struggles of a new college and the challenges we faced, prepared us for the real-life nuances and situations that would come up in corporate life. The hand-picked faculty and the mentorship of IIM Bangalore ensured that we get access to the best education system in India. Being a part of the committees that work for the students, I learnt how to deal with multiple stakeholders. Though IIMV is a new college, the administrative office made sure that we do not miss out on anything that students in other IIMs are provided with. IIMV has given me opportunities that I never had earlier in life and for that I am forever thankful to IIMV.

Future plans & dreams

I am currently working at one of the big names in the ad-tech space. Technology has always been an area of interest for me. While joining IIMV as well, I had this dream to again join a tech firm in a managerial role. With the advancements in technology, I feel that this sector will always be a booming sector. I wish to be a contributor to some of the biggest technological advancements that will change the course of human progress. It might seem very abstract as of now, but I believe that it just requires a lot of determination to make such dreams come true. Apart from this, I also take interest in photography and wish to take it up as a serious hobby.

Brief family background

Whatever I am today is because of the love and support of my parents. My father, currently a Chief Manager in SBI, has always done his best to make sure that we get the best when it comes to education and facilities. My mother is a homemaker and has been the motivating and guiding force behind all that I could do in life. My sister has just completed her MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College and is currently preparing for her MD.

Academic Performance: Second Rank


Ganapathi Subramanian V

Age: 24 years /

Mobile Number:+91 95666 95277

Achievements/highlights while pursuing the programme

  • Recognized as among the top 5% in batch, included in the Director’s Merit List for 2016
  • Ranked 1 st in Term III during the first year of PGP, secured a Term GPA of 3.83
  • Member – Academic Council, Elected, from October 2015 – February 2017
  • Member – Student Affairs Council, Elected, from October 2015 – March 2016
  • Represented IIM Visakhapatnam and secured 2 nd place in the ‘2016 Open Innovation Challenge’; conducted by the Haas School of Business; University of California, Berkeley
  • Unanimously selected as Summer Intern of the Year 2016 at Furdo for outstanding contribution towards improving their lead generation & conversion effectiveness during the summer internship period (May 2 nd – June 30 th 2016)
  • Shortlisted for the 2 nd phase of Young Leaders B-School Challenge, 2016 (3400/12000) organized by Economic Times & Aditya Birla Group
  • Winner of Syllogize, case study competition conducted by the Consulting Club, IIMV and First Runner Up in CaseRuption, live business case study (of Awesummly, an instant news-based start-up) contest conducted by Entrepreneurship Club, IIMV

What do you think of your IIMV learning experience?

It was an enriching and exciting experience for me, completely transforming the way I plan and work. The rigorous IIM schedule has also taught me to multitask and deal with competing priorities effectively. As a member of the first SAC (where I played an important role in scripting and instituting the PGP student charter) and as a representative of the Academic Council, I have learnt to work for and with people and become a real professional. Overall, my IIMV learning experience has been immensely fulfilling and satisfactory.

Future plans & dreams

Having always been fascinated by gadgets and gizmos and having pursued my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering, I am naturally drawn towards the technology space. I aspire to take on a Product Management role in the near future and eventually be part of the top management of a leading global tech giant.

Brief family background

I hail from Madurai (in Tamil Nadu), popularly known as the temple city and home to the world famous Meenakshi Amman Temple. My father is a practising Chartered Accountant and my mother is a homemaker. My elder sister, an instrumentation engineer, is married and settled in Chennai and is on full-time duty taking care of her 4-year- old daughter.