IIMV hosts its 6th Annual Convocation
IIMV hosts its 6th Annual Convocation

The sixth Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV) was held at the Hotel Novotel Varun Beach on July 29, 2022. This year, 182 students graduated from various flagship programs, and eight of them were awarded gold medals. The degrees were conferred to 132 students from the Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGP), 24 students from the Post-Graduate Program in Management for Experienced Professionals (PGPEx), and 26 students from the Post-Graduate Program in Digital Governance and Management (PGP-DGM). The event was held in the presence of the chief guest Padma Bhushan Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director of Medanta - the Medicity, Shri Hari S Bhartia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIMV, Professor M Chandrasekhar, Director, IIMV, Chair PGP Prof. PRS Sarma, Chair PGPEx Prof. Saroj Kumar Pani, Chair PGP-DGM Prof. Neena Pandey, faculty members, staff and students.

Delivering the convocation address, the chief guest, Dr Naresh Trehan, urged the students to pursue their passions and work hard to achieve them. "Once you begin your career, be humble and strive to improve yourself every day," he advised. In addition, he emphasised the importance of avoiding two destructive traits: arrogance and greed. He also suggested students be vigilant about great opportunities that come their way, as it is these unannounced opportunities that shape the career and life of an individual.

 Toppers from each program were awarded gold medals in recognition of their academic performance. From the PGP 2020-2022 batch, Ms. Pallavi Bansal received a gold medal for coming in first, Mr. Vishno Sirohi for coming in second, and Mr. Joga Venkata Sandeep received the gold medal under the best overall performance category. Pallavi Bansal was also the winner of the Vani Row Memorial gold medal. In the PGPEx 2020-2022 batch, Ms. Divya Kuppilli received the gold medal for securing the first rank, and Mr. Palash Sharma received the gold medal for securing the second rank. In the PGP-DGM 2019-2021 batch, Ms. Shena Aggarwal and Mr. Pranav Upadhyay received the gold medal for securing the first and second rank, respectively. 

Shri Hari S. Bhartia, Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) of IIMV, congratulated the students and their proud parents on this event. He praised the institution and all its stakeholders for adapting to the pandemic in order to maintain the institution's high academic standards. He advised the graduates to embrace change rather than resist it. He encouraged the graduating students to cultivate the virtue of patience, as it would facilitate their future growth. He also discussed the significance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and encouraged everyone to contribute towards it.

IIM Visakhapatnam Director Prof. M. Chandrasekhar congratulated the outgoing student cohort and wished them a bright and brilliant future. He highlighted some of the achievements and accomplishments of the institute, with a special focus on programs, centres, events, and the entrepreneurship hub IIMV-FIELD, placements, as well as the feats of the students and faculty. IIM-V has recently bagged 33rd place (all-India) in the NIRF Rankings 2022 (Management Category), which were announced by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. The Institute is ranked at the top among the new generation IIMs. Speaking about the recognition, he stated that this is the first time the Institute has participated in the NIRF ranking procedure.

The convocation ceremony concluded on a high note – after Shri Hari S Bhartia declared the 6th Annual Convocation closed.