IIM Ahmedabad conducts 53rd Annual Convocation for 2016-18 batch

IIMA-53 ConvocationIndian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, country’s topmost B-school, held its 53rd annual convocation for the 2016-18 batch on March 24, 2018. A total of 576 students graduated at the event. Dr. Janmejaya Sinha, the Chairman of the Asia-pacific region and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee at the Boston Consulting Group, was the Chief Guest at the event. Mr. Kumar Manglam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors at IIMA, Prof. Errol D’Souza, Director of the institute, and other members of the Governing Council were present during the ceremony.


Highlights of 53rd Annual Convocation

PGP (Batch 16-18)


PGP FABM (Batch 16-18)


PGPX (Batch 2017-18)




Total no. of students graduated


Gold Medallist at the 53rd Annual Convocation (PGP 16-18)




Gold Medallist at the 53rd  Annual Convocation (PGPX 17-18)


While delivering the convocation address, Mr. Sinha, the chief guest of the event, said, “Graduating from IIM A is huge.  Don’t waste it.  Be sure to be worthy of yourself.”

He went on saying that “Whatever you do, do with full commitment. You will never discover what you are really good at with a partial commitment. That is the only way you can learn. You cannot find fulfilment without commitment.”

Mr. Srikant Datar delivered the chief guest address on behalf of Mr. Kumar Manglam Birla who couldn’t make it to the event. He congratulated the students and appealed them to be the best version of themselves.

Prof. Errol D’Souza, Director of IIM-A, delivered the concluding address. He focused on the diversity factor of the batch and introduced the gathering to some interesting facts like the PGP batch had 32 percent non-engineering students, the highest ever in more than 15 years. The PGP-FABM had 45 percent non-engineering students.

He wished all the students the best that the life has to offer. He further said “Be alive to the imaginations and the possibilities and continue to invent the future. After all, you are from IIMA.”

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I get upsee rank in Gen 4711 & SC 399 which college can get

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With SC rank of 399, you should try for MMMIT, IET, AKGEC, KIET, JSS, GALGOTIAS, GL BAJAJ, NIET, RKGIT, IMS, IPEC.

It will be tough to get IET, but you can get all other colleges.