IIM Bangalore convocates 593 students at 43rd Annual Convocation ceremony on March 17


As many as 593 students were convocated at the 43rd Annual Convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, held on March 17, 2018. Professor G. Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore, announced that out of 593 students; 20 students were from the Fellow Programme in Management, 22 from the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management, 71 from the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management, 1 from its earlier avatar called the Post Graduate Programme in Software Enterprise Management, 73 from the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management, and 406 from the Post Graduate Programme in Management. IIMB becomes the first IIM to award Master of Business Administration to its graduating 2-year programme students.


The convocation ceremony was conducted in the presence of the chief guest Shri Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group and Shriram Group, Professor G. Raghuram, Director, IIMB, Board members including Shri N S Raghavan, and members of the faculty. Prof. Raghuram, in his speech, made special mention of the Fellow Programme and Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management. He said, “This is the third year in succession – a hat-trick—that we have 20 students graduating from the Fellow Programme. This year is also very special for our Fellow Programme as the 250th student just graduated. I would also like to mention that our Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management celebrates 20 years and has just graduated 1500 executives.”


Board member and patron of NSRCEL (IIMB’s incubation hub), NS Raghavan in his address, highlighted the initiatives on gender diversity. He informed, “In both PGP and EPGP at IIMB, women constitute almost 30 percent of the class.”

Among the graduating students this year, eight have been awarded gold medals. Out of the eight gold medallists this year, two were women.

In PGP (Batch 2016-18), Pratik Anand, Umang Mehta and V Vageesh received the gold medals for the first rank, second rank and best all round performance, respectively.

In PGPPM (Batch 2017-18), Richa Valechha has won the gold medal for best academic performance.

From PGPEM (Batch 2016-18), the gold medal for the first rank and for best all round performance went to Gaurav Kumar and Sunil Kumar Vaya, respectively.

In EPGP (2017-18), Pragya Dalmia has won the gold medal for the first rank, while Jigar Doshi has won it for best all round performance.

The evening drew a conclusion with the inspiring address of the chief guest, Ajay Piramal.

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