IIM Bangalore Welcomes 430 PGP And 22 FPM Students, as new academic year begins
The prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore welcomed a fresh batch of 430 Post Graduate Programme (PGP) and 22 Fellowship Programme in Management (FPM) students for batch of 2018-20 on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The director, deans, faculty and students of IIMB were present at the occasion alongwith Chief Guest Saugata Gupta-Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Marico Limited, and alumnus of IIMB (PGP 1989-1991). A surprise guest talk by I&B Minister and Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore followed the Chairman’s address.
The chief guest, in his address assured the new batch of students that they were in for memorable times at IIMB. “Life is all about choice-making and you have made the right choice. When I came to IIMB in 1989, the choices (among management students) were like the English alphabet – A, B and C but it looks like the English alphabet does not work any longer because B now comes first!” he said to loud applause.
Warming to the theme of choice, he said, “Don’t make choices because of peer pressure. Choose what you are interested in and are good at. If you are good, money and fame will chase you.” Emphasizing what he described as “old-fashioned values”, he said there is no substitute for hard work, self-discipline and resilience, and encouraged students to take risks, strive for balance, and stay relevant by constantly reinventing themselves.
Adding to the warm welcome, IIMB Director Professor G Raghuram quoted from a new student’s Facebook post – a poem capturing her excitement at joining IIM Bangalore. “It is a wonderful feeling for us that your sense of anticipation at being at IIMB is so high. Honestly, management is not rocket science. It is a lot of good common sense. That is what we keep reinforcing here,” he said.
In his address, earlier in the evening, the Admissions Chair, Prof. G. Sabarinathan, shared the profiles of the PGP and FPM batches, spoke of the learnings he hoped the new students would have at IIMB, and wished they would carry fond memories of their time on campus.
The Fellow Programme in Management Chair, Prof Rejie P. George, said IIMB’s doctoral programme serves a national agenda of providing academic talent to management schools in the country. “If, as a PGP student, you yearn for more time here with us, then I welcome you to join our FPM programme and stay with us longer,” he added.
The addresses were followed by the presentation of the Director’s Merit List (DML) Awards for the PGP Class of 2017-19. The Student Affairs Council President, Amrit Anshuman, then gave the incoming students a glimpse into life on campus. The programme came to a close with a cultural programme by the senior students of FPM and PGP.
Surprise guest talk by Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Once, the awards were given away, the students were met with a pleasant surprise. I&B Minister and Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, first enjoyed a game of volleyball at the IIMB sports complex and delighted in his maiden visit to the campus, described the facilities as “amazing” while addressing the students.
Apologizing for “parachuting in” at the programme, he said he was in Bangalore and the opportunity to speak to the young talent at IIMB was hard to resist. Citing instances from his life, both as a sportsperson and in the armed forces, to emphasize the importance of possessing a fighting spirit, he said: “The essence of life is that it is not about the destination but about the journeys you undertake. As you move along in life, you must create value not just for yourself but for your surroundings. You must work for greater good.”
The minister also presented the Union Government’s four-year report card and said he would welcome feedback from the students.
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Questions related to IIM Bangalore
What should I fill in "year of passing" in 12th field in CAT form 2020 if I passed 12th in 2016 and appeared for Improvement in all subjects in 2017 ? Also I have improved my percentage so which marks should I enter? Please Help. Remember I passed all my subjects in 2016.
It is a tricky situation but the answer is simple. You passed the senior secondary exam in the year of 2016 so you should mention 2016 as the year of passing. You are saying that you secured more percentage in improvement, then you can mention the improved grades in the form. But at the time of interviews, you will have to carry both the marksheets . Only The one with the more percentage , shall be considered valid. Which is the improved one in your case.
And lastly, dont worry . This does not affect the admission criteria .As long as you have cracked the entrance exam and proved your caliber for the respective exam, you are pretty much good to go.
i got 61.69%in 12th HSC,93.6% in 10th ,8.7 CGPA in BE,can i apply for cat and if got good percentile..can i get a call from iimb or iimc?
Usually MBA aspirant thinks that good CAT score is enough to get a call from IIM, but the reality is call from IIM does not only depend upon the CAT score but also depends upon the overall academic performance and WAT/GD rounds. Some IIM's give preference to work experience or UG streams so its totally upon them but only CAT score is not enough to get a call from them.
I hope this will help you.
63/64/62 percentage in 10th/12th/graduation. category sc currently working as bank clerk in sbi total work experience to date is 26 months. what cat score is needed to get a call from IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and Calcutta.
Sorry for that but your academics are pretty low. But belonging to a SC category might fetch you a chance to get a call from IIM A, B, C. All IIMs have different parameters and the weightage of these parameters also differs from college to college.
I will advise you to personally visit the official website of these college and look for the last year cut offs as well as their criteria of admission. Scoring above 97% percentile will be a pretty decent score and can help you to some extent in getting a call from either of the college.
All the very best.
my 10th percentage is 55 12th is 67 & UG(BCA) is 70 Can I do an MBA in IIM, Bangalore? my category is creamy layer OBC
Dear Aspirants ,
No, you will not eligible for IIM Bangalore because you dont have work experience after complete your graduation. IIM Bangalore having some criteria to take admission, such as Bachelor's degree (minimum 50%) in any discipline as per the 10+2+3 norms with Minimum 4 years work experience in any industry after the Bachelor’s degree.
Selection processes of IIM Bangalore
- Submission of application with one of the following tests: CAT / GRE / GMAT/ IIMB Test
- Followed by personal interview and written ability test for shortlisted candidates.
- Short listing for interview based on performance in CAT / GMAT / GRE / IIMB Test, prior academic performance, and duration of work experience
- Final selection is based on prior academic performance, duration of work experience, quality of work experience, and performance in the interview and the Writing Ability Test
Apart from that i have shared a link with you where you will get all information regarding eligibility ,admission procedure and many of IIM Bangalore and you can refer it .
Hope it will helpful
Do people who have less than 90 percent in 12th get admitted in IIM Bangalore? If anyone could please guide. Regards, Snehansh
Yes they have! What matters the most is your overall profile not one or two features of it. There is no bar that people with less than 90% marks can not be admitted. It only depends on how much you are able to impress them with your overall profile. Try to highlight your work experience if any. It will benefit immensely. Interviewers need to see that seal within you to excel.