IIM Lucknow conducts 32nd Annual Convocation; 613 students graduate
Vikas Gaur, 09 Apr 2018, #IIM Lucknow

A total of 613 students from different management programmes graduated at 32nd convocation of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, on March 17, 2018. Students were also awarded medals as per their ranks in their respective programmes. Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder, Info Edge (India) Limited, was the Chief Guest of the event. The Director of the Institute, Dr. Ajit Prasad, and the newly appointed Chairman of Board of Governors of IIM Lucknow, Mr. N Chandrasekaran, were present at the event.

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No. of Students Graduated

PGP (32nd batch)


PGP Agri-Business Management (13th batch)


PGP SM - Sustainable Management


WMP – for Working Executives


IMPX - International Programme in Management for Executives


FPM – Doctoral Programme






The students from different programmes received medals for their extraordinary performance and ranks. Here is the list of the students from different programmes who received medals.


Medal Winners from PGPM and PGP-ABM

Name of the Student


Vivek Choudhary

Chairman’s Gold Medal for securing 1st rank

Joydeep Chakraborty

Director’s Medal for securing 2nd rank

Kumari Ankita

PGP Chairman’s Medal for securing 3rd rank

Bhoomika Gupta

Bizkool Medal for the Best Student in Information Technology

Pranay Bhabhera

Hari Shankar Singhania Medal for Best All Rounder

Bharti Gupta

Budhiraja Medal for Best All Rounder

Medal Winners from PGPM for Working Executives (WMP)

Deepak Luthra

Chairman’s Gold Medal for securing 1st rank

Anshum Sehgal

Director’s Medal for securing 2nd rank

Medal Winners from International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX)

Hitanshu Agarwal

Chairman’s Gold Medal for securing 1st rank

Medal Winners from PGP in Sustainable Management (PGPSM)

Aman Jain

Chairman’s Gold Medal

Shashi Kant

Director’s Medal

While addressing the gathering through video message, Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder, Info Edge (India) Limited, the Chief Guest of the ceremony, said, “real professional happiness can be achieved through joy of creation, joy you get from others who appreciate what you have created and the joy you get when your creation makes a difference”. He said that while money is important, it is also essential to figure out one’s inner calling. The best kind of money is the one which we earn when we are happy. He concluded by saying, “The best advice I can give is to keep looking out till you find your calling. When you find your calling, stay with it”.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Ajit Prasad, Director, IIM Lucknow said, “Don’t think of the past, remember nothing happens by chance. Find your destiny.” Quoting Winston Churchill, he said, “Go create history!”

In his speech, the New Chairman of Board of Governors of IIM Lucknow, Mr. N Chandrasekaran, highlighted the lack of access and scale being the chief impediments in India, he said that the business leadership and entrepreneurship has to solve this problem by choosing their industry and part of country and work towards lifting the quality of life and create job opportunities.

Addressing the graduates, he said, “As management graduates you are at a very distinct advantage because you can appreciate the role of technology in business and appreciate the business model that is required to make the solutions viable. We need to solve the problems in a short period of time and in a non-traditional way. I hope all of you will reflect on this thought and play an influential role in creating a better India”.

The ceremony concluded with the recitation of the national anthem.

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