MICA conducts convocation ceremony on April 2
MICA Ahmedabad conducted its 21st convocation ceremony on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at its campus. Total158 students of the batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C) and 23 students of the 25th batch of Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Crafting Creative Communication (PGCP-CCC) graduated in this ceremony. The Guest in the event was Mr. Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director, Titan Company Ltd., Mr. Madhukar Kamath, Chairperson, Mudra Foundation Society and MICA Governing Council and President, MICA, Dr. Nagesh Rao, Outgoing Director, MICA and Dr. Preeti Shroff, Dean, MICA.
Post the welcome address, the diplomas and certificates were conferred on the students by the Governing Council of MICA and the students individually received the diplomas and certificates from the Chief Guest as the Executive Registrar Mr. Sethu Iyer called out their names. Following which Dr. Nagesh Rao announced the Bronze, Silver and Gold medals for the PGDM-C students and merit certificates for the PGCP-CCC students and the Chief Guest presented the medals and certificates to the students.
After the presentation of medals and merit certificates, the annual “PAT Memorial Outstanding Alumnus Award” was announced. This award was instituted last year in the memory of former MICA Director Prof. Atul Tandan, who served MICA from 2001 to 2009 and passed away in March 2015. This award is given to a MICA alumnus who has had a great career growth, occupies a leadership position and has contributed to societal good. This year the award was given to Ms. Shraddha Sharma, a 2004 alumnus of MICA’s Post Graduate Programme in Design Communication Management (PGPDCM).
Following this, the MICA Year Book was released. The Year Book is an old tradition at MICA and captures the essence of nostalgia and fond memories for the outgoing batch of students.
This was followed by a convocation address by the Chief Guest, Mr. Bhaskar Bhat, MD, Titan Company Limited. Addressing the students, Mr. Bhat said, “We are all part of various institutions, our families, our schools, our colleges, our companies and so on. When you are part of an institution you must always strive to give your everything for that institution. You must always put the institution ahead of yourself. Only then the institution pays you back by putting you ahead.”
Dean Dr.Preeti Shroff also addressed the students and the audience. Dr. Shroff said, “On the occasion of MICA's 21st Convocation we proudly celebrate the academic learning and achievements of our graduating group of students. MICA has prepared these students to embrace the promise of successful careers in Management, Strategic Marketing, Creative Communications, Digital Media and Sustainability Management. They are also prepared as leaders to face and address any and all professional challenges in a rapidly evolving global market and industry."
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