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The learning curve is also the earning curve, says Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & M.D., Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore

Ahmedabad, April 24, 2018

Nirma University held its 25th Annual Convocation Ceremony today at its premises. 604 students were awarded degrees as part of the convocation. In his words of encouragement, Chief Guest Shri Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore, said that, “The learning curve is also the earning curve,” and your augmented proficiency will help you to climb the corporate ladder faster. You should gain access to learning opportunities that your organization offer or take a course online, search for an expert video or podcast to learn a quickly needed skill that fit your individual needs and schedules".

Around 22 Ph.D. students, 252 MBA students (Full Time), 49 MBA students (Family Business & Entrepreneurship), 48 Five-Year BBA-MBA Integrated students, 1 BBA student, 105 B.A. LL.B. students (Hons.), 57 B.Com. L.L.B. students (Hons.), 55 BBA L.L.B. students (Hons.), 3 Master of Law (LL.M), 4 B. Tech. students, 1 Diploma student, 3 M. Tech. students, and 4 M.Sc. students were conferred degrees. Dr. Karsanbhai K Patel, President  of Nirma University, presided over the function.

Addressing the students, Mr. Hota said “First-time managers need to learn how to reallocate their time so that they not only complete their assigned work but also help others perform effectively. You cannot allocate all of your time to seizing opportunities and handling tasks yourselves. You need to shift from doing work to getting work done.”

In his encouraging words, Mr. Hota said, “You should not feel depressed if you seem to be falling behind, it’s not just your time yet! You should not compare yourselves to everyone else. What tomorrow holds in store for you, you would not know! The important point to remember is that you have chosen your own path. Along that path you would choose your own way. Everyone has something different and unique in them and you won't reach where you want to be, all at the same time. You therefore, need focus more on the outcomes, i.e. creating meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives for yourselves. And also learn to use that to make an impact; a difference in the lives of others and the society. That is true success.”

As part of convocation ceremony special awards were given to outstanding and dedicated students of Nirma University as an appreciation of their hard work. A total of 24 scholastic medals were awarded across various categories — First, Second and Third rank (overall), First rank (each specialization) as well as special honours to outstanding students (each programme). The medals were bestowed by the honorary Chief Guest.

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  • April 25, 2018

Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU) takes pride in announcing its accomplishment by attaining SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System) accreditation for five years by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), an international association, and a "SAARC Recognized Body. IMNU is now in the league of global B-Schools through its SAQS international accreditation which reflects institute's continuous quality improvement system bench-marked with the leading global B- schools in the world. 

 

 

  • January 06, 2018

Aarohan 2017 the Management Conclave of the BBA-MBA Five Year Integrated programme of IMNU, was organised by AdityaVat - the Co-Curricular Committee of BBA-MBA. The conclave commenced at 9:30 am on 21st December, 2017 with the theme ‘VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) in Contemporary Business’. As prospective managers, it is important that the students are well versed with the dynamic nature of the business world and are well equipped to meet the challenges that come along with it.  The Conclave sought to cherish the life journey of individuals who have made a mark in their work domains.

The first speaker was Mr. Swarup Pandya, CIIE, IIM-A, who spoke about start-ups and the various challenges and opportunities involved. The second speaker was Mr. Preet Shah, CEO of Molkem Ltd. He spoke about the international expansion of Molkem Ltd. He stressed on the fact that both tangible and intangible factors play an important role while dealing with the uncertainties. The last speaker of the first day was Mr. Sanjay Chakroborty, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Essksee Consultancy. He spoke about the Indian customer profile, using customer behaviour and customer insights as the background.

The second day, 22nd December, 2017 began at 10:00 am. The first speaker of the day, Mr. Sukhwinder Singh, is an alumnus of IMNU, and is currently the CEO of Football Project – Vedanta SESA Goa Iron Ore. He has been involved with the football industry for the past 15 years. The second speaker of day two was Mr. Abhishek Desai, from the field of entrepreneurship. Mr. Abhishek Desai, co-founder of DigiCorp and CEO of CricHeroes. The third speaker, Ms. Kinnari Desai, the Chief Coordinator at Blind People’s Association belonged to the domain of social work. The fourth and final speaker for the day was Ms. Shruti Chaturvedi from the domain of entrepreneurship. She is the founder and Editor at Chaaipani was the closing speaker for the Conclave. At a young age of 23 years, she has captured the attention of readers across the nation with her storytelling skills. She started by sharing the real story behind the glamorous looking world of entrepreneurship. “Problems are just as big as you make them to be” were her words of wisdom regarding the hardships one faces along the path.

With this, the two day conclave reached its conclusion. 

  • January 02, 2018

The Executive Diploma Award Ceremony of Eighteenth Batch (EDP 2016-17) was held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Institute of Management, Nirma University. Ms. Pearl Sabavala, Sr. Vice President, HDFC Bank Ltd. was the chief guest on the occasion. The Dignitaries who attended the award ceremony function were Dr. M. Mallikarjun, Director, Institute of Management, Nirma University and Dr. Chetan Jhaveri, Chairperson, Executive Diploma Programme in Management. In her address to the EDP participants, the chief guest, Ms. Sabavala emphasised upon the importance of the ‘basics’ in Management education and from her rich and varied experience shared four main pillars viz. ‘Today is tomorrow’s destiny’, coping up with changing Environment, Effective execution of strategies and Balancing between career & Family.  This year, the ‘Executive Diploma’ was awarded to 41 participants out of which 25 participants were felicitated with the specialization in Operations Management and 16 participants with specialization in Marketing Management.

The Institute of Management had started the Executive Diploma Programmes (EDP) in year 1999 to fulfil the needs of the working executives, managers and entrepreneurs. The Programme focuses on updating the participants on latest developments in the areas of management and preparing them to take higher responsibilities in their organizations. The Executive Diploma Programmes are offered with specializations in area of Finance, Marketing, International Business and Operations Management.

  • December 22, 2017