Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) organized a glittering Convocation ceremony for its Batch of 2017 on 11th April. The Pune campus of the B-School had taken on a festive look as the proud students with their loved ones, got together for the big day. The event was marked by the attendance of many luminaries from industry and academia as guests.
Mr. Jayakumar, Managing Director, Prime Securities was the Chief Guest for the Convocation Ceremony while Ms. RadhikaVivek, Partner, Transearch was the Guest of Honour. Proceedings began in their presence as the Convocation Procession arrived at the venue. After the auspicious invocation of Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge, Mr. AtulKirloskar, President, KIAMS declared the convocation open.
The dignitaries including the Chief Guest, the Guest of Honour, President, Directors, and parents took to the stage for the traditional lighting of the lamp. Mr. Kirloskar initiated proceedings with his Welcome Address wherein apart from listing out the legacy and vision of the Institute, he motivated students saying, “You are all now the agents of change you must uphold the values of the institute bringing ethical practices at workplace and effectively contribute to making all of us proud of your achievements. Kirloskar group always maintain high standards and values and you being the family members of this great institution, must reflect the same in your workplace or elsewhere.”
Dr. C N Narayana, Principal Director, KIAMS then introduced the guests and presented the Academic Report for the previous year. Marked with several achievements and accolades, the year had many highlights, which were greeted with thunderous applause. In his address to the students, Dr. Narayana said, “It is the most important and crucial period of your lives, as what decide to do from now onwards will determine which way your life shall go. The challenge is whether you have a planned, proper and sound roadmap for your journey.”
After the enlightening speeches by the dignitaries, it was the moment students in the audience were waiting for. The Chief Guest presented them with their PG Diploma Certificates, which will be the ticket to their professional journeys. The President then awarded Medals to the meritorious students who had made their mark with academic accomplishments. The Gold Medal for the Batch went to Gaurang A Bhalerao while the Silver Medal was won by Chhavi Saini. In Functional Medals, Marketing award was won by ShaiviKharbikar, Finance by Chhavi Saini, Operations by Gaurang A Bhalerao, and Human Resource by Tarun Pandey
The Vote of Thanks and presenting of the mementos to the guests concluded the Convocation Ceremony. The procession retreated for the photograph of Batch of 2017, which will be one of their most cherished possessions. For now, they were seen mingling with their classmates and guests, cherishing their final few moments on the beloved campus that had given them an experience of a lifetime.