He also highlighted the greater need to accelerate the linkage between industry and education and hoped for better innovation from leading institutes like IIMK.
Addressing the gathering he spoke of a transition from the world of ideas to a world of action. He encouraged the graduating class of 2013 to "choose risk, dare to fall greatly because only in that way you can ever achieve greatness." He also noted the myriad of challenges facing the country and called upon the graduating students to utilize the values imbibed in them during their stay at the institute in solving these problems.
Speaking of the challenges facing his ministry, he mentioned the focus on 3E's- Expansion, Equity and Excellence. Further, he noted the increased emphasis on quality in all aspects of education in the 12th Five-Year Plan.
He concluded with optimism that the students will keep the patriotic spirit at the forefront while taking up various roles in their professional lives and contribute to the welfare of the society at large.
After two years of gruelling schedules and academic rigour, the PGP class of 2013 saw 327 participants being awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Management by this prestigious institute.
In addition, 2 students from the first batch of the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and 234 students from the third batch of the Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) were also awarded the fellow titles and diplomas respectively.