The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, had celebrated its 16th convocation on 22nd March 2014.
It is known as 'God's own Campus' and is one of India's premiere business schools to have maintained the right balance between new-age management education with a global perspective and holistic development of individuals, right from its inception.
As the famous poetess Mary Agelou puts it - The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change. On 22nd of March 2014, IIM Kozhikode felicitated 348 students from Post Graduate Programme (PGP), 312 from Executive Post Graduate Programme (e-PGP) and 6 from the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) as a part of the 16th annual convocation.
In order to extol the hard-work and dedication put in, 5 students from PGP16 batch were awarded with gold medals. Stressing on academic as well as all-round development, the awards were divided into two categories, namely - Scholastic Performance (Gold) medal that was received by Balakrishnan V., Apoorva Bajaj and Biswa Prateem Das and the All-Round performance gold medal, by Sneha Gangadharan and Biswa Prateem Das.
The Institute takes pride in empowering the women of the country who they consider to be a powerhouse of talent.
The ceremony was presided over by the Chief Guest for the evening Ms. Ranjana Kumar, the first woman to head NABARD and also, the first woman Chairperson & MD of Indian Bank and the Guest of Honour - Ms. Chitra Ramkrishna, MD & CEO, National Stock Exchange (NSE).
The occasion was graced by Dr. A.C. Muthiah, Chairman, Board of Governors (BoG), Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, the esteemed director of IIM Kozhikode along with other members of the IIMK Board and trustees.
The ceremony began with the inspiring words of wisdom by Dr. A.C. Muthiah, the Chairman, BoG, IIM Kozhikode, according to whom the students, irrespective of how talented they are, should be prepared for discontinuous change and undergo continuous process of skill enhancement. One thing that they most certainly should never abandon is adherence to ethics and integrity.