IIPM, Ahmedabad conferred Diploma Certificates to students of batch 2007-2009 on the successful completion of their Post Graduate Programme in Planning &  Entrepreneurship and also the Post Graduate Degree in Management from IMI, Europe.

Below are two press reports covering this event.

Ahmedabad Mirror:

Ahmedabad, July, 2010: The Indian Institute of Planning & Management (IIPM), one of the leading management institutes in the country paved the way for generation next to excel and be the best leaders of tomorrow. IIPM, Ahmedabad conferred Diploma Certificates to students of batch 2007-2009 on the successful completion of their Post Graduate Programme in Planning &  Entrepreneurship and also the Post Graduate Degree in Management from IMI, Europe.

The Convocation saw 55 students being awarded their respective graduating diplomas. It was an opportunity for all to reunite and relive the memorable moments of the most exciting and crucial two years of the students' lives that they had spent at IIPM. To inaugurate the event, IIPM students performed Vandana Dance-a prayer to the  Lord.

Dr. J J Irani, Director - Tata Sons graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Among other Guests of Honour’s were Mr. P. R. Joshi, President Group-HR & CC, Zydus Cadila, Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva, Managing Director, Kalpataru Power Transmissions Limited, Mr. Kaushal Mehta, Founder and Chairman, Motif Inc., Mr. Mukesh Bhandari, Chairman, Electrotherm India Limited, Mr. Hitesh Buddhbatti, DGM & Branch Head, Times Group and Dr. Binod Agrawal, Vice Chancellor, Himigiri Nabh Vishwavidhyalaya.

The Directors’ Gold and Silver medals for outstanding performances both in academic and non-academic activities were also awarded by Dr. J.J. Irani to the brightest stars of IIPM. The Academic Gold and Silver medals were awarded to students who ranked first and second consistently throughout the two years of the program by Prof. A. Sandeep, Dean-IIPM, All India.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. J.J. Irani, called upon the graduating students to be responsible to the one billion Indians rather than only to the shareholders of the companies they work for. He stressed on the fact that businesses need to cater to overall community and successful businesses are created by taking the communities they are surrounded by with them. Dr. Irani stressed that India should become a 'Happy Nation' rather than an 'Economic Superpower.' This he felt can be achieved by ensuring corporates and their executives follow ethical practices. He demanded that the new generation pay heed to values and ensure that these values are passed on wherever they go.

The diplomas were conferred upon the students of IIPM Ahmedabad by the various Guests of Honor. The alumni then gathered on stage for the cap-throwing ceremony. It was a very proud moment for the parents when all the students joined for the cap throwing ceremony after receiving their testimonials.

The ceremony also saw the Corporate Recruiters’ Award being presented to various organizations for their continuous association with IIPM Ahmedabad. These included Claris Lifesciences Ltd. , Hitachi Home and Life Solutions, ICICI Securities Ltd., Evosys, Zydus Cadila, Mahindra Finance and Times Group.

The ever dynamic and competitive world patiently waits for our wits, talents and abilities to grow sharper. These would grow sharper when we put our mind, thoughts and actions in the right direction and grab the right opportunity at the right time. IIPM has never let this opportunity shun away and has given its students the right platform to explore and boost their abilities keeping pace with this dynamic business world and help them “Dare to think beyond.”

His Excellency Thiru Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor of Tamil Nadu presented Awards and Degrees to the students at the Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) at Chennai today (08.06.2010). Mr. Vladimir V. Mariy,  Director-Russian Centre for Science & Culture, Chennai, Prof. Krishnan, Dean (Academis), IIPM Chennai, Dr. R.T. Sababapathy Mohan, Vice-Chancellor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar Univesity, Tirunelveli and Thiru Jawahar Vedivelu, Vice-President, SICCI were present.

ON 08.06.2010 AT 11.00 A.M

I feel it a great pleasure to present the Awards and Degrees to the Management Graduates and address this distinguished gathering here today.

At the outset I congratulate the recipients of awards and degrees. It is your hard work and sincerity that has brought you success. Management is a universal phenomenon. Effective planning, proper and timely execution, courage and will power are the ingredients of success. You should always be alert and on the move towards your goal. Ego, fear of failure, lack of self confidence, lack of focus and commitment are the obstacles to success. To achieve the winning edge it is necessary to strive for excellence.

Success is measured by the number of obstacles one overcomes to achieve his goal. I am reminded of Abraham Lincoln who had faced a series of failures before becoming the U S President at the age of 52. He failed in business at the age of 21. He was defeated in the legislative elections at 22 and had a nervous breakdown at the age of 27. He lost the Congressional race at the age of 34, the senatorial race at the age of 45 and at 49 and the Vice President elections at the age of 47. He was not deterred by these failures. He converted them into stepping stones for success.

Today India is witnessing a big boom in professional development and career profiles. India has made rapid strides in all spheres and is one of the fastest developing countries in the world. We need to keep pace with the changing global scenario and should equip ourselves to compete globally.

You have been provided quality management education by this temple of learning. Management Gurus and various thinkers have given management thoughts and have suggested models providing a strong theoretical base. It will not be wise for a Management Executive to go on for a copy book style formula for every issue. Apply your mind, study the situation, act wise and determine the types of decision and leadership styles that are apt and suits at that point of time. You are the masters of the situation.

I am pleased to learn that IIPM is oriented towards promotion of corporate growth, based on innovation and entrepreneurship in harmony with National Economic Planning objective aiming at a sustainable and ethically acceptable growth rate. The initiatives taken by IIPM to incorporate the twin tasks of orienting education and research towards the needs of both the private and public sectors and to establish the link between the National Economic Planning and the development of private enterprises deserves commendation.

Management Institutions should restructure their programmes and should aim at developing and enhancing managerial skills, Inter-personal skills, communication skills, decision making skills etc.

I convey my warm felicitations to the Management, Faculty, Staff, recipients of awards and degrees and students of IIPM.

I wish IIPM all success in its endeavours. 

Jai Hind.