BIMTECH does not believe in resting, it keeps climbing and reaching newer heights”. These words of Dr Ajit Ranade spoken during the 35th Commencement Day speech of PGDM Batch of 2022-24 at BIMTECH, Gr Noida purely resonated with the aura of the campus as it welcomed its PGDM 2022-24 batch after a hiatus of two years of offline campus life. The campus witnessed vibrancy and youthfulness all around as the new bunch of excited students along with their parents embraced new beginnings. To introduce them to the virtues and ethos of Birla legacy, the day started with piety. The campus reverberated with chants during yajna followed by soulful renditions of Hanuman Chalisa by Pandit Sujeet Ojha. Approximately 430 students registered in four PGDM programs including PGDM-Core, PGDM-International Business, PGDM- Insurance Business Management and PGDM-Retail Management.

A formal DEEKSHARAMBH ceremony followed in the evening of June 18, 2022. The commencement day ceremony kick started at 6 p.m. with the quintessential BIMTECH tradition of Saraswati Vandana followed by a welcome address by Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH, who welcomed the new batch and enlightened them about the institute and its revolutionizing approach towards imparting education, recent milestones and the way forward.

In his welcome address Dr Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director BIMTECH proudly celebrated the rainbow of diversity that batch 2022-24 represents. He proudly said that “We want states of all regional culture of India which is a rainbow for the whole world. A rainbow of diverse cultures of India.”

He further shared that “Our gender ratio in this batch has improved this time. It has 40 percent female and 60 male students. Approximately 16 percent of students are with quality work experience. This new batch consists of 57 students coming from commerce 21 from engineering background 20 percent from science and humanity. This is very affirmative from the diversity point of view and I would like to say that BIMTECH seriously believes in diversity.” While promising an enriching living and learning experience to students the Director also promised the parents we will care for your wards as well as you did. He further inspired the students to work hard and perform well as the placements are dependent on economic conditions and their own performances. He promised that faculty and ecosystem shall leave no stone unturned in making them high performers but they must utilize this support

The Chief Guest on this occasion, Dr Ajit Ranade, Vice Chancellor, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics & Member BOG, BIMTECH in the 35th Commencement Address assured the new batch with his words “In domain of private sector management education, BIMTECH is in top 5.


You have absolutely made the right choice. You should not be worried about placements. You are from the tiny minority that will do well.” He further motivated them by reiterating “Don’t let the packages discourage you. Don’t be anxious. You are from the cohort that will do very well. Bottom line is that economy is good however there are fiscal challenges but we have young demography.”

He also appreciated BIMTECH’s technology-oriented management curriculum which fits the future demands of the technology sector and the digital economy while speaking about his proud association with BIMTECH. An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in economic policy and development, he believes that “though world economy is under uncertainty, but Indian economy is domestically driven. We have seen 101 unicorns in the country in 21-22. In 2022-2023- triple amount of recruitment is expected. And that is where the opportunity lies for our youth.”

In a very inspiring address the Guest of Honour Ms Bhavana Batra, Executive Director, Global People Programs Leader, S&P Global said that “In the world of work, there are possibilities and no one can say we have achieved everything, as we are rethinking what will it take to bring success. I suggest you to be buoyant and be open to opportunities. But these opportunities will not come as we expect them to. No matter how beautifully constructed a strategy maybe you need people who are bright and ready to work.” She further added “I believe Humans are not resources but Human capital is the biggest strength of organization.”

While sharing the importance of face to face education and personality development, Ms Batra said “Online education can teach your theories, but classroom education will teach you life skills and help identify your own role models. Don’t just think about yourself but also think how you can co tribute to the ecosystem and participate in multiple extra-curriculars. Get involved in inter college and inter university competitions. Debate. There is no better time to start giving back. It is about so much more than books.” She told the students to seek answers to questions like “If what you are doing was printed in newspaper and was read by the world and your parents, will you be okay with it?” This may put them in the right path from the word go she opined.

The Deeksharambh ceremony also saw the unveiling of the annual activity reports of the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development of Atal Incubation Centre of BIMTECH. The solemn occasion concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Anupam Varma, Deputy Director, BIMTECH followed by the National Anthem.

With high morale and ignited aspirations, the event set the tone and context for the Common and Combined Orientation which was held on 19th and 20th June, 2022 where the students were apprised of the various functional departments crucial to their life at the institute. During these two days, the 

students of various programmes were addressed by eminent industry stalwarts and star alumni. Some of the august guests were Ambassador of Costa Rica, H.E. Mr. Claudio Ansorena Montero; DG-EPCH, Mr. Rakesh Kumar; and Director-Oracle, Mr. Neeraj Naraang, Director & Additional Charge CMD ( Retd.) United India Insurance Co., Mr. K B Vijay Srinivas and MD & CEO, Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Mr. Abhay Tewari and Former CEO at FieldFresh Foods Private Limited (a Bharti Enterprise & Del Monte Pacific Ltd JV), Mr Yogesh Bellani (Alumnus). 

Thus was the auspicious start to the academic session of PGDM 2022-24! 

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