IIM Rohtak welcomed the 12th batch of its PGP Programme

IIM Rohtak welcomed the 12th batch of its PGP Programme

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak inducted the 12th batch of its flagship Post Graduate Programme. The Orientation programme was spread over two days starting from 5th July 2021. The newly inducted batch was inducted in the presence of eminent speakers like Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Women & Child Development and Textile, Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Jammu & Kashmir, Dr. Satyapal Singh, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, and Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Member of Parliament on the first two days of Orientation Programme.

 

Director, IIM Rohtak, Prof Dheeraj Sharma, welcomed and congratulated the 12th batch of PGP as they embark upon a new journey and pursue a path towards becoming future leaders. He set the tone of the event by emphasizing the online mode of study and highlighted the point of regular assessments after each session to maintain the rigor of learning for which IIMs are known. He also encouraged the students to start the journey on a positive note in this unprecedented situation. He encouraged students to conduct themselves with dignity and have the courage to confront challenges of studies, employment, and life in a steadfast manner.

 

In her welcome address, Hon’ble Chief Guest, Smt. Smriti Irani shared a piece of advice, “There is no defined mantra to success. If there is something that will help you fulfil your endeavours, it is being diligent. Be your own competition to be better than the best. Don’t lose yourself in this highly competitive space. This journey is an opportunity to move out of your comfort zone. Life will be tough. But, we can be tougher in our response.” While speaking to future business leaders of the country she urged them to contribute in gender justice, be morally upright and adopt the ethical pathway. “The contribution of women in creating a sustainable environment is immense, but often gets unnoticed. Look at your colleagues as equal and not through the lens of gender. As professionals, encourage women led businesses,” she said. Smt Smriti Irani mentioned that she had visited IIM Rohtak in 2016 and she commended its growth and progress while emphasizing that more needs to be done.

 

Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lt. Governor, J&K mentioned the major challenges that the country is facing which includes increasing digital reach in rural India which has become a larger issue with the lockdown situation due to pandemic. He emphasized that the students are the nation’s hope as they shall become the vehicles of change that is needed to move ahead. He said, “The leaders of tomorrow should look for opportunities in the challenges they face and reinvent, recreate and manage the problems at hand in an innovative manner such that it inspires others and takes the nation towards betterment.”

 

Dr. Satyapal Singh  congratulated IIM Rohtak for its exceptional research work during the time of COVID crisis by doing the oxygen audit in Haryana State, the outcome of which helped the country in managing the oxygen situation more pragmetically. He further added that the contribution of IIM Rohtak in youth empowerment has been immense. He said, “I feel pride in mentioning how IIM Rohtak has recently onboarded several Jammu & Kashmir girls for two months of internship to prepare them in their professional journey.” He encouraged students to remain discipline, committed, and have spiritual orientation.

 

Students also got the opportunity to interact with Shri Suresh Prabhu. He emphasized the importance of the right blend between theory and practice and how the MBA curriculum will help students understand real-life problems. He said, “It is important to be adaptive towards change and one must utilize every opportunity available to develop society and the nation. Students should feel fortunate of getting the chance to study in such an environment and should utilise it to their full potential to become better future leaders. ” Shri Prabhu stated he has long association with IIM Rohtak and is impressed with its progress.

 

The induction process also included panel discussions on the topic Post COVID World: Challenges and Opportunities. Featured in the discussions were Mr. Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Perfetti Van Melle, Ms. Usha Sharma, Secretary, Dept. of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs, Shri Sudhir Garg, Joint Secretary, MSME, Shri V Umashankar, Principal Secretary, CM Haryana Shri Sudhir Rajpal, CEO, GMDA, Mr. Saurabh Mishra, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Financeand Mr.Tojo Jose, Chief HR Officer, Muthoot FinCorp Ltd. among others. All students found that the inputs from various eminent people have set the tone for learnings for next two years.

 

Continuing its legacy of part four years, IIM Rohtak continued its focus towards maintaining an excellent gender and academic diversity amongst the students. Around 69% students of the newly inducted batch of 262 are female students. This is in continuation to the historic gender diversity achieved by the institute in last 4 years.

Year

% of female students

2017

9%

2018

50%

2019

51%

2020

69%

2021

69%

Majority of the batch lies between the ages of 22 – 25 years and is diverse with representation from 24 states, which reflects a healthy combination from all parts of the country. There is also an excellent mix of academic diversity in the batch with students from Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Management, Humanities, and applied sciences backgrounds. About 27% of the batch has held previous work experience.

Institute has been able to present the diversified batch consecutively for four years now attained with the help of various outreach programmes conducted by the institute through out. Talking about this, Director IIM Rohtak, Prof. Dheeraj Sharma said, “IIM Rohtak ensured tie ups with 5 public and private sector banks to facilitate loans to the students within 48 hours.” He further added that the institute is proud of its achievement of attaining 100% placements of eligible students consecutively for 4 years now. Even during the COVID suitation, institute has been able to place the students well with average salary of 11.87 LPA.

In an attempt to carve out niche among other IIMs, institute garnered significant attention from potential students for its extensive covid related research work during the pendamic situation. Insitute also conducted the Oxygen Audit of the hospitals of Haryana state during the crisis of COVID second wave. The institute administration and faculty have been constantly provided consulting and research oriented results that acquired attention through various media and non-media platforms among the candidates.

IIM Rohtak is now a well-established and well-respected brand in academia and industry. One of the top management institute in the country, it is the only IIM in the Delhi-NCR region. IIM Rohtak has become a benchmark of management education in India and aims to build the leaders of tomorrow by imparting knowledge with the unique cross-functional prespective.

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