Summary: Mr. Gupta, who completed the postgraduate programme in Enterprise Management, is vice-president, Validation and Services, Infosys. This was the message imparted to the 598 students who graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), on Monday. His dedication to sports and academics helped him bag the gold medal for ‘Best All Round Performance’ in the postgraduate programme in Management. You need to be resilient, and stand up for what you believe in,” he told the graduating batch. Mr. Jalan, who completed the postgraduate programme in Management, secured the highest ever CGPA at the institute since grade points were introduced about a decade ago.
Going for gold: (L-R) Nikhil Goyal, Pranav Kumar Mallick, Kushal Nitin Dalal, and Suresh Ganesan; (second row) Shishank Gupta, Udit Jalan, Dharmendra Hiranandani, and Vaibhav Gupta, at IIMB’s 42nd Convocation on Monday. Character, conviction, commitment, creativity and capability are the attributes of a successful leader. This was the message imparted to the 598 students who graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), on Monday. As the students recollected their journey on campus with nostalgia, chief guest Uday Kotak, Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank, urged them to take the plunge. He said that those who took a risk and invested ?1 lakh in his company in the 1980s now had shares worth ?14,000 crore.
“As you emerge from your cocoon, you will need to find creative solutions, dare to be different, test yourself, be ready to encounter challenges and failure, learn from your mistakes, and know that committed execution is the key to capability,” he said. Speaking of the changing environment in the country and the world, he said that there was a need for the graduates to stand up for what they believed in. “India will be in the cross-currents of global trends. You need to be resilient, and stand up for what you believe in,” he told the graduating batch. Among the graduating students this year, eight students were awarded gold medals. Kshitiz Aneja who has been placed in one of the top food and beverage firms in this year’s placement, lost both his hands at the age of eight when he was trying to fly a kite.
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