Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, held its 34th convocation for the batch 2020 recently. A total of 402 students graduated. The chief guest Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan stressed the institute’s credo of “excellence with values” and paid his respects to the Birla family for their significant contributions to the freedom struggle and the education field.
He advised the graduating students to never adopt any unscrupulous methods to pursue their ambition. “Even if one has excelled in their chosen field but does not possess a sense of compassion and empathy, they run the risk of being demoniac. They will be characterised by intellectual arrogance and coldness of the heart. Compassion is one quality that lifts humanity above the level of brutes and is an absolute necessity for civilised existence,” he said.
BIMTECH Director H Chaturvedi presented the annual progress report of the institute and congratulated the batch for overcoming many obstacles and proving their mettle. He said, “Convocation day is a landmark event in the life of passing out scholars of any institution. It is a day of hope and fulfilment and a day when students’ corporate journey commences.”
The guest of honour Ajit Ranade, Vice-Chancellor, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, joined the convocation virtually. Speaking from his own experience, he shared the acronym T.R.I.P as a workplace mantra for the corporate life -- T for teamwork, R for respect, I for integrity, and P for professionalism.
He asked the budding managers to be mindful of four big trends for the days ahead. First, is the formalisation of the Indian economy; second is urbanisation which has many implications on job opportunities, especially in the services sector; third is digitisation; and fourth is decarbonisation.
Alok Gupta, Board of Governors; Anupam Varma, Deputy Director; K C Arora, Registrar; and faculty members from BIMTECH, were also present.
The chief guest presented gold medals to students who demonstrated academic prowess and all-round excellence Pranav Bharti was awarded the Dr CB Gupta memorial medal for all-round best performance among male students of the PGDM programme. Muskan Sharma received the Yoshoda Jaju memorial medal for all-round best performance among female students of PGDM programme.
Aakanksha Singhal from PGDM and Vaishali Chhabra from PGDM IB bagged the Madhuri J Seth award for best academic performance among female students of the PGDM programme. Harbir Singh received the Jagdish N Sheth award for writing the best thesis.