21 Aug 2020 21:17 IST

Get comfortable in uncomfortable situations: Padmanabh Nargunde

At MDI inauguration, Google technocrat advised students to embrace the new normal and not resist it

MDI Gurgaon greeted the new batch students for its Post Graduate Programmes (PGP) — PGPM, PGP-HRM, and PGP-IB. A special orientation programme was organised for the new batch to familiarise them with the industry and the process of management studies.



At the virtual inauguration ceremony, Padmanabh Nargunde, Public Sector Lead-Cloud, Google India, educated students on how this new normal has changed and reshaped avenues. He said, “Do not resist the new normal. In the past few months, brand building activity has changed rapidly. Online brands have become far more important today. It’s time to build brands offline as well as online. Networking has become a critical point of the business journey, which you will have to do continuously. Get comfortable in uncomfortable situations. There is a huge increase in consumption across all major platforms. Take advantage of e-learning. Look for different experiences in life to make yourself more versatile. Dream, learn, and study together.”

The new batch is a mix of young students from diverse educational backgrounds such as engineering, commerce, science, business administration, arts, and others. The 2020-2022 batch includes both freshers and working professionals.

Grooming socially responsible students

The induction ceremony was conducted in the presence of Rahul Mehrotra, CEO and MD, Religare Housing. Speaking at the occasion, Mehrotra encouraged the students to keep the learning going. He said, “Adapt yourself to the new circumstances. Learn to embrace external factors and excel.”

Welcoming the new batch of students, Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh, Director, MDI Gurgaon said, “India is going through a very challenging phase in its socio-economic transition. MDI, besides being a learning institution, is also strongly rooted in ethics and adheres to value-based education in society. We have to carry our responsibilities as a social entity during such times.”

Co-creator mindset

Addressing the students during the valediction Ceremony, Prasenjit Bhattacharya, CEO, Great Place to Work expressed, “Success can be achieved if you have a straight focus towards the desired objective. It is really important to be happy in what you do. To achieve the success you need, learn to channel your energy in the right direction. Successful people make a habit of doing what unsuccessful people do not like — deliberate. Have a co-creator mindset. The company you create will determine how fast you achieve success while keeping your relationships intact.”

Prof Jyotsna Bhatnagar, Dean – Graduate Programmes said, “This pandemic has made us rethink the way we impart education to our students. This would not have been possible without the support of our students and all other stakeholders.”