17 May 2021 18:03 IST

IIM Calcutta holds e-convocation

A total of 462 MBA students graduate, meritorious students awarded

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta conducted its annual convocation 2021 virtually. The event was attended by IIM Calcutta alumnus and Chief Economic Advisor to Government of India Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the Chief Guest along with Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIM Calcutta and Dr Subir Bhattacharya, Director-in-charge, IIM Calcutta.

462 students of the 56th batch of the two-year flagship MBA programme were awarded their degrees, 61 students were awarded for the one-year MBAEx programme. The award of diplomas was announced for 36 students in post graduate programme for executives for visionary leadership in manufacturing (PGPEX VLM) and 57 students in post graduate diploma in business analytics (PGDBA). The institute also conferred 14 students with their PhD degrees.

Commencing this year, a new doctoral student award ‘Nirmal Chandra Memorial Doctoral Student Award’ has been instituted for PhD graduating candidate obtaining the highest CGPA.

    Rank holders

      In doctoral studies, the ‘Satish K Sehgal Doctoral Student Award’ for excellence in scholarship and organisational citizenship was awarded to Rishikesan Parthiban. The best publication award by IIM Calcutta Alumni Association Mumbai Chapter was awarded to Vivek G Nair, and the newly instituted ‘Nirmal Chandra Memorial Doctoral Student Award’ was awarded to Priyanshu Gupta for obtaining the highest CGPA.

        In the two-year MBA programme, Arpit Bajaj and Himanshu Mahalka were awarded with Dr B C Roy Gold Medal for first rank holder, Chairman’s Prize, John Wynne Prize, Calcutta Management Association Trophy, P C Chandra silver medal for first rank holder, and IIMC Alumni Association Calcutta Chapter prize. Their names will be instated in the institute’s honour roll.

        Ramandeep Singh Saini received the TIL Award for third rank holder, IIMC Alumni Association, Calcutta Chapter Award for Outstanding Academic Performance for third rank holder, Dr B S Dua Memorial Prize for third rank holder, and name on the institute’s honour roll.

          In the one-year MBAEx programme, Saunak Saikia was awarded with the gold medal, sponsored by the Calcutta Chapter of the IIMC Alumni Association, Institute Book Prize; Book Prize sponsored by Taylor & Francis Group; and name in the director’s merit list. Ramit Batra ranked second and received a silver medal sponsored by the IIMC PGPEX first batch alumni, and name in the director’s merit list. Himanshu Jain ranked third and received a silver medal sponsored by the IIMC PGPEX fourth batch alumni, and name in the director’s merit list.

            In the one-year PGPEX-VLM programme, Abinash Pani received PGPEX-VLMP gold medal for first rank holder, Bikram Keshari Panda received JICA gold medal as the second rank holder and Sai Sandeep V received IIMC Alumni Association Calcutta Chapter Gold Medal as the third rank holder. Their names will be in the Directors’ Merit List. In the PGDBA programme, the first ranker Askar Babu U received a gold memento, ₹50,000 as cash prize, and a merit certificate. The second ranker Vanya Sinha got ₹40,000 as cash prize and a merit certificate. The third ranker Vidyadhar Mudium got 30,000 as cash prize and a merit certificate.