22 Apr 2019 20:26 IST

IIM Indore kickstarts programme for executives

Siddharth Sethi of InfoBeans tells participants to leverage their knowledge of failure and success

The induction programme for the 11th batch of one-year full-time residential Post-Graduate Programme for Executives (EPGP) has begun at IIM Indore. Siddharth Sethi, Co-Founder, InfoBeans, an alumni of IIM Indore, was the chief guest. The programme has 43 registered participants for this academic year.

Purpose, Passion and Perseverance

Sharing a concept of three Ps, Prof Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore, spoke about the importance of — Purpose, Passion and Perseverance — in our lives. “Always have a purpose in life, and know why you’re doing a particular thing and what purpose it serves. If you don’t have any purpose, whatever you’re doing doesn’t even matter — and it may be of no use either,” he said. He noted that IIM Indore remains contextually relevant, providing world-class facilities to students while being socially conscious.

Prof Rai advised the participants to remain passionate about everything in life — be it class, family, profession or personal life. He asked them to keep learning from their peers and people around them. Perseverance plays a very important role in life, he added, and getting into EPGP might have been easy, but going through the course will be difficult and require a lot of hard work. “Make the best use of your time and learn as much as possible in the coming year,” he added.

Bigger purpose

Sharing his experience working with InfoBeans, Sethi said: “When we realised that our company needs a bigger purpose, we decided to provide a better work environment and value-added employment opportunities — and that became our purpose.” Sharing his practical experiences while pursuing EPGP, Sethi advised the participants to make learning easy and enjoyable.

“You have the luxury of knowing what failure means and what is success — and now you have the time to ideate your dreams and validate them while studying here,” he added. He encouraged the participants to always remain positive and not worry about just self, but also about people around. ‘Don’t worry about just your own job, but start thinking about creating value-added jobs. Don’t just think about adding another room to your own house, but also plan and help your colleague to buy a house on your trust. Contribute to society, as that will make you a better person,” he said.