22 Oct 2020 18:59 IST

IIM Indore welcomes the tenth IPM batch

‘You must be your first priority and your only obligation,’ says Dir Himanshu Rai

The virtual induction programme for the tenth batch of five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). The event commenced with the lamp lighting by Prof Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore; in the virtual presence of the Chief Guest, Manoj Ahuja, Chairman, CBSE.

Set your priorities right

Prof Rai welcomed the new batch and congratulated them for making it to IIM Indore. He shared the importance of I.P.M. - Introspection, Purpose, and Mindfulness while pursing the IPM. He said that the course is designed in a way that it serves as an amalgamation of courses ranging from science, economics, statistics, humanities to dance, drama, music, and other languages as well — which help the students introspect and develops themselves as a leader and manager.

“These five years not only help the students develop as a professional but also at a personal level — as a person who is keen to contribute to the nation-building process,” he said. He encouraged the new batch to understand and remember the purpose of why they joined this course and focus on their goals. “You must be your first priority and your only obligation. So, work on developing and enhancing yourself and find your purpose,’he added.

Develop skills that can’t be automated

Manoj Ahuja, Chairman, CBSE.


CBSE Chairman Ahuja, while discussing the impact of the VUCA environment, mentioned that it’s important for the students who would graduate in the next five years to remain contextually relevant, build a conducive environment where they can work passionately and remain focused on their goals.

“With the changing VUCA environment, one should keep in mind the technology disruptions such as AI and machine learning, which are affecting our lives. As students, you need to understand what these mean and how they can be of help to us. The machines are getting smarter and are taking over the jobs done by humans, and we need to learn the management of machines and do what machines can’t do — be creative, have strong ethics, and follow a holistic approach,” he said.