31 May 2021 20:27 IST

IIM Trichy celebrates its eight and ninth convocation virtually

Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembhu attended the event as Chief Guest

The eighth and ninth Annual Convocation of students of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM) and the Doctoral Programme in Management(DPM) at IIM Tiruchirappalli, was conducted virtually, through an interactive live webcast. This was a joint convocation for the eighth and ninth batches of the PGPM, PGPBM and DPM programmes. Padma Shri awardee Dr Sridhar Vembhu, the founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation was the Chief Guest for the event.

Vembhu, in his address, conveyed the value of being resilient under the current circumstances. He emphasised how the Covid crisis exposed our resilience and new opportunities came into being amid the chaos and calamity of the pandemic.

Highlights

Director Dr Pawan Kumar Singh welcomed the Chief Guest, Board, students, parents, alumni, and members of the media. He congratulated the graduates and their parents for reaching this milestone despite the troubling times. He presented the report for the two academic years, 2019-20 and 2020-21, where he highlighted the launch of the EDPM programme, the launch of the PGPM-HR programme, the various achievements of students in the field of sports, corporate and B-School competitions such as TATA Crucible, KPMG Ideation Challenge, Godrej LOUD, HSBC IB League, CFA Ethics Challenge among others.

He also spoke about the placements in the academic year 2020-21 where recurring recruiters such as McKinsey, JP Morgan Chase, Shell, L& T, visited the campus, as well as new recruiters such as Bain and Co, BNY Mellon, and Apollo tyres. The Director also spoke about the institute’s tie-up with foreign universities such as Emylon Business School, Solbridge International School of Business and other institutes which gave 17 students the opportunity for foreign exchange. .

Awards

The Chief Guest presented medals and awards to the following students for their meritorious achievements and all-round performance:

IIM Tiruchirappalli Chairperson’s Gold Medal for securing first rank in Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM): Navisa J (PGPM ’20), Narala Tejaswini (PGPM ’21)

IIM Tiruchirappalli Director’s Gold Medal for securing second rank in PGPM: Vadlamudi Swetha(PGPM ’20), Karusala Srivaishnavi (PGPM ’21)

Canara Bank Gold Medal for securing third rank in PGPM: Karthigeyan R (PGPM ’20), Sounak Chatterjee (PGPM ’21)

ICSI Signature Award Gold Medal for securing first rank in PGPM: Navisa J (PGPM ’20), Narala Tejaswini (PGPM ’21)

Punjab National Bank Gold Medal for securing first rank among women students in PGPM: Navisa J (PGPM ’20), Narala Tejaswini (PGPM ’21)

HDFC Bank Gold Medal for academic proficiency in finance and accounting in PGPM: Maruti Bhandari (PGPM ’20), Sounak Chatterjee (PGPM ’21)

HDFC Bank Gold Medal for academic proficiency in Marketing in PGPM: Anmol Mahajan (PGPM ’20), Narala Tejaswini (PGPM ’21)

Leela Chandrasekhara Menon Award for the Outstanding Lady Student of the year in PGPM: Vadlamudi Swetha(PGPM ’20), Aishwarya Kishor Lanjewar (PGPM ’21)

Kotak Securities Gold Medal for Best All Round Performance in PGPM: Vadlamudi Swetha(PGPM ’20), Aishwarya Kishor Lanjewar(PGPM ’21)

Entrepreneurship Award for the Outstanding Lady Student: Aditi Shah (PGPM ’20)

IIM Tiruchirappalli Chairperson’s Gold Medal for securing First Rank in Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM): Kayalvizhi S(PGPBM ’20), Arasuprakash S (PGPBM ’21)

IIM Tiruchirappalli Director’s Gold Medal for securing Second Rank in PGPBM:Vijaya Krishna S(PGPBM ’20), Kamalaganesh T (PGPBM ’21),

Punjab National Bank Gold Medal for the Best All Round Performance in PGPBM: LakshminarayananGovindaraj(PGPBM ’20), Balagee R (PGPBM ’21)