04 July 2022 14:21:10 IST

IIM Udaipur welcomes a new MBA batch

Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur, hosted the inaugural ceremony of the 2022-24 batch of its flagship two-year MBA programme with 345 students. The event was presided over by Prof Janat Shah, Director of IIM Udaipur. Gulbahar Taurani, MD and CEO, Philips Appliances, India, was the chief guest. 

Taurani is a distinguished industry veteran and has held different leadership roles as business head, marketing director, and vice-president in his career. He said, “Life is a motion of giving and taking. Choose carefully. We often make mistakes by externalising our failures, rather than internalising them, which may help us evolve in the way we want to be. Never take the IIM tag for granted. It’s a new beginning, a new chapter of your life, make the most out of it. Use these years to learn. The theory is extremely important for a basic foundation. Never take adversities or challenges as problems rather leverage these as opportunities to embrace your growth.” 

He ended his conversation with three nuggets: 

• Develop a habit of respecting people irrespective of their status and you will become a natural networker. 

• Cherish the years here at IIMU as these years will not come back, make friends and memories 

• Have an open mind to learning and unlearning (adjust and adapt notion approach) 

The welcome address was delivered by Prof Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur, where he congratulated all the students and welcomed them for a transformational journey at the premier management institute. 

Prof Janat Shah, Director at IIM Udaipur said, “You have been dreaming about this for a long time. Your hard work and efforts have made you attain a seat in one of the prestigious management institutes in the country. You are the future of the country and we have huge expectations from you. I firmly believe in the fact that every batch has to be better than the previous batch, and you all are.”

The ceremony also saw the distribution of scholastic awards to the best performing students in their respective terms for the first-year students of the MBA Programme of 2021-23 (who have now gone to the final year).