01 Jun 2019 19:24 IST

Students will be agents of change, says ESCP Dean

Dean Simon Mercado was addressing students at IFIM Business School; 249 students graduate

IFIM Business School, Bengaluru, celebrated its 23rd annual convocation at its campus in Electronic City. This year witnessed 249 students of the 2017-2019 batch receive their post-graduate diploma in the presence of chief guest Dean Simon Mercado of ESCP London, and guest of honour, Dr Bala Bharadwaj, managing director at Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center.

Dr Mercado, said, “IFIM business school has been adding trained workforce to India’s reservoir where these students will be the change agents and will lead the fourth industrial revolution that the world is observing today. A deep sense of social responsibility and humanity that has been inculcated in these future leaders, will help them grow in their career with responsibility.”

Innovation will drive creativity

Dr Bharadwaj, managing Director, said, “I would like to give a ‘TIP’ to these budding entrepreneurs. Working in collaboration with ‘Transparency’ will be the core strength of a professional where truth and integrity will be the key. ‘Innovation’ will drive the creativity and success where ‘People’ will be the centre of businesses. The right balance of these will lead to the right management techniques for our country, leading to successful businesses and the growth of our economy.”

Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, IFIM, said, “We at IFIM, remain committed to providing a superior learning experience to our participants, which provides them with the advantage of having a strong global orientation with sensitivity towards distributive justice while being relevant to practice. It has been our endeavour to introduce such pedagogical innovations where participants can discover knowledge through experiences and personal reflections. We believe that doing leads to knowing.”

“To further strengthen the exposure to global best practices, starting this year, we introduced the idea of ‘International Super-specialisation’ to provide our participants inputs on advanced courses of specialisation at the top global B-schools in new age disciplines,” he added.

Holistic approach

IFIM Business School offers an opportunity to take specialised courses in partnering schools such as McCombs at Texas for big data and blockchain, Stanford University for design thinking and innovation, ESCP London for fintech and digital transformation, and the University of Virginia for marTech. “Today, we recommit ourselves to nurturing holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals,” Chattopadhyay added.

Srishti Gupta won the best all-rounder award. The programme toppers were:

Shreyas Srivastav (PGDM)

Swati D Hegde (PGDM, Finance)

Abhisek Poddar (PGDM, International Business)

Snehanshu Mitra (PGDM, Executive)