The founder of an institution can carry the institution only so far, and then others have to step in: The Alumni. That’s how an institution becomes one.
The fourth Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association, Aluminati 4.0, was held on 21st January 2018. The meet was graced by alumni right from the very first batch to some of the recent ones, along with Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, Director IIM Rohtak and Dr.Satyendra Kumar Gupta, Head of Student and Alumni affairs, IIM Rohtak and other faculty members. The guest panel included Mr. Sonjai Kumar, a certified risk professional from Institute of Risk Management, London; Mr. Rupak Agarwal, an accomplished CEO and ICF accredited coach and Mr. Ankur Dhawan, Chief Investment Officer of PropTiger.com.
Prof. Dheeraj Sharma initiated the proceedings by addressing the gathering. He spoke about how alumni are an integral part of an institution and the ways an alumnus can contribute towards their alma mater.
The theme of the event was “The New in the New IIMs.” Each of the panelists gave their valuable insights on how IIM Rohtak can create a niche for itself. Speaking about the plethora of opportunities for MBA students, Mr. Ankur Dhawan said, “ New IIMs can focus on the demand of the market and design their courses in accordance with it.” “New IIMs can increase their visibility in the industry through live projects by asking companies for the problems they face and provide solutions accordingly,” added Rupak Agarwal.
The post-lunch session saw the alumni and the students indulging in an informal interaction, with the alumni expressing interest in helping the clubs of the college in getting industry exposure by providing live project opportunities and arranging more industrial visits.
The event came to an end with Prof. Director Dheeraj Sharma delivering a vote of thanks to all the panelists and alumni, for making the event an excellent platform to exchange unique ideas and therefore, a considerable success.