Indian Institute of Management Rohtak hosted its 7th Convocation on 25th March 2018. The event was graced by Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri. M Venhaiah Naidu as the chief guest along with Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Hon’ble Governor of Haryana, who was the guest of honor. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Hon’ble Education Minister of Haryana, Shri. Ram Bilas Sharma, Capt. Abhimanyu Singh, Hon’ble Finance Minister of Haryana, and Sh. Manish Grover, Hon’ble Minister of Haryana for Co-operation, printing and urban bodies. In all, 154 students from PGP and FPM program were convocated.
The new campus of IIM Rohtak spread across 200 acres was also inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice President of India. Phase I of the campus is completed with the state-of-the-art academic block, administrative block, 13 student hostels with all modern amenities, seminar hall, shopping complex and residential accommodation for faculty and staff. Institute will induct its new batch at this alluring campus.
Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, Director IIM Rohtak welcomed the chief guest and guest of honor to their new campus . He shared that 69,000 Sq. Metre of the campus has been constructed in less than a year in below the estimated budget. It is an astonishing record amongst any other educational institutions. He mentioned that IIM Rohtak has been ranked best in management research among second and third generation IIM’s. Faculty have published more than 75 research papers in top international journals in last one year. There was a threefold increase in the faculty size in last one year with the best gender ratio. Institute also increased the batch size by 67%.
Prof. Sharma also informed that IIM Rohtak has launched several online executive programs in the domain of analytics and have trained nearly 1000 executives from private and public sector in last one year. Institute stands best in executive education amongst second and third generation IIM’s. Several new programs like ePGPx, Executive Program in Advanced Corporate Finance and eFPM are also launched. These programs will run using the licensed technology of CISCO and other partners. Institute has also initiated research collaborations with faculty from various global universities like University of Namur, Lancaster University, University of Alabama, and CEIBS, Shanghai to share knowledge and bridge the gap across geographical boundaries.
Prof Dheeraj Sharma gave his heartiest congratulations to the graduating students and said, “IIM Rohtak is now well-established and well-respected in academe and industry. First, it has made a significant mark in the industry via historically best placement record. Second, it is reckoned in the academe as the top research institute in the country. Finally, it is now being contributing actively in policy-making by active engagement in government and non-government projects. I believe the new campus will further bring the entire IIM-Rohtak community together to strengthen the institutional culture which will catapult us into the top five management institutes in the country.”
Medals were awarded to rank holders. Mr. Shubham Ganatra, Mr. Vedant Bhutra and Shubham Agarwal were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. Mr. Shubham Agarwal was awarded with a gold medal for being the all-rounder for the year.
The event was concluded with an address by the Chief Guest. He congratulated the institute and convocating students. He said, ” Today the managers of our nation need to lead not only the transforming technology but also the environmental change required.”