Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Director IIM Sirmaur received the 'First Ladies Award' on January 20th, 2018. The felicitation event was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, wherein she joined over interaction with 100 other exceptional women achievers in the Country in varied areas.
The 2nd Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur was held on April 13, 2018. Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh was the Chief Guest on the occasion and delivered the Convocation Address.
Mr. Kaushal Kishore (Advisor, TRAI, Govt. of India), who was the guest of honour on the occasion spoke about the three pillars of success viz. perseverance, curiosity and determination. He mentioned that giving back to society is what matters the most.
Guest lecture (centred on Future of Banking) at IIM Sirmaur
In his first guest lecture (centred on Future of Banking) at IIM Sirmaur, Mr. Rajiv Vaid shed light on how the advent of new banking technologies such as Block Chain is gradually eliminating the need for banks altogether. He also touched upon the emerging trends and key focus areas in banking, both from the perspective of consumers as well as banks.
Guest Lecture (Transformation To New Leadership Roles)
In the third guest lecture of the Colloquium series centered on the theme “Transformation to new leadership roles”, Mr. Krishnan Venkiteswaran, Head HR, Control Print Limited, shed light on various leadership styles and the relevance of each in today’s day and age.
IIM Sirmaur hosted Mr. Santosh Wakhloo, Vice President, JK Paper Ltd., who delivered a guest lecture on ‘Leadership’ to the students of PGP04 batch. Mr. Wakhloo talked about the role of a leader in thinking big, planning big and creating differentiation.
Guest Lectures ''Social Business as a transformational approach''
Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur feels proud to have hosted Mr. Fons van der Velden, Founder - Context, International Cooperation, to deliver a lecture on “Social Business as a transformational approach” to the students of PGP04 batch.
“This place is exotic !! You wake up to the chirp of a myriad variety of birds with pleasant zephyr blowing across your face. The very next moment you gape at the panoramic view of mountains and marvel at the wonder that nature conjured up. The lush green cover of the valley emits waves of tranquility thus consecrating the entire landscape. The surreal experience is far from getting over as you find river Yamuna, still in an unpolluted state, meandering through the valley. Don't get me mistaken. You are not vacationing in a resort but this beautiful setting creates the ideal ecosystem for immersing yourself in studies.You study the most suave theories and practices of business right in the lap of nature. The academic rigour is as exacting as it can get in any IIM across the country. Businesses, obviously have to be run for profits but reason must not take over passion, brain must not dominate the heart. The gigantic mountains, the chirp and the greenery remind you just of that.”
“IIM Sirmaur is filled with energetic, vibrant and exciting students. Our willingness to be the “very best” is more than our willingness to succeed in life. It gives us the energy to endure “lifetime of a challenge” at this magnificent campus. We were welcomed by the faculties, seniors as well as drizzles and the mountains when we reached at our fairly new campus. Upon reaching Paonta Sahib, I was thrilled by the atmosphere. The curvy mountains touched our campus on the bank of Yamuna. It gives us the opportunity to see rainbows every now and then. The courses followed here are as rigorous as compare to IIM Lucknow. The reason is quite simple yet meaningful. It takes proud in not only adopting new IIM’s but its main joy comes from nurturing and nourishing us. So now, we maybe one step behind students from IIM Lucknow. But I am reasonably confident that at the end of two years some of us will give tough confident to many good students there. My experience here is both tough and enthralling as it pushes me to reach my true potential. It has also allowed me to understand the differences between a manager and a worker. We are learning something about the management in the every task we perform here. But the best learning that I have got so far is “We can only learn limited in the classroom. The real knowledge lies in the outside world where we interact with our team and learn from them”. It’s the true learning in the sense that we will never forget about it.”