Academic session 2021 starts at IIM Sirmaur
IIM Sirmaur welcomes new batches with Induction events
The academic session at IIM Sirmaur started with the induction of the new batches for the MBA, MBA (T&HM) and the Ph.D. Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur has organized three-day induction programme for the new batch students in the virtual/online mode from July 15-17, 2021. Ms Archana Garodia Gupta, Member Board of Governors, IIM Sirmaur & Director, Touchstone Gems & Jewellery Pvt. Ltd. graced the inaugural session of the Induction as guest of honour.
Ms Archana Garodia Gupta in her address shared her journey from being a student at IIM Ahmedabad to joining her family business and further being a successful entrepreneur. She emphasised on relationship building with the community around and using every opportunity to learn across domains irrespective of one’s interest and derive the satisfaction from community work. Ms Archana advised students to think differently in terms of setting up new ventures and ways to overcome the fear of failure. She further advised the students to pursue their interest and involve themselves in all the activities, make full use of the time available to them during their professional courses. She emphasized to operate and try out new things and move out of the comfort zone, to develop entrepreneurial outlook.
The induction witnessed ‘Special Induction Address’ by Mr. Rajiv Memani, Member BoG- IIM Sirmaur & Chairman and CEO of E&Y India. Mr. Rajiv Memani elaborated on the trends in businesses as impact of Covid-19 pandemic. He highlighted that recognition of technology, climate change and sustainability, regionalisation of supply chain, are some of the impacts the businesses are currently reflecting upon to revisit their policy set. Mr. Memani encouraged the students to follow their individual goals and professional journey and suggested gain on technological skills, positive outlook, learnability and the entrepreneurial mindset. He elaborated in detail upon the advantageous positioning and the future that India commands as a nation amongst the global economies.
Professor Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur presided over sessions. In her address to the newly admitted students, Professor Rohmetra emphasised on the need to look beyond the outcome of an action, with sense of contributions. While speaking on the occasion, Professor Rohmetra reiterated that the happiness from doing a task is important and whatever we do we must integrate it with our happiness. She also congratulated the new batch for making into IIM Sirmaur. “Now, you are part of a premier league and you will appreciate every aspect of your association”, she said. Professor Rohmetra expressed her gratitude to Mrs. Archana Garodia Gupta and Mr. Rajiv Memani respectively, Members Board of Governors IIM Sirmaur, for sharing their experiences with young students.
Earlier, Dr. Pradipta Patra, Chairperson Programmes at IIM Sirmaur presented the welcome note during the sessions.
Looking at the turbulence caused by Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the mental health of people, the Institute also organized a “Stress Management” session by acclaimed clinical psychologist Dr. Aruna Broota, for the benefit of the students. The participants were also immensely benefitted in the induction phase, via sessions from top corporate professionals like Mr. Nishant Saxena, CEO- International Markets (Cipla). The Induction programme also consists of special sessions by renowned academicians from the field of Tourism & Hospitality. Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni, Director of Innovation & Research, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai also interacted with the MBA (Tourism & Hospitality Management) students. The three-day induction programme will witness more interactive sessions from top corporate professionals and renowned academicians from India and abroad. There will be sessions on Case Study Method of Instruction to be delivered by Prof. Abhinandan Jain and Prof. Mukund Dixit, both retired faculty members of IIM Ahmedabad.