A slew of announcements to boost academic research were announced at the 17th convocation of IIM-Indore on Saturday.
Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson of State Bank of India, was the chief guest at the convocation while member of board of governors Jagdish Capoor chaired the function.
“A total of 703 students graduated today, which is a record for IIM-Indore that started with less than 30 students in 1998,” said Capoor. He said the first batch of management students for the 5-year integrated diploma course graduated this year.
Rishikesha T Krishnan, director of the institute, asked students to remain focused and honest in whatever jobs or occupations they take up in future.
He said the response for the new postgraduate programme curriculum, which involves a lot of courses-based studies in skill development has been good. “We have received a positive feedback so far and this has further encouraged us to include similar courses.”
The target will be to increase the number of faculty members from 87 to 100 apart from developing the infrastructure of the institute on the lines of a green campus, he said.
Creating a campus on sustainability principles with rainwater harvesting and others will be given priority, said Krishnan.
Addressing graduates, Arundhati Bhattacharya said that being grounded is important to be successful in life. “Whenever we look for a team leader we pick a person who has the traits of a team player,” she said.