The adage, after years of hard work it’s time to reap fruits, proved apt for the 619 graduating students who were conferred diplomas at the 30th annual convocation of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow on Saturday evening.
As the sun set on the horizon, the red-bricked walls of the prestigious B-School reverberated with loud cheers. Shreya Tiwari bagged Chairman’s Gold Medal and Reshma Sareen Memorial Medal for best girl student. Abhinav Anand and Riya Jain won Director’s Medal. Each student enjoyed the others’ success.
Shreya was all in smiles as she posed for shutterbugs after receiving the medal and diploma from IIM-L director Dr Ajit Prasad, and Naveen Tewari, founder and CEO of InMobi, the chief guest on the occasion. “I’m happy to have bagged two coveted medals,” said Shreya who got job with a finance company in Bengaluru.
This year’s graduating batch was unique in many ways. “Nearly 47% who bagged diplomas were girls. And then girls outperformed boys in various parameters,” said Jamshed J Irani, chairman-Board of governors of IIM-L. The chairman showered praise on girls and once again everyone present cheered.
Other medal winners were: Anand Barot bagged PGP Chairman medal, Vaishali who received Bizkool Medal for the best student in information technology, Anika Malhotra who received Hari Shankar Singhania Medal for best all rounder and Pooja Agarwal who bagged Budhiraja Medal for best all rounder.
From post graduate programme in management for working executives, Dipesh Jain received Chairman’s Gold Medal while Mohit Garg bagged Director’s Medal. From the International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX), Aniruddha Banerjee won Chairman’s Gold Medal, Ananya Phani received Chairman’s Gold Medal and Tapas Sapra won Director’s Medal.
As many as 405 students from the 30th batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management, 40 students from the 10th batch of Post Graduate Programme in Agri-business Management, 7 students from the doctoral programme, 103 students from PGP in Management for Working Executives (WMP) and 64 students from International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) batches from the Noida campus received their diplomas.
Director, IIM Lucknow, Ajit Prasad wished good luck to all 619 graduating students. They are about to swell the ranks of about 5000 IIM-L alumni whose continuing support helps build the institute’s reputation.