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IIM Lucknow’s 33rd convocation today, students say life at the institute changed their lives

The 33rd convocation of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow was will be held on Saturday at 4.30 pm. Ashok K Lahiri, member, 15th Finance Commission, Government of India, will be the chief guest Close to 600 students will get diplomas.

education Updated: Mar 16, 2019 14:04 IST
Rajeev Mullick
Rajeev Mullick
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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IIM-L students pose for a photo to depict how their career and personality graph went up during their stay in the premier B-school and how they became dynamic and empowered(HT)

The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) has not just nurtured the business acumen but also scripted a story of transformation and opportunities for nearly 600 graduating students who will walk out of the B-School on Saturday, armed with their diplomas to take up bigger challenges in their professional life.

From being a dentist to a management consultant, IIM-Lucknow has not only shaped Dr Vidhu George’s career and her dreams, but also transformed her personality. “IIM-L has been a perfect blend of being empowered and empowering others when needed. It gave me wings to fly and take important decisions on my own,” said Vidhu who was also part of the social initiatives club (Bhavishya) that helped her stay grounded and consider others’ opinions before taking a decision.

The 33rd convocation of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow was will be held on Saturday at 4.30 pm. Ashok K Lahiri, member, 15th Finance Commission, Government of India, will be the chief guest Close to 600 students will get diplomas.

Sanket Haleangadi, 26, said, “For me, MBA at IIM-L has been beyond just academics and placement. It has been an opportunity of a lifetime. I have come a long way from being a shy introvert to representing the 900+ strong student community, working for students’ welfare and being the bridge between students and the administration as the treasurer of IIM-L Students’ Council.”

For Pratik Ranjan, 24, IIM Lucknow, in one word, has been transformational. “In the past two years, this place has left me with a treasure of memories. From working with student bodies to starting a venture of my own, from pursuing my passion for writing professionally to bagging two dream offers on campus, IIM-Lucknow has definitely provided me with the right armour in my arsenal to face the outside world head on. I vow to hold the banner of IIM-Lucknow high,” said Pratik.

Satyam Taneja, 26, said IIM-L was a really beautiful experience. “Before coming here I hadn’t imagined this place could give me so much. Living here with a bunch of numerous diversely talented batch-mates gave me new perspectives and broadened my understanding of life, much beyond the theories of books,” he said. Kartikey Totewar, 25, of Nagpur said, “The morning quizzes and surprise class tests, committees and clubs, academic projects, case competitions, live projects, side internships, volunteer work, friendships, parties, outings, trips, attendance, sun sets quickly changing to sun rises, the iconic red brickwork of IIM L and much more would be deeply missed.”

A resident of Patna, Sushant Snehi, 27, said, “Here we go through all the extremes: rigorous phases of getting into companies or committees to remarkable party phases for numerous reasons. You get to know that people are the most precious resource. This college trains you to tackle real life problems in the best possible ways and I will always be grateful for it,” he said.

Tanvi Srivastava, 27, said IIML was like a river. It could be calming but ferociously moving at the same time.

First Published: Mar 16, 2019 13:54 IST