Monday, 7 January 2013

Convocation 2012

NIILM CMS, one of India’s premier business school accredited by National Board of Accreditation, the highest accreditation body in India has conferred PGDM degree in management to 139 students at its Fourteenth Annual Convocation held on 22 September 2012.

The convocation was declared open by the chief guest: Padma Shree Professor N. R. Madhava Menon, founder vice chancellor and IBA – CLE chair professor, National Law School of India University Bangalore.Addressing the audience, the president of NIILM – CMS Professor S. Neelamegham said: “NIILM- CMS is stronger than ever before and we are busy in laying the foundation for its future growth. The founding fathers of NIILM- CMS had a vision to build a world class business school which is globally connected, contributes to scholarship, learning and management, and more importantly prepares young men and women as managers and leaders with values, vision and versatility. NIILM CMS stands today poised to fulfil this promise with committed faculty, dedicated staff and disciplined students. We remain focus on the realisation of our vision to be a pre-eminent business school in the country.”

The president said that NIILM CMS’ consistent top ranking and its reputation of being high grade institution confirms its commitment to improve quality through rigorous peer review. This year, NIILM CMS has been a recipient of prestigious Brand Academy Award for the best business school in North India.

Highlighting the achievements of students and the institution, the president said that NIILM CMS will continue to remain focus on growth and excellence in everything it does. He further said: “We have achieved success over the last 16 years in delivering and learning experience that is vigorous, relevant and rewarding. We will continue to challenge and inspire our students and unleash the potential for their personal and professional growth.”

He told the graduating students that the institute salutes them on their success on this momentous day of their life and stands united in their price and pride in what they have learned during their course of study at NIILM CMS.

The chief guest Professor N. R. Madhava Menon congratulated the graduating students and said: “as the students of management you should be aware of the business environment and the laws related to you field of business. As a graduate of a prestigious institution with values and vision you have the responsibility to conduct yourself ethically in your professional life.”

Professor Menon emphasised that the business schools in India should have a module on law so that the students have a basic understanding of the fundamental rights and duties of business entities and their responsibilities towards the society.

He said the business environment in India is fundamentally different from other countries in the world, and it mentioned in the constitution of India that the sole objective of business is not just profit making, but also to have policies that seek promote the welfare of the employees and the communities in their place of operation.

He emphasised that it is outlined in Article 38 of Constitution of India which says: “the State shall, in particular, strive to minimise the inequalities in income, and endeavour to eliminate inequalities in status, facilities and opportunities, not only amongst individuals but also amongst groups of people residing in different areas or engaged in different vocations.”

Professor Menon stressed that the provisions in regard to the responsibility of the State to secure a social order for the promotion of welfare of the people shall not be enforced by any court, but the principles therein laid down are nevertheless fundamental in the governance of the country and it shall be the duty of the State to apply these principles in making laws.

The other dignitaries included:
Mr Vinay Rai, Founder Chairman, NIILM CMS
DR. B. K. Mohanty, Professor, Indian Institute of Management
Mr Vinay Rai, Group President, LE Group
Mr S. K Sethi, CEO, Ria Insurance Brokers Pvt Ltd
Professor J Saha, Former Director, IIM Ahmadabad.

Priya Mittal, a graduating student was awarded the Gold Medal for best academic performance. She also won medals in the area of marketing and for the best all- round performance in extra circular activities.

Payal Jha, a graduate said: “It’s indeed a great day in my life. I am delighted to receive this degree and feel very proud to be a graduate of NIILM CMS. I am confident that I’ll be able to us the knowledge and experience gained through this degree in my new job.

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