Defence Minister to grace IIM Convocation on 10th

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Apr 2018 10:57:57



Staff Reporter

The 7th Convocation Ceremony of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur will be held on Tuesday April 10 at GEC Campus, IIM Raipur. The chief guest for the occasion will be Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The event will also be graced by eminent personalities like Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh, IIM Raipur Board of Governors Chairperson Shyamala Gopinath and IIM Raipur Director Professor Bharat Bhasker. Nirmala Sitharaman is a senior politician and is currently serving as the Defence Minister of India, being only the second woman after Indira Gandhi to hold the post. The graduating students include 147 students from the Post Graduate Program 2016-18 batch; 49 students from the Post Graduate Program-2015-17 batch; 10 students from the Post Graduate Program for working executives-2016-18 batch and 8 students from the Fellow program in Management.

In a very short time, the Institute has progressed immensely. With top-notch academic facilities, a robust placement mechanism and tie-ups with some of the best universities of the world for their international exchange program, IIM Raipur is now among one of the most coveted management institutes in the country. The Institute is also known for its diversity, with a male-female ratio of 68:32 and the percentage of fresher students at 41%. The students come from a variety of backgrounds such as engineering, arts, commerce, science, management, medical and pharmacy. As the date of the 7th Annual Convocation approaches, the Director of IIM Raipur, Prof Bhasker, is of firm opinion, “Our students are our brand ambassadors. They will go out into the world with the learning they acquired here at IIM Raipur and will make us proud with their contributions and achievements.”