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Chairman BOI, G. Padmanabhan graces WeSchool convocation ceremony

19 / 05 / 2017 (Friday) || 05:15 AM
According to an official release on may 17, S.P. Mandali's Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) - India’s leading private B-School - conferred diplomas at the annual convocation of the graduating batch of its autonomus programmes at its Mumbai campus. The ceremony marked the culmination of 2016-17 batches of the students of WeSchool’s  autonomous  programmes (Post–graduate and Diploma) for  a number of  diverse areas such as the traditional  verticals of Management including  Marketing, HR, Finance, Materials, Industrial  and  the new offerings that are in demand such as Advertising & PR, Taxation, Import-Export, and Entrepreneurship, among others.

These diverse programmes are designed in keeping the changing needs and aspirations of working professionals as well as freshers wanting to gain a strong foothold in different industrial sectors. Chief guest G. Padmanabhan, chairman, Bank of India (BOI) Advocate S. K. Jain, chairman, Managing Council, S. P. Mandali and Local Managing Committee, WeSchool along with Professor Dr. Uday Salunkhe, group director, WeSchool presented the convocation certificates to the graduating batches. The ceremony was graced by luminaries from corporate world, members of S P Mandali trust, faculty and parents of the graduating diploma holders.

 

On the occasion, Jain had the following words to offer to the outgoing batch of graduates, “The annual convocation marks a new beginning. I hope you accomplish unconquered territories and set new benchmarks. Do not hesitate to walk the untrodden path, be adventurous and start your own enterprise. At the onset of a new journey, I wish you all the best for your future endeavors.”

 

Appreciating the efforts made by WeSchool in training the much needed middle level managerial talent for a number of industries, Padmanabhan said, “Your passion for learning started here but it will not end here. Be strong willed and listen to your inner voice. Each one of you is unique, so do not be disappointed by someone else’s success, as nothing fails like success. Find some time at the end of the day to review and introspect. Big leaders are great listeners so listen carefully and do not hesitate to ask for help.”

 

Crystal gazing into how the landscape in the banking industry is changing due to disruptions brought in by financial technology he said, “Once the technology giants that are waiting to enter the sector are allowed, the scale will go up in the blink of an eye. Banks will have to be more productive, function more as investment advisors and hubs.People that were earlier looked down upon because they used the thumb; will now be facilitated to handle all financial transactions with ease with the help of biometrics. Big data and Cyber security will assume paramount importance.”

 

Congratulating the students on embarking upon the new journey and adventure of their lives, Prof Salunkhe said, “Passion should drive everything that you do. Proactively pursue every endeavor and be meticulous planners. Assess your capabilities and become agile learners. Coexistence and co-creation is the name of the game for innovation to happen and be willing to be grinded through the crucible moments in life .Keep upskilling yourselves to remain relevant in this ever changing world due to technological disruptions in Industry 4.0.”

 

WeSchool visualises the need for managers and executives to upgrade their skills and competencies from time to time in their careers. With increasing liberalisation and economic activity picking up, the corporate sector in India would need a strong and steady pipeline of managers to draw from, to staff their expanding businesses. WeSchool has therefore attempted to base its offerings on ‘T’ shaped learning, where domain expertise has to be combined with an equally strong ability to understand and respond as a leader to the broader business issues. This type of learning helps a student master new skills, explore diverse perspectives, and develop a leadership style that helps him/her to transform their organisations and take them into higher orbits.