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IFIM B-School hosts its 20th Annual Convocation

July 21, 2016

Bangalore based IFIM Business School witnessed a landmark celebration with its 20th Annual Convocation held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. This year saw 142 students of the 2014-16 batch receive their post-graduate diplomas in the presence of C K Ranganathan, founder chairman and managing director, CavinKare Pvt. Ltd and Dr Eileen Peacock, former SVP and chief officer Asia Pacific at AACSB International.
In attendance were several dignitaries from the corporate world, the Board of Governors of IFIM, the alumni of the institute and proud parents of the graduating batch, which included both regular and executive PGDM students.

In his convocation address, Ranganathan spoke about the importance of entrepreneurship and the need to nurture the entrepreneurial instinct within every individual. He narrated his own long journey in venturing into new ways of marketing while facing competition from multi-nationals, in order to reach his products to different sections of society. Dr Peacock congratulated the graduating batch and wished that IFIM Business School would reach its set goals and deliver its promises to the future batches of management students.

Welcoming the audience and addressing the graduating students, Professor M. S. Lakshmi Narayanan, controller of Academic Governance at IFIM said, “This academic year was a fruitful year for all of us, as we had introduced a number of innovative programmes and activities which reinforced the holistic development of these professionals. The introduction of the industry mentorship programme as well as the five month Industry Internship Program (IIP) brought in better industry exposure and helped the students develop a clear picture of their career goals. The results are for everyone to see in our placement records.”

Congratulating all the students on the occasion, Mr. V B Padode, chairman IFIM Business School, said, “This year has been one of the most satisfying years for the institute in terms of overall performance by the batch. We have had excellent results academically. IFIM, this year, has also witnessed some of the best companies in the country visiting us as recruiters and absorbing a sizeable portion of our students. This is a result of our twenty year track record in delivering top class management education through innovative pedagogy”.

The convocation came to a close with a buzz of cheer and excitement as the students threw their hats up to celebrate the occasion.

The following gold medals and awards were given out to the top students:

A. Programme Toppers

1. Chairman’s Gold Medal for The Best Student of PGDM.
Mr. Shaik Wasim Ahammed

2. Chairman’s Gold Medal for The Best Student of PGDM (Finance)
Mr. Sarakanam Leeladhar

3. Chairman’s Gold Medal for The Best Student of PGDM – (Working Professionals) Batch 2012 – 2014.
Mr. Joshua Sam A.

B. Functional Area Toppers
4.  Chairman’s Gold Medal for The Best Student of  PGDM with Marketing as specialisation.
Ms. Gundeboyina Bhavana

5. Chairman’s Gold Medal for The Best Student of PGDM with Finance as specialisation.
Mr. Shaikh Wasim Ahammed

6. Chairman’s Gold Medal for The Best Student of PGDM with Human Resource Management as specialisation.
Mr. Sarthak Daing

C. IIP Award
7. Chairman’s Gold Medal for The Best Industry Internship Project.
Ms. Nishita Mukherjee

D. The Best All Round Performance
8. Chairman’s Gold Medal for The Best All Round Performance.
Ms. Lasiewdor Syiem

E. Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
9. Chairman’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Mr. Aditya Ramachandran

F. The Best Girl Student
10. Chairman’s Cash Award for the best Girl Student.
Ms. Nishita Mukherjee

Founded in 1995, IFIM Business School is one of the top business schools in India, and has been consistently ranked as ‘Bangalore’s No.1 Private B-School’. IFIM Business School is accredited by South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) and is also ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information about IFIM visit /

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