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IMG_703028 March 2015, Pune: Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) conducted its 16th Convocation Ceremony in traditional style. Mr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman of Praj Industries – one of the leading players in the Biofuels Industry – was the Chief Guest for the occasion. A total of 104 students graduated with flying colours. The top-of-class show was stolen by women power with Vaanya Bhatia bagging the Gold Medal while Pranasha Sahu takes Silver.

“Everyone is going to remember the girl who won the gold in the Silver Jubilee Year of KIAMS, right?” quipped Vaanya Bhatia during the Batch Photograph following the Convocation, to good-natured leg pulling by her batchmates.

The convocation was peppered with mention of the Silver Jubilee Year, and the journey of KIAMS. While addressing the gathering of parents, alumni, students, and media, Dr. C.N.Narayana, Director, KIAMS was reminded of the untiring journey of KIAMS ever since its foundation stone was laid on 25th of November 1990 by that doyen of Indian Industry, Late Mr. Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar.

“KIAMS has been a source of unbridled joy to Kirloskar Brothers- who were personally involved in conceiving it and setting it up as a Centre of Excellence,” said Dr. Narayana while presenting the Annual Report. “It has brought immense joy to numerous companies of K-Group- initially for making managers “Globally fit” and later in bringing quality budding managers in their folds through PGDM Program. It has garnered ebullient joy for the amazing teachers and professors, who have seen a quality B-School rise before their eyes while adding their own bit to the remarkable institution that KIAMS is today. But more than anything, it has been a joyous journey for its thousands of alumni wherever they work and go. They are KIAMS brand ambassadors of spreading the joy and beyond.”

It maybe recalled that KIAMS began its silver jubilee celebrations by announcing a fully funded Fellowship for 2 meritorious students. The Kirloskar Bright Scholarship – alternately known as K’Bright Scholarship – has been named after the inspiration and founder father of KIAMS, Mr. S.L.Kirloskar. The selected students can be excellent either in academics or extra-curricular. The K’Bright Fellowship includes a 100% tuition fee waiver for the PGDM programme at KIAMS, a one-on-one CXO level mentorship and Internship interview at one of the Kirloskar Group Companies. The K’Bright Fellowship is being introduced with the KIAMS batch of 2015-17 and will be adjudged by a panel of eminent academics and corporate leaders.

IMG_7051In his inspirational address to the passing out batch, Mr. Pramod Chaudhari referred to the fact that KIAMS is the only institution in the country that started out as a captive Centre of Excellence for managers of the 5 companies of a corporate i.e. Kirloskar Group, and transcended into a much-aspired B-school for the budding managers of the future. “Unless you share responsibility on all parameters, ‘Growth’ has no meaning,” said Mr. Chaudhari. “Wherever you are, two things are going to make a difference, – innovation and an entrepreneurial approach.”

Having been originally conceived for managers and executives of the Kirloskar Group, the campus at Harihar, on the banks of River Tungabhadra, ranks amongst the best in the country in terms of infrastructure, ambience and natural surroundings. A number of events will be dotting this Silver Jubilee Year of KIAMS, widely recognised as one of the foremost B-Schools in South of India.

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) will be hosting its 16th Annual Convocation ceremony on the 28th March. It will be the day all the roads will lead to the lush Pune campus of the institute, widely considered to be one of the top B Schools in the country. Since its inception in 1991, KIAMS has made giant strides in the world of management education with its industry ready students being much sought after in the corporate world. Armed with their diplomas, 118 students will join the club on the D-Day.

Dr. C. N. Narayana, Director, KIAMS has confirmed the date of the convocation, which will give its students from across the country a big reason to celebrate. He looks forward to following their progress closely as he remarks, “KIAMS is confident of the professional growth that each of the graduating student will achieve in the years ahead. They have the innate capabilities and a track record that has been complemented and burnished by their experience at KIAMS. We look forward to wish them all the mental fortitude to stay focused to reach your individual goals that lie both at the end of, and more often, along the professional journey.”

It will definitely be a big day for the students, their loved ones and of course, the faculty members who have played a big role in moulding them into professionals. The day will assume further significance, thanks to the presence of Chief Guest, Mr. Pramod Chaudhari (founder-chairman and managing director of Praj Industries Limited). He will be delivering the Convocation address that will inspire the students on the cusp of the new beginning. The proceedings will begin at 11 am but the guests are requested to be in their seats by 10.30 am to ensure that things run smoothly and according to the schedule.

Director’s report will be presented right at the onset and that should have the audience in good spirits instantly. After all, it’s been a great year for KIAMS with several of its initiatives hitting the bullseye. It will then be the moment that the students have been waiting for as they will be presented with the Diplomas. Meritorious students who have excelled in different fields will be awarded Medals as well. Valedictory speech will then be given followed by the Convocation Address from the Chief Guest.

It will be the perfect way to inspire the students, many of whom have already set off on their professional journeys. In fact, 75% of the students from the batch have been placed in reputed organizations in various industries. The placement season was marked by the presence of top brands, MNCs and companies who came to the campus for recruitments. It’s a result of the holistic learning experience provided by the institute and the efforts of the placement cell that works tirelessly to bring the best to the students.

To read more about PGDM offered by KIAMS, visit: www.kiams.ac.in