Indian Institute of Management, Shillong inaugurated its 13th PGP batch, the 9th doctoral program batch, and its first ever batch of MBA for working executives on August 24 in the presence of Praveen Kumar, co-CEO, Barclays Global Service Centre, India.
Addressing the participants, DP Goyal, director at IIM Shillong briefed about what lay ahead for them in the coming years, and how to make the most of it.
He also apprised of the immense learning opportunities that awaited the students in the time to come.
Emphasizing on the ethos of the institute, he said: “Strong individual capability and feeling of togetherness is what makes IIM Shillong a family.”
Presenting the commencement address, Praveen Kumar stressed on the need to have resilience, while also sharing his thoughts on how important it was to meet up to technological advancements in the current world and not “end up having someone else take the opportunity out of such a situation of requirement”.
He also spoke at length on emerging and new business models which provided a good learning platform for the new management education aspirants and scholars, while also encouraging them saying that the future is unknown and holds its own opportunities, and that it is “not always a bad thing to make mistakes if we realise them early enough so as to be able to correct them judiciously”.
In his presidential address, chairman of the Board of Governors, IIM, Shillong, highlighted the need to be innovative, entrepreneurial in spirit, and to develop the ability of making the best opportunity despite adversity, while also citing the example of India which has moved from becoming a “non-PPE kit manufacturing country” to the status of being the “world’s second largest PPE exporter”.
This year, 247 students have enrolled for PGP program, while 6 joined the doctoral program and 20 enrolled for MBA (working executives) program of IIM Shillong, Guwahati centre, a spokesperson of the youngest B-school in the country and the only one in the Northeast said.