Greater Noida, June 17, 2019: Marking the occasion of 32nd Commencement Day, BIMTECH Greater Noida rolled out a red carpet to welcome 420 students of PGDM 2019-21 for their Deekshaarambh Ceremony. Their journey of BIMTECH began by inculcating the national value of Sarv Dharm Sam Bhav and thus igniting the spirit of secularism and brotherhood. During Common Orientation, the students were exposed to rich and valuable perspectives from Alumni and Industry experts. It gave them an insight into the life of a BIMTECHian from campus to corporate and lifelong.
On this auspicious occasion, the batch received immense wisdom and lifelong vision from the luminaries from industry like honourable Chief Guest Shri Samit Ghosh, CEO and Managing Director, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd, and Guest of Honours Shri P Dwarkanath, Non-Executive Chairman of GSK and Shri S Y Siddiqui, Chief Mentor at Maruti Suzuki along with all the Senior professors of BIMTECH.
In his welcome address, Director Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi welcomed the newly inducted students to BIMTECH-the mini India which represents the rich cultural, regional and gender diversity from across the length and breadth of the country. He shared with pride that the new batch has accomplished talents of national and international levels in the field of sports and performing arts. He reiterated that the campus environment nurtures its students to become managers with high values and integrity. He also assured the parents that “you will receive a much enhanced version of your children after the end of their PGDM course”. He proudly announced to all that in the wake of AICTE granting Graded autonomy to B schools. BIMTECH is slated to soon become Grade 1 institute of the country.
Shri Samit Ghosh shared his inspiring journey from being a banker to CEO of Ujjivan a microfinance company. He proclaimed to the newcomers to never stop. “The journey of a professional does not get over after fulfilling materialistic goals of home, car etc. The journey actually starts thereafter”. He requested the young minds to expand their horizons and work towards remaining relevant and purposeful all their lives. He left a deep mark in the minds of the audience by saying that “After working for 30 years with banking sector, I started thinking that how can I give something meaningful to society, and when I realized that the lower section of society in our country is deprived of financial services, I thought to set up a financial institution for this excluded class.”
Sharing his views on the future of Indian and world economy Shri Ghosh said that it is on a transformative journey, and hence the Gen Z must promise to themselves to continuously upgrade their skills so as to remain relevant lifelong irrespective of changing business environments as future is bright for life-long learners. He told the young minds that you may achieve professional excellence but real success is when you achieve your hearts calling.
The first Guest of Honour Shri P Dwarkanath in his address shared the transformational story of GSK to help imbibe the values of EQ and ethics among young budding managers. He was very concerned about the lack of sustainable workforce which is hindering the growth of businesses in many ways. He was apprehensive of the stamina and agility present in the youth of today. His recommendation to budding managers was to make the best of the learning environment provided at B schools like BIMTECH and leave no stone unturned in honing their soft skills while assimilating the business knowledge and industry understanding from the new age curriculum. He said “The success of any organization is measured by not what kind of assets you have but what is the intellectual asset they have to achieve innovation”.
The second Guest of Honour Shri S Y Siddiqui shared his experience and assured the parents about the nurturing environment which enhances the value of an individual. With his witty and humorous comments, he often left the audience in splits of laughter. While sharing about the successes and challenges faced by Maruti Suzuki due to disruptive technologies, he glaringly highlighted the future skills, competencies and mindsets mandatory for sustaining in the VUCA world. He mentioned about the changing face of HR because of excessive automation, and millenials thought process.
According to Dr. Siddiqui, multicultural competencies and interdisciplinary team skills should be developed and students should learn the art of customization as per the local infrastructure available. He vehemently demanded that students should shun the CTRL X CTRL C CTRL V attitude to address the customer’s needs. In the end, he advised the students to adopt the Japanese time management for success and reiterated that “Integrity and commitment to one's organisation is of prime importance.''
The newly inducted batch also received information on evaluation and assessment, campus protocols, placement, life beyond the classroom and integrity in academic life from Deans, senior professors and heads of these processes. In the three day event the new batch was well sounded about living and learning at BIMTECH and assimilated into the BIMTECH family with immense love and bonding they will cherish forever.