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Subroto Bagchi addresses students graduating from SDMIMD

Gold medallists at the 19th convocation of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development in Mysore on Friday.— Photo: M.A. Sriram
Gold medallists at the 19th convocation of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development in Mysore on Friday.— Photo: M.A. Sriram

Mindtree Ltd. chairman Subroto Bagchi on Friday said students were responsible for creating institutions to ensure the country’s success, not just to build their career.

He was speaking at the 19th annual convocation of the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD). Mr. Bagchi said the country’s success depended on the quality of institutions it produced. Therefore, students should also look at building institutions, he said.

He asked graduating students not to lose empathy, no matter how many qualifications or experience they accumulated in life. He urged them to be resilient.

“In case of ups and downs, in life or in professions, don’t become desperate. You must develop qualities to overcome difficulties,” he said.

As many as 180 students received their PG diplomas in management; these students specialise in marketing, finance, HR, operations and systems. They received the certificates from S. Prabhakar, secretary, SDM Educational Trust, Ujire.

Mr. Bagchi presented gold medals to students who excelled in their specialisations and for overall performance.

Medallists

Varun Kumar bagged the ‘distinguished student gold medal’, and gold medals for excellent performance in marketing and operations. Deepak Nesarikar won the gold medal for overall performance, while Vasudev Nayak T. secured the medal for excellent performance in finance.

Spoorthi S. Gowda and Juthika Kamdar bagged the medals for excellent performance in systems and human resources management respectively.

Earlier, SDMIMD director N.R. Parasuraman presented the annual report, stating the activities and the achievements of the institute during 2013–14.

SDMIMD deputy director H. Gayathri, PGDM chairperson Neetu Ganapathy, industrialist R. Guru, retired IIM-B professor Prasanna Chandra and K.R. Srinivasa Murthy, former director, IIM-B, were among those present on the occasion.


  • ‘Don’t lose empathy, no matter what qualifications or experience you accumulate’

  • As many as 180 students receive PG diplomas from SDM Trust secretary


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