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IIM-T will move to its own campus in June

Prashant Joshi, MD and Head, PBC Deutsche Bank, handing over an award to Vivek Agarwal, a student, at the Foundation Day celebrations of IIM Tiruchi on Monday. At left is D. Shivakumar, CEO of PEPSI Co India Holdings Private Ltd. Prafulla Agnihotri, Director, IIM Tiruchi, is at right.— PHOTO: M. SRINATH

Prashant Joshi, MD and Head, PBC Deutsche Bank, handing over an award to Vivek Agarwal, a student, at the Foundation Day celebrations of IIM Tiruchi on Monday. At left is D. Shivakumar, CEO of PEPSI Co India Holdings Private Ltd. Prafulla Agnihotri, Director, IIM Tiruchi, is at right.— PHOTO: M. SRINATH  

Prafulla Agnihotri says the campus would have world class classrooms

The Indian Institute of Management-Tiruchi will move to its own campus near the Bharathidasan University on Tiruchi-Pudukottai Road in June, according to its Director Prafulla Agnihotri.

Speaking at its fifth foundation day celebrations here on Monday, Prof. Agnihotri said that construction of various buildings on the new campus had been progressing at a fast pace.

It would be completed soon.

The classrooms would be of world class standards. No other IIMs had moved to their own campus within five years of inception.

It would reinvigorate the campus atmosphere for students, faculty members, and so on.

Prof. Agnihotri said that it had been planned to provide green cover as much as possible on the new campus.

Around 2,000 saplings had been nurtured for planting on the new campus. Besides beautifying the campus, it would create a cool atmosphere.

Stating that it continued to achieve 100 per cent placement every year, he said the institute was working to be among top 10 IIMs as soon as possible. It had taken a number of steps to achieve the target.

D. Shivakumar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pepsico India Private Holdings, who was the chief guest at the event, said students could scale great heights in their career if they went about what they wanted at achieve with passion. Hence, the students should first identify their passion.

Job hopping

Frowning upon the tendency to change jobs among the youth, money should not be the lone criteria for changing jobs. If they worked for more years, they could achieve excellence and thereby earn more. They should be up-to-date in their field to survive in a competitive environment.

Prashant Joshi, Managing Director and Head, PBC Deutsche Bank, said that practical experience on management was more important than theoretical lessons.

He stressed on the need for professional integrity, gratitude, and intellectual honesty.

V. Gopal, Dean, Academics, IIM-T, spoke.

Earlier, Mr. Shivakumar presented award of certificate of appreciation to three students for “Make a Difference” project.

Ravikumar, Centre-in-charge, IIM-T Chennai Centre, was felicitated for his service during the floods in Chennai.

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