137 students pass out of IIM-K

PROUD MOMENT: IIM-K students at their convocation ceremony with the institute's chairman A.C. Muthaiah and director Krishnakumar  

Staff Reporter

Convocation ceremony of the 8th PGP batch held

KOZHIKODE: The convocation function of the 8th batch of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) of the Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode, (IIM-K) was held at the institute on Saturday.

A.C. Muthaiah, chairman of the institute, awarded the postgraduate diploma in management to 132 students of the batch of 2004-06 and five others of the 2003-05 batch. Of these 131 students were present and six received the diploma in absentia.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Muthaiah said that the graduating students have opportunities aplenty in India itself. "All you need is to engage your knowledge acquired from this prestigious institute with what you are set to achieve in the realm of business, with integrity and conviction," he said.

According to studies, India would be the fastest growing world economies over the next 50 years.

``Indian has vast and growing number of entrepreneurs who want to succeed. And some how they find a way to do it, overcoming obstacles, bypassing the bureaucracy," he said.

Mr. Muthaiah said the predominantly young population and growing middle-income group had already put the country on the fast track. He also presented the IIM-K gold medal for scholastic performance to Harish Venkateswaran and IIM-K gold medal for best all round performance to Rahul Ranjan.

A.K. Purwar, chairman, State Bank of India, was the chief guest. Krishna Kumar, director, IIM-K, welcomed the gathering. Mr. Kumar said the intake of PGP has increased to 180. The number of registered students in the Interactive Distance Learning Programme has also crossed the 1,000 mark.