Be innovative, management graduates told

TIRUCHI, NOV.29 . The young management graduates should be innovative and strive to be different to emerge successful in the highly competitive business environment, the Chairman and Managing Director of CavinKare Pvt Ltd, Chennai, C.K. Ranganathan, said here today.

Delivering the convocation address at Bharathidasan Institute of Management here, he advised the graduates to build their competence, cultivate leadership quality and develop a positive attitude, which would elevate them in their places of work. These traits would help them to become a successful entrepreneur.

Sharing his experience, Mr. Ranganathan said that if they planned to venture into some entrepreneurial activity, they should have a hands-on experience with consumers, which would be a key to build competence and run the organisation successfully.

Later, he distributed degree certificates to graduates and awards, cash prizes to the top rank holders.

Giving tips to the graduates, the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Chandrasekhara Saraswathi Vishwa Mahavidyalaya, Kancheepuram N. Jayasankaran, called upon the graduates to be clear about the area of their expertise. Advising them to develop the right kind of attitude, he said that the graduates should try to become job-providers using their work experience and the inputs they received during their management education. But they should gain work experience before venturing into entrepreneurial activity.

The Vice-Chancellor, Bharathidasan University, C. Thangamuthu, said Bharathidasan Institute of Management would open its city office at Khajamalai University campus by January. The BIM's city office would open with diploma and certificate programmes for middle-level executives to enhance their managerial capability. He said entrepreneurship should be nurtured by successful entrepreneurs.

The General Manager (Planning and Development), BHEL, S. Rajaram said the BHEL's association with the BIM had been constructive and fruitful. The graduates would have to work in a challenging environment where business takes place in high speed, he said.

The BIM, Director, M. Sankaran, called upon the graduates to develop aesthetic sense, build intellectual dimension and compassion.

A total of 214 graduates from the 18th and 19th batches received certificates on the occasion.

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