IIM Indore has inaugurated the 8th Batch of 5 Years Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) 2018-23 with 125 students including 32 Girl students and 5 International Students. 17716 students appeared in the IPMAT 2018 on May 11, 2018 conducted by IIM Indore as entrance exam for admission to IPM 2018-23 batch.
The Induction Programme for the IPM Batch has commenced on July 30, 2018 with the aim to acquaint the new IPM batch with the Institute facilities and faculty members. After completion of registration process for the batch on July 29, the Inaugural Ceremony for IPM 2018-23 batch took place on July 30.
Key Highlights of IPM 2018-23 Batch
- Total Registrations for Admission: 125
- Number of Girls in the Batch: 32
- Number of Boys in the Batch: 93
- Category wise Admissions: General- 61, NC-OBC-33, SC-18, ST-09, Gen-PwD-03, NC-OBC PwD- 01
- International Students: 5
The inaugural ceremony of the 8th IPM Batch began with the lamp lighting by the Chief Guest, Mr. Milind Patke, Executive Director (Health, Safety, Security and Biofuels), BPCL; Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore and Professor G. Venkat Raman, Chair, IPM.
IIM Indore Director Welcomes the IPM Batch
Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan welcomed the guest and congratulated the young students for making it to 5 year integrated IPM programme of IIM Indore. He also shared that IIM Indore has completed 20 years in academia and joining the Institute at this stage would provide many opportunities for the new batch to evolve both personally and professionally in the coming years.
Chief Guest Outlines Career Path
Delivering the Inaugural Address, Mr. Milind Patke, expressed his happiness to be a part of the Induction Programme as he is also an alumnus of the Institute and it always is a pleasure to connect to the alma mater. Mr Patke began his talk discussing that since independence, India has been focusing on being more self-reliant—and hence the establishment of IITs took place to enhance engineering and science fields. ‘Science and engineering were taking the center stage during that time, although English Literature, Psychology and Political Science were also found interesting. However, today we have many choices and we can pursue whichever subject we wish to—even through online courses via internet’, he said. Noting the difference between engineered products and designed products, Mr. Patke said that every industry today needs to focus on manufacturing products which attract the consumer and fulfill their needs—and hence every industry needs a research team to interact with the consumer on daily basis. ‘A product made after research is a designed product, while a product made without keeping in mind the consumer needs is just an engineered product. This is the job of research teams which in turn creates a large number of job opportunities for even non-engineers and non-science students’, he said.
Discussing about the ‘World of Opportunities’, Mr. Patke said that every industry today looks into humanities perspective as well. He concluded his talk discussing about personal grooming and encouraged the students to be self-aware, concentrate on interpersonal relationships, be inquisitive, learn to distinguish between fact and perceptions, take a judgement call based on self-decisions, have an eye for detail, take training sessions very seriously and always have respect for women.
Certificate of Academic Excellence Awarded
Certificate of Academic Excellence to IPM 2015 Batch students by the Chief Guest and the Director were given away to Aishwarya Gupta, Jatan Nilesh Raichura, Adil Narang, Vaishnavi and Aradhya Vats.
IIM Indore IPM Alumnus Shares Success Story
The second half of the day witnessed a talk by Mr. Syed Azfar Hussain, Group Head—Organization and Talent Development, RPG Group.
Completing his school education in various cities, Mr. Hussain shared how living in a hostel during college days was a liberating experience for him. ‘Living in a hostel, being free and independent- gave me an opportunity to break from the model I had for myself in my mind about who I was’, he said. He encouraged the students to try those extra-curricular activities which they never thought they would be able to do, and invest in discovering self. ‘Always having a willingness to learn and remaining curious need to be nurtured; and you should keep updating facts once you’ve come to know something’, he advised. He noted that the course might be difficult with too many subjects, classes, exams, assignments and projects and everything may keep the students busy. However they should try and achieve depth in everything as depth is only useful as it gives learning beyond the regular education and examination. He concluded by encouraging the students to remain enthusiastic and never have a Hippocratic behavior. ‘Believe in yourself and follow what your heart says’, Mr. Hussain said. The session was followed by a Q&A.
Policy Maker Mugdha Sinha, IAS Shares Success Tips
The day concluded with a talk by Ms. Mugdha Sinha, IAS, Secretary Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of Rajasthan, Chairperson RSF & CS Corporation. She believed that the young minds present in the gathering are thought leaders in the making and what the citizen of tomorrow is going to be. She said, “I believe that resume is like a wreath—it’s everything you’ve done in the past, a collection of dead things. And if you’ve to be successful, you need to consistently working like a daily worker because you can’t live on your past accolades and awards of yesterday forever.”
Talking about time management, Ms. Sinha advised the young batch to focus on priorities as we can’t manage time and said, “Set your priorities straight, and you will be able to manage time as well.” She also advised, “Success and significance are like value of wood, anyone can buy but not everyone may know the value. Hence be relevant to the family and people outside. Try and integrate everything. Don’t be focused on doing things for yourself and making life a museum. Do it if it comes naturally, don’t hamper your life for it. Awards, degrees and certificates won’t be relevant after sometime, don’t break your relationships for this.” This was followed by a Q&A round.
On July 31, the new batch has also got an opportunity to interact with Mr. Kapil Kanungo, Gold Medalist, First Batch of IPM along with briefings about various facilities in the Institute.
IPM: A Unique Management Programme with IIM Brand
The 5 year IPM at IIM Indore offers Graduate degree of BBA with Post Graduate PGP (MBA) degree. The IPM is a highly ranked Integrated Programme in Management offered to the students after completing their class 12 instead of going through another 3-4 years of graduation. IIM Indore conducted entrance exam IPMAT 2018 for admission to IPM 2018-23 batch. 17716 students appeared in IPMAT 2018 held on May 11, 2018.
IIM Indore is one of the top 6 IIMs in the country. It is the pioneer of unique BBA+MBA programme to class 12 pass outs. The 4th and 5th year education of IPM at IIM Indore is internationally accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA), London. Launched in 2011, the five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) is the first of its kind in India. Through the IPM, IIM Indore offers BBA+MBA to young students who have passed their class 12, and mould them as outstanding leaders through a world-class education carrying the IIM Brand name.
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