Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Bank delivered the convocation address at GIM Goa
Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Bank delivered the convocation address to 298 students who received the coveted MBA diploma. The Convocation ceremony at GIM began with the Director’s Report on the institute’s performance for the last academic year where Prof. Ajit Parulekar, Director, GIM highlighting the achievements of the B-school and its students.
Of the 298 students who were awarded their diplomas at the convocation ceremony, 249 from full-time PGDM, 20 are from the PGDM-P and 29 students are from PGDM-HCM.
The students of received placement offers from some of the top companies in India which included McKinsey, Citi Bank, WNS Global Services, Kraft Heinz, Vedanta, NeoNiche, Digit General Insurance and Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Healthcare IT, Operations, Market research and start-ups among others.
Chief Guest Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Bank said: "I am delighted to be here today. Over the past 25 years, Goa Institute of Management has carved a niche for itself among B-schools. This education institution has a unique precedence of being ahead of the curb, introducing new programs that are relevant to current trends, such as HR analytics, healthcare management, innovation and incubation centers and principle based management education. The driving message resonates very well with me, which is 'learning never stops at GIM'.” Speaking to the students, he added, “As you leave this institution, you not only take with you knowledge on specific subjects but also key tools of life which are being responsive, creative and enterprising. With these skillsets, the sky is the limit to what can be achieved.” Also present at the convocation ceremony were members of the Board of Governors, students and faculty members of the institute.
Speaking at the Convocation, Prof. Ajit Parulekar, Director, GIM said, “We can see that we have been making a lot of progress. I have never seen such excellent numbers on all parameters of GIM. With 25 years of GIM, we are poised to take on much bigger challenges. Tectonic shifts are present in the manner in which tasks are completed. Education too is seeing changes on multiple levels. Skills will not be assessed on paper but on performance in the real world.”
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