The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM K) hosted its 24th convocation ceremony on the campus at Kunnamnagalam on Saturday. A total of 962 students graduated from the prestigious institute by receiving their titles and degrees.
Delivering the convocation address, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan stressed the role the higher education institutions should play in preparing for knowledge dissemination that an uncertain future might require. “Institutions are marketplaces of ideas that train young minds through robust experience and prepare students for the journey ahead in pursuit of excellence, guided by reason and informed choice,” he observed.
Gender diversity: A. Vellayan, Chairperson of the IIM-K Board of Governors, explained the significant changes and developments taken place at the institution in the past years. In his address, IIM K Director Debashis Chatterjee expressed his gratitude to the Central and State governments for their continued support for ensuring the growth of the institution. While listing out the achievements and the laurels gained by the institute, he said IIM-K would continue to be a pioneer in gender diversity with significant woman representation.
Among the newly graduates,
- 11 were those who completed the doctoral programme in management (PhD).
- 468 students who completed the flagship postgraduate programme (PGP).
- The executive post graduate programme in management had 343 students.
- There were 60 for the PGP in business leadership.
- 40 each for the PGP-finance and PGP in Liberal studies and management.
The toppers in each programme were awarded their gold medals. Devesh Bansal, Pooja Goel, Shubham Sharma, Rakesh Pendyala, Ayushi Puri, Saksham Mehrotra, Kritika Vijay Kumar, and Aijaz Fatima were the gold medal winners in different categories.
The 24th annual convocation also marked the grand culmination of the IIM-K’s silver jubilee celebrations. A series of programmes had been hosted online and offline to celebrate the silver jubilee fete on the campus.