In a country as big as India, Goa is the smallest state. In spite of this, Goa holds a place of pride when it comes to being one of the most literate states in the country. Goa has clearly made great progress in the field of education since liberation in 1961. The State has achieved 87.40 percent literacy as per the 2011 population census. So besides, coming to Goa for the beaches, churches, forts and all other tourism related reasons, one can even come to Goa for educational purposes. After all, we even have the famous B-school, the Goa Institute of Management or GIM right here in Sanquelim, Bicholim in North Goa.
Goa Institute of Management celebrates 25 years of imparting knowledge
This year, the premier B-school for management in Sanquelim celebrates 25 glorious years of imparting knowledge to the country’s future corporate leaders. The celebrations will last all year, through 2018. These began with the annual convocation ceremony for the PGDBM batch of 2017-18. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Bank delivered the convocation address to the 298 students graduating.
Out of the 298 students, 249 are full-time PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) students, 20 are from the PGDM-PT (Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Part Time) program and 29 students are from PGDM-HCM (Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management) program.
The Convocation ceremony at GIM began with the Director’s Report on the institute’s performance for the last academic year. Prof. Ajit Parulekar, Director, GIM highlighted the achievements of the B-school and its students. The students of GIM proved that they are the products of one of the best in B-schools across the country. Placement offers came from some of the top companies in India which included McKinsey, Citi Bank, WNS Global Services, Kraft Heinz, Vedanta, Healthcare IT, Operations, Market research and start-ups among others. Most of the students have received lucrative placement offers.
Each one received their diploma on completion of 22 months of academically packed, rigorous training with exposure to live industrial projects as well as community-oriented assignments.
At the convocation ceremony
Chief Guest Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Bank said that he was delighted to be a part of the celebrations. According to him, in the last 25 years, Goa Institute of Management has carved a niche for itself among B-schools. With a unique precedence of being ahead of the curb, it has introduced new programs that are relevant to current trends in various fields, such as HR analytics, healthcare management among a whole lot of others.
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 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.”
Deepak Parekh handed out diplomas and special awards of merits to deserving students.
Also present at the convocation ceremony were members of the Board of Governors, students and faculty members of the institute.
The Goa Institute of Management has always been considered one of the most prestigious management schools in India. GIM continues to consistently rise through the rankings and and is among the top 25 B-Schools in the country. It’s also one of the top ten private B-Schools in India.
For more information about the the school, get on to the GIM website.
Information credit – Goa Institute of Management