Standing of an institution depends on the manner in which its students behave and conduct themselves, Chief of the Board Of Governors of IIM-Sambalpur and SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said today.
Addressing the first convocation of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur, Ms.Bhattacharya said, that the students have the power to make or break the reputation of a new institution.
Ms.Bhattacharya, who is also the Chief of the BoG , IIM-S, said the students should do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Delivering the convocation address as the Chief Guest, Chief Secretary, Aditya Prasad Padhi, said Odisha has emerged as a major educational hub of eastern India with several institutions imparting courses in humanities, science, commerce, engineering, medicine and management.
Odisha is home to a host of reputed educational institutions like AIIMS, IIT, NISER & IISER. IIM, Sambalpur is a new addition in the educational firmament of the State, Mr.Padhi said.
Setting up of an IIM at Sambalpur has triggered new hopes and aspirations, especially, among the youth of Odisha, Chief Secretary pointed out.
After globalization, pursuing a career in management has become a major option before most of the students, he said.
Describing India as the most happening destination in the world, Mr.Padhi said, India has vast potential for application of managerial skills for development.
Demonetization has marked a new beginning for the economy, Chief Secretary Mr.Padhi said describing the linking of banking and mobile infrastructure to Aaadhaar as the new digital economy, which has vast opportunities.
Newly appointed Director of IIM-S, Mahadeo Jaiswal and Director of IIM-Indore, which is the Mentor institute of IIM-S, Prof R T Krishnan also spoke on the occasion.
While 45 students received certificates on the occasion, one student was presented gold medal during the convocation.