Sri City, April 27 2019: KREA University’s IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB) held its convocation at its Sri City campus on Saturday. Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, Chairman, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, KREA University and Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran, Dean, IFMR Graduate School of Business received him on his arrival at the campus.
Mr. Ravindra Sannareddy, Founder Managing Director, Sri City extended a warm welcome to the guest and briefed on the unique features and the growth of the Integrated Business City during the past 10 yeas.
Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran presented a report on the institute and the academic courses and study programmes being offered.
Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy delivered the inaugural address and declared the convocation inaugurated. Congratulating all the students who are graduating, he said,”As you step forward towards your career growth, I am positive that all of you will carry learning to your professional lives and enrich the workplaces with your achievements.”
“We are happy to announce that our students have got 100 per cent placements in top companies through campus recruitment, and the highest salary offered is Rs.18.8 lakhs by REC Ltd. (Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd.). We wish all our students a very best for their future endeavours. A total of 60 companies visited our campus for placements this year,” Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy added.
Delivering the convocation address, Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala shared some of his views on rural ‘Bharat’ and its important contribution to the national economy. He discussed on a few areas and issues that are grappling Indian agriculture landscape. Advising the students he appealed,”As you move out into the corporate world, do remember that success comes from a professional orientation, and professional orientation comes from discipline and capacity.”
Awards were presented to students who had demonstrated leadership skills, and all-round excellence through the year. The toppers of the class were honoured and the alumni who have made significant contribution in the areas of business and management were awarded distinguished alumnus/alumna awards. All together, 239 MBA (Full-Time) Students and 6 PhD scholars were awarded the graduation certificates.