The Orientation Programme of the third Batch of IPM is off to a positive start.
Friday, 01 September 2023:
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Jammu, welcomed the third batch of IPM (2023-28) with the inauguration of the Orientation Program 0n 1st Sept 2023 at the state-of-the-art campus at Jagti. The three-day holistic orientation programme began with a yoga session conducted by Yoga Guru Sh. Sahil Mehra with the theme “Maximise happiness and mindfulness” at the Canal Road Campus. Post completion of the yoga sessions, the students departed for the Jagti Campus for the Inaugural Program.
The orientation program was formally inaugurated by Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu, in presence of Prof. Jabir Ali, Dean Academics, IIM Jammu, Dr. Ateeque Shaikh, Chairperson, IPM, IIM Jammu, Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Parida, Chairperson, Admissions, Dr. Nitin Upadhyay, Chairperson, MBA, IIM Jammu and Dr. Sarbjit Singh, Chairperson, International Relations, IIM Jammu. The dignitaries on the dais lit the lamp to commence the inaugural ceremony of the three-day orientation program. This was followed by the chanting of the Saraswati Vandana, by the students of the IPM02 batch.
Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Parida, Chairperson of Admissions, took center stage to present an impressive overview of the incoming batch and the diversity in the student profile from various backgrounds. He emphasized the impressive gender diversity of IIM Jammu’s incoming third batch of IPM which has 46 % females. He wished all the students good luck for their journey ahead.
This was followed by an introduction of the IPM batch by Dr. Ateeque Shaikh, Chairperson (IPM), IIM Jammu. He presented a detailed overview of the IPM course, faculty, and the institute in general. He wished good luck to the students for their new academic journey at IIM Jammu.
Prof. Jabir Ali, Dean of Academics, IIM Jammu extended a warm welcome to all the students. He gave an overview of the academics at IIM Jammu. He further emphasized IIM Jammu’s remarkable growth rate because of its increased student strength and program diversity since its inception. He wished them luck for their upcoming rigorous, yet wonderful experience at the Institute.
Prof. BS Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu, extended his hearty welcome to the incoming IPM 03 batch of IIM Jammu. He spoke about the various programmes started by IIM Jammu in collaboration with IIT Jammu and AIIMS Jammu. He urged on the need to reduce the urban-rural divide in the upcoming batches at the Institute. He emphasized the importance of every student being a critical stakeholder in the county. Further, he advised the students to become job creators rather than job seekers and consistently work towards achieving this vision. He encouraged the students to embrace the new academic environment and learn from hardships to become better managers.
To conclude the introductory session, the Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr. Sarbjit Singh, Co-chairperson (IPM), IIM Jammu, followed by the National Anthem.
Post a short break, the students had the opportunity to interact with industry experts. Mr. Ajit Yohannan, Marketing Manager – India, Opentext, conducted an interactive and engaging session on the topic ‘Seize the Opportunity. Recognizing opportunities, stepping outside of one’s comfort zone, embracing failure as a learning opportunity, and networking and building connections were a few key points discussed in detail by the speaker.
The program then witnessed an invigorating session on ‘Crafting your corporate journey in HRM’ by Mr. Warner Jude Gonsalvez, Talent Acquisition Director – India, RSM US LLP. He enlightened the students about the different HR policies of top companies and the variety of career choices in the field of HR. He suggested numerous critical skills that students should invest in.
Post this session, there were multiple sessions ranging from academic rigor, the course structure and expectations from students of the IPM03 batch by Dr. Ateeque Shaikh, Chairperson (IPM), IIM Jammu, a session on Academic Regulations, Academic Discipline and Student Handbook’ by Mr. Arup Bhattacharya, Administrative Officer – Academics, IIM Jammu, a session on ‘Administrative Support, Discipline and Security on the Campus’ by Cmdr Kesavan Baskkaran (R), Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), IIM Jammu and ‘Student Life at IIM Jammu’ by Dr. Ashish Kumar, Chairperson (Student Affairs), IIM Jammu
As IIM Jammu continues its commitment to excellence in education, this orientation program underscores the institute’s dedication to fostering well-rounded individuals equipped to thrive in both academic and real-world settings.