IIM Kashipur hosts Inaugural program for new postgraduate batch 2023-25

 ·         321 aspirants enrolled for the 2023-2025 batch of the two-year MBA course·         170 students have enrolled in IIM Kashipur for its two-year MBA Analytics course·         Event was graced by the Chief Guest, Mr. Asish Mohapatra, Co-Founder and CEO of SoftBank-backed OfBusiness·         Guest of Honor, Dr. Swati Jain, Vice President of Analytics at EXL *Admission data is as on 30th June 2023

National | July 3rd, 2023: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur guarantees a transformational journey for 321 aspirants who enrolled for the 2023-2025 batch of the two-year MBA course. Additionally, 170 students have enrolled in IIM Kashipur for its two-year MBA (Analytics) course for eminent aspirants.

Out of 321 candidates admitted in the MBA program 259 are male and 62 females, and out of 170 students admitted in MBA (Analytics) program 52 are male and 118 females. 09 candidates were admitted to the doctoral program. It is notable that, this year, the Institute has increased its seat intake from 264 to 320 for MBA program and from 80 to 160 for MBA (Analytics) program.

The inaugural program of the new batches (AY 2023-25) of MBA, MBA (Analytics), and Doctoral (PhD) programs of IIM Kashipur started with an orientation session conducted by the Institute from 26th to 30th June 2023, to assimilate new entrants with the academic and social life of the Institute. According to reports, more than 450 candidates attended the function. The event was a moment of rejoice for new students as they became part of the prestigious IIM grouping.

The event was graced by the Chief Guest, Mr. Asish Mohapatra, Co-Founder and CEO of SoftBank-backed OfBusiness, and the Guest of Honor, Dr. Swati Jain, Vice President of Analytics at EXL. Mr. Amod Tripathi, an IIM Kashipur Alumnus and Director, Strategy & International Marketing at SGPL was the special invitee.

Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni, Director, IIM Kashipur, Prof. Mala Srivastava, Dean of Academics at IIM Kashipur, along with faculty, and prospective aspirants were also present at the event.

While attending the inaugural program at IIM Kashipur, Asish Mohapatra expressed his views and stated, “Take responsibility for your life and demonstrate excellence.” He explained the theory of ‘Six H’ in life and said “The first H is hunger, the ability to dream and go beyond what people around you are telling you. The second H is hard work. The third H, which is the most important, links the first two and cannot be done without Humility. Be generous, give others their time. Remember the five elements: hard cash, and humor. You can’t survive without humor. Despite only being a team of 1,100 people, we made significant revenue milestones. We were the youngest startup in India to reach 200 crore in 8 months, the youngest company to reach 2000 crore in 21 months and the youngest company to reach 10,000 crore in 46 months. Last year we earned a revenue of around Rs 19,000 crore.”

Addressing students, Dr. Swati Jain, Vice President of Analytics at EXL said, “In the coming two years, you may take the initiative to move forward and build deeper relationships by helping others with suggestions for their future. Develop a good network in your field, especially on LinkedIn, to stay updated. I would urge all of you to be creative, be aware and be helpful to your colleagues. This is something that will serve you in the future. So that your focus is not only on business but also on people. ”

Speaking at the occasion, Director, Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni said “Today, we are creating a new milestone in the small history of IIM Kashipur. We have the biggest ever batch of students joining the Institute. By Increasing the Batch strength from 320 students last year to 490 students this year, our intake of students is almost the same as of 1st generation IIMs.” He highlighted and said “While the first-generation IIMs took many years to come to this stage, IIM Kashipur has done so in 12 years.”

Addressing students the Director said “By being in the Himalayas even for a couple of days, you can learn a lot. It is rightly said: “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing”.”

He further inspired the students to ask questions and said “Do ask questions to your teachers. It empowers you as well as the teachers” saying that it would probably be the last opportunity for you to ask questions before you embark on your corporate journey.

Prof. Mala Srivastava, Dean of Academics at IIM Kashipur, congratulated the incoming batch for the 2-Year MBA program at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur. She asked the students to remember the endless faceless people who have helped them to reach here, and said “All of them are looking at you, so that they can say one day that I taught this student or I helped the students or he was my friend. So rise up and shine so we all can say it one day.”

Prof. Kumkum Bharti, Chairperson, MBA program at IIM Kashipur welcomed the participants for joining the MBA postgraduate programme. She commended the Class of 2023–25 for demonstrating the qualities of grit, perseverance, and hard work that got them this far and highlighted the importance of these qualities to start their journey at IIM Kashipur. She stresses on the importance of accomplishing one’s goals and dreams, as this contributes to the economy and betterment of society at large.

IIM Kashipur, the leading Indian management institute, has secured the 19th rank among the top 50 Management Institutes/Colleges in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)-2023 ranking released by the Ministry of Education. IIM Kashipur has also become the only IIM to get into the Top 50 in NIRF-ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements) quotient, leaving behind other IIMs.

Last month, IIM Kashipur held its 10th convocation on campus for its flagship two-year MBA (2021-2023 batch), MBA Analytics, Executive MBA, and doctoral students. The Institute awarded degrees to a total of 353 students, including 9 doctoral scholars and 344 MBA graduates (260 two-year MBA students, 58 MBA (Analytics) students, and 26 Executive MBA students).




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