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Shri Dharmendra Pradhan attends the 1st convocation of IIM Mumbai

Instead of job seekers, youth should strive to be job providers, as envisioned by NEP 2020 - Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

IIM Mumbai will have to take charge and execute their role in building Viksit Bharat - Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

Posted On: 27 JAN 2024 5:30PM by PIB Mumbai


Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, attended the 1st convocation of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Mumbai today. Managing Director and CEO of National Stock Exchange, Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan; Director, IIM Mumbai, Prof. Manoj K. Tiwari; Chairman, Board of Governors, IIM Mumbai, Shri Shashi Kiran Shetty; academicians, Professors, other dignitaries and student were also present at the event. Shri Pradhan also digitally unveiled the new logo of IIM Mumbai and the hostel of the institute.

While speaking at the event Shri Pradhan complimented the students on receiving their degrees. He expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for taking the initiative to fulfil Mumbai's long-standing demand for a business school by converting NITIE to IIM. This renaming is more than symbolic as it is a catalyst of transformation that will produce the finest human resources, he added.

Reminding everyone how the Prime Minister has named the ‘GenZ’ as Amrit Peedhi, Shri Pradhan commented that this generation is the catalyst of socio-economic change and has the responsibility to be the solution providers on global and societal issues for the next 25 years. He also said that a record improvement has been witnessed in the participation of poor, underprivileged communities and women in education, which is an indicator of a knowledge-driven society.

Shri Pradhan also emphasized that the youth must not be satisfied by becoming job seekers, but strive to be job providers, as envisioned by the Nation Education Policy 2020. This is an opportune time to focus on entrepreneurship and creating new unicorns, he added.

He urged everyone to work towards creating an ecosystem to facilitate ideas that will transform into unicorns of the future. The institute should work towards emerging as the top-most business school in the country, he commented. Shri Pradhan also hoped that the Institute would become a global centre of excellence and an institution of character-making and nation-building.

Addressing especially the students, Shri Pradhan urged them to realise 'Kartavya Bodh' (sense of duty) towards the global community and lead united efforts towards realising this goal. For India to become the epicentre of the global economy, the Institute will have to take charge and execute its role in building Viksit Bharat, the Minister said.

Shri Shashi Kiran Shetty in his address said that IIM Mumbai will accelerate in research and industry connect. Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari thanked the Prime Minister and the Education Minister, the special committee chair Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan and the Chairman of BOG IIM Mumbai for their role in rechristening NITIE to IIM Mumbai. He also shared the report card of the institute.

The event witnessed a total of 1013 students receiving the degrees. This included 32 fellow students, 955 postgraduate students across all postgraduate programmes, for example, PGDIE, PGDIM, PGDMM, PGDPM and PGDSM and 26 VLFM students.

Established in 1963, the Indian Institute of Management Mumbai (IIM Mumbai) stands as a beacon of educational excellence, having played a pivotal role in shaping the nation's educational landscape. With a commitment to aligning with the National Education Policy of 2020, IIM Mumbai is designated as the nodal hub for capacity building in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, actively contributing to the implementation of the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. IIM Mumbai offers three MBA programs, a basket of executive programs catering to the needs of industry and global and national certification programs.




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