IIM Rohtak IPM: Indian Institute of Management Rohtak organized the Induction Ceremony for the first batch of the 5-Year Integrated Programme in Management on 3rd August 2019. IIM Rohtak is the first IIM to launch an integrated BBA + MBA programme. The induction and orientation programme was spread over four days with distinguished guests, and eminent speakers from different domains interacting with students.
Talking about the IPM Programme, Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, Director IIM Rohtak, said, “We, at IIM Rohtak focus on niche areas of management education that will benefit various sections of the society. Taking this vision ahead, we introduced a full-time 5-Year Integrated Programme in Management for young students after 12th standard, who wish to excel as business professionals in their career.”
“This is an era of super-specialisation in every field. Therefore, through IPM program IIM Rohtak wishes to offer our nation super-specialist in the domain of management program. This program will have a strong management curriculum to produce well-rounded management professionals who can serve the nation on a variety of platforms”, Prof. Sharma further added.
On the first day, Captain Abhimanyu, Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Haryana, graced the Induction ceremony of the pioneer batch of the Integrated Programme in Management at IIM Rohtak. He emphasised the importance of earning respect among peers through humility, knowledge, and communication. He inspired the students to explore the ever-changing world that is driven by innovative and metamorphic technology while also advising them to be conscious of their surroundings and their time. He encouraged them to create a unique identity for themselves.
Unique, interactive and insightful panel discussions were also organized for the young and new participants of IIM Rohtak with topics ranging from ‘IIM Culture’ to ‘Localization and Globalization in Business’.
On the second day, Shri Manoj Yadava, DGP Haryana, while congratulating the students and parents, said, “Life is a roller coaster, where you need to have your seatbelts on and mind focussed so that it doesn’t take you in a different direction.” A tree plantation drive was organised at the IIM Rohtak campus to symbolically represent the beginning of IPM course. The newly inducted IPM students participated enthusiastically in the drive. This marked a new start for both the institute as well as the students.
Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain, Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir steered the thinking of students in a new direction on the third day of the ceremony by sharing his experiences while sharing the Indian Army. He encouraged the students on how, even they can serve their motherland by becoming scholar warriors.
Even though being the first batch, it got an overwhelming response from the student community. Institute received nearly 9000 registrations for the admission process that included IPM Aptitude Test, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. Hence, the first batch being inducted have participation coming from PAN India. Students from 22 states of India are joining the programme. Therefore, this will be a diversified batch with 35% of female students.
Distinguished guests of the likes of Shri Sanjeev Kaushal, Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Haryana, Smt. Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Gujrat, Lt. Gen. Sanjeev Anand, Dr Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, Former Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Punjab, Shri Vineet Gupta, Founder Ashoka University, among others graced the event and shared life lessons and principals of business that will make the foundation to the five-year-long learning for the young students.
IIM Rohtak is now well-established and well-respected in academia and industry. The only IIM in the Delhi-NCR region, it is the top management institute in the country. The institute aims to build the leaders of tomorrow by organizing various events like these to polish the skills of the students and keep them updated about the current trends in the industry, hence bridging the gap between industry and academia.