11 JULY 2018
MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (MIME) warmly welcomed the students of PGDM 2018-20 batch, organized “Deekshaarambh” the invocation ceremony on 11 July 2018.
After 'Saraswathi Vandana' and lighting of the lamp, Dr. Jitendra Kumar Mishra, Director - MIME welcomed the gathering of dignitaries, students, parents and faculty members. Congratulating the students on their admission to MIME, Dr. Mishra highlighted the need to understand the education as a moment to moment learning process and not a mere transaction of information process. He urged the students to treat their learning journey as a fresh beginning and thereby not to get loaded by regrets of the past. With the help of an interesting anecdote, he emphasized the need to widen one’s horizon and broad-thinking as the means of learning and pursuing one's dreams. He urged the students to learn in multiple ways and spoke about the need to pursue excellence by using different learning methodologies. He motivated the students to acquire diverse skills by effectively utilizing the various opportunities provided by the Institute.
Prof. B.S. Prakash, Management Practitioner was the special guest. In his speech, he highlighted the need to utilize the holistic-learning opportunities created at MIME.
Dr. Shiva Kumar R, Head (Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning and Deployment), Sodexo Limited was the Guest of Honor. He urged the newly admitted students to utilize their time and energy to learn. He further urged them to realize the importance of present and the need to have feelings of gratitude towards parents.
The Chief Guest of the invocation function was Mr. Augustus Azariah, Associate Director (Human Resource), IBM India Limited. In his address to the newly admitted students, he highlighted the need to be visible by taking initiatives; networking skills to improve one’s horizon of thinking; developing ‘curiosity’ as a means for continuous learning, and realization of the social component in all transactions. He further stressed upon the positive vibrations that he personally experienced at MIME which in turn, he was sure, will ensure the progress of the students in their career.
The invocation ceremony will be followed by the induction program for ten days. The program includes Ice-breaking sessions termed as "micro-labs", sessions about “Industry and Environment Awareness” and “Entrepreneurial Orientation”. In addition, there will be sessions pertaining to “General Orientation” and “Subject–Related Orientation”. The valedictory function for the “Induction Cum Orientation Program” is scheduled on 20 July 2018.
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