Pune: “Follow your passions. Don’t be scared of failure. Embrace technology, embrace change,” was the advice offered by Jayakumar, Managing Director of Prime Securities to the graduating management students on Tuesday.
Mr. Jayakumar was speaking as the chief guest at the “Convocation -Class of 2017″ ceremony held at Pune campus of Kirloskar Institute of Advance Management Studies. Ms. Radhika Vivek, Partner, Transearch was the guest of honor while Atul Kirloskar, President, KIAMS, Dr. C. N. Narayana, Principal Director, KIAMS was on the dais.
Delivering his key note address, Mr. Jayakumar said, “I urge student achieve your goals driven by passion. I firmly believe that there is no place for mediocrity in corporate world. Today words like success and failure are being redefined. Technology has made it possible for explore multiple passions. Therefore embrace technology, embrace change and explore multiple passions.”
In his presidential address, Mr. Kirloskar urged the KIAMS to collaborate with technology industry. He urged the management to appeal to the government to permit KIAMS to grant MBA degree. Mr. Kirloskar applauded the management for having successfully placed more than 92 % of its students despite the demonetization.
Speaking as the guest of honor, Ms. Radhika Vivek outlined the future avenues for the students. She said, “Your first year in professional life is critical. You will be tested on your proactive role, passion and commitment. You will be seen as a leader and you have to exhibit leadership qualities. Be it any organization it will surely expect different set of skills from you.”
Principal Director Dr. C. N. Narayana took the academic review of the institute and said, “The KIAMS has received recognition for the excellent work done during the past year from several reputed corporate institutions. Last year 26 papers were published by faculty members of KIAMS in National & International Journals with an average of 2.6 papers per faculty. These papers were published in reputed international journals such as Springer, Sage, etc.”
Mr. Jayakumar and Ms. Radhika Vivek conferred diplomas on all the graduating students while Mr. Atul Kirloskar awarded the gold and silver medals.
Mr. Gaurang Bhalerao was awarded the gold medal while Ms. Chhavi Saini bagged the silver medal. Stream wise winners include Mr. Tarun Pandey for HR, Ms. Shaivi Kharbikar for Marketing, Mr. Gaurang Bhalerao for Operations and Ms. Chhavi Saini for Finance.
All the staff and faculty members from both KIAMS campuses (Harihar and Pune) were also present on this occasion.