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  • Supreet Sachdev – Office Managing Partner, KPMG Bangalore addressed the 28th Convocation of JAGSoM

     Bengaluru : Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM),  among the 12 Business schools in India with an International profile, hosted its 28th convocation at their Bangalore campus on May 25, 2024. At the event, postgraduate diplomas were awarded to 355 graduating participants of the Class of 2024 from the programs PGDM Full-time and PGDM Executive.

    The chief guest of the ceremony was Mr. Supreet Sachdev – Office Managing Partner, KPMG Bangalore.

    Mr. Sanjay Padode – Founding President of Vijaybhoomi University & Co-Founder, JAGSoM presided over the convocation,  with him on the dais was Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay, Director of JAGSoM and Vice Chancellor of Vijaybhoomi university. Dr. Jagdish Sheth – Chairman of JAGSoM, and Dr. A. Parasuraman, Chairman of board of studies, JAGSoM & Pro-Chancellor of Vijaybhoomi University joined virtually from the USA. Mrs. Kalpana Padode – Secretary of the Centre for Developmental Education (CDE) was also among the dignitaries present.

    Dishti Sharma emerged as the program topper with a CGPA of 8.82 earning the Gold Medal. About 9 other top scorers were felicitated with Director’s honor list including  Bhavya Bipin Mehta, Gurram Chaitanya, and Mithun S, with a CGPA of 8.75, 8.66, and 8.63, respectively.

    Emerging as a successful entrepreneur, Manoj Prakash of PGDM 2022-24 has founded Juventra Private Limited which offers a service of Waste Management and has received a Patent number for his invention in August 2023.

    The PGDM batch of 2022-24 at JAGSoM, Bangalore campus, achieved 100% summer internship placements, with 250 students engaging in the internship program provided by 144 companies. The highest stipend that was secured was INR 2,50,000.

    The placement strategy at JAGSoM focuses on involving recruiters through the ‘Learning by Solving’ approach, tailored to students’ chosen Career Tracks and Target Roles.

    91 recruiters were involved in the final placement process for JAGSoM’s PGDM batch of 2022-24. Some of the prominent ones were Bosch, Wipro, Hexaware, Aditya Birla, NeoStats, HSBC, Bajaj, etc. JAGSoM’s flagship PGDM Program continues to be favoured by recruiters looking to recruit graduates who are industry-ready to perform in their roles. A salient trend this year has been the diverse nature of recruiters ranging from – traditional sectors such as BFSI, retail and consumer goods – to new age companies in MarTech, Fintech and Analytics domains. BFSI sector, with companies such as HDFC Bank, HDFC AMC, Infomerics Ratings, Brickworks Ratings, Star Union Daichi, Care Health Insurance, Digit, and CreditMoney etc. have been particularly active this year. Retail and consumer goods sector is represented by companies such as Aditya Birla Retail, Ola, and Bosch. New age companies such as Caspian Debt, Pixis and Whatfix make their debut into the list this year, so does Neostats, an analytics company.

    In the opening address, congratulating the graduating batch of  students Mr. Sanjay Padode the President of Vijaybhoomi University & Co-Founder of JAGSoM, said, “In this era of innovation and transformation, amidst the rise of AI  technologies,  embrace the challenges as they unveil exceptional opportunities. Let your vision be guided by the opportunities that stem from within, not from external voices. Listen to the whispers of your heart and mind, for therein lies the path to true success and fulfillment. Reflect, think, apply, imagine, ideate, be curious, and go and get the world.”

    “As a chartered accountant who never attended his own convocation, standing before you today at JAGSoM is a testament to the power of continuous learning and adaptability. My 28-year journey with KPMG, working alongside industry giants like Infosys, has taught me that success isn’t about titles or money, but the impact we create! JAGSoM’s emphasis on collaboration, integrity, and future-oriented skills equips graduates to not only navigate the complexities of the business world but to shape it. Embrace lifelong learning, act with integrity, and never stop dreaming big – for the world is yours to create,” said Supreet Sachdev – Office Managing Partner, KPMG (Chief Guest) in his convocation address.

    Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay, Director of JAGSoM and Vice Chancellor of Vijaybhoomi University, in his closing remarks presented the Annual report of 2024, highlighting phenomenal feat achieved by the institute over the years. He addressed the students, “My dear Class of 2024, today’s rate of change is unprecedented. Just consider ChatGPT and other generative AI tools, which are releasing versions 10x, 50x, more powerful within months. This magnitude of change brings inevitable disruption, impacting all of us, including you. But consider yourselves fortunate because you’ve weathered two major disruptions: the COVID pandemic during your Bachelor’s and now the Generative AI revolution during your Master’s. This resilience will serve you well in the VUCA world. Remember, ‘The tough get going when the going gets tough!’ Rest assured; we will continue supporting you on this journey. Embrace social values like respect for elders and moral values like honesty. These shape your character and priorities.”

    For this Graduating Class of 2024, JAGSoM offered scholarships worth more than Rs.1.27 crores to 23 participants, four of which received full scholarship covering tuition fee, boarding and lodging.  This is the first of its kind Scholarship in India where boarding and lodging is also covered supporting those who are meritorious but economically challenged.

    To add to its crown, in the QS Business Masters Global Rankings 2024, JAGSoM has ranked  101+ Band for PGDM Marketing and Business Analytics, and 151+ Band for PGDM Finance.

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