SAMBALPUR, JUNE 28, 2021
IIM Sambalpur concluded yet another successful academic year with the 4th (2018-2020) and 5th (2019-2021) annual convocation in the virtual mode.
A total of 187 students were felicitated in the convocation with the 5th Batch having highest gender diversity across all IIMs with 46 female students in a batch strength of 95.
The convocation was graced by chief guest Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Group; CS Nagendra D Rao President, Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI); Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, Board, IIM Sambalpur and former Chairperson of the State Bank of India; and Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur along with other distinguished guests.
While congratulating the graduating students, chief guest Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Group said, “The reason why IIM Sambalpur has achieved such rapid stride as a learning centre is owing to the fact that the institute has been imbibing young talent with experimental learning and orientation…These young leaders are the torch bearers of hope, and the society is looking up to for resilience during a disruption. This generation has learnt several valuable lessons at a young age from this pandemic that is how to negotiate extreme uncertainty and how to make better choices under extreme unpredictable conditions. These are among key lessons that will surely help and guide these students in a post-Covid world.”
Congratulating the graduating students, Arundhati Bhattacharya said, “I am positive that the precious time they have spent at IIM Sambalpur will go a long way in creating a solid foundation for a brilliant career in whichever field they choose to explore.” She advised the students to embrace the guiding values of the institute of Innovation, Integrity and Inclusiveness when they embark upon their new future.
Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur, stated, “The performance of IIM Sambalpur in academic year 2019 and 2020 has been remarkable and momentous despite the disruptions caused due to global pandemic in this period. We are extremely proud of our graduates and are confident that we have been able to mould these young minds in a way that today we are sending out responsible leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset into the world.”
The 5th graduating batch of IIM Sambalpur have achieved 100 percent placement despite the pandemic with multi fold increase in recruiters across sectors, he informed.