● NMIMS felicitated meritorious and top-ranked students for their outstanding academic performance
● Faculty and staff were recognised for their contribution to guiding students and for their commitment to excellence in teaching and research
● Convocation was attended by 1,044 students from Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce, Mumbai and School of Commerce, Bengaluru, Dhule, Indore, Hyderabad, & Navi Mumbai – BBA, B. Sc. Finance, B.Com. (Hons.).
Mumbai, 17th September, 2022: SVKM’s NMIMS, a Deemed-to-be University, celebrated Convocation Day 2022 of Commerce schools of different campuses. This was a two-day convocation ceremony (i.e., 16th and 17th September, 2022). The event was graced by the Chief Guest, Shri Sridhar Sankararaman, Managing Director, Multiples Alternate Asset Management on day 1 and Chief Guest Shri Sundeep Sikka, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited on Day 2. Nominee of the Hon’ble Chancellor was Shri Shalin Divatia. The Dias panel also had the Honourable Vice Chancellor Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar, Registrar NMIMS, Dr. H. Ravishankar Kamath and Dean, Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce, Mumbai, Prof. Sangita Kher.
The ceremony was attended by a congregation of 1064 students from Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce , Mumbai, Bengaluru, Dhule, Indore, Hyderabad, & Navi Mumbai (BBA, B. Sc. Finance, B.Com).
Convocation is a special day for students as they will receive their graduation degree in front of a large audience. It is a day where they can celebrate their achievements with people who have been on this journey along with them.
The faculty were awarded for their accomplishments and for mentoring students at every stage be it for academics or extracurricular activities. Convocation day is an opportunity to recognize faculty commitment to excellence as a testament to their quality education.
Presiding over the memorable event, Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Vice Chancellor, SVKM’s NMIMS said, ”Today you graduate from this university as an enriched person with outstanding achievements. The enriched learning you had during your education and through the process of building your analytical skills and problem-solving abilities, is going a long way in helping you to convert the challenges into opportunities with the understanding of the context and the market space. Analytical thinking skills and problem solving abilities will help you convert challenges into opportunities. Your learning will continue to be the lens through which you see the world and handle the change with resilience, remember the change and disruption are omnipresent which will help you to grow. You also need to develop an attitude of how you will behave in a VUCA kind of situation. Having graduated today marks a successful and proud entry into your future endeavors. The NMIMS is recognized for its academic excellence and is the most preferred institution of learning”
Shri. Sridhar Sankararaman is the Managing Director at Multiples Alternative Asset Management Pvt Ltd and has two decades of experience in the financial services industry. Speaking at the convocation ceremony on 16th September 2022, Shri Sridhar Sankararaman, in his address, mentioned, “I would like to give a big round of applause to teachers, friends, and you. They remind me of my graduation 20 years ago. Each of you will live your life in the next 20 years. You will live in a real and better world and India’s GDP will be 10 times more than what it is now and become a 20 $ trillion economy. This means each one of you will be 10 times wealthier than what we are today. This is the best time to graduate and make sure you double down on your strengths and don’t worry about your weaknesses in life. Gratitude leads to no regrets. Take risks in life and use the knowledge you have gained. Make the most of your time in life by investing in it. When you are grateful, you become humble and realise that you can learn from anyone.”
Shri. Sundeep Sikka is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (NAM India). He has 25 years of rich experience in the area of financial services with key expertise in asset management. On the second day of the convocation ceremony on 17th September 2022, Shri Sundeep Sikka, said, “It’s my pleasure to be here today. This is the most special day for you and thank you for being part of this day. I am sure a time will come when you will come and address the students sitting right where you are. This is the day where you come out of the formal institution and come face-to-face with real life. The key lies what you learn at every stage. I was really impressed and touched when Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Bhat mentioned that you need to be a continuous learner in life. Our most important message is that we must get started. In life, it’s not about speed, it is about direction. As you start your careers, the direction should be right, because careers are marathons. The fact that we are studying in one of the best institutes and we need to acknowledge the fact that the world around us is not so blessed. Always return to the foundation that made you. I wish you the best of luck and I hope that you will make a name for yourself and your institute.”
The programs are uniquely designed to prepare students for careers in management and commerce. As part of its effort to emulate its trail-blazing endeavours in other fields of education, NMIMS has established the School of Commerce.
A convocation is a symbol of change and moving forward in a student’s life. Internships, guest lectures, and practical demonstrations are all part of the learning process for students seeking careers in financial services. Students of NMIMS are challenged to develop their minds through a competitive education that prepares them to be socially responsible managers and business leaders.
Established in 1981, NMIMS is today recognized as a globally reputed university with strong industry linkages. It offers multiple disciplines across eight campuses that consist of 17 specialised schools, more than 17,000 full-time students, and 800+ full-time faculty members, including ten faculty members with the Fulbright Scholarship and Humboldt International Scholarship for post-doctoral researchers. The Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) laid the foundation stone of this esteemed university with the aim to cater to the rising demand for management institutes in the country. It is known for its consistent academic quality and research-focused approach to holistic education. SVKM’s NMIMS has been granted Category-I University status by Graded Autonomy Regulation 2018 by MHRD/UGC, and NMIMS Mumbai Campus is NAAC accredited with A+ (CGPA of 3.59).