SVKM’s NMIMS Indore held its prestigious convocation ceremony on August 12, 2023, to celebrate the academic accomplishments of its distinguished graduates from the School of Technology Management & Engineering (STME) and School of Commerce (SOC).
The convocation was graced by Chief Guest Shri Snehal Desai, the Former CFO of Adani Group Ltd. The Guest of Honor, Shri Sheshadri Sevalgi, CFO of General Mills, added a touch of grandeur to the occasion. The event took place at the Seminar Hall, Second Floor of NMIMS Indore. Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar, Pro Vice Chancellor, SVKM’s NMIMS, Shri Akhilesh Rathi, Presiding Officer, Nominee of the Hon’ble Chancellor, SVKM’s NMIMS, Dr. Anshuman Jaswal, Director, SVKM’s NMIMS Indore, Dr. Aaquil Bunglowala, Associate Dean, STME, Indore, Dr. Rajeev Srivastava, Program Chairperson, SOC, Indore, Dr. Ashutosh Hajela, Associate Dean, SOL, Indore, Dr. Niranjan Shastri, Program Chairperson, SBM, Indore and Mr. Ashish Apte, Nominee of the Registrar, NMIMS, were present at the grand convocation.
The ceremony commenced with an academic procession, marked by an inspiring invocation and the resounding notes of the NMIMS anthem. The highlight of the event was the school-wise annual report, which underscored the achievements of the graduating students. Along with the conferment of the degrees, outstanding student achievers were honoured with recognition and awards. The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Rajeev Srivastava.
The convocation ceremony not only marked the culmination of years of hard work and dedication but also ignited the spark of future possibilities for the graduating students. The ceremony was followed by a delightful photo session and a celebratory lunch, creating cherished memories for the graduates, faculty, and guests in attendance.
In his inspiring welcome address, Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar, Pro Vice Chancellor, SVKM’s NMIMS, said, “It is indeed a proud moment for NMIMS and the graduating students. You all must be proud of the NMIMS brand that you represent. When you enter the professional world, you must recognize that we are living in the VUCA world where technology is disrupting businesses rapidly and new paradigms of leadership are emerging. NMIMS has been responsive to challenges thrown by the changing times. I would urge you to mould yourself as per the legacy and culture of the organization you join and strengthen it. Always remember, great leaders don’t create followers but more leaders. Take pride in who you are and your alma mater, remain rooted in your beliefs and be lifelong learners.”
Shri Snehal Desai, Former CFO, Adani Group Ltd. in his address, shared some pearls of wisdom with the graduating students. He said, “Growth in any corporate set-up will come only when they recognize your commitment to the organization. Commitment is the most important reason for success. You must strive to complete whatever job you are assigned gracefully. I will advise you to get out of the social media culture and your smartphones and instead read voraciously and have a hobby. Most importantly, you must ensure that you work with people who challenge you day in and day out.”
Shri Sheshadri Sevalgi, CFO of General Mills, said, “If you want to grow in life, have insights, don’t be dismissive of anyone imparting knowledge. I would like to share the three mantras that have worked for me – be bold in your aspirations; have self-belief and confidence and invest in yourself – have a sense of purpose and build your overall potential and capability.”
Dr. Anshuman Jaswal, Director, SVKM’s NMIMS Indore shared insightful reviews of the School of Technology Management & Engineering (STME) and School of Commerce (SOC), reflecting on their contributions to academia and society and said, “You should be proud to be getting your degree from such an esteemed institution. In any area, technology is taking precedence. There is going to be a leap in technology – a revolution soon. And you will be at the helm of industries when this happens. You have to be prepared for that.”