XXII CONVOCATION ceremony on 14th October 2019
XXII (22nd) Convocation ceremony of the Delhi-based Asia-Pacific Institute of Management (AIM) was held on October 14, 2019 at its sprawling campus(3 & 4, Institutional Area, Jasola) with lots of pomp and show.
The Chief Guest for the Convocation Ceremony was Shri Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner, India. Shri Arora, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, took over as the Chief Election Commissioner on Dec 18, 2018 and is 23rd Chief Election Commissioner of India. Also, he was recently elected chairman of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB).
Smt. Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. Other important dignitaries present on the occasion were – Prof Dr Binod Kumar, currently President, Mental Health Foundation (India), Dr B B L Madhukar, Director General, BRICS CCI and former MMTC chief, Professor Sudhir K Jain, Former Professor & Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT-Delhi and currently Professor at Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management & Entrepreneurship, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Dr G N Qazi, Sri Samur Mathur besides a well known academician, Shri Amarendra K Shrivastava, chairman, Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, who all are on the Board of Directors of this reputed B-School.
Exhorting young and graduating students to give back to the society, Sri Arora said, “It is well known fact that without constantly reinventing oneself and consistently innovating for the better, one cannot aim to advance towards a better and brighter future.” Quoting fluently from Vivekanand and Dr A P J Abdul Kalam’s Ignited Mind, he said, “I relied on the power and potential of youth. My strength has been my young teams who never let me down.” He also congratulated, AIM leadership and management for augmenting the pool of young professionals available for the country and inculcating among students professional values and ethos.
Sri Arora, who was first Secretary of the newly created Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in 2014-15, said that his engagement with the youth and issues of employability and skilling goes back to that time, adding “This was the right time for India to take bigger steps in the field of skilling and re-skilling.”. Smt Rekha Sharma echoed the similar exhortations for the graduating students and said, “The Graduation Day is for ever etched in the memory of students. They should not focus merely on fat cheques but eventually becoming a good human being and a business leader.”
Asia Pacific Institute of Management (AIM) is a premier B-School offering All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of HRD, GoI-approved quality Post Graduate management programmes in Marketing, International Business, Banking & Financial Services, and General Management disciplines. Additionally, the AIM has conducted several training programmes (known as Management Development Programmes) for reputed public and private sectors and multi-national companies, besides pro-actively participating in Government of India’s skill development initiatives by conducting several skills training across the country. Striving for academic excellence, the AIM has been ranked amongst the top 10 B-Schools in Delhi NCR as per Business Today Survey-2018.
Strategically located in the heart of New Delhi, the AIM has state-of-the-art facilities. Besides, it owes its spectacular growth to its steadfast pursuits of a world-class education facility and a curriculum jointly designed by the industry experts and a highly qualified faculty, delivering a right mix of academic excellence and professional exposure.
The Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, Chairman, Vice Chairperson and members of Board of Governors gave away as many as 24 medals—3 each as Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal students in all four disciplines: PGDM-General, Marketing, International Business and Banking & Financial services for both the 2016-18 and 2017-19 batches at the XXII Convocation.