The Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIMN) welcomed its first batch of 33 participants of the MBA for working professionals programme (at Nagpur campus) on October 28, 2021. The participants have an average work experience of 10 years and are currently working in diverse industries and roles.
On the occasion, Shri C P Gurnani, Chairperson, Board of Governors – IIM Nagpur, & MD & CEO – Tech Mahindra was the Chief Guest. Mr. S Ganesh Mani, Director (Manufacturing) & Board Member – Hyundai Motor India Ltd, was the Guest of Honour. Prof. Saurabh Pandya, Chairperson – MBA Programme for Working Professionals, gave a brief programme overview. He emphasized the efforts that have gone into designing this programme, and the elaborate 3-step selection process which the candidates have gone through for securing admission to IIM Nagpur.
In his welcome address, Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Nagpur, congratulated the students for securing admission to this programme. He added, “This first batch will be remembered in the history of the institute and Nagpur. The objective of the programme is to equip the participants with managerial skills, leadership skills and entrepreneurship mindset to lead the unknown roads in unborn companies. The lifelong learning and knowledge will help them navigate their career path.”
Mr. S Ganesh Mani, in his keynote address, shared his experiences as a student of a similar programme for working professionals twenty years back. He emphasized that over the years, how the business models & the entire way of doing businesses have changed. He suggested the participants to unlearn, have a receptive mind and make the best use of these two years with faculty and peers with an aim for mutual learning.
Shri C P Gurnani delivered the inaugural address, where he heartily congratulated the students and urged them to become entrepreneur-managers rather than just managers, i.e. use an entrepreneurial mindset to solve business problems. He highlighted the importance of going deep into the analysis for finding more effective solutions and leveraging available data sources for more evidence-based decisions.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the students of the MBA programme for working professionals, as well as the faculty and staff members of IIM Nagpur.