FIIB’s 28th Convocation Ceremony Honors Achievements and Inspires Futures

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FIIB's 28th Convocation Ceremony Honors Achievements and Inspires Futures
FIIB's 28th Convocation Ceremony Honors Achievements and Inspires Futures

 Continuing its legacy of nurturing future change agents, Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB), New Delhi, celebrated the achievements of its graduating class of 2024 at the 28th Annual Convocation Ceremony. Distinguished guests, including Mr. Sameer Chadha, CEO of KPMG Global Services, and Ms. Patralekha Mohanty, Director of Tech Cloud Oracle and a distinguished alumna, graced the occasion, imparting invaluable wisdom to the graduating cohort of PGDM, PGDM FM, and Fellow Programme in Management (FPM).

The CEO of KPMG Global Services, in his address, emphasized the importance of patience and perseverance in building a successful career. He shared insights on overcoming self-doubt and embracing a problem-solving mindset, urging students to cultivate humility and empathy, key traits of effective leaders.

“In this era of instant gratification, the importance of patience cannot be overstated. Building a successful career takes time, and there are no shortcuts. Make peace with patience, as time always finds a way for talent to shine,” Mr. Chadha remarked, reflecting on his own journey.

Recalling a performance equation, he added, “Performance plus potential minus interference. In my experience, one of the biggest interferences is self-doubt. We must overcome the ‘what ifs’ and embrace a problem-solving mindset for personal growth and to add value to our organizations.”

Mr. Chadha further illustrated his points with anecdotes and quotes, invoking the metaphor of “Who has packed your parachute?” to highlight the importance of acknowledging the support systems behind individual success. “Nobody succeeds in life alone. There is always someone behind us – faculty, parents, friends, peers. Always remember your roots and the people who have supported you,” he emphasized. “It is important to know where you are going in life, but never forget where you came from,” Mr. Chadha affirmed, leaving the audience with valuable insights to ponder.

Ms. Mohanty, while receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award, motivated students to leverage the global FIIB community for networking and continuous learning. Quoting Mark Twain, she emphasized the importance of a growth mindset and encouraged students to dedicate 15 minutes daily to learning, highlighting the compounding effect of consistent effort.

The ceremony also recognized the exceptional academic achievements of the graduating class, with meritorious students receiving medals and awards for their outstanding performances. Professor Radhika Srivastava, Executive Director of FIIB, congratulated the students and encouraged them to embody the qualities of principled leadership, effective communication, and ethical decision-making as they embark on their professional journeys.

The talented medal recipients from the PGDM course included-:

 

  • Anurag Chaubey: RK Shrivastava All-Rounder Award
  • Pulkit Kashyap & Prity Chand: President Gold Medal
  • Tanya Agrawal: President Silver Medal,
  •  Prity Chand: Area Topper in Marketing
  • Anshika Saluja: Area Topper in Finance
  • Aakriti Verma: Area Topper in OB & HR
  • Tritap Nasan Nayak: Area Topper in Operations Management

 

The ceremony also recognised the students’ brilliance from the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) course, where the first batch was awarded for their successful completion of their defense thesis.

Highlighting FIIB’s commitment to promoting employability, the ceremony celebrated the remarkable milestone of 100% placements for the 2024 batch. This achievement underscores FIIB’s dedication to providing industry-relevant education and preparing students for success in the ever-evolving business landscape.

In addition to its focus on academic excellence, FIIB continues to spearhead initiatives for sustainable development and strategic innovation. Recent events like the Responsibility Summit and FRC conference exemplify FIIB’s role in shaping future leaders and fostering impactful change in society.

As FIIB commemorates 30 years of excellence in management education, it reaffirms its commitment to nurturing professionals equipped to address global challenges and drive meaningful impact in the world.