On 15 March 2019, Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Hyderabad held the Convocation ceremony for its seventh batch (2017-19) of students, who have completed their Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), PGDM-Finance and PGDM-Marketing programs. The Chief Guest for this occasion was Shri Sanjiv Mehta, the Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited, who would soon be appointed as President of Unilever, South Asia and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE).
Besides the presence of distinguished dignitaries, Director and Dean of IMT-Hyderabad, the auditorium was filled with the excited students, their joyous parents and the proud faculty members, who were all exuberant on this auspicious occasion. The convocation ceremony started with the lighting of the lamp and Saraswati vandana. While addressing the students, Shri Sanjiv Mehta advised them that they have a huge amount of responsibility on their shoulders and that they have to be resilient and not be afraid of failing. His lesson to the students was that “to survive in this fast changing world, you have to keep evolving and be a learner throughout your lives.”
The Director of IMT Hyderabad, Prof. (Dr.) Satish Ailawadi, presented to the audience the annual report of IMT Hyderabad for the academic year 2018-19. Emphasising on the social responsibility aspects, he urged the students to “apply your knowledge not only for the prosperity of the organizations that you will be working with, but also for the upliftment of the down trodden and betterment of society… strive hard not only to achieve your personal and professional goals but also make this country a better place to live.”
The ceremony then continued with the announcements of medal winners for various PGDM programs during the academic year 2018-19. This was followed by PGDM certificate presentation to each of the qualified student by the Chief Guest. The ceremony was concluded with the recitation of the national anthem.