TAPMI holds 27th Annual Convocation2 min read

April 4, 2013 2 min read


TAPMI holds 27th Annual Convocation2 min read

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Manipal: T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) witnessed its 27th annual convocation ceremony for post graduates at KMC Greens on March 30.

The chief guest of the event was R. C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, who also delivered the keynote address for the evening. During his speech, he spoke about the ethics and importance of hard work in the industry as well as motivated the young graduates to carry out each job with their utmost abilities. Moreover, laying stress on the importance of grass root knowledge among students, he said, “You can’t chalk out flawless plans from AC office rooms.”

As many as 229 students of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and 12 students of Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Healthcare (PGDM- Healthcare) were handed over their degrees by the chief guest. “TAPMI has provided me the stepping stone to the industry. Retrospectively speaking, joining TAPMI has been the best decision I have ever taken,” said Avirup Chatterjee who received his degree in PGDM.

Apart from the distribution of the degrees, there were a couple of individual prizes also handed over to the meritorious students. Gautam K. S. bagged three individual awards including the first place in the Special Merit Award; whereas, the title of ‘TAPMI Titan of the year’ went to Mythreyi S., who was awarded with a memento and cash prize of rupees one lakh.

Parents of the respective students were also present at the ceremony. “I am proud to be here today and share this joy with my daughter. It is an emotional moment for me,” said Harshad Parmar, who came down all the way from Orissa (Odisha) to attend his daughter’s convocation.

The ceremony also saw the unveiling of ‘TAPMI Update’, a book that enlists the feats and achievements of the institute in the past academic year.

Dr H. S. Ballal, Pro Chancellor, Manipal University (MU); Dr K. Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, MU were among the other dignitaries gracing the occasion. The ceremony concluded with the reverse progression of guests, dignitaries and students.


Sub-edited by Tarush Bhalla