IMI-Kolkata held its First Annual Convocation on July 25, 2013 where the first batch of 22 graduating students was conferred the PGDM. An august assembly of eminent personalities including Padmashree Shree Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman Ambuja Neotia Group, as Chief Guest, Padmashree Dr. Pritam Singh, Director-General IMI, dignitaries from CESC Ltd. and RP-SanjivGoenka Group, Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director IMI Bhubaneswar witnessed the ceremony.
Graduating students received their PGDM certificate from Dr. Pritam Singh. Special prizes were given away by Shree Harshavardhan Neotia. Dr. RamaprasadGoenka Gold Medal for Excellence and All-round Performance went to Ms. Paridhi Agarwal and Ms. Shrestha Gupta received the Silver Medal. They again jointly bagged the Award for Consistent Superior Academic Performance during the two years. The third position was held jointly by Ms. Ipshita Sharma and Mr. Thomas Joseph. The Award for Best Lady Participator on Academic, Corporate Interaction and Overall Academic Discipline went to Ms. Tarang Joshi. The Best Participant Award for Academic, Corporate Interaction and Discipline went to Mr. Thomas Joseph. He also received award for Best Summer Internship Project, the second prize went to Mr. TarunChoraria and the third prize to Ms. AditiOberoi.
Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia,in his convocation speech, motivated students with his experiences of life and the lessons he has learnt from them. He emphasized on the importance of ‘hard work’ and urged graduating students to follow their passions in life.Dr. Pritam Singh, Director-General IMI inspired students to become global leaders. Dr. Ahindra Chakrabarti, Director IMI-Kolkata, presented the ‘Director’s Report’ highlighting the achievements of the Institute and the faculty members over last one year. He further elaborated on the ventures and goals that IMI-Kolkata has set to achieve in days to come.