Accurate organized its second convocation, on 12th July, the ceremony to award degrees to students and honorary graduates. It is also a process to ensure that the students have seamless transition to industrial experience, and have a glimpse of how the corporate world works. The Convocation’s major objective is to establish and further develop mutually beneficial relationships between Accurate and its alumni so as to promote the welfare of the Institute and future members.
The program commenced with the registration of students, lamp lighting by the esteemed guests, followed by Sarawati vandana.
The Chairman, Mr. C.L.Sharma, started the day’s proceedings with the address to the students, and said that, for India’s political and economic stability, it is important that we have truly “inclusive” growth – growth that benefits each and every citizen of the country, especially those who are on the margins of society and at the base of the socio-economic pyramid. He called upon the faculty and students of Accurate to focus on the problems of the bottom of the pyramid and develop innovative solutions to address their concerns.
The Chairman said that, as they stepped into the professional world, they must remember that the potential for learning is never exhausted. Education is a life-long process, he said, and expressed the hope that their studies would have inspired the students to seek knowledge at every stage in their careers. He stressed the need for students to become job creators, instead of seekers, and added that many experts have felt the need for a renewed focus by our management institutions towards courses on entrepreneurship.
The Group Director, Ms. Poonam Sharma, stressed on the changing business scenario, and the increased importance of Institute-Industry partnerships, she added, at a time when AIMT is consolidating its course structure, it should leverage this opportunity and design management programmes in a manner that will match the Industry expectations and become a model for others to follow. She stressed on the fact, that we need a strategy to make the Indian Industry compete successfully with the best in the world.
Skilled manpower has to play a key role in this strategy. A healthy growth of Indian business will be greatly facilitated by the availability of a competent cadre of management professionals. She lamented the fact that, according to an international ranking of universities, no Indian university figures among the top 200 universities of the world, and added that the efforts must be aimed at taking Indian universities into the top-league. Innovation is also an important driver for growth. Unfortunately, we also lag behind our major competitors in this aspect,
Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj, Executive Director, continued the proceedings with a warm welcome to the students and a hope that each and every dream of students gets fulfilled, before they depart Accurate on a fresh journey to commence their career.
Dr. Bhardwaj, talked about the necessity of trained managers, who would be ready to make India, a destination for global talent and manufacturing base. He also stressed the increasing role of the service sector and the important role that India could play.
Stressing on the role of Accurate he said “Indian economy is passing through a very bad phase, with the crashing value of rupee, corruption, and inflation. India needs skilled manpower, it needs to attract FDI, its only the increased efficiency of the manufacturing base, India will be able to increase the exports and expand the GDP. We, at Accurate ensure that our students are very well geared up to accept those challenges and deliver from day one. Our course curriculum is so designed to deal very effectively with the requirements of the corporate world and we update our courses as per their need on regular basis. We, at Accurate not only update our students with current changes which are taking place in and around us but also sensitize certain social issues which will help our students to become responsible citizen.”
The Chief Guest, Dr. B N Ramesh, IPS 1988 Batch (West Bengal Cadre) B. Tech., PGDM (IIM), and Ph.D. (IIT). He joined Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 2008, stressed that the true meaning of development can be achieved only when the benefits trickle down to the lowest strata of the society, he talked about the work-life balance and the need to work hard to achieve the goals of life, without becoming too materialistic, the major cause of all the problems that the youth faces today. He blessed the students and stressed the need for professional education.
The program ended with vote of thanks to the distinguished guests, parents, and industry partners.