69 pc female representation in MBA analytics underscores evolving landscape of education: Sandeep Singh

Kolkata, April 30 (Representative) IIM Kashipur is, lately, witnessing exponential growth in terms of female students across all programmes. In the 2019–21 batch, IIM Kashipur recorded 11 percent female students, while in the 2021–23 batch, it surged to 30 percent. A special interest from female students towards MBA Analytics is visible, as females in both batches since the introduction of the course have been significantly high, according to a media statement here on Monday. The Indian Institute of Management Kashipur (IIM Kashipur), a leading B-school in India, conferred degrees to 438 students who graduated this year under various programs. The institute witnessed the conferment of degrees upon 438 students at its 11th convocation. During the ceremony, 232 graduating cohorts received MBA degrees: 87 from MBA Analytics degrees, 83 from EMBAA degrees, and 21 from Executive MBA degrees. 15 scholars from the doctoral programme also received their degrees. Yezdi Nagporewalla, CEO of KPMG India, distributed medals to ten students for their performance in their respective courses. Sandeep Singh, Chairman, BoG-IIIM Kashipur, said, “As we celebrate this convocation day, let us reflect on our journey of excellence. IIM Kashipur’s 19th rank in NRF 2023 echoes our commitment to unparalleled standards. Our diverse student body, including 69% female representation in MBA (Analytics), underscores the evolving landscape of education.

We take pride in supporting economically and socially challenged students and fostering an inclusive environment. Today, as we bid farewell to our graduates, we stand poised to shape the future with innovation and inclusivity.” Addressing the students, Yezdi Nagporewalla said, “Today marks a rare and momentous occasion where we celebrate the achievements of the future leaders of our nation. Let us extend our heartfelt congratulations to each graduate, recognising the unwavering support of proud parents and the dedication of the esteemed faculty.” He further said, “As you step into the world, remember the profound significance of education and the values it instills. Your degree is not just a symbol but a passport to a world of opportunities. Embrace your journey with anticipation and resilience, for success is earned through continuous learning, hard work, and adaptability. Never shy away from challenges, for in chaos lies opportunity. Embrace technology, invest in your skills, and always uphold the values of integrity and respect. Congratulations to you all, for you are the diamonds of tomorrow.” Advising the new graduates, he said, “In Korea, people think of the nation first, company second, family third, and themselves in the fourth. We need to learn from them. Being rich doesn’t mean being successful.

It’s good to be happy; one should work to achieve bigger goals.” Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni, Director, IIM Kashipur, said, “Despite market challenges this year, we saw the active participation of 200+ student organisations, extending 270 offers to the MBA and MBA (Analytics) batches. Besides regular recruiters such as ICICI Bank, KPMG, Capgemini, Bank of America, Gartner, Tiger Analytics, TATA Capital, Delloitte, etc., several new organisations came, such as Barclays, Accenture Strategy, Swiggy, Carelon, etc.” “Our faculty’s prolific research, with 48 research articles in peer-reviewed journals in 2023–24, expanding executive education by offering 29 short-term, online, diploma, and certificate programmes, and collaborations with the Uttarakhand Government, showcase our commitment to excellence and societal impact. Congratulations to our graduates, poised for success in a dynamic world.”