Convocations – PGDM – 2019


Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) held its seventh Annual Convocation ceremony for the award of diplomas to the PGDM batch of 2017-19 on 11 May, 2019.

Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt of India was the Chief Guest of the occasion.

President RSET and Chairman DSIMS Shri Ashok Saraf welcomed Mr. Ramanathan, invited dignitaries, trustees of RSET, parents and graduating students. Shri Ashokji applauded the students and bestowed them with his strong message of being thankful to parents, managing time to keep pace with the ever changing world, acquiring, leadership skills, embracing technology and following good ethics. Director General RSET (Rajasthani Sammelan Education Trust) Dr. N M Kondap delivered his welcome address. He shared the ten Cs of Corporate Culture with the graduating students.

Dr. C.Babu presented the Director’s Report covering significant activities and achievements of DSIMS during Academic Year 2018-19. Director’s Report covered   the academic excellence, social outreach, International Collaboration, International Immersion, good placement and recognitions of DSIMS faculty members’ and students’ achievement. He announced that DSIMS is ranked 6th Best B School in Mumbai according to the survey by Education World May 2019. Dr. Babu appreciated the efforts taken by the faculty members in achieving the excellence.

Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan in his convocation address applauded the parents of the graduating students and the faculty members of DSIMS for their selfless commitment in shaping the young minds with right kind of spirit and knowledge to contribute to the world of business and management in a better fashion. Mr. Ramanathan advised the graduating students that they should aspire to become job creator. Instead of daring to dream, he said that they should dream to dare and convert the million challenges of India into opportunities. He took the names and the quotes of many great personalities in various fields and tried to motivate and energized graduating students so that they can also ding in the Universe to make an impact in the rest of the world.

The stellar highlight of the entire event was the Award Ceremony. The 110 graduating students were awarded with diploma certificates by Chief Guest Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan, President RSET Shri Ashok Saraf, Hon. Secretary RSET Shri Kailash Kejriwal, DG Dr. N.M.Kondap, Director Dr C.Babu and Dean Dr. Sharad Kumar. The toppers of each program across each domain have received Academic Excellence Award. Ms. Trisha Maniar of PGDM (2017-19) received Academic Excellence Award for scoring highest CGPA as well she received Sri Sunil Kabra Rolling Trophy award for being the academic topper of the PGDM batch 2017-19. Ms. Anandita Hemmady bagged the Student of the Year Award and Sri Kailash Parasrampuria Rolling trophy in appreciation of her academic excellence, sports and Institution building activities. Best faculty and staff were also awarded for their outstanding contribution towards the functioning of the Institute.

Associate Dean Dr. Sarita Vichore anchored the students to take the MBA oath and ensured to honor the sanctity of the same. Dean Academics and Research Dr. Sharad Kumar delivered the vote of thanks expressing gratitude to all those present in the ceremony and to all those who made this convocation a grand success.