Indian Institute of Management Rohtak inducted the new batches of the Five Year Integrated Programme in Law (IPL – BBA+LLB) Integrated Programme in Management (IPM – BBA+MBA). The induction and orientation programme was held on the 3rd and 4th of September, 2022. The Chief Guest for the valedictory session was Shri Arjun Munda, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs whereas Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Minister of State, for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forest and Climate Change joined the inaugural session as the Chief Guest. Other keynote speakers who interacted with the students during two day induction and orientation session at IIM Rohtak campus included Hon’ble Justice Arun Monga, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Shri Puneet Bali, Senior Advocate, Shri Raj Kumar, Managing Director, LIC of India, Shri Shardul Shroff, Executive Chairman, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Dr. Amardeep Singh Rai, ADGP, Punjab, Dr. Hanif Qureshi, Commissioner of Police and TEDx Speaker, Dr. Manoj Gumber, Senior Doctor, Mr. Anand Bhatia, Chief Marketing Officer, Fino Payments Bank, Ms. Akila Agrawal, Senior Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, and Mr. Ashish Tiwari, Chief Marketing Officer, Home Credit, among various other speakers.
Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, Director, IIM Rohtak, welcomed the new batches to the institute and congratulated them for making it through the rigorous admission process. He sensitized the students on their upcoming life at IIM Rohtak. He added that the institute is focused on developing unique higher order cognition in the students that will make them educated and not just schooled. He said, “I believe that students should be exposed to age-old practices of Indian culture, traditions, and Indian methods of learning that will help them connect it to their modern lives. They will evolve as better human beings who will appreciate traditional knowledge and values. IIM Rohtak is the first IIM to introduce a course on ‘Indian Knowledge System’ in the core curriculum. It will bring the participants closer to their cultural ethos, while expanding their intellectual horizons.” He further advised the students to look beyond the scope of the curriculum and make the most of their time in the institute.
Ms. Akila Agrawal, Senior Partner talked about how it is crucial to have a growth mindset and not a fixed mindset. As lawyers, one must think critically and continually question everything that is told. As the law is constantly changing, the use and understanding of technological trends will greatly impact the careers of all emerging professionals. Mr. Anand Bhatia, CMO, Fino Payments Bank, shared his experience of IIM culture. He advised the students that they must adopt methods during their journey with best possible ways to maximize personal and professional growth. Dr. Manoj Gumber, Senior Doctor took the session on how to manage stress. He gave unique insights and strategies on different ways to cope with stress.
The institute continues to focus towards maintaining an excellent academic, gender, and regional diversity in its bathes. The students of the newly admitted batch of IPM come from 22 states of India. Similarly, IPL new batch represents students coming from 20 states. 50% of the students of the newly inducted batch of IPL Programme are women. This is in continuation to the historic gender diversity achieved by institute’s various programmes including flagship PGP programme where over 70% of the students are female.