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Mani Shankar Aiyar Presides Over the Convocation of IILM

August 1, 2013 - New Delhi, Delhi, India

The annual convocation ceremony of IILM Institute for Higher Education was held on July 31st 2013. Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Member of Parliament, presided over the convocation and awarded Certificates of Merit to the students. More than 350 students graduated from IILM this year. IILM institute for Higher Education was accorded the SAQS accreditation by AMDISA effective 5th April 2013 and is now a member of the select league of 10 institutes to have received these accreditations so far.

Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar found his calling in politics after 27 years of service to the nation as one of its outstanding career Foreign Service Officers who carved a name for himself, especially when he worked closely with the late Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi from1985-89. He has written several books, including Pakistan Papers in 1994 and Remembering Rajiv in 1992, and has edited a four-volume publication in 1997, Rajiv Gandhi's India. His more recent publications include Confessions of Secular Fundamentalist and A Time of Transition: Rajiv Gandhi to the 21st Century. Today, Mr. Mani Shankar is a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, a prolific columnist and a popular television commentator. He is a special invitee to the Congress Working Committee.

Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar delivered the Convocation address and congratulated the outgoing students after they received their diplomas. My Aiyar in his address enlightened the students on social and economically sensitive issues which faced the country’s poor. He provoked students to think beyond self and involve in activities which will help to make greater social impact like paying your taxes and involving in activities which ensure sustainable development. Mrs. Malvika Rai, Chairperson, IILM Institute for Higher Education, presented Dr. Kulwant Rai Gold and Silver medals to the meritorious students as well as to the overall performers.

Sapna Popli, Director & Executive Dean, IILM Institute for Higher Education said, “Our aim in the last two years has been to maximize the learning value-add in the time that the student spends with us, both in class and outside class through a strong student-faculty bonding. We have made efforts to engage industry more actively in the program by means of visiting professors from industry, curriculum seminars and adding a number of our alumni and recruiters on our board. The curriculum for the current batch has been developed on an integrated organizational perspective orienting students towards an organizational setup from day one.

IILM’s campus in Greater Noida has launched the Fellowship Program in Management (FPM) this year in lines with a doctoral program in management. The program is meant to upgrade the research and teaching capability of teachers within the system and also to build capacity in this area. The first batch of program is expected to start in October, 2013.

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Dr. Kulwant Rai Gold Medal was awarded by Mrs. Malvika Rai, Chairperson IILM to Ojaswi Gupta at the Convocation on 31-7-2013

Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar Addressing to the Graduating Batch 2011-2013 at the Convocation - 31.07.2013

Source: Business Wire India


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