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Induction Program for PGP 2011-13 Batch

The 2011 - 13 batches of PGDM students of the two management programs joined the TAPMI family through a formal induction programme that spanned two days - 1st and 2nd of July, 2011. The programme started off on a formal note with the lighting of the lamp and rendering of invocation song. Prof Simon George, Dean (Academics), welcomed the gathering. He spoke about the chief guest and took the opportunity to highlight TAPMI's relationship with Syndicate Bank for long years.

Dr. A S Vasudev Rao, Director, spoke about the history and culture of TAPMI and also of the Manipal town. He explained the strengths of TAPMI's PGDM program and highlighted the various ratings, accreditations and MoUs of the institute. He talked about various other programs that are offered by the institute such as Healthcare Management and e-Governance program. He advised the students to strive for greater heights and global reach.

It was Mr. Pradeep Kumar Saxena, General Manager (Administration), Syndicate Bank who adorned the chair as the Chief Guest of the programme. He encouraged the new students to become leaders in their respective fields by having the 3 virtues of:

  • Integrity and Honesty
  • Basic Intelligence
  • Good Judgement

He also highlighted the purpose of education by quoting from Swami Vivekananda, "Education must bring out the divinity latent in man". He mentioned the personal traits a new student should have to succeed in life and career, which included remaining happy, always smile, work hard, and respect the teachers, not to forget the family and to work for the society besides excellent time management. He concluded by saying "MBA stands for Mind, Body and Art. Success depends on the harmony between these three, he said.

Dr. Shantharam, Trustee & Governing Council Member of TAPMI, in his talk recounted the foundation laid by the two great visionaries Dr T.M.A.Pai and Shri T.A.Pai which led to Manipal becoming a centre for universally acclaimed group of institutions. Dr. Gururaj Kidiyoor, PGP Chairman, proposed the vote of thanks.

During the two days, the students were explained all about the program, the library and IT facilities, do's and don'ts in academic and campus life, Faculty Advisory System, Alumni Relations, Placements, etc. The second day ended with a cultural show presented by the incoming batch demonstrating their talents in music and dance.

Cultural gala at the Induction of PGDM 2011-13 batch

The two-day induction program which had begun formally on July 1st to welcome the 2011-13 batch of PGDM students to the TAPMI family, ended on a festive mood on July 2nd, with the new members of the family enthralling and entertaining the audience with their talents.

The evening started off with the hosts of the day Ms. Chhavi Gupta and Ms. Suchismita Roy welcoming the audience. A prayer to the almighty in the form of an invocation song was rendered by Ms. Neha. What followed was a display of pure talent. The dances, songs, dramas and skits spellbound the audience for almost two hours. The performances not only displayed the students' passion for extra-curricular activities, but also their unity and spontaneity in organising themselves. The show came to an end with PGP-2 [2010-12 batch students also displaying their skills.

Prof. Chowdari Prasad who addressed the audience, said that this was just the start and TAPMI had more to offer in the coming days, not only with its academic rigour, but also with its extra-curricular activities. He also appreciated the new batch students who came up with such a wonderful performance within such short time of two days.

The whole event was co-ordinated with the help of the cultural committees and students of the 2010-12 batch.

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