Indian Institute of Management Rohtak hosted the annual alumni meet, Aluminati 2023, on the 22nd of January 2023. After a gap of 2 years on account of COVID, the 9th edition of the annual alumni meet was held in the physical mode at the IIM Rohtak campus. The meet was attended by alumni of all batches that graduated in the last 10 years. The institute also gave away IIM Alumni Awards 2023 for the contribution of the awardees in the fields of public service and social welfare. This is a one-of-a-kind initiative taken by an IIM. Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt. Governor, Jammu & Kashmir and the alumni of IIM Ahmedabad, was honoured with the IIM Alumni Award 2023 for exemplary contribution in public service and administration. The institute also honoured Dr. Vineet Mishra, Director, Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, with the Non-Alumni Award 2023 for exemplary contribution in social service.
Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, Director, IIM Rohtak set the tone of the event by addressing the alumni community. Speaking about the importance of culture in the IIM system, he said, “A sense of ownership is what builds the culture of an institute. Hence, apart from creating responsible managers and leaders, the IIM system ensures that its alumni internalise this value system. The culture becomes a way of life for an IIM alumnus as they become the flag bearers of the system in the corporate world and contribute continuously to the development of the nation.” The IIM Rohtak alumni appreciated the efforts of the institution’s leadership in building the largest and one of the finest management institution in the country.
Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, while addressing the gathering of students and alumni said, “A good learning is never wasted. One should always be able to learn and relearn based on the requirement of the job and organisation. If you have the right potential, power, and knowledge, you can always contribute to the society in the right manner.” He advised the students and alumni to work with persistence and conviction. It is not only about the learnings from the faculty, but also peer learning. “You must always have a positive outlook for learning, look at a problem with the view of finding a solution to it.” Shri Bhatnagar’s development work in J&K was greatly appreciated. Particularly, the sixfold increase in the number of projects executed and completed in last few years in comparison with 2018-19 was a historic achievement for the progress and development of J&K post revocation of article 370.
While sharing his experience of being able to contribute to the society, Dr. Vineet Mishra said, “When you are ask favours for the welfare of the society, people are always ready to help if your intentions are genuine. One should always be willing to seek support with an open mind and a humble heart. The attitude of a Digambar who has renounced all possessions and attachments is the right way to approach and devote to social service.” He was appreciated for his One Gujarat One Dialysis initiative which benefits 3 lakh people annually.
The alumni and the students later had an informal interaction as they visited the campus and appreciated the various new initiatives taken by the institute and the student committee. The Alumni Committee of IIM Rohtak also unveiled the Annual Alumni Magazine, Alere, on this occasion. The highlight of the day, however, was a power-packed performance by the musical band, Naalayak. The band ensured that the alumni left Aluminati 2023 with the best of memories.
IIM Rohtak aims to build leaders of the morrow by organizing various events to polish students’ skills and keep them updated about the industry’s current trends, thereby bridging the gap between industry and academia. At present, the institute is placed as the most progressive and revolutionary management institutions in the country. IIM Rohtak is ranked 8th among public management institutions in India for the second time in a row as per Outlook India Ranking 2022. With AMBA accreditation, IIM Rohtak is now in the top 2% of business schools in the world. Today, we are the largest IIM in terms of student strength and programmes.