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.
Shri Arjun Munda, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs encouraged the students to dedicate their future journey to realizing the vision of “21st century belongs to India”. He implored them to make wise use of the opportunities awaiting in the future by leveraging on the potential of both the institute and themselves. He further added that one should prioritize the needs of the motherland no matter where one works or live. The students should focus on their social responsibility and must commit themselves to humanity and things of higher order. He also applauded the efforts made by the institute in establishing IIM Rohtak as one the best management institutions in the country.
Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Minister of State while addressing the new batch commended the mission, vision, and commitment of IIM Rohtak towards serving the nation by creating knowledge, in alignment with the idea of “Sabke Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayaas” in building Atmanirbhar Bharat. “If you let go of your fear and strive to work hard, success and growth are yours”, he added. He asserted the students that the amalgamation of management and legal education would equip students with relevant knowledge and mold their talent to face real-life challenges in the corporate world.
The newly-inducted batches also had an interaction with Hon’ble Mr. Justice Arun Monga. He talked about the role of law in progress and development of the world. He lauded the institute for achieving diversity in the spheres of gender, culture, and academic backgrounds. Sharing insights from his journey from a first generation lawyer to a judge, he encouraged the students to boost their flexibility and adaptability skills in order to excel and achieve success.
Shri Puneet Bali, Senior Advocate spoke at length about the importance of a robust legal system and quick dispensation of legal disputes in order to attract the interest of large corporate firms from developed countries. He added, “Law and economic development are essentially connected”. He also gave few words of wisdom to the students stating ‘Money, power, and fame are a natural consequence of working ethically.’ Mr. Shardul S. Shroff, Senior Advocate delivered his talk on the topic ‘Future and Scope of Legal Profession in India’. He stressed upon the importance of a deep and continuous study of the law and respect for the importance of time and discipline. In his words, “The majesty of law lies in its demonstrative fairness – where there is truth, there will be victory”.
Mr. Amardeep Singh Rai, ADGP Punjab delivered his talk on the implications of rising protectionism. He motivated the students to outshine in their future endeavors in the next five years. He added that the students must prepare themselves to become confident human beings who will have faith in their personal ability to face any situation. He also encouraged students to take advantage of filtered wisdom provided to them by eminent faculty and speakers. Shri Raj Kumar, MD, LIC of India in his talk urged the students to move away from black-and-white thinking, and emphasized on the importance of being able to anticipate, trigger, and handle change to provide vision to the organizations. “To thrive in this world, business leaders need to be ready to disrupt and be disrupted,” he said. Dr. Hanif Qureshi, Commissioner of Police spoke about “education with a purpose”— which revolves around the art of problem-solving. He laid stress on improving one’s emotional quotient in order to build long-lasting relationships. He further brought to the fore the role played by the ideals of perseverance, patience and grit in the path to success. “Grit is the best predictor of success in almost all disciplines”, he said.
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.
IIM Rohtak is now a well-established and well-respected brand in academia and industry. One of the top management institutes in the country, it is the only IIM in the Delhi-NCR region. IIM Rohtak has become a benchmark of management education in India and aims to build the leaders of tomorrow by imparting knowledge with a unique cross-functional perspective. IIM Rohtak offers 7 programmes to over 1600 students and has become a leader in imparting knowledge with a multi-disciplinary outlook.