Hyderabad, Tuesday, 16th March 2021: Hyderabad’s premier Business School, Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), on Saturday, 13th March 2021, hosted and concluded the convocation ceremony of the 26th batch, in other words, the batch of 2020, at the B-school’s campus after a year of being isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Amidst a feeling of nostalgia that was profoundly evident around the campus, 228 students were conferred degrees in the presence of the esteemed faculty, staff, Council members, chief guest, and alumnus. Dr. D. N. Rao, the President of Vignana Jyothi, inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp and addressing the recipient batch. What followed the inauguration was a melodious singing performance by 3 students from the 28th batch. The ceremony was further progressed by Dr. D. N. Rao who, in his address, laid emphasis on the importance of industrial revolution 4.0 and how artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning is likely to take the world by storm. He also prepared the students by making them aware of these fields and that they should equip themselves with essential knowledge and skills in these areas today, to become better professionals tomorrow. Quoting Johann Wolfgang, He concluded that, “Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
Dr. Ch. S. Durga Prasad, the Director of Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management took the ceremony forward. In his address, he spoke about the institute, its long-standing journey toward excellence and he gave a glimpse of how the first batch began with merely 17 students and evolving today, to being able to host the 26th batch convocation comprised of 228 students. He also announced proudly that “VJIM Hyderabad is the first institute to have followed Outcome-Based Education (OBE), and it gives me immense satisfaction to deliver this piece of news that’s not only special but also extremely important.”
In conclusion, Shri Kode Durga Prasad, Joint Secretary of Vignana Jyothi and Member of the Governing Council, introduced the guest of eminence with charming eloquence. Dr. Shalini Lal, the Co-founder of Unqbe, Founder of Infinity, and an entrepreneur and a prolific writer. She congratulated the students and narrated a story that emphasized the vitality of time, values, and education. “Always stand up and fight for what is right,” she said. “These are the most exciting yet responsible days of your life. Do not give up, irrespective of the hurdles. And never feel disheartened even if you fail. I feel immensely proud of each one of you for successfully having attained your higher education degree. Success is a call away, do not lose focus,” added Dr. Shalini.
The first-ever event after a year-long online academic session concluded successfully with great joy and fervour at VJIM!