Convocation Ceremony for 7th batch of
“IBA – Bangalore”
22nd November, 2009
“Ya Kundendu E, tushaar Haar dhavala, Ya subhra Vastravita,
Ya Veenaam Vardanamandit karo, Ya Shwet Padmasana,
Ya Bramhachyut Shankar Prabhitibhir, Devai Sada Vandata,
Saa Maa Saraawati Bhagwati, Neeshesh Jaadyapaha”
It was a beautiful afternoon of 22nd Nov. 2009 when the whole IBA family gathered to congratulate the 7th batch (2007-09) of Indus Business Academy, Bangalore for passing out successfully and wishing them all the lucks for their future endeavors. This auspicious day started with the blessings of “Goddess of Knowledge” after the above mentioned quotes of Saraswati Vandana were chanted by students which filled the aura with purity & peace. This magnificent event symbolizes “A new beginning” in the corporate world and was honoured by lightening of the lamp. Dr. Ashok Misra was the chief guest for the day. Dr. Ashok is presently the Chairman of Intellectual Ventures that invests in Inventions & aims to develop a patents portfolio. He also served as Director at IIT – Bombay prior to this. Dr. M.R Rao is the Professor and Dean Emeritus of Indian School of Business (ISB) – Hyderabad was the guest of Honor. Well known dignitaries of IBA including Mr. B.M.L Jain – Chairman, IBA, Dr. Subhash Sharma, Director – IBA, Mr. Manish Jain, CEO – IBA and the Governing Council members along with all the faculty members graced the event with their presence. The ceremony started with the welcome speech by Mr. Manish Jain followed by addressing the gathering by Mr. B.M L Jain, Chairman – IBA and other speakers on dais. Students graduated with flying colors and the same proud was visible on their as well as their parent’s faces. Several students received various awards & Scholarships including CEO’s Award of Best Outgoing Student in Academics worth Rs. 10,000/-which was grabbed by Ms. Anindita Kundu; Chairman’s Award of Best Outgoing Student worth Rs. 15,000/- went to Mr. Varunraj Radhakrishna; The Chairman’s Special Award named as Leadership Award this year was jointly claimed by Mr. Mandeep Singh, Ms. Richa Sarna, Ms. Deepak Badera and Ms. Akhila Mohan and the most coveted Dr. Anil Agarwal Memorial Scholarship worth Rs. 25,000/- was awarded Mr. Mandeep Singh of 2007-09 Batch, every student was conferred their degree certificate by Dr. Ashok with a ray of hope to see them at top levels of different capacities in the new world, that they were stepping into. As our slogan goes “Think Beyond… Think IBA”, its significance was well demonstrated by the Batch 07-09. It was now time to end the event by thanking all those who were present which was well presented by Prof. Arvind Dholakia with a hope that the passing out batch will make their Alma Mater proud at different levels.