Indian Institute of Management Rohtak celebrated their 14th Foundation Day on 16 November, 2022 with a series of events. The institute honored distinguished contributions of its faculty members as well students who have contributed eminently and made their mark in their chosen fields of profession. The Institute recognised research highlights and programme highlights of last year.
Shri Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, Indian Film director graced the occasion as the chief guest. Shri Sanjeev Kaushal, Chief Secretary, Government of Haryana and Dr. Pushp Kumar Joshi, Chairman, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd were also present on the occasion as a guest of honor.
The flagship programme of PGP is internationally accredited by AMBA. As far as batch profile of students is concerned, 70% female representation of students from last three years. The batch is represented in 30 different states and union territories. Students have enrolled 40% from commerce & management studies, 30% from engineering studies and rest from science, humanity and other disciplines. IIM Rohtak is the First IIM to introduce a 2 year post graduate diploma in Sports Management Programme. Also, this year the honorable Prime Minister mentioned about this programme is his speech.
The institute runs about 25 different short duration management development programmes (MDP) for senior government officials, private enterprises like leadership development, project management, digital marketing etc. The Institute is always featured among the Top IIM’s in per capita research inputs. In the year 2022 we have 88 publications from faculty members which as lead by Prof. Dheeraj Sharma along with doctoral students. It included 65 publications in reputed journals, 13 news articles and 1 book etc. IIM Rohtak is also conducted consultancy projects in research. These projects helped the government of Haryana, central government to take inputs for policy measures for the country. We also conducted research projects for the ministry of tourism, ministry of consumer affairs.
During the covid period, IIM Rohtak conducted oxygen audits in entire states of Haryana. This has helped the government to optimised the use of oxygen, logistic planning and save multiple lives. In terms of placements, the institute has increased the rate of recruitment by 16% from last year.
According to Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, Director, “It is a privilege and honor to welcome Shri Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri Sir. Movies are one of the most powerful mediums for society to gather information and learn new lessons. In the Indian context, it is with deep regret that we have not done a great job through the power of our movies. Our Film Industry should uplift the self-esteem of our youth so that they become confident about themselves. The individuals like Mr. Vivek Agnihotri ji, who highlighted incidents in his last film of which people are not even aware. It has given us another perspective to think about. Start thinking about alternative perspectives, enhance your thought process, always go for both the perspectives of each situation".
In his address Shri Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, Indian Film Director said “In today’s time, this entire world is going through crises and that crisis is trust. We have become trust deficient. Every moment of our life has become a speculation. We are marketing ourselves on social platforms. We should invest time in our thoughts, emotions to make our decisions. To inspire the future generations we should not talk about gaps, weaknesses etc. We should focus on growth and trust to win the race. Today’s World, Trust value is missing in individual behaviors".
In India, with such diversification of our cultures, we all are living with each other because we know somewhere we are for each other. In the world, people trust Indians. They have this thought that Indians have loyalty and faith. Due to this reason most of CEO’s Directors in many MNCs are Indians.
IIM Rohtak has witnessed historic developments in recent years. The institute has been placed as the most progressive and breakthrough 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. IIM Rohtak has completed more than a decade in imparting excellence and management grit to the country’s aspiring young managers. It is amongst the country’s top management institutes and the only IIM in the Delhi-NCR region. The institute aims to build tomorrow’s leaders by organizing various events to polish students’ skills and keep them updated about the industry’s current trends, hence bridging the gap between industry and academia.