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Defence Minister address the Ninth Convocation of IIM Ranchi

Convocation of IIM Ranchi
A view of the seminar hall,IIM Ranchi during the ninth convocation ceremony on Monday.

IIM-R to continue focus on skill development of tribals

Sumedha Chaudhury

Ranchi, Dec 29

Defence minister Rajnath Singh addressed the ninth convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi (IIM-R) on Monday. It was virtually held at seminar hall of the premiere B-school’s permanent campus in the state capital.

The institute’s director Professor Shailendra Singh, extended a warm welcome to the audience and the Chief Guest, Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Defence Minister, Government of India and Praveen Shankar Pandya, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIM Ranchi.

He said, “We congratulate all the graduating students across four programs. The institute has performed outstanding, based on MHRD MOU’s criteria, and the students have brought many laurels to the institute, 60 awards, Tata Motor, Tata Steel, RBI awards, Bombay Stock Exchange, to name a few. We have signed 9 MOU’s for the exchange program, including the institutes from Greece, USA, Canada, China, and many more”.

He also emphasised the achievements of faculty members towards their research and publications.

He mentioned that IIM Ranchi has taken several other initiatves, including undertaking impactful policy research, through the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Centre on Leadership, Policy and Governance (ABVCLPG) and the Birsa Munda Centre for Tribal studies that will focus on skill development amongst tribal communities.

In this convocation, degrees were conferred virtually on 272 students from the graduating students from the various programmes, such as Ph.D. (3 students),

MBA (182 students), MBA- HRM (66 students) and Post-Graduate Executive Programme in Management (PGEXP) to 21 students.


Notably, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, the ninth member of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management family, was established on December 15, 2009 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India with the extensive support of the Government of Jharkhand. The Institute has been accorded the status of ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the introduction of IIM Act 2017.



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