Lucknow: Over 500 students were acknowledged with diplomas at the convocation of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. Chairman-board of governors IIML J J Irani and director Devi Singh awarded the diplomas to the students at the convocation held in Lucknow on Tuesday i.e. on March 23, 2011.
As per sources, more than 300 students from management, 28 from agri-business management, two international exchange students of ESCAP Paris, 110 students from Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) for working executives and 94 from International Programme in Management for working executives from the Noida campus were awarded diplomas.
Sources informed that Abhinav Kumar Agarwal was awarded with the chairman's gold medal, whereas Anubhav Mukherjee received the director's gold medal. While PGP chairman's medal was received by Nandanan Parthody, Reshma Sareen memorial medal for best girl student was given to Shipra Mahajan. Budhiraja medal for best all rounder was awarded to Piyush Sethia and Bizkool medal for best student in IT to Gaurav Bajaj.
Devi Singh said that from 30 students in the first batch, intake of students in PGPM course in the institute has increased to 419 in 2010-11. He also added that the current year also saw the largest graduating batch across all IIM's with 200 companies making 528 offers to a batch of 366 students. Moreover, this year the IIM-L takes up the role of mentoring IIM Kashipur, besides a centre of excellence for business sustainability being set up recently.