Induction Ceremony for Batch 2023-25

SIIB Auditorium

Date of Event: June 14, 2023

Timing: 9:30 – 11:15 AM

Batch: 2023-25

Number of Faculty and Staff Participants: 300+

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune, organized the Induction Programme for the new batch on June 14, 2023. The event aimed to provide students with valuable insights in the fields of International Business, Agri-Business, and Energy and Environment. The presence of esteemed guests, including Chief Guest Mr Vijay Gokhale, Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India, and Guest of Honor Mr Mukesh Kumar, Director – Head India Sub-Continent, Institutional Cash & Trade, Deutsche Bank, along with Dr S. B Mujumdar, Chancellor, SIU & Founder and President, Symbiosis; Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor, Symbiosis International University and Principal Director, Symbiosis and Dr Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), graced the occasion with their presence. The event kicked off with a lightning of lamp ceremony, followed by a gracious felicitation of the esteemed guest.

The event proceeded with the valuable insights provided by the keynote speaker, Mr. Vijay Gokhale on global trade corridors and changing world economic order. Mr Gokhale emphasized the significance of good communication and networking skills with a global perspective to understand the competition in the market and fetch a competitive edge in emerging economies such as India. Moving forward, Mr Mukesh Kumar, an esteemed alumnus of SIIB, spoke about his experiences during MBA under the leadership of Prof. Dr. S B Mujumdar. He emphasized the importance of learning foreign languages to prepare oneself for the corporate world. He accentuated the importance of teamwork and networking in order to create opportunities instead of waiting for them.

Prof. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, the renowned educationist, honoured with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards, filled the audience with excitement and emotions and shared three important lessons with students. These were prioritizing health and well-being, dedicating oneself to studies, and mastering the art and science of communication. After Prof. Dr. S. B. Majumdar, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar addressed the students, sharing insightful and inspiring anecdotes. She also highlighted her learnings as a daughter of Prof. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar.

Dr. Rajani Gupte provided an overview of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and encouraged students to step out of their comfort zones. She foregrounds the importance of academic excellence and learning from industry experts to broaden their horizons.

With the presence of prominent speakers in their respective fields, the Induction Programme created a lasting impact in the minds of students. All the sessions not only provided them with valuable insights but also motivated them to excel in their academic and professional arena. The students were encouraged to think beyond conventional boundaries, develop a global mindset, and enhance their communication and networking skills. With such a promising start, the new batch is poised for success as they embark on their MBA journey at SIIB.

Key takeaways:

Being fortunate enough to listen to distinct experts, we learned the need to stay updated with one’s surroundings. It helped us to augment our skills and shape our personalities to make the most of the opportunities given to us.

– Aditi Sharma (MBA IB), Batch 2023-25

“We had the opportunity to interact with some of the great leaders in their field. I learned the importance of learning a variety of languages. They emphasized the imperative need of being up to date with what is happening in the world around us. Throughout the MBA journey one should be Disciplined, that is the prime objective. The session inspired us to become a better version of ourselves in these 2 years.

– Rajshree Prajapati (MBA – AB), Batch 2023-25

We learned important life lessons and tips from domain experts to advance in our fields.

– Ansh Valvani (MBA – E & E), Batch 2023-25

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