IIM Shillong hosted 15th Annual Convocation

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Shillong: IIM Shillong hosted its 15th Annual Convocation on April 3rd, 2024, with five Doctoral Scholars conferring PhD degrees and 281 students from the PGP-2022-24 batch, 47 students from PGPEX batch of 2023-24, and 16 students from PGPWE 2022-24 batch conferring MBA degrees. 

The institution partnered with the Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) to create a new convocation attire, featuring body drapes in Institute hues of white, green, and yellow, reminiscent of the traditional Khasi tribal wrap, the Muka.

The convocation attire is crafted from eri silk by Tamulpur Anchalik Gramdaan Sangh, the oldest khadi institution in the Northeast, established in 1962. 

Each scarf, woven with care, embodies the legacy of generations and showcases the metamorphosis of the silk moth and the artisanal skill behind its transformation.

As graduates wear these scarves, they embrace a narrative of perseverance, beauty, and sustainability, becoming ambassadors of Northeastern designs on the global stage. This initiative preserves endangered heritage practices and uplifts the livelihood of local artisans.

The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Shri Shishir Kumar Bajoria, congratulated the students on their achievements and emphasized the importance of skill development in shaping India's future.

He quoted Swami Vivekananda's famous words, "Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached," and urged the graduating students to take on social responsibility, embrace change, and become torchbearers of India's economy.

Professor DP Director IIM Shillong highlighted the harmonious blend of internationalization and rich Indian culture at IIM Shillong, bridging the global perspective to local impact. 

22 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) have been signed with Global Management Institutions and B-Schools. The convocation ceremony concluded with a Pledge by the graduating scholars and students, creating a sense of pride and accomplishment as they looked forward to their future careers.

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