The 10th Batch of the One Year Full-time Flagship Residential MBA program of IIM Lucknow, IPMX (International Program in Management for Executives) accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA), kicked off on 5th April 2017 in the resplendent & dedicated Noida Campus of IIM Lucknow. The batch of 61 was inducted in a formal ceremony inside the beautiful multi-crore auditorium within the Noida Campus. In line with the program name, more than 50% students selected, have varied international experience covering 4 continents and more than 15 countries, bringing together several years of multi-faceted & multi-cultural experience, with an average batch age of 31 years and average experience of 8 years.
That IIM Lucknow was ranked fourth amongst premier B-schools in India in the recently released 2017 rankings by NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), maintaining its 2016 rank, is a mark of the tremendous legacy & diligent focus on learning that the IIM Lucknow professors & the brand carries. As has been the profile of the previous years’ batches, the incoming batch of IPMX is one of the most diverse ones, with a minimum of 5 years of experience, with a fair representation from varied sectors such as IT sector, Consulting, Manufacturing, Power/Oil & Gas, PSU, Banking, Pharma, Fashion and Automotive Sectors. The highlight of this batch is the presence of two officers from the Defence background with a rich and hair-raising experience of more than 13 years.
The lamp lighting ceremony was graced by Professor Amit Mukherjee, Dean and Head, IIM Lucknow – Noida Campus (NC) and the Chief guest, fittingly an IPMX01 batch alumnus, Mr. Saurabh Chandra, CIO, One Assist Consumer Solutions. The program was well attended by all the faculty members, including Prof Anita Goyal, Chairperson-IPMX program and Prof Moutusy Maity , Admissions Chair.
Mr. Saurabh Chandra, in his address, recounted his days as a student at IIM L-NC, when the campus was still in it’s infancy with construction work still going on. He congratulated the new IPMX batch for making it thus far and lauded all of them for taking such a huge step in their career. Mr. Chandra urged the batch to make the most of the one year, while reminding them that this would be probably the last time they would be studying in a dedicated academic set up. The rigor of the course was something he too touched upon but he stressed on the pursuit of excellence through learning rather than grades as a mantra to tackle the demands of a grueling course like IPMX.
On 20th May’2017, the IPMX batch celebrated “Shubharambh”, which is the annual alumni connect cum cultural festival held at IIM Lucknow’s Noida Campus. The current batch met the previous batches. The alumni were eager to know how the batch was progressing and gave some resourceful tips on managing the course. IPMX alumni are placed in senior leadership roles in reputed companies. The alumni continue to provide support and have always been proactively involved in the activities taking place on campus.
The IPMX batch celebrated world environment day on 5th June, 2017 and planted 15 saplings within in the campus premises. Joining hand with the students was Program chair Dr.Anita Goyal, Placement chair Dr. Prakash Singh and Dr. D.S. Sengar. Arun Sawhney, ex CEO Ranbaxy and Rakesh Govil, Ex President and group CFO, Moser Baer Projects were the chief guests.
Startup Conclave 2017, was successfully conducted at IIM Lucknow Noida campus on 8th July 2017 by current IPMX batch to celebrate the spirit of startup culture. The event gave stage to a lot of fresh ideas from the participating team and facilitated an interaction among students, startups and VCs. The event was attended by an array of speakers from the industry. Mr Nitin Seth Ex-COO of Flipkart who happened to be the chief guest of this event delivered the keynote address. Three panel discussions were held and issues ranging from “Make in India” to the disruptions in the Indian retail market were discussed. One session was dedicated to understanding the dynamics between a startup and an investor. Capping off the day, ten teams selected from a pool of applicants presented their idea to a panel of judges from which 3 top teams were recognized and awarded.
IIM Lucknow shares very deep and committed relations with the industry and a second campus right in the middle of the industrial city of Noida symbolizes this commitment. As part of the Leadership Talk Series, the 8th batch of IPMX has been interacting with industry experts such as Mr. Bharat Salhotra, MD, Alstom Transport, Dr. Laura Oswald, Founder & Director, Marketing Semiotics, and Mr. NSN Murty, Director & Leader, Smart Cities, PwC.
|Induction: Batch Photo – IPMX 10
|Events: Iftaar Party World Environment Day – 5th June 2017|
|Events: Startup Conclave 2017 Shubharambh 2017|
|Shubharambh 2017 Shubharambh 2017|
|Leadership Talk Series|
|Leadership Talk Series Leadership Talk Series|
|IPMX is a melting pot of diverse functions, backgrounds and ideas, perfectly amalgamating theory with on field assignments and scenarios. Learning fundamentals of business, the program is an incredible enabler to develop new perspectives and approaches to take up new rigorous challenges & nimble decision as a business manager. These learning allows me to extend my design perspective & add onto my creative skills a rational; allowing to attain a perfect scope of becoming a business manager hailing from Fashion design domain.|
|-Palvi Chawla – IPMX10|
|The intellectual potential at the IPMX programme is astronomical owing to the diversity of faculty and students on campus. New perspectives and resetting of mental models is not a new phenomenon in class. Since we are an average of the personalities that we interact with on a daily basis, change is inevitable here. IPMX has enabled the onset of a transformational journey for me. With the plethora of management tools and in the company of great people, I look forward to a better version of myself by the end of the course after having spent in analytics and business research prior joining IPMX.|
|-Abhishek Yellepeddy IPMX10|
|Intellectually stimulating, competitive and supportive – are the three words that define my journey of IPMX. The programme focusses on learning and challenging, and is making sure that we remain competitive. The faculty is world class and maintain high teaching standards. IPMX gave me access to one of the best academic environments (library study material, case studies, etc.) to enable learning. The peer group is of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences which enables us to learn different perspectives’ whole experience has been truly exceptional and has given me a lifelong memory to cherish.|
|-Aman Sharma IPMX 10|
|It’s a universal fact that MBA provides not only core fundamentals of business but also intangible learning’s such as leadership, communication and teamwork. IIM Lucknow is no exception to this fact. It has been just three months into the IPMX program. And the most important aspect of IIML’s IPMX is that it is shaping me into a robust business professional and making me to believe that I can be a part of impact to any Organization / Society. I owe this transformation to the rigor, intense and exciting curriculum of the IPMX program. I also can’t undermine the role of diverse peer group, coveted faculty base and various workshops. To sum, the institute puts it’s best in giving the foremost quality education to its students. But the real challenge comes to those who have substantial work experiences. It is not easy for any individual to leave their comfortable jobs and enroll for a rigorous program that is full of projects, assignments, back-to-back classes, field trips and many more. For such individuals, I have one thing to say - Change is HARD at first, MESSY in the middle and GORGEOUS at the end.|
|-Eshaan Vyas IPMX10|
|As a pure finance guy joining IPMX was an association with a brand but little did I realize that I was joining a family and a community which integrates emotional and cognitive intellect. The distinguished and illustrious faculty here follows Discendo Discimus – ‘While Teaching We Learn’ so we have a free interactive ambience. Here one learns to unlearn and then learns the micro and macro perspectives of management and business without any chauvinism. IPMX is a journey of liberation from pre-conceived notions and cultivation of enlightenment. IPMX offers a once in a lifetime experience for excellence and growth in career and life as a whole.|
|Nikhil Manchanda IPMX 10|