Convocation Ceremony held at GIM Campus

The Goa Institute of Management (GIM) held its convocation ceremony at its campus at Sanquelim. 455 students across five programs celebrated their success when they were awarded certificates for completing their Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
This convocation was special because it was the first for students in the PGDM-BIFS programme, which commenced in 2020.
Professor Anil D. Sahasrabuddhe, Chairman of the AICTE, was the convocation's chief guest. The convocation was officially opened by Mr. Ashank Desai, Chairman of the GIM Governing Board. An invocation song was then performed by members of the OxyGIM band.
Dr. Ajit Parulekar, Director of the Goa Institute of Management, congratulated all five PGDM programme graduates. He then gave the audience a summary of the annual report's highlights. He presented GIM's accomplishments in the areas of placements, newly offered courses, research & publications, sustainability, ranking & awards, international tie-ups, and much more in his report.
The presidential address was delivered by Mr. Ashank Desai, the principal founder and former chairman of Mastek Limited, as well as the current chairman of the GIM Governing Board. He praised GIM's outstanding achievements in academics, research, alumni relations, and other areas, and expressed optimism that the school will reach new heights in the coming years.
Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabuddhe lauded GIM's academic endeavors as well as initiatives such as sustainability practices and GiveGoa. He praised the campus's facilities and wished GIM continued success in the future. He also provided motivational instances of how graduates might succeed in their corporate careers, which the audience applauded.
All 455 students were conferred diplomas from Dean-Academics Dr. Neeraj Amarnani, who were thereafter handed to them by their respective programme chairs, Dr. N. Venkatesh (PGDM), Dr. Arif Raza (PGDM-Healthcare Management), and Dr. Rathish R Bhatt (PGDM-Big Data Analytics), Dr. Abhishek Ranga (PGDM- Banking Insurance & Financial Services) & Dr. Amiya Sahu (PGDM-Part Time). Later, Gold and Silver Medals were presented to students excelling in academics and extracurricular activities. 
The valedictory speech was given by Mr. Shivam Garabadu, and the vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Sumit Dutta, Registrar and Controller of Examinations at GIM.
GIM had made special preparations for the convocation with an AC tent accommodating 1400 people along with live streaming on YouTube.