IIM Ranchi celebrated its 10th Annual Convocation Ceremony

IIM Ranchi celebrated its 10th Annual Convocation Ceremony

Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, the ninth member of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management family, was established on December 15, 2009, under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India with the extensive support of the Government of Jharkhand. The Institute has been accorded the status of ‘Institution of National Importance by the introduction of the IIM Act 2017.

The Tenth Convocation ceremony was held on Thursday, 24th February 2022 at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium, IIM Ranchi, Pundag Campus. The convocation ceremony was organized through both online and offline modes.

Shri Arjun Munda, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and delivered the convocation address. The event had Chairman, Board of Governor, Director, faculty, staff, graduating students of IIM Ranchi.


The convocation ceremony started with the Academic Procession followed by Saraswati Vandana, Lighting of the Lamp, and National Song. Prof. Shailendra Singh, Director, IIM Ranchi delivered the Welcome Speech and presented a brief report about the institute. 

Prof. Singh extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guest, Shri Arjun Munda, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs, Govt. Of India; Shri Praveen Shankar Pandya, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIM Ranchi; Shri CS Aman Poddar, Chairman – Ranchi Chapter, ICSI, and the audience. He said, “We congratulate all the graduating students across four programs. The institute has performed outstandingly, based on Ministry of Education MOU’s criteria carrying out drastic adjustments during the adverse situation of COVID-19. We have signed MOUs for various collaborations, such as the AIIMS Deoghar and EDII Ahmedabad. Moreover, students should learn to be thankful, start with thanking your parents, elders who have made numerous sacrifices, and teachers. He advised to the students:

1. Shift your focus from profitability to sustainability of enterprises where you work.

2. Work for harmonious coexistence of the organization, society, and environment.

3. Always imbibe behavior that reflects the core values of IIM Ranchi- humility, honesty, and hard work.

Prof. Singh briefed about the successful impact created by various programmes such as, Radix, TedX, International Yoga Day, Vigilance Awareness Day, Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Rashtriya Ekta Divas, Fit India Movement, and Pledge on Jal Andolan for COVID Appropriate Behaviour.   He mentioned that IIM Ranchi has taken several other initiatives, such as Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Vikas Yojana, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, and Each One Feed One.


During the 10th convocation, degrees were conferred on 305 students from the graduating students from the various programs, such as: 

               PhD: 06 Students

MBA:  203 students

MBA- HRM: 72 students

Executive MBA: 24 students

 The recipients of the awards were:

MBA (2019-21 batch)

First Position (Recipient of BoG Chairman’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Vansh Gupta
Second Position (Recipient of Director’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Bibek Guha Sarkar
Third Position (Recipient of Programme Chairperson’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Siddhant Malhotra
Fourth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Ms. Parushi
Fifth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Shri Himanshu Verma

MBA-HRM (2019-21 batch)

First Position (Recipient of BoG Chairman’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Ms. Shivakshi Singhal
Second Position (Recipient of Director’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Mebin Dominic
Third Position (Recipient of programme Chairperson’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Ms. Tania Chadah
Fourth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Ms. Mehak
Fifth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Ms. Shubhi Teotia

Executive MBA (2019-21 batch)

First Position (Recipient of BoG Chairman’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Rajneesh Kumar
Second Position (Recipient of Director’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Jay Kishan Saraff
Third Position (Recipient of Programme Chairperson’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Sachin Deo Kumar
Fourth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Shri Siddharth Shivam
Fifth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Shri Ajit Kumar

Prof. Ashish Hajela Memorial Award awarded goes to Shri Avneet Singh Saini for securing highest GPA in the Strategic Management Area in MBA 2019-21 Programme.

ICSI Signature Award – Gold Medal awarded goes to Shri Vansh Gupta for securing highest CGPA in the MBA 2019-21 Programme.

MBA (2018-20 batch)

First Position (Recipient of BoG Chairman’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Jasmeet Singh Bindra
Second Position (Recipient of Director’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Hutanshu Kamal
Third Position (Recipient of Programme Chairperson’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Rahul Sinha
Fourth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Shri Thaker Khushal
Fifth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Shri Dimilkumar Narendrabhai Patel

MBA-HRM (2018-20 batch)

First Position (Recipient of BoG Chairman’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Ms. Surabhi Sethi
Second Position (Recipient of Director’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Ms. Kanupriya Jain
Third Position (Recipient of programme Chairperson’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Ms. Kodedela Haritha
Fourth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Ms. Gazal
Fifth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Ms. Writuparna Nath

Executive MBA (2018-20 batch)

First Position (Recipient of BoG Chairman’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Kaushik Chopra
Second Position (Recipient of Director’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Ashish Chopra
Third Position (Recipient of Programme Chairperson’s Medal & Certificate of Merit) Shri Ankur Mandal
Fourth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Shri Vishal
Fifth Position (Winner of Book Prize) Shri Avnish Kumar

Prof. Ashish Hajela Memorial Award awarded goes to Shri Alok Raj for securing highest GPA in the Strategic Management Area in MBA 2018-20 Programme.

ICSI Signature Award – Gold Medal awarded goes to Shri Jasmeet Singh Bindra for securing highest CGPA in the MBA 2018-20 Programme.

This was followed by an address by Shri Praveen Shankar Pandya, Chairman, BoG, IIM Ranchi, and Shri Arjun Munda, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, the Chief Guest.

Shri Pandya, Chairman, BoG said-” I would like to welcome Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Mundaji, Shri Aman Poddarji, Director Shailender Ji, our learned faculties and our present BoG, parents, and students. It gives me immense pleasure to be a real-life crusader in Shri Arjun Mundaji, especially from the place which has been his workplace for decades. He has been championing the cause of tribal peoples in India and especially in Jharkhand where the tribal population is highest.  You can see that difference his crusade in the upliftment of tribal and I could see as I am a trustee of one Teacher School which is running one thousand schools in tribal areas across India and first school was started in Jharkhand. So, I can see that unless you lift the tribal and villagers as India largely lives in villages and unless this belt is uplifted you won’t be doing progress of the country and that has been very well understood by our Prime Minister. Now coming back to the institute, I would start with the Director who roughly joined 5 years ago, at the institute which didn’t have its campus, which had minimum faculties and running classes from Suchana Bhawan and students residing at Khelgoan. The task was important because this was the Institute of National Importance which required certain kinds of standards and facilities which need to impart to our students. And I can say that with the support of BoG, the first agenda taken up was to create this infrastructure because students deserved it. So with the relentless effort, we are on the verge of completion of campus. Even our convocation is happening on campus which shows we can complete it soon. NIRF ranking of the institute has improved and I am sure that next year we would be in the top 10 institutes. I would like to thank the faculties who are imparting knowledge to the students because they are the base. Our Director was reading the number of publications by our faculties which have gone up. The students here are the best of the best as you pass through the prestigious institute of the country. With that, I wish all my students all the best and thank my faculties, Director and BoG, and especially Mundaji to grace the occasion.”

Shri Arjun Munda, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, the Chief Guest congratulated the ‘business leaders of tomorrow’ at the 10th convocation at IIM Ranchi asking them to use their zeal to empower innovative ideas for the social standing as he believes it is the duty of the students at one of the premier institutes such as IIM Ranchi. He concluded by adding that “The government body led by the Prime Minister applauds and encourages the student by promoting the welfare of such students by providing them a strong platform so that students can have the opportunity to join such innovative courses.”. He visions to impart his wisdom and educational facilities to every region in Jharkhand and wishes that the legacy continues in the upcoming years.  

 The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.