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Mgmt students should build purpose-driven firms: Harvard prof

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Senior faculty of Harvard Business School, Prof Srikant M Datar, has exhorted management students to build purpose-driven organisations as the world will require many more "thoughtful and caring managers in the years to come."

The senior associate dean of the Harvard Business Scholl was speaking as the chief guest at the 53rd convocation of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta yesterday.

"Be open minded and willing to learn, act boldly and be responsible towards your organisation and society after you leave this premier institution," he told the students after after conferring diplomas to them.

A total 433 students were awarded diplomas at the convocation.

Chairman of IIM Calcuttas Board of Governors Shrikrishna Kulkarni said, "With passing years and increasing responsibilities, you need to be consistent with your dedication and eminence will seek you."


A total of 68 students were conferred Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX) and 50 students given the first batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA).

The IIM (C) also conferred 10 students with the Fellowship Programme diploma.

Director, IIM Calcutta, Prof Saibal Chattopadhyay also delivered his address.

'Satish K Sehgal Doctoral Student Award for excellence in scholarship and organizational citizenship' was awarded to Divya Sharma while the 'IIM Calcutta Alumni Association Mumbai Chapter Best Publication Award' was given to Bikramjit Ray Chaudhuri.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 08 2018. 16:05 IST
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