From A Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 18: IIM Shillong welcomed the fifth batch of its Post Graduate Programme for Executives - Maging Business in India and Chi (PGPEx-MBIC) with speakers making a plea for both India and Chi to collaborate with each other for combined progress of both countries and help resolve problems which confront both the countries like those of the urban slums.
The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Rohit Dwivedi, Chairperson of PGPEx –MBIC, who elaborated on the importance of PGPExecutive MBIC and its differentiation from other Intertiol business programs.
He said that Education needs to focus not only on business studies, but should also be sensitive towards the cultural and moral aspects of the host tions. Prof. Santosh Prusty from IIM Shillong started the iuguration ceremony with an invocation by chanting a Mantra on Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, a philosophy that inculcates an understanding that the whole world is one family.
The Guest of Honor for the iuguration ceremony were Prof. Ni Shixiong, Professor of Intertiol Relations, Fudan University and Prof. Lou also from Fudan University. Prof. Shixiong, an expert on America-Chi relations spoke on the importance of having such programs that focus on the economic, cultural, and business relations between two of the greatest economies and the power center of Asia to the rest of the world.
He also gave his insights to the batch on learning, urged them to always have a positive outlook in life and that one’s efforts to work harder than before at any age should be the goal.
Prof. Amitabha De, Director IIM Shillong, welcoming the new batch of 31 participants and the Chief Guest, Speaking on the occasion emphasized that the participants are the brand ambassadors of the Institute and the Country.
He also talked on the importance of peace and harmony for the development and healthy relations between the two tions.
Speaking on subsequent rounds of discussions with the new batch of PGPExecutive 2016-17, Dr. Aravind Yelery, Assistant Director & Associate Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), explained how economies can capitalize on historical approaches and extract relevant historical facts that eble a tion to progress ahead.
The 14-month PGPExecuive on Maging Business in India and Chi (MBIC) is a General Magement Program that has been designed by IIM Shillong and partnered with the Ocean University Chi (OUC), Qingdao. It is a fully residential programme spread across IIM Shillong and OUC campus.