• The Orientation program will be held for three days for the 2021-26 batch
• Dr. Sarkar said that the quality of the future depends on the quality of education that is accessible to the youth
• The institute welcomed 72 students from more than 17 states
• IPM aims to prepare students to grow mindset to have a global perspective towards management practice
Today, Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education, inaugurated the Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) at the Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya. The Orientation Program will be held for three days for the 2021-26 batch, and several eminent personalities graced the first day of the event with their wise words. The ceremony began with the lighting of the lamp, and a walk-through video gave a glimpse at the new 119-acre campus.
In his address, Dr. Sarkar acknowledged the Director, Board of Governors, and the talented faculty, and said he talked about how diverse minds can promote mutual growth. Sarkar also discussed the structure of the Integrated Programme in Management and elaborated on how it aligns with the National Education Policy. He stated that the NEP framework aims to reorient and re-align the whole education system through skill-based learning, and integration of science and liberal arts.
Furthermore, Dr. Sarkar talked about a multidisciplinary approach towards learning, and he also mentioned the need for Integrated Programs to imbibe the essence of NEP 2020 as it will help students from different socio-economic backgrounds. He praised the Institution’s mission to create mindful and emotionally responsible leaders and talked about how it aligns with the Buddha’s eightfold path. Dr. Sarkar said that we are moving back to our roots of Gurukul’s contemporary learnings with time.
In his concluding remarks, Dr. Sarkar said that the quality of the future depends on the quality of education that is accessible to the youth.
Prof. Prabhat Ranjan presented the batch profile and Dr. Raveesh Krishnankutty gave an overview of the curriculum and the structure of the program. The institute welcomed 72 students from more than 17 states. The five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) aims to prepare students to take up leadership positions and to grow their mindset to have a global perspective towards management practice.