The orientation programme of the 2020-22 batch of PGDM students of the Programme of Insurance Business Management, BIMTECH witnessed giants of the insurance industry addressing the students.
Mr Tapan Singhel, Managing Director & CEO Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd., and the Chief Guest for the day, shared his corporate journey, starting from an officer in a public sector undertaking to his elevation as an MD & CEO of a leading private insurer of the country with the budding insurance professionals. “Overcome all odds in life and have a never give up attitude to problems. Keep on learning new things with time – There are times, you are required to perform a task that you are not acquainted with, but pick up the gauntlet, and do the same work with confidence and a positive attitude” exhorted Mr Singhel.
In her address, Guest of Honour of the day, Ms Malti Jaswal, Senior Consultant, World Bank & Advisor, National Health Agency shared her life journey and her experiences in different organisations. She emphasised on the need to learn new things with time in an ever-changing environment
The Programme started with the welcome address by Dr. Abhijit K. Chattoraj-Professor and Chairperson-PGDM-IBM stressed on the need to be an achiever in life and gave examples of several achiever sand visionary managers. He felt that Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, the director of BIMTECH qualifies as a visionary institutional builder, who built a great institution like BIMTECH from the scratch. He assured the students that were in safe hands of knowledgeable and competent members of faculty.
Prof (Dr) K.C. Arora, Professor of Finance and the Registrar of the institute, enumerated various advantages of joining the insurance programme at BIMTECH. He highlighted the various coveted national and international accreditations that BIMTECH as an institution enjoys. BIMTECH is the only institute along with XLRI Jamshedpur to be granted Category 1 graded autonomy by AICTE and was also rated by NAAC as an A grade institution.
Prof Manoj Kumar Pandey made a short presentation about PGDM – Insurance Business Management Programme, giving details about programme structure, curriculum, tie-ups with international insurance bodies like CII UK, Swiss Re etc. He summed up student’s achievements of previous batches and interactions with corporates over the years for final placement of students.
This was followed by a brief introduction of faculties associated with the IBM programme namely Dr Abhijit Chattoraj, Prof. KK Krishnan, Prof. Manoj Kumar Pandey, Prof. Pratik Priyadarshi, Prof. Manoj Pareek, Prof. Saloni Sinha and Prof Monika Mittal.
Prof K.K. Krishnan proposed the vote of thanks to Mr. Singhel for sparing time for students and sharing his wisdom with the students. Prof (Dr) Harivansh Chaturvedi blessed the new students and thanked Mr. Singhel and Ms Malti Jaswal profusely for sparing their time for the orientation programme and being with the students.
Prof Pratik Priyadarshi proposed eloquently the vote thanks to Ms Malti Jaswal. Students were also fortunate to be blessed by Prof (Dr) Anupam Varma – the Deputy Director of the institute. Post lunch, there was self-introduction by students followed by a lively quiz competition actively participated by the new students. The entire programme was anchored and coordinated by Prof Monika Mittal.