SHILLONG, April 7 � All together 150 students studying management at the IIM-Shillong graduated today during the 6th Annual Convocation held at its temporary Mayurbhanj Complex here.
A total of 119 students were awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), while 31 students were awarded the Post Graduate Programme for Executive Diploma.
Addressing at the convocation, Tata Chemicals Managing Director Ramakrishnan Mukundan told the students to have simple needs and to live with a purpose. He also urged them to pursue their dreams and fulfil it rather than becoming a part of other�s dreams.
Our Shillong Correspondent adds: Citing the examples of several companies with emphasis on usage rather than ownership, Mukundan said, the digital world has made �usage more valuable than ownership�.
He pointed out that Apple, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, don�t have a factory. Or for that matter, Uber, the largest taxi company, doesn�t own a single taxi! Facebook, the world�s most popular media, creates no content, while Whatsapp with 3 million messages a day, doesn�t own servers.
Asking the students to choose their career based not on salary alone, Mukundan said, that at the end of the day what matters most is �not the size of the purse, but size of purpose�. He added that he has great hope from the present generation entering the workforce that they would be sensitive to the environment, society and individual communities.
Earlier, Sanjeeb Kakoty, faculty member at IIM-Shillong, delivered the opening address.