IIM-A honours its IAS alumni, five other achievers

Two such alumni — Kartikeya Misra, Collector of East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, and Rohan Chand Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh — were honoured at the third IIM-A Young Alumni Achiever’s Award on the campus on Thursday along with five others.

Written by Lakshmi Ajay | Ahmedabad | Published:June 23, 2017 6:07 am
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The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A) graduates are better known to scale corporate heights but it turned out on Thursday that as many as 446 have joined civil services. Two such alumni — Kartikeya Misra (PGP, 2004 batch), Collector of East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, and Rohan Chand Thakur (PGP, 2006), Deputy Commissioner of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh — were honoured at the third IIM-A Young Alumni Achiever’s Award on the campus on Thursday along with five others.

Rakesh Basant, Dean of Alumni and External Relations said, “While we give awards in various categories like corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, writing and sports, this year we have honoured the achievers in public service also.”

He added, “If we include those who have passed our short-duration programmes of 21 days as well, the number of alumni to have joined the civil services goes up to 446. We will release the names of successful alumni in our alumni newsletter soon.”

Thursday’s winners will meet the new PGP batch, which commenced early this week.

Misra, who joined IAS in 2008, has pioneered a food security project with economist and politician Jairam Ramesh that is now replicated all over AP. He said IIMA’s academic rigour helped him implement DEEPAM scheme, under which 1.75 lakh LPG connections were given in less than 60 days.

Other winners are Rahul Agarwal ( Lenovo India), Sucharita Mukherjee (IRMR Capital), Sudhir Sitapati (Hindustan Unilever), Tulsi Naidu (Zurich Insurance) and Yashish Dahiya (CEO of PolicyBazaar).

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    Somya agarwal
    Jun 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm
    Hi, What should be the achievements done by an IIM aspirant...minimum 6 achievements so that he/she can show in an good profile... Plz don't write the reply that it is not necessary...make sure to write the achievements...6-10 achievements What an IIM aspirant should have in an good profile... Hope for a prompt reply!
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    sanjay kumar
    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:51 am
    It is again a right moment where I am too pleasant to share my view about why people studing at IIM ,A think to be something else rather than being a part of corporate world . As we all know that respect in the society is much more valuable than that of money so maximum want to go to civil services rather than going to corporate world though there is not much income as in corporate world but still ,in order to serve thier society ,mama a prestegy in the society they are have to do so .....let them serve as officer ,being skilled men in corporate sector since they will serve the society by thier corporate skill that is generally needed to apply at defferent sectors in which are appointed as officer ...may his give such person some more skill and knowledge so that they could be able to manage it a little more easily ........
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