SJIM commemorated its 54th Foundation Day on 24th March 2023. This year, the event was presided over by Mr. Hemant Malik, CEO of ITC Foods Limited.
The event began with an invocation dance. The Chief Guest, Mr. Hemant Malik; SJIM Director, Rev. Dr. Manoj D’Souza SJ;Dean, Dr. Rajagopalan;Associate Dean, Prof. Lawrence, and Rohith KC, student representative, then lit the traditional lamp, as the SJIM choir led the audience in a hymn.
In his welcome address,Rev. Dr. Manoj D’Souza SJ mentioned that SJIM has continually been at the forefront of educational innovation. Founded in 1968, SJIM is Karnataka’s oldest business school. This year, SJIM has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and its PGDM degree has been recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to an MBA.
Mr. Hemant Malik, CEO of ITC Foods Limiteddelivered the Foundation Day Address. The session was highly interactive, and Mr. Malik touched upon the strategic and marketing aspects of the FMCG industry, pointing out its immense consumer growth potential in India.
In keeping with SJIM’s mission, SJIM annually awards a citation and cash prize to an organization whose business model has had a measurable social or environmental impact. This year, the SJIM Entrepreneurship Award was presented to Desiri Naturals, who, through harnessing bulls for oil extraction, simultaneously help farmers and rural women earn fair prices for their efforts.
Following this, SJIM honored the rank holders from the first- and second-year students. The event rounded off with an entertainment program, based on the classical forms of different Indian dances. Rohith KC, General Secretary of the Student Council, delivered the Vote of Thanks.