1. IILM Convocation 2015, Presided Over by His Excellency, Mr. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India

IILM Convocation 2015, Presided Over by His Excellency, Mr. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India

The Convocation of IILM for the Class of 2015 was held on 5<sup>th</sup> May 2015 at its Lodhi Road campus. His Excellency, Mr. Nadir Patel, High ...

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The Convocation of IILM for the Class of 2015 was held on 5th May 2015 at its Lodhi Road campus. His Excellency, Mr. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India presided over the ceremony and awarded Diplomas to the Graduating students.

80 students completed their Post Graduate studies at IILM this year.


IILM Director Dr. Smitha Girija welcomed the Chief Guest, His Excellency, Mr. Nadir Patel. Mr. Nadir Patel completed his MBA from Stern School of Business, New York University and the London School of Economics. He began his career in 1990 with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. In 2003, he moved to the Privy Council Office, serving as Chief of staff to the National Security Advisor, Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, and Deputy Minister to the Deputy PM. Mr. Patel served as Consul General in Shanghai from 2009 to 2011. Before moving to New Delhi, Mr. Patel served as Chief Financial Officer at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.


Highlighting some of the achievements of IILM, Dr. Girija shared with that IILM has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact Initiative, PRME, since 2008. In September 2013 IILM was selected as a PRME champion business school. Only 30 B-schools from all over the world have been given this honor and IILM is the only one from India and Asia.

IILM is also in the 10 member advisory group to the PRME secretariat. It has been given the responsibility of developing a framework for faculty development for the PRME a task which IILM has undertaken together with Babson College and the Copenhagen Business School. With the support of UN Global Compact and PRME, IILM is actively involved in promoting the proposed Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

She further added that IILM was accorded the prestigious SAQS Accreditation by AMDISA in April 2013. SAQS is the South Asian Quality Assurance System, an EFMD supported initiative in South Asia. Only 15 other business schools in India have received this accreditation till date.

IILM offers a wide range of Executive Education Programmes on various platforms and has completed 10 years of Training programmes for IAS and IPS officers. Almost one tenth of the IAS officers in Government of India have attended Training Programmes at IILM.

IILM has very recently signed a MoU with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. IILM and Indian Institute for Corporate Affairs will jointly conduct programmes for Government officers and executives of PSUs and corporates. IILM has also signed a MoU with National Skill Development Corporation. The objective of this partnership is to introduce Skill based training in various areas.

IILM’s Senior Director, Professor Rakesh Chaudhry was part of the delegation accompanying Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on his visit to Canada last month. During this Visit, IILM signed MoU with Canadian Institutions for Skill building and training in area of sports. IILM is finalizing Articulation Agreements with reputed Canadian universities and Colleges. These will enable IILM undergraduate students to study for first two years at IILM and final two years in Canadian Colleges and Universities for their Bachelor’s degree.

His Excellency, Mr. Nadir Patel congratulated the passing out students on completion of their studies. He impressed on the students that as they enter a new phase of life, they would realize the importance of education. He advised the students to remain grounded to their values and ethics as they move upwards on the ladder of success. He also advised the students to enjoy their jobs and never be afraid of experimenting with their careers. He concluded his address with best wishes to the students.

Ms. Aarti Rai, President, IILM Institute for Higher Education, presented Dr. Kulwant Rai Gold and Silver medals to the meritorious students.

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His Excellency, Mr. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India  awarded Diplomas and Certificates of Merit to the students.
President IILM, Mrs. Aarti Rai Mehta presented Dr. Kulwant Rai Gold and Silver medals to the meritorious students
Convocation of IILM for the Class of 2015
His Excellency, Mr Nadir Patel addressing the students at the Convocation ceremony at IILM, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
His Excellency, Mr Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India – Lighting of lamp at IILM Convocation 2015

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