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IIM Lucknow Welcomes New Batches with a Comprehensive Three-Day Induction Program

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LUCKNOW : Indian Institute of Management Lucknow welcomed its 40th batch of Post Graduate Programme (PGP), 21st batch of Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM), 10th batch of Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGP-SM), and 25th batch of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with an elaborate three-day induction program. The inaugural event was graced by the esteemed presence of Shri Munish Sharda, Executive Director, Axis Bank and an IIM Lucknow alumnus, Class of 1997.

In addition to the Hon’ble Chief Guest, the inaugural program witnessed the presence of the top leadership team of IIM Lucknow including Prof. Archana Shukla, Director; Prof. Vikas Srivastava, Dean Programs; Prof. Suresh Jakhar, Chairperson PGP; Prof. Dipti Gupta, Chairperson PGPSM; Prof. Pushpendra Priyadarshi, Chairperson Doctoral Program; and Prof. Priyanka Sharma, Chairperson Student Affairs & Placement.

The three-day induction program will provide a comprehensive introduction to the institution’s culture, academic rigor, and the plethora of opportunities available for personal and professional growth. The event commenced with the student pledge, marking a symbolic beginning of their journey at IIM Lucknow.

During his inaugural address, Shri Munish Sharda, Executive Director at Axis Bank and an IIM Lucknow alumnus from the Class of 1997, emphasized six key principles of leadership. He said, “IIM Lucknow is more than just an institution; it’s a cradle of leadership. Our ethos rests on six guiding principles: First, cultivate a growth mindset and use setbacks as stepping stones. Second, give more than you receive for unexpected rewards. Third, ask insightful questions. Fourth, adopt lifelong learning. Fifth, embrace ‘First Principles’ thinking. Lastly, build your character with humility, curiosity, and purpose. These principles are foundational to your journey here, empowering you to lead with integrity and make a lasting impact.”

Welcoming the new batch, Prof. Archana Shukla, Director, IIM Lucknow, said, “Embarking on this journey at IIM Lucknow, you inherit a legacy of 40 years of growth, a testament to what this institution can offer you. Focus inward to discover your true potential rather than comparing yourself to external standards of excellence. Remember, you cannot replicate others; strive instead to be the best version of yourself.”

Prof. Shukla emphasized, “At IIM Lucknow, success hinges on personal commitment and cultivating new habits. Our goal is your holistic development, not just job placements. Mental well-being and physical fitness are our pillars. Let’s break free from routine and seek clarity together, engaging in meaningful introspection to define your purpose over the next two years.”

Prof. Vikas Srivastava, Dean, Programs, IIM Lucknow, addressed the students, saying, “With over 12,000 alumni and accreditations from renowned institutions, IIM Lucknow has a legacy of excellence. As you embark on your journey here, do not limit yourself to a single direction; explore and enrich yourself with everything that is being offered.”

Prof. Srivastava added, “Do not become a utility maximizer, instead focus on those aspects that resonate deeply with you. Avoid the trap of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and external validation. Focus on what you are passionate about and give it your full attention. You can’t excel in everything, but you can excel at what you are truly good at.”

This orientation session at IIM Lucknow will engage the new batch of students in interactive discussions with multiple stakeholders from academia and industry, providing them with a comprehensive overview of opportunities for holistic development. These sessions aim to help students build a roadmap for their personal and professional growth.

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