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IIM-V welcomes 2nd batch of MBA students

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The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Visakhapatnam inaugurated the second batch of its Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program today at its permanent campus in Gambhiram. The program witnessed a significant increase in enrollment, with a 25% jump in batch size compared to the previous year. Professor Happy Paul, Program Chairperson, attributed this rise to the program’s growing popularity among working professionals seeking to enhance their skill sets.
Professor Kaveri Krishnan, Admission Chair, unveiled the profile of the incoming EMBA Batch 2024-26. The batch comprises 180 working professionals with an average of ten years of experience, representing a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, IT, banking, consulting, e-commerce, telecommunication, and retail. Notably, women comprised 28% of the participants.
The ceremony’s chief guest, MVN Rao, Head – of Corporate Learning & Development at Larsen & Toubro Ltd., commended the participants for choosing the IIMV EMBA program. He emphasized the critical role of upskilling for working professionals in today’s dynamic business environment. Rao elaborated on the future landscape where graduates will leverage the acquired skills and outlined the essential qualities of future workforce members. He underscored the importance of stakeholder management, strategic execution, and a technologically adept yet humane approach. He urged the participants to remain focused and actively engage throughout the program to maximize their learning experience.
Welcoming the new batch, Professor M Chandrashekhar, Director of IIM Visakhapatnam, assured them of the institute’s dedication to providing an exceptional learning experience. He encouraged them to strive for excellence and collaborate with peers and faculty to develop case studies reflecting contemporary management challenges.
Anish Srikrishna, CEO of TimesPro, elucidated how the two-year program will equip learners with crucial skills, foster cross-sectoral knowledge sharing through peer interaction, and cultivate leadership qualities fundamental for individual and organizational growth. The ceremony also recognized outstanding academic performance. MVN Rao presented Certificates of Merit and felicitated students on the Director’s Merit List from the EMBA batch of 2023-25.

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