bright students of the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B)
were Friday awarded gold medals for their outstanding performance
in the post-graduate programme (PGPs) courses at the B-school's
37th annual convocation in this tech hub.
Of the 371 graduates passing out from the reputed institute in
management course, gold medallists Ritesh Ritollia bagged first
rank and Shravan Chandra second rank while Anish Nazimudden was
judged for best all-round performance.
In the software enterprise management course, gold medallists
Harsh Vitthal Badli secured first rank while P.S. Sanjeev Kumar
was honoured for best all-round performance among 96 graduates.
Out of 28 students who passed in the public policy and management
course, gold medallist Neelima Rebecca Phillips got the best
Of the 62 graduates in the executive management course, gold
medallists Vimal Chandra was ranked first while Harish Balkrishna
Shetty was selected for best all-round performance.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao, who was the
chief guest at the convocation, presented the degrees to the
two-year PGP batch of 571 students passing out in the four main
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, who is also chairman
of the B-school, addressed the students in the presence of their
parents, director Pankaj Chandra, institute faculty and
An electrical engineer from IIT-Roorkee, Ritolia will soon join
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in New Delhi, while bio-engineer
from IIT-Kanpur Sharma has been selected by the global financial
services firm Nomura to work in its London office.
Nazimudden, an electronics engineer from Birla Institute of
Technology & Science (BITS) at Pilani in Rajasthan, will also join
BCG as a management consultant.
Similarly, Badli, a computer science grad from Visvesvaraya
Technology University (VTU) at Belgaum in Karnataka, is a geek at
Honeywell Technology Solutions Ltd.
Kumar heads solutions engineering for the APAC region at Philips
Lighting and Neelima is an additional general manager in the
state-run BSNL at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.
Vimal Chandra, an electronics engineer from Lucknow, has worked in
various capacities at Indian Oil and IT bellwether Infosys, and
Shetty, an electrical engineer from Mumbai University, will soon
join Tata Consulting Services (TCS) in Mumbai.