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‘Charity is not scalable, steer clear of negativity, needless criticism’

OUR BUREAU Bengaluru | Updated on March 27, 2015 Published on March 27, 2015

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Narayana Group Chairman addresses the 40th convocation of the IIM Bangalore

Delivering the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore’s (IIM-B) 40th convocation address, the Chairman of Narayana Group of Hospitals, Devi Shetty, shared his own personal life experiences and career choice.

Advice to graduates

Shetty, a doctor, mentioned about the work that the Narayana Group has been doing to make healthcare affordable to the poor.

He also advised the young techno-savvy graduates to also be spiritual.

“God did not create everyone alike. He gave the wisdom of creating wealth to very few people but he also gave them the responsibility of looking after the less privileged ones,” he added. “Dream big, do not fear failure and do not ever give up. Always learn from others, preferably from their mistakes! Watching other surgeons operating, either you learn how to operate or how not to operate,” Shetty said.

Pointing out that charity is not scalable, he advised students to steer clear of negativity and needless criticism.

“Accept the world as it is; not as it should be. When things are going wrong, remember that things are never as bad as they look, and when things are looking great, they are never as good as they look,” he pointed out.

Role of technology

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman of IIM-B Board, in her address highlighted the achievements of IIM Bangalore during the academic year 2014-15.

She spoke on how technology and globalisation are creating a world that is a ‘boundary-less bazaar’ of equitable opportunities. “IIM Bangalore is cognizant of these changes and has ensured that the Institution is in sync with what’s happening globally,” she added. IIM-B Director Sushil Vachani, in his address, inspired students to pursue their dreams without fear of failure and emphasized the importance of students needing to develop a global perspective in today’s interconnected world.

Globalisation

“An important area of focus for IIM-B has been an increasing emphasis on globalisation of our programs, our research and our impact.

“The launch of new international field courses has dramatically raised the number of PGP students who travelled abroad for study from 34 per cent of the batch to 64 per cent.

“Similarly, from the Executive PGP and the Public Policy and Management programs, 100 per cent of our students spend time abroad. Such exposure prepares our students for leadership in the world economy,” he pointed out.

Published on March 27, 2015
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