Inauguration Programme of MBA-RM and MBA-ABM 2023-25 Batch

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KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized the inaugural program for the 2023-25 batch of the MBA (Rural Management) and MBA (Agribusiness Management) courses on July 13, 2023. The inaugural programme was graced by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Prof. Samita Samanta, Vice Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University; Prof. Saranjit Singh, Pro Vice Chancellor; and Prof. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar.

Welcoming the new batch, Dr. Achyuta Samanta explained the genesis of KSRM to them. He also appreciated the program designs, especially the internship component in each semester. The Founder also shared that both RM and ABM programs could contribute to bringing about change in society. He suggested that KSRM should connect more with KISS and the Kandhamal district to showcase them as live case studies.

Prof. Samita Samanta said that the students are at the right place at the right time since there is a lot of potential in the rural and agribusiness sector and growth in the sector is crucial for the overall development. She also asked the students that as matured individuals, they should treat this university as a nurturing ground for ideas. These ideas become powerful with commitment and action from the students’ side, she added.

Prof. Saranjit Singh urged the students to be the changemakers, move beyond placements and be an employment generator rather than an employment seeker. He asked the students to make use of the multidisciplinary ecosystem opportunity available at KIIT. Prof. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty highlighted the importance of KIIT group of institutions and the Founder’s vision of empowering underprivileged sections of the society to achieve development.

Earlier, Prof. Nishith Parida, Director, KSRM welcomed all the esteemed guests to the event. The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Damodar Jena.

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