15th Convocation of EDI’s Post Graduate Diploma Programmes took place on 19th April, 2014. Honorable Chief Guest for the evening, Mr. GM Rao gave an inspiring speech to the students and motivated them to keep their desire for becoming an Entrepreneur alive to achieve success.
Tania Rauth received a Gold Medal in Services Management. This is what she has to say about her wonderful EDI journey & achievement :
“Two years of sweat work, patience & lots of experiential learning made my Gold Medal in Services Management and highest CGPA in the batch possible. I sincerely thank my Gurudev (Jai baba swami), faculty members, batch-mates who showered their confidence and love by selecting me as their Class Representative for 2 years continuously,my juniors. Thank you EDI and all those who believed that ‘i cannot’ as they challenged and motivated me to achieve my best. So this is just the beginning.”
-Tania Rauth, Gold Medalist in Services Management
Harsh Dave achieved a Gold Medal in Family Business in Management. This is what he has to say about his achievement & experience at EDI :
“Finally,Gold Medal for Scholastic performance in Family Business Management Belongs to Me!
Finally the rush for the ultimate achievement in academics comes to an end! The journey from a student who was every year “passed and promoted” to a student of good repute and Medal holder, was fantastic. Achieved a lot in these 2 years apart from the the gold medal and the degree. It were the super cool seniors, best of the best batch-mates and wonderful and fun loving juniors. The campus life and Ediots will always be missed forever.
Thank you EDI. Thanks a lot juniors and thanks a lot batch-mates.”
-Harsh Dave, Gold Medalist in Family Business Management
Harsh Dave’s father, who was overwhelemed with his son’s achievement & success as a student of EDI, sent EDI a review.
“Dear Prof. Sunil Shukla
Well, if I talk about Harsh, my son, he was an introvert during his school days. As a student of Best High School, Maninagar, he avoided attending majority of the classes and was annually promoted to the next higher class.
Subsequently, when we moved from Maninagar to S.G. Highway Harsh was admitted to Hiramani Higher Secondary School, where he not only continued clearing annual examinations but also got interested in varied sports as well as martial arts. Gradually, he transformed into an active Short Put and Volleyball player. He also represented, Ahmedabad District Judo team, consecutively for two years.
The X class brought a significant change in Harsh’s academic performance. When the board results were declared we received a pleasant surprise; Harsh had secured 74 % marks in the examination. This was absolutely unexpected!
Earlier, Harsh was least interested in academic studies. However, the love and respect gained from friends, family and acquaintances on securing achieving 74 % in X class made him realize the significance of good academic performance for leading a decent, successful life and hence he started taking studies seriously. He was quite clear about his desire and often used to say: “I want to do something which is practical, apart from this history and social science work.” In the XII class Harsh opted for Commerce stream and began learning as well as exploring his academic life on his own. He was working so hard that even the School Management expected him to emerge as one of the leading board rankers. But Harsh could not find his place among the board rankers. Even at the school level he stood II (with a difference of mere 1 mark); the School Principal commented: “Harsh, no one remembers who stood II in exam; you are going to remember this difference of mere 1 mark for your life time.” This somehow motivated Harsh and he turned-up to me and said “Dad, now things will be in my favour, just watch how I perform!” And Harsh started pursuing his studies with zeal and worked really hard during his initial years of B.B.A. His dedicated and focused efforts ensured that irrespective of the nature of examination he would be placed among the top rankers. He also stood fifth at University level.
Unfortunately, at his final year of B.B.A. Harsh could not secure the first rank and stood second. But this made him even more passionate as he realized the importance of maintaining consistency in performance rather than being complacent with mere one time achievement.
As a student of EDI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE), Harsh’s performance had been quite good; thanks to the conducive environment of EDI campus, ever helpful Faculty and Staff members as well as the commendable leadership of the PGP Chairperson as well as the Institute Director. The PGDM-BE programme groomed Harsh to enable him in fulfilling his dreams. Harsh remarked beamingly: “EDI, is one of the best place for people looking for a practical approach, especially in entrepreneurship education”. The individual attention towards students from well experienced faculty members along with a properly designed course structure of the programme completely transformed Harsh into an extrovert, encouraging him to fulfill his desires and dreams.
Just as Harsh, I also will be unable to forget these two years that he underwent at EDI. When Harsh bagged a Gold Medal in Family Business Management at EDI, he made me feel happy and proud about his achievements!
I heartily thank Director-EDI, Chairperson (PGPs) and all Faculty as well as Staff members for grooming and supporting my son in accomplishing his career goal.
EDI is a platform that not only creates entrepreneurs, but also transforms an individual to face the challenges in their coming journey. We are proud to have students like them who work hard to keep their dreams alive.
EDI wishes All The Best to the passed out students of PGDM-BE for a great future ahead.