Pune: Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM), Pune, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India, hosted its Convocation Ceremony 2018 for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Agri-Business Management (MBA) 2016-18 (24th Batch).
The PGDM-ABM course is recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi. Association of Indian Universities has accorded this course as equivalent to MBA degree.
During the Convocation, 64 students were conferred Post Graduate diplomas and certificates were handed over to them by renowned agri-scientist turned bureaucrat Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agriculture Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt of India and the Director General Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the presence of Upma Srivastava IAS, Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt of India. Mohan Mishra, Secretary, National Council for Cooperative Training, New Delhi, was also present.
Paul Jose ranked first and bagged the gold medal by securing the first position while Naveen Kumar Singh secured a silver medal in the PGDM-ABM 2016-18.
Mohapatra, in his convocation address, told the students not to forget their roots, culture and the environment, which gave them ample opportunity to lead the world. He also advised the students to be sincere, committed and focused to attain their goals.