Event On : 15 Jul 2017
iLEAD bid farewell to an outstanding batch of management and media professionals who will be making a mark in the society with their leadership and entrepreneurship skills. Students along with their parents attended iLEAD Convocation 2017 on 15th and 16th July at the Dale Carnegie Auditorium. The theme for the convocation was“Off to See the World”, a flight simulation to create a memorable journey which covered places like Dubai, Beijing and Istanbul.The three floors of the institute were adorned in the décor of these three places. The ground floor was decorated as Beijing, the second floor as Dubai and the top floor as Turkey in colours of Istanbul.
The destination of “iLEAD Airlines” a complete simulation of an actual flight experience was Bejing International Airport. The convocation ceremony on Day 1,started with addressing the students of the graduate and post graduate level management pass outs by iLEAD Chairman Mr. Pradip Chopra and chief guest Ms Rekha G Warriar, the Regional Head of Reserve bank of India who is also the regional director of West Bengal, Sikkim and Andaman Islands of RBI. She was felicitated by iLEAD chairman, Mr. Pradip Chopra.The management faculty and students in their ceremonial graduation gowns experienced the convocation which was nothing short of being glamorous like the other leading B schools of Kolkata.
First it was the turn of the BBA batch of 2014- 2017 who were praised for their approach in studies and co-curricular activities. After the certificates were given, Lee Yen Tien Jacklyn was presented with the Award for Overall Attendance for BBA and Siddharth Gupta won this award for the MBA batch. The award for Best Performer in Academics for BBA batch was won by Soumendu Maitra and for MBA batch this award was given to Suresh Chandra Shaw.
Then it was time for the final awards and the award for Best Contributor in Co-curricular activities was won by Nikita Shah from BBA. The award for Best Performer in Sports was given to Arsheen Aman from BBA. Finally the Student of the Year Award was given to Abhishek Tiwari from BBA.
Some dynamic BBA and MBA pass outs spoke about their educational experience and memories in iLEAD. Finally the ceremony came to an end with the announcement of the flight landing at Beijing International airport. This was not the end of the occasion and there were dance performances on some hit Bollywood numbers by the juniors.
Day 2 of the convocation ceremony in iLEAD was for BMS and MSc batch of media science. The chief guest of the occasion was Mr. Snehasis Sur who presented the trophies to the meritorious students of the 2014-17 BMS and MSC 2015-17 batches of media studies. Mr. Snehasish Sur is currently the Bureau Chief of Doordarshan Kolkata and has vast experience as a journalist and media person in Radio and Print industry.
From the BMS batch, the Best Overall Attendance award was given to Rajasmita Dutta and the award for Best Performer in Academics was given to Anisha Das. BMS pass out Aisha Sheikh and MSc pass out Shruti H Popat and Anisha Das shared their experience and memories of being a student at iLEAD. The top performers in the MSc batch included Sanchari Halder for Best Overall Attendance, and Shagufta Rahaman, for Best Performer in Academics. Yatika Kochar won the award for Best Contributor in Co-Curricular activities and Lekha Lohia was the winner for being Best Contributor in Photography.
At the convocation, iLEAD also launched its new travel initiative “Window Seat” which included travel deals like Western Caribbean Cruise on Harmony of the Seas, the biggest cruise ship of the world for Thanksgiving 2017.
The teachers of the media science also shared their experience about the passing out batch through a very heart rendering video footage. The convocation ceremony on both days ended with an eating arrangement at the rooftop adorned in Turkish market décor with dishes like Mongolian Wok, Crepela, Veg Pizza and much more. Students and their parents were elated with the Convocation and this occasion will be cherished in the hearts of iLEAD Alumni for a long time to come.