Induction Program 2019

-Aishwarya Chachad.

The start of any new journey is always memorable, but at IMDR it was extra special as it welcomed students to a community that would be their home for the coming years. The program started with an ice-breaking session which helped students from different backgrounds to connect with each other.

The induction program was for 12 days through which the students had a chance to interact with the faculty, seniors, super seniors and corporate experts from various fields. The Chairman Shri Adesh Gokhale addressed the students, who were inspired by his speech.

There were sessions to develop presentation skills, inculcate entrepreneurial thought process, introductory session to accounts and statistics, discovering self and studying human values. There was a guest lecture by entrepreneur Harshad Bhagwat, Founder & CEO of Wordsmaya, that inspired students to walk on the entrepreneurship path. There was a session by author, Aashish Chandorkar, which gave an insight into politics of Maharashtra. Besides the learning and self-development sessions, there were also many fun activities conducted, such as Chart making, Treasure hunt, Pune darshan, Talent Hunt, Heritage walk and video sessions on mega factories and mega kitchen. Pune darshan was the best way for us to bond and have a free informal interaction with peers as well as the faculty.

During the end of the induction was an activity that challenged us to stand and present in front of around a hundred students and faculty members and express our views through a presentation. It gave students the push they needed to come out of their shells, identifying our weaknesses and for setting a path for improvement.

It is said that “In the waves of change we find our true direction”. The Induction program set the direction for a beautiful journey that all the students sre looking forward to.