XXI Annual Convocation of FORE School of Management was graced by Ms. Manisha Girotra, Chief Executive Officer, MOELIS & COMPANY, India on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

XXI Annual Convocation of FORE School of Management was graced by Ms. Manisha Girotra, Chief Executive Officer, MOELIS & COMPANY, India on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. 171 students of PGDM (FMG - 21st Batch), 57 students of the PGDM (IMG - 6th Batch) and 33 students of the PGDM (WMG-20th Batch) received their diplomas.

Placements at FORE has been very good all these years. The average CTC for the Batch of 2013-14 was approximately Rs. 8 Lacs p.a. with 20% companies offering more than Rs. 10 Lacs p.a. whereas, the highest domestic CTC was Rs. 15 Lacs per annum. For this Batch, there were 3 International Placements and about 15 Pre-Placement Offers were made to our students. About 110 companies visited our campus this year. Some of these were Deloitte, Asian Paints, TATA Motors, Capgemini, DELL, Boston Consultancy Group, Bank of America, TATA Steel, etc.

The Batch of 2013-15, who have just moved into 2nd year, has completed their Summer Internship in 102 companies. About 60% of the companies have offered stipend to our students. The highest stipend offered to our students this year for Summer Internship was Rs. 35,000/- per month and 8 students received this stipend.

Mr. R.C. Sharma, President- FORE, while showering his blessings on the students, advised them "You have to be diligent all the time to grow in your life especially in the corporate world. As you go up, please be humble which will be liked by everybody even in the professional front." He reminded the students "Learning is a lifelong process and you have to upgrade yourself time and again."

The Director-FORE, Dr. Jitendra K. Das, welcomed the Chief Guest and presented the activity report for the year 2013-14 and addressed the students. He advised "You are now entering into the real world of challenges. On your path to success you might face difficulties, but don't be afraid of that. Hold your confidence. With faith, determination and strong willpower anything can be achieved."

Ms. Manisha Girotra in her address urged upon the graduating students to "Stay hungry, stay foolish. Remember success is not achieved or sustained as a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. The India today is young, exciting and vibrant - not burdened with legacy of the past. Today if you can imagine it you can achieve it, if you can dream it you can become it, so follow your heart, believe in yourself, retain your individuality and go out there to achieve your dreams." She also encouraged them to set ambitious goals and enjoy the journey.

The convocation ended with the students fully charged and bubbling with confidence to excel in their field of choice.