Siddharth Sethi, Co-Founder, InfoBeans and an alum of IIM Indore, has urged the one year full-time MBA (EPGP) students at IIM Indore to focus on having a bigger purpose in life while keeping on learning throughout life.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the 11th EPGP batch (2019-20) on April 22, Sethi referred to his own experience at InfoBeans, a CMMI level 3 software services company specializing in enterprise software development for web and mobile. “When we realised that our company needs a bigger purpose, we decided to provide a better work environment and value-added employment opportunities—and that became our purpose,” he pointed out.
- InfoBeans co-founder and IIM alum Siddharth Sethi tells EPGP students to focus on having a bigger purpose in life while keeping on learning throughout life
- During the program, students have the time to ideate their dreams and even validate them while studying
- IIM Indore Director Himanshu Rai shares a concept of three P’s, Purpose, Passion and Perseverance to achieve success
Sharing his own experiences while pursuing EPGP, he said the students should try and make the learning easy and enjoyable. “You have the luxury of already knowing what failure means and what is success. Now you have got the time to ideate your dreams and even validate them while studying here,” he added.
“Don’t worry about just your own job, but start thinking about creating value-added jobs. Don’t just think about adding another room to your own house, but also plan and help your colleague to buy a house on your trust. Contribute to the society—that will make you a better person,”
He told the students to always remain positive and not worry about just self, but also about people around. “Don’t worry about just your own job, but start thinking about creating value-added jobs. Don’t just think about adding another room to your own house, but also plan and help your colleague to buy a house on your trust. Contribute to the society—that will make you a better person,” he said.
IIM Indore Director Professor Himanshu Rai, speaking on the occasion shared a concept of three P’s, Purpose, Passion and Perseverance. “Always have a purpose in life, and know why you’re doing a particular thing and what purpose does it serve. If you don’t have any purpose, whatever you’re doing doesn’t even matter—-and it may be of no use either,” he added.
He said IIM Indore has a purpose of remaining contextually relevant, providing world-class facilities to the students and remaining socially conscious.
Prof Rai advised the participants to remain passionate about everything in life—be it class, family, profession or personal life. They should also avail of every opportunity to learn from their peers and the people around.
“Perseverance plays a very important role in life and getting into EPGP might have been easy, but going through this might be tough and require a lot of hard work. Make the best use of your time and learn as much as possible from the coming one year,” he added.
The first session of the induction program concluded with a Q&A where the new participants got an opportunity to interact with the faculty members. The second session witnessed briefings about the IT structure, Sports Infrastructure, Library and Hostel and Student Affairs in the Institute. A total of 43 participants have registered in the program.