Mixed Feelings- Convocation 2018

Another batch of students graduates from IIM Indore today. Actually, there are multiple programs from which students will graduate. The PGP MX (a weekend program), EPGP (full time exec. program), the FPM and FPM (Industry)-doctoral programs- and the flagship programs of 2 years and 5 years (Dual degree).
(Above- a class of PGP MX in progress during their campus visit)

Many students whom I have taught are among them, and it's a mixed feeling while we see them go away. Not knowing if or when you will see them again, but feeling good to see them come of age and explore new territories, a la Ulysses, looking for the unknown in the untravelled world. I quote from the poem (Ulysses, by Tennyson)-

I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use!

The inevitable has to happen, and the young have to find their way. We will be a part of all who we have met!


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