8th batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management commenced on 11th June 2018 at International Management Institute (IMI), Bhubaneswar. The inauguration ceremony was held at the campus of IMI Bhubaneswar. Mr. Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority, Government of Odisha, was the Chief Guest for the inaugural session with the august presence of Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director, IMI Bhubaneswar, Faculty, Students and their parents. Students from diverse backgrounds and pan India locations enrolled in this 2 years residential, AICTE approved, Post Graduate Management programme.Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director, IMI-Bhubaneswar, in his inaugural address extended a warm welcome to all the students of the new batch. He spoke about positive attitude and ethical understanding, which makes a person different in the society. He stressed on the need of acquiring multifunctional skills and ability to adapt in diversified culture to compete at international level to excel as a managerial professional.Mr. Subroto Bagchi, Chief Guest for the inaugural session, emphasized on leadership development. He defined that strong leaders are those who can inspire and motivate employees to carry out a range of tasks to a high standard with Integrity.Shri V.C. Agrawal, President Corporate HR and Board Member, RP Sanjiv Goenka Group also had an interactive session with the students on “Performance & Health”, where he established the link between heath of an individual and its impact on the performance.During the course of next few days, the inaugural programme will be followed by introduction of various managerial skills, mantras, social enterprises & industrial visits and talks by corporate leaders RPSG Group, Times of India, HDFC Bank, Britannia Industries Ltd., Milk Mantra, Vedanta Limited, and OPTCL. In addition, various bureaucrats would also be interacting with the students. All faculty members of the Institute will deliver talks on the refresher courses in various management areas.