In this Month's Nostalgia section, we would like to introduce you to Ms. Rina Mohapatra who paid a visit to IMI Bhubaneswar in July 2014 for a Guest Lecture on Corporate Readiness for Young MBAs. Ms. Rina Mohapatra who is currently posted as Joint Secretary to government, Higher Education Department also served as Chief GM (P&A), IDCO, Bhubaneswar, and Joint Resident Commissioner, Office of the PRC, New Delhi.

Ms. Rina Mohapatra was enthralled, upon her arrival at IMI Bhubaneswar. The 16-acre lush green campus, the exquisite building and modern infrastructure left her speechless is what she expressed to the audience. She discovered that all the pupils were well-versed in management and other aspects of a business.
In her speech, she defined corporate readiness as acquiring the information and abilities required to qualify for and succeed in the chosen career. She went on to remark that when someone starts working for the first time, they are befuddled by the corporate culture, new practices, norms, and standards. He or she finds learning corporate etiquette, also known as business etiquette, quite challenging. She stated that every company should adopt corporate etiquette while keeping ethics and integrity in mind. It differs from one culture to the next, from one sector to the next, and from one country to the next.

The presence of such eminent personalities at our Institute makes it what it is and what IMI Bhubaneswar longs to be i.e., an institution of knowledge and wisdom. Students at IMI, Bhubaneswar always get the opportunity to interact and network with business professionals from all business sectors and different walks of life.