Ninth Graduation Day Celebrated in the Sahyadri Campus
Mangaluru: The Ninth Graduation Day for the graduating students of Sahyadri College MBA was held in the Campus. One Hundred and Sixty-Seven students took an oath and received their graduation certificates from the Guest – Dr. Devesh Prakash, Associate Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS), EY India, and Chetak Lodaya, Senior Manager, Compensation and Benefits at LinkedIn.
Dr. Devesh Prakash, Associate Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS), EY India was the Chief Guest of the Graduation Ceremony. Dr Devesh is a PHD, CPA (Colorado, US), MBA, CMA and has over twenty years of experience in serving various shared services operations, Banking and finance services, technology and telecom clients. Dr Devesh has extensive accounting and auditing experience spanning across sectors. He has been dealing with Ind AS, US GAAP/GAAS and IFRS. Dr Devesh has proven excellence in developing Strategic USGAAP & IFRS accounting solutions; managing end to end accounting process improvement project and driving the change.
Chetak Lodaya, Senior Manager, Compensation & Benefits at LinkedIn graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. Chetak Lodaya is commerce graduate from J.G College of Commerce Hubli, with Master’s degree in human resources from Symbiosis (SCDL) and is a certified Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) from World at Work, USA. Chetak Lodaya has over 16 years of work experience & currently, he heads Employee compensation and benefits for LinkedIn India. Along with his core responsibilities of leading compensation and benefits, he also heads India wide efforts in sensitizing and creating awareness around LGBT community with an aim to make a difference in this area to ensure there is a greater sense of belonging by diverse groups of employees.
Dr. Umesh M Bhushi, Director – Strategic Planning, Prof. Balakrishna S S, Vice-Principal, Dr. J V Gorbal, Dean Academics, Dr. Vishal Samartha, Director, Department of Business Administration graced the occasion. Dr Vishal Samartha, welcomed the gathering and gave the glimpse of the College and the Department. She enlisted the achievements of the outgoing batch and took pride in the growth story of the Department.
Dr Devesh Prakash, thanked the management for giving him an opportunity to be part of the ceremony. Dr. Devesh said that he was awestruck with the infrastructure of the College. He took the students through his real-life experiences from where the students could draw a lot of lessons. He advised students to be devotees of learning and to practice a balanced state of mind. He concluded his speech with a Sanskrit Shloka and asked the students to work with honesty, diligence and without any fear.
Chetak Lodaya, shared his happiness to be part of the prestigious program. He beckoned the students to have the right mindset and be open to receiving feedback as it is a gift. He urged the students to keep learning and build solid relationships. He said that every professional must take time to understand other’s perspectives. He said that Life is the biggest teacher and one must keep recalibrating reinventing and rediscovering oneself. He also shared his life experiences and said that time never stays with anyone and one must be able to cope up with the changing times. In his concluding remarks, he said that one must not pay heed to others judgement and must concentrate on one’s ability and should chase their dreams.
This program was more momentous as it paved way for the signing of MOU with Ernst &Young for certification courses for MBA Students which uplifts the value of the MBA Grad’s in the job market. Ernst & Young is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, England. It is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.
Graduating students volunteered to share their experiences during the course of their study at Sahyadri and also assured to join hands with the institution in the form on industry-academia connects that shall contribute to the growth of the college.