17th Convocation of RIM


RIMconvocationLHis Majesty the Druk Gyalpo and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck graced the 17th Convocation of the Royal Institute of Management as the Guest of Honour.

His Majesty awarded the certificates to 211 alumni graduating in the field of Master of Management (MM-20), Master of Public Administration  (MPA-6), Post Graduate Diploma in National Law (PGDNL-27), Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA-36), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM-40), Post Graduate Certificate in Management  (PGCM-6), Diploma in National Law (DNL-25), Diploma in Information Management System (DIMS-21), and Diploma in Financial Management (DFM-30). His Majesty also awarded to the best faculty member and best staff awards.

The 17th Convocation is a historic moment for the institute as it is the first time that the institute is witnessing the successful graduation of its first batch of Masters (MM and MPA) and PGCM graduates.  Coinciding with the occasion, His Majesty then launched the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program which will commence from February 2014.  Like the MM and the MPA programmes, the MBA is also a joint programme with the University of Canberra, Australia which is funded by the AusAID and RGoB.

Also present for the occasion were Hon’ble Parliamentarians, Professor Greg Boland, International Director and Professor Mark Turner, Head of Business and Government from the University of Canberra, Australia, Hon’ble Board members of the institute, other distinguished guests from various ministries, international organizations, embassies and agencies and other dignitaries.

The institute hosts the convocation for the graduates annually to celebrate the culmination of learning by the students and efforts put in by the faculty and staff of RIM.

– By Kinley Tshering (Information and Media Officer)