Corporate Learning & Development Team of Great Lakes organized the valedictory function for the 2nd batch of PGXPFM for State Street HCL Services (Postgraduate Executive Program in Finance and Management) last Sunday at our campus. The event was presided over by Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran – Associate Professor of Accounting and Director of MBA studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and the Guests of honour were Mr. Ganeshkumar Ramkumar – Head of State Street HCL Services and Mr. Siddharth Sharma – Head of L&D at State Street HCL Services. Along with the guests, other dignitaries present during the event were Dr C R Rajan, Dr Elankumaran, Dr. Muthuraj and Prof. G N Radhakrishnan. Dr Sudhakar delivered the presidential address while Dr Rajan delivered the convocation address and Mr Ganesh delivered the valedictory address. Dr Elankumaran delivered a special address, Mr Siddharth Sharma spoke on how Learning and Development is a key driver of an organisation’s growth and Mr. B N Jayaprakash, Associate Vice President – Corporate Learning &Development delivered the concluding remarks.
The 27 participants were awarded with course completion certificates and transcripts by the dignitaries on the dais. The batch topper was awarded the Dean’s Gold Medal and the toppers of the four terms were awarded the Dean’s Merit List by Dr Sudhakar Balachandran. An important highlight of the program is that it was exclusively designed to suit the needs of State Street HCL Services and the course curriculum consisted of 20 modules, spread over 4 terms, from July 2016 to March 2018. Over the course of the program, these participants went through 400 learning hours.