In his public engagement after announcing his decision to quit as Chief Economic Advisor (CEA), Arvind Subramanian addressed students at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L).
He addressed the fresh students of IIM-L’s 34th MBA and 15th MBA-Agri-Business Management (ABM) batches on June 24, 2018 at the campus. Subramanian advised students to prepare themselves with skill sets and knowledge for a changing global economic landscape.
Dr Shravan Subramanyam, managing director, Roche Diagnostics India and Neighboring Markets, stressed that ‘change’ and ‘choice’ would be the two key words that will determine their future career path.
IIM-L director Ajit Prasad Director advised the new students to work hard, but stressed that happiness was the key to achieving a more fulfilling life. Meanwhile, the Institute admitted 447 students, including 30% women pupils. Ushering in more diversity to the batch, the commerce and economics students constituted 18% of the batch, whereas engineers accounted for 70% of the strength.
Last week, the news of Subramanian’s resignation and his desire to return to the US for personal reasons, had come in the public domain after a social media post by union finance minister Arun Jaitley. Subramanian had started his term as CEA on October 16, 2014 for a 3 year term. Later, he was asked to continue for another year, which prolonged his term until October 2018.