On the occasion of the 36th SPJIMR Day on April 17, 2017, Dean Dr. Ranjan Banerjee expanded on the meaning of "Courage.Heart", words that are now an integral part of the SPJIMR brand identity:
It does not take courage to follow the herd. To gossip about people behind their back. To change yourself to be more like the herd to fit in. To do ‘whatever it takes’ to be liked by peers and colleagues. It takes courage to realise that being respected is more important than being liked. It takes courage to demonstrate respect for others, when the herd instinct says that shared vices and pulling down people who are ‘different’, is the quick road to popularity.
It takes courage to accept your mistakes. It takes courage to ask yourself what you enjoy, and continue asking that question even it makes you uncomfortable. It takes courage to struggle and improve, when things seem terribly difficult at work.
Courage and heart go together...
Celebrations at SPJIMR on the ocassion of 36th Foundation Day