Published On: 2016-06-27 06:00:00
IMT Ghaziabad Commences 37th Batch of PGDM and 7th Batch of PGDM DCP.
India’s premier management school Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad announced the commencement of the 2016–18 batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Dual Country Program (PGDM–DCP). This is 37th batch of PGDM and 7th batch of PGDM–DCP. Following the registration process, the students are currently undergoing a weeklong orientation program. The Orientation Program aims at sensitising the new batch of students towards institute’s philosophy, curriculum, pedagogy and developing their knowledge base before regular classes commence.
The PGDM 2016–18 batch comprises 19 percent female and 81 percent male students. They come from 24 Indian states. 79 percent of the batch pursued Engineering degrees at the undergraduate level while 21 percent students are from diverse disciplines such as Science, Commerce and Arts. 65 percent of the batch has prior work experience while 35 percent are freshers. The average work experience of the batch is 14 months.
The PGDM–DCP 2016–18 batch comprises 15 percent female and 85 percent male students. They represent 21 Indian states. 67 percent of the batch pursued Engineering degrees at the undergraduate level while 33 percent students come from diverse disciplines. 45 percent of the batch has prior work experience while 55 percent are freshers. The average work experience of the batch is 8 months.
All the students across both the above programs are aged between 21 and 28 years.
The weeklong orientation program kicked off on Monday, June 20 with the ceremonial lamp lighting and prayers. Dr. S. K. Batra, Dean Academics provided an introduction to IMT Ghaziabadand Dr.ReemaKhurana, Program Head, PGDM introduced the program to the new batchof students. Keeping with the IMT tradition, the inaugural ceremony also witnessed an immensely inspiring keynote by Ms. Jaba Sen Menon, Head, Communications & Brand, Centum Learning Limited and anIMT alumna of 1988 batch. While reminiscing her two years at IMT 30 years back, Ms. Menon emphasised on the need for the young mindsto practice three Ds, viz Discipline, Determination, and Dedication in order to become exemplary leaders and better global citizens.
This was followed by an open question and answer session for students with the Director, the Dean and the Program Head. The new students also engaged with Student Affairs and Welfare Committee (SAWC) and Vishal Goyal, Corporate Relations Head, IMT Ghaziabad.
Introducing the students with the Program Dr.Reema Khurana said, “The philosophy of the IMT’s PGDM is four-fold – Balancing long and short term objectives, Grooming leadership, Leadership starting with self, and Knowing doing and being.And the program architecture is designed to appropriately shape an individual who is not only a successful professional but is also capable of self-assessment, balancing and improvement through continuous learning.”
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay, Director IMT Ghaziabad said, “The focus of IMT’s philosophy of grooming leadership is on Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility. They have introduced multiple courses and modules in order to realise the same. For instance, a Personal Growth Lab and Assessment Centre, a module for Organisations Based Projects and a course encompassing Business, Government, Society and Industry (BGSI). They are realigning the program so as to accommodate these need-of-the-future initiatives. Soon they will also have a full-fledged Design Lab on the campus. Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay is sure that this will provide an edge to the IMT graduates.
About IMT Ghaziabad
IMT Ghaziabad is a top ranked business school with more than 35 years of legacy. It has been consistently ranked top 10 by various credible ranking agencies like Business Today, Business World, CRISIL, GHRDN, Careers360, CNBC TV 18 etc. It has the most extensive and exclusive industry partnerships in the B school arena today. In the words of IMT’s President Shri Kamal Nath “The world is shrinking. The corporate world even more so. Economies across the globe are rapidly integrating into a mega world economy. In this era of strategic alliances, joint ventures and unpredictable market conditions cross-cultural capabilities combined with visionary leadership are requisites for worldwide Corporates. Clearly the need of the hour is LEADERS with a global perspective on economic, technological, cultural and political interfaces with business.”
IMT offers its students the best-in-class management education and industry knowledge. The Institute transforms its students into global business leaders who are capable of handling big roles within business, social, economic, political, and cultural contexts.
The academic and research environment at IMT Ghaziabad attracts the most competent, qualified and experienced faculty from both academia and industry. The institute today has a strong team of 60 highly qualified, research-oriented, full-time faculty members with a strong desire for learning. To enhance the cross-cultural learning of the students, they also have 9 adjunct faculty members from the USA, UK and India. These international faculty members spend significant time at IMT Ghaziabad teaching and working with our resident faculty. The faculty at IMT Ghaziabad keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in content and pedagogy of management education and Executive Learning and Development (ELD).