From the Wires
Recent Developments at IMT Ghaziabad to set new Benchmarks in Management Education in India
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 8, 2012 06:10 AM
NEW DELHI, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
With its Newly Revamped Curriculum of Global Breadth, India Depth, IMT Ghaziabad has set its Foot to Span the World of Management With its Innovative Approach Towards Creating Global Leaders
IMT Ghaziabad is consistently being ranked as a top 10 management institute across all credible ranking agencies. IMT Nagpur and Dubai are also fast rising to the top league. All this is a result of several game changing initiatives in management education.
Mr. Kamal Nath, the Minister of Urban Development, and President, IMT Group recently stated, "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 and visionary leadership are requisites of the corporate world."
Clearly, 'Brand IMT' has been envisaged as a global brand, not just in terms of a campus in Dubai, but in terms of innovations as well. IMT Ghaziabad has concluded partnerships at a neck-break speed ever since the beginning of the 2011 academic session, with iconic institutions like the Kellogg School of Management (USA), International Business School of Service Management (Hamburg, Germany) - regarded as the leader in Service Management Studies - and top South Asian Universities like the University of Diponegoro, Semarang (Malaysia), and Sampoorna School of Business, Djakarta (Indonesia). Students at IMT Ghaziabad are the clear beneficiaries of these international internships.
"IMT Ghaziabad also launched India's first Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in association with Grenoble Ecole De Management, France, in 2012," elaborates Dr. Bibek Banerjee, Director, IMT Ghaziabad. "We also included new courses like International Business & India's Growing Integration and Business, Government & Society in India."
In June 2012, IMT Ghaziabad was also instrumental in bringing the 7th Global Business School Network (GBSN) conference to India. It was, infact, the first time that a GBSN conference was held in Asia. The conference was attended by luminaries of business education from 37 countries including the UK, USA, France, Switzerland, Denmark, South Africa, Nigeria, Nepal, etc.
"It was an honour to host the GBSN in Delhi. GBSN is the most important global think-tank on business education," summarises Dr. Banerjee. "Between 11th and 13th of June this year, the GBSN debated all possible nuances of 'How does management education empower development'. IMT Ghaziabad is happy to have played its vanguard role in positioning India as a prime business education destination in the world. We were able to develop and nurture a number of new and unique partnerships and programmes across the globe during the GBSN conference."
In 2012, IMT Ghaziabad concluded one of its lengthiest innovations - a complete curriculum revamp. A committee of 9 core faculty members, headed by the Director, Dr. Bibek Banerjee, had for quite a few years been working on a new curriculum, down to the way it was delivered. Entire courses were redesigned and restructured, and new courses included as well. Apart from IMT Ghaziabad's pool of 70 Faculty members, the curriculum was run through leading industrialists and corporate honchos before being implemented with the 2012 session.
"Entrants to the 2012-14 batch started their management education 15 days before they entered the IMT Ghaziabad campus, through its revolutionary, 15-day Pre-Foundation module," points out Dr. Banerjee. "The Pre-Foundation module ensures that by the time students enter IMT Ghaziabad all are at the same plane, prepared to attend the completely revamped 'industry interaction heavy' foundation programme. This year, we also collaborated with Genpact, a global leader in business and knowledge processes, to develop courses and research projects in the analytics domain at IMT Ghaziabad."
Interestingly, by allowing its passing-out students the liberty to defer their placement process by a year, IMT Ghaziabad has innovatively promoted the spirit of entrepreneurship. This policy inculcated in 2012, allows more number of students to go after start-up ventures, with the confidence of a fall-back plan.
About the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad:
Established in 1980, with a vision of creating intellectual capital relevant to the evolving techno-civilizational context, the Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad (IMT) has developed into a leading management school in India. IMT strives to contribute meaningfully toward the cause of inclusive globalisation and inter-connectedness, and stands out uniquely in the field of management education in terms of their education philosophy of scholarship grounded in contextual reality. Located adjacent to New Delhi in the National Capital Region of the country, it has a distinct locational advantage of having access to industries, NGOs, government departments and academic institutions across all sectors.
Since its creation, IMT has consolidated its base of intellectually motivated faculty, and generations of entrepreneurial and hardworking student body, to scale new heights and achieve new glories. IMT has been consistently ranked in the "Ivy League" of B-Schools in India by most major and credible media groups including the Economic Times, Business India, Outlook and Career 360.
IMT believes that in the space of scholarship and education, exchange of ideas through collaborations lead to superior outcomes of growth and development of all stakeholders of the profession. Currently, IMT has more than 70 working relationships with various universities across the globe, and engages in regular, meaningful and substantial exchange of ideas and knowledge.
On the face of unprecedented and fundamental changes in the interconnected world, IMT prepares its students to embrace dynamism and enterprise to create positive value for society. In doing so IMT creates not just managers, but leaders who are aligned with the current and future needs of the global economy and who create a difference to the world around them. For more information, visit www.imt.edu.
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