• By Dr Bibek Banerjee, Director, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) is one of the top business schools in India. The fi rst and oldest campus is located in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Established in 1980 by eminent industrialist Mahendra Nath, IMT now has three other campuses, one each in Nagpur, Hyderabad and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). IMT believes that to stay relevant in the context of shifting dynamics of globalisation and increased competitiveness, it is important to continuously focus on management education, which is evolving around the pillars of Knowledge, Action and Self-belief. With this premise, it strives to advance quality in academics, research, dynamic global linkages and vibrant industry interface. It considers its responsibility to create ethical and value-driven individuals who would use management education as an enabler for the self and society at large. Consistently ranked amongst the top 10 management schools in India, the strong foundation has been laid by the distinguished faculty, committed students and competitive ‘learning environment’ that resulted in excellence.

Academic Programmes

IMT has a varied portfolio of programmes to cater to the need of quality management education in India. It has:

  1. Doctoral Programme: In addition to its existing doctoral programme, IMT Ghaziabad has launched Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Programme jointly with Grenoble Ecole de Management, France (GEM). This degree programme gives executive talent in India, the opportunity to leverage their rich and deep work experience to obtain a globally renowned Doctoral degree.

  2. Post-Graduate Programmes in Management: To the regular PGDM - full time programme of IMT, the Dual Country Programme (DCP) was added to the Institute’s portfolio in 2010, wherein students spend their fi rst year at IMT Dubai and the second year at IMT Ghaziabad. This programme allows students to gain critical insight into the world’s key economies, India and Middle East

  3. In 2012, IMT had collaborated with ISS to provide a joint MBA degree in Service Management to candidates with minimum fi ve years of professional experience. This will be a 2-year, 4-semester programme. The participants will spend their fi rst year at IMT and the second year at ISS. The course will be accredited by FIBAA body, Germany.

  4. PGDM (Executive): This is a full time AICTE approved 15 months specialised residential course for professionals with minimum fi ve years of work experience. The course provides an ideal platform for mid-career executives to develop managerial and leadership competencies while adding value to their prior work experience.

  5. PGDM (Part-Time): The three-year part-time Post- Graduate Diploma in Management is aimed at providing opportunities for working professionals to take up formal management education while pursuing their jobs in order to gain knowledge and build on analytical and decisionmaking skills to develop into more effective managers in the industry. The programme incorporates fl exibility in timing and choice of electives and has special features designed to take into consideration the demands of the offi ce time of working professionals.

Faculty

The academic and research environment at IMT Ghaziabad attracts the most competent, qualifi ed and experienced faculty from both academia and industry. Currently, the institute has a strong team of 77 highly qualifi ed, research-oriented, full-time faculty members with a strong desire for learning. The faculty at IMT Ghaziabad keep themselves abreast of latest developments in content and pedagogy of management education and ELD (Executive Learning and Development). The achievements of the faculty range from performing in academics and excelling in organising and administering additional responsibilities. IMT also received the fi rst AIMS International Outstanding B-School Leadership Award for 2012-13 and the Best Institute Award in Indian B-School Award Ceremony organised by Discovery Education Media on January 21, 2013.

Placements

With an excellent and consistent placement record, the campus has been visited not only by traditional recruiters but also by new companies across all the sectors. Despite adverse market conditions, regular and new recruiters were robust in hiring from the campus and have maintained their faith in the quality of students and curriculum. The batch received job offers from sectors such as FMCG, Consulting, Market Research, Engineering Industries, Projects, Pharmaceutical, IT & ITES, BFSI, Telecom, Automotive, Energy & Power, Retail etc.

 

Dr Bibek Banerjee, Director - Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

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