The campus is abuzz with activity. The atmosphere is quite unlike that of a management school. There are multitudes of students who form the crowd, formally clad potential corporate professionals and some others who stand out despite the seriousness of a business school.
The school is a perfect blend of students who have industry experience and those who are starting from scratch.
“Having sufficient industry experience gives you insight into different aspects of issues that come outin case studies. You get to know and grasp fully well why these cases unfolded in a certain manner. It is wrong to believe that you can’t cope if you don’t have sufficient experience. But, it gives you that edge over other students if you do because then you’re buffering your work experience with factual knowledge,” Angad Singh, a student at IMT says.
The institute also has several student-run committees, such as HRUday and Make a Difference Foundation — which form an integral part of their management training course at IMT.
Other initiatives such as Tatva recognise and reward the budding managers on their application of theories and ideas in the corporate world during their summer internship programmes.
“These activities contribute to our all-round development and most of us do it voluntarily because the kind of exposure they provide is unparalleled. In a way, they also ignite that competitive spirit in us,” adds Singh.Since its inception in 1980, the school has risen to great heights through its rigorous curriculum and activity-oriented programmes.
“From a historical perspective, the institute is very different now from what it was earlier. Today, it is all about innovation, energy and practical applications that are its USP. It is also an action-oriented institute and that is something that sets it apart from other B-schools,” says Bibek Banerjee, director, IMT Ghaziabad.
“I was part of the third batch (1982-84) of IMT and I have watched the school grow into one of the finest management education institutions in India. If you look at market trends, then the satisfaction level of employers at IMT has always been very high and this trend continues even today,” says Rajiv Karwal, founder of Milagro Business and Knowledge Solutions.
Established in: 1980
Main courses: PGDM, PGDM (executive)
Other courses: PhD, management development programmes
Course fee: Rs 11.5 lakh (for PGDM)
Number of students per batch: 420
Faculty-student ratio: 1:16
Facilities offered: Hostel, mess, medical insurance
Day zero placements in 2011: 30%
Top recruiters: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Procter & Gamble, Cola Cola, Infosys Technologies, Deutsche Bank
Famous alumni: Ad guru and lyricist Prasoon Joshi