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Opening up new vistas

education Updated: Sep 21, 2011 10:43 IST
Garima Upadhyay
Garima Upadhyay
Hindustan Times
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His excitement knows no bounds as Rahul Kumar, a final-year student of the postgraduate programme in management (PGDM), shares his plans for the student exchange programme to Sweden where he is a part of a five member team. “I am looking forward to the student exchange programme with Karlstad University in Sweden. I am proud of the fact that I’ll represent India through my institute.”

“The focus this year is to expose our students to global standards of education. We are trying to put in place as many student exchange programmes as possible. The first (student exchange programme) is with Karlstad University, which will be followed by a conference in the month of February next year. Also, we are in the process of finalising some programmes with Middlesex University, University of Uganda etc. We are also contemplating setting up an international centre, talks are on,” informs Dr A Kumar, director IMS.

Apart from learning more about the culture and traditions of the people of Sweden, Rahul Kumar hopes the programme will help him add to the learning he has been exposed to within the institute.

IMS students study in a trimester system, which makes the programme extremely rigorous. “Our students are made to put in a lot of hard work because we run a trimester course. The case-study based teaching methodology and industry visits help them gain an insight into industry requirements,” says Saurabh Choudhary, academic dean.

It is not all work and no play at this institute.

IMS has various extra curricular activities.

Within their residential units, students have various facilities, such as table-tennis, billiards, basket-ball and other sports.
The institute’s gymnasium has the latest exercise equipment. After a rigorous work out, one head to the cafeteria or the entertainment centre, and students say they find it easy to relax and let their hair down.

The library is also a great resource centre with more than 35,000 books and subscriptions to over 250 print and 1056 national and international online journals. There are CDs/DVDs, e-journals, reports, case studies, conference proceedings, training manuals, databases, etc. A digital resource centre has about 48 computers to help students access online study material.

The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled, the classrooms air conditioned and equipped with projectors and mikes. The classroom environment is extremely interactive and the teacher explains relevant cases while explaining various management concepts.

Factfile
Established in:
1990
Main courses: PGDM
Other courses: PGDM MM. PGDM IT, PGDM TM
Course fee: R8 lakh
Number of students per batch: 330
Faculty-student ratio: 1:30
Facilities offered: At their residential units, students have facilities for table-tennis, billiards, basket-ball or other sports
Day zero placements: 19%
Top recruiters: Uflex, HSBC, HCL, ICICI, Birlasoft, Castrol
Famous alumni: Anshul Jain, Birla Soft Ltd; Sumit Kumar Sharma, Wipro Technology Ltd

Timepass
The campus has ample space and students flock to areas outside the library and the cafeteria. Since it is a residential campus, students don’t go out much. Every year the institute takes its students out for an education cum entertainment trip

Wishlist
I wish the campus was located in Delhi. It is much more happening than Ghaziabad,” says a student who doesn’t wish to be named

College ke baad
I owe a lot to IMS in my corporate success. IMS taught me how to be an outstanding business leader and a professional
— Punit Mehrotra