India has the largest aspirational society on this planet and this is a manifestation of the courage, knowledge and enthusiasm of its youth and the enterprise of its business leaders. Young generation will be an integral part of this aspirational society and will be engaged in generating economic wealth and creating social harmony to build an India of the 21st Century,” said Kamal Nath, President, IMT
“Management education has a unique opportunity to address global socio economic issue, by developing a generation of responsive citizens who are driven not by profit motive alone rather have a long term vision based on the philosophy of inclusive growth. At IMT, the universe of management education is centred on the basic tenets of awareness of self, society and Action Oriented learning.” said Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group.
According to Dr Bibek Banerjee, Director, IMT Ghaziabad, “In the last decade, we have witnessed the power of technology-enabled social networking manifested as mass dissent. The churning in the environment is palpable, and the challenges, both economic and social are expected to remain for some time to come. While this churn is frighteningly many, IMT Ghaziabad has attempted to respond to it proactively—by changing content, structure and delivery of curriculum of their PGDM programs, redesigning executive education and reframing resources toward doctoral programs.” The convocation would witness experts deliberating on the crucial issue, discussing ways to focus on emergent changes, and find synergies.
Dr V Panduranga Rao, Director, IMT Hyderabad says, “This convocation is very special for IMT Hyderabad, because students of its first batch are graduating today. It gives us great pleasure to see our students stepping out into the business world. We have always attempted to them from knowing mode to a doing mode and in turn to innovate for better lives, organizations and a better world. I am sure they will not only lead the business landscape, but they will also transform livelihoods and add value to human existence. I wish all success to this pioneering batch of IMT Hyderabad.”
The total number of students who have got the degree are 588 and 94 from Ghaziabad and Hyderabad campus respectively.
As Asia continues to propel the world economic growth, India has a huge role to play. While there will be a plethora of opportunities for talented young people, new challenges and responsibilities will become relevant. Business strategies during uncertainties, effectively harnessing technology, constructively employing social media, environment and social consciousness are some issue that CEOs all around the world are grappling with today. India’s role as a constructive player in the evolving global order will depend on how we shoulder the responsibilities of addressing these and new concerns that crop up. IMT Ghaziabad and Hyderabad is heading towards making valuable contributions to India business and industry.