2014-03-07 14:33:23 - • Students Receive PGDM and DCP Degrees at IMT Hyderabad and Ghaziabad ‘Convocation 2014’
India, March 07, 2014: The Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad and Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad held the Convocation for the class of 2014 at Ghaziabad campus on March 6, 2014. Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry, Chairman, Tata Sons Limited, delivered the Convocation Address on this occasion. The ceremony was presided over by Dr. V Panduranga Rao, Director, IMT Hyderabad and Bakul Nath, Vice-President, Board of Governors, Institute of Management Technology.
According to Dr. V Panduranga Rao, Director, IMT Hyderabad, “The ultimate aim of education is to make you a better human being and to be able to place the well-being of a larger less fortunate group over your personal goals. It has been attempted to imbibe in you the spirit
of learning through questioning and discussion and inculcate logic, reasoning, team spirit, tolerance for ambiguity, sincerity, dedication and enterprise through classroom and extracurricular activities. It is expected of you to be at the forefront in creating opportunity for others, in furthering the cause of national growth and in raising the bar of professionalism.”
Director of IMT Ghaziabad, Dr. Bibek Banerjee addressed the outgoing batch: “During your stay at IMT, you have been nourished on a rich diet of knowledge, skills and attitude, intended to make you fit to excel in the world of practice. In order to ensure success and accomplishment in your professional life, you will need to connect the dots – the theory and simulations with real-world situations and challenges, and combine these inputs with your own ingenuity and judgment, in order to solve the kind of problems that you will be faced with.
“I have been pleased to spot that unique IMT spirit of can-do mingled with humility and an openness to learning from any situation clearly thriving in you. I expect these attributes to blaze your individual trails of glory, may I remind you to keep returning to IMT with your experience and pass on your accrued wisdom to the coming generations of you as well.”
In the words of the esteemed chief guest of the ceremony, Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry, Chairman, Tata Sons Limited, “The most significant of the challenges beset upon the industry across the world is to ensure high standards of ethical conduct and good corporate governance that stakeholders expect from corporate sector. Long term commitment to values need to be demonstrated by the industry leaders. In an increasingly interdependent world, young managers are required to develop the sensitivity to societal concerns, and use the many tools that are available.”
The graduating batch consists of 170 students from over 19 states and has about 30% female students.
The best performers of the batch were awarded medals to reward their efforts. The class topper securing a Gold Medal is Guntupalli Pranav Mitra.
The program wise toppers are:
• Jawahar Prashant and Dipali Bamzai from the General Management area securing Gold and Silver respectively;
• Pranav Mitra and Sapna Sharma from the Finance stream securing Gold and Silver respectively;
• Pratik Lahoti and Jaydev Mukhia from the Marketing stream for Gold and Silver respectively.
About IMT – Hyderabad
IMT Hyderabad started its operations in July-2011 with a two-year full time PGDM program. The Institute has a state of the art 30 acre campus situated near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. The PGDM program has an innovative and industry relevant curriculum with integrative courses that provide a holistic picture and learning about real life business situations and problems. The pedagogic approach followed by the institute is student centric, participative, experiential and team-based. As part of its efforts to prepare the students for industry, 30% of the sessions in the regular courses are conducted by practitioners from different sectors of business. The second semester of the first year starts with the Business Orientation Program (BoP). The Industry centric approach is also reflected its extended internship program, which a student undertakes during the intervening period between first and second year. The internship extends over a period of 14 weeks. Dr. V. Panduranga Rao is the Director of IMT Hyderabad. IMT is a leading educational establishment rated among the top 10 business schools in India, with campuses in Ghaziabad, Nagpur and Dubai, besides Hyderabad.