IMT Ghaziabad Hosts Magsaysay Award Winner Dr Harish Hande for 5th I'M The Change Talk

NEW DELHI and GHAZIABAD, India, February 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Delves Into 'What Does Inclusive India Mean?' 

IMT Ghaziabad (IMTG), India's premier management school with a distinct focus on grooming Leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility, marked the 5th edition of the I'M The Change Talk, on January 31, 2018 with an inspiring session on 'What Does Inclusive India Mean?' by Magsaysay Award Winner Dr Harish Hande, Co-founder and Chairman, SELCO Solar Light Pvt Ltd. SELCO, established in 1995, provides affordable renewable energy services to the poor and underserved households in rural India. I'M The Change Talk is an integral part of IMTG's Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) Initiative - 'I'm The Change'.

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Setting the tone of the event, Dr Kasturi Das, Faculty-in-Charge, Sustainability & Social Responsibility at IMTG took the audience through the journey of the experiential learning SSR course from its inception in October 2016 to the current edition which features 91 live social projects being executed across the Delhi-NCR. As part of the SSR Course, which is mandatory for the First Year students of IMTG's flagship Two-Year, Full-Time PGDM Programme, student groups are working on the ground with communities in partnership with 13 NGOs and local government agencies in Ghaziabad. Dr Das went on to share with the audience the recognition and accolades received by the 'I'M The Change' Initiative, most recent among which was IMT Ghaziabad being selected by the United Nations' Principles of Responsible Management (PRME) as a PRME-Champion alongside 37 other leading B-schools from across the globe. The distinction, which was announced at the recently concluded World Economic Forum in Davos, bears testimony to the institute's commitment to its core philosophy of social responsibility.

In his address, Dr Harish Hande expounded his views on 'What does inclusive India mean?' Underscoring how the affluent, educated populace represented less than half of India, Dr Hande noted how empathy plays a vital role in solving social issues and how all it takes to make a difference is the desire to solve the problems plaguing the society. He went on to explain the contrast between financial and intellectual poverty which causes the stratification of society. Giving the packed auditorium a strong call to action, Dr Hande said, "We're all running towards a pipe dream in our country, and nobody looks at what we can personally achieve. We have to become the country of solutions rather than the country that complains."

While delivering the vote of thanks, Prof. Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, IMT Ghaziabad, commented on how IMTG's mission of grooming leadership through 'Innovation', 'Execution' and 'Social Responsibility' has found its expression in the form pedagogical and curricular innovations, such as the SSR course.

The "I'M the Change" initiative has time and again brought laurels to IMT Ghaziabad, helping the institute bag the Gold Award at the 'IMC Award for Excellence in Management Education 2017' held at IIM Lucknow as well as earning accolades at the United Nations' 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education, which was held in conjunction with the UN Political Forum on Sustainable Development, in New York City, USA. These past achievements along with this year's projects were chronicled through an art installation, coupled with an exhibition of select products and prototypes created by the various project groups in partnership with communities. The event was hosted by the Community Outreach & Social Projects (COSP) Committee, the nodal committee wherein students are actively involved in coordination of the I'M The Change Initiative under the guidance of the Faculty-in-Charge.

About IMT Ghaziabad 

Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMTG) is India's premier AACSB accredited management school with a distinct focus on grooming Leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility. An autonomous, not-for-profit institute, offering highly sought-after postgraduate programmes over the past more than three-and-a-half decades, IMTG currently offers four AICTE approved programmes - Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Full Time, PGDM Executive, PGDM Part Time, and PGDM Dual Country Programme (DCP). While the first three programmes are offered at the IMTG campus in Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR, India, the PGDM DCP is offered in collaboration with IMT Dubai campus. The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is the latest addition to the list which leads to PGDM Part Time. IMTG has been consistently ranked among the top management institutes of the country for its Leadership, Faculty, Research, Student Selection Process, Curriculum, Pedagogy, Industry Interface, Internationalism, Placements, and Infrastructure. 

Today, IMTG is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C-suite executives and thousands of professionals serving in leadership positions in the best-known organisations in India and the world, in key business functions of Sales, Operations, Human Resources, Consulting, Information Technology, Marketing, and Finance among others.

More at http://www.imt.edu.

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