IMT Ghaziabad Students Celebrate 'Joy of Contribution' on I'M The Change Day
NEW DELHI and GHAZIABAD, India, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The Event Saw Representation From Tata Trusts, Bharti Foundation, Ghaziabad Development Authority and Sixteen Partner NGOs
IMT Ghaziabad, India's premier management school with a distinct focus on innovation, execution and social responsibility, organised the I'M The Change Day - the recognition and closing ceremony of the first chapter of the Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) Course, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The programme included a competition among eight short-listed SSR projects that reached the final round among the 74 SSR projects undertaken by the entire first year batch of the Two-year full-time PGDM Programme of IMTG. The shortlisted groups presented their projects in front of a panel of distinguished judges that included Ms Shireen Vakil Miller, Head - Policy and Advocacy, TATA Trusts; Mr Antony Nellissery, General Manager - Programs, Bharti Foundation; and Dr Nitin Madan, OSD, Ghaziabad Development Authority. The second segment of the event saw felicitation of the partner NGOs for the SSR course by Dr Ravikesh Srivastava, Dean - Academics, and Dr Kasturi Das, Faculty-in-Charge, SSR, which was followed by the distribution of certificates to all 74 SSR groups by the partner representatives. The event found representations from all partner organisations including Agewell Foundation, AROH Foundation, Asha Deep Foundation, Empowering Minds, Lakshyam, Project KHEL, Social and Development Research and Action Group (SADRAG), Smile Foundation, Sshrishti India Trust, Teach For India, and Udayan Care.
While addressing the students, Ms Shireen Vakil Miller said, "I congratulate all the students and the IMT for developing a mandatory course on sustainability and social responsibility. Social responsibility has always been at the heart of the work of the Tatas, and the Tata Trusts which hold 66% equity of Tata Sons have been working on various aspects of social development from health to livelihoods for over a 100 years. Do hope that every student who leaves IMT goes out with this spirit of responsibility in mind. "
"Truly commendable job done by the students of IMT Ghaziabad towards Sustainability and Social Responsibility. Making it mandatory as part of the MBA course of IMT is a good strategy for the students to imbibe the ethos of social responsibility in this era of materialism. The impacts of projects undertaken by the students in such a short time are remarkable and praiseworthy. Cheers to IMT team for changing with the signs of times," said Mr Antony Nellissery.
"Given the high quality of work, commitment and passion demonstrated by most of the SSR groups, it was a herculean task to shortlist projects for the competition," said Dr Kasturi Das, Associate Professor & Faculty-in-Charge, SSR. "Among 74 SSR groups, 22 cleared the first round of screening," she added.
About I'M The Change
Launched on October 1, 2016, the first steps taken under the I'M The Change initiative are: (a) a mandatory 3-credit experiential learning Course on Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) for the first year students of IMTG's flagship two-year PGDM full-time PGDM in which the students work hands-on in live social projects; and (b) a talk series called the I'M The Change Talk that invites stalwarts who have made exemplary contribution towards bringing positive social change.
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.
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