(IC-RMS 2013) on November 30, 2013 at I.M.S. Ghaziabad
Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad organized an International Conference on “Reinventing Management Strategy: The Design for Future (IC-RMS 2013)”, on November 30, 2013. The conference was organized under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Conference Chair and Director, IMS Ghaziabad and Mr Rakesh Chharia – Managing Trustee, IMS Society. The International Conference provided an ‘academic – industry interface’ for generating intellectually stimulating discussions by bringing together renowned experts in different fields of Management and IT from India and abroad.
Highly renowned and reputed experts from academia and industry across the globe were part of the conference. These personalities included
- Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma, CMD, Amrapali Group;
- Prof. Brij Mohan, Dean, Emeritus, Louisiana State University, USA;
- Dr. Shiv Kumar Tripathi, Professor, Mzumbe University, Tanzania;
- Dr. K. L. Johar, Former Vice Chancellor, Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar ;
- Mr. Ashish Kumar, CEO, Kellton Tech Solutions Ltd. and many more.
With participation of 700 delegates / students/ faculty / corporate respresentatives, more than 200 research papers were submitted/ presented in 16 technical sessions and best research paper awards were declared in each session. The delegates were from more than 200 different universities, institutes and colleges from across the country. This international conference again set a new milestone for IMS Ghaziabad.
Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director IMS Ghaziabad, featured on www.crackmymba.com guiding aspirants seeking guidance and advising for the upcoming admission cycle.
In our section of Face to Face with the mentors and guides of B Schools in India, today we are presenting our interaction with Dr. Urvashi Makkar from Institute of Management Studies. CrackMyMBA tried to pose questions on behalf of the MBA aspirants seeking guidance and advise for the upcoming admission cycle. Please find the excerpts from the interview –
CrackMyMBA – Please give us a brief overview of Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad?
Dr. Urvashi – The Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad was founded in the year 1990 by a group of visionaries and intellectuals to impart quality education in stimulating and innovative environment where students are empowered with knowledge and professionals skills while upholding the values of integrity, tolerance and mutual respect.
What started as a nascent dream in the year 1990 has today become a cradle of creating and nurturing future business leaders capable of adopting and adapting to CHANGE. IMS Ghaziabad today has attained a unique distinction & a decidedly reputable place amongst the best professional education institutions in India with a strong three – pronged focus on academic quality, corporate interface and holistic development of our student.
Under the dynamic stewardship and inspiring guidance of our honorable Executive Council Members, the institute has achieved unparalleled growth and IMS Ghaziabad today ranks amongst the top professional institutes of the country for under-graduate as well as post-graduate programs of study. IMS Group of Institutions has achieved phenomenal growth in the last 24 years in Northern India by imparting education in Management Science, Computer science, Biotechnology and Engineering having a total strength of 7000 students.
Institute of Management Studies is one of the well-established institutes in the country with consistent performance across programs since its incorporation. While our past experience does make us a veteran, but when it comes to imparting education, we have never believed that the experience is enough.
We feel highly delighted to inform that IMS Ghaziabad has been accredited by NAAC, NBA, International Accreditation Organisation (IAO) USA, rated in A-1 category by AIMA – published in Indian Management Journal, May 2013.
CrackMyMBA – What do you think are the key factors that attract students to IMS, Ghaziabad?
Dr. Urvashi – At IMS we strive to develop every essential dynamic of a student with rigorous course curriculum and extracurricular activities as well. IMS offers Dual Specialization which helps student broaden their perspective and think beyond the obvious. Professional and Personal Skills Program (PPSP), which inculcates soft skills in students, is the part of course curriculum in globally accepted trimester based continuous assessment. International Study Tour which proffers global exposure to students is also a key factor. IMS has Aggressive Industry Interaction that is clearly evident as we have received Prestigious ASSOCHAM award for Best Management Institute in Industry Interface, our excellent placement records are testimony to this.
CrackMyMBA –Can you give more details about the admission procedure, parameters and other factors taken into account for MBA aspirants into IMS, Ghaziabad?
Dr. Urvashi – Any student with an undergraduate degree with minimum 50% aggregate marks, regardless of field of study, is eligible to apply for admission to the PGDM programmes. Admission for all programme is selective and based on a combination of factors including academic and professional achievement, performance on a standardized test and strong communication skills. Aspirants with relevant work experience and fresh graduates are also welcome to apply. Candidates appearing for the final examination for the Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent examination) can also apply subject to submitting evidence to that effect latest by 30th November 2014. It is desired that aspirants complete all academic requirements before joining the program to enable them to keep pace with the rigor and internal assessment schedule of the program.
CrackMyMBA –What is the greatest differentiator for IMS Ghaziabad viz-a-viz other b schools in NCR
Dr. Urvashi – While choosing a B- School, a student must keep in mind that the institute should have affiliations and approvals from the respective authority, just as we offer PGDM programme approved by AICTE, NBA, NAAC and its equivalent to MBA as per AIU. We also have prestigious IAO (International Accreditation Organisation, USA) accreditation.
Intellectual capital i.e. the faculty and curriculum also plays a significant role while selection, particularly electives and superspecialisations that help students meet their career goals while faculty inculcates knowledge based on current scenario. Teaching pedagogy must be based on lectures and hands-on experience.
Institute’s corporate interface must be strong enough to provide best placements in industry. Global leadership exposure and international placements are added advantages.
CrackMyMBA –What opportunities do MBA students have after graduating from IMS Ghaziabad?
Dr. Urvashi – ; Today, IMS is established as a cradle of creating and nurturing future business leaders capable of adopting and adapting to change. We just don’t produce management students; we nurture ‘Technocrats’ with acumen and skills required to face competitive corporate world. With our concerted approach in cultivation of best future managers, we keep in mind overall development, besides maintaining balance with regular studies.
IMS Ghaziabad emphasizes on inculcating values and skills to become better citizens under the aegis of Corporate Social Responsibility series. We observe Corporate Social Responsibility with very strong objective to develop our students as a responsible citizens and highly evolved members of society, who will be having willingness to give beck to society more than they receive.
CrackMyMBA –How strong is the IMS Ghaziabad Alumni Network?
Dr. Urvashi – IMS Ghaziabad has taken an initiative to invite its prestigious Alumni back to the campus. Alumni are the real assets of any institute and we have more than 25000+ Alumni connections. With this vision our CRC team started a fortnightly program named “Alumni Talk Series”. The session is a big success in the history of IMS Ghaziabad. The Alumni are currently associated with corporate brands like GE Capital, Lenovo, India.com, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, Amrapali Group, 9X Media, DLF Capital, Business Today and many more. They had focused on the conservation of student’s time and energy which would help students to focus in positive activities and acknowledged the fact that one should be jack of all traits instead of mastering only one art. They also explained various behavior and business qualities which are essential to achieve success in corporate sector. The whole program has been created as an interactive as well as informative session. It is an eye opener for the students on how to prepare for corporate world.
CrackMyMBA –What are the activities conducted by IMS Ghaziabad through the year for the overall development of the MBA students? (pls highlight events, fests etc.)
Dr. Urvashi – Education is not merely concerned with studies and theoretical knowledge. It is concerned with the integrated development of the personality of an individual; his physical, cultural, aesthetic, social, mental and emotional aspects hence co curricular activities are an integral part of the campus life at IMS Ghaziabad. With active inputs from faculty and staff members several events are organized on regular basis.
Melange is a youthful and vibrant intercollegiate festival at Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad, which is celebrated with full zest and fervor every year. This year, Melange – 13 celebrates the ‘Colors of India’ and gives an opportunity to the youngsters all over the country to participate and showcase their talent and enthusiasm. The festival comprises of activities and events for students in the categories of music, arts, dance, drama, photography, fashion, quiz and many more. IMS Ghaziabad welcomes youngsters to come and be a part of this wonderful and memorable gala event that is going to linger in our memories for times to come. These events are organized keeping in view the students, faculty and management oriented activities like seminars and quizzes while cultural programmes are conducted in the evening. Melange 2013 is going to be held on November 18 – 20, 2013.
More information at http://www.ims-ghaziabad.ac.in/melange/
Outbound Programmes A Series of adventure and outdoor experiences like trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, canoering, star gazing, living off the land etc. are organized to build student’s leadership skills, teamwork abilities, decision- making and crisis management skills.
Finance Club Finance Club nurtures and enhances the fin quotient of the students and fosters an environment that encourages a culture of continuous learning and application of the same. It includes workshops, guest lectures, games, and quizzes. The club organizes a number of events s u c h a s B u s i n e s s Q u i z , R o l e P l ay Competition , Money Magic, IPO watch, Apna Sapna Money Money etc.
Marketing Club (Precipice) The marketing Club of IMS was constituted with the objective to provide avenues to our budding managers for exploring and discovering their hidden potential. It is a platform for unleashing their creativity and innovation through organization of various competitive events based on current marketing scenario prevailing in India & world wide.
Saksham:The HR Club
Evidence of excellence
In an endeavor to achieve excellence, Saksham the HR Club constantly organizes innovative and meaningful event, that delivers experiment based learning activities built around acquiring knowledge as well as having fun and adventure. Our HR fest is specially designed for preparing the students to achieve excellence in their professional careers. It organizes workshops, guest lectures, games, and quizzes.
It is a platform for enthusiasts to nurture and enhance their theoretical foundations and application in the field of Strategy and Operations Management. This Operation Club of IMS Ghaziabad has been formed with an objective of sharing knowledge and information in the areas of Systems and Operations.
International Conference – IMS is organizing an International Conference on November 30, 2013 keeping in mind that the recent economic slowdown has created a lot of turnarounds for us, which have basically challenged and questioned the faulty approach of management. This has triggered not only the investors but also the employers and the shareholders to pursue opportunities by anticipating their long term consequences. Surveys show in today’s scenario that lawyers, bankers, doctors, and other professionals generate more respect than managers. Businesses must reinvent and redesign approaches for the future.
The theme of this conference is therefore to recognize these approaches of business organization necessary to identify, develop, create and grow for a better future.
More information at http://ims-ghaziabad.ac.in/conference2013/index.php
IMS Group of Institutions organized Marathon – 2013,on November 18, 2013 , conveying a message of “ A Run for Peace & Harmony “in the city.
Over 1000 students took part, representing IMS group of Institutions and other institutions. It was inaugurated by Shri SVS Ranga Rao, District Magistrate of Ghaziabad,at 9:00 AM at Kavinagar Ram Leela Ground and ended at IMS LalQuan Campus.
Shri Rao exhorted students to propagate values of ‘Peace and Harmony’ in the society.
Shri Rakesh Chariaji urged students to make Ghaziabad as “Mohabbatnagar” while Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director IMS Ghaziabad, encouraged students to be peace messenger in the country.
Ms. Kiran Yadav, SP- Traffic of Ghaziabad, was the Chief Guest during the prize distribution ceremony in students packed auditorium of IMS Ghaziabad.
The winners for Marathon 2013 are:
1) Prasant Dubey (BTech II Year)
2) Dauji (MCA I Year)
3) Chandransh Singh (PGDM II Year)
Insight for students who aspire to build a career not just a profession from
Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director IMS Ghaziabad…
*”Just a Graduation degree cannot be a Career Launchpad”
*Interview of Dr. Urvashi Makkar published in Airports India, November 2013, Vol II, Issue 2