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IMS Ghaziabad- The B School known for its Quality

Higher education provides people with the opportunity to think about the significant social, economic, cultural, moral, and spiritual problems facing humanity. It contributes to the development of the country through the dissemination of specialized knowledge and skills. Higher education occupies a special place in the emerging knowledge society. It contributes directly and indirectly to the prosperity of the country. Therefore, the future of the country depends on the significant expansion of education, especially in higher education. Much the same is the reputation and values of one of the trusted Business Schools in India with 32 years of academic legacy, IMS Ghaziabad.

IMS Ghaziabad offers a PGDM program that is approved by AICTE and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and is equivalent to an MBA by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The Institute is also accredited globally by ASIC, U.K, and is a proud member of AACSB Business Education Alliance, USA.

IMS Ghaziabad is the first Higher Educational Institute in Delhi and NCR to be awarded the elite ISO 21001:2018 Certification, for its conformity to the requirements of the Management Systems for Educational Organisations (EOMS) standard, for its PGDM Two Year Full-Time Program in October 2021.             

IMS Ghaziabad- The B School known for its Quality

IMS Ghaziabad was established in 1990 to create and nurture future business leaders who are capable of adapting to change and staying agile. IMS Ghaziabad offers a PGDM program approved by AICTE and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and equivalent to an MBA by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). This program is spread over six terms, where each term enables the candidates to build a firm foundation of management concepts and skills across all key disciplines. It also includes a compulsory Summer Internship for 6-8 weeks in Industry, based on the student’s interest. In the Final year (last three terms) all students specialize in two areas of their choice from the list of offered disciplines in the areas of Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Operations Management, Business Analytics & Information Technology (as part of dual Specialisation). Rigorous academic inputs are provided through both core and elective courses.

IMS Ghaziabad has continuously reinvented management education intending to create global leaders who can navigate the ever-changing business landscape. With a consistent track record of excellence nationally and internationally since its inception; 360° holistic development approach; Scholarships up to 2.7 Crore for deserving students; Competitive curriculum based on Bloom’s taxonomy; experienced and qualified teachers; Strategic location in NCR at the heart of a dynamic business community; Modern dormitory and campus infrastructure; As a highly equipped digital library, IMS Ghaziabad has attained an elite and unparalleled position among the best vocational education institutions in India since its inception.

IMS campus boasts sprawling lush green surroundings, state-of-the-art classrooms, best-in-class IT & Language Labs, and a comfortable hostel. Well-furnished air-conditioned spacious classrooms and lecture halls give future managers and technocrats a focused arena to develop their personalities. The latest audio-visual aids and multimedia technology enables the faculty members to have interactive sessions of teaching, which adds confidence and enthusiasm among the students.

For leisure and recreation, both indoor and outdoor sports facilities are made available in the hostel. A well-equipped gymnasium helps the students to keep fit on an activity-packed day at the institute. Access to a library, Internet facilities, round-the-clock transport facility, and a PCO with STD and ISD facility gives students a rich blend of homely as well as a professional atmosphere.

The Institute offers one of the most well-equipped libraries with a collection of over 45,000 titles, subscriptions to more than 5,513 national and international journals, and over 80,000 e-books. Students have 24/7 access to online database resources such as Business Source Complete (EBSCO Publishing), JGATE, CMIE Prowess, CMIE Economic Outlook, EMERALD, Taylor & Francis, DOAJ, Science Direct, Springer, JSTOR, Cambridge Core, Gale OneFile Pharmacy in addition to many books online.

Faculty at IMS

The faculty of IMS  is a close mix of scholars, policymakers, administrators, and managers. This greatly benefits our students by exposing them to a rich combination of cutting-edge academic research as well as industry best practices. Education is an endless cycle of continuous learning. To ensure continued academic excellence,  faculty need opportunities for professional development. This will enable them to not only give their students the best academic results but also be more efficient and perform better in different aspects of their work.

The institute urges its faculty individuals to keep themselves refreshed by partaking in different FDP/STTPs and workshops/Conferences outside the institute, as well as getting sorted out inhouse FDP/Training Program for satisfying the development needs of faculty individuals. The Institute encourages faculty individuals as well as offers financial assistance to go to such programs through a far-reaching Faculty Development Policy.

IMS says, “Our faculty has been consistently publishing research papers in refereed international journals. They have also contributed articles in leading business magazines, and newspapers and are regularly participating in external academic events such as Expert Resource Persons, Session Chair, etc. Many faculty have converted their rich experience into books.”

Meet the Director: Dr. Urvashi Makkar

Dr. Urvashi Makkar, with Ph.D. in Marketing and an Executive Program in Human Resource Management from IIM Calcutta, is an academician second to none with a talent of pioneering soul and a diligent enthusiasm for constantly figuring out how to update her teaching. A broadly voyaged academician having Leadership Certifications from Harvard University, UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) other than numerous others in the rundown and with a rich encounter of over 26 years in academics, research, teaching, training, consultancy; a fervency for inventive learning and expertise in changing Management Institutions by zeroing in on the authoritative turn of events, she has made a specialty for herself in the area of management education.

She is a striking researcher and has surprisingly 13 books published by famous publishing houses, including TATA McGraw Hill; more than 80 publications in refereed International/National Journals and conferences. She has been a Distinguished Speaker/Expert Panellist in various Summits/Seminars/Conclaves. With regards to her excursion to contribute in the space of Research and Consultancy, she is contributing globally in the field of academics as Founder and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Customer Relations; holding the Chair of Sr. Associate Editor in the Editorial Board of IARS, International Research Journal, Malaysia and Member, Board of Editors, International Journal of Environmental and Social Psychology, USA.

In recognition of her enthusiasm to give composite and quality education to the youth, she has been chosen for the prestigious Council of Management of All India Management Association (AIMA) as Representative of Corporate/Institutional Members for the year 2021-2023.

Clearing up the challenges through all the exceptions

The contemporary time is witnessing a whole new VUCA world and the business landscape of today is not an exception. The pandemic has put the business operations, IT systems as well as digital capability of most organizations to a stress test. The ongoing digital revolution has further compounded the dynamic business environment

One of the most pertinent issues in this scenario is how can a student compete realistically for new kinds of jobs, in emerging technologies, when they are devoid of the required skills? It is the prime responsibility of educators to address the myriad challenges as well as opportunities brought forth by the digital era and accordingly equip the budding professionals with the kind of skill sets imperative for their upcoming careers.

At IMS Ghaziabad, an all-pervasive focus of the legacy of 32 years has always been on teaching, training, research, and consulting to equip young minds with the skills of the 21st-century workplace. In line with the need to develop efficient and trained professionals for Industry 4.0, the focus is on developing content skills, cognitive abilities, complex problem-solving abilities, social skills, and environment-conscious thinking in the students.

The focus is always to keep the Quality of Education high

Quality education must focus on appropriate skills development through competent faculty, gender parity as well as provision of state-of-art infrastructure, equipment, educational materials, and resources.

The focus at IMS Ghaziabad is not only to achieve the highest standards of academic excellence but also to achieve a highly effective corporate interface backed with multi-dimensional development opportunities. A three-pronged strategy with an all-encompassing comprehensive approach towards achieving Academic Excellence, Corporate Readiness, and Global Interface is interwoven throughout the PGDM Program.

Talking to InnerReview Magazine about the efforts to continuously improve the education quality, IMS says, “We have embedded several innovative pedagogical tools in our curriculum for inculcating creativity and imagination in students. Novel initiatives such as programs for Pre Placement Preparedness, Competency Mapping, Personal and Professional Skills Program (PPSP), Placement Readiness & Enhancement Program (PREP), and Student Peer Learning Initiatives, have been started to enhance the self-belief, confidence, ability & skills of the students in order to make them corporate ready and ace the selection process. The highly skill-oriented Value-Added Certification Programmes (VA-CPs) and Value-Added Short-Term Training Programs (VA- STTPs) delivered under the umbrella of Skill Enhancement & Corporate Readiness (SECR), impart a distinctiveness to our unique pedagogy. The certifications are provided by expert agencies viz. Microsoft, Global Human  Resource Development Centre (GHRDC), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME), Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), besides many others. Initiatives like Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE), Language Lab,  Versant Training for cracking the Big 4, Public Speaking Modules, Mentoring Program, Mock Interview Series, programs for Students Outreach and Grievance Redressal, Life Skills Training, Psychological Counselling further support us in our endeavor to develop the students for the corporate settings and sharpening their professional and personal skills.

A novel initiative- “Special Talk Series” comprising deliberations in five different aspects namely, Global Talk Series, Expert Talk Series, Corporate Talk Series, Alumni Talk Series, and Entrepreneurial Talk Series, has also been kick-started. To further broaden the horizons of our students, we have partnered with reputed Global experts to collaborate with us as Adjunct Faculty for relevant subjects.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened a vista of opportunities. Taking advantage of the same, IMS Ghaziabad conducted an online 30 hours Global Talk Series (GTS) to extend maximum global and corporate exposure to students.

Paving the road for a better tomorrow

At IMS Ghaziabad, the center has forever been to outfit the youthful personalities with the abilities of the 21st-century basics to explore the extreme challenges of the current business environment. The organization has started various practices to bridge the enormous pool of ability present in the students to set out development open doors by giving admittance to skill and tutoring through numerous programs.

Expressing their current developments while keeping an eye on tomorrow, IMS adds, “Recently, we have launched the Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) to harness the entrepreneurial streak of our talented students. The vision of CIE at IMS Ghaziabad is to garner the belief that entrepreneurship can unlock India’s prospective inventive potential. With this belief, the institute targets to help in the development of India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by enabling easy and efficient interaction between its major components spanning students, working professionals, aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, mentors, angel investors, venture capital firms, and corporate through initiatives like interactive sessions, competitions, conferences, etc. An incubation center to help budding entrepreneurs work on their startups for developing into a scalable, profitable, and sustainable business is in the pipeline.”

Furthermore, IMS says, “Corporate Development and Excellence Centre (CDEC) is the flagship training and consulting vertical of IMS Ghaziabad with the intent to provide world-class training and consulting services to the organizations by providing bespoke offerings. We have recently kick-started ‘Peer to Peer Mentoring’ sessions in collaboration with a reputed institute of Delhi University wherein students of IMS Ghaziabad conducted coaching sessions for their fellow learners. The cumulative wisdom thus generated gave a boost to creativity and learning for students of both the participating institutes.

We are confident that with our innovating pedagogy and stellar placements in numerous A Listed organizations, we will consistently fulfill the aspirations of our stakeholders and be better than the best.”