IMS Ghaziabad – Promoting Academic Excellence, while Nurturing Responsible Business Leaders  

Succeeding in this competitive business world is not an easy task. It requires complete focus and dedication accompanied by in-depth knowledge about the business arena, its various aspects, etc. In order to master the craft of management, individuals have to enroll themselves into the most prominent institutes of management studies, which provide exceptional academic and infrastructural facilities. These institutes nurture students from the core and prepare them for the massive challenges of the business arena.

An institute that is marching ahead to create responsible and dedicated business leaders of tomorrow is the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Ghaziabad. It is one of the trusted business schools in India with 31 years of academic legacy. The institute was established in 1990 to create and nurture future business leaders who can adapt to change and stay agile. It offers a PGDM program approved by AICTE and is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and equivalent to an MBA by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The institute is also accredited globally by ASIC, UK, and is a proud member of AACSB Business Education Alliance, USA.

IMS Ghaziabad boasts of a consistent record of excellent PGDM placements since its inception. It offers scholarships for meritorious students worth Rs 2.7 crores, remarkable industry interface, 360° holistic development approach, highly equipped digital library, etc. The college offers value-added certification courses from MSMEs. It possesses a strong alumni base, global academic alliances, and multiple other achievements to its credit. The institute has attained a unique distinction and a reputed place amongst India’s best professional educational institutions.

The campus boasts of sprawling lush green surroundings, state-of-the-art classrooms, best-in-class IT and language labs, and a comfortable hostel. IMS Ghaziabad offers one of the most richly equipped libraries with a collection of over 45000 books, a subscription of over 5513 national and international journals, and over eight lakhs e-books. The students have 24*7 access to resources from online databases such as Business Source Complete (EBSCO Publishing), J-GATE, CMIE Prowess, CMIE Economic Outlook, EMERALD, Taylor & Francis, besides numerous online books.

Prioritizing Academic Excellence

IMS Ghaziabad has designed a curriculum that is a unique blend of strategic thinking and pragmatism. The focus 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. The college’s program is designed to inculcate fundamental contextual understanding, conceptual-based knowledge, and analytical skills and techniques with an overall perspective of developing environmental cognizance. IMS Ghaziabad has started a novel initiative – “Special Talk Series” comprising of deliberations in five different aspects: Global Talk Series, Expert Talk Series, Corporate Talk Series, Alumni Talk Series, Entrepreneurial Talk Series for its students. To further broaden the horizons of the students, it has partnered with reputed global experts to collaborate with it as adjunct faculty for three subjects – Management of Change, Innovation & Technology (MCIT), Digital Business Transformation (DBT), and Strategic Management.

Phenomenal Leadership

The personality responsible for the success of IMS is Shri Naresh Aggarwal, the Chairman of the IMS Society. A visionary, philanthropist, and a senior politician, he is an elected member of Parliament – Rajya Shaba, member – Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, member – Committee on Home Affairs, Sub-Committee to examine various provisions of the Enemy Property (Amendment & Validation) of the Committee, and so on.

Another leading personality of the institute is Shri. Nitin Agarwal, the Managing Trustee of IMS Ghaziabad Group of Institutions. He is a renowned politician, industrialist, and administrator. His rich experience as a management graduate from Symbiosis Institute, Pune has earned IMS Ghaziabad the coveted position of being one of the much sought-after institutes by the students in management education.

IMS Ghaziabad is also supported by Dr. Urvashi Makkar, the Director. She is an academician par excellence and an institutional leader having over 23 years of an illustrious track record in management education. Dr. Urvashi did her Ph.D. in Marketing and an Executive Program in Human Resource Management from IIM Calcutta. She is a widely travelled academician having leadership certifications from Harvard University, UK-India Education & Research Initiative, besides many others on the list.

Braving the Pandemic Efficiently

The current pandemic has opened a vista of opportunities. Taking advantage of the same, IMS Ghaziabad has initiated an online 30-hours Global Expert Talk Series (GST) to extend maximum global and corporate exposure to the students. Video conferencing facilities via Cisco WebEx, ZOOM, Avaya Scopia app have been initiated for interaction, meetings, interviews, summer placements, group discussions, and campus hiring.

The institute’s Digital Library has a rich source of various online journals, magazines, and other reading materials in the fields of management, IT, and so on. It has a full-fledged digital language lab for the enhancement of students’ communication skills. Courses such as mobile applications (apps) management (MAM), which are relevant to the current digital era, have been incorporated into the curriculum.

Achiever of Many Laurels

IMS Ghaziabad has won many appreciations throughout its crusade of educating and empowering students. In recognition of the phenomenal contribution in the domain of management education, it has been conferred with numerous awards and accolades such as ‘Institutional Award for Excellence in Placements & Skill Development’ in September 2021, ‘Best Management Institute Innovation in Skill Development’ in July 2021, and ‘Contribution to Innovation in Management Education’ in June 2021. The institute is also renowned for being honoured as ‘Best Management Institute with Innovative Curriculum’, ‘Most Trusted Management Institute of the Year’ in March 2021, and ‘Excellence in Industry-Academia Interface’ in February 2021. It has been ranked as 14th Top B-School in All India, 6th Top Private Institutes in All India, and 6th in North India by Times B-School Survey 2020 published in The Times of India, February 2020.

Career Development Initiatives

IMS Ghaziabad has always emphasized educating students while transforming them into able professionals. Initiatives such as Language Lab, Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE), Mentoring Program, Mock Interview Series, and so on support the institute to develop the students for the corporate settings and sharping their professional and personal skills. The unique course of the Personal & Professional Skills Program (PPSP), spread over six trimesters, is another hallmark of the institute.

The institute also cherishes the strong associations with its renowned galaxy of recruiters and is proud of accomplishing a continuous record of 100% placements since its inception. It has been able to place the future managers in elite organizations like Deloitte Consulting India, Berger Paints, ITC Ltd, Dabur, EY, S&P Global, DTDC, Square Yards, Prism Johnson Ltd., Uniqlo India, Reliance Digital, Aditya Birla Group, Wipro, Mahindra Logistics, Godrej and Boyce, and many more. The institute has been consistently offering 100% Summer Internship Projects (SIPs) with stipends in top organizations such as Curate Data Analytics, WhiteHat Jr, Praedico Global Research, Tata AIG, etc.

Wings of Future

IMS Ghaziabad nurtures its students to be emotionally intelligent by inculcating human values and professional ethics to surpass the competition and excel better than the best. Designing the programme curriculum is a multi-area strategy to ensure that the management graduates of the institute develop a mixed competency of strategic thinking, analytical implementation, and specialized knowledge and management skills.

The institute is dedicated to producing management executives of the 21st century, and it has created a niche by providing a qualitative and innovative program in an industry-oriented professional education. The management is confident that IMS Ghaziabad will consistently fulfill its stakeholders’ aspirations and be better than the best with its innovative pedagogy and stellar placements.

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