IMT Ghaziabad, a reputed management institute in India ranked #92 globally in the FT Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2023 hosted its Convocation Ceremony on October 8, 2023. The event was graced by Sanjiv Puri, Chairman & Managing Director of ITC Limited as the chief guest, while as Kamal Nath, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and union minister, who is the founder- chief mentor of IMT Ghaziabad, delivered a virtual address.
More than 480 students from the PGDM, PGDM Executive and PGDM Part Time were awarded their degrees as well as academic and alumni awards in the convocation ceremony. The Institute presented 13 Gold and Silver Medals to the excellent performers from the Batch of 2023 in this grand event.
IMT Ghaziabad also presented its Alumni Awards to Ms Jyoti Mahendru, Batch of 1993, and Mr. Ankit Aggarwal, Batch of 2010. Ms. Jyoti Mahendru, Chief People Officer, Wunderman Thompson (South Asia), was conferred with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. She emphasized how IMT Ghaziabad effectively equips its students for the challenges of the real world, encouraging the young graduates to follow their passions and pursue what they love the most. She also shared her heartwarming sentiments about returning to her alma mater after three decades and reflected upon her time here.
Mr. Ankit Aggarwal, Founder & CEO UnStop, was awarded with Young Alumnus Achiever Award. He talked about his personal journey of diverging from the conventional career trajectory to embark upon the entrepreneurial path. He stressed the importance of equipping a versatile knowledge base, with fundamental principles, to succeed in the industry.
In his convocational address Sanjiv Puri said, “Students today are graduating at a time which is particularly exciting in India. Because the world over, it is known as India’s moment, India’s decade. India’s success with the public digital infrastructure, the new world order and all these confluence of factors have brought a lot of attention to India. And that’s what gives it the enormous amount of opportunity in the future for you students.”
Dr. Vishal Talwar, Director of IMT Ghaziabad, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the alumni, the faculty, and all the stakeholders of IMT, who have worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance the legacy of this esteemed institution. Dr. Talwar also mentioned the newly inaugurated Incubation and Innovation Centre, which promises to be a hub of creativity and innovation for IMT.
Kamal Nath, President and Chief Mentor of IMT Ghaziabad praised the institutions and students’ commitment to innovation and excellence. He noted, “As you embark on your journey to build impressive careers, I adore you to allocate a portion of your talents and activities towards a noble cause, the betterment of the world in which you live. It is crucial to recognize that the sustainability of humanity is instinctively linked to the sustainability of our planet Earth. I have every confidence that you will emerge as responsible and conscientious towards this beautiful world. Acknowledging your responsibility as guardians of the future, I extend my sincerest wishes for success in your personal, professional, and social life.”