Director meets senior alumni on December 11th, 2012, IMT Director discussed the new curriculum theme - 'Global breadth and India depth'
The Director, Dr. Bibek Banerjee addressed a gathering of alumni based in Delhi on December 11, 2011 at the India International Centre, New Delhi, as a part of the initiative to connect better with important alumni all across the country and discuss on pressing issues related to the wellbeing of their Alma Mater.
Following an in-depth study, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad is set to introduce a revamped curriculum aimed at giving students a global perspective aligned with India’s business environment.
Giving students a global perspective while maintaining a firm foothold in India is the aim of sweeping curriculum changes at Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.
Beginning in the 2012 academic year, what is basically a complete rethinking of the MBA curriculum will be introduced, which will see the fundamental themes of all courses aligned with India’s contemporary business environment from a global perspective.
To sum it up, it will be “global breadth, India depth.’
“There will be four India-centric compulsory courses in the second year,” said IMT-G Director Dr. Bibek Banerjee. “They are: a) International Business and India’s Global Integration b) Business, Government and Society in India c) Economic Policies and Regulatory Environment in India, and d) Entrepreneurship and Business Development in India.”
“The curriculum attempts to break the silos of management education, which is currently aligned more towards individual functions, than the business as a whole,” he said.
Dr. Banerjee said the aim of the new curriculum is to foster the knowledge and understanding that organizations would be impacted by external forces such as governments, communities in which they operate and stakeholders such as environmental groups, human rights groups, animal rights groups, employer groups, and unions.
In today’s fast-paced world there is often greater awareness and capacity to form alliances to advocate issues and business leaders have to be aware of these diverse and sometimes conflicting demands from a variety of stakeholders and should have the skills to manage these dynamics.
Dr. Banerjee said the “unprecedented transformations in business, social, political, economic and regulatory environments and consequent changes in beliefs about skills and attributes needed to manage the challenges within contemporary business, social, economic, political and regulatory contexts” led to IMT-G revamping its curriculum.
The move follows a comprehensive study by a committee of nine faculty members, led by Dr. Banerjee, which analyzed such things as the curriculum’s, vision and mission statements of the most highly-ranked business schools in India and around the world, coupled with interviews with current and potential employers, alumni and faculty.
The result, he said, is “a curriculum that offers the participants a ‘Global breadth’, but at the same time also ‘India depth’, through four specialized vertical programs. We are sure that our revamped curriculum will greatly help students emerge as leaders in due course of time.”