Inaugural ceremony of PGDM (Executive): 2021-23

Hyderabad, 3rd October 2021: IMT Hyderabad inaugurated the 2nd batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for Executives on 3rd October 2021. The program began with the garlanding of Shri Mahendra Nathji's statue and the Saraswati Vandana to invoke goddess Saraswati.

Prof. (Dr.) Sourabh Bhattacharya, Chairperson - Admissions, welcomed the guest of honor and the incoming batch of students. He expressed his delight at the offline launch of the program. He highlighted that the institute regularly solicits industry experts' input for its program as the industry is experiencing rapid changes due to the pandemic. He exemplified that the time has been conducive to invest in learning, and our team has spent considerable time analyzing the changes and formulating a curriculum that incorporates and adapts to these changes.

Prof. (Dr.) Sarath Babu, Chairperson – PGDM (Executive), addressed the batch by highlighting that the executive program is a learning experience not just for the students but for the faculty as well. As the content keeps changing, this experience gives faculty members a chance to relook at the curriculum and to evolve pedagogical approaches. He elaborated that IMT Hyderabad provides an opportunity to interact with global leaders and mentioned that the student must take advantage of that opportunity to learn and to be inspired.

Mr. Dinesh Reddy, a student of the pioneer batch, shared the study methodology that helped him redefine himself and exemplified that the program is structured and based on a balanced approach between theory and case studies for understanding the company's perspective while making decisions.

Professor (Dr.) Sriharsha Reddy, Dean (Academics) & Director (Designate) addressed the new batch by describing that the institute's departments work together to help students be relevant, resourceful, and responsive to the stakeholders. He welcomed the students and advised them to make the most of their experiences during their journey at the institute.

The Chief Guest for this inaugural ceremony was Mr. Sameer Goel, MD - Coromandel International Limited, who graced the podium with a deep sense of exuberance. Leading the Agri-input organization, he explained the importance of learning throughout the life. He explained about today's widespread scenario of 'UNCERTAINTY' with an abrupt disruption in human lifestyle, economic growth, and global operations. He also emphasized the importance of agriculture as an opportunity for making revolutionary changes by leveraging technological up-gradation that can be a policy decision changer for the government's provisions of any act being an advisory and observatory partner. He cited situations and elucidated the strategic importance of identifying existing problems and generating viable alternatives. This made students understand to rationalize decisions in terms of growth. He concluded his talk by summing up with a keynote on how an organization or an individual can extract an opportunity in times of crisis by motivating students to take a step ahead in life to progress by leaps and bounds.

The inaugural session concluded with a Vote of Thanks by PGDM student Kopal Jain expressing sincere gratitude and a note of thanks to the Chief Guest, Dsirector, and the faculty fraternity of IMT Hyderabad.

The program was a huge success and proved to be a complete delight for the students, gaining great insight into the industry. IMT Hyderabad welcomes the new batch and wishes them a fulfilling and enriching experience.

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