Padma-Shri Dr Pri­tam Singh, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral-IMI

In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment In­sti­tute (IMI)

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The pri­mary goal of an ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion is to ef­fu­sively re­al­ize the po­ten­tial of its stu­dents, en­able them to make their in­di­vid­ual mark and suc­ceed in their cho­sen ca­reers. Also, ac­quir­ing req­ui­site skills and un­der­go­ing proper train­ing via hands-on projects, work­shops, site visits form an in­te­gral as­pect for man­age­ment stu­dents to face chal­lenges with ease. In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment In­sti­tute has been pro­duc­tively shap­ing man­age­ment ca­reers since 33 years. The in­sti­tute, reg­is­tered as a non profit ed­u­ca­tional so­ci­ety un­der the So­ci­eties Regis­tra­tion Act 1860, was set up in the year 1980 in col­lab­o­ra­tion with IMI Geneva (now IMD Laus­sane). The need of the hour at that time was the foun­da­tion of such an in­ter­na­tion­ally ori­ented man­age­ment in­sti­tute. Presently IMI is af­fil­i­ated to AICTE, rec­og­nized by As­so­ci­a­tion of MBAs, and ac­cred­ited by NBA and SAQS. “Our USP is hir­ing the best fac­ulty, who are backed by years of ex­pe­ri­ence. 95% of our fac­ulty is Ph.D in Man­age­ment,” says the dy­namic Padma-Shree Dr. Pri­tam Singh (Di­rec­tor Gen­eral), who is an ex­em­plar for stu­dents, academia, cor­po­rate heads and pol­icy mak­ers alike. When asked about the rank­ing of IMI on qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion im­parted and course con­tent, the dex­ter­ous Dr. P. Singh as­serts spirit­edly, “In terms of qual­ity, we rank amongst the top 3 and in course con­tents we are placed amongst the top 5; in Mar­ket­ing spe­cial­iza­tion we are ranked 3rd, in HR as 2nd and in Fi­nance as 5th (con­ferred by Na­tional HRD). Busi­ness Stan­dard has ranked our qual­ity of fac­ulty as 3rd.”

Cour­ses Of­fered

• 2-year PGDM (Post Grad­u­ate Di­ploma in Man­age­ment – tu­ition fees at Rs. 11.85 lakh)

• 2-year PGDHRM (Post Grad­u­ate Di­ploma in Hu­man Re­source Man­age­ment– tu­ition fees at Rs. 11.85 lakh)

• 3-year PGDMWE (Post Grad­u­ate Di­ploma in Man­age­ment for Work­ing Ex­ec­u­tives– tu­ition fees at Rs. 5.35 lakh)

• 15 months Ex­ec­u­tive PGDM (Ex­ec­u­tive Post Grad­u­ate Di­ploma in Man­age­ment– tu­ition fees at Rs. 12.03 lakh)

• 4-year Fel­low Pro­gram in Man­age­ment– tu­ition fees at Rs. 80,000 for work­ing ex­ec­u­tives and Rs. 20,000 for univer­sity lec­tur­ers)

Dr. Singh’s con­tri­bu­tion to the ed­u­ca­tional sec­tor in gen­eral and IMI in par­tic­u­lar has won him sev­eral pres­ti­gious awards in­clud­ing ‘Padma-Shree’ in 2003, ‘Global Thought Leader’ by MIRBIS-Moscow in 2006, AIMA Aca­demic Lead­er­ship Award 2009 - First Re­cip­i­ent, Sar­va­palli Rad­hakr­ish­nan Memo­rial Award: Teacher of Teach­ers in 2009, Life­time Achieve­ment Award by the Swami Vivekananda Foun­da­tion in 2006, TIE-UP Cal­i­for­nia USA Out­stand­ing En­tre­pre­neur Award in 2002, to name a few.

A 2nd rank holder in UP in 10th and 12th ex­am­i­na­tion and a gold medal­ist in grad­u­a­tion and post-grad­u­a­tion (HR & Lead­er­ship), Dr. Singh com­pleted his Ph.D. from BHU and MBA from USA. The ver­sa­tile Dr. Singh has served as a se­nior fac­ulty at XLRI, Jamshed­pur and had been the di­rec­tor of MDI and IIM Lucknow be­fore ven­tur­ing into ed­u­ca­tional en­trepreneur­ship. Among the top 50 thinkers of In­dia, Dr. Pri­tam Singh has been ranked 27th. Dr. Singh chairs sev­eral pol­i­cy­mak­ing com­mit­tees – both pri­vate and govern­ment, be­sides be­ing the di­rec­tor of 50 re­puted pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tor or­ga­ni­za­tions. He has pro­vided con­sul­ta­tion to 200 CEOs. He au­thored seven award- win­ning aca­demic books. To add to his lit­er­ary ac­com­plish­ments, 60 plus re­search pa­pers were pub­lished in var­i­ous na­tional and in­ter­na­tional jour­nals.

Hall­marks of IMI

• First cor­po­rate spon­sored busi­ness school of In­dia • Ranked 6th by Na­tional HRD • Ranked 7th by CNN IBN • Course struc­ture de­signed by In­dus­try Aca­demic Coun­cil • 70% of ad­mis­sions con­sid­ered on CAT score • Per­ma­nent fac­ulty strength of 60 aca­demi­cians; 95% Ph.Ds. in man­age­ment • Dig­i­tal li­brary ac­com­mo­dat­ing 22,340 books, 4557 on­line jour­nals and 156 printed jour­nals • Hos­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion with sta­teof-the-art fa­cil­i­ties at Rs. 78,000 per an­num • Stu­dent ex­change pro­grams with institutes in Europe, Canada, and Aus­tralia • 100% place­ment; 38 com­pa­nies vis­ited the IMI cam­pus in 2012 and 41 in 2013. “Our Wi-Fi en­abled cam­pus is old, shap­ing man­age­ment ca­reers for the past 33 years now. We have three cen­ters, one each in Delhi, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. Our cam­pus falls in a dif­fer­ent league.

Dr. Singh’s con­tri­bu­tion to the ed­u­ca­tional sec­tor in gen­eral and IMI in par­tic­u­lar has won him sev­eral pres­ti­gious awards in­clud­ing ‘Padma-Shree’ in 2003, ‘Global Thought Leader’ by MIRBIS-Moscow in 2006, AIMA Aca­demic Lead­er­ship Award 2009 - First Re­cip­i­ent, Sar­va­palli Rad­hakr­ish­nan Memo­rial Award: Teacher of Teach­ers in 2009, TIE-UP Cal­i­for­nia USA Out­stand­ing En­tre­pre­neur Award in 2002, to name a few.

The Delhi cam­pus is spread over 3 acres. All cen­ters are equipped with state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties,” says Dr. Singh. Some of the big names of the in­dus­try of var­i­ous seg­ments have been reg­u­larly vis­it­ing the IMI cam­pus to re­cruit the stu­dents. Few of the re­cruiters worth men­tion­ing are Asian Paints, Aviva Life In­sur­ance, Deloitte Con­sult­ing, Bar­clays, Axis Risk Con­sult­ing, JP Mor­gan, HSBC, KPMG, Tata Birla, BHEL, NTPC, IOC, Nes­tle and many more. “The av­er­age pack­age IMI stu­dents get right at the start of their ca­reer ranges be­tween Rs. 9.5 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh. The high­est salary of­fered has been Rs. 18 lakh in do­mes­tic and Rs. 27 lakh at the in­ter­na­tional level,” says Dr. Singh. “A war is go­ing to en­sue in the busi­ness world soon where the fittest will sur­vive. Only true war­riors (busi­ness man­agers and ex­ec­u­tives) with a strong foun­da­tion and who are driven by pas­sion and vi­sion will suc­ceed. In­dia and the world need such war­riors and we give shape to these war­riors,” pro­nounces Dr. Singh au­da­ciously. He winds up af­ter a pause, “We en­vis­age po­si­tion­ing IMI amongst the top 5 B-schools in the coun­try.”

Padma-Shri Dr Pri­tam Singh, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral-IMI

Dr Deepak Chawla, Dean Re­search & Fel­low Pro­gramme

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