“Congratulations to Ms. Mamta Saikia, COO ( Bharti Foundation ), an IMT Ghaziabad alumna, for being recognized as an Influential Leader by AACSB.”
For a large part, what I am today, I owe it to IMT. IMT prepared us for the world outside in a very holistic manner. The teaching at the Institute – apart from some very good professors, was strengthened by industry professionals taking many of the subjects. A very fine balance of academics and real life practices. But, very importantly, IMT taught us to be winners. The values of being thorough, hard work, creative thinking ( I remember a special session held at IMT on “Lateral Thinking” For which an external expert had come over), perseverance and being strategic – these are some of the traits that perhaps got honed very deeply in us all. I, in fact, see it in our entire Batch of 91.
Some of the very special things about IMT that I believe made the education very relevant in today’s world are:* the diversity it had on campus which trained us all to work together, appreciate different perspectives and build creative solutions* close involvement of industry, which allowed us to experience practical application of concepts being taught. Not many of us had entered IMT with work experience and it did add immense value to overall learning* individual mentoring by professors led each one of us to explore our potential. I remember my many sessions with our Organisation Development professor, who perhaps saw great potential in me, and kept encouraging me to take up HR as my area of specialization, since I had this exceptional ability to connect with people. (I took up Marketing, though). But, when a Professor believes in you, the student does go on to achieve wonders.
I do want to acknowledge IMT for playing a big role in making who I am today. Being selected as “100 Women achievers on India 2016” gave me recognition at the national stage and being selected among the “Class of Influential Leaders 2019” takes me to the international stage as an impactful changemaker”
“IMT is akin to an elite army camp. It evolves you in ways you never imagined. You step out as a soldier into the business world with only the top in sight & a reputation to keep.”
“IMT was a great training ground for the rough and tumble of the corporate world. My experience there taught me to appreciate diversity, be results focused… ”