Alumni Testimonials


“Congratulations to Ms. Mamta Saikia, COO ( Bharti Foundation ), an IMT Ghaziabad alumna, for being recognized as an Influential Leader by AACSB.”

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“I would like to thank IMT for nominating me for the “Class of Influential Leaders 2019”, AASCB (USA). To be selected as a member of such an exceptional group of 33 changemakers in the world is indeed a rare honour.I am very proud that I could make IMT proud at such a big international forum.

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”

Mamta Saikia

COO (Bharti Foundation), | Batch of 1991

“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.”


My tryst with IMT started a few years before I joined. I was on my way to the Ghaziabad passport office and among all the chaos, crossed this peaceful, haven of knowledge wondering what it would be like to be among one of the lucky few who pass through those gates. I could almost smell the brilliance from outside and right then I knew I was destined to be there. There’s only one word that truly justifies the essence of IMT – “Adventure”. It is by far the biggest adventure you’ll go through in your entire lifetime. I can’t recollect a single day when there was nothing to look forward to. Studies are probably a minimal proportion that you’ll learn from. First come the “people”. Growing up in an “air-force” family I was used to moving around the country, meeting new people all the time. But the people that make IMT are special. The diversity around is amazing. Everyone has a story and it’s what you pick up from their stories that turn you into a complete individual. Despite the pulsating competition, you will end up making friends for life. Then it’s the “culture”. IMT is an experience like no other. It’s for the students, by the students. The amount of autonomy is astounding, and everyone is encouraged to lead a balanced life. Being part of the Alumni Relationship Committee (Alcom) I was fortunate to see this echo throughout batches right back from 25 years ago! Some of my best memories include winning Ace of Spades (the Last Man Standing event) at Passion, scoring countless buzzer-beater 3 pointers during the intense basketball games with the crowd screaming my name, setting the unbroken record of eating the most slices at Pizza Night & the warm fulfilling feeling I got preparing food for our mess care-takers during Mess day. And yet, I still somehow managed to graduate with honors while having the time of my life. That’s IMT for you! 🙂 Lastly, the “opportunities”. Even before you leave, IMT will provide you with some of the biggest opportunities on the global stage to prove your worth. One such example was going on exchange to IESEG, France on for me. Not only did I get to study & learn from some of the brightest people around the world, I got a chance to participate in global competitions. I was the finalist in the World Negotiation Cup 2010 held in Leipzig, Germany and represented France, beating likes of Harvard Law School. Backpacking around Europe & learning almost 6 new languages was an added bonus! Life after IMT has been fairly rewarding. My passion for marketing & the lessons I learnt from those fun case study discussions have led me to work with some of the most exciting brands on the planet, like Vodafone, Flipkart & Amazon. My work has won me several awards and just recently I was nominated among India’s Top 50 Young Leaders by The Economic Times. Throughout these years I’ve worked with some of the best minds from top notch B-schools (including Ivy leagues), but every time I come across an IMTian, the passion & energy just stands out. I’m truly blessed to have been a part of the IMT story. There’s often a day when I take out my old college sweatshirt & wear the logo with pride that’s so close to my heart and made me who I am today.

Apoorv Sharma

Young Leader , Batch of 2011

“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… ”


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 and practical in approach, laying a good foundation for my career. I especially appreciated the professors who encouraged me to pursue HR as a field even though it wasn’t so well known then, instilling confidence and teaching me to trust my instincts.

Sudeep Ralhan

Senior Director, HR - WalMart Labs India , Batch of 2001

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