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2nd I’m The Change Day

March 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

As the academic year comes to conclusion, the curtains begin to close on SSR course of IMT Ghaziabad as well. From the selection of projects to their wrapping up, the students of IMT did not just finish a course, they went through myriads of experiences.

I’M The Change talks made the students marvel at the endless possibilities that they, as privileged members of society have at their disposal, whereas the visits gave them a touch of reality as to what change they want to see around them.

The projects which were impactful and meaningful have a chance to be showcased at the ‘Mela’, which would be evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges and winners will be chosen from the shortlist. Also, the students and faculty of IMT have a chance to interact with the external judges to broaden their perspectives.
The event-packed day will also include the felicitation of NGO partners who took part in the social movement that is this SSR course. The students partnered with these groups will be awarded their certificates by the respective NGO partners.

Requesting wholehearted participation from all of IMT for the closing ceremony of SSR 2.0 on March 22!

Jury Members



Pradeep B Nair

Pradeep Nair is the regional director with Ford Foundation, based out of India, and responsible for their work in the region. With more than 65 years of history in the region, as one the oldest US foundations in the country and with hundreds of grants over the decades, Ford Foundation continues to play an important role in social sector growth in the region.
Pradeep has more than 20 years of private and non-profit experience, working primarily in the US and India, with a brief stint in Europe. He has an engineering and management degree, and started his career in the strategy and technology space, working in Silicon Valley, initially with Deloitte Consulting as a management consultant, and later with technology and data start-ups.
His previous experience includes working with President Clinton’s Climate Initiative, with a focus on India and the region. In this role, he worked on mobilization of technology and capital in the climate space, helping design polices and launch large projects, including the 250-million-dollar clean energy project with ADB, which at that time, was the largest of its kind in Asia. Working with Michael Bloomberg (NYC Mayor) and his team, he was also instrumental in expanding the C40 network (a network of global mayors) in India and the region.
His most recent work was out of New York, where he worked with Paul Volcker (ex-federal reserve chairman), helping set up and manage his new initiative. His work with Volcker was primarily focused on addressing solutions for the high-risk areas in the US government.


Lakshmi Venkataraman Venkatesan

An alma mater of Delhi University, India and New York University, USA, Lakshmi holds two Masters degrees in Physics and Engineering Science. Lakshmi Venkataraman Venkatesan heard the call of the nation in the 90’s and returned to India after spending nearly two decades abroad. After a very successful career for a decade with AT & T – Bell Laboratories, USA as a telecommunication system engineer and project manager, she founded Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST) in 1992 with the doyen of industry world – Late J R D Tata. BYST was set-up with the objective of fostering entrepreneurship among the under-privileged youth who lack resources to start their own ventures in spite of having adequate knowledge. She brought in the concept of mentoring of the first generation young entrepreneurs from the developed countries and modified it suitably in Indian context.

What my father did for the small scale industry.” Says Ms Venkatesan, the daughter of the former President of India, R Venkataraman, “brought in a sea change: one saw the transformation it could bring about not only in Tamil Nadu, but also the whole of India”. Over the years, BYST has expanded and set up regional clusters (viz., Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Chennai, Rural Maharashtra, Assam, Pune, Wardha, Aurangabad and Odisha) in India and has reached out to 510,000 youths, counselled 1,11,000, trained 28,550 and facilitated Rs 252 crore loan for 6776 entrepreneurs. Supported by 3705 mentors, these entrepreneurs have created 2,50,000 jobs. 10% of BYST supported entrepreneurs have become millionaires.

By consistently bringing on board the Indian corporate sector in all aspects of its operations – financing, project evaluation and review, training and mentoring – BYST has created a model for corporate executives to accept their social responsibility and participate voluntarily in the process of nation building. Our Board of Trustees comprises leaders from the top business houses in India. Our corporate partners include National and multi-national organizations like, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tata Steel, Bajaj Auto, JP Morgan, JK Paper, Godrej, American Insurance Group (AIG), Diageo, the keep walking fund. Over the past 25 years, many of these “bottom of the pyramid” entrepreneurs have become millionaires, winning national and international awards.  As a leading member of the Youth Business International (YBI) headed by HRH Prince Charles, UK, she works to establish similar programs around the world.

In addition to serving Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust as the Founding and Managing Trustee Ms. Venkatesan is member of various National Level Task Forces of the Government of India, Member of the CII Foundation Steering Committee of Woman Exemplar Program 2017, Member of CII NR CSR Regional Committee & Member of CII North East Council, Council on Affirmative Action & the Indus Entrepreneurs – Delhi.

Ms Venkatesan is a recipient of various honours & awards by government and industry. She has been awarded Shiromani Award for Human Excellence by Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 1992. She is a recipient of the “The Sake of Honour Award” by the Rotary Club, Chennai in 1994. Ms. Venkatesan has been conferred by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in 2001 with the Award for Social Entrepreneurship.  Very recently (In February 2018), The Delhi Management Association honored her with Lifetime Achievement Award to recognise her contribution over the past 25 years in addressing the aspirations of the underprivileged youth to become successful entrepreneurs. Early in her professional career with AT & T – Bell Laboratories, USA Ms. Venkatesan received the Award for Technical Excellence.


Shikhar Jain

Mr Jain, has over 20 years of experience as business sustainability expert & operational management with variety of industries, where he designed, implemented and integrated Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety and Social programs/management systems in over 100 individual facilities and for corporate-wide operations. Mr. Jain has developed and implemented best practices for several top Indian & global firms, including on areas of
improved operational efficiency, good EHS practices and enhanced compliance management.Mr. Jain is lead trainer & faculty for various accredited training courses for IRCA (UK), IEMA (UK), SAI (US), GRI (EU) and has conducted over 500 trainings (open & in-company), helping around 10000 professionals for raising awareness & competence on GRI, Sustainability, Stakeholder engagement, environment, occupational health & safety, social accountability, legal issues etc.Within CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD), Mr. Jain’s responsibilities includes training, advisory and consulting on a wide spectrum including leadership & strategy on sustainability, sustainability assurance, management systems, sustainability reporting & sustainability management framework. Mr. Jain represents the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in various committees and working groups of the Bureau of Indian Standards, AccountAbility, UK, and Global reporting Initiative and has been involved with development of international standards ISO 26000; Guidance on Social Responsibility, GRI G4 Guidelines & AA 1000 SES on Stakeholder Engagement. Have been nominated as CII representative on the Board of Governors of NSC, Mumbai.


Vikas Goswami

  • Unique blend of academic, policy and implementation experience in CSR space. 15+ years advising, influencing business on the practical and strategic choices of CSR.
  • Strategic and pragmatic: adept at networking and building relationships across teams, departments, countries, regions and organizations.
  • Training and Team building: Simplify, develop and conduct trainings to build conceptual understanding of CSR.
  • Proven track record of program and resource management: 20 years + experience in program management, design and execution
  • Outstanding communicator and facilitator: have been a spokesperson on CSR and sustainability issues for various organizations.
  • Empowering, diplomatic leader / negotiator: confident engendering innovation and collaboration within teams; landing lab to land projects.

Special Achievements

  • Worked Pro – Bono for ANSA-SAR to provide strategic transformation advisory.
  • Selected to be part of, 12 member, executive committee mandated to Draft A Framework on Sustainable Business for Indian Business – instituted by Ministry of Corporate Affairs, of Government of India– 2009-2010. National Voluntary Guidelines on Social Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business released by Minister of Corporate Affairs on 8th July 2011 and available at http://iica.in/images/MCA_NVG_BOOKLET.pdf
  • Selected to be part of a team invited by Ministry of Corporate Affairs to draft Reporting Format Draft for Business Responsibility Reporting which was adopted by SEBI as BRR.
  • Member of Government of India instituted Disclosure Framework committee to design an e-Form under MCA 21 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, to take the agenda of Inclusive and Sustainable Growth forward in India.
  • Was member of Task Force, instituted by Planning Commission of India, on Business Responsibility in June 2011.


Arindam Ghosh

Arindam Ghosh is the Head of Strategy in IL&FS Education & Technology Services Limited – the social infrastructure arm of IL&FS Group – mandated for the implementation of initiatives related Education, Employability and Employment (3Es). He has around 16 years of experience of working in the social infrastructure space with demonstrated skills in Project Development & Management; Strategy; Design Thinking and Cross-functional leadership.As the head of Strategy at IL&FS Education, Arindam is responsible strategy formulation and management, driving organizational change, as well as, incubating and leading several strategic business ideas impacting 3Es. He has also provided necessary strategic inputs for the development of various consumer focussed tech-enabled platforms for the delivery of education and skills that have more than 150,000 users on the platform

An Architect-Planner by education, he has designed and implemented several initiatives for holistic area development aimed at improving human development indicators in the given geography through convergence of initiatives and resources. He has also provided advisory services to Government and Private Clients for developing infrastructure and area-development projects under Public-Private-Partnership formats. Prior to working with IL&FS, he was involved as an Urban Planner with Consulting Engineering Services for the design of Naya Raipur (the capital of Chhattisgarh).

Arindam holds a master’s degree in City Planning from IIT Kharagpur and bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.


Ratna Anjan Jena

Ms Ratna Anjan Jena is Statistical Adviser in the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. In that capacity she is presently looking after the work of collection, compilation of various statistics related to women and children, implementing a research scheme and internship programmes. Earlier Ms Jena has worked as Adviser, PEO in the erstwhile Planning Commission and Adviser (Industry) in the current NITI Aayog. As Director in the erstwhile Planning Commission she worked in the Perspective Planning Division in the area of Estimation of Poverty/ Population below the poverty line; Demographic Studies and all studies related to NSS data. As Adviser, PEO she conducted several Evaluation Studies for the selected schemes and programmes of Government of India and brought out evaluation reports with findings and recommendations. They have been kept in the public domain of the erstwhile Planning Commission website. Some of the evaluation studies were on Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, ICDS, NRHM, Total Sanitation Campaign, Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP), Scheduled Tribe Sub Plan (STSP) etc. Ms Jena belongs to the cadre of the Indian Statistical Service, 1984 (XVth Batch). In her M.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Delhi, Ms Jena secured First Division with 82% of marks. She received the Makhanlal Gold Medal for being the best Post Graduate Woman for the year 1983. She holds an M.Phil. in Statistics from the University of Delhi. Ms Jena has the knowledge and experience of modern research methodology, survey method, sampling techniques, use of econometric models, application of cost benefit analysis etc. and has published several research papers in journals.

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March 22, 2018
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