Student Affairs and Welfare Council
The Student Affairs and Welfare Council (SAWC) is the interface between the administration and the student body. The Council aims to make the overall student experience at IMT better, both on a professional and a social front.
SAWC promotes and ensures student welfare by warranting security, scheduling bus transportation, resolving infrastructural issues, attending to emergency crisis situations, and maintaining decorum on campus.
The Council also endeavours to better its efforts every year in order to ensure maximum value addition to the student life at IMT Ghaziabad and strives to achieve excellence in all aspects to further IMT’s brand value across the industry and the entire B-School fraternity.
SAWC aids the administration by creating and maintaining databases and looks after the utilization of the infrastructure at IMT, among other activities. SAWC represents the student’s point of view in key matters such as designing course curriculum, updating the academic calendar and organising workshops. It acts as a liaison for the students to voice their opinions. SAWC has played a vital role in getting the AACSB accreditation for the college as they led the presentation regarding student activities to the International PR team of AACSB.
The council played a key role in the Organisation Based Project (OBP) initiative of IMT Ghaziabad. SAWC, as the OBP Council, facilitated the OBP process by recruiting, mentoring and appraising the members of other committees and coordinated and facilitated the working amongst them. This made SAWC the torch-bearer of OBP at IMT.
SAWC conducts professional activities on campus such as:
Passion: This is the flagship management fest of IMT Ghaziabad. This 3 day fest is conducted every year and has recorded a footfall of over 3000 students from across the top B-schools in the country. Passion is the largest management fest that is organised in the Delhi NCR Region.
Business Conclave: In 2018, the Students Affairs and Welfare Council organised the third edition of the Annual Business Conclave. The theme for the Business Conclave was ‘Business Evolution through Time’. Eminent speakers like Zohra Chatterji, Manjira Khurana, Sumit Kapoor, and Sushil K. Aggarwal bestowed their knowledge amongst the attendees of the conclave.
Tatva: A chance for returning seniors to present their summer projects to eminent people from the industry and the academic community. This is also a great learning experience for the juniors attending this event, as they learn from the experience of their seniors and are better prepared for their future internships.
Professional Development Program (PDP): This is conducted at the beginning of every PGDM course to help the incoming students smoothly transition into the MBA life at IMT.
In addition, SAWC organises the largest CSR initiative of IMT Ghaziabad, Cyclothon. This year over 500 participants came together in the streets of central Delhi to raise awareness about domestic violence. The theme for 2018 was “Rise Against Violence” and that for 2017 was “Let Delhi Breathe”.
The council also organises quality guest lectures and workshops. It has organized guest lectures by corporate personalities like Mr. Pankaj Dubey (CEO, Polaris India), Mr Amit Gupta (CEO and President, Hero Motors) and speakers from prestigious companies like GroupOn, etc. The council has also organised significant workshops like Benchmark Six Sigma and CMO Workshop (where renowned CMOs came to address the students). The council actively associates with corporates and start ups and floats the opportunity of short-term projects (STPs) for students.
SAWC is also responsible for the designing and distribution of the official IMT Batch Apparel.
We understand that there must be a balance between professional and social activities held on campus, and for that reason SAWC additionally organises events such as Parx Hunt: Battle of Bands, Freshers’, Farewell, New Year’s Eve, among other social gatherings.
Top Row (L-R): Arjun Modi, Sabyasachi Mitra, Animesh Saraf, Manvendra Pratap Singh, Ankit Chicker, Manmeet Singh, Yash Padegaonkar
Bottom Row (L-R): Arjun Rao Kancharana, Jacob Henry, Unnati Vaid, Kritika, Ruchika Singh, Apoorva Shukla, Aarooshi Prasad, Jyotirmay Bhattacharjee, Preet Inder Singh Kahlon