Student Affairs and Welfare Council
The Student Affairs and Welfare Council (SAWC) acts as the bridge between the primary stakeholders of IMT: administration and students. The council, through its plethora of endeavours, strives to improve the experiential learning and interactions at IMT, both at a professional and social level.
The responsibilities of SAWC are significantly broad-faced. In an everyday setup, SAWC is responsible for ensuring security, resolving infrastructural issues, managing emergencies, and scheduling bus transportation. The council aids the administration by creating and maintaining databases and looks after the utilization of the infrastructure at IMT. SAWC represents the students’ perspective in critical matters such as designing the course curriculum and updating the academic calendar. Additionally, the council offers a platform to students for voicing their concerns to the requisite authorities.
Externally, the council, through guest lectures, workshops, and short-term projects, actively associates with corporates to maintain and strengthen IMT’s association with the industry. It has organized guest lectures by industry veterans such as like Ms. Archana Venkat (Director, Deloitte Consulting), Mr. Pankaj Dubey (CEO, Polaris India), and Mr. Amit Gupta (CEO and President, Hero Motors). In the past, SAWC has played a pivotal role in securing the AACSB accreditation for the college by spearheading the presentation to the International PR team of AACSB.
In addition, the council played a crucial role in the Organisation Based Project (OBP) initiative of IMT Ghaziabad. SAWC, as the governing body for OBP, facilitated the entire process by recruiting, mentoring, and appraising the members of other committees and ensured mutual cooperation among stakeholders.
SAWC conducts myriad professional activities such as:
Passion: A three-day annual management and cultural extravaganza, Passion covers a wide array of events, ranging from stimulating panel discussions and case study competitions to cultural performances. In 2020, the fest observed a footfall of over 4,500+ students and a reach of above 50,000 students, with this number growing exponentially every year.
Business Conclave: In 2020, SAWC organized the third edition of the Annual Business Conclave. The theme of this year’s conclave was ‘Seeking New Possibilities,’ which involved a discussion on super apps and their impact on the digital, security, and feasibility in the Indian ecosystem. The panel featured eminent personalities, including Mr. Amit Gurnani, Mr. Solomon Devaraj, and Mrs. Archana Venkat.
Tatva: An opportunity for seniors to present their summer projects to eminent people from the industry and the academic community. In its totality, Tatva also serves as a significant 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 organizes the flagship CSR initiative of IMT Ghaziabad, Cyclothon. In the past, the event has recorded a footfall of over 500 participants riding together in the streets of central Delhi to raise awareness about pressing issues such as domestic violence and pollution.
The responsibilities of SAWC include the design and distribution of IMT batch apparel.
To ensure the comprehensive development of students, SAWC undertakes several professional and social projects and activities on campus such as Parx Hunt: Battle of Bands, Freshers’, Farewell, New Year’s Eve, among others.
The strive for excellence, collaboration, nurturing and developing the growth-intensive ecosystem at IMT lies at the core of the council’s initiatives and endeavours.