Hyderabad June 29: Institute of Management Technology (IMT), a leading educational institute is all set to foray into South India with its futuristic Hyderabad campus. IMT currently has campuses in Ghaziabad, Nagpur and Dubai.
Hyderabad has emerged as a major destination for IT/ITES, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Entertainment, Financial Services sectors and is also poised to witness growth in other sectors such as Semiconductor, Hardware, Gems & Jewellery, Apparel and Aerospace. The city therefore become the obvious choice when IMT decided to expand into South India with its new business school.
Addressing a press conference in the city here today, Dr. V. Panduranga Rao, Director – IMT Hyderabad said that the campus would be inaugurated by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for HRD, IT & Communication, Government of India on July 2nd, 2011. The inaugural ceremony would be presided over by Mr. N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Mr. Kamal Nath, Union Minister for Urban Development, Government of India.
IMT Hyderabad will offer a regular two-year, full-time, PGDM program with specialisations in cutting edge areas like Investment Banking and Business Analytics in addition to the conventional areas like Marketing, Finance and Operations.
The state of the art campus with nearly two lakh sq. ft. built-up area is located in 30 acres land at Cherlaguda Village, Shamshabad Mandal, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad. The beautifully landscaped green campus has an academic block, a library building, dining halls, hostels, faculty housing and a sports complex with cricket ground, football ground, basketball court, tennis court, badminton courts along with seven water bodies for water harvesting.
The Academic block will house nine-tiered lecture theatres, eleven flat classrooms, 55 faculty offices, IT labs with more than 100 systems, administrative offices, meeting rooms, conference halls and an open amphitheatre with a capacity of nearly 300. The learning resource centre is equipped with books, journals, CDs and electronic databases. All the hostel rooms are single occupancy, fully furnished and have internet connectivity.
The IMT Hyderabad campus boasts of world class infrastructure. The fully network networked campus with around 800 nodes with a backbone of 10 Gbps fiber connectivity with multi layer, high end Cisco campus wide network, 5 enterprise level servers with blade technology, a Wi-Fi enabled campus, Video conferencing and webcasting facility, and academic alliance SAP university, Microsoft and SAS. The classrooms are equipped with Wi-Fi enabled projectors, smart boards and learning management systems.
Along with the world class physical infrastructure, IMT Hyderabad has faculty members with research and teaching experience in top American and European B-schools. The young and dynamic faculty team have designed an innovative and industry relevant curriculum supported by a pedagogic approach which is student centric, participative, experiential and team based. This draws from the institute’s philosophy of moving from a ‘Knowing’ mode to the ‘Doing’ mode and innovating for better lives, better organizations and a better world.
The curriculum has integrative courses that provide a holistic picture and learning about real life business situations and problems. Diverse learning opportunities are provided through case studies, simulations, real-time projects, seminars, workshops and interaction with industry professionals. In each of the courses, 25% of the sessions would be delivered by a mix of industry experts and practitioners. The program has a 14 week faculty supervised industry internship program at the end of the first year. The institute aims to develop socially responsible, innovative business leaders with a holistic perspective.
In due course of time, IMT Hyderabad plans to offer a one year full time Executive PGDM for working professionals with over five years of industrial experience; Certificate Programs in Management of 3-6 months duration; and also offer a Fellowship Program in Management.