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IMT-Nagpur scores a Top-10 hit in Indian Management B-School rankings

Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur received Super League standing in the latest B-School from west India survey by Indian Management magazine.

IMT-Nagpur was ranked sixth overall in west India B-Schools, but number one in infrastructure and number two in intellectual capital.

Indian Management rated schools based on six categories: intellectual capital, admissions and placements, infrastructure, industry interface, governance and scale of operations.

In order to establish ranking, a combination approach was used – self-audit by the institutes and an external rating by industry.

This latest survey shows a rapid rise in rating for the institute. The previous Indian Management Best B–Schools Survey saw IMT- Nagpur ranked among Super League-2 (top-20) and CSR-GHRDC 18th rank overall among top B-Schools of Super Excellence.

Earlier rankings under different B-school 2010-11 surveys, saw Business World place IMT-N, ninth in infrastructure and 18th in intellectual capital, while CSR-GHRDC, in October, 2010, rated it seventh among top B-Schools of Excellence.An OPEN C-fore Survey ranked it 11th among private B-Schools in India and in 2010, Business India said IMT was 18th among private B-Schools.

IMT-N’s top rating in infrastructure is well-deserved. In addition to state-of-the art classrooms and dorms, its library, spread over a sprawling 15,000-square-foot modem complex, is aptly named the ‘Learning Resource Centre’.

The LRC has over 15,000 volumes of nationally and internationally acclaimed titles necessary for modern management education and research. It also has journals and periodicals of national as well as international repute. In addition to the physical volumes, the LRC also facilitates online access to national as well as international knowledge database such as, EBSCO, CRISIL, CMIEs, Prowess, Capitaline, Proquest, HBR, USENIX, NCTI, JSTOR and Indiastat.

And its information technology facilities feature: high-speed multi-services enabled network infrastructure; converged network with integrated voice, video, and data; secure and fast Internet access; remote access capability for network users and IP-based video conferencing infrastructure LAN IP Telephony – the most recent and futuristic trend of voice communication over an IP network.

As Dr. Rajendra Nargundkar, director, has said, Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Nagpur has made rapid strides, “making a name for itself for academic excellence, research contributions, executive development, industry interface and fostering entrepreneurial spirit among its students.

“Our vision is to emerge as one of the leading business schools nationally as well as internationally,” he said in a recent message. “Our faculty team is an excellent blend of academic and industry experience. A great intellectual environment, combined with academic rigor and regular industry interface prepares our students to meet the managerial needs of today’s competitive environment.

“IMT Nagpur offers the PGDM and specialized courses in HR, Finance and IT and marketing. All of them are geared towards equipping the students to meet the challenges that organizations have to face in the highly dynamic and technologically advanced business environment of today.

“The fact that our alumni are prominently placed and are performing very well in their organizations and a few of them venturing into setting up their own enterprises, gives ample credence to our claim that the two years that they spend with us equips them to contribute effectively whether they are employed or self-employed.”

“At IMT, our objective is to prepare leaders who go beyond conventional management skills,” said Chairman Shri Kamal Nath in a recent message. “Be it management or technology, our graduates are trained not only to be effective but to be innovative. We seek students who thrive on change and who strive to drive it to business success. What better place to do this than at IMT, where new ways of thinking and doing things are central to the curriculum.

“With a world-class infrastructure supported by state-of-the-art technology, IMT continues to look far beyond the routine, in its endeavour to produce leaders capable of a new hallmark in the world of business.”