IMS Ghaziabad - Interview with Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director on Admission, Cutoff, Placement
One of the oldest B-Schools in North India, IMS Ghaziabad is accredited by AICTE, NBA. The institute’s flagship PGDM has been awarded equivalence to MBA by AIU. Recognized by ASIC, U.K, and with a NAAC 'A' Grade, IMS Ghaziabad is also a member of AACSB Business Education Alliance. Careers360 caught up with Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director of IMS Ghaziabad to know about the institute, its mission, courses offered, admission process, placements, and more. Read an excerpt from the interview with Director Dr. Urvashi Makkar of IMS Ghaziabad.
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Careers360: Brief us about IMS Ghaziabad.
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: Established in 1990, IMS Ghaziabad is one of the oldest management institutions in our country. With a legacy of more than three decades, the institute has a single-headed objective to create leaders for tomorrow. This philosophy of ours has been integrated into every dimension of the institution right from the beginning. Currently, IMS is led by Mr. Naresh Agarwal who is the Chairman.
Careers360: What are the programmes and specializations offered by IMS Ghaziabad?
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: PGDM is one of the flagshipprogrammesand our prime focus. We have an intake capacity of 360 as per the AICTE norms for this programme. Besides this, we have PGDM (Big Data Analytics) with the objective of creating experts in big data analytics with high technical skills. The intake for this particular course is 60. The USP of this particular programme is the tie-up with IBM where they offer certification programmes in every trimester to all students enrolled for this.
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Careers360: Tell us about the ranking and accreditation.
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: IMS Ghaziabad is consistently ranked among the top B-Schools of India by apex bodies of national &international repute. Further, IMS is accredited by NBA and NAAC. We are also accredited internationally by Accreditation Service for International Colleges and are a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (Education Alliance USA).
Careers360: What is the admission process? Do you consider any cutoff for admission?
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: Graduates in any stream with a minimum of 50 percent marks are eligible for admission to IMS Ghaziabad. In addition, students having valid scores in entrance exams like XAT, MAT,CMAT, or CAT are also eligible for admission. We have a highly integrated selection process comprising of group discussions, personal interviews, written aptitude tests. These are our admission parameters.
Careers360: How diverse is the campus in terms of gender, stream, and region?
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: In terms of gender diversity our institution is highly privileged to have almost 40 percent girl students with boys comprising the remaining 60 percent thus making it a healthy combination. We have a wide range of programmes from B.Tech,B.Pharm, BBA to B.Com. In fact, we have even had CA students opting for our PGDM programmes. In terms of regional diversity, we get students from across the country.
Careers360: What kind of hostel facilities do you provide to students at your campus?
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: We have a dedicated hostel facility with a capacity of 500 students. Along with this, we have 8 dedicated computer labs, courts for outdoor games like badminton, table tennis, basketball, etc. We have used a lot of innovation in the campus to facilitate online education with ease to the students.
Careers360: Do you provide internships to students during their study?
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: We have a bouquet of more than 200 companies where students are offered summer internships. The summer internship is provided based on the competence and performance of the students.
Careers360: Do you have scholarships for the students?
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: Yes, we provide a wide range of scholarships to the students. They are varied and include scholarships which are merit based, for wards of Defence personnel to name a few. The details are there on the website.
Careers360: Tell us about placements at IMS Ghaziabad.
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: Placements has been one of the biggest strengths of the IMS Ghaziabad campus for the last 30 years. Our focus is on placement readiness right from the day students enter the campus. Our placement cell engages with 100 companies on a day to day basis. We have more than 300 companies on our board for whom placements drives are conducted. This year till date, about 25 percent of students of the current batch have already been placed. We are hopeful that by the end of February, we will accomplish 100 percent. This year students have been offered packages of Rs 12.5 lakhs p.a and the highest package this year has been Rs. 16.6 lakhs p.a. We have a strong policy that companies offering less than Rs 4 lakhs cannot participate in our placement drive. So, our average salary is Rs. 6.1 lakhs. Companies visiting our campus are Amazon, Deloitte, ICICI, Axis, HDFC Banks to name a few.
Careers360: What kind of students should be looking at IMS Ghaziabad?
Dr. Urvashi Makkar: Students who believe that the overall development in terms of corporate readiness is on their agenda, should opt for IMS Ghaziabad. Our major focus is not only on the knowledge enhancement of the students but also on skill development. It is for this reason,we have integrated the entire PGDM programme with 16 value-added certification programmes.
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Questions related to IMS Ghaziabad
can u tell which one will be better for me between ims ghaziabad and ibs gurgaon
I would recommend you to go for IMS Ghaziabad.
IMS Ghaziabad is a flagship Institute with NAAC 'A' Grade Accredited Institution, stands tall among the premier business schools in the country for the phenomenal placements of its Flagship Program PGDM.
The Institute conducts innumerable Talk series such as but not limited to: Alumni Talk Series, Expert Talk Series, Global Talk Series for the students to help them get a glimpse of the corporate. Besides, the Institute also focuses on wholesome development of the candidate by helping them imbibe the relevant skills prevalent in the Corporates.
Hope it helps.
which college is better for MBA and most importantly in terms of placement? 1- IMS ghaziabad 2- ITS mohan nagar
Both the colleges have good reputation in terms of MBA but in terms of placement IMS ghaziabad is slightly ahead .
Total 127 companies participated in placements out of which highest package was 16 lakh and average salary 6lpa
Whereas in ITS highest package was same but less number of companies and average package was 5.7 lakhs .
So both give each other a tough competition and its upto you what you want.
Hope it helps....
i m getting IT Branch in IMS Ghaziabad from my upsee marks (208) Should i take it or not as i dont know about this college a lot? As i m. from u.p and if not then plz suggest me a good college for c.s branch
IMS ghaziabad is amongst the top 20 private engineering institutes so it is no doubt a good college and you are getting IT branch which is far better so grab that opportunity and get admission.
Your upsee marks are not good enough to get a seat in a government engineering college so your only choices are private colleges.
If you are not sure about this college you can check on the college predictor link to find a suitable college
which college is good in faculty wise , supportive to students , placement wise IMS ghaziabad or GALGOTIAS college in IT Branch
These two colleges are really good in almost all the factors like infrastructure, quality of education, and course curriculum.
But interms of placements. Galgotias is the better college than the other one.
Here are the factors you can consider to choose that college:
Infrastructure and college life:
GALGOTIAS college have a wonderful infrastructure with well equipped labs and classrooms. Hostels are pretty decent and nice environment is always maintained. You can see that the campus life is going to be really well. College life is good with the right kind of atmosphere given to the students who come from different places.
F aculty and quality of education:
All the faculties are well qualified and experienced over here. And education, curriculum is made in such a way that students are made to acquire more hands on knowledge than just the theory. It is not just the books and classes. Focuses more on practical knowledge than the theoretical one. Education quality and the way guidance is given is really good.
Placements are really good as many good companies visit this college. Most of the students gets placed and opportunities of internship is provided to the students from wide range of companies.
According to our website, both of them are very good rated ones.
which is good college in terms of faculty , placement , college enviuroment , towards students ...etc IMS ghaziabad. or RAJ KUMAR GOEL in terms of IT Branch ?
IMS Ghaziabad :- Infrastructure is good. equipment are advanced. environment is well maintained and sanitized for well being of students.
Faculty are well experienced and holds degree from top university and institutes. They will make you learn and guide you for correct path.
Highest Placement :- 12 lpa. which is good offer for a fresher.
Raj Kumar Goel :- Faculty are rich in industry experience and have qualified from NIT and IIT campus and are PhD holders. You will get good resource and guide to learn your concept and know your skills.
Highest package :- 3 lpa.
Considering both the options IMS Ghaziabad will be better option which provides best opportunity and platform to showcase your skills.
In the part of IT , it is all your skill which make your open for best job offers.
Hope it helps!