IMT Ghaziabad along with upGrad hosts its first-ever convocation for its online learners’ batch
~ At the first ‘LIVE Convocation’ IMT Ghaziabad and upGrad felicitate over 750 learners upon completion of their PG Program in Management~
Mumbai: With a host of successful virtual convocations under their belt, upGrad, Asia’s higher EdTech leader recently conducted the virtual convocation for over 750 learners from the first four batches of the Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad certificate program in management. This marked the first ‘live convocation’ for the university.
Learners were felicitated for completing their online PG Program in Management. The event was graced by Prof. Vishal Talwar – Director, IMT Ghaziabad, Prof. Amit Sareen – Dean, IMT Ghaziabad, Prof. Puja Agarwal Gulati – Program Director, IMT Ghaziabad, Prof. Sapna Popli – Chairperson, MDP, IMT Ghaziabad Juzer Tambawalla – Director – Product & Marketing at Franklin Templeton, India along with Co-founder & MD of upGrad – Mayank Kumar.
Commenting on the successful convocation, Prof. Amit Sareen said, “I wish the students who have completed the upGrad Program the very best in their careers. IMT faculty plays an important role in the curriculum design and delivery of the program. A general management program helps a manager to develop systems thinking and have an integrated view of the organization where they are working as different departments in an organization such as Marketing, Operations, Finance & HR are interlinked and need to be looked at as a part of the whole system. Increasingly organizations are taking into account all stakeholders including customers, shareholders, employees, and suppliers and managers need to have this balanced perspective in order to succeed in the long term.”
Talking about the world of digital virtual Prof. Vishal Talwar said “The pandemic has made machines and technology more relevant, pushing all of us towards a tech-driven environment. This has also given us an opportunity to recalibrate and rethink. All these changes have increased the value of management education. The real value of good education is to be able to think for yourself, to ask the right questions, to be able to view from multiple perspectives, and not to accept the one accepted idea.”
Enlightening everyone at the convocation by speaking on the wealth that is time, Juzer Tambawalla, Director – Product & Marketing at Franklin Templeton, India said, “Today, I want to leave you with three messages: the one thing that you have is time. Right now, you’re a billionaire! Invest this time well so when you look back you know that was time well spent. Every crisis is an opportunity. It is up to you to figure out what the opportunity is. The formula of being successful is hard work x luck x good relationships. You need to move away from the addition sign to multiplication because if any of these numbers is 0, your result will be 0. This time in your life, take risks, experiment, and keep learning.”
Mayank Kumar, Co-founder & MD added, “At upGrad we strive to offer our learners all the experiences of an offline degree and we are extremely humbled to see the outpour of support and gratitude that followed the virtual convocation. It was heartwarming to see the graduating batch grow in numbers, which in turn reinforces our belief in our values and efforts to positively pivot career aspirations. We would also like to thank our partner IMT Ghaziabad for enabling us to make these learners’ journey a huge success.”
Following the virtual convocation upGrad received hundreds of testimonials from the learners of the batch, which stressed on the great learning experience, gratitude for the student mentors and most importantly they stated that the course not only helped them boost their sense of confidence, but it also steered their careers in the most desirable direction. “This course helped me to understand how to manage professional life as well as personal life. The content provided was practically applicable in my day today. The deadline which was set up will be missed the most. It put forward numerous challenges, not theoretical wise but also practical wise. The assignments in the form of simulations were the best part of the whole course followed by the live sessions. I enjoyed the course.” said Abhik Banerjee, one of the graduating learners, who’s currently working as the Sales Engineer, Captain Tractors Pvt. Ltd