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This news bulletin has been prepared under the supervision of the Information Management Committee of the Centre for Internal Quality Assurance, IMT CDL.

True education should empower individuals to overcome limitations and realize their potential.

Swami Vivekananda

Dear Readers,

The last quarter of the year, the months of October, November and December bring festivities and spirit of toghether infusing positive vibes everywhere. The month of October make its remarkable presence in terms of victory of good over evil. Gandhi Jayanti, celebrated annually on 02 October, commemorates the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who spearheaded India’s struggle for independence against British colonial rule, achieving a momentous triumph of righteousness over oppression. Dussehra celebrated on 24 October 2023 marks the victory of Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu, over the ten-headed demon king Ravana. The name is derived from the Sanskrit words ‘dasha’ meaning ‘ten’ and ‘hara’ signifying ‘defeat’

November comes with deepens the autumnal embrace, adorning landscapes with warm hues of amber and gold. On the cultural front, Govardhan Puja takes center stage on 13 November, followed by celebrating sibling bonds through Bhai Doojj on 15 November. November is a month of commemorations also. Notably, it honors the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru, on 27 November. Additionally, it solemnly observes Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day on 24 November.

The month of December is renowned for its pleasant winter solstice. ‘Christmas Day’ commemorates the Birth of Jesus, traditionally observed on the 25 December each year. India also marks the birthday of the esteemed mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar, born on 22 December 1887. Amid the festive spirit of Christmas and the anticipation of the New Year, IMT CDL extends heartfelt wishes for a Happy and Safe New Year 2024. With these thoughts, we are pleased to present the Issue-32 of the ‘SAMVAAD’ to continue our information-sharing journey with all the stakeholders. We have received your articles, motivational stories, and achievements, making our issues an exciting read. Your continued engagement in the form of your contributions is valuable to us in establishing ‘SAMVAAD’ (two-way communication).
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Joyous Reading!

SAMVAAD Team

News - Events @ IMT CDL

Academic Governance and Advisory

Board of Governors Meeting

On 12 October 2023, IMT Centre for Distance Learning convened a highly consequential (BOG) Board of Governors Meeting. The meeting encompassed an extensive and pivotal agenda, addressing critical facets of the institution’s administration and vision. The topics discussed were strategic planning, including deliberations on long-term goals, expansion opportunities, and the overall vision for IMT CDL. Financial oversight was another central focus, with in-depth reviews of the institution’s policies and guidelines governing IMT CDL’s operations. The Board Meeting epitomized the institution’s dedication to excellence, innovation, and sound governance. The members of the Board are Dr. A.H. Kalro, (Eminent Academician and Former Director of IIM Kozhikode), Dr. Vishal Talwar (Director, IMT Ghaziabad), Dr. P.K. Jain, (Prof. Emeritus, IIT Delhi), Mr. Anand Krishnamoorthi, (Banker with over 35 Years of International Experience with Global Banks and consultant, Industry Member), Prof. Pankaj Kumar, (Professor IIM Lucknow, Nominee of AICTE), Dr. S.R. Musanna, (Former Director of Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow, Educationist), Dr. Sriharsha Reddy (Director, IMT Hyderabad), Mr. Kalyan Dasgupta (Nominee of Society), Dr. Ashok Sharma (Dean Academics), Dr. Bharti Singh (Area Chair Area Chair – Economics & General Management, Member), and Dr. Priti Sharma (Area Chair Finance, Member).

Academic Council Meeting

On 11 October 2023, the IMT Centre for Distance Learning conducted an Academic Council Meeting. This meeting was a pivotal forum for the institution’s academic leadership and faculty members to convene and deliberate upon multifaceted academic affairs. The agenda encompassed a wide array of critical subjects, including curriculum development, accreditation standards, and academic policy revisions, all designed to enhance the quality of the distance learning experience. The council reviewed and endorsed newly proposed courses and curriculum revisions to ensure their alignment with contemporary academic requirements. Furthermore, discussions centred on academic integrity, grading policies, and the continual improvement of educational programs. The Academic Council Meeting also examined faculty appointments, promotions, and the provision of adequate resources to support their professional development.

The members Dr. Vishal Talwar (Director, IMT Ghaziabad), Dr. P.K. Jain (Prof. Emeritus, IIT Delhi), Dr. B.B. Chakrabarti (Former Professor of Finance at IIM Calcutta and ex- Director-in-charge of IIM, Ranchi), Dr. A.H. Kalro, (Eminent Academician and Former Director, IIM Kozhikode), Dr. Subhajit Bhattacharyya (Professor and former Director, IMT Ghaziabad), Dr. Ashok Sharma (Dean Academics), and Dr. Priti Sharma (Area Chair Finance) had thoughtful conversations surrounding student matters, academic support services, addressing student performance, and managing disciplinary concerns.

Student Activities

Concluding Ceremony

The IMT Centre for Distance Learning celebrated the ‘Concluding Ceremony’ on 29 October 2023 at the campus to recognise the accomplishments of students who successfully passed their exams in December 2022 and March 2023. The event welcomed PGDM, PGDM – Executive and PGCM program students who shared their experiences with the attendees, facilitating networking opportunities followed by delectable lunch.

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National Events

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

IMT CDL celebrated ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ on 31 October to commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary. This event was aligned with the ongoing ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh (MMMD) Campaign,’ which aimed to pay tribute to our courageous heroes through ‘Veeron Ka Vandan.’ The purpose was to honor the patriotism of Sardar Patel and reinforce his teachings and values. The events began with faculty, officers, and staff of IMT-CDL taking oaths, followed by a ‘Unity March’ and a ‘Unity Pledge,’ signifying their commitment to actively participate in the event and make it memorable.

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Webcast On Viksitbharat@2047

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the campaign “Voice of Youth – Viksitbharat@2047 on 11 December 2023. India has set an ambitious goal to transform into a developed nation by the year 2047. Accordingly, the date marks the official launch of the visionary initiative known as ‘Viksit Bharat@2047.’ IMT CDL facilitated a platform to watch the webcast on Viksit Bharat@2047 by honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The webcast was scheduled to begin at 10:15 AM and is accessible through the following link: This event promised valuable insights into India’s developmental aspirations and the path forward.

Employee Welfare

A Trip to Chokhi Dhani

On 24 December 2023, IMT CDL organized a delightful picnic trip to ‘Chokhi Dhani’ in Sonipat, Haryana, for employees and family members. The day commenced with a warm welcome at the gate, offering a refreshing drink and breakfast. The highlight was a traditional lunch featuring Jodhpuri Gatta, Dal Panchmeel, Baati Choorma, Dal Makhni, seasonal vegetables, steamed rice, khichada, and more. Following a day filled with enjoyment, a delightful Hi-tea was served before the bus departed from Chokhi Dhani. Notably, employees and their families relished a memorable Camel Ride and lots of activities during the outing.

Celebration At Hauz Khas Village

On 01 October 2023, IMT CDL organized a remarkable outing to Hauz Khas Village for the admissions team, marking a significant and memorable occasion. The Hauz Khas Village is a picturesque and culturally vibrant neighborhood in New Delhi, and the experience was instrumental in strengthening the team’s cohesion and fostering a sense of unity and collaboration. Throughout the outing, team members engaged in team-building activities, shared experiences, and relished delectable cuisine at one of the village’s quaint cafes. The relaxed and informal sitting provided an ideal platform for team members to connect, reinforcing the bonds essential for effective teamwork.

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Fit India Week

In pursuit of spreading the message of fitness, IMT CDL celebrated “Fit India Week” by organizing events on campus from Tuesday, 29 November to 01 December 2023.