Interview by Yash Panchal
Mr. Arpit Chadha is the Vice Chairman of ITS Ghaziabad - The Education Group. He did his graduation from University of Delhi and schoolings from Scindia School, Gwalior & A.P.J. Noida. He has won numerous awards like Dewang Mehta National Education Award for Encouraging Leadership – 2016; Bharat Excellence Award by Friendship Forum of India (FFI); International Gold Star Award by Business Initiative Directions (BID); All India Excellence Award by All India Excellence Award Association and Young India Achievement Award.
Mr. Chadha’s organizational awards include Best Management Institute by Newspapers Association of India – 2017; Institute with Best Placement Award by IRMA – 2017; Best Management College in North India for Placements by GESA – 2017; The Best Private Pharmacy college; Best MCA College in North India for industry interface by CEGR – 2017; Asia Pacific Education Excellence Award by ASSOCHAM for Best Private Management College; Best Computer Application College in India by CEGR 2016 Award; National Education Excellence Award 2015 by ASSOCHAM for Best placements and Corporate Resources and Best College of Physiotherapy by Indian Achievers Forum.
He has been responsible for initiatives like “Parivartan”- The Slum Education Programme. Educating students of the socially underprivileged class; “Utthan”- Facilitating Meritorious Students from financially deserving class and Medical Health Care, ITS - The Education Group which offers nonprofit medical care to society through its two, 100 bedded fully equipped multi-specialty hospitals & dental clinics.
Mr. Chadha on how he ensures that induction of new students is truly world class
Most of the institutes organize an induction program of few days to a week maximum. At ITS, the induction program is conducted for 12 days and it is devised in such a manner that it not only makes the students familiar with the institute, faculties and the curriculum but also trains them for a healthy and happy lifestyle through the quality sessions on Yoga, NLP, etc. This further gives them internal strength for a brilliant future.
During this truly world class induction program, CEOs and top corporate heads address the entrants and share their success mantras with them. PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd’s Chairman and CEO Mr. D. Shivakumar and many other top executives have expressed their pleasure and satisfaction on the structure of the induction program conducted at ITS. The grand opening ceremony of the Induction Program is mostly held in a five-star hotel or the huge Chanakya Auditorium of the institute.
Mr. Chadha’s efforts to ensure the non-academic support services are sufficiently resourced
The institute is a prime customer of renowned travel agents who guide and arrange the foreign trips of the students. Recently, the students have enjoyed their visit to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Thailand. Besides, the college gives a free laptop to all its PGDM students. The facility of transport, fully functional clinic in campus and a well-established cafeteria are other main services available to students as non-academic support.
Plans for further expansion in terms of placement drive, international projects, and seminars
ITS is excellently streamlined in the planning of the aforementioned areas. ITS has a well established and fully functional Career Resource Centre (CRC) which ensures the timely placement of students in prestigious concerns like Amazon, Dabur, Microsoft, Parle, Nestle, Cadbury, etc. Recently, the students of ITS got placed in Amazon for a package of Rs. 15.25 Lac per annum, Hindustan Unilever Limited for Rs. 9 Lac per annum and many other top brands in similar profiles. Every year, more than 100 companies visit ITS for the placement of students. Recently, ITS has recruited a few more executives and the support staff in CRC to augment the placement drive.
The institute has collaborated with the famous foreign universities and institutions for the exchange of knowledge and sharpening of skills up to global standards. Some of them are University of LYON, France; Management Development Institute of Singapore; Girne American University, UK; University of La Rioja, Spain; University of Leicester, UK and Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan. International Entrepreneurial Projects in Singapore are extremely popular with the students of ITS.
ITS is also known for prestigious International Conferences, Business Summits and Seminars which are regularly organized every year and witness revolutionary thought sharing by the eminent speakers from the industry and the academia. The Chief Guest of the Business Summit 2017 was Ms. Nirmal Sitharaman, currently the Defence Minister of India. International Conference 2018 is scheduled on 7th April 2018.
Mr. Chadha on his time management
Since punctuality has been my motto for life, I plan my deeds and events well in advance. My competent and sincere colleagues are reliable and expert in their areas. They receive the instructions well and are prompt in actions. This makes my commitment to deliver on time easier.
Mr. Chadha on how to ensure that a growing proportion of the teaching staff of Institute of Technology and Science has some form of teacher training
Our faculty members get such training frequently through many channels and platforms. They participate in prestigious National/International conferences and seminars. Their expenses are fully borne by the institute to encourage them for more and more exposure to such opportunities. Besides, every year we organize Faculty Development Programs in our own institute too where prominent experts from renowned academic institutions and the industry train our teachers with the latest technologies, trends, and tricks.
Top qualities that an aspiring MBA aspirant must possess
An MBA or PGDM aspirant must be self-motivated, ambitious and must have clear career goals. He must possess a pleasing personality, effective communication skills and an urge to excel in everything he does. Since the business scenario keeps changing rapidly in the world, an MBA aspirant should remain updated with the recent changes, challenges and the trends in business too.
Measures taken by Institute of Technology and Science to ensure the process of internships
An effective internship gives the future managers advance practical exposure, hands-on experience and a lot of confidence, therefore any institute with a firm foundation and clear mission lays sufficient emphasis for a quality internship. At Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad, the students are selected by renowned companies through the in-campus multistage selection process. Then the students undergo the rigorous internship under the guidance of faculty and industry mentors.
Finally, after the completion of the internship, the students have to present a detailed hardbound report and have to undergo a viva before the panel of experts. To encourage sincere and original internships, ITS organizes SIP Contest ‘Anubhav’ every year and felicitates the best participants from various colleges and institutes with the cash prizes and certificates. Since ITS students have been striving hard for meaningful and sincere internships, they have been able to earn Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) frequently.
Growth of B-schools in India
Survival of the fittest is an old saying and applies to this question too. The growth of good B-schools has been really good in India. But at the same time, the small B-schools that had mushroomed without a firm foundation, vision, and expertise, have lost their roots and are disappearing fast. Institute of Technology and Science, with a legacy of quality education for last 23 years has been flourishing to its fullest and is a preferred choice for management students.
Qualities that helped create a brand name for Institute of Technology and Science group
Incessant endeavor to ensure quality education, regular interaction with the top industry experts and impeccable placement process has been the main qualities that have helped ITS – The Education Group to create a brand name for it while earning the trust of the countless students, alumni and parents. ITS has been a preferred choice in management education as it is NAAC ‘A’ Grade accredited, NBA accredited and ISO certified institute with the state of the art infrastructure. Its flagship course PGDM is approved by the Association of Indian University (AIU) and AICTE. Free foreign trip, free laptop to each student of PGDM and high placement packages have always kept the queues of admission aspirants long at ITS, Ghaziabad.
Message for students wishing to pursue their higher studies from Institute of Technology and Science
ITS has been prestigious for its quality education, highly qualified and experienced faculty members, and high placement packages offered by top national/international brands like Amazon, Dabur, Cadbury, Nestle, Parle, Microsoft and hundreds of others. Free laptops and free foreign trip have always been the point of discussion and attraction among the admission aspirants at ITS. If you are smart, ambitious and have a sincere urge to pursue a management course from a standard B-school of the country, ITS could be a perfect choice for you. Furnished and separate boys and girls’ hostels, sophisticated sports complex and well-equipped gyms will be added attractions. This 23-year-old renowned brand in education has its alumni across the globe and is all set to cast many more gold coins in its mint.