Dr. Sapna Rakesh is the Director of IMS Ghaziabad University Courses Campus. Recently bestowed with Rashtriya Shiksha Guarav Puraskar by CEGR , and also felicitated with Philanthropy Award by L& C Foundation ,Sapna is one of the leading practitioner in Management Education. In her interview she shares her excitement about working in the education sector and explains why success comes with collaborative efforts. She goes on to describe how the institute constantly strives to attain excellence in every endeavour, and why it is important for the education sector to constantly move towards development. She appreciates the curriculum and how it ensures a smooth transition from knowledge holders to innovators and entrepreneurs. Along with that, how the institute promotes inclusion and welcomes students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. In the later segment.
It is exciting to work in the education domain where you get to witness new and vibrant energy everyday
Working in the Education sector is a challenging responsibility as it lays down the main foundation of any nation’s future. It is exciting to work in such a sector where you get to witness new and vibrant energy every day. Being a constantly evolving profession, this sector gives the opportunity to influence and at the same time learn from the young leaders of tomorrow. Feeling that your role has a positive impact on society is very fulfilling.
Success is something which is attainable due to collaborative ability of the entire team
Being at that position in itself is a work of great responsibility. Success is something which is attainable due to collaborative ability of the entire team. For me, success of any leadership style is about empowering people at all levels, building an organization where people love to work together democratically, removing their roadblocks and barriers so that they can be successful in whatever they do. The main impetus for me and my team is serving the nation by imparting the best quality education and training to the students. I have an outstanding and diligent team. So, setting up collaborative culture is something I focus on.
We constantly strive to attain excellence in every endeavour including education, research, and employability aspects
We constantly strive to attain excellence in every endeavour including education, research, and employability aspects by providing students with national and international learning experiences. Apart from this, students also get guidance and support in the areas of technical and behavioural competencies for understanding career trajectory. At IMS, a parallel education system works on developing and enhancing the essential skills of the students. Brainstorming ideas on different domains, mind mapping strategies, problem-solving through case-based study and experiential learning is a part of regular curriculum. A rich bouquet of specializations, workshops, and tie-ups with industry for skill development are also offered for better professional prospects through internships and live projects. With an increased emphasis on innovative pedagogy and skill development, our students are able to grab the excellent placement offerings in renowned companies in India and abroad.
It is important that the education system keep itself abreast with the latest developments and should be oriented into transnational competence
The change is happening at a rapid pace. Thus, it is important that the education system keep itself abreast with the latest developments and should be oriented into transnational competence. Amazing leaps in pragmatic pedagogy, technology, and research at the institute have created new paradigms for students to face the challenges of tomorrow by maximizing the learning cycle. IMS is known for continuously embracing changes for producing better results every subsequent year in terms of academic results, placements offerings, and entrepreneurship ventures. The Meticulous team at IMS spends considerable time on discreetly preparing, planning, apprenticing and building new ways of educating the youth. The diversity of options in IMS curriculum is also complemented by a plethora of activities planned by various student driven clubs in the campus. Students here, at IMS, witness holistic development through experiential learning and empowerment.
Our curriculum ensures a smooth transition from knowledge holders to innovators and entrepreneurs
The institute has built a culture, where students through real education grab current and emerging opportunities to make the transition from knowledge holders to innovators and entrepreneurs to eventually leaders on a global scale. The institute works extensively to upgrade and hone skills not only in order to make students employable but also have a promising career and happy life ahead. Through mandatory internship programs and live projects backed up by industry and academic mentorship programs, students get thorough industry exposure which helps them to get good placements. Our objective is to ensure both personal and professional development of the students so that they can excel in every phase of their life. Moreover, IMS aims to instil greater human values in students to build strong character and morality developing them into professionals with high integrity, dignity and compassion.
We promote inclusion and welcome students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds
IMS Ghaziabad University Courses Campus is devoted to promote inclusion and welcome students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Each student brings unique experiences, strengths, and ideas to our college. We believe that diversity is the exploration and incorporation of the differences to enrich learning in the classroom. Students from all over the nation take admissions in our institute and witness the culture of growth and innovation. Providing support and assistance to students deprived of equal opportunities through scholarships promotes the idea of equality and helps us to contribute towards the education sector and nation’s development.
Taking care of the happiness quotient and well-being of the students and faculty is of utmost priority
Taking care of the happiness quotient and well-being of the students and faculty are something that are of utmost priority of the institute. Respectful, safe and collaborative learning atmosphere in the campus provides a healthy environment for professional and personal growth. To promote positive outcomes and establish a trajectory for positive development, programs are indicated in such a way that keep the students equipped with a view of self and social development. IMS as a team work together with shared vision and students here exhibit social and emotional growth.
We aim to deliver the real-world experience and world class education for succeeding in today's competitive global marketplace
IMS Ghaziabad has attained a matchless and a reputable place amongst the best professional education institutions in India over the past 30 years. Its main objective will be the same to deliver the real-world experience and world class education for succeeding in today's competitive global marketplace. By empowering students and inculcating an excellent academic environment, it will keep on developing students to become perfect adventurers, confident technical experts and determined path-finders who will contribute towards the development of the society as responsible citizens in the 21st century corporate global scenario. Institute will ensure to impart intense professionalism in thought and practice.
Alumni holding leading positions in industry and academia are a testimony to the untiring efforts of each and every member
Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad (IMS) has been a legacy of 30 years which is a result of a nascent dream and great vision. It was, in fact, my pleasure to become a part of this great institute and share the vision of great intellectuals to develop the institution into a world class center of education and learning. Alumni holding leading positions in industry and academia are a testimony to the untiring efforts of each and every member associated with IMS. Our college has attained excellence in the past and with greater awareness, excellent education and effective change management IMS Ghaziabad, University Courses Campus will continue to accelerate to meet the pace of change in the business landscape.
Our country’s future lies in the potential of the youth, they should nurture their full potential and evolve as responsible citizens
Our country’s future lies in the potential of the youth, they should nurture their full potential and evolve as responsible citizens and good human beings by breaking the shackles of self doubt. I would suggest they analyse their strengths and weaknesses, set personal and professional goals and strive to attain them through self-esteem, confidence and passion. Wish you great luck. All the very best!