Welcome speech was followed by a round of brief introductions of the Alumni, present students who were doing summers in and near Mumbai and also the student joining in 2009 Batch. There were Alumni from 1990 batch who still remember many professors of their time , who were few of the best at that time in India . The Alumni from 1995 Batch shared the memories of how the new campus of IMI was made brick by brick in front of them. Few Alumni claimed they started KRITVA and SPORTS at IMI while others happily shared with others the memories of the Fun and Freedom they had at IMI.
The round of Introductions was over and then came another round of suggestions and recommendations that Alumni had for IMI. They said that those who know IMI in the Industry they really value it but there was a need of attracting more attention of the Corporates by becoming more visible in the media. IMI Delhi has always maintained a low profile and has always preferred to be known for its results. However, there was a need of going more public and advertise all the research works and huge consultancy projects that IMI does for big names in the industry like ITC, SAIL, ONGC, HAL etc. Some Alumni also suggested an online interface for the past students of IMI so that they can network with each other across countries. A few alumni volunteered for forming a Ginger group so as to organize alumni meet in Mumbai and other metros.
The discussions round was concluded by the Director of the Institute, Professor CS Venkataratnam who educated the Alumni with the recent developments at IMI . It was a pleasure to see all the Alumni appreciating the initiatives taken by the IMI New Delhi. Amongst many announcements made, few were a new Chicago chapter of Alumni meet planned, NBA recognition of the IMI Post graduate courses, New structure of the PGPIM program which will now be called as the PGP-Ex course and will have a 12+3 months duration, new class schedules for the coming batches and launch of a new website very soon.
IMI New Delhi has always been known for its intellectual capital and the high standards of education and corporate interface, but now it is time to network with 3000+ alumni spread all over the Globe and it is continuously making efforts in this direction so as to achieve its Ultimate target of being a Globally acclaimed management institute.