IMT Ghaziabad plans to convert PGDM HR, IT to PGDM fulltime. Students caught unaware

The Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad campus

The Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad intends to convert its PGDM in Human Relations (HR) and Information Technology (IT) seats (60+60 seats) to PGDM full-time seats from 2013 onwards. The b-school has applied to the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for the same.

IMTs admissions chairperson Dr A M Sherry claims that the change is being made keeping in mind the uncertainties of the market. With this change, the institute wants to give students the option to choose their specialisation depending upon the market situation closer to their graduation.

The b-school already offers 180 seats in the PGDM fulltime course. This move would increase the intake for the course to 300 seats. At present, students are trained in a particular specialisation (HR/IT) from the start of their course.

Currently, the institute does not mention PGDM (HR) and PGDM (IT) in the list of programs on its official website. But while applying to the b-school a couple of months ago, aspirants were offered a choice for the PGDM (HR) course in the application form. However in the last few weeks, some aspirants who applied to the HR course got calls for the PGDM fulltime course. “I called up the institute to ask why, the person from the admissions team told me pehle interview clear kar lo, fir dekhenge specialisation ka. He also asked me not to call the number again,” Gaurav Guliani, an aspirant told PaGaLGuY.

Another aspirant, who did not wish to be named, said that he had spoken to the current batch of IMT Ghaziabad students who have confirmed that the HR course is being discontinued. However, with no proper directives from the institute, all aspirants are confused about the situation.

So what will happen to the students who have applied to the PGDM (HR) course for the year 2013-15? To this, Dr Sherry replied that these students will be interviewed for the PGDM (full-time) course. If the students are interested in specialising in HR, they can choose that function once they reach the second year of their course at the institute.