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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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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.

Date Time Activity
Wednesday, 29th November 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Badminton
Thursday, 30th November 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cricket Match
Friday, 01st December 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Aerobics/Zumba

The initiative on FIT INDIA was launched on 29 August 2019, by the Honourable Prime Minister. The FIT INDIA Movement is geared towards integrating fitness seamlessly into our daily lives. The central mission of this movement is to instigate behavioral shifts, fostering a transition towards a more physically active lifestyle. To fulfill this mission, Fit India aims to implement diverse initiatives and organize events to propagate fitness as an accessible, enjoyable, and cost-free pursuit. Secondly, to disseminate awareness about fitness and various physical activities conducive to well-being through targeted campaigns. Thirdly, to promote indigenous sports and their recognition. Fourthly, to ensure the permeation of fitness into every educational institution, including schools, colleges/universities, panchayats/villages, and beyond. Lastly, to establish a comprehensive platform for Indian citizens to exchange information, raise awareness, and foster the sharing of personal fitness stories.


Social Events

Diwali Celebration

IMT CDL enthusiastically celebrated ‘Diwali’ on 10 November 2023 Diwali is an auspicious festival that symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. The celebration of Diwali is one of the biggest in India and is also celebrated by the Indian diaspora around the world. A lot of preparation goes on in the days leading to the festival. The celebration is exciting, as captured in this photo gallery.


Formal Get-Together

On Monday, 30 October 2023, at 1:00 PM, IMT CDL extended an invitation to all the staff for a formal and enjoyable gathering over lunch. During this event, the Dean Academics, Dr Ashok Sharma, acknowledged employees' contributions and motivated everyone to strive for further improvements. All staff members actively participated, relishing a pleasant and harmonious time, and enjoyed lunch.


Green Initiatives

Initiative For Managing E-Waste Management At IMT-CDL

Mr. Abhinav Anand of July 2023 batch at IMT CDL, took the commendable initiative of promoting e-waste management. He recognized the need for a sustainable approach to dealing with electronic waste. Mr. Anand encouraged his fellow students to actively participate in this cause by sharing their electronic waste. This proactive step not only facilitated the proper disposal of electronic devices but also raised awareness about the importance of recycling and e-waste's environmental impact. Mr. Anand's commitment to e-waste management sets a shining example for the entire student community at IMT CDL.


Academic Happenings @ IMT CDL

Stress Management Through Emotional Intelligence

On 20 December 2023, IMT CDL organized an interactive session on Stress Management through Emotional Intelligence for the Indian Army at Army Cantonment, Meerut. The session was conducted by Dr. Nidhi Mathur Area Chair HR, and concluded by Dr Ashok Sharma, Dean Academics. Mr. Aman Mirza provided his support for the smooth conduction of the session. The session aimed to provide military personnel with practical insights and strategies to effectively cope with stressors, fostering resilience in challenging situations. The tailored approach of the session catered to the unique stressors faced by the armed forces, contributing to the overall well-being of the personnel.


Student Outreach

Session On Time Management

IMT CDL organized an exclusive session on Time Management for learners at RKGIT Institute on 07 December 2023. The session was hosted by Dr. Vivek Singh Tomar and our esteemed Alumni Mr. Harshit Srivastava.
The essence session explained the effective time management is essential for personal and professional success. It involves prioritizing tasks, setting realistic goals, and allocating dedicated time to each activity. By efficiently organizing one's schedule, individuals can enhance productivity, reduce stress, and achieve a better work-life balance. Ultimately, mastering time management skills contributes significantly to overall efficiency and goal attainment.


Workshop On Navigating Path to Success

IMT CDL conducted a workshop on 29 November 2023 at Ram Chameli Chadha Vishvas Girls College. Dr. Ashok Sharma, Dean Academics, led the session on the 'Navigating Path to Success.' The workshop was initiated by analyzing career advancement and personal development, involving a progression through relevant job opportunities for attaining higher-paying and prestigious roles. This approach includes a prolonged dedication to a profession, motivated by personal and professional growth, success, and job satisfaction. Furthermore, the workshop introduced higher cognitive skills encompassing advanced literacy, critical thinking, and quantitative analysis. Social and emotional skills, including advanced communication, empathy, adaptability, and continuous learning, are essential for business development, programming, and counseling roles. Lastly, technological skills, spanning basic to advanced IT skills, data analysis, and engineering, are projected to be highly lucrative in the future job market. The session was outstanding, posing students' inquiries about their careers, directions, job opportunities, and suitable management streams.


Workshop On Professional Grooming

On 22 November 2023, IMT CDL conducted a "Professional Grooming" workshop at Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida. Dr. Vivek Singh Tomar facilitated the workshop with support from Mr. Vipin Kumar and Mr. Aman Mirza. The primary objective was to provide professional grooming guidance to graduating students preparing for placements. The workshop highlighted the significance of higher education in fostering growth and exposure, regardless of the chosen mode of education. Participants gained insights into working towards their career goals and were encouraged to enhance their communication skills, vocabulary, and aptitude. The workshop was a valuable learning experience for all participants, successfully achieving its objectives. Attendees provided positive feedback and expressed interest in organizing similar workshops for students from other courses.


Workshop On Navigating The Path To Success

IMT CDL organized a workshop on "Navigating the Path to Success" on 08 November 2023 at IHM, Mall Road, Meerut. Dr. Vivek Singh Tomar facilitated the workshop in support of Mr. Vipin Kumar, Mrs. Bhumika Khurana, and Mr. Aman Mirza. The workshop aimed to provide career guidance to BBA and BCA graduation students. The session highlighted the importance of higher education in providing growth and exposure, regardless of the mode of study. Participants gained insights on how to work towards their career goals and were advised to improve their communication skills, vocabulary, and aptitude. The workshop was a valuable learning experience for all participants, and the feedback from the attendees was positive.


Workshop On Quality and Productivity

IMT CDL organized the session on 06 November 2023. Dr Sumeet Singh Jasial, Associate Professor of (Operations & SCM), facilitated the session, supported by Ms. Neha Monga at Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd, Sahibabad. The session explains the productivity ratio, profitability and pricing of the goods and services based on maintaining the quality standards.


Workshops On Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Workshop On Design Thinking: Unleash Your Creativity & Innovation

IMT CDL organized a 'Design Thinking: Unleash Your Creativity & Innovation' workshop on Monday, 20 November 2023. The session was delivered by Mr. Rakesh Gupta (Professor IMT Ghaziabad) of Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and hosted by Dr. Bharti Singh, head of Institution Innovation Cell at IMT CDL. Mr. Gupta explained that organizations employed a variety of creative and new tools to meet global challenges. These tools could not be limited to analytical capabilities alone. Design Thinking was a qualitative and human-centric approach to solving unstructured problems. Business enterprises more frequently use it for innovative solutions to problems. The workshop helped participants understand the importance of Design Thinking in framing unstructured issues, value the need to think differently about the challenges faced by their organization, realize the usefulness of developing innovative solutions, and foster a creative culture in their organization.


Dr. Rakesh Gupta has a Ph.D. in Strategic Entrepreneurship from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University, India. He has close to 25 years of work experience in teaching and industry. His teaching areas are Corporate Strategy, New Venture Creation, Geopolitics, & Strategy and Design Thinking. His research has focused on Strategic Entrepreneurship and Challenges facing startups.

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Institution's Innovation Council Presents An Inspiring Talk - From Vision To Victory: The Transformative Journey of Mr. Krishan Kumar

IMT CDL organized an inspiring talk on Saturday, 04 November 2023. The live interaction revolved around the transformative journey of Krishan Kumar's humble beginnings to million-dollar success. The session was moderated by Dr. Bharti Singh, head of Institution Innovation Cell at IMT CDL Creating a startup involves navigating various vital aspects. Firstly, generating an idea while considering regulations is crucial; entrepreneurs must be mindful of legal frameworks to ensure compliance. Secondly, selecting team members and cultivating a winning culture is pivotal for sustained success. The process entails identifying individuals whose skills complement each other and fostering an environment that promotes collaboration and innovation. Thirdly, marketing the product or service effectively is essential for profitability. Entrepreneurs must employ strategic approaches to reach their target audience and establish a robust market presence. Lastly, utilizing failures as stepping stones for continuous improvement and long-term success is integral. Learning from setbacks enables entrepreneurs to adapt, refine strategies, and ultimately enhance the resilience and viability of their startups.


The event featured the Vision to Victory journey of Mr. Krishan Kumar, a visionary entrepreneur from Chandigarh. As the co-owner of Million Cases and Peeperly India, leading smartphone accessory brands, he was also a partner in three direct-to-consumer fashion and home brands. Krishan's ventures were entirely self-funded, generating a staggering USD 1 million monthly sales. His passion lies in uncovering hidden potential within struggling brands, forging transformative partnerships, and transforming obstacles into triumphs. A true believer in the power of data-driven success, Krishan was committed to harnessing the numbers for unparalleled achievements.

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From Vision to Victory Exclusive Session with Krishan Kumar by IMT CDL's Innovation Council - YouTube

Workshop On Behavioural Conduct On Creating A Conducive Environment At Workplace

IMT Centre for Distance Learning successfully orchestrated a thought-enlightening workshop on Behavioural Conduct on Creating a Conducive Environment at Workplace. The session held under the auspices of the esteemed ICC (Internal Committee for Compliance) was skilfully organized by the eminent Advocate, Ms. Nidhi Mathur, on Thursday, 26 October 2023. The workshop witnessed enthusiastic participation from a diverse group of employees, who eagerly embraced the opportunity to delve into workplace ethics and behavioral standards. Under the expert guidance of Ms. Nidhi Mathur, attendees were meticulously informed about the principles and practices essential for fostering a harmonious and conducive work environment. The event empowered the workforce with valuable insights and facilitated a shared commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and decorum within the workplace.

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Achievement Section

Our Faculty, Our Pride

Ginesys Connect Chandigarh 2023

IMT CDL congratulates Dr Vivek Singh Tomar for publishing the research paper in the October 2023 issue of the Indian Journal of Marketing. The paper, titled Impulsive Buying Among Youth: A Dominant Component of Compulsive Buying Behaviour, showcasing the latest work on this platform, aims to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge in the field of marketing, engage the audience, and demonstrate the commitment to academic excellence. The research paper details are Tomar, Rohit Singh, Tomar, Deepika Singh., & Tomar, Vivek Singh (2023). “Impulsive Buying Among Youth: A Dominant Component of Compulsive Buying Behaviour,” Indian Journal of Marketing, Vol.53, Issue 10. ISSN: 0973-8703 [SCOPUS Indexed; ABDC Listed; ICI; UGC CARE (Group A) list]

Book Corner

Our Faculty, Our Pride

The Dolphin And The Shark

The Dolphin and the Shark is born out of Namita Thapar's experiences of being a judge on Shark Tank India and running the India business of the pharma company Emcure as well as her own entrepreneurship academy. The book emphasizes how today’s leaders must strike a balance between being a shark (aggressive leader) and a dolphin (empathetic leader).

It is divided into fifteen chapters, which focus on various business mantras. The author shares personal stories, anecdotes about Emcure's evolution over the years as well as learnings from entrepreneurs who have inspired her. The Dolphin and the Shark also include references to pitches from Shark Tank India's Season 1. Straight from the heart, candid and authentic, this book will inspire and motivate every reader to push their limits.

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Winners List 2023 – Golden Book Awards 2023


Former President Shri Ramnath Kovind graced the launch of ‘Naye Bharat ka Samaveda,’ a seminal collection spotlighting Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s impactful speech, delving deep into the core essence and values embedded in our nation’s Constitution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi (born September 17, 1950) is a passionate writer, poet, and lover of culture. Books have been written on Narendra Modi by many Indian and foreign authors.


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Alumni Corner

Alumni Connect Jaipur

On 17 December 2023, IMT CDL orchestrated a grand event at SKIT JAGATPURA in Jaipur, aiming to establish connections with distinguished alumni. The occasion underscored the significance of fostering relationships, collaboration, and instigating transformative change. The event actively encouraged alumni to participate, offering opportunities to gain insights from industry leaders, engage in interactive workshops, network with fellow alumni, corporate guests, and rekindle connections within the IMT CDL community. The day was filled with learning, networking, and celebration, notably the presence of large number of attendees elevated the event to a truly special occasion.

To enhance engagement, four sessions have been meticulously organized on the same day by our accomplished alumni and dedicated faculty members. This thoughtful initiative aims to provide diverse perspectives and valuable insights, creating a dynamic learning environment for participants. Each session is tailored to contribute to a comprehensive and enriching educational experience, fostering meaningful interactions between speakers and attendees.

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Exclusive Insights from IMT CDL Alumni Await (Unlock The Power Of Learning Through Alumni Experiences)

IMT CDL organized the session on Exclusive Insights from IMT CDL Alumni Await (Unlock the Power of Learning through Alumni Experiences!) on Saturday, 25 November 2023. This session presented an exclusive chance to comprehend better the IMT CDL programs and their transformative influence on careers.

The session welcomed prospective students, curious minds, and anyone eager to uncover the secrets of success in the business world. While considering the programs at IMT CDL or simply being passionate about learning from accomplished alums, this event was customized to provide directions and opportunities you could avail over time.


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Exclusive Insights from IMT CDL Alumni - YouTube

From Entrepreneurship to Corporate Success: A Journey Of Resilience And Growth

Sushant Gomber,
PGDM (Executive) - Operations,
July-2023 Batch

In a world where tales of leaving jobs to pursue entrepreneurial dreams dominate the narrative, there exists a lesser-told but equally inspiring journey—a transition from entrepreneurship back to the corporate realm. I invite you to delve into my story—a narrative of struggle, learning, and eventual triumph—a journey that defied norms and misconceptions.

My entrepreneurial voyage commenced in 2012 with a food venture in my hometown, Lucknow. Through sheer determination and bootstrap methods, I propelled it to a commendable level. However, amidst this success, a yearning for intellectual fulfillment and continued growth surfaced, steering me towards a pivotal decision.

Fast forward to 2017, I made a significant shift by joining an early-stage startup in Mumbai—upGrad. Embracing this opportunity, I found myself crafting and leading large teams, becoming an integral part of a rapidly burgeoning industry.

Yet, this transition was far from smooth. I encountered skepticism and unsettling inquiries about my departure from entrepreneurship. The corporate realm, initially, seemed unwelcoming—I faced bullying and skepticism, perceived as an outsider threatening the status quo.

The crux of my experience lies in the disparity between entrepreneurial setbacks being misconstrued as failures in the corporate sphere. Overcoming this stigma demanded tenacity. Despite facing adversity, my unwavering commitment to excellence gradually transformed perceptions within my professional circle.

Today, there's a palpable shift—an increased acknowledgment and value attributed to entrepreneurial experiences, particularly within the startup landscape. This evolution signifies a changing narrative—one that recognizes the wealth of knowledge and resilience gained through entrepreneurial endeavors.

I extend a resounding encouragement to young MBAs—to explore diverse professional avenues in their 20s before settling into a singular domain in their 30s. Emphasizing that transitioning from entrepreneurship to the corporate world is not just acceptable but enriching.

My journey underscores the significance of resilience, adaptability, and the amalgamation of varied experiences. It stands as a testament to overcoming barriers, fostering change, and validating the merit of diversified professional trajectories.

Let this narrative be a beacon of inspiration—a reminder that success transcends conventional trajectories, embracing the amalgamation of diverse experiences on the path to triumph.

A Disclaimer:The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Institute.

IKIGAI: A Japanese Secret-10 Rules and Benefits

Pankaj Pharkya,
PGDM (Executive) - Operations,
July-2023 Batch


IKIGAI- The Japanese Secret to A Long And Happy Life

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles is a book about the Japanese concept of ikigai, which roughly translates to "reason for being." It is the idea that a fulfilling and happy life comes from discovering and pursuing one's true passion and purpose. The book explores the ikigai of the people of Okinawa, a Japanese island known for its high concentration of centenarians. The authors argue that it is not just Okinawans' healthy diet and lifestyle that contributes to their long and happy lives, but also their strong sense of ikigai.

  • The book identifies four key components of ikigai: when these four components overlap, you find your ikigai.
    • What you love: This is your passion, the thing that you enjoy doing most in the world.
    • What the world needs: This is your mission, the thing that you are good at and that can make a difference in the world.
    • What you are good at: This is your talent, the thing that you are naturally skilled at.
    • What you can be paid for: This is your vocation, the thing that you can do to earn a living.
  • Practical advice on how to find your ikigai and how to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Some of the tips include:
    • Start small: Don't try to change your life overnight. Start by making small changes that will help you move closer to your ikigai.
    • Be patient: It takes time to find your ikigai. Don't get discouraged if you don't find it right away.
    • Be open-minded: Your ikigai may not be what you expect it to be. Be open to new possibilities and be willing to try new things.
    • Don't be afraid to fail: Failure is a part of life. Don't let it stop you from pursuing your ikigai.

A Disclaimer:The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Institute.

Our Alumni Our Pride


IMT CDL congratulated Mr. Subhankar Ghose for being conferred during the Global Excellence Awards Edition 07 hosted by HR SUCCESS TALK(TM) for his outstanding contributions to the HR industry, earning him a spot among the TOP 50 HR Leaders. The event took place on September 23rd, Saturday, at Hotel Crown Plaza, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi.

HR SUCCESS TALK is a 11-year-old global community of 1,50,000 members (HR professionals and business leaders) who come together to learn from each other and share talent and business-related matters.

They currently have chapters in ten countries- India, UAE, Ghana, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, UK, US, Philippines, Costa Rica and Zimbabwe.

Their objective is to bring HR and Business Leaders together to discuss and solve talent related business problems and share best practices with each other. Having carried out extensive research based upon certain references, recommendations & a preliminary profile analysis driven through insights available via Google & LinkedIn, we reached out to you. This happens to be a background process & is the very first step towards due evaluation. My name happened to be on this shortlist among many other candidates.

A Disclaimer:The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Institute.

Ind-Edu News

Edu Minister Says Higher Education Bill to Be Out Soon; Medical, Law Colleges Not Included

The Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Bill to set up a single higher education regulator will be introduced in Parliament soon, but medical and law colleges will not be brought under its ambit, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said. In an interview with PTI, Pradhan said the HECI will have three major roles, which are regulation, accreditation, and setting professional standards. Funding, which is seen as the fourth vertical, will not be under the HECI, and the autonomy for funding will stay with the administrative ministry, he said.

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- Edu Minister Says Higher Education Bill To Be Out Soon; Medical, Law Colleges Not Included (

UGC Mandates Full Disclosure for Indian Universities: A Step Towards Transparency

In a significant move to enhance transparency in the higher education sector, the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has made it obligatory for universities and higher education institutions to disclose a broad array of details on their websites.

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Prasar Bharati Gears Up to Launch Ott Streaming Service in Collaboration with Industry Leaders

Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster, is making significant strides in the digital domain, gearing up to launch an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service. This platform, set to go live in the early part of next year, is being conceived in collaboration with other notable industry players, indicating a promising blend of creativity and technological prowess.

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Global South Summit: Education Ministers Commit to Overcome Digital Divide, Address Tech Infrastructural Barriers

On Friday, education ministers from countries in the Global South reiterated their commitment to overcome the digital divide for all learners by addressing the barriers to technological infrastructure and working collectively to develop affordable technology ecosystems and learning resources, including in local languages. During the second edition of the Voice of Global South Summit, hosted by India, the ministers underlined the central role of teachers and education staff worldwide.

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Participate in "Wah!" A Campaign by The Energy Swaraj Foundation

Participate in the "WAH! - Wrinkles - Achhe hai" Campaign organized by Energy Swaraj took place from 23 October 2023. The campaign, themed "Every Monday - Wrinkle Day - Green Today," aimed to engage individuals in the environmental movement, playing a crucial role in fostering a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable environment. The critical initiative involved wearing nonironed clothes every Monday to reduce carbon emissions.

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News In Numbers

Trading Economics Indicators (October-December 2023)


Sl. No. Last Previous Month
1 Currency 83.04 83.15 Sep-23
2 Stock Market 65957 65508 points Sep-23
3 GDP Annual Growth Rate 7.8 6.1 percent June-23
4 Inflation Rate 6.83 7.44 percent August-23
5 Business Confidence 132 126 points Sep-23


Sl. No. Last Previous Month
1 Currency 83.26 83.36 Dec-23
2 Stock Market 67481 66988 points Dec-23
3 GDP Annual Growth Rate 7.6 7.8 percent Sep-23
4 Inflation Rate 4.87 5.02 percent Oct-23
5 Business Confidence 135 132 points Dec-23


Sl. No. Last Previous Month
1 Currency 83.13 83.11 Dec-23
2 Stock Market 71753 71437 points Dec-23
3 GDP Annual Growth Rate 7.6 7.8 percent Sep-23
4 Inflation Rate 5.55 4.87 percent Nov-23
5 Business Confidence 135 132 points Dec-23

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Admission Notification


Admissions into postgraduate management programs (Approved by AICTE) are open for the January 2024 cycle. Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to fulfilling the chosen program's eligibility criteria.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programme (PGDM) – Two Years
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Executive - 15 Months
Post Graduate Certificate in Management Programme (PGCM) - 13 Months

For more details, you may refer to our website:
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You may also like to watch this short video to understand why you should join IMT CDL programs:


Proficiency Certificate Programme in Human Resource Management [PCP-HRM]

Proficiency Certificate Programme in Marketing Management [PCP-MM]

Proficiency Certificate Programme in Financial Management [PCP-FM]

Proficiency Certificate Programme in Business Analytics (PCP-BA)

Proficiency Certificate Programme in Operations Management (PCP-OM)

Programme Fee (inclusive of GST): Rs. 27,500/-
Duration: Six Months

Eligibility Criteria:
A: Final semester students of PGDM/ PGDM-Executive/ PGCM at IMT CDL
B: Alumni of IMT CDL
C: PGDM / MBA from any other Institute
D: Any Graduate and above from any other Institute

Candidates applying under the eligibility criteria D have to opt for an Elementary Course related to the chosen area at the start of the programme.

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Viksit Bharat


Dear IMT CDL Learners,

As you are aware, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has launched the campaign "Voice of youth - Viksitbharat@2047 on the 11 December 2023. Hon'ble Prime Minister has made an appeal that all youth should actively participate in this campaign and give their feedback and suggestions on mygov portal about their ideas of Viksit Bharat and their role in achieving the goal of Viksit Bharat by 2047. An Information Brochure containing the QR Code and weblink is attached. Please be a part of this mission and play an active role in the shaping of Viksit Bharat through your innovative ideas.

Students to follow the steps while submitting their Feedback on the portal:

Step 1: Visit the MyGov Portal (mygov. in) and proceed to the Viksit Bharat Consultation section.
Step 2: Answer the following questions sequentially on the portal:
a. How should a Viksit Bharat look like in 2047 in different aspects?
b. What do we need to do to reach those goals?
Step 3: Provide the idea for the Viksit Bharat @ 2047 and mention about your role/ contribution towards making India as a developed nation.
Step 4: Submit the form along with your email ID and download the Certificate from your email.
Step 5: Share your experience and your thoughts, pictures with certificates on social media with #Ideas4ViksitBharat.
Step 6: Students to upload the Selfie with the specific background/ Viksit Bharat@2047 banner showing participation in the initiative on their Facebook or Instagram account tagging #Ideas4ViksitBharat.
Step – 7: Making it as Display Pictures on social media platforms shall be encouraged.

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