Details for Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR (IMTG)

Participant Status

PRME Champion

Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Post Graduate, Executive


Ghaziabad, Delhi-NCR, India


Sign Up Date to PRME

08 May 2017

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

Not Available

Letter of ​Commitment (2017)

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Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR (IMTG) is India’s premier AACSB-accredited management school with a distinct focus on “grooming leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility”. An autonomous, not–for–profit institute, IMTG has been offering highly sought after postgraduate programmes and executive education over the past more than three–and–a–half decades. IMTG has been consistently ranked among the top management institutes in India.

I’M The Change – An Initiative on Sustainability and Social Responsibility:
Launched on October 1, 2016, on the eve of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (the ‘Father of the Nation), I’M The Change – An Initiative on Sustainability & Social Responsibility is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s eternal teaching: “Be the change you want to see in the world”. The Initiative has been conceived and is being implemented in alignment with the overarching mission of IMTG of “grooming Leadership through innovation, execution and social responsibility”.

The first steps taken under the I’M The Change initiative are:

(a) A 3-credit ‘required’ experiential learning course ‘Sustainability & Social Responsibility (SSR)’ for the First Year students of the Two-Year Full-Time PGDM Programme; and

(b) A Talk Series called the ‘I’M the Change Talk’ that invites stalwarts who have made exemplary contribution in the area of sustainability or towards bringing in positive social change.

The ‘Sustainability & Social Responsibility (SSR)’ course is premised on the "Know-Do-Be" philosophy as envisioned by Professor Srikant Datar (Senior Associate Dean for University Affairs, Harvard Business School) in his seminal book ‘Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads’. The main focus of the course is on the ‘doing’ component, while the vision underlying the course is on the ‘being’ component. Learning takes place through exposure to real-life social issues/challenges/problems, and hands-on execution of social projects.

The implementation framework of the SSR course is a ‘glocal’ model: Each and every social project undertaken by student groups contribute to one or more of the 17 ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) of the United Nations (i.e. global); but the social projects are embedded in the Indian reality and are in tune with the development frameworks, policies and Missions adopted by the governments in India (i.e. local).

Select Recognition:
Within just seven months of it’s launch on October 1, 2016, the I’M The Change Initiative has been recognized not only in India, but also globally. Select examples are in order.

- AACSB International has featured the I’M The Change Initiative in the context of their 2017 Innovations That Inspire Survey (in April 2017):

- The Initiative has been featured on GreenBiz (in February 2017):

- The Initiative has been featured on the PRiMEtime in a two-part series (in January 2017): --

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

In May 2017 IMTG has published a Book on the I’M The Change Initiative titled: ‘I'M The Change...Parables from a Developing World’, Compiled, Narrated and Edited by Kasturi Das, Faculty-in-Charge, Sustainability & Social Responsibility, IMTG (ISBN No. 978-81-933981-1-1).

IMTG faculty have published extensively in the area of sustainable development, climate change, energy, among others, in peer-reviewed international journals, UN reports, government’s position papers, edited volumes, Handbooks, etc.

One of the faculty members serves in advisory positions in the area of climate change and sustainable development with several international and Indian agencies including the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s E15 Expert Group on “Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System”; International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva; Climate Strategies, UK; ‘High-level Advisory Committee on Trade and Environment Issues’ under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India.

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