Talking about the thought process behind his joining the prestigious IMT CDL programme, Mr. Handa said, “I am a working professional. I realised that I had to enhance my education as well to be able to make myself relevant to the growth of my company, without giving up my job. That was the basic reason behind joining IMT CDL. Operations starts right from input of raw material, then processing, conversion of raw materials into the finished goods with the help of processes, and then selling of these finished goods in the market; this clarity in Supply Chain Management was taught beautifully by the industry-experienced faculty at IMT CDL. My specialisation in Operations from IMT CDL has been of immense benefit in my career growth.”
He advised working professionals that it is but natural to aspire to greater heights with the growth of the industry for which they work.
“Growth is, in fact, an individual need. At the end of the day you have only 24 hours to do what you feel best. Nowadays, industry also says ‘Please go ahead and acquire the qualifications that will help you grow’. I had a lot of encouragement from my own organisation to pursue my Management degree from IMT CDL.”
Mr. Handa saw a lot of prospects for youngsters who do their management from IMT CDL as well.
“Given the fact that in India industry is still working 6 days and not 5 days, it is understandable that there will be some concerns about attending classes regularly on Saturdays. In IMT CDL, for the first 4 semesters, classes are contact, but in the 5th and 6th semesters classes on Saturdays are visual and web-based. These classes are critical. So from 2011, IMT CDL has initiated a very interesting concept of a one-day workshop on Operations Management. This is a morning-to-evening, 12-hour marathon workshop which can be attended by students at any point in time. It covers the entire gamut of visual and web-based classes. So even if you’ve missed out on your Saturday classes, all you need to do is attend this workshop.”
Mr. Vishal Handa gave as his opinion on Zee Business that this initiative would go a long way in addressing the concerns of those professionals who were apprehensive about joining IMT CDL simply because they were concerned about being able to attend Saturday classes regularly. IMT CDL, through its innovative methods, has been satisfying the students across.