That means the prestigious IMT-CDL has once again ranked first among all business schools that offer management courses via distance learning mode. Adding another feather in its hat, this is the second time in a row that IMT-CDL has topped all other management institutes like Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning, IGNOU, Welingkar Institute of Management, NarseeMonjee (NMIMS) School of Distance Learning, and Sikkim Manipal University: Distance Education, to get this honour.
Commenting on the top ranking, Dr. A M Sherry, Director, IMT-CDL said, “I am really happy that IMT-CDL has been ranked No. 1 by Zee Business. At IMT-CDL, it is believed that if adequate efforts and processes are established, the quality of education offered by distance institutions can be as good, even better than regular full-time education.”
Zee Business survey on India’s best distance learning management institutes is very reputed. They follow a comprehensive and systematic methodology. It is based on a Quantitative Approach, which is conducting face to face interviews with the respondents. The respondents were divided in three broad categories, which are Prospective students, Alumni and HR heads.
Several parameters were used while ranking the institutes. The institutes that scored maximum on these parameters were awarded top ranks. The parameters and the weightage given to them as follows-:
Course Content 10%
Quality of Course Material 10%
Course Delivery Mode (online & offline) 10%
Personal Contact Program 15%
Exclusive Faculty Members 10%
Research & Consultancy 10%
Library Facility (Online & Offline) 10%
Industry Acceptability 15%
Examination System 10%
Sharing his strategy that has been responsible for IMT-CDL’s success, Dr. A M Sherry says, “By leveraging the use and power of technology we are striving to bring education right to a student’s doorstep. We have a strong base in faculty which is a perfect blend of both academia and industry.” IMT-CDL is the only distance learning institute to introduce the concept of a digital library in the field of education for 50,000 students across the globe.”
IMT-CDL has taken several innovative measures to ensure that students get the best education from the comfort of their home. Its Personal Contact Programmes (PCP), nationwide network of information centres, online digital library, video conferencing, excellent curriculum and a great faculty-student interaction are noteworthy.
Institute of Management Technology – Center for Distance Learning, Ghaziabad was established in 1986. From then onwards, it has seen growth not only in number of students but in the innovation in courses as well. The institute offers a wide spectrum of management and information technology programmes. The curriculum is constantly updated to be in touch with latest business practices in India and abroad. The approach to management education is founded on continuous innovation, development of practical knowledge and a relentless commitment to academic excellence. IMT – CDL has been recognised by Distance Education Council, Government of India.