Shaping the Young Leaders of Tomorrow

IMI new delhi

Lavleen kaur kapoor

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The connection between the Industry and Academia is growing stronger by the day, with the soaring number of Corporate competitions being held in the contemporary Business Schools. One such actuating competition was the Crisil Young Thought Leadership competition, that provided the participants with the opportunity to showcase and test their mettle, so as to shape up their business leadership skills distinctively. 

One of the top 7 winners at the 17th edition of the competition was Ashish Gupta, an IMI, New Delhi student, who worked on the topic- ‘How can organizations strike a balance between tighter regulations, higher governance requirements, and financial goals?’. This esteemed competition, hence provided the candidates an avenue, to discover their ability of developing multiple substantial perspectives around the topic. Besides this, the competition also provided the winners with a striking opportunity to interact with the senior management of the organization and gain a significant insight on the latest business trends.


On his glorious victory, Ashish Gupta highlighted the role of the stellar faculty and the globally benchmarked curriculum at IMI, New Delhi, for his win. Lifting his coveted trophy high, he further expressed, “This place has taught me a lot and it has provided me an amazing platform to grow and learn. It is a highly enriching and transformative experience to study under the mentorship of such experienced professors”. Ashish emphasized upon IMI’s tremendous role in internalizing the vision of shaping up tomorrow’s global leaders, while making the students Industry-ready.

Corporate competitions like these, have truly built up new avenues of opportunities for the students to decipher their classroom learning into practical knowledge, within the industrial context. IMI, New Delhi, consistently persuades its students to participate in such fruitful competitions to learn, unlearn, and explore the various domains of the business environment.

The Winner’s Profile

Ashish Gupta is a second-year student at IMI, New Delhi, who has a prior work experience as an Automation Engineer. He has represented IMI on various eminent platforms before, and has won multiple Article Writing and Case Study competitions. Besides all triumphs, he is also the Founding Member of the ‘Investment Society’ and a core Committee member of the Finance club at IMI, New Delhi.


About IMI, New Delhi

Planted in the Qutab Industrial area, the International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi, was established in the year 1981, in collaboration with IMI Geneva (now IMD Lausanne). India’s first Corporate-sponsored Business School, IMI, New Delhi has been established with the support of colossal corporate houses like RPG Enterprises, Nestle, SAIL, ITC, Tata Chemicals, BPC and Williamson Magor. The Institute has grown remarkably in its stature on the national and global level, over the last 35 years, providing a supreme quality management education. The Institute’s International linkages with UNDP, World Bank, ILO, UNCTAD, and, Asian Productivity Organization, act as affidavits to its magnitude. The Institute strengths across diverse management disciplines, supported by an excellent faculty and an incredibly strong network of eminent organizations, helping it to fulfil its bona fide commitment towards a vision of being a premier Global Management School.

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