Governing Body

Mr. Manoj R Thakkar


- IIMT Studies and the Governing Council

A visionary entrepreneur & an academician with successful start-ups of unique international business model

Career Profile and Achievements
  1. He has founded a start-up – IIMT Studies at the age of 24 years with a sole mission of enabling growth thru education.
  2. He created a unique business model for industry-oriented education which is governed by an advisory board comprising of senior technocrats of Corporate Organizations and leading academicians across the globe.
  3. Under his leadership, IIMTS has taken up a mission to add value in the career progression of 16000 plus working professionals across 45 nations in the last ten years.
  4. He is one of the youngest Chairmen of IMC in Government Industrial Training Institute of Vadagam under PPP model, appointed by Directorate Employment & Training, State Government of Gujarat.
  5. IIMT Studies has won 10 national and international awards for contribution in Education, People Development & Quality online Industry oriented educational courses.
  6. He is a visionary with a mission to take online education to the global level. Successfully launched UK Operations.
  7. Signed MOU and affiliations with BRICS Forum and CII India, to design develop and deliver short term certification programmes for working professionals.
  8. He received the accreditation from British Accredited Council in Indian and the UK operations thru delivery of quality education to its students.
  9. Successfully launched the online courses with Gujarat University Ahmedabad known as competency building and skill enhancement programme; for their students.
  10. Under the banner of Bharti Lokseva Charitable Trust, has launched a few CSR competency building programmes to add value to the lives of differently-abled children/ students, inculcated leadership traits in school going children and young fresh university students.
Also Responsible for & as
  1. Chairman of Institution Management Committee of Government Industrial Training Institute, Vadagam of Gujarat in India since 2017.
  2. Trustee Bharti Lokseva Charitable Trust, Gujarat.
  3. Chairman – IIMT Studies Ltd UK – A company registered in England & Wales.
  4. Founding Director – IIMT Studies India (Part of Burly Institute of Global Education & Research Pvt Ltd) A company registered under the company law in Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India.
  5. Member of CCESD, the Institution of Engineers, Gujarat State Centre in India since 2016.
Award and Recognition
  1. Rewarded the Hall of Fame Award by Times Ascent
  1. A Graduate in Business Management from a leading university of Gujarat
  2. Post Graduate SMP from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  3. SBS from Harvard Business School (ODLP)
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Dr. Prof. Grace Oakley


- Governing Council

Details of Experience

Managing Director : Entech Health Care Australia

Sr. Lecturer : Edith Cowan University Australia

Academic Qualifications
  1. Bachelors in Arts – B.A.-Honors
  2. Masters in Education – M.Ed
  3. Doctor of Philosophy

Dr. Prof. Habibah Ab Jalil


- Governing Council

Academic Qualifications
  1. Bachelor of Science with Education (Hons.) (Majoring Physics)
  2. Master Sc. (Physics Communication)
  3. PhD (ICT in Education)
Major Achievements
  1. Felicitated with National Award for Education in 2006.
  2. Member of International Council of Canadian Studies-Canada, Executive Council of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute-New Delhi
  3. Member of Academic Council of Gujarat University, Government of Gujarat.
  4. His ARPIT 2019 SWAYAM Programme stood second amongst all the ARPIT Programmes in India with 9000 participants.

Mr. Dharmendra R Thakkar


- Governing Council

Academic Qualifications

Diploma in Import and Export Management from University of Gujarat

Total Work Experience as on: 01.01.2021.

10 Years

Details of Experience
  1. Entrepreneur at Shree Purnimaa Industries (SPI)
  2. Director at Burly Institute of Global Education and Research Private Limited
  3. Director – Business Development at IIMT Studies Ltd
Major Contributions to Organizations
  1. Shree Purnimaa Industries
    • - Sales and Marketing of the product
    • - Managing production of the organisation
  2. Burly Institute of Global Education and Research Private Limited
    • - Managing the sales function of the organisation
    • - Ensuring the national revenue forecasting achieved
    • - Engaging the team for social media marketing
    • - Initiated the Lead management system in the organisation and boosted the sales upto 30% in 2020 compare.
    • - Assisting the international business function in investing for marketing and ensuring the cost effective deals turned in the favour of the business.
    • - Achieving organisation revenue upto $ 650,000 in 2020.

Dr. Manpreet Singh Manna


- Governing Council

Academic Qualifications
  • B.E. : Electrical & Electronics Engineering; (1993)
  • M.E. : Power & Machines; (2000)
  • Ph. D. : Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering; (2015)
  1. President Award - "COMMENDATION AWARD" from Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Hon’ble President of India during the Launch of the “SWAYAM PLATFORM” on 9th July, 2017
  2. "Editor Choice Education Excellency Award-2019" for making Indian Education Affordable and Reachable from Chairman NBA during Dialogue India Academia Awards at Taj Dubai (UAE) on 2nd May, 2019.
  3. Medal of Honour -2018 from World Peace & Diplomacy organization & Confederation of International Accreditation Commission during 5th International Education Forum at IIC, New Delhi on 16th June, 2018
  4. Exceptional Leaders of Excellence, 2017 the prestigious WEF (Women Economic Forum) Award from the Hon’ble Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution during the International Seminar on “Innovating for Wealth & Wellness- at Personal and National Level
  5. Received 'Bharat Excellence Award' and 'Gold Medal' from Former Election Commissioner of India at IIC, New Delhi during National Seminar on Economic Growth and National Unity organized by Friendship Forum of India. 2014
  6. Recipient of “BEST CITIZENS OF INDIA AWARD” from International Publishing House, New Delhi

Dr. Atul Pandya


- Governing Council and Responsible Officer

Dr. Atul Pandya is a post graduate from M S University with his PG Diploma in Industrial Relations. He has also acquired his Ph D in Management & Leadership. Dr. Pandya possesses 33 years of working experience in Leadership & Strategic Role in HR, Corporate Communication , SCM & Business Development , Sales & Marketing & HSE functions, in some of the most reputed organizations, including 3 MNCs . He has been instrumental in organizational transformations thru change management , process improvement & people development in all organizations he has worked with.

Dr. Pandya, is currently working as President–HR & Strategic Affairs with IIMT Studies , Ahmedabad & has been also a lead facilitator for senior management & leadership teams. So far has conducted more than 500 learning sessions for more than 12000 professionals, of some of the most reputed & leading corporates in India & Overseas.

Apart from the above DR Pandya has been :

  1. President of NHRD Chapter South Gujarat for 3 years .
  2. Vice Chairman – CII HR Forum Gujarat .
  3. Member Governing Council QCFI Ahmedabad Chapter .

Dr. Bader Alazmi


- Governing Council

Academic Qualifications
  • M Sc from California State University, Fresno
  • Ph D – Power Electronics from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Total Work Experience as on: 01.01.2021.

12 plus Years

Details of Experience

Teaching, Research, mentoring students , technological innovation

  1. Assistant Professor at the College of Technological Studies. (Public Authority of applied Education and Training, Kuwait)
Major Contributions to Organizations

His research interests are digital control of power electronic systems, micro-grids and distributed generation, and renewable energy.

  1. Public Authority of applied Education and Training, Kuwait
    • - Research and innovation Projects through various agencies and institutions
  2. Kuwait Society of Engineering
    • - Supporting society to organize global seminars and conclaves.
    • - Advisory Role to expand and enhance awareness on renewable energy in Kuwait.