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The India Manchester Graduate Network

What is the India Manchester Graduate Network?

About IMGN

The India-Manchester Graduate Network (IMGN) provides a unique opportunity for Indian students at The University of Manchester to connect with UK & Indian business communities, recruiters and Indian alumni. By making contact with each other, these groups are benefitting in many ways.

If you are new to the Network:

- Please see our Opportunities page to explore the ways to get involved and the benefits for both students and graduates and for professionals and organisations.  

- Our Tools pages provide networking tips, techniques and resources. The LinkedIn group will also include details of forthcoming events and opportunities.

All groups involved can develop their professional networks and exchange cultural knowledge and experiences.  Our students are gaining industry insights, acquiring and practising skills for life and have a better understanding of how to make the most of their time in Manchester.  Our professional members are inspiring future talent, raising the profile of our city region and are creating a strong alliance of businesses, intermediaries and individuals who wish to form better relations between Manchester and India.

Professor Rajan Madhok
The creation of the IMGN has been strongly supported by Rajan Madhok, NHS Medical Director, who is now acting in an advisory capacity to help develop the network.

Professor Rajan says

"I have been a strong advocate of India-Manchester links for a long time. As a school child in India, I grew up with the history of Indian Freedom movement which was closely linked with the Lancashire cotton industry and I spent many happy hours listening to the test cricket radio commentaries from Old Trafford. Since coming to work here in 2005 I have been looking for ways to develop closer relationships between India and Manchester. This Network offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our common heritage and build bridges for the future. I am very grateful to the University of Manchester for developing the network and look forward to its success."