Young academics bring in a youthful, dynamic energy to the classrooms of Jaipuria Institute of Management

Prof. Kalyani Parmal is a teacher as well as a student of Finance!

A youthful and vibrant figure, Prof. Parmal is one of the youngest teachers on the Jaipuria Jaipur campus, with just about two-and-half years of teaching experience. A natural researcher and academic, Prof. Parmal is in the last leg of two immensely challenging educational qualifications – a PhD as well as CA. This is can be very stressful – unless, of course, you are absolutely passionate about Finance.

“Financial Management is one of my favourite teaching areas. I love to shoulder the responsibility of making students understand the need and importance of Finance, gradually making them comfortable with the subject to the extent that they start loving it. It gives me immense satisfaction when my students start playing with numbers and display great confidence with the subject.”

An MS (Finance) and a CFA, Prof. Kalyani Parmal’s classes are always abuzz with activities like debates, group presentations, case analyses, or even quizzes. Students at Jaipuria Institute of Management carry the opinion that Prof. Parmal’s teaching method strengthens the weak, and encourages students to be up-to-date in financial matters.

“Workshops and seminars are part and parcel of the Jaipuria Institute of Management culture,” emphasises Prof. Parmal. “Organising the unique ‘One Day MBA’ programme has been by far the most interesting experience for me. All these interactions bring ‘straight-from-the-horse’s-mouth’ knowledge on how industry operates.”

Often described as a bundle of energy by her fellow faculty members at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Prof. Parmal enjoys exploring the financial aspects of different topics and domains. She defines Jaipuria Institute of Management as “wonderful, with a fantastic work culture”.

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Director’s Message

Welcome to Jaipuria Indore!

Nestled in the picturesque setting of Malwa plateau, amidst green surrounding, the sprawling campus of Jaipuria Indore provides a perfect ambience for learning and development. The institute was set up to groom managers of tomorrow, ready for business and management in digital era.

The institute boasts of an excellent learning infrastructure in terms of modern class rooms equipped with latest learning gadgets, rich library, IT lab and a strong team of faculty endowed with academic accolades and achievement in industry and business.

Institutionalizing a number of initiatives in partnership with industry, the institute has established strong linkages with the business and industry in its neighborhood. The course curriculum of the institute focuses on concepts and competencies sought after by the corporate world.

The buzz here is ‘co-creation’. Faculty and students partner and collaborate to plan and execute curricular, co-curricular, extra-curricular and career related activities. The pedagogical innovations and the learner centric approach create a learning environment that stimulates young minds to challenge traditional assumptions and think out of box. I invite you to join our business incubator, transform yourself and be ready for opportunities for tomorrow!!

Industry Interface

Jaipuria Indore explores the link between spirituality and management with famed author achal rangaswamy

In its continuous mission to bring a wide spectrum of opinions and perspectives to its student managers, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore invited Achal Rangaswamy, the celebrated author of books like ‘Beyond the Uncharted Landscape’ and ‘Time is Money’, on the 1st of September 2012. With his trademark wit, Achal Rangaswamy brought in a profound perspective to management in his address to the audience at Jaipuria Indore.

“When I passed out of St. Stephen’s college in New Delhi, I just wanted to ride a ‘Bullet’. I went about asking people, ‘Will you give me a Bullet to ride?’ till a British guy – the sales head of a multinational company – said ‘I will give you a Bullet, but you’ll have to work!’ The deal thus struck, he gave me a Bullet to ride, a salary of Rs. 200 per month, and an assignment in the interiors of Rajasthan. I met all kinds of people, visited many places and enjoyed my work as well. I did 200,000 kms on that Bullet.”

Achal Rangaswamy has captured his 33 years of rich work experience – 22 of them as the Head of Sales and Marketing – in a book titled ‘Beyond the Uncharted Landscape’.

“Had I named my book conventionally, I would’ve actually called it ‘What Indian B-Schools Need to Teach’. This book is co-published with the Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry. They felt that despite being a management book, it has a highly spiritual current’.

Achal Rangaswamy strongly believes that Sales or Marketing Heads today focus too much on their watch, laptop or mobile. He asserts that this is not how leaders behave; leadership is not about demonstrating how much you can do by yourself, it’s about motivating and overseeing others to get the job done.

“A company is like a machine, and a leader is a component of it just like many others. It is not ‘where’ you are in the organisation, but ‘what’ you are to the organisation that matters; and once you realise this, you will give your best.”
Achal encouraged the youngsters of Jaipuria Indore to always follow the calling of their heart.

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Jaipuria’s IMP – Chisel teams carve out some glowing reports.

Jaipuria Institute of Management students participating in the Industry Mentorship Program (IMP – Chisel) have carved out an excellent name for themselves among employers.

Under the IMP – Chisel program, students interact directly with industry, working on live projects for about 15 days per trimester along with peer, industry and faculty mentors.

This direct hands-on experience in industry allows students to put their classroom learning to the test with practical experience, helping turn them into management professionals.

Four businesses which recently took on Jaipuria students under the IMP – Chisel program had nothing but good to say about the experience.

Sayaji Hotels Limited, which operates a restaurant called Kebabsville, asked students to tackle the problem it faced with customer wait times.

Kebabsville has a seating capacity of around 200, but during weekends the traffic increases greatly and because seating can’t be increased due to space constraints, the average waiting period for customers grows.

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Student Life

“Being in Jaipuria has helped me know myself!” says Anvita Varshney

Anvita Varshney is a commerce graduate from the University of Allahabad and is currently pursuing PGDM from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore. She aspires to join the banking sector after completing her course. She joined Jaipuria Indore in search of a world-class Management education and institute. “After graduation, I was keen to pursue my post graduation in Management from a good B-school. I took the MAT and scored in around the 90th percentile. After searching for and analysing various management colleges, my parents and I took the decision to enroll me in Jaipuria Institute of Management because of its brand name, faculty and the pedagogy used, and the placement record.”

A self proclaimed learning enthusiast, Anvita is also a keen sportsperson. She has participated in and won in the long jump, javelin throw, and 100m and 400m races. Anvita is all praise for her faulty, who she believes are guides and friends to their students. “All the faculty members give equal attention to every student and work on the development of the potential in every individual. They are approachable and they motivate us to increase our horizons of knowledge, learning and reality.” This is her first stay away from her parents’ roof, but she feels completely at home as she says, “Being in Jaipuria has helped me to know myself better. This institution has showered me with many opportunities for development and learning, and I have tried to make the best out of those opportunities. I am getting the exposure to understanding people, facing challenges and taking the right decision at the right time. This is constantly adding to my experience, which will definitely help me in future. I know that Jaipuria will help me to successfully achieve my goals.”

Anvita is a very active student. She has been organising and participating in several events and explains that these are ways to grow and evolve. With a focus on getting into the banking sector in the next 2-3 years, she is working very hard to achieve her dreams.

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“The placement department and communications faculty at Jaipuria Indore conducted frequent mock interviews to help me overcome my weaknesses and make me confident enough to crack the interview.”

Janani Sridhar believes that 15th of December 2012 has been the proudest day of her life. A product of the 1st batch of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore, it was on this day that Janani landed a plum job with Xion Advertising in Mumbai
“Apart from the placement cell atJaipuria Indore, there is a centralised placement cell for all Jaipuria Institutes, from whereI got to know about Xion Advertising. There were three rounds in the Xion Advertisingplacement process.The first two rounds tested us mostly on our communication abilities and how best we could handle pressure. The third and final interview tested us on our overall knowledge.I had a lot of support from the placement department, as well as the communications faculty at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore. They conducted frequent mock interviews to help me overcome my weaknesses and make me confident enough to crack the interview.”

As a Business Development executive, Janani is currently handing the promotion division for Xion Advertising. Her work involves indentifying potential clients from the Media & Entertainment industry for a mutually beneficial association.

“I typically start my day byshortlistingprospects, based on market research. I then either ‘cold call’ theseprospects or send them emails.Once this is done, the prospecting moves to a second level of discussion and, depending on the outcome of the call, an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) or an RFI (Request for Information) or RFP (Request for Proposal) is generated.”

Nothing is more thrilling to Janani than converting suspect clients into prospects by correctly assessing their need.Janani, who specialised in HR and Marketing from Jaipuria Indore, believes that Jaipuria Indore has equipped her with just the right skills to make it to the top in her chosen field.

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The sentiment of ‘giving back to the country’ dominates republic day celebrations at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore

Jaipuria family celebrated India’s 64th Republic Day on The 26th of January 2013 at Jaipuria Indore with characteristic enthusiasm.

The tricolour was unfurled by Dr. J. P. Upadhyay, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore, on the college campus and the entire congregation of students, staff, faculty and management sang the national anthem in unison. Sweets were distributed amidst joyous fervour. Jaipuria institute had invited the children of the Dakachiya village as special guests for the occasion. Mr. Saumya Roy, who has varied experiences in the field of defence services, banks, educational institutions, NGO’s and theatre, was the Chief Guest. He reminded the future managers that the issues, achievements and failures of India are the issues, achievements and failures of its people.

“Grow, and bring the change, that you want to see around you, within yourselves,” Mr. Saumya Roy exhorted the students of Jaipuria Indore. “Study, go abroad and do well; but return to your country and feel responsible for it.”

Dr. J. P.Upadhyay used the beautiful contrast between the Dead Sea and its neighbouring Galileo Island, to eloquently described how ‘giving’ is directly connected to ‘life’.

“The River Jordan feeds the Dead Sea – where nothing grows – as well as Galileo – a haven for life, where organisms and plants of the rarest form flourish. Galileo shares what it has, and that adds to its prosperity; while the Dead Sea has no vent to further percolate the water that it receives. Without ‘giving’, the water mass in the Dead Sea has truly become ‘Dead’. Give back to your country and make it flourish.”

In their own turn, faculty members like Prof. Nitin Merh, Prof. Kanak Gupta, Prof. Jagdish Bhagwat, and Prof. Romi Sainy spoke inspiringly to the students of Jaipuria, Indore.

Abhishek Singh, Aditi Sharma and Sanchayika Choudhary were the students from Jaipuria Indore, who expressed how ‘Gen Y’ feels about the nation.

This was followed by an open house debate on the motion – ‘Republic Day is Merely a Symbolic Holiday for Gen Y’. It brought out with soul-searching clarity how ‘Gen Y’ has realised its casual attitude towards its country. Many spoke for the motion with stark honesty, accepting their ignorance and apathy towards the importance of the day, and India’s uphill climb to its present position.
The 64th Republic Day gave Jaipuria Indore family renewed vigour to be vigilant against corruption, respect the women of the country, and protect and prepare the children for the future, while also taking care of the aged.

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