“Training women entrepreneurs for Goldman Sachs was a life-changing experience.”

Professor Priti Bakhshi, a core faculty member at Jaipuria Indore, has just concluded a consulting assignment with Goldman Sachs.

“I was mentoring six women entrepreneurs in and around Indore under this programme. The issues with each one were different – financial, operations-related issues and vocational issues.” says the professor as she talks about the experience about grooming these women to face the challenges.

Professor Bakhshi has over 14 years of academic, consultancy and industrial experience. She is a certified by National Entrepreneurship Network, as a teacher of Business Simulation, Entrepreneurship and Incubation Set-Up. Prior to Jaipuria Indore, she has worked with organizations like Grasim Industries and IPS Academy, and was appointed as mentor by IIT Bombay for their ‘Eureka 50 Entrepreneurs’ programme. Professor Bakhshi has numerous internationally acclaimed papers and publications in micro-finance, women entrepreneur finance, clean development mechanism and carbon credit.

Professor Bakhshi believes in creating an atmosphere that fosters learning, and a two-way communication in her classrooms in Jaipuria Indore, and is actively involved in social work. She feels that the learning at Jaipuria Indore never stops, irrespective whether you are faculty or a student.

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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!!

Dr. Harshavardhan Halve
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore

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

Encore-3 Keeps Jaipuria Indore Enthralled

A report by Snehlata Kashyap, MRC Member

Jaipuria Indore hosted ‘Encore 3’ recently, a fun and entertainment filled day for all students and faculty members of the institute. The inaugural session was a ‘Presentation, Design and Delivery’ contest. It began with undergraduates making presentations and was taken forward by post graduate students and finally, by the professionals. The fun factor went up a notch with skits and role plays and the high point of the day came with “Karne Hum Chale MBA”, an album launched at the venue. Honoured guest Mr. Puneet Saluja, Capt. Jaison Thomas, Col. Neeraj Varshney, Mr. Sandeep Atre, Mr. Kinshuk Trivedi and Director J. P. Upadhay launched the music album amidst loud cheers and merriment. The music track had been rendered by Geet Malhotra and Nischay Jamwale, the duo which has composed and put together the whole album. Both students are pursuing a PGDM (2012-13) at Jaipuria Indore and were ecstatic as they said, “We want to thank the entire faculty, especially Prof. Kanak Gupta, for always supporting us and promoting our interest”.

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My experience with Jaipuria has been priceless

Born and brought up in Indore, Pratham did his BE from SVCE Indore. While graduating, he worked as Administrator and Manager of ‘myMO’ News and Web Solutions. This experience helped him realise that he was born to be a manager. The next step was for him to apply to Jaipuria Indore. “I decided to do PGDM and took HR and Marketing as my Major subjects at Jaipuria Institute,” says a content Pratham.

He is thankful for the internship opportunity he got through Jaipuria Indore. “I also got a chance to work in DCB Bank Ltd. as a Summer Intern in the field of HR – Recruitments. My project was based on 3 modules – Web Designing, Social Media Presence and Daily Assignments of the Recruitment team of a Bank. I successfully completed and submitted each of these modules.”

“My experience with Jaipuria has been priceless and I feel confident that I am on the path to success!” shares Pratham.

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Jaipuria Indore hosts blood donation camp on campus

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore organised a blood donation camp in association with the M Y Hospital on its campus at Dakachya, Indore on January 30th, 2013. M Y Hospital will use the collected blood for children with Thalassemia, who need regular blood transfusions.

Addressing the gathering that included students, staff, faculty, spouses, and friends, the Director of the Institute, Dr. J. P. Upadhyay said, “Blood donation is the greatest of all donations, as it saves the lives of people”. He lauded the coordinators for the camp, Prof. Pooja Kushwaha, Mr. Gautam Pandey and Mr. Rahul Bairagi, for creating the opportunity for every donor.

There were several first-time donors and regular donors in the student body who encouraged the first-timers. Vasundhara Bharadwaj, PGDM Class of 2013, said, “I’ve been donating blood since my junior college days. It’s healthy, fun and most of all, makes you feel very good.”

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