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

Jaipuria Indore’s ‘e-Spark’ club lends some dazzle to the NEN workshop on e-leaders

Members of Jaipuria Indore’s E-Cell, better known as the ‘E-Spark Club’, went over to the Acropolis Institute of Technology for a session with the National Entrepreneurship Network ( NEN). The workshop on ‘E-Leaders’ had a total of 74 participants from across the Indore region.

In the first session on Day 1, the agenda of the workshop was set. The NEN Instructors briefed the group about the ecosystem in which NEN works, and the role of an E-cell. They also laid out various functions like regularising programmes, maintaining leaders’ lists, campus activities, inviting local entrepreneurs to campus events, etc.

After the tea break, E-cells from various colleges made their DNA Pitch Reports. The E-Spark club of Jaipuria made its presentation on their Social Entrepreneurship initiatives.

“It was interesting to note how mature E-cells worked,” remarked Gaurav Kumar, one of the Jaipuria Indore students at this workshop. “We learnt a lot by observing how other E-cells make the most of available NEN Resources to nurture and groom entrepreneurial talent on their campuses.”

In the post-lunch session, there were discussions around ‘campus companies’. Towards the end of Day 1, the NEN trainers distributed a case study from Harvard Business Review on Level-5 Leadership.

“The most interesting part of Day 2 was the discussion on ‘Fortune 500’ companies and the listing of the 11 best companies from among them,” recollects Priyanka Sharma, one of the participants from Jaipuria Indore. “It was pointed out that the common factor in these 11 companies was that level 5 leaders held critical positions in them. This flowed into the discussion on level 5 leaders and their two traits – humility and professional will.”

A very entertaining ‘jigsaw puzzle’ method was then employed by the NEN team to bring out the need for teamwork and communication in E-cells. The day ended with videos of entrepreneurs negotiating with venture capitalists on their products.

“We realised that leaders of NEN E-Cells drive a wide, critical range of tasks and activities on campus; from motivating and engaging student members, to conducting mega events and programmes, to helping connect their E Cell members to the right resources in the community,” concluded Abhishek Pratap Singh, one of the representatives of the E-cell of Jaipuria Indore.
The workshop made students of Jaipuria Indore see a lot of scope to experiment with entrepreneurship in the Jaipuria Indore campus itself.

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“Everyone from family to friends were in two minds about my decision to become a part of the first batch of a brand new b-school. But i knew it was not just any other new b-school; it was Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore!”

PrathamInaniis amongst the first few students at Jaipuria Indore to be placed. Pratham has been placed as Management Trainee – Marketing, at Polyplex Corporation Limited, the world’s fourth largest manufacturer of thin polyester film, with manufacturing facilities across India, Thailand, and Turkey.

“The sheer number of companies coming over for on-campus placements at Jaipuria Institute of Management can leave one over-awed. I think it was the right mix of an Engineering background and a Marketing specialisation at Jaipuria Indore that helped me crack this job”, says a happyPratham.

“The credit for my placement goes entirely to my faculty and my peers at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore. Without their guidance, mentoring and cooperation, I don’t think I would’ve had the KSA (Knowledge, Skill and Attitude) to crack the Interview.”
His placement with a company of the stature of Polyplex has come as a hugeconfidence-booster for Pratham and a source of pride for his parents.

“I still remember how everyone from family to friends were in two minds about my decision to become a part of the first batch of a brand new B-school. I could understand their concern. After all, a postgraduation in Management is the final step in education for most of us. But I knew that it was not just any other new B-school that I was going to; it was Jaipuria Institute of Management! I had the confidence in my abilities as well as Jaipuria Institute of Management. I knew that we both would prove to the world that being new or unknown is not risky.”

Pratham Inani strongly believes that being from the first batch of Jaipuria Indore has brought him good luck. “Brand Jaipuria, like me, is Pratham. I’ve always had – and will always have – great trust in Brand Jaipuria.”

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1st Women’s Convention “Role of women Empowerment in Uplifting the Society”

The First Women’s Convention was organized at Jaipuria Institute of Management Indore on March 8, 2014.The theme of the event was “Role of women Empowerment in uplifting the society”.

Under the Guidance of Dr. J P Upadhyay, the First women’s Convention was coordinated by Dr. Priti Bakhshi and Dr. Romi Sainy with the support of all the Faculty and staff members

Madam Sumitra Mahajan was the Chief Guest for the Convention. She is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. Currently, she is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. She has been representing the Indore constituency of Madhya Pradesh since 1989 at 9th Lok Sabha. She contested and won first time Lok Sabha Elections in 1989 and she has bought many projects for Indore from Railways, Aviation, Urban Development Ministry . She is known for simplicity, honesty and clean politics. She has a clean track record and has always maintained distances from Special Interest Group. She is popularly known as Tai (Sister).

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