Jaipur

Director’s Message

I strongly believe in empowering faculty, staff and students, while charging them with responsibilities. When you take responsibility, you tend to own the outcome, Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, Director,

Dr. PrabhatPankaj is an eminent economist whose opinion is sought by newspapers and magazines like the Economic Times on a regular basis. His published works included 29 research papers, four books, and several conference papers.

“Teaching is a mission. Students are a great source of learning for faculty. It is not important what my experience with teaching has been; I always tend to look for what my students’ experience of my teaching has been like.”

A Post Graduate in Economics and a PhD in applied Economics, Dr. PrabhatPankaj has been teaching Economics in universities and B-schools across the globe for 22 years now. He has specialised training in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics from South Asia Network of Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), and World Bank Institute (WBI). He has also worked as an Economic Consultant to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Royal Government of Bhutan on WTO issues, and represented the Royal Government of Bhutan in the UNESCAP meeting on the Post-Cancun Agenda. He has carried out studies on poverty, inflation, environment and happiness measurement forUNDP, UNFPA, RIS and the Planning Commission. He is currently working on estimating the demand curve for the TajMahal from the international tourists’ ‘willingness-to-pay’ point of view.

“There is only one way to pursue quality and ensure proper functioning, and that is by empowering people. I strongly believe in empowering faculty, staff and students. I charge with taking responsibilities. When you take responsibility, you also tend to own the outcome. This is the essence of good governance, and that’s how we create second and third lines of leadershipatJaipuria Jaipur. This is how we transform our students into holistic human beings and efficient professionals witha high sense of caring for family, society and the environment.”

 

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Student Life

Influenced and inspired by people!

Himani Wadhwa is a prolific writer. She hails from Jaipur and did her graduation in Business Management from International College for Girls (ICG), Jaipur. Himani believes she has always been an HR person. She is influenced and inspired by people around her, she connects well and has over the years, developed a keen understanding of human behavior and psychology. In fact, this is where her stories and poetry originate from.

After her graduation, Himani joined PGDM at Jaipuria Jaipur. She is doing her final year and acquired the opportunity to intern with Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, a five star hotel in Rajasthan. Her role was to assist her mentor in organizing Training & Development programs, analyzing group dynamics and maintaining relations.

Her future plans are to join advertising and media industry. She attributes her learning and success so far to her family and to Jaipuria faculty who supported her through the internship.

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Placements

Jaipuria, Jaipur student, Krishna Kant Sharma, a small town boy, grabs the big opportunity of working with ICICI Securities

Whilst growing up in a small village outside Aligarh, Krishna Kant Sharma harboured big dreams. He wanted to pursue an MBA and get a foothold into the highly-competitive corporate world. He realised that this dream needed suitable support, which could only be provided by a reputable B-school in the country. That’s what made him decide on Jaipuria, Jaipur. Given his current status, it seems it was the best decision he could have made.

Today, Krishna Kant Sharma has embarked on his professional journey by bagging a job with ICICI Securities, and the world appears to be his oyester.

But Krishna remains well aware of the milestones of his journey, as well as the challenges he faced along the way. He reminiscences about his time at the institute, and says, “I can never forget those two years of my life. I had heard about Jaipuria Institute of Management, its four campuses and the centralised system it has. That made perfect sense to me. I also got a positive feedback about the institute from my elders. I realised that it could offer me many opportunities to build my personality and knowledge base. That’s the reason it was the only institute I considered for my PGDM,” he said.

And from day one, his learning experience was comprehensive and his growth tremendous, says Krishna. He thanks his faculty members at the institute who were always available to support, guide and motivate him through the program. He believes that the management concepts he learned at the institute will stay with him through his professional journey and the unique teaching methods will have a long-lasting impact.

Krishna’s summer internship with Amul Ice Cream in Jaipur was another exciting experience for him. He worked in the sales department and got a chance to see how the management concepts taught in theory were applied in a practical sense. Since he will also be working in sales with his new employers, he believes his SIP experience will be invaluable and enable him to make his mark.

Talking about his new role of a Senior Relationship Manager with ICICI Securities Krishna says, “My goal will be to meet the revenue target across a certain set of customers by mastering client relationship. I will also be responsible for providing solutions for customers by evaluating their financial needs. Preparing and maintaining sales calls reports and all relevant MIS will be another responsibility I will have to handle.”

Clearly, Krishna is well aware of the task at hand when he switches roles from being a management student to a professional. He believes this is an important transition for aspirants, and one that is facilitated by pursuing a professional degree program like he did. “The course I did from Jaipuria has huge relevance in today’s world. It is packed with many activities including presentations and role playing that develop students’ personalities and communication skills. These are important aspects of being a manager in the corporate world, and the program prepares you well for that,” he says. With the backing he’s received from his institute, Krishna has made a solid start in his professional journey. And this is only the beginning for the young man from a small village, who is ready to go places and make a lasting impact.

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Summer Internship

Student Deepak Meedha of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur is an entrepreneur by heart and is all set to get his dreams realised

Deepak Meedha, a current PGDM student of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur aspires to have his own event management company someday ‒ that is the motivation that pushes him to make the most out of his education and internship. Born and raised in Rajasthan, he opted for an MBA at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, hoping to turn his dreams into reality. He has made steady progress so far, with the latest achievement being a Summer Internship Project with Pearson that includes a handsome stipend per month along with a work profile he wanted to. Obviously, Deepak is very excited about this opportunity: “I am looking forward to my SIP with Pearson that I have bagged after a stringent selection process. I believe self confidence, work experience and quick response helped me get this SIP. Of course, we are made to learn all these right from first day inside the classroom at Jaipuria. Every assignment subtly underlines the necessity of integrating confidence and spontaneity.” He further adds- “That this is a paid experience adds to its already huge value in my perspective! I am going to share my first pay with my family and am waiting to get started”.

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Alumni

Jaipuria Jaipur taught me to perform to the best of my abilities and not worry about the results

Amit Mathur works at the Jaipur branch of the Indian Overseas Bank as an Assistant Manager in the Marketing department. The big advantage for him is that he is able to play a central role as a part of the alumni body of Jaipuria Jaipur, something he is happy to do, as he has retained a strong sense of community from Jaipuria Jaipur.

“After passing out of Jaipuria Jaipur in 2011, my first company did not give me the exact profile which had been agreed upon. In my time of despair, faculty members like Professor Bhargava and my colleagues from Jaipuria Jaipur helped me take the decision to resign from that Company and accept the offer from IOB. They reminded me of numerous projects like the NRHM-UNICEF project at Sawai Madhopur, RUIDP project at Jaisalmer, KGK and RSRTC, where I had performed exceptionally; and how I was given a standing ovation from the Director and Board Members of KIIPL (KGK) for my project. Jaipuria Jaipur put me back on my feet.”

Amit feels that learning is a continuous process, and Jaipuria Jaipur has taught him to perform his best and not think of the result. He enjoyed every second that he spent on Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur campus.

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Faculty

“Keeping in touch with global issues and discussing them in the classrooms of Jaipuria Jaipur helps in involving and engaging students.” – says, Dr. Prerna Jain Associate Professor, Economics Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur.

Dr. Prerna Jain teaches Economics at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur. She takes courses like Managerial Economics, Macro Economics and International Economics. She believes in creating a comfortable learning environment based on respect. Currently, Dr. Jain shoulders the added responsibility of Editor of Jaipuria Jaipur’s Newsletter, ‘Insight’. She is also the Co-Chairperson – Student Welfare, and is actively involved in organising the forthcoming ‘International Conference on Creating a Sustainable Business – Managerial Implications and Challenges’.

“This will be a great opportunity for students of Jaipuria Institute of Management to hear and learn from stalwarts in academia and industry. It is bound to be an excellent exposure to strategies and marketing practices, and will come very handy when they move into their respective industries.”

The smallest gestures of gratefulness on the part of her students or alumni of Jaipuria Jaipur touch Dr. Prerna. It only makes her work with renewed vigour. She is constantly on the look out for new pedagogical tools with which she can infuse life into her classes.

“I give my students a list of important questions well in advance, so that they can come prepared to discuss and debate. Students are selected on a random basis to summarise key points from previous lectures. I employ a lot of exercises, visual presentations and discussions to stimulate class participation. I enjoy being up-to-date with the latest information; keeping in touch with global issues and discussing them in the classrooms at Jaipuria Jaipur helps in involving and engaging students.”

As a message for her students at Jaipuria Jaipur, Dr. Prerna chooses the words of Thomas D. Willhite.

‘Let your life mean something. Become an inspiration to others so that they may try to do more and to become more than they are today.

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Events

National Conference Youth 2025: Harnessing India’s Demographic Dividend

The Conference aims to provide a platform to bring together youth, youth organisations, government officials, academicians, scholars, practicing managers, organisations devoted to youth and human resource development to exchange research findings,
views and experiences on managing and developing youth potential in order to harness the best out of demographic dividend potential for India.

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