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.”
“I am passionate about automobiles. After classes at Jaipuria Jaipur, most of my time goes in browsing through automobile magazines, blogs and forums.”
Panav Chadha is about to complete his first year in Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur. Born and brought up in Jaipur, Panav did his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from JNIT, before pursuing a PG in Business Management from Jaipuria Jaipur. Panav comes across as a sincere, sober, and studious young man. But initiate any topic regarding automobiles, and his eyes light up! He would love to join an automobile company some day.Read more
“The faculty at Jaipuria Jaipur ensured that I got a good placement by keeping me motivated to deliver my best”, says Nitesh Khanna
Nitesh Khanna joined Oriental Bank of Commerce as a Specialist Officer, Marketing on July 2012. Nitesh, was placed on-campus at Jaipuria Jaipur, felt that it is because of the support of the faculty that he could make it.
“Quite a few of my batch-mates were placed in the first month of placement, but I wasn’t. I finally cracked Oriental Bank of Commerce in April 2012. During those 5 months, Professor Anvay Bhargava, the placement co-ordinator, and Professor Sheenu Jain motivated me continuously and did not let me lose my positive frame of mind.”
Nitesh feels that ‘mock’ GDs and interviews, personality development programmes and sessions on interview techniques conducted by the placement cell, really helped during the interviews.
“Our annual fest, Abhyudaya, gave me the fantastic opportunity to organise two events. My confidence levels got a huge boost through participating in this festival the events were a huge success.”
Nitesh is confident that his learnings from Jaipuria Jaipur will help him rise high at the Oriental Bank of Commerce.Read more
Jaipuria Jaipur hosts NEN E-Leaders Workshop
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur played host to the NEN E–Leaders workshop on the 12th & 13th of October. The Prayaas E – Cell team from Jaipuria Jaipur coordinated the two-day event. The workshop was led by Vishnu Priya, Senior Manager NEN Consulting Chennai, & co-led by Dr. Sheenu Jain, Chairperson Prayaas, and Jaipuria Jaipur. 70 selected student leaders representing 17 Engineering & Management institutions across Jaipur attended the workshop.
The first day had various team-building activities in which E-leaders from different colleges were grouped together. Priya then shared a road map to be followed by the E-cells during their growth from new, to growing, and finally to mature E-cells. She also provided useful information on reporting of E-cell activities and managing the E-cell website. Some E-leaders then made presentations on their already up-and-running student / campus ventures.
On day 2 of the workshop, the members were teamed up for various activities that required out-of-the-box thinking. The introspection tool for was informative, and there were interactive sessions regarding Inspired Leadership and setting up mentoring units on campus. There was also a guest lecture by entrepreneur Prakash Lodiya, Director E World Promotions, and a session by a senior e-leader from the Banasthali Vidyapeeth E-cell, who shared her experiences about being an e-leader and her specific responsibilities.
It was decided that the Jaipur Regional E-cell would plan one impactful event in FY 2012-13, wherein it would support student ventures with networking, mentoring and counselling services. The next regional meet was planned for the first week of December 2012. “The event was a step towards strengthening the bond between NEN and Jaipuria Jaipur, and making a mark for Jaipuria Jaipur – Prayaas E-cell in the entrepreneurship community”, said Dr. Rajiv R. Thakur.Read more
“Thanks to the Jaipuria Jaipur faculty, I got three promotions in a short span of two years in info edge India limited”, say’s Nitin Kalani
Nitin Kalani loves being the President of the Alumni Association of Jaipuria Jaipur.
“It means that I have to constantly be in touch with my batch-mates, juniors and seniors from Jaipuria Jaipur,” Nitin says with a smile.
Nitin’s teachers are not surprised that he’s been promoted three times in just 2 years; they remember him as someone who always gave a 100% to whatever he did.
“I joined Info Edge as a Senior Executive and was promoted to Assistant Manager, then Deputy Manager, and am currently working as Manager – Corporate Sales. This year, I was awarded the ‘Rocket Singh Award’ by my company, as the employee who over-achieved targets.”
Nitin dedicates his steep rise up the corporate ladder to the liberal learning methods employed by the fantastic faculty of Jaipuria Jaipur.
“Whatever I’ve learnt in my 2 years at Jaipuria Jaipur helps me face challenges on a daily basis. The corporate communications and marketing Classes were the ones which I enjoyed the most, especially the live case studies.”
He guarantees the incoming batches that Jaipuria Jaipur will prepare them not to simply cope with corporate challenges, but ensure that they actually excel.Read more
In my practice, i handle different situations that businesses face on a daily basis. I’m happy that this knowledge is of great value to young, enthusiastic students of jaipuria, Prashant Sipani, Practicing CA
Mr. Prashant Sipani is a professional CA with his own thriving practice for the last 13 years. Mr. Sipani handles situations related to Accounting, Legal matters, Taxation and Project Financing for his clients. An ACA, FCS and MBA in Finance, Mr. Sipani is one of the most prominent visiting faculty members for Finance and Accountancy at Jaipuria, Jaipur. Interestingly, Mr. Sipani has been teaching as visiting/ guest faculty in numerous universities and colleges for almost as long as he has been practicing.
“In my practice, I handle different situations that businesses face on a daily basis. It is my job to remain updated about the latest developments in government policy, legal aspects and industry, so as to provide solutions that will help my clients prosper. I’m happy that this knowledge of mine is of great value to young, enthusiastic students of Jaipuria, Jaipur.”
As visiting faculty, Mr. Sipani is a participant or speaker in almost every workshop organised by the faculty at Jaipuria, Jaipur. His advice on various events is actively sought on campus, and he is often called upon to give feedback as a neutral viewer.
“In my classes, I involve the students in the topic – explaining it, emphasising its importance in industry and discussing cases of companies related to the topic. My teaching experience with Jaipuria, Jaipur has been a big learning for me as well.”
Through personal examples, Mr. Sipani never fails to underscore the fact to his students that success cannot be achieved without perseverance and hard work.Read more
67th Independence Day Celebrations at Jaipuria, Jaipur
Not just speeches but getting inspired from people who are making a difference
15thAugust, 1947 marked the beginning of a new era, the age of independence, and this month we celebrated our 67th year of freedom from foreign rule. As our Director, Dr. Prabhat Pankaj said, today’s youth are on the verge of forgetting the true meaning of struggle, which brought us our democracy. He gave us a quick look back at the many battles fought in those days of savage colonisation.
Standing in the audience, I learned at an emotional and intellectual level about the cost paid for being an independent citizen. All of us stood with renewed zeal and vigour when the tricolour was hoisted a short while later. At the start of the Independence Day celebrations, we entered the auditorium expecting philosophy slew of tediously long speeches but to our surprise, there was something new in store. We were introduced to a new world of caring through an NGO called CRY-Child Rights and You. We had the chance to interact with Ms.Bharti, a corporate lawyer by profession and a very involved volunteer with CRY. Based in Jaipur at present, she is devoting her time to advocating for the Right to Education for all children. She talked to us about the altruism of the founders, who heard the cry of children in need and worked to protect their basic human rights. Her dedication to the cause was clearly visible during her speech, as she encouraged us to stand up and work towards a better future of our motherland. She asked to recognise the dire need that many of our brothers and sisters were in.
After this moving and impactful session, our student performers enthralled the audience with the sheer beauty of their performance. The dance acts and desh bhakti songs sung with great passion created a new aura of patriotism in the auditorium. There was a mime act, which gave a silent portrayal of the true meaning of freedom. The programme ended with our silent prayers and humble words of thanks for all the courageous souls who gave their lives for the freedom we celebrate today.
Happy Independence Day to all.
Prerana Jhawar and Priyamvada Shanker
PGDM – 2013-15