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

Foundation Day celebrated at Jaipuria Jaipur

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur celebrated the sixth Foundation Day. This special day was remembered with fondness and celebrated with a small function. This year, the celebration was extra special since it was just a day after the first annual Inter-college Sports Meet organised by Jaipuria Jaipur.

The PGDM students presented a skit on the occasion, showcasing the standard of education offered by the institution. There was also a dance performance by the students. The faculty, staff and the students enjoyed both the performances and the feeling of togetherness that the celebration brought.

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Placements

“I am very grateful to professor Anvay Bhargava, head of the placement team at Jaipuria Jaipur, who showed me how i could play to my strengths during the interviews.”

Amit Khandelwal was placed as a Relationship Manager with Goo2o- one of the fastest emerging IT Companies headquartered in the millennium city of Gurgaon – on passing out of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur. Goo2o is. Amit worked for just three months at Goo2o,but it is a testimony to the exceptional grooming at Jaipuria Institute of Mangement, Jaipur, that in these three months he was recognised as the Most Promising Newcomer.

“Jaipuria Jaipur equips you with the techniques, drive and necessary soft-skills for a salesman. It is on this basis that, within the first month, I was able to achieve the highest sales figures at Goo2o.”

In August 2012, Amit moved from the IT industry to the famed medical hardware manufacturers,American Orthodontics – the largest privatemanufacturer of orthodontic products in the world.

“As Area Sales Executive in American Orthodontics India Pvt. Ltd., I am handling Sales in the NorthIndia Region. Although my base is Delhi NCR, most of the time I am travelling to various parts of my region. My day includes meetings with Orthodontists and prospective clients of AO.”

Amit Khandelwal feels that the faculty of Jaipuria Jaipur leave no stone unturned to prepare the students for the placement season.

“I am very grateful to Professor AnvayBhargava, Head of the Placement Team at Jaipuria Jaipur, who showed me how I could play to my strengths duringinterviews. My strength was my three-month long Summer Internship with Jaypee Greens. I learnt a lot about how the markets actually operate beyond the walls of Jaipuria Institute of Management.”

Amit is positive that if he sticks to the lessons learnt at Jaipuria Institute of Management, he will excel at American Orthodontics, just like he did in Goo2o.

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Summer Internship

“My SIP gives me the opportunity to understand the dynamics of real corporate rigmaroles,”

“I just want to learn as much as I can, in this limited period of two months”, says Shubham Barthwal, PGDM Class of 2015, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, who recently bagged a Summer Internship Project in Marketing and Event Management with Pearson. He is going to be attached with the marketing division during his internship, and will work on Pearson’s brand perception in the market through events specifically targeting children and their parents. Shubham explains the responsibilities of his position: “The objective is to reach the customer where Pearson’s reach has been limited. We will be marketing through events, and the important thing is to manage the event within the purview of the budgets that are allocated to me and my team”. The team gets together in the morning and plans for the day. A lot of time is also spent travelling around the Pearson school campus to understand the target audience and their locality in order to identify the venue for the event. The arrangements are meticulously managed by the team, and events are executed to perfection in the evening.

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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

3rd National Workshop on Export Import & Forex Mechanism

The Third National Workshop on “Export Import and Forex Mechanism” is designed to have sustainable competitive advantage in the globalized economy. The stakeholders are expected to upgrade their basic skills for doing international business. The Workshop shall dwell upon the overview and effective understanding of operational aspects of export-import and forex mechanism which are the basic fundamentals of international banking.

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