The Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow Offers Skills for Life
The think-tank at Jaipuria Lucknow knows that there are many educational institutes in the country offering MBA and PGDM programmes. With so many options, it can be difficult to choose the right one. Jaipuria Lucknow, however, differentiates itself from the pack by being extremely aware of what constitutes a good managerial education.
Focusing not only on delivering an effective curriculum, we instill the values of a positive attitude, team spirit and adaptation to change. Rather than offering courses that only provide tools and techniques, Jaipuria Lucknow is concerned more about forming a managerial mindset. We welcome outstanding young individuals for this intensive programme.
“A good position in the world of Finance; that’s what I want!” says Aditi Shipra
Aditi Shipra is a Commerce graduate from Delhi University. Aspiring to find a place for herself in the finance industry, she joined Jaipuria to pursue a degree in Management. Aditi belongs to the city of Patna in Bihar. Her schooling is from her hometown Patna, after which she moved to Delhi for higher education.Read more
“Corporate today looks for ‘Life-Skills’ more than anything else. That is why HR students should- right from day one – begin by being honest.”
Dr. Jaya Chitranshi, Professor-HR, Jaipuria Institute of Management firmly believes that recruiters who come to a top B-school like Jaipuria Institute of Management are not really trying to gauge your knowledge; they know that the curriculum and faculty take care of that part. Since HR is a domain where a very high level of integrity is needed, a corporate house is looking for ethics, attitude and experience in a prospective employee.
“Corporates today are looking for ‘life-skills’ more than anything else. That is why HR students should – right from day one – begin by being honest, and be good humans. It is the only way you can be good at your job.”
With a strong corporate background behind her, Professor Chitranshi, believes in preparing her students on these parameters.
“A couple of decades ago, everything was dependent on Certification. Economies and organisations were simpler, and the numbers of higher educational institutions were few and mostly government funded or monitored. The opening up of the Indian economy coincided with the IT or Knowledge Revolution. The buzzword changed from ‘production’ to ‘innovation’. Today, certificates are of very little consequence. Organisations are looking for creative people who can challenge the status quo. That is why HR has become so important.”
Professor Chitranshi believes that students should be capable of assessing themselves.
“Don’t join HR because you want to, but because you are built for it. Remember that techniques and strategies taught to you are not the end of the world. Be ready to apply certain basic principles of life, which actually govern the area of HR.”
She advices her students at Jaipuria Institute of Management to remember that as HR professionals, they are dealing with people, and should therefore be genuine and humane. Only then can they expect results.
“Being a science student, accounting and finance were new to me. But the faculties, and my batch-mates at Jaipuria Lucknow, helped turn them into my strength.”
When Jayanti Jain, a Biotechnology graduate, joined Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow in 2010, she thought that she could probably fit only into an HR specialisation role.
“Accounting and Finance were new to me. But the faculty, the well-managed teaching pattern, and my batch-mates at Jaipuria Lucknow helped turn these subjects into my strength.”
Her summer internship with Union Bank of India in 2011 prepared her well for the placement season in Jaipuria Lucknow. She feels that during the placements, the extra classes at Jaipuria Lucknow also proved very helpful when it was time for the interviews.
“The interview panel of Oriental Bank of Commerce initially asked introductory questions regarding my family and educational background. But very soon, the interview turned into a discussion on my summer training project, which helped me get the placement.”
Jayanti believes that life in Jaipuria Lucknow has completely shaped her personality and her professional path. She fondly remembers Talaash – a fest that is more of a talent hunt among first-year students. At Jaipuria Lucknow she participated in numerous events, won the 2nd prize in badminton and as a member of the alumni committee of Jaipuria Lucknow, coordinated meetings of the various alumni chapters.Read more
Industrial tour to Tata Motors for Jaipuria Lucknow students
Students of Jaipuria Lucknow visited the Tata Motors Plant at Chinhat, Lucknow, for the 7th consecutive year as a part of their industrial interface programme. To help match their in-class learning with on-ground realities, the future managers from Jaipuria Lucknow were shown all the action in the Chinhat plant of Tata Motors. These included production plans for the day, stock and raw materials storage and movement, inventory control and supply chain management. The young B-school students were also shown Tata Motors’ methodology of lean production, i.e. procurement of raw materials in small lots from nearby vendors.
“As an HR student, for me the most interesting part of the visit was talking to HR executives of the Chinhat Plant about the challenges of labour allocation at various work stations, issues-resolution in the gigantic plant, best manufacturing practices and safety measures adopted during the production run,” says Harsha Mishra, a second year student.
Over the years, the bond between the Chinhat Plant of Tata Motors and Jaipuria Lucknow has grown stronger, with senior and top management officials like Mr. Tribhuvan Kumar, AGM, Mr. C. V. Singh, Executive Vice President (Operations), and Mr. Alok Saxena, Plant in-charge, Lucknow, regularly visiting the Jaipuria Lucknow campus to interact with students.
From a class in HR to Head-HR… a winning career
A graduate in Psychology and Masters in Public Administration, Anshumal joined the first batch of Jaipuria Lucknow way back in 1995.
“Of the three jobs I was offered on campus at Jaipuria Lucknow, Sona Koyo, the auto component manufacturer, was not my top-priority. My teachers at Jaipuria, Lucknow made me realise that in a compact organisation like Sona Koyo, I was less likely to get lost, and grow faster.”
“I have worked across various industries. I started out with Manufacturing; managing labour work-force and getting an idea of industrial relations that gave me a distinct edge. Over the years I’ve managed HR in the media, with Business Standard; in hospitality as AVP, HR with the Oberoi group, and in banking, with the Citigroup, before moving to IT county.”
“Thanks to the regular alumni meets, Facebook and LinkedIn, a lot of us from Jaipuria Lucknow are in constant touch.”Read more
For ‘Interview Tool Kit- The Do’s and Don’t for an Interview’
Enriching the learning process with our unique initiative of Uncampus learning. We are delighted to inform you that a series of webinar has been scheduled for students across our four campuses on diversified topics that may be of immense benefit to you.Read more