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.
“Jaipuria has changed my life and has positively impacted my career”, says Peter
P. M. Peter prides himself on his diverse educational background. He is a Keralite who belongs to the city of Lucknow and did his schooling from the St. Francis College, Lucknow. His decision to pursue a PGDM comes from his interest in Human Resource management, which he developed during his 18 months of work experience with a BPO. He feels that Jaipuria is one of the best management institutes in the country today. “In the last one year I have learned a lot beyond books! I have done live projects and workshops, I have attended a workshop of HR in Vivanta, I have learned about sponsorships, and got lots of experience and in-depth understanding of business.”
Peter opted for an internship in recruitment with Sahara India Life Insurance Company Limited; since he believes the primary role of an HR professional is recruitment and selection. During his internship, he also had the opportunity to conduct job evaluations, and design job descriptions and job specifications. He says that his internship not only helped him hone his skills in human resource but also gave him deep insights into the insurance sector. “I was fortunate enough to work with Sahara India Life Insurance Company Limited, an SBU of Sahara India Pariwar. Sahara is a conglomerate with a diversified profile and is also considered to be one of the best employers in the nation.”
An Akon and cricket fan, Peter aspires to grow in the field of HR in the coming years. He believes Jaipuria has changed his life and positively impacted his career. He attributes a lot of the positive changes in himself to his faculty at Jaipuria, who are available to him 24×7 and support him in every way possible.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.
Bank of India internship proves enlightening for Jaipuria Lucknow’s Bhoomika Agrawal
A seven-week summer internship with Bank of India was an enlightening and educational experience for Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow student, Bhoomika Agrawal.
During her internship, she worked on a project involving the comparison of products and services in the banking industry and Bank of India’s customer satisfaction. According to Bhoomika, she learned that practical implementation is entirely different from theoretical fundamentals and also learned “the importance of meeting targets on time and proving your credibility in the corporate world.” To this end, she found the whole staff and officers at Bank of India very helpful and co-operative.
The internship also instilled a new respect for the banking industry in Agrawal. “The work culture is very good and the conducive atmosphere made me feel at peace while working. It instilled in me a strong desire to join a bank or for that matter, any reputed firm with a good work culture.”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.
“Jaipuria Lucknow taught me that the best way to do a job is to understand it, stick to it and put in my best efforts.”
Sajid Mansoor has been with HSBC Bank as Assistant Vice President, Liquidity Reporting, for just over a year. He is widely recognised as a man with remarkable subject knowledge, and good influence on his peers and subordinates, and somebody who takes challenges head-on. Sajid believes that it was Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow that honed the positive side of his personality into winning assets.
“I passed out of Jaipuria Lucknow in 1997, as a part of its first batch. In our days we did not have dedicated premises, but we had dedicated teachers like Professor Musanna, and a dedicated management that worked extra hard to give us a quality education, and prepare us to face the challenges of professional life. We also got the best visiting faculty and fantastic industrial visits, which provided us practical insight into the corporate world.”
Today, Sajid feels privileged to be a part of the Jaipuria Institute of Management family, though he does regret the fact that he has not been able to do much for his alma mater.
“It is because of Jaipuria Lucknow that I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of the most respected corporate houses in the Finance and IT sectors, such as National Housing Bank (Delhi), Oracle Financial Services (Bangalore) and now HSBC Group (Gurgaon). My career has turned me into a globetrotter; I have visited countries like Malaysia, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, UK, etc. Jaipuria Lucknow taught me that the best way to do a job is to understand it, stick to it and put in my best efforts.”
Sajid is in constant touch with his batch-mates from Jaipuria Lucknow. He makes it a point to visit the Jaipuria Institute of Management campus, to meet the faculty, whenever he is in Lucknow.Read more
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