Dr. Rajiv Thakur,Talks About Why Studying At Jaipuria Noida Has Become Such A Hit With The Current Generation
Dr. Rajiv Thakur took over as Director of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, in March this year. Having now settled well into his new role (prior to this he was the Director of Jaipuria Jaipur), Dr. Thakur has put in place a number of ‘Gen Y’-compliant initiatives. A PhD in Economics and an MBA from IIT-Delhi, before shifting to academia Dr. Thakur worked with the media industry for over 10 years and was associated with one of India’s leading media conglomerates at a senior managerial position. As an academician, Dr. Thakur has held prestigious appointments in the education industry. He has been actively involved in MDPs and research, and has published research papers in international/national journals, as well as presented them at international conferences.Read more
“Jaipuria has helped me grow as a person and develop a perception of the corporate world”, shares Shambhawi Singh
Shambhawi Singh wanted to give back to society and help those in need, so when she became a banker, she felt great about the fact that she now had the capacity to change someone’s life and future. She is employed as Marketing Manager in Bank of India, and was picked up directly through campus recruitment. She believes that Jaipuria Institute of Management provided her with a platform that helped her bag this job with one of the leading public sector banks in the country.
The job is challenging but Sambhawi is enjoying every minute of it. “I believe that no other organisation would have given me the kind of exposure that I have got here within a short span of a year. It’s been a fulfilling experience so far.” The most exciting part of the work for her is that no day is like the one before, nor is it a typical 9 to 5 job. There is a lot of flexibility and her key responsibility is to leverage the brand to further strengthen it in the market.
The campus placement is a month-long activity in Jaipuria, a time when a plethora of brands visit the institute to recruit the deserving aspirants. The students are shortlisted on the basis of their CGPA, after which they go through a group discussion and a personal interview as part of the selection process. The students receive complete support from the faculty at the institute.
Shambhawi thinks that academics apart, the other exposure she received at Jaipuria Noida helped her grow as a person and develop a perception of the corporate world. She was a part of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), and also went for a month-long scholarship programme at Heig-Vd, Switzerland on an International Business and Cross Cultural Interaction. A wiser and happier Shambhawi shares, “One needs to relax and give it one’sbest shot – because giving their best shot is what anyone can do and eventually, good things follow.”Read more
‘ How to soldier on in times of economic downturn’
The HR Conclave held at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida on the 25th of August 2012, saw participation from eminent leaders from the HR landscape of India. Of the 10 panelists who represented their industries in unravelling the ‘HR Practices and Challenges During Downturn’, the one who spoke for the Banking industry was Mr. Anil Rathore, Zonal HR Partner, North East and West, ING Vyasya. Mr. Rathore’s career as an HR practitioner is prominently split into two halves. The first half was as a distinguished naval officer, who rose to be the Joint Director Manpower Planning & Recruitment for the Indian Navy.
“The Indian Armed Forces are completely manpower intensive. I have been managing people for the last 20 years, but only for the last 6 years have I been focussing on core HR functions. I did venture out into business for some time, but I came back to HR, because I enjoyed being a ‘People’s Person’. My stint as a businessman has helped me understand the challenges of business better, and today, I obviously view HR from the business perspective as well.
After moving out of the Navy, Mr. Rathore spent the major chunk of his corporate career with ICICI Bank, where he started out as the Head of Talent Acquisition & Recruitment Service, and grew to be the Recruitment Head of North, before shifting to ING Vysya. He believes that an HR practitioner sometimes has to be at the front in communicating some hard decisions, but that a majority of the time, has to play the role of a friend, philosopher and guide to the employees.
“ HR is the department that employees in an organisation should look forward to speaking their hearts out to. Today, organisations need imaginative and creative employees on their rolls, and HR departments cannot ignore or take the feelings of an employee in a negative vein.”
Mr. Rathore observes that while business leaders prefer their support functions to be right next to their heart – which is usually in a metro – numerous organisations are increasingly recruiting locally for core HR jobs like specialist recruitments.
“Market Awareness is the key to the world today,” Mr. Anil Rathore advised the young students of Jaipuria Noida. He asked them to constantly scan the numeorous media channels and keep themselves ‘upgraded’.
“You’re not working, If you’re not networking.”
With more than 15 years experience in the marketing domain, Prof. Poonam Sharma is just one example of the highly-qualified faculty at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida. She goes abroad as guest lecturer to foreign Universities, presents papers in seminars and workshops, has visited several countries and has received accolades.
Prof. Sharma has great respect for today‘s students, saying they are very sharp and smart. “Together with teaching, we are focusing on their personalities. We approach is very much student centric.” Global perspective is key in today’s business world and Prof. Sharma says they train students accordingly. Using case studies to keep her lessons interesting, involving and interactive. Finally, and most importantly, networking – I tell my students all the time, to meet and talk to people, “You ‘re not working, if you are not networking.”Read more
Jaipuria Noida alumnus Romil Jain credits alma mater for his success
Romil Jain – Jaipuria Institute of Management alumnus, entrepreneur and Director of Meenakshi International – credits Jaipuria for his success. Jain, a leader in the plastics industry whose company has developed an oxo-biodegradable plastic product says tough competition exists out in the business world and if practical knowledge is not present, a student will suffer. He gives credit for his success to the Jaipuria Noida faculty, his colleagues, the campus environment and awesome opportunities which he received. As the first student to go for an exchange program in Finland, he credits Dr. J.D Singh, Former Director of Jaipuria Noida, for making the impossible possible.Read more
“The final interview was held after a gap of more than a month, on 1st of feb 2013. This gave me valuable preparatory time with the faculty and the placement cell.”
Sumit Ranjan Barik had just one stated expectation from Jaipuria Institute of Management. At the time he joined the institute a couple of years ago, he had informed his interviewers that he wanted to start his career with a ‘No. 1 brand’. Jaipuria Institute of Management found that Sumit could be groomed into an excellent manager, and decided to take on this challenge of grooming and placing him with a ‘No. 1 Brand’.Read more
JAMC 2012 – Exploring the certainties of uncertainty
Jaipuria Institute of Management Annual Management Conference 2012 had a huge build-up at Jaipuria Institute of Management, with students already having witnessed an HR and a Finance conclave at the beginning of the session. Held on the 12th and 13th of October 2012, the theme of “Managing under Uncertainty: Paradigms for Developed and Emerging Economies”, was divided into 6 Technical Sessions over two days.
The first technical session on ‘Financial and Economic Uncertainties’ was run with panelists such as Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) with Mr. Vinod Pande, Sr. Vice President, SBI Capital Markets Limited, and Mr. Pallav Mohapatra, CEO, SBI Cards and Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.Read more