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
“I like the way Jaipuria Institute of Management works overtime to make every event it is associated with a thumping success.”
After graduating from M S Ramaiah College in Bangalore, Priyanka appeared for entrance tests to various management institutes. While she had quite a few options, Priyanka wanted to move closer to her home-town. High praise for Jaipuria Institute of Management from her friends in Delhi made her decided to join. Pretty soon, she had immersed herself in all the activities that the institute had to offer.
“I never let go of an opportunity to debate at Jaipuria Noida. I was also a committee member in events like Spardha – the annual sports event – and Udaan. Being a part of the literary club fest ‘Words Worth’ was also a wonderful experience. But my most memorable moment came when I won the collage-making competition.”
As a Campus Journalist, Priyanka enjoys contributing her editorial inputs across various media that Jaipuria Institute of Management has, such as blogs and the website. Another reason that Priyanka is quite popular among her colleagues at Jaipuria Noida is for her football skills!
“Jaipuria Noida gives its students a lot of freedom. The faculty members are awesome and interactive, and go out of their way to help us. We have one mentor per study group, who helps us improve upon our weaknesses through various activity-based exercises.”
Priyanka is targeting the profile of an assistant manager in the private banking sector on passing out of Jaipuria Noida. She is confident that the effective and innovative learnings at Jaipuria Institute of Management will translate into a good placement, and ultimately a great career in the corporate world.Read more
“This is my chance to practice all I have learned”, shares Geeta Bhardwaj, PGDM’15, Jaipuria Institute of Management, currently interning with Hitachi
Geeta Bhradwaj, PGDM, Class of 2015 of Jaipuria Institute of Management is supremely elated these days. Of course she has her reasons! Having been picked by one of the Japanese multinational engineering and electronics conglomerates for her summer internship programme, Geeta has more reasons than one to be this exhilarated. She is looking forward to her first stipend from her internship assignment as a trainee with Hitachi. Her excitement is understandable – she prepared very hard for the interview process and gave her all during each stage: “I was sure my first question would be about sales and I was prepared. I think my focus and passion convinced the interviewer of my skills and abilities.”Read more
My personal teaching philosophy is simple. If I haven’t consumed at least half-a-litre of water during a session, I haven’t been energetic enough!, Dr. Amar Nath Chatterjee, Adjunct Professor, OB/HR & OM
Dr. Chatterjee has conducted an unbelievable 108 MDPs on ‘Creative Thinking’ and ‘Personality Mapping’ across India, ever since 2004. More than 2700 Team Leads and Managers have attended his 2-day programme on Personality Mapping alone – right up to the level of Vice Presidents of TCS. In 2008, Dr. Chatterjee began taking Guest Lectures on these two topics at top-notch management colleges like XLRI Jamshedpur, Jaipuria (Noida), IMT Ghaziabad and IIM Trichy.
“Since July 2012, I have been regularly teaching at Jaipuria Noida, as an Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour/HR and Operations Management. My only other commitment is a 3-credit course on ‘Personality Mapping’ for the 2nd year students of IIM Trichy as Guest Faculty. Overall, Jaipuria, Noida has been a great teaching experience and an even greater learning experience!”
Dr. Amar Nath Chatterjee comes with a phenomenal 36 years of industry experience. After his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, Dr. Chatterjee worked for 3 years in the Steel industry before shifting to the nascent IT industry. During his 33-years in the IT industry, he has executed multiple functions and leadership roles in organisations like IBM, CMC, IDM, ORG, HCL, ET&T/STP, Cadence and TCS.
“I usually adhere to corporate story-telling as a method of teaching in my classrooms; interspersing my lectures with PPTs and video clips. I build on concepts from fundamentals with the help of inputs from the students themselves. I believe, if I haven’t consumed at least half-a-litre of water during a session, I haven’t been energetic enough!”
An avid researcher, Dr. Chatterjee has published six widely acclaimed research papers. Most notable amongst these is ‘A critical evaluation of the instruments for measurement of software development team performance’, which was presented in the Annual GDBA Conference in New Carrolton, Maryland, USA, on 17th October 2008 and published in the Global Digital Business Review.Read more
Alumnus Ankit Jain of Jaipuria Noida explores his creative side as a copy writer at Ogilvy & Mather
After completing their PGDM, most students look forward to getting a foothold in the competitive and dynamic field of management. But Ankit Jain of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida had other ideas and today he has found his niche as a copy writer at the reputed firm of Ogilvy & Mather. About his interesting career choice, Ankit says, “After finishing their degrees, student run after jobs thinking about competition, recession, salary, settlement, career, promotions, brand value, self worth, etc. These self-assumed responsibilities sometimes help people run away from their creativity.”Read more
“Unending backing by the Jaipuria faculty creates a family-like support system that a student needs at this time”, says Harshita Shukla
Harshita Shukla topped all the three semesters and nearly topped in all the individual subjects as well. This winner attitude has helped her bag a placement with Orient Fans, a CK Birla Group subsidiary. She is being taken up as a Management Trainee and will be given the opportunity to do project-based work in different departments. After this intense training and monitoring of one year, the company will decide which department she will be absorbed into.
Sharing her experience of placement, Harshita says, “The recruitment process at Orient Fans was a four stage eliminative process. The first three rounds consisted of the Aptitude Test, Group Discussion and Interview and finally, there was a last interview with the Leadership team. The first three rounds were conducted in Lucknow with over 90 students. In the aptitude test 30 students were selected to sit for the next round, which was the group discussion. After the group discussion, 13 students got selected for the personal interview round. I was finally shortlisted for the last interview with the leadership team along with four other candidates. I was the only one to be shortlisted from the Noida campus. The last interview took place on 2nd Jan 2013, after which only two candidates were selected; luckily, I cracked it and found a place in the company.”
Harshita thanks her faculty at Jaipuria for the support and guidance she received in choosing the companies and preparing for them. The intense exercise of interviews and final placements creates a lot of stress and the backing of the faculty and staff creates a family-like support system for the student, something that Harshita is thankful for.Read more
Jaipuria Marketing Conclave 2013, Noida
About Conclave: The Conclave “New Realities of Service Marketing: High Tech, High Touch, High Prop” aims to seek discussion on the challenges and opportunities that service marketers are facing due to the growing influence of technological innovations. The conclave will have following sub-themes with a focus on current issues in the services industries.Read more