“Coming to Jaipuria, Jaipur has been a life-changing experience for me. Everything that has happened here has taught me something and given me millions of memories to cherish for a lifetime,” says Upasana Manglunia, Jaipuria Jaipur (Class of 2015-17)
Upasana Manglunia, who comes from Guwahati, Assam, graduated from the KC Das Commerce College, did a one-year diploma in Interior Designing from NIID (National Institute of Interior Designing), as well as an internship of six months with a firm, before she followed her dream of doing an MBA. “Being from a business family I always wanted to do an MBA and after a long search and several hours spent talking to people, a family friend suggested Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur,” she says.
The Institute’s 100 per cent placement record and the feedback she received from her seniors about the college appealed to Manglunia and before she knew it her Jaipuria, Jaipur journey had begun!
“It’s been a euphoric experience,” she says adding, “It began with an induction where I participated in various activities. We enacted a play on eve-teasing and the girls in the team played the roles of boys and vice versa. Our team was appreciated for the uniqueness of the play.” Manglunia took part in other team events like cricket. She participated in a presentation and represented her home city, Guwahati. At the end of this period, she was “appreciated for her language and photography skills and won the best ‘selfie’ award thereby being awarded the epithet of ‘Selfie Queen’ of Jaipuria, Jaipur.”
Talking about her experience at Jaipuria, Jaipur the young lady says, “Throughout the three semesters, I maintained my position in the top 10 students which was a proud moment for me. Life here has made me a better person in all aspects: it has improved my confidence and my presentation skills; it has taught me how to use my strengths and overcome my weaknesses. It has also helped me learn and gain knowledge from various corporate heads and build networks.” Elaborating on the learning experience the young lady explains, “In order to get knowledge of the market and first-hand experience we were sent to Lifestyle for a four-day ‘live’ project. Here we learnt how to communicate with customers and also learnt about the market.”
Life at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur is however not all about academics. As Manglunia explains, “Jaipuria has given me many opportunities to showcase my talent on campus and outside. I learntkarate and got a yellow belt in it. I visited the Lucknow Campus to participate in their annual fest, OJAS where I won the first prize in the online game, Hey Day and during E-Week, my team won the first prize in the wall painting competition.”
The young lady credits the faculty for their hugely supportive role and the direction they give students. “The teaching faculty at Jaipuria, Jaipur has played an important role in my growth. They have always been there to help and guide me,” she says. “All the teachers at Jaipuria, Jaipur have been a source of constant guidance and motivation. I hope I can make them proud,” she adds. Says Dr. Nidhi Vashishth, “Upasana is a very promising student and is shaping up as a true professional. She possesses integrity, ambition and has what it takes to become successful. I have full faith in her abilities and hope she carves a successful trail for herself.”
With majors in Human Resources and Marketing, this young woman is doing her summer internship with Mahindra Finance in the HR Department, where her role includes assessing the performance appraisal system of the organisation, its effectiveness and also its implementation and process. This experience she says has helped her increase her domain knowledge and also, “get hands-on knowledge from professionals in the corporate world.” Manglunia says that she has learnt to use “my potential to the fullest and gain the most out of this internship so that I can fulfil my dream of being the Head of Human Resources in a well reputed company in the course of the next seven to eight years. My strengths of taking initiative, quick learning, time management and pro-activeness will help me get the job I want.”
This lively Virgo who is the SPOC of the Media Relations Club, says she has learnt a lot from this activity. She has “covered the events and happenings in the college and also interviewed various corporate professionals.” She also visited the Noida Campus for the SPOC Meet.
“Jaipuria, Jaipur always has a very lively and energetic ambience and so does everyone in it. One of the things I am really grateful to the Institute for is for the friends it has given me,” says Manglunia. Says friend Akshat Jhalani, “Upasana isa very helpfulperson. I have learnt a lot from her. In her spare time she listens to music, plays carom, gets busy on her laptop and also finds time to take lots and lots of ‘selfies’!”
Apart from music this young lady says she loves“travelling,visiting new places, reading, watching movies, swimming, playing badminton and lot more.” Coming to Jaipuria, Jaipur she adds “has been a life-changing experience for me. Everything that has happened here has taught me something and given me millions of memories to cherish for a lifetime.”