It has been six months since Akshita Gupta joined Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, and she has loved each moment of that time. Akshita comes from a business family hailing from Jaipur itself. Akshita’s father is an LIC agent and investment consultant and she herself is a B.Com graduate. However, number crunching and commerce are not her only interests.
“I’ve become a regular part of the NukkadNatak team at Jaipuria Jaipur, and I love playing the roles that come my way. The most memorable time at Jaipuria, Jaipur was the induction programme, which I enjoyed a lot. The outbound activity too was a great experience. All in all, I simply love being a part of Jaipuria Institute of Management.”
After finishing her B.Com, Akshita appeared for the usual entrance exams for admission to B-schools. Being a bright student, she made the cut in quite a few prominent management institutions.
“Frankly speaking, I was confused between the options that I had. Also, I was not keen on stepping out of Jaipur. Had it not been for my cousin –a former student of a different management college – I would not have been able to make up my mind. My cousin helped me draw a comparison between different schools on parameters like reputation of the institute, faculty, infrastructure and facilities, and soon I realised that Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur stood head and shoulders above the rest. “
Akshita points out that the faculty members at Jaipuria Institute of Management have played a very important role in settling down the freshers into the routine. She emphasises that the faculty at Jaipuria Jaipur are not just teachers, but take on the role of ‘friends, philosophers and guides’ in mentoring students. She also speaks highly of the senior-junior culture at Jaipuria Institute of Management.
“Jaipuria has a very different senior-junior culture. At first, all of us freshers were nervous, but as we interacted more with our seniors we realised that they are extremely helpful, and informal-yet-professional in many ways. They gave us a fantastic ‘Freshers Party’. As is well known, the concept of ragging does not exist in Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur. We may be a batch apart, but we are all here to make a career, and everybody realises that. Our seniors are always there for us in sickness and to help us out on the curricular front, as well as in organising events.”
Since she comes from a business family, it is not surprising that Akshita harbours entrepreneurial ambitions after passing out of Jaipuria Institute of Management.
“My expectation from Jaipuria Institute of Management is that by the end of these 2 years, I should be capable of running an entrepreneurial set-up, and drive successful initiatives.”
Akshita Gupta is positive that Jaipuria Institute of Management will inspire and support her in becoming a reputed entrepreneur in due course of time.