Dr. Manisha Seth is not just a faculty member of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow for 8 years now, but also an alumna from the 1995-97 batch. One of the top 5 rank holders of her batch, Dr Seth joined Koshika Telecom Ltd., a telecom service provider, after completing her PGDBM from Jaipuria Lucknow.
“My two years in the corporate world, I realised that I was more inclined towards teaching. After working there for five years, I joined Jaipuria Lucknow in 2004, and since then I have been working here as a faculty.”
Dr. Manisha Seth is currently an Assistant Professor in Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow. She has attended & contributed research papers in various international & national conferences; published papers in reputed Journals; coordinated conferences, seminars and workshops, and conducted management development programmes.
Dr Manisha Seth adopts a ‘beyond text book’ approach as a method of teaching, and lays more emphasis on ‘learning by doing’. Discussion on current & emerging HR issues are an essential component of HR & OB courses that she teaches at Jaipuria Lucknow.
Another teaching approach Dr. Manisha has adopted is to ensure that students get enough industrial exposure within the classroom itself. “I have been trying to increase the industry-academic interface component of my courses through involvement of my students in workshops, conferences, MDP’s and HRD network meetings. I invite industry experts to the classrooms to give practical inputs to students.” This provides a real world experience to the students.
Dr. Seth remembers her two years at Jaipuria Lucknow, as a student, as the most remarkable years of my life, helping her grow tremendously both on the personal as well as academic front.
“The interaction between the faculty and the students was very open and encouraging. We could approach and discuss our problems with our faculty without any hesitation and that bond remains strong till date. My association with Jaipuria Lucknow is 17 years now. My sense of freedom and comfort is very high here. I have been honing my research interests; I have been floating new electives as per the identified needs of industry. I have spent the happiest and most memorable years of my life at Jaipuria Lucknow.”
And being an alumni, she has also decided to take on herself to develop a vibrant and engaged alumni community, “My major administrative responsibility has been in the alumni committee of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow. I played an active role in streamlining the processes, conducting frequent chapter meets and generating enthusiasm and interest amongst the alumni. Being an alumni I get a great response, work around the fact that she is an alumni head.”
For Dr. Manisha Seth, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow is a home away from home.