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“I Know that Jaipuria Lucknow produces excellent managers; that’s why I am able to place them well.”

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Professor Shyamji Mehrotra is the backbone of the placement system at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow. As the Chairman of Training and Placement, Professor Mehrotra has been instrumental in placing more than 250 students in the banking & finance sectors in core finance and risk management profiles; all this in a short span of 2 years that he has been with Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.

“My teaching philosophy is to deliver back to the society from which I have drawn for over four decades. I teach subjects like Banking systems, Project Finance and Risk management in Banking at Jaipuria Lucknow. I take it as a personal responsibility to ensure that the Finance students are readied for the corporate world. I know that Jaipuria Lucknow produces excellent students, and that is why I am able to ensure that they are placed well.”

Professor Mehrotra started his career with the Allahabad Bank. He served for 40 years with the same organisation before choosing superannuation, as a General Manager, in 2010. After leaving Allahabad Bank, he joined Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow as a professor. Professor Mehrotra is highly respected in the domain of banking education. While at Allahabad Bank he had 3 instructional tenures – Faculty, Allahabad Bank Staff College, Lucknow for four years; Chief Instructor, Allahabad Bank Staff College, Patna for one year; and Principal, Allahabad Bank Staff College, Kolkata for two years.

“I had lived a full professional life in Bank of Allahabad; attended numerous international seminars from Luxembourg to Canada; was invited to a number of programmes organised by IIM Kolkata, BTC Mumbai, NIBM Pune, RBI Madras, Tata Management Institute Pune, and College of Agriculture Banking, Pune. I simply wanted to share all the accumulated theoretical and practical knowledge of the world of Finance. It is with this perspective that I address my students at Jaipuria Lucknow all the time – to ensure that they are industry-relevant.”

Professor Shyamji Mehrotra has two books on Finance and Bank Management to his credit. He has penned over 15 articles in various journals/periodicals on Banking, Finance and HR. Those who are very close to him know that he is deeply spiritual in outlook as well.

“I am the Prefect of the Lucknow centre of ‘Shri Ram Chandra Mission’. The mission is engaged in human integration, spiritual education and research, and has a presence in almost all countries in the world. The Lucknow center is just adjacent to IIM, Lucknow. More than 500 followers assemble each Sunday for the Satsang.”

No wonder Professor Shyamji Mehrotra manages to bring in a touch of spirituality, once in a while, to his classes in Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow. He believes it is his destiny to prepare the future managers of the country. He thanks the Almighty for providing him with a platform like Jaipuria Lucknow to fulfill his destiny.

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