Shashank Sengar was in for a surprise when he joined Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida. Having worked as a marketing executive after acquiring a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Shashank thought he could unravel the mysteries of management quickly and better than most. However, once he started learning, he realised that while he understood sales, he was not quite equipped to be a manager! The few months into the course have been intriguing and exciting for him. He is learning to play to his strengths and is continually honing his skills.
Born and brought up in the holy city of Banaras, Shashank moved out of his home-town for higher education after finishing his intermediate education. He worked for a year after graduation and then decided to pursue a degree in Management. He was looking for an institute that offered world class education and Jaipuria fulfilled his criteria. “I was looking for world class curriculum and Jaipuria is one of the best management institutes in the country today. Additionally, it offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and that helped me decide to join the institute”.
Shashank loves acting, travelling, photography and writing ad jingles. He has been an active participant in a lot of activities at the institute. “I am an active member of the Drama Club, Media relations Club, Marketing Club and IT Club. I also worked as student coordinator for our annual fest ‘UDAAN’, our annual sport meet ‘SPARDHA’ and Alumni meet ‘PUNARSANGAM’.” He is an enthusiastic student who enjoys these events and he especially cherished being a part of the media relations committee as a main photographer, as well as participating in drama competitions. He credits his seniors with making the environment amiable and open to learning, “From the very first day of college, seniors have been a great help in guiding us. Most of them share their experiences in college, how to manage between studies and extracurricular activities, how to score good marks and other things. They are helpful and that creates a relaxed learning environment for us”.
The innovative teaching methodology being used by the faculty at Jaipuria has also impressed Shashank a lot. “The way the faculty teaches us is just amazing. I can relate to what they teach us, explaining things through new methods such as the use of videos, case studies, live projects and many more things.” Shashank is motivated to learn and do more with every passing day. He aspires to join an MNC after passing out of Jaipuria and is sure the institute will equip him with the skills required to make his dream come true.