The first thing that impresses you about Prof. Jagdish Bhagwat is that he has an almost philosophical and karmic view about life in Jaipuria Indore.
“Life is a ‘Learn – Earn – Return’ cycle. I believe that every individual in the first phase of his life learns from society. In the next phase, he needs to earn in order to support his family. Finally, at a later stage in his career, an individual should return, or give back, to society. Academics is probably the most noble way of returning to society.”
A Metallurgical Engineer from MNIT, Jaipur, and an MBA from IMS – DAVV, Indore, Professor Jagdish Bhagwat has accumulated 14 years of industrial experience in Indian & foreign steel plants, having worked with Kalyani Carpenter Special Steels Ltd., Pune, Qatar Steel Company Limited, Qatar, ShriIshar Alloy Steels Limited, Indore, and Indore Steel & Iron Mills Limited, Indore. He has also been a part of the management of steel plant projects in Germany and Argentina. His industrial experience covers almost the entire gamut of operations from production management to process control, quality control, product development and customer services departments.
“Prior to Jaipuria Indore, I’ve been with numerous educational institutions over a period of 10 years. There are vast differences between theoretical practices taught in classrooms and actual practices followed in industry. My indian and international experience helps me in educating students about different business practices followed around the world and in managing the cultural differences for global businesses. I try to bring in complicated business situations to my classroom which provides an insight to students about contemporary business practices, and helps students analyse them and develop their solutions.”
Prof. Bhagwat has been a part of the faculty at leading business schools like IBS Ahmedabad, ICFAI University Dehradun, IBS Indore, Pioneer Institute of Professional Studies Indore, and Maharaja Ranjit Singh College Indore. He has been a guest faculty member with Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Indore chapter, PT education Indore, and Institute of Management Studies Indore. To his credit, he has organised numerous national conferences, presented research papers, conducted Management Development Programmes for Airtel – Jaipur, and TATA International Limited – Dewas. He teaches Operations Management, Quantitative Techniques, Business Research, and Marketing Management at Jaipuria Indore.
“Operations management is an integral part of the manufacturing and service industry. The success of any business depends upon efficiently & effectively managing operations. In today’s complex business situations, management executives are required to take conscious business decisions based on past data. Quantitative techniques will help an executive in taking better decisions after a thorough analysis of all facts and facets.”
Professor Bhagwat advises his students at Jaipuria Indore to listen to their inner voice and carry out a self-assessment.
“Operations has immense potential for students who love working with numbers, while students who are extroverted by nature should focus on the nuances of Marketing. Jaipuria Indore will help you discover how you are built, and you should learn to play to your strengths.”