Ekta Kumari joined Jaipuria Institute of Management as part of the 2012-14 batch. Currently in her first year at Jaipuria Indore, Ekta has a meticulous approach to life and believes in setting priorities in everything she does. With an impressive 78% in her Bachelors’ from West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), one might expect Ekta to be inclined towards an Operations or IT profile after passing out from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore. Surprisingly, Ekta has different plans.
“When I pass out from Jaipuria Indore, I would like to be placed in an HR profile. You see, organisations that are built around technology need Human Resource managers who understand technology so as to be able to acquire and retain the right kind of talent. This is the reason why I intend specialising in HR at Jaipuria Indore.”
Ekta knows that growing into a ‘people’s person’ has inherent challenges. She believes that Jaipuria Institute of Management will empower her with the necessary communication and soft skills to become a successful HR manager.
“In terms of faculty, infrastructure and technology-driven classes, Jaipuria Indore is amongst the best B-school brands in the whole of central India. But my choice of B-school had a lot to do with my career aim of moving into the field of HR. Jaipuria Institute of Management made an excellent choice for me, not just because of its credentials as a B-school, but also because it is a great ‘finishing’ school.”
Ekta feels that her first six months at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore have been really special and enjoyable. She points out that she has never felt so involved in things happening around her in her entire life.
“From the Freshers’ Party to Encore, every day at Jaipuria Institute of Management is full of energy and action. Since I come from a small town called Giridih (in Jharkhand), it was not really easy for me to open up to people from day one. But the faculty members of Jaipuria Indore play the dual role of educators and mentors to perfection. They help you come out of your shell.
The seniors have been really friendly and it is nice to see them getting placed with great organisations.”
Ekta is happy about the fact that Jaipuria Institute of Management is giving her more than what she had expected. She is positive that Jaipuria Indore will prove to be her ticket to corporate glory in the future.