The impact of a global stint while pursuing your Management education is undeniable! And Jaipurians just experienced one such, at Singapore- amidst students of Nanyang Business School and Nanyang Technological University, various industries, workshops, Singapore Stock Exchange and what not! With a more-than-exciting one week on the foreign soil, PGDM students of Jaipuria Institute of Management across all the fur campuses- Noida, Lucknow, Indore and Jaipur soaked in an experience of a lifetime- within an economy that is growing at GDP per capita of US $60,000.
However, the trip wasn’t for everyone! After initial nominations, the four campuses’ students were chosen based on their CGPA for the non-credit program, which has a lot to offer every step of the way. To ensure that they get the most out of the program, the participants were put through informative sessions before they set off to Singapore. They were then divided into smaller teams with a group leader and faculty coordinator for effective learning through a diverse range of activities planned for the program. From a session on ‘Innovation Management’ by Dr. Anand Govindaluri, CEO and Founding Director of Govin Academy Pte. Ltd, Singapore to academic visits to Microsoft Operation, Singapore, S.P. Jain School of Global Management; dynamic activities highlighted the program every day.
Innovation Management remained the overall theme of the program as students absorbed latest business practices and trends in different fields. They had a fruitful trip to the Singapore Stock Exchange, where they learned more about operations and functioning of one of the most exciting financial platforms in the world. Trips to Nanyang Business School and Nanyang Technological University gave them the opportunity to interact with and learn from globally experienced faculty members. They also benefited from their interactions with students from foreign business schools as they exchanged notes about shared and different experiences.
All through the week long program students were in the lap of luxury as they explored local culture and sites to the fullest. After all, Singapore is a city in the East that holds its own against any top Western powerhouse. From the best restaurants and cafes to popular sites like Marina Bay, Universal Studios, Sentosa Islands and more, students feasted on the local marvels and had a lot of fun on their trip as well. However as they visited each of the sites, students also realized why Singapore is a world class city. Through sessions on these sites, they learned firsthand how innovation plays a part in boosting the infrastructure and overall function of a place.
Taking a cue from these sessions, all 15 teams then had to work on projects that were part of the Certificate Course in Innovation Management. Marina Bay Sands, Universal Studios, Sentosa Islands and Singapore City Infra were the projects students worked on with great enthusiasm. At the end of the program, they also had to submit a report and a make a presentation of their findings. They were marked on different parameters and were judged for their presentation skills as well. Teams from Jaipuria, Lucknow bagged the top three prizes while one team from Jaipuria, Jaipur sneaked onto the podium as joined third prize winner.
The winning teams won gold plated pure silver medals with Jaipuria Emblem and Certificates of Excellence for each member of the team, with the first prize winning team getting Rs. 20,000 and the first runner up team taking home Rs. 10,000 as well. However all teams agreed that the experience they had was the true reward from the program. The winners were felicitated at the Women Entrepreneurship Forum held at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.