With the start of a new B-school year on the horizon, all four locations of Jaipuria Institute of Management are set to hold orientation sessions for the class of 2013-2015.
But before the formal orientation programme got underway, Jaipuria kick-started the process by holding two webinar sessions, one for parents and one for students, to give them all an introduction to the institute. The student webinar was held on the 11th of June from 4-5 p.m., and the parent webinar was held on June 16th at the same time.
“We understand that the process of selecting an institution and supporting a student through college is a daunting task,” said the institute in a release. “Jaipuria Institute of Management is here to support you in this important role.Not only do we offer specific one-on-one support through our email, we also provide webinars as an opportunity to further understand collegiate challenges and the value of strong family support so that your ward may develop into a professional, independent and well-rounded graduate.”
Also in preparation for the formal orientation programme, Jaipuria held a Faculty Development Programme at the Noida campus from June 16th-22nd, with faculty from all four locations getting together with experts from academia and industry for a brainstorming session.
Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice-Chairman of the institutes, cited the importance of such academic gatherings and said, “An FDP is a time when the entire faculty think-tank gets together to align itself to new methods of teaching and the latest pedagogical tools that have been introduced in the B-school environment. This ensures that across alllocations, our faculty members are on same wavelength. The combined workshop is targeted at academic excellence.”
First off the mark was Jaipuria’s Noida campus, with its orientation having started on June 24th and slated to run through till the 6th of July. Each day of the programme features something different, including Yoga and meditation, sports, dramatics, an alumni interaction and open house, and an orientation session by the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN).
Next up was Lucknow campus, whose orientation and preparatory course started on June 25th with student registration, and which will continue till the 5thof July.
During the 11-day programme students will get a chance to meet and interact with staff, learn about the relevance of various courses and the opportunities they offer, take advantage of remedial classes being offered in various areas and understand what will be expected of them as students.
Jaipuria Lucknow used social media as the platform to start its orientation programme and to ensure that new students got off to the best possible start, assigned each freshman a senior student and faculty mentor.Accroding to Dr. S.R. Musanna, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknowonline mentor ship programme was highly appreciated and is an industry innovation. This initiative was taken in order to make the incoming batch of 2013-2015 feel at ease and at home.
A host of prominent guest lecturers are also scheduled to speak, including Justice D. K. Upadhyaya of the High Court, Lucknow; Honourable Justice Bhanwar Singh of the Judges Training Institute; HimanshuManglik, Head of Corporate Communication for Nestle India Ltd. and D. K. Garg, General Manager of the Bank of Baroda.
Jaipur campus will kick off its induction programme on June 30th and it is slated to run through July 12th. During the 13-day session, students will get to learn all there is to know about the institute, get an overview of the PGDM course, join in ice-breaking games through the Student Outbound Orientation Programme and get some hands-on experience of working with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
Throughout the programme, there will be also sessions featuring Yoga, aerobics and dance, indoor sports, theatre workshops, cricket and panel discussions.
On July 1st, Indore campus will start its orientation programme with the registration, a medical check-up for students, and an institute tour and orientation session for parents.
Slated to run through July 13th, the programme will feature an introduction to the faculty, staff and facilities the institute offers. Students will learn what industry expects from management graduates and get a chance to introduce themselves to their fellow students.
Students will participate in management games, ice-breaking games, get introductions to the various courses and participate in study group discussions.
There will also be a sports meet, a concert, team-building activities and visits to the city of Indore, so students will be familiar with the place they will call home for the next two years.