With the start of a new academic session, all four campuses of Jaipuria Institute of Management started up their 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 the other 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. 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.”, said Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Director General, Jaipuria Institute of Management.
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 all locations, 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 24thto 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 continued till the 5th of July.
During the 11-day programme students got 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. According to Dr. S.R. Musanna, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow online 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 addressed the orientation programme,
Mr. D.K. Garg, General Manager, Bank of Baroda gave the Inaugural Address, Justice Bhanwar Singh, Chairman- Judges Training Research Institute discussed, “Standards of conduct and etiquettes for students.” He talked about the necessity of discipline in one’s academic life. He said that students should preferably follow a proper dress-code and the use of cell-phones should be regulated in colleges. Justice D. K. Upadhyaya, Honorable Judge, High Court-Lucknow Bench shared his views on “Corporate Social Responsibility.” He disapproved of the government outsourcing its social responsibilities by instilling them in the corporate sector.
Mr. Ravindra Shukla, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Heidelberg Cement spoke on “Challenges faced by Management Graduates in the area of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Himanshu Manglik,- Head, Corporate Communications, Nestle India Ltd. spoke on “Skill Sets required for a successful career”.
Other speakers includes Mr. Sandeep Mohanty, AGM (HR), Amtek Auto, Mr. Vijendra Singh, Customer Care Associate & Unit Head, Shoppers Stop Limited, Mr. RuchirTiwari, Branch Manager, ITC-IBD Limited, Mr. Ved Krishna, MD, Yash Papers, Mr. Rajiv Agarwal, Principal Secretary-Housing & Urban development, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Padam Shree Dr. Mansoor Hasan, Director of Sahara Hospital, .Mr. Avnish Bhatnagar, VP & Regional Head (North) Franklin Templeton
Third in the league Jaipuria Jaipur organized its induction programme from June 30thto July 12th. During the 13-day session, students got to learn about the institute, gotan overview of the PGDM course.
Throughout the programme, there were session on Yoga, aerobics and dance, indoor sports, theatre workshops, cricket and panel discussions and spiritual learning.
One day after on July 1st, Indore campus startedits orientation programme with the registration, a medical check-up for students, and an institute tour and orientation session for parents.
The orientation cum induction programme continued upto July 13th, the programme featured introduction to the faculty, staff and facilities the institute offers.
The Chief Guest on thisoccasion was Mr. Dinesh Goel, a renowned entrepreneur. Mr. Goel stressed upon the importance of having values in life. He said that the students were the generation of the future and as such, they would need to take these two years of the PGDM programme very seriously. He also said that they would need to know their strengths and weaknesses, and work at building on their strengths. His message to the students was, “Build on your capabilities and draft a mission statement for yourself.”
Students learnt what industry expects from management graduates and get a chance to introduce themselves to their fellow students.
During the orientation students participated in various management games, ice-breaking games, and also were introduced 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.