A ten days’ Management Development Programme (MDP) saw officials of Land Commission from Bhutan at the Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur campus engaged in a robust “back-to-classroom” experience. MDPs are symbiotically enriching practices followed at B-schools where industry and academia meet to learn from the latest practices in the domain. With the fast changing dynamics of the world, Jaipuria Institute of Management completely respects and understands the importance of MDP sessions for making the world a better place to live in. The latest MDP in Jaipur campus signified just that!
The four campuses of Jaipuria Institute of Management- Jaipur, Indore, Noida and Lucknow are very well equipped in terms of hosting some of the most technology enabled MDP sessions across sectors and verticals. The latest one at the Jaipur campus had eminent personalities such as- Shri. A. P. Singh (Consultant in National Water Mission, Ministry of Water Resources), Dr. Shashi Jain, Agriculture Officer, Soil Health Card Scheme and Rasthriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and Dr. Sushila Yadav, Deputy Director, Watershed Development and Soil Conservation invited to address the participants at the MDP.
The programme started from June 20, 2018. Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management kick-started the inaugural session with a lecture on “Enhancing Leadership Skills” followed by Dr. Nidhi Vashishth, Chairperson and Head – MDP and Consultancy’s welcome speech for the participants.
The MDP focused on the combination of knowledge enhancement and skill development towards effective management and administration of different kinds of land. Scenario based practical sessions helped the participants learn and acquire new skills to effectively manage the nature of the land in context.
With Mr. A. P. Singh, participants got the opportunity to decode the importance of technology in land management. With the advent of various technological tools, it has become absolutely imperative for professionals to stay abreast with the advances in order to optimally benefit their organizations and endeavors. Mr. Singh’s speech revolved around-
- objective of land management,
- various classifications of lands,
- modern technology of land survey,
- the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, its application in Survey and management of lands,
- application of GIS on land management
- use of simple and improvised instruments in watershed management, and
- trans-boundary land administration and management.
Dr. Shashi Jain and Dr. Sushila Yadav took sessions based on the Remote sensing technology. They delved into the management of biodiversity and management of wetland through remote sensing techniques.
Participants took periodic breaks and were given the opportunity to explore the pink city of India, its culture and its food and they returned to classroom with interesting games and business simulations awaiting them. This “fun and work approach” enabled them to stay on top of their learning experience throughout the MDP.
In one of the classes, Dr. Anurag Singh reflected upon qualities of a professional and laid the foundation towards developing skills for becoming an effective individual operating within the domain of Land management and conservation.
The session on- Effective communication skills and enhancing interpersonal skills was conducted by Dr. Daneshwar Sharma and was quite a hit during the MDP. Dr. Prashant Sharma trained the participants on Effective Management by Advanced Ms Excel. While Dr. Swati Soni delivered a session on understanding client care for enhancing professionalism and talked elaborately around qualities of good client care representative, Dr. Sheenu Jain conducted session on records management, classification, recording systems and archiving.
MDPs at Jaipuria Institue of Management are designed with the objective to teach participants to think beyond their own disciplines and lead in ways that support larger institutional objectives.