In the last few years, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida has cemented its place as one of the top B Schools in North India. Stunning placement record, strong faculty and alumni pool are just some of the factors behind its meteoric rise. It has been keeping no stone unturned in its endeavor to evolve continuously so that its students keep up with the latest industry demands. And now the B School aims to explore new territories with its new Director, Dr. Dayanand Pandey set on building even stronger global connect than before. With certification programs from London and Switzerland under his belt and teaching stints in India as well as Dubai, he has focused in helping the B School achieve his global ambitions. We find out about his plans in this interview.
A Cutting-edge curriculum for industry ready students cannot be under estimated
Dr. Pandey brings over two decades of experience in industry and academia to Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida. He has seen rapid changes in the industry first hand, especially as the professor of Finance. He believes that if the curriculum doesn’t imbibe the changes, students would be at a serious disadvantage. “As the Director I would like to see how our curriculum can reflect the paradigm changes in the industry. I would also like the curriculum to have a global connect because then we will be able to do students’ profile the justice it truly deserves,” he says strongly.
Strengthening the faculty pool stands among Dr. Pandey’s top to-dos
At Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida Dr. Pandey wants to continue teaching students sharing his experience with them. He realizes the importance of having a strong faculty team to help the B School achieve its goals. While he reminds us that with around 40 faculty members for about 600 students, the faculty team remains strong, he wants to keep enhancing it continuously. “I am trying to create more space for research faculty as it will add to the intellectual base of the institute. Hiring will be a continuous process and I will keep building this valuable resource of the B School,” he adds.
Expect global expansion by leaps ad bounds
Having worked in different countries and global environments, Dr. Pandey is aware that today’s managers should be able to work in multicultural setups. With student and faculty exchange programs, getting International corporate professionals on the campus, he wants to realize the global vision. “I want to make sure that Jaipuria, Noida is connected with best corporate companies and campuses all over the world. I want the results to show in student intake and placements as well. While our placement record is excellent, it will be good to see more foreign recruiters. So I will look to tap into markets like Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong,” he reveals.
A major emphasis on holistic growth
Dr. Pandey strongly believes that having in-depth knowledge of a subject can’t be the only value addition to managers of tomorrow. They need to be strong personalities, who can express themselves in the best possible way. He plans to launch more initiatives for overall growth of students. “I will always encourage my students to participate in various kinds of activities like debates, case studies, music, sports, drama and more. At the same time I want to imbibe values into the students because I think success without ethics can be hollow. One has to look at the long term roadmap for future managers,” he adds thoughtfully.
And that’s something Dr. Pandey definitely seems to have in place. He believes in giving freedom to his faculty members and students, who will be encouraged to walk in for meetings with him whenever needed. With his experience, global vision and the open door policy for feedback he will undoubtedly be opening new doors of success for Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida.