Professor Priti Bakhshi, one of the best-known experts in entrepreneurship training in the country and a core faculty member at Jaipuria Indore, has just concluded a prestigious consulting assignment with Goldman Sachs. Professor Bakhshi was mentoring women entrepreneurs during this assignment, and feels blessed to have made a positive impact on the lives of the women she was mentoring.
“There were six women entrepreneurs in and around Indore under this programme. The issues with each one were different – financial, operations-related issues and vocational issues, and these were not limited only to managerial problems,” says the professor as she talks about the experience. Professor Priti Bakhshi ensured that these women received over-all grooming in order to face the challenges of their chosen careers.
Professor Bakhshi, who has recently submitted her PhD thesis while carrying out her duties at Jaipuria Indore, has over 14 years of academic, consultancy and industrial experience. She is a certified teacher of “Entrepreneurship” and “Incubation Set Up” by the National Entrepreneurship Network, and is also trained to teach Business Simulation. She has worked with other B- Schools and organizations such as Grasim Industries and the IPS Academy, and her consultancy services have been of benefit to Goyal Consultants and Sayaji Hotels amongst others. IIT Bombay’s E-cell appointed her as a Mentor for ‘Eureka 50 Entrepreneurs’ and for ‘IndiaPreneurs’ by Indira Business School as well. She has numerous internationally acclaimed papers and publications to her name on the areas of micro-finance, women entrepreneur finance, clean development mechanism and Carbon Credit.
Professor Bakhshi, simply by virtue of bringing in these new avenues of management, is of immense value to Jaipuria Indore. Sometimes, the concepts she teaches are so novel that she has to practice immense patience in getting them across to her students at Jaipuria Indore. What helps is that she has an extremely calm way of communicating. Speaking of her methodology, she says, “I believe in creating an atmosphere that fosters the learning experience. Over any other quality, I prefer an environment where there is a two-way communication.”
Beyond classes in Jaipuria Indore, Professor Priti Bakhshi is actively involved with social work, opting to help the poor without making a public show of it. She believes that helping others without third party intervention always brings a smile to her face.
To her, the time spent at Jaipuria Indore has been an excellent learning experience, especially the digital campus. She feels that it keeps everybody on their toes, and with regular updating of the technology, the learning at Jaipuria Indore never stops, irrespective of whether you are faculty or a student.