July 2, 2013, Indore: A renowned name in management education, Jaipuria Institute of Management, is welcoming its third batch of students for the PGDM 2013-15 batch. Jaipuria Indore held a grand induction and orientation programme to mark the start of a brand new academic year. The institute has a legacy of over 68 years in education and over 17 years in management education, with campuses spread across Lucknow, Noida, Jaipur and the youngest of the four campuses, Indore. Established in 2010, Jaipuria Indore has waved the banner of success in the first academic year itself by achieving 100% placement for its summer internships. It is noteworthy that after the IIMs, it is also perhaps the only institute in Central India to be fully residential. Along with providing education of the highest order, the institute has a unique industry mentorship live consulting project, CHISEL, which empowers students to be decision-makers and gives them a chance at direct interactions with corporate big-wigs while they are still students. The main objective of the fortnight-long programme, being held from July 1st to July 13th, 2013, was to understand students’ expectations, their roles with regard to the didactic learning process, familiarise them with other aspects of everyday needs – both academic and administrative – and introduce them to various processes and systems at Jaipuria Indore.
Briefing the gathering at the inaugural session, the Director of the Institute, Dr. J. P. Upadhyay, said that the purpose of the induction programme was to introduce students to the various resources available at the institute. He also said that the PDM mainly focuses on two verticals – for one, it gives overall insight into the business and for another it builds leadership qualities in individuals, which in turn help in the management of people and resources. He suggested that students should work with an attitude of learning and transformation, for which he recommended that the individual should discover his/her passion early in life. Lastly, he said that the biggest strength of MBAs was that they were more confident than other degree holders, but he also added that confidence without competency is like a life without any aim.
Dr. J. K. Mishra, Asst. Dean Academics, gave an overview of the 13-day induction programme, where students would be exposed to various facets of life, from management to spirituality. He emphasised that students were important stake holders in the teaching-learning process and said that they were the torch bearers for their future along with the institute.
The Chief Guest for the occasion 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.”
The Guest of Honour for the occasion was Maj. Gen. V. S. Karnik (Retd.), who emphasised that students should be goal-oriented and be determined to excel in whichever field they choose. The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Dr. Nitin Merh, Asst. Dean Student Affairs.
The Induction Ceremony was an emotional moment for the family members of the students, as their loved ones were beginning their journey into the challenging yet gratifying area of Management.