Jaipuria School of Business: Unlocking the Potentialities of Students

The year was 1945 when the former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the Seth Anandram Jaipuria College in Kolkata. From then on, the Jaipuria family’s association in education began and till date, the historical legacy continues. The legacy of the Jaipuria Group of Institutions has always been enshrined in three words – “Empower, Enthuse, and Excel”.

With such wisdom, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Education Society established many exceptional institutions including Jaipuria Institute of Management and its premier institution Jaipuria School of Business (JSB).

JSB was set up to serve the industry by training students in PGDM courses. Nestled in the NCR within a verdant campus, the school offers a two-year full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Management. With such an ideal location and robust academic set up, the school imparts quality education with industry connections and collaborations to develop wholesome individuals.

Student-Oriented Infrastructure

The academic architecture at JSB is approved by the Academic Advisory Council. The Council has equal representation from Corporates and Academia at the level of CEO/Director/Professors from reputed Corporates and Institutes. They meet every year before the onset of a new academic session and ratify the syllabus and curriculum proposed by the faculty.

In an academic setting, incorporating technological learning, the school imparts quality education via flip classes and simulation-based lectures as an inherent part of the pedagogy. An illustration of such would be the Computer lab equipped with SPSS 25 to hone data analytical skills. Besides, the Wordsworth package, provides inputs to enhance language skills of the students. The Innovation Cell provides opportunities to develop business models leading to entrepreneurship.

For twenty-four-hour reference, students can come to the B-school’s library – The “Centre for Lifelong learning” (CFLL) – the nerve center for learning. It is equipped with tablets, 7000 texts and books and over 100 magazines/journals, including biographies, fiction, novels, and much more.

The air-conditioned classrooms, along with spacious seminar rooms and auditoriums, provide abundant space to students to unleash their creativity. Debates and group seminars are taken on most relevant and contemporary topics to unleash the thoughts and ideas concealed within the young minds. Such exercises also expose students to the world of public speaking. Thus, the campus in the NCR is an ideal location for students, academia, and industry to connect and collaborate.

Thoroughly Standardized Curriculum

Approved by AICTE, the institute offers a two-year full-time Post-Graduate Diploma in Management with opportunities for specialization in different functional streams. It divides the programme into six trimesters; each academic year comprising three terms of 32-34 weeks’ duration each. Students receive a quality education with each course being assigned weightage in terms of specific credits.

For Dual Specialization, the syllabi cater to each student where they undertake specialization out of the five streams, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management and Information Sciences.

To obtain dual specialization, students must take six papers in each area and bouquet of electives, which builds up their business acumen. The school also has a course on ‘Book Review’ and ‘Personal Growth Lab’ presented as a compulsory course in the first year to strengthen socio-emotional intelligence.

Going further, to keep students and teachers updated with the latest technological learning, the school has registered as a local chapter for NPTEL (National Programme for Technology Enhanced Learning). Consequently, it provides an environment for online learning under the SWAYAM platform of AICTE. Herein, students and teachers register every year for different programmes to gain industry-relevant competencies.

One such example is of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course Software) and how the school has incorporated technology into its robust teaching-learning system. Additionally, the faculty has also completed certification courses under MOOCs to upskill and upgrade as per the contemporary practice that advocates ‘learning by doing’.

The institute also offers an opportunity for a study trip abroad to selected meritorious students, giving them global exposure and enhancing their knowledge perspective. It is also in talks with several organizations for internship opportunities for its students abroad.

Curriculum Extensions

At JSB, a lot of emphasis is given on holistic and gainful learning experience. Hence in order to take the learning experience beyond the four walls of the campus, industrial visits are held for the students at least once in every trimester.

The facilities for indoor as well as outdoor sports help the student stay fit. Sports events are regularly held to enhance the physical fitness of students, thus helping them become mentally more alert.

Moreover, there is a cultural committee of students with faculty members acting as Mentors to tap the softer aspects of the students and help them grow as wholesome individuals. Theatres scripted on the basis of Management practices, nukkad natak, debating sessions on contemporary national as well as global issues, poetry sessions, ad-mad campaigns, and other cultural activities are duly encouraged in the institute.

Placements Done Right

At JSB, the Placement Cell engages with the industry and strives to expand the industry-academia interface. It regulates the careers of students right from their induction and orientation, summer internships, mid-term projects, till their final placements, and even beyond.

The school gives every student multiple opportunities to collaborate with corporates to attain first-hand knowledge and insights. JSB’s tie-ups with industry bodies such as FICCI, DMA, AIMA, UN Global Compact Network India and others provide a forum for student participation in the conferences, annual meets, and other events.

Further, recognizing the contemporary trends of corporates seeking students for short-duration live internships, JSB has paved a wonderful path for students to obtain more practical experience. Accordingly it has created pedagogies and evaluation system encouraging students for live internships. The students of JSB have obtained successful internships at ITC Ltd, Modi Naturals, Adani Wilmar, Dabur India, Future group, and many more. It also conducts industry visits in every trimester for students to have a first view of the industries. Not to miss, many of these internships get converted to PPOs (Pre-placement offers) which deepen the relationship with the institute and the intern.

For graduates, the school has a perfect 100% placement record in organizations across diverse sectors in distinct verticals. Examples of such would be BFSI, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Consultancy, MICE, Event Management, Research, and Start-ups, to name a few.

Some of the notable recruiters include Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Barclays, Cafe Coffee Day, Coca Cola, Bata India Ltd, IndiGo, Tata Capital Housing Finance, India Bulls, Dabur India Ltd, Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd, MakeMyTrip, Tommy Hilfiger, and many such distinguished names.

The structured approach to Placement Readiness is the cornerstone of the JSB’s accomplishments. It comprises one-to-one interaction with faculty, industry mentor, AI-based mentoring, social profiling, analytical test series, and intensive mock interviews with industry experts. The rigor of working with the corporate also facilitates identifying and analyzing career challenges in students’ chosen fields through specialization in different streams.

Industry Awards and Recognitions

Throughout JSB’s quest to impart quality education, it has been recognized for its commendable efforts by the external stakeholders. Consequently, it has been bestowed with many awards and accolades. Some of these include:

  • Best Institution for Academic Excellence in India by Asia Pacific Education & Technology Summit- 2019 (ASSOCHAM & Education Post)
  • Best B-School in National Excellence Leadership 2019 in Leadership & Innovation Summit by Integrated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi
  • Best Business School in NCR 2019 by Center for Education Growth and Research (CEGR), New Delhi

The Path Ahead

JSB is a school that focuses on developing the students’ character and rendering them to be trusted citizens of India. The school has drawn detailed plans to complete its mission.

For the future, students can foresee the inclusion of newer cultivated programs in the curriculum, bringing them the much-required experience with a scholastic environment. For continuing up to its aspiration as a Future Academy, the institute plans to incorporate the new technologies into its academic processes. It aims to strengthen the experiential education with live projects and internships with industry. The series of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and events round the year will also be enhanced.

For executive learning, the institute is concentrated on offering short-term certification courses to working executives, initiating associations for faculty exchange abroad, cooperating with international institutes of excellence for conferences/seminars and consistent engagement with industry. The campus has blended all the facilities that are recommended to instruct students, faculty, and executives for Industry 4.0.

Words of Trust

“The institute has various facilities to help you evolve as a student, from a well-stocked library to IT labs, management club activities and many co-curricular activities”- Mr. Siddhartha Charles Hussain, PGDM 2015-17

“I am really touched by the warmth accorded to me. Whatever I experienced in terms of academic rigor, infrastructure, and the learning environment was truly world-class”- Mr. Kamal Singh, ED and CEO, UN GCNI

You can learn more about the institute by visiting: www.jaipuria.edu.in/pgdm/

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