JBIMS: Developing Admirable Future Leaders with Best Business Acumen

“The institute envisions developing competent high caliber management students for efficient running/functioning of Indian business and industry.”

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) believes that proper managerial perspective, search of excellence and efficient managerial action is possible. This has been the mission of JBIMS in its outlook and in launching various educational/research/development activities for advancement of management education. Some of the prominent programs offered by the institute are MMS, MFM, MMM, MIM MHRDM, M.Sc. Finance. Some of the notable accreditations of the institutes include AICTE, UGC & NAAC ‘A’ grade.

Founded in the year 1965 with the astonishing/excellent infrastructural facilities, JBIMS has total build-up area of around 52280 sq. ft. and total number of 22 classrooms. Also, the institute holds a massive library which consists of nearly 505666 books in it. The library includes some of the subscribed National and International Journals. The Institute has full-time faculty in the core management disciplines and the functional areas of management. There are 7 full time faculties and 60 visiting faculties.

Bigwigs of JBIMS

Analogous to a well-known phrase ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’, the legacy of JBIMS cannot be attributed to a single person. It’s a result of concomitant efforts of various individuals with zeal to create something bigger for societal good. It all started with the beloved Dr. Kalyan S. Basu, who ‘crossed the street’ from Hindustan Lever (ex-Vice President) to the Founder and Director of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He constantly manifested his profound love and concern for youngsters, and also, his undying passion for management education as a vital resource for India’s progress. His zealous initiative behind starting an institute for the national progress has inspired multiple generations of students and faculty alike and it still continues to do so.

Integrity and smoothness of this mechanism is what gives JBIMS its shine. Maintaining those values isn’t a small task and it had been performed relentlessly, time and again by the institute’s directors. Reins are handed over to a new director in every 3 years, who are sharing the same vision and zeal as late Dr. K. S. Basu, drives the legacy forward to the new heights. Currently, Dr. Kavita Laghate, holds the position of Director at JBIMS, who has been associated with the institute since past 13 years.

Dr. Kavita has played an instrumental role in acquiring an autonomous status for the institute leading the initiative from front. She incorporated the MSc. Finance course which is the first of its kind in India. She has also worked towards enhancing alumni connect and has initiated plan for the new state-of-the-art campus and plans to implement the initiative in near future.

Career Opportunities and Exposures

Besides the regular curriculum, the students are also involved in co-curricular activities like inter business school competitions, research projects conducted by the institute and are constantly interacting with the industry, thus strengthening their practical orientation and developing themselves into future business managers. The events, such as Enactus—building a better tomorrow, E-Confluence, International Research Conference, Strategym, Prayaag, Pratyaksha, Prabhav are organized by the institute. Also, it arranges guest lectures, which are a quick and highly effective form of getting students up to the pace with corporate culture, challenges and developments. Students of JBIMS actively participate in various corporate competitions, where they go with top ‘B’ school students across the country. In many of the competitions, the students have proved their mettle.

Apart from the mentioned activities, whole host of recruiters from various sectors such as BFSI & IB, FMCG & Pharmaceuticals, Conglomerates, Manufacturing & Automobile, Technology & others, visit the institute for recruiting for summer and executive placements. Highly respected organizations such as Capgemini, TCS, Vodafone, Wipro, L&T, Maruti Suzuki, and many more extensively participate in the placement drive.

Accomplished Alumnus

JBIMS calls its visiting faculty and its alumni as a second pillar that upholds the institute. Those individuals share same passion for management education and share their valuable knowledge and rich experience with the students. In this way, the institute is effortlessly bridging the gap between academic learning’s and real world applications.

Some of the renowned accomplished alumni are: Ajay Piramal, from the batch of 1977, is currently a chairman of Piramal Group and Shriram Group. Chanda Kochhar, from the batch of 1984, is a Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank. Harish Manwani, from the batch of 1976, is a Non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Ltd and Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Nitin Paranjape, from the batch of 1987, has been appointed as Global Head for Foods Division of HUL’s parent company, Unilever Limited. Uday Kotat, from the batch of 1982, is the founder MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra.

Words of Trust

Some call it hectic, some call it harsh but it is something more than that. It is real and more lifelike than one can imagine! Nobody will give you a manual for life and say, “This is how it is done.”Jayesh Bohra, Cipla

‘Getting out of your comfort zone’ – that’s what this college inculcates in you, on a personal front, this college has pushed me to my limits and then pushed me some more. Ipsita Bhattacharya, HSBC

Spending two years at JBIMS is a cherished gift. It taught me to dream big and equipped me with the capabilities to achieve them. The CEO Factory absolutely lives up to the hype! –Aniket Tanawade, Samsung

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