JK Business School: Nurturing the Business Managers and Leaders of Tomorrow
JK Business School

JK Business School (JKBS) is a member of the JK organization (one of India’s leading private sector groups) with a record of contributing to Indian businesses through various educational institutes and initiatives. Located in Gurugram, Haryana, JKBS was set up in 2006 on a sprawling 10 acres of lush green campus located in the corporate hub of Gurugram.

The core pedagogy involves hands-on experience by manoeuvring case studies, applications based on real industry data, live projects and extensive corporate connect. Students are offered experiential learning by veterans from the industry through leadership talk series and being situated in Gurugram it provides various opportunities. The major USP (unique selling point) of JKBS which sets it apart from other private business schools in India is that it is an industry anchored B-School with a unique learning Tri- Edge philosophy that focuses on Tech Savvy curriculum, Strong industry connect and Learning beyond academics.

“JKBS is an industry amchored business school that focuses on innovation and global orientation while also training students to be socially and environmentally conscious citizens”

JKBS was set up amid the emergence and proliferation of IT and modern business models. The organizations need to constantly evolve, innovate, and modify systems for effectively scanning the environment to grow and sustain the business, devise action plans to attract and retain people and make it work. JKBS works to educate potential business leaders and make them capable of responding to the challenges of the modern day businesses.

Headed by a well-known management educator, (Prof) Dr Sanjiv Marwah, Director, who has held leadership positions in academics and corporate since the last three decades, is able to turn around a commendable pool of industry-ready candidates with his team of administrators and educators.

Vision:

To be a globally recognised, socially righteous, environment friendly, trusted, and innovative institution of excellence.

Mission:

  1. To be a trusted institute for developing socially and environmentally sensitive managers.
  2. To establish a technology adept environment for facing the dynamic industry.
  3. To develop managers with global vision for business.
  4. To nurture change leaders.

Values of JKBS

  • Delivering Excellence– From quality education to promising career opportunities, JKBS’s focus is to deliver excellent results.
  • Promoting Creativity– Strive to be a platform to learn, ideate and innovate. Creativity is at the core of JKBS’s conduct.
  • Taking Responsibility– Stand high-spirited in words and actions, to make all the ends meet with utmost vigour and responsibility.
  • Practicing Honesty– Instil trust by being transparent and honest in their communication, operations, and approach.

Noteworthy Achievements

  • JK Business School is ranked #7 among India’s Top 10 private higher education institutions for Best AcademiaIndustry Alliance in the ‘Education World India Higher Education Grand Jury Awards 2020-21’.
  • JKBS ranked 23rd in Top Private B-Schools in India by Education World Ranking.
  • Top 10 Best Global Institutes for Marketing Programs- The Knowledge Review.
  • JKBS has been awarded ‘Asia’s Top Industry Anchored Business School’ by ASSOCHAM.
  • Top 38 Private Business Schools- Business World Ranking. Third rank – Top B-Schools of Eminence, GHRDC- CSR Ranking.
  • Recently JKBS bagged an award for Outstanding B-School with Best Infrastructure in Elets 17th World Education Summit.
  • JKBS has been ranked 11th in Top BBA Colleges in India and fifth in the northern region by the global human resource development centre (GHRDC) 2020.

Enthralling Infrastructure

The college is spread over a pristine environment of over 10 acres with impressively constructed buildings, with separate hostels for resident male and female scholars within the premises. The spacious air conditioned classrooms have state-of-the-art facilities with an amphitheatre seating arrangement for live teaching. An auditorium with seating capacity of upto 400 is also available for larger functions. A well-equipped IT lab with latest hardware and software is available with 60 seats at any one time. The campus has 24- hour WIFI facility.

Located away from the hustle and bustle of township, the college has external and internal sports facilities besides a well-equipped gym, walking track, playing grounds surrounded by an array of fruit trees and flowers, make the environment very serene and conducive for learning.

Academia

JKBS curriculum is designed based on the guidelines provided by AICTE. Inputs are received from academic experts and industry professionals for modification and upgradation of the same on a regular basis, keeping into consideration the industry requirements. The courses span across all the knowledge domains of business studies such as marketing, human resources, finance, supply chain and logistics, analytics. The curriculum balances equitably the hard and soft skills necessary to transform a student into a smart, efficient, and responsible manager.

Student Development

The overall growth of the students in JK Business School starts right from the admission process. A selective admission policy that demands compulsory CAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA/ XAT/GMAT and their equivalent score; personal interview, assessment through management simulation game and writing ability test ensures that students get into the flavour of management right from beginning. The management ensures that three types of diversity is formed in every batch such as: gender diversity; diversity in education background; regional diversity.

A well designed and industry-oriented curriculum ensures the holistic learning of students in all domains. The serene and green campus adds to a ‘Gurukul’ kind of learning with residential campus. The students are completely paced with stipend by the college for summer internship as per their choice.

As part of their curriculum, students have regular interaction and training sessions with alumni, faculty, and external trainers for group discussion, personal interview preparation, aptitude assessment, resume writing, video resumes and much more.

JK Legacy: Backed by over 135+ years of business legacy and experience of the pioneer JK Group, JKBS is an industry anchored business school that focuses on innovation and global orientation while also training 03 MM | 2021 students to be socially and environmentally conscious citizens.

Tech Integration: JK Business School has been one of the pioneer institutes in India to adopt blended learning in the classrooms. There is active faculty participation and guidance for students to complete MOOC courses. JKBS allows students to get up to 20% credits through MOOC courses.

Diversity: JKBS has always tried to boost diversity in regional representation, work experience and graduate education streams. It has made the learning experience more enriching for the students. Students learn to get along with people from different backgrounds, understand and appreciate differences. These skills help the budding managers navigate workplace relationships when they enter the corporate world.

Academia-Corporate Blend: The encapsulated corporate-academia blend has enabled students to brace themselves for future challenges by experiencing the real-world scenarios in their controlled classroom environment. The school also prepares the students to adapt to the rigorous corporate culture. Inquisitiveness and risk-taking abilities are two important attributes JKBS tries to instil in them.

Faculty: Faculty drawn from best academic places like Ivy league business schools, triple crowned institutes and premium institutes of India and global industries are highly qualified and experienced researchers and academicians. The faculty in addition to contributing to professional growth of students provide excellent mentorship for overall personal growth of the students.

Placement

The JKBS corporate patronage is a pool of 80+ companies which regularly visit the campus for live projects, summer internship programs and final placements. To this end, JKBS provides placement assistance to its students through the corporate resource centre department where there is a dedicated team that takes care of finding the right job opportunity for each student. Highest domestic package in 2020 – Rs16 lakh, and highest international package 2020 –Rs 24 lakh.

Aspiring for a Better Future

In the best interest of their students and the educational approach, JKBS has outlined a few strategically oriented plans, which are as follows:

  • Tie up with the industry to launch more skill-based courses which can prepare students for future jobs. • Updating digital marketing and business analytics curriculum in involvement with industry and government bodies.
  • Introducing more courses in fintech, financial engineering, sustainable management to prepare students for global careers.
  • Tie up with Ivy league business schools to launch programs for management students and aspirants.
  • Exposure to students through real-time live projects in association with industry professionals.
  • More and more focus on FinTech workshops, MDPs and certification workshops.

A VETERAN LEADER

Noted academician and recipient of Rashtriya Gaurav Shiksha Puraskar (2014), Dr Sanjiv Marwah is an industry-veteran-turned-academician and is widely respected in the society for his ability to bridge the skill gap between industry and academia. He has held leadership positions in academics and corporate since the last three decades. He is an expert in ‘strategic management and customer retention’.

Dr Marwah joined the JK Organisation to lead JK Business School as Director in January 2015. Under his tenure, the college has won much recognition like: Top 23 Private B-Schools in India (EW Ranking 2020), Best B-School in India (IIRF) 2019, CSR Top Institute of India 2019, and many others.

He is an MBA and PhD in customer relationship in management. He is also the recipient of Rashtriya Gaurav Sammaan- 2015, Academic Leader of the Year -2016 and Leader in Asia with Global Vision and Outlook -2019.

“JKBS has taken a streamlined approach with its unique Triede pedagogy. The core pedagogy of JKBS involves hands-on-experience by maneuvering case studies, applications based on real industry data, live projects and extensive corporate connect. Our lessons are based on the critical link between real-life issues and research-based education. JKBS have taken a streamlined approach with Triede mission statement – that focusses on Tech Savvy curriculum, Strong industry connect and Learning beyond academics in order to nurture Business Managers and Leaders of Tommorow”

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