Since past decade, there has been a rapid change in the way global economy and business organisations have evolved. Thomas Friedman in his book “The World is Flat” suggested that today the rate of change in all aspects is much different than it was in the past. On one hand, world is becoming flat at a warp speed and the economic cycles are getting shorter thus posing newer challenges while on the other hand these changes are providing immense growth opportunities. In such a situation it is just a question of identifying opportunities and harnessing them. In this changing scenario, Institute of Management at JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur (JKLU) established by JK group has emerged as one of the leaders in providing management education.
Under the esteemed guidance of highly eminent individuals like Shri Bharat Hari Singhania (Chancellor JKLU and President of the JK Organisation), Dr. Raghupati Singhania (Pro Chancellor JKLU, Vice Chairman & Managing Director of JK Tyre and winner of the famous TIA Hall of Fame 2015), and Dr. Roshan Lal Raina (Vice Chancellor JKLU and former Professor of IIM Lucknow) the higher quality of JKLU education system needs no promotion. The visionary leadership at JKLU generates a feeling of belongingness amongst students, faculty and staff making the environment extremely comfortable for young minds to focus on learning and experimenting with newer paradigms of management education and practice.
Being supported by the top industrial group, JKLU provides a great amalgamation of class based and action oriented learning. At the heart of JKLU is the desire to contribute towards the betterment of society by identifying and nurturing hidden talents, such as identifying students from rural background, mentoring and training them to be a part of the highly globalized corporate world. For uncovering the hidden talents of students, the JKLU organizes many co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, such as ‘SABRANG- Tech- Management Fest’, ‘Spardha- Annual Sports Meet’, ‘Fresher’s – Welcoming the new batch’ and ‘Farewell- to the outgoing batches’ etc. For developing entrepreneurial and leadership qualities amongst the students, JKLU has an Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) for supporting students financially and academically to learn and discover the nitty-gritties of the corporate and start-up organizations through practical exposure.
The various programmes at JKLU, having strong corporate interface are delivered by esteemed faculty members recruited from the top academic institutes of the county. The faculty members treat students as their family members and mentor them for developing managers with diverse perspectives capable of providing solutions to real world business situations related to the grass root development, growth, and globalization. In order to promote interaction between industry, education, and research on a regular basis seminars, guest lectures, field trips, industry visits are organized. During these sessions, students are encouraged to interact with corporate and social sector leaders for motivating them to develop a vision for their life and for taking concrete actions for achieving it. This helps in holistic development of the students who are the brand ambassadors of the University in the corporate world.
The beautiful and lush green JKLU campus is designed and maintained in such a way that it not only supports healthy learning environment but also good physical health through a well-equipped gymnasium and best sports facilities for both indoor as well as outdoor sports. Overall, JKLU stimulates and facilitates the budding managers in identifying and harnessing their full growth potential.
About the Author:
Dr. Anupam Saxena has done FPM from MDI Gurgaon and currently working as Associate Professor in OM area at Institute of Management in JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur. Before joining JK Lakshmipat University he has worked as Associate Professor at LBSIM, Delhi. His teaching¸ and research interests are focused on global sourcing, sustainability and in assessing the business value of Information systems.