JKLU and its contribution to management education in Rajasthan

Guided by the vision of noted philanthropist industrialist Lala Lakshmipat Singhania, JK Lakshmipat University was set up in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, in the year 2011. According to Lala Lakshmipat Singhania, higher learning and management skills are essential for Indian industry and economy to grow and compete globally. JK Lakshmipat University is built on the pillars of quality education, social service, commitment, dedication, Indian values through design and delivery of innovative and need based training programmes.

Under the visionary leadership of eminent and legendary personalities like Shri Bharat Hari Singhania (Chancellor, JKLU), Dr. Raghupati Singhania (Pro Chancellor JKLU, and winner of the famous TIA Hall of Fame 2015) and Dr. Roshan Lal Raina (Vice Chancellor JKLU; Ex-Professor IIM Lucknow, and a well-respected management thought leader) the university has attained such a stature that the quality of JKLU education system needs no promotion. As a recognition of the excellent quality of education and work done by JKLU, it has been felicitated with distinguished awards and honours such as ‘Indian Education Excellence Award 2012’, ‘Education Excellence Award 2013’, ‘Global Education Excellence Award 2013’, ‘South Asian Academy Award 2013’, ‘Quality initiative Mission Education Leadership Award 2013’, and ‘Best University for Academic Excellence in India’, Award 2015.

Institute of Management at JKLU under the eminent guidance of Dr. S.K. Majumdar (PGDM IIM-B, MSC LSE, London, MPhil Imperial College, London, and PhD IIT-Delhi) is one of the top institutes impacting management education and practices in India. The Institute of Management offers various programmes in management comprising of MBA, BBA+MBA (5 Years) Integrated Dual Degree Programme, B. Com + MBA (5 Years) Integrated Dual Degree Programme and Ph. D. The programmes offered by the Institute of Management provide specialization in streams like Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, International Business, Information Technology, and Operations Management. The institute also offers value added credit courses like soft skills, Integrated Case Analysis & Simulation Exercises.

Apart from the above mentioned courses, Summer Training and Major Research Projects undertaken by the students as a part of the MBA curriculum provides them opportunities to apply managerial theories and concepts in real life business scenarios.

Highly qualified, experienced and committed faculty members of the Institute focuses on making students learn management concepts through skill based, industry and job oriented pedagogical methods like real-life case studies, role-plays, team projects, discussions, audio-visual clippings and field projects. These pedagogical methods help in creating real life scenarios in the class which enhances knowledge and skills thereby enabling budding managers to handle professional life challenges. The institute regularly organizes National and International conferences, academic seminars, colloquiums, workshops and symposiums in various domains of management. These events provide an opportunity for the students to not only interact with and learn from renowned industrialists, politicians, bureaucrats, media persons, academicians, consultants and practitioners from all walk of life’s but also develop the organizing, team management and project handling skills.

Institute of Management at JKLU is one of the best management institutes in Rajasthan because of its industry relevant curriculum, innovative pedagogy and activity driven atmosphere and is creating a mark on the development of management teaching practices in India. As an outcome of the industry’s appreciation of its students, the institute has witnessed 100 percent placement since its inception. The placement record shows that the students graduating from the Institute of Management are readily accepted by the industry and the institute is successfully mentoring its students for developing managers with diverse perspectives capable of providing solutions to real world business situations both locally and globally.

About the Author:

Dr. Anupam SaxenaDr. 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.