Please share the vision and mission of JIMS?

JIMS was established with a vision to promote academic excellence and quality education in management and information technology to prepare students for the workforce diversity of the Global Workplace. The institute strives for building quality professionals, who are committed and self-motivated with specific skills, bearing in mind, expressed and implied needs of students, society and industry.

Our mission is to develop the next generation of high quality management and Information Technology professionals to cater to the needs of the Industry. We aim at providing facilities for the students to achieve academic excellence for employability as world class managers and entrepreneurs.

Why should a student select JIMS as the destination of choice?

We have created a niche in 20 years in the fields of Management and Information Technology. Our pedagogies are unique and accepted by the industry. Our students explore ample opportunities of learning with us, which prepares them to face the industry challenges and meet corporate expectations. We understand that management education is ever-changing and ever-evolving. On these lines, we focus and frequently interact with the industry to know our employer’s expectations. This has enabled repeated arrival of companies for campus recruitments year after year. We strive to train our students accordingly. Apart from the standard curriculum, we lay a lot of emphasis on imparting specific skill in accordance with the industry and business needs. We welcome all students to join us with high spirit, right focus and vision to excel.

How do you view the level of higher education in India?

India’s higher education system is the third largest in the world, next to the United States and China. Indian higher education is in need of radical reforms. A focus on enforcing higher standards of transparency, strengthening education, and professionalism of the sector through stronger institutional responsibility would help in reprioritising efforts and working around the complexities. India has now emerged as a major supplier of workforce in the coming decade. This would be possible only when our workforce undergoes appropriate training and acquires requisite skills.

What are the key highlights of your management curriculum?

Our institute is focused on professional studies at the Post- Graduate level with a view to channelise the enormous talent pool in the country. We offer Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) (two year - Full Time and three year - Part Time). PGDM Programme is renowned for its extensive and in depth coverage of core and specialised courses, creating innovation and entrepreneurial qualities. The Programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India and accredited from National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for excellence in quality education. PGDM has also been granted equivalence to MBA degree by Association of Indian Universities (AIU). In our PGDM programme, we offer specialisations in Marketing, Finance, Human Resource and Operations spanning over two years; it is designed to provide students with first-hand experience of corporate culture.

We believe that there is no single and universal approach that suits all situations. Therefore, our faculty members use an array of teaching methodologies using different combinations with different group of students, thereby improving the learning experience.

Industry gap is a big issue for Indian graduates. What is your opinion?

Indian education system has increased the number of management schools in India, including engineering college. There is a disconnection between the skills and aptitude of majority of graduates and the needs of industry. Further, universities and educational institutions have been unable to update their syllabi as per the high speed changes taking place in the world. Hence, students churned out are not equipped to meet the requirements of the industry. Besides the technological aspect in industries, it also evaluates competencies ranging from soft skills, team building, overall attitude and values. The solution to this is to partnering companies with colleges over their specific requirements to bridge the gap.

Will government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign help in increasing employment opportunities?

‘Make in India’ is essentially a project to encourage domestic manufacturing to boost job creation and skill enhancement by facilitating investment and fostering innovation. For ‘Make in India’, there has to be synchronisation between the objectives of the government, academic world, industry and job seekers for ensuring that industry specific skills are imparted. We all should focus on quality education, and not just skill development. In the emerging economy, people will need to continuously learn new skills to meet the economy’s changing requirements.

Shed some light on your policy of providing funds to your students for their start-ups.

Our organisation UDGAM has been evolved, just in vision with our government’s initiatives and Start-up India plans. Our incubation centre aims to encourage students to come up with unique ideas and grow their business. UDGAM also helps to guide students on the feasibility of the projects and also provides them with the facilities that are necessary for starting a business such as office space, marketing of their ideas, proper networking, logistics , mentoring, recruitment and capital funding.

Please tell us about the other Key engagements and future policies of your Institute?

Along with Education Society, Jagan Institute of Management Studies also takes CSR initiative. Karmarth is an attempt to bridge the Education-Employability Gap and create talent pool among the underprivileged sections of society. Karmarth provides vocational training in various industry sectors such as Telecommunication, Beauty Culture, Designing, Photography, etc. Over the last 20 years, this Society has gradually set up various educational institutions:

1. Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini;

2. Jagannath University, Jaipur;

3. Jagannath University, NCR;

4. Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji;

5. Jagannath International Management School, Vasant Kunj;

6. Jagannath Gupta Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur;

7. Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Jaipur;

8. JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus, Greater Noida.

To make our education society more effective and efficient, we are going to improve the quality and international accreditation by realigning the programs delivery in line with the industry requirement.

 

Mr Manish Gupta, Chairperson of Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) and Chancellor at Jagan Nath University, Bahadurgarh

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