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Corporate Interface-Financial Services - JIM Lucknow

Posted on 17th-Jan-2020

Corporate Interface Session was organized at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow on 14th January 2020 for PGDM (Financial Services) 2019-21. The speaker for the first half of the session was Mr. Ashafaque Ahamed (2005-07 Batch).  He was welcomed by Prof. Reena Agarwal and was presented with a green certificate.


The session was delivered by an alumnus Mr. Ashafaque Ahamed (2005-07 Batch), AVPO, IndusInd Bank. He was welcomed by Prof. Reena Agarwal with a green certificate. He began the session by narrating his real life experience in the banking sector. He asserted on having a good knowledge and courteousness for seniors to survive in the corporate world. Mr. Ahmad gave valuable insights about the banking industry and urged the students to undertake a few good certifications to enrich their CVs.


He answered to the students various queries and was felicitated with a memento at the end of the session.

Guest Session in “Corporate Interface- Retail Management” - JIM Lucknow

Posted on 17th-Jan-2020

On 14th January 2020, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow organized Corporate Interface session for the students who opted Retail Management as an elective to study it in detail and grow in this particular field. A total of three sessions were arranged wherein three different delegates from different retail sector came to address the students. These sessions were held under the guidance of Prof. Shalini Singh. Also, a green certificate was given by Prof. Shalini Singh.  


The session was taken up by the alumnus of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow and Regional Head of Titan, Mr. Gurpreet Singh. He commenced the session by asking the students what queries they have regarding the retail sector because he wanted the session to be interactive.


Further, students asked about, what qualities they look in an individual while hiring them to which he answered that it depends upon the field he/she is being evaluated and also the individual should have good convincing power.


Towards the end he told the students ‘curiosity kills the cat but curiosity helps to know about the new aspects’. He also told the students to dive into the product because ‘if you cannot demonstrate you cannot sell’.


Towards the end of every session the vote of thanks was given by Professor Shalini Singh and the delegates were facilitated with a memento.


Guest Session in “Talent Acquisition” - JIM Lucknow

Posted on 04th-Jan-2020

On 29th December, 2019 a guest session was organized for the second-year students of human resource management. The guest speaker was Ms. Pragya TrivediDirector-Executive Talent Acquisition, South Asia for Kantar. Ms. Pragya is also an alumina of batch 2000-2002. The session was conducted under the guidance of Prof. Pallavi Srivastava, instructor for the elective on Talent Acquisition. The session began with Prof. Pallavi Srivastava presenting the green certificate to the guest.


Her session focused on ‘Leadership hiring’. Initially, she discussed about the hierarchy in which the recruitment takes place, she said that there is fresher hiring where the volume hiring generally takes place, then the next level of hiring is at the middle manager and finally the most crucial, the senior executive hiring or the leadership hiring. While sharing her experience, she discussed about the challenges that she faced while she was hiring for the executive positions.


It was a highly interactive session where she answered questions on approaching the passive candidates, talent poaching, ethics in hiring, challenges of counteroffers, negotiating with the candidate on behalf of the client etc. As an alumina of the institute, she also guided the students in their career growth path and their future in consultancy for executive hiring. The session was concluded with a vote of thanks by Prof. Pallavi Srivastava to Ms. Pragya Trivedi.


Guest Session in “Equity Research” - JIM Lucknow

Posted on 04th-Jan-2020

On 27th December, 2019, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow conducted a guest session under the course title Equity Research for the student of batch 2018-20. The session was organized under the guidance of course instructor Prof. Rashmi Chaudhary and the esteemed guest speaker was Mrs. Neha AgnihotriChief Manager, Regional Channel Head-UP, SBI Mutual Fund, Lucknow. She also happens to be the alumnus of the institute. The guest was warmly welcomed by the students with Prof. Rashmi Chaudhary welcoming and introducing her to the house.


The topic for the session was “Investment in Equity through Mutual Funds”.


The session commenced by asking basic questions regarding mutual funds, debt and equity. This was done to break the ice and know whether the students have any clarity regarding the subject matter. Mrs. Neha Agnihotri started the session with highlighting the benefits of Investing in Equity through Mutual Fund route. She mentioned that with a robust institutional and regulatory framework in place, we expect that equity mutual funds will continue to maintain the position in the coming years and offer the best option for retail investors to participate in Equities.


She further mentioned that the Indian Mutual Fund Industry is continuously transforming and accordingly, close monitoring and evaluation of the equity mutual funds on offer is essential to increase the chances of better performance. Periodic evaluation and rebalancing has long been considered the secret ingredient of better investing. She pointed out the various types of Equity Mutual Funds and schemes.

Continuing with the session, she pointed out some of the tools and techniques for the Quantitative Analysis for Mutual Fund selection.


She emphasized that those students who are interested in developing and shaping their career in the stock market, the derivatives, the mutual fund industry and also who would want to know more about the financial market should go for NCFM and NISM certifications.


While concluding the session, Mrs. Neha Agnihotri appreciated the students. She mentioned that they possess the pre-requisite knowledge and skill which can help them go a long way and thus bring laurels to the Institute.


The session came to a close with a vote of thanks to the guest speaker by Prof. Rashmi Chaudhary.


Brand Track Insights with Director-Operation, Vodafone Idea Limited - JIM Lucknow

Posted on 27th-Dec-2019

On 18th December, 2019 Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow organized a session on “Brand Track” with Mr. Suresh Kumar, Director and business leader Vodafone Idea Ltd., Amit Bedi, Business Head UP east, Vodafone idea ltd., Mr. Neelesh Keserwani, Senior GM, Sales, Vodafone Idea and Ravindra Deo, GM salesThe session was held under the supervision of Dr. Shubhendra Singh Parihar, Associate Dean, Student AffairsMr. Omesh Srivastava, Assistant Manager, Student Excellence Council. Mr. Suresh had a dialogue with the students of both the batches and did the Brand Tracking Survey with the students. He shared the importance of brand tracking and how spending time with the actual customers allows marketers to analyze and benchmark a variety of factors, such as how customers feel about their products and what factors they could improve.


Then he surveyed the students as a point of view of customers with questions like, which sim card do they prefer and why? On what basis do they decide their preferred sim card? What method they are using to do the recharge? On the basis of past experience most of the students shared that they decide on the basis of the quality of network provided and internet speed and budget packs and maximum number of students shared that they are using online apps like Paytm, PhonePe, Jio app, airtel app etc. for doing recharge.

He also discussed about the hike in prices of the telecom services up 40-50 per-cent and its impact on customers. As all operators have decided to raise tariff for voice and data services and so far, Vodafone-Idea and Airtel have revised tariff in December.


Mr. Suresh also told us about how post-paid services are becoming comparatively better then pre-paid services in terms of pricing and had discussion how companies are supporting customers to prevent their phones from virus through various anti-virus services provided by them. At the end he asked to the suggestions from the students for Vodafone-Idea to improve and praised the students for their wonderful ideas and suggestions.