An E-Concert was organized by Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow on Sunday, 31st of May, 2020 from 5:00 pm onwards via the zoom application. The theme of the event was “An Evening of Rhythm”. It was organised by the Cultural Committee under the leadership of Student Coordinator Mr. Aditya Srivastava under the guidance of Prof. Shubhendra Singh Parihar, Dean (Student Affairs) and Prof. Pallavi Srivastava, Chairperson (Cultural Committee). Nominations were invited from students, faculty and staff to showcase their talent. The host of the evening was Ms. Apoorva Sharma. Mr. Utkarsh Singh, and Mr. Akash Singh were also a part of the organizing team.
The event was attended by close to hundred audience which included faculty members, staff, and students of the current as well as recently passed out batch. The participants included Mr. Akshay Tripathi (song), Ms. Tanya Singh (song), Ms. Yasha Vishnoi (song), Mr. Rahul Choudhury (instrumental), Ms. Sanjana Rai (poetry), Ms. Shefali Srivastava (song), Mr. Sahaj Srivastava (song), Ms. Nondini Banerjee (song), Mr. Qazi Umair Arshad (song), Mr. Aditya Srivastava (song), Ms. Apoorva Sharma (song), Mr. Harshit Bisaria (song), Mr. Utkarsh Singh (song & instrumental) and Mr. Akash Singh (instrumental).
Performance from the recently passed out batch was given by Mr. Ankush Singh (poetry), Mr. Vijay Chandran (song) and Ms. Navyashree (song).
The faculty members who participated included Prof. Shubhendra Singh Parihar (song), Prof. Pallavi Srivastava (song), Prof. Manisha Seth (song) and Prof. Himanshu Mishra (poetry). Staff members who performed included Mr. Ashish Dixit (song) and Mr. Omesh Srivastava (song).
In the end, Prof. Shubhendra Singh Parihar congratulated the Student Coordinator, Mr. Aditya Srivastava for a successful event. Prof. Pallavi Srivastava expressed her gratitude towards everyone on being a part of this event. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Aditya Srivastava. Overall it was a great evening enjoyed by all.
The future depends on what we do in the present."- Mahatma Gandhi
Jaipuria Institute of Management is one of the premier institutes that focuses on all-round development and experiential learning of the students. On 15th May 2020, the Institute organized its 24thAnnual E-Convocation for students of Batch 2018-20. The ceremony was held Inter-campus due to the current COVID-19 pandemic via the social media platform of Facebook. The program was an apogee of hard work and achievement of 941 students' journey with the Institute in learning managerial skills and enhancing their knowledge verticals while proving Jaipuria's inheritance of greatness to higher elevations.
The Chief Guest for the event was Shri. Rajnath Singh, Hon'ble Union Minister of Defence, Republic Of India. The occasion was graced with the presence of the Chairman, Jaipuria Group of Institutions, Shri Sharad Jaipuria, Vice Chairman, Jaipuria Group of Institutions, Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria, Director of all four campuses – Dr. Kavita Pathak, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, Dr.D. N. Pandey, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Nodia, Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur Dr. Harshvardhan Halve, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore and the Faculty Members of all the disciplines of all the four campuses.
The proceedings of the Convocation were taken up by Dr. Kavita Pathak, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.
The ceremony commenced with the greeting of the Chief Guest, the Chairman, and Vice-Chairman – Jaipuria Group of Institutions, the Director, and all the Faculty Members of the Institute. Thereafter, Mr. Sharad Jaipuria declared the Convocation open.
Mr. Sharad Jaipuria was then, invited to address the audience. He welcomed the Chief Guest, the member of the board of governors, the vice-chairman, and the directors of all campuses, faculty members, the parents, students, and the media to the convocation. He on behalf of Jaipuria group extended his prayers and thoughts, best wishes, and safety at this situation of an unprecedented crisis of COVID-19. He then presented a vote of thanks to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister for taking proactive measures to flatten the curve of Covid-19 impact in India. By adopting the National lockdown, expanding focus testing, isolation, quarantine, and care. As the Prime Minister also, significantly increased health expenditure and promoted R & D and digital innovation which resulted in a lower rate of death in India. Then, Mr. Sharad Jaipuria on behalf of BOG proceeded towards giving a brief introduction of the Chief Guest, Shri. Rajnath Singh, Hon'ble Union Minister of Defence, Republic Of India, a senior politician and also has been elected as a member of parliament several times and was the former Chief Minister and Education Minister too. Mr. Jaipuria then introduced the Jaipuria Fraternity to the Chief Guest and the parents. He talked about Seth Anand Ram Jaipuria's pioneering initiative of setting up Jaipuria College at Kolkata in 1945. He mentioned how the Jaipuria group is inclined towards providing Superior quality education to all. He also talked about that within 15 years the group has further established and expanded in four more campuses to maintain the legacy of providing the best quality education by adopting modern techniques of teaching and the best infrastructural facility. He declared that institute recently succeeded in ranking among the Top Business school India by Ministry of Human resource development, National Institution ranking framework (NIRF), and recently Global AACSB application has also been accepted which may give higher elevations. He talked about the wide network of Seth M.R. Jaipuria School which has 30 operational schools across different towns and cities and has planned for expansion by setting up 4-5 new branches every year in states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. He then congratulated the graduating students for their hard work and achievement throughout their journey of learning management studies. Then, he talked about the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and the huge economic suffering of India across different sectors. He also encouraged the students to learn from this situation. He also expressed that being adaptable to every situation will only lead to success and achievement in the future.
Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria, the vice- chairman, Jaipuria Institute of Management, was invited to present the Progress Report of the Institute 2019-20. He expressed his gratitude to all the present. Then, he declared that more than 90% of the students were placed till the end of March and even during this COVID-19 pandemic also 30 students were placed. He reported that about 172 recruiters including the blue-chip companies participated in the placement process. He also mentioned about the 6 years and 3 years NBA Accreditation achieved by Lucknow, Jaipur and Noida campuses for its PGDM program respectively. He talked about the great learning experience and quality knowledge that Jaipuria Group provides. He mentioned about the research paper and 3-star journals published by the Institute's faculty is 100 plus in no. this year. The Institute is working for enhancing and training both its students as well as its faculty members for continuous growth and development. He mentioned about different experts who have been a part this academic year for giving global insights and training. He stated that more than 50 students visited UAE and France on an Academic tour and 2 students have spent their full trimester at Renne Business School, France, and 3 students visited Jaipuria from Renne Business School, France. He then briefed how Jaipuria faculty and staff have been working tirelessly and taking up the challenges due to the outbreak of COVID-19 since March-end. Then he also mentioned the 3rd and 6th-trimester studies and exams which were held on the online platform to ensure the wellbeing and safety of the students and faculty as well as staff. He also acknowledged the adaptability of the partner companies who have worked together during this pandemic. As he expressed that Jaipuria Group has served 20,000 plus people in pain in this pandemic and approximately Rs 40 lakh's by faculty and the staff was donated in PM's care and relief fund. He ensured that continued advancement would take place without compromising on the student's college experience and exposure to global opportunities. He, in the end, presented a vote of thanks to all the stakeholders for their sincere efforts in the year 2019-20.
The ceremony was continued by Directors Address: - Dr. D.N. Pandey, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, was invited to address the audience. He presented his gratitude to all the honourable guests. He then appreciated the idea of E-Convocation to encourage the hard work and achievement of the students and congratulated them and their families for this successful journey. Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur was invited who presented his gratitude to the chief guest, chairman, and vice-chairman and all the stakeholders. He enlightened the audience about the post-COVID-19 response is the living testimony of how the institution has responded in the crisis not only by serving its stakeholders but also humanity at large. He declared that the institution works as a learner and well-being centric. He then talked about the 4 aspects that learning is done on are: Broaden their prospective, to thrive your classroom, meaningful impact, lead with a purpose. He congratulated the graduating students and wished them to follow the principles of work efficiency, work ethics, and value creation. This was followed by Dr. Harshvardhan Halve, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore by presenting his gratitude to the dignitaries and the audience. He congratulated the batch for their hard work and milestones achieved by them. He motivated the students in achieving their future goals.
The ceremony continued with Dr. Kavita Pathak addressing the gathering. She congratulated students and enlightened the students with a thought to ask yourself in distinct times is: What is my looking glass for viewing nebulous and unforeseen situations? Have I exhausted all the options in response to these situations or can there be more? What could I see beyond the tough today, what goal strikes me? Lastly how much of pushing my boundaries is enough? She expressed that a realistic assessment of the situation helps as a unique response to a situation often leads to innovation and step discovery. She stated that Goals well defined can drive us towards achieving them. She also mentions that how things shaped up and each why and how turned into why not for conducting this E-convocation. Lastly, she motivated the students and congratulated their parents and them for their bright futures ahead.
Thereafter, Dr. Kavita Pathak invited Honourable Chief Guest, Shree Rajnath Singh, to say a few words. Mr. Singh greeted all the students and gave his heartiest congratulated to them on completing their degrees successfully. He talked about the things that this pandemic has changed but he encouraged the students to not let anything get in their way of success. He encouraged them to follow their passion and to make a change. Further, he added how critical thinking is so important on which he cited the example of Aarogya Setu App. He added that the app is developed by young minds like us. He further added that young minds like us can make a New India which is strong, intelligent and independent. Lastly, he wished every student a bright future ahead.
In continuation with the ceremony, Dr. Kavita Pathak announced the names of students who had performed exceptionally well in their academics and had secured for themselves Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
· Shubhi Sinha (PGDM)
· Nabeela Parveen (PGDM – FS)
· Avinash Singh (PGDM – RM)
· Rishap Gangnani (PGDM)
· Samreen Khanam (PGDM – FS)
· Honey Shakhya (PGDM – RM)
· Aashi Goel (PGDM)
Next in line was ‘The Student of the Year’ award which is given to the student who performs exceptionally well across all disciplines. This year this award was won by Ms. Shubhi Sinha (PGDM). After that, the students were awarded based on their performance in their respective specializations.
· IT and Operations – Shubhi Sinha (PGDM)
· Marketing – Shubhi Sinha (PGDM)
· Human Resources – Hiral Dubey (PGDM)
· Finance – Anmol Lakhmani (PGDM)
· Business Analytics – Nabeela Parveen (PGDM – FS)
· Retail Management – Avinash Singh (PGDM – RM)
In continuation with the awards ceremony, the next in line were the awards for the Best Faculty.
· Best Faculty for Teaching Excellence – Prof. Athar Mahmood
· Best Faculty for Overall Positive Impact – Prof. Athar Mahmood
Thereafter, the next category of awards was for the Alumni. The Alumni Achievers Awards, 2020 were announced in different categories, like corporate excellence, Academic Excellence, Entrepreneurship, and Notable Public Services.
· Academic Excellence Award – Ms. Ruby Bakshi Khurdi
· Corporate Excellence Award – Mr. Rupesh Nath
· Entrepreneurship Award – Mr. Sachin Kapoor
· Notable Public Service Award – Ms. Garima Srivastava
Moving forward, a video of the Alumni of Jaipuria was played, in which they expressed how blessed they feel being a part of this institute. They shared the memories of their college times and encouraged the graduating students to make the best of the opportunities.
In the end, Dr. Kavita Pathak proposed the Vote of Thanks to all the Dignitaries and the students for being a part of this ceremony. She also congratulated every graduating student and wished them a bright future ahead. Thereafter, everyone rose up for the National Anthem.
Lastly, a short video of the Batch 2018-2020 was played in which their journey of two years was shown.
A webinar on managing growth in uncertain times was organised by Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow via zoom application on 9th May 2020. Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow collaborated with Indian Industry Association for this. The event was organized under the guidance of Dr Kavita Pathak- Director. The panellists were arranged by Dr. Suneel Gupta - Chairperson CMC. The host was Dr. Reena Agrawal, Chairperson- Centre for MSME Research, Chairperson- PGDM- Financial Services, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow and the experts were Mr. Jayant Krishna, Sr. Fellow CSIS& ED-Policy WF, Former CEO-NSDC-Skill India & Ex Regional Director TCS, Mr. Mussarat Hussain, Head Leadership Development & HR Transformation Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Mr. Rajnish Kapur, Business Head (Grey Cement), J K Cement Ltd, Mr. Dripto Mokhopadhyay, CEO, Assertion Centre for Research and Analytics, Former Director Economic Research, Neilson and Mr. Vinamra Agarwal, Director Technical Associates Ltd.
The crux of this webinar was to see how growth is sustained. Dr. Kavita Pathak, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow addressed the spectators. After which, Mr. Jayant Krishna talked about MSMEs and introduced the panel. He said that growth is secondary and survival is primary. The employment rate in April got too low by 23%. The labour force has shrunk and contraction is prevalent in the economy. But, the silver lining is, there is no structural imbalance. India’s GDP is made up of domestic investment and consumption which proves to be a boon. FMCG, telecom and pharmaceutical industry have got a marginal impact, need to bounce back and take leverage of the opportunities. TCS which denotes the IT sector has made a revelation that 75% of the staff would be working from home in few years’ time. The people would then make use of flexi hours for work. Online education, E-commerce, sanitation services and home delivery will gradually improve. However, OLA and Uber might take time. Supply chain movement for the firms is very eminent.
The next speaker was Mr. Dripto Mokhopadhyay who stated that people are being asked to leave their jobs in certain organisations. Many of them are not receiving their salary which is strongly impacting the income. The income of people has got a direct relation with the demand for essential and non-essential goods. A cycle is so formed by these aspects. The dimensions which are affected the most are, income, employment and consumption. He emphasised on the supply chain as product of one industry is used by the other industry. Mr. Vinamra Agarwal told that the situation hovering around is not so good and MSMEs face a lot of hardships. The situation is more on the suspicious side with implicit and explicit threats facing towards it. Mr. Mussarat Hussain explained the survival of auto-industry which would impact the economy. The already recessing auto-industry will face many challenges and impact GST laid down by the government. He also stated the pressure on inventory clearance of BS-4 vehicles due to the introduction of BS-6 norms. Mr. Hussain expects a roundabout of 2 years for the ecosystem to get stabilized. On a positive note, he announced the production to take place from the mid of this month.
Mr. Rajnish Kapur gave us an overview about cement industry, the second largest in the world and how it has been impacted. He stated about the concerns of the huge gap between demand and supply and dependence of the cement plant on all segments of the society. Mr. Kumar curated his beliefs on opportunities for growth in the rural parts of India and manifested the importance of wage workers more in our lives at present. He ended by saying that as a nation we all need to work together. The session was followed by a questionnaire round coordinated by Mr. Jayant Krishna. The session finally came to a conclusion with a thanks giving note by Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria to all the distinguished guests and the members of Indian Industry Association. The event would not have been such a great success without the support of the following: CMC lead by Dr Suneel Gupta, Executive Education Committee lead by Dr Vir Ved Ratna, Alumni Committee lead by Prof Manisha Seth, Admissions Committee lead by Dr Himanshu Misra and Media Relations Committee lead by Dr Reeti Agarwal, Dr. Deepak Singh and Mr. Amitabh Ghosh and his team.
On 6th March, 2020, Jaipuria Institute of Management, hosted a Sammaan Samaaroh, to honor and felicitate Padma Shri Dr. Yogesh Praveen, Indian Author and Expert on the history and culture of Avadh, and he has had a colossal contribution towards society. He holds Master degrees in Hindi and Sanskrit, best known as a walking encyclopedia on Awadh. He has authored 20 books on Lucknow, and has his contribution towards films like, ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’, ‘Junoon’ and ‘Umrao Jaan’. He is a playwright and his dance ballets are immensely popular.
The Chief Guest for the ceremony, Padma Shri recipient, Dr. Mansoor Hasan and Guest of honor, Nawab Jafar Mir Abdullah. The SEC President, Ankush Singh invited upon the stage, the organizer of the event Prof. Manisha to address the audience and the eminent guests for the event. The ceremony began with Dr. Kavita Pathak addressing the audience. She said it is indeed a matter of great pride, to honor such an eminent personality since decades. She said he is the reason why Lucknow is said to be the Best Cosmopolitan city on the World map.
Later on, distinguished Professor, Mr. Jayant Krishna had an intriguing conversation on the culture of Awadh with Dr. Yogesh Praveen. He asked for some enriching experiences that made him what he is.
Dr. Yogesh Praveen said, the city does not care if you are a Hindu or a Muslim, a Shia or Sunni — it wants the beloved “The reason being, people of different regions have always lived here together. The city is a beautiful bouquet which has flowers of many colors and fragrances. And this is why the city embraces everyone and the people to merge with myriad colors of Lucknow. No city has such a character in the world,” he said.
Thereafter Guest of Honor, Nawab Jafar Mir Abdullah gave a heartfelt speech expressing his gratitude. He said, Lucknow's beautiful sprawling gardens, polite mannerisms, fine-cuisine, music, and poetry (Shayari), has found a patronage in the Shia Nawabs of the city who loved Persian. The city has been given various other names too, such as The Constantinople of India, Shiraz-I-Hind and the Golden City of the East. Today, it is known as one of the most important cities of the country which is now emerging in various sectors like retailing, manufacturing and commercial.
At the end of the ceremony Chief Guest, Padmshri, Dr. Mansoor Hasan, gave away the award and this brought the wonderful evening to a close and then, Director Kavita Pathak, Dean R.K. Ojha and Prof. Masood Siddiqui presented the esteemed guest, for the evening, with the memento.
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow under the aegis of International Relations Committee (IRC) of the Institute, organized an International Immersion Programme to UAE from 21st – 27th Feb, 2020 for the students of Lucknow and its sister campuses. The programme was designed with an aim to help students develop cross cultural empathy and understanding of global scenarios through interaction with experts from industry, academia and the institute’s rich Alumni base in UAE. The programme also proved helpful in enhancing students’ observation, presentation and team-building skills. A total of 25 students from Lucknow and Jaipur participated in the programme. The campus-wise participation figures were - 22 students from Lucknow and 2 from Jaipur. The students were accompanied by three faculty members from Lucknow campus- Prof. Swati G. Shukla, IRC Chairperson – Student and Faculty Exchange, Prof. Ankit Mehrotra, Member, IRC and Prof. Manisha Seth, Chairperson-Alumni Relations Committee and Member, IRC.
The programme was designed to combine learning and leisure in equal measure. The major highlights of the programme included:
1. Dubai City Tour
2. An interactive session with the institute’s rich Alumni base in UAE.
3. Dinner on Dhow cruise with spectacular views of the city skyline and traditional Tambora dance performance.
4. Visit to Dubai Financial Market to gain insights into trading and doing business in UAE.
5. An adrenaline-pumping adventure to the desert. Students enjoyed dune bashing and many of them took a camel ride. This was followed by barbeque dinner while enjoying a traditional cultural evening.
6. Fountain show at Dubai Mall, the world’s second largest mall and laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
7. Tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s most impressive modern Islamic architectural masterpieces that provided students insights into Islamic culture and traditions, shopping at Dates market and adventure at Ferrari World which is home to world’s fastest roller coaster in Abu Dhabi.
8. Industrial Visit to DUCAB (Dubai Cables), the major cables supplier for Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC). The visit comprised of the industrial tour, interaction with DUCAB Senior Executives and group presentation by the student team that was highly appreciated. The visit helped students learn the similarities and differences of conducting business in the Middle East and India.
9. Session on Sociocultural and Geopolitical Environment in UAE by Dr. Satish Kumar Sagadevan followed by group presentation by the student team. Participation Certificate provided by the University to all students.
10. Visit to IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer.
11. Visit to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world to get an uninterrupted panoramic view of the city’s skyline and shopping at Meena Bazaar, Dubai before departing to the airport with memories of a lifetime.
For collaborative learning, students were divided into three teams of six members each and one team of seven members. The student teams were assigned group projects based on the academic and industrial visits in the immersion program. The project titles of the four student teams are as follows:
· DUCAB: A Study on Participative Growth
· Study of Dubai Financial Market
· IKEA: A Study of their Retail Venture
· Socio-cultural and Geo-political Environment: India vs UAE
The student teams were asked to be prepare PowerPoint presentations on the assigned project topics by gathering relevant information on their own while in India so that as informed audience they can leverage maximum benefit from their industrial and academic visits in Dubai. In Dubai, while some student teams got lucky enough to get a chance to deliver their presentation in front of the academic and industry experts, at other places, the student teams impressed the hosts by posing intelligent questions during the interactive sessions. For successful completion of the program, the students were to submit both the soft copy of their presentations as well as the final report to Prof. Swati G. Shukla, Chairperson-Student and Faculty Exchange, International Relations Committee, Lucknow. Finally, it was decided that the certificate from Manipal University would be given to only those students who fulfil all the requirements of the International Immersion Program-UAE 2020.