The two-week long Orientation Programme of Jaipuria School of Business, Ghaziabad, commenced on August 2, 2021 at a virtual inauguration that was chockful of great insights for the students of PGDM Batch 2021-23.
These insights came from the industry stalwarts who were esteemed guests for the inauguration. Mr. Gaurav Sabharwal, CEO – India and South Asia, Kantar Public was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Nitish Bajaj, CEO – Consumer Products Division, Piramal India, was the Chief Guest. Mr. Alok Vaish, Corporate Finance Expert and Former Group CFO – Jubilant Life Sciences and Yatra.com, was the Special Guest.
The Orientation Programme began with a Saraswati Vandana followed by a welcome address by Dr. Jitendra Kumar Mishra, Director of Jaipuria School of Business. Speaking to the students of the new PGDM Batch, Dr. Mishra said, “During your study of the 2-year programme, you will find the institute full of energy and enthusiasm. The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to ensure that you gain knowledge, develop skills and attitude pertaining to the Industry 4.0.”
Mr. Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman of Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions, had an inspiring message for the students of the incoming batch. Talking about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry, he said that though the job market will be affected in many sectors and industries, jobs will grow in the areas that require creativity, care, intuition, communication, analysis, emotions etc.
“Physical jobs will be replaced by machines and cognitive jobs will be in demand. Hence the need will be to learn, unlearn and relearn the new skills relevant to the changing job requirements of the industry,” Mr. Jaipuria said.
The inauguration of Orientation Programme was attended by the students and faculty of Jaipuria School of Business. Each attendee had many takeaways from the addresses of the esteemed guests.
Mr. Alok Vaish shared details about his own academic and professional journey to give students an idea of discovering the right career for themselves. He had precious bits of advice to give to students.
1. Don’t focus on just one area and keep your mind open as you study and enter the job markets.
2. People who rise to the highest level have a holistic view of business. So don’t box yourself in one domain.
3. Don’t be afraid of failures. Failures are very good learning experiences.
4. Always be ready to take risks.
5. Don’t be afraid to have a different opinion.
In his address, Mr Gaurav Sabharwal highlighted the quality of education delivered at Jaipuria School of Business. He said, “I’m very glad that these students have joined a leading business school in India, a school with a history and a school which is well established both for giving quality education and having delivered candidates to the corporate world. I know the B-school for a very long time and I’m so inspired to see students from here join so many corporates.”
The students also had a great deal to learn from the address of Mr. Nitish Bajaj, who said that the orientation programme was aptly titled Prarambh. Giving advice to the PGDM batch, Mr Bajaj said, “The first and foremost point is to have a goal. What is it you want to achieve in life? Have a goal in life but also have a timeframe for it. If the goal is big, break it into parts. The second most important thing is optimism. Learn from failures and always keep trying. The third is observation. If we are observant, we learn better. The fourth important thing is scouting for opportunities, and finally, you need to love what you do.”
The advice and insights have energized the students of PGDM Batch 2021-23, who now look forward to more interesting sessions in the days ahead.
Jaipuria School of Business is a leading B-school in the Delhi-NCR region. It offers courses in specializations such as Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Business Analytics, Operations and Supply Chain, and International Business, with ample opportunity for dual specialization.