VJIM, Hyderabad modernizing its management programs with changing times

“Our competition is not with other B Schools, we need to compete with where we were yesterday and keep bettering ourselves,” says Mr. K Harishchandra Prasad, Chairman, VJIM, Hyderabad. His words reflect the constant efforts of the B School, which strives to imbibe that philosophy in every aspect of learning, from methodologies to knowledge resources, networking for industry inputs to building on the faculty strength. And the results are showing as its PGDM programs evolve giving students the cutting edge advantage.

It all begins with the curriculum that gets frequently updated to keep students abreast with the latest industry moves. Ms. V. Jayashree, Sr. Asst. Prof – Marketing and Program Director at the B School also reminds us that the courses are designed to even the playing field for students from various backgrounds. “Some of our students have work experience, others don’t. A big task is to make them un-learn and then re-learn. We try and do that by bringing case studies, on field assignments etc to the program,” she tells us.

The Chairman asserted that one of the goals for the B School was to achieve zero fail percentage. Efforts have been taken to monitor the performance of students on a regular basis. Dr. Ch. S. Durga Prasad

Director of the institute adds, “We started offering evening classes to students who were weak in particular subjects. They were given tutorials and extra work, which resulted in them catching up with other students. As a result there was hardly 5% failure rate in the Batch of 2017.”

Moving with the changing times VJIM, Hyderabad launched several initiatives including streamlining some of its programs in 2017. It also started online exams for students and Television Schooling, which was an instant hit with the students. Speaking of the initiatives Dr. Prasad says, “The idea was to build confidence in students and make them believe in themselves. With over 20 companies recruiting 125 students this placement season, I think the initiatives are paying off.” And that is good news for students of the B School.

 

 

 

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A latest feather in the cap with CRISIL grading “A” and “A**”.

Year 2017 has been extraordinarily special for Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad. Having completed 25 years of delivering quality management education in India, the B-school of Hyderabad has been climbing from strength to strength. By beating other pvt. B-schools in various rankings and surveys, introducing some of the latest academic practices, building around the faculty pool and infrastructure, VJIM has been leaving no stone unturned to ensure students reap from an intellectual ecosystem. The new feather to its cap is the latest CRISIL Business School rating.

PGDM of VJIM, Hyderabad has been awarded National- A grading and TS- A** State grading. This latest achievement shows the school’s unflinching determination to adopt to changes and bring India depth and global breadth to education.

The CRISIL rating is a signature to the fact that VJIM, Hyderabad is ensuring its quality while keeping in pace with industry demands from fresh graduates. CRSIL’s grading process involves detailed information from the business school, a campus visit and feedback from recruiters and alumni. A detailed report is then presented to the grading committee which assigns the grading. The entire process takes about a month from the time of receipt of information from the business school. CRISIL’s criteria for grading business schools have been developed after carrying out extensive research. The organization uses quantitative and qualitative assessment parameters, to ensure that their evaluation framework is both robust and comprehensive.

Class 2018 PGDM students experienced industry internships and moved forward to bag commendable placements. From companies such as Deloitte to TBRC to TIME Education and GGK Tech, VJIM witnessed plenty of recruiter’s cherry-picking graduates from the latest graduating class of the business school. While students learnt from intense industry visits, interfaces, lectures, conclaves, seminars and workshops, the curriculum followed by the B-school also saw them creating start-up models or working around business ideas.

Students represented the school in various academic forums and competitions, bringing home trophies and accolades. Faculty submitted papers and presented cases in various national and international journals and conferences. With innovative electives and core courses to choose from, the journey traversed by the B-school in academic year 2017-2018 has been a fulfilling one.

Santosh takes ‘rejection’ in his stride and bags placement with ITC Limited.

Some of the brightest minds and leading personalities in the world of business have risen from failure. It’s your ability to take setbacks into your stride and turn the opportunities into success that proves your mettle as a professional. That’s exactly what Santosh, PGDM 2016 – 18 at VJIM, Hyderabad did after he failed to make it past the first round of placements for his ‘dream company’. “It was tough but I realized companies don’t reject candidates, they choose those who are ideal for their organization. After that I got shortlisted by every company,” he says wisely. And his reward was placement with a top brand like ITC Ltd. He tells us how it all happened.

Getting down to the basics

As an engineering graduate Santosh admits that he had no knowledge of management concepts when he enrolled with VJIM, Hyderabad. He chose to be a generalist with knowledge of core subjects rather than being a specialist in one. The nature of the program encouraged him in his pursuit. “Dynamic and updated course structure, affable faculty, mentoring system and career vision schooling systems for placement preparations are four factors that make VJIM stand out from other B Schools. These elements of learning were crucial for my growth too,” he adds.

Building on the strong foundation

According to Santosh, VJIM, Hyderabad offers students a number of platforms to showcase their talents and grow as professionals. He singles out the influence of AIMA games where he had to take solo responsibilities, manage teams and improvise to overcome worst case scenarios. “My SIP with Trip Thrill, a startup company in Tourism Industry was another building block in my journey. My project was to acquire homestays for the company in Coorg and market them on online platforms. I could put my learning into practice in a short span of time,” he says.

Santosh believes these experiences will help him in his professional life as he takes on the role of a Sales Manager with ITC. Besides the learning he takes memories of open air dinners in the hostel, canteen hangout sessions and placement parties. Given his own prestigious placement, you’d imagine that his party was one to remember.

 

Call for Papers for the 11th National Conference “India Rising: Perspectives from the South Asian Region” to be hosted by VJIM, Hyderabad presents a huge opportunity

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad will host its 11th National Conference in the presence of leading lights from the industry and academia on the 29th and 30th of Jan, 2018. The conference also offers a platform for papers on the theme “India Rising: Perspectives from the South Asia Region”. To be submitted by 20th of January, the papers will bring further value to the discussion on the highly relevant topic in today’s times.

Indian economy is booming and initiatives like Make In India, Digital India and Tax Rationalization are having an impact. The region is considered the biggest marketplace in the world today. While there is no denying that India will take its place amongst developed nations in the world, challenges like integration, low inter regional trade remain. These and few other The conference organized by conveners Prof. Shishir Polasani and Prof. Suresh Kerani, the B School has created a platform that will have a lot in store for entrepreneurs, government policy makers, research agencies, consultants, industry professionals, academics and future managers alike. They will be privy to discussions on opportunities and challenges for regional economic growth. The conference is divided into six topical sub themes to streamline discussions:

  • Building Social and physical infrastructure
  • Leveraging Demographic Dividend
  • Fostering Transparency and Governance
  • Institutionalising Financial Reforms
  • Reimaging Financial Reforms
  • Reimaging Educational Ecosystem
  • Balancing Globalisation and Regionalism

At the end of the day, the conference will o facilitate interaction amongst various stakeholders from the South Asian Region. It will also aim to propose policy recommendations to foster greater intra-regional cooperation and integration.. Researchers and students can be a part of the engaging discussion by submitting papers on related  sub-themes.

Those who are interested in sending their papers for the conference, here are the important pieces of information:

Register yourself at http://vjim.edu.in/11th-national-conference/

Last date for registering: January 25, 2018

Maximum Length: 6,000 words excluding title / cover page and references

Synopsis: Not more than 200 words

The papers must include a clear indication of purpose of research, methodology, major results, implications of the study and key references. It will be a huge opportunity for researchers to reach out to a prolific audience and make their mark with findings on a topic that everyone is talking about. Papers should be mailed to: conference@vjim.edu.in

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PGDM Class 2016 – 2018 starts amidst much enthusiasm, hopes and energy at VJIM Hyderabad

After two weeks of the rigorous introduction come Orientation Program for the new Class of 2016-2018, VJIM Hyderabad officially welcomed the XXIV Class of PGDM on its campus and inaugurated its 2016-2018 academic session on 27th June, 2016. Dr. G Ravi Prasad, President-Strategy, Coromandel Fertilizers, was the chief guest for the ceremony and as has been the tradition since years, Dr. Kamal Ghosh Ray, Director, VJIM, Hyderabad, addressed the fresh gathering by officially welcoming the students to the wonderful upcoming two years’ journey of VJIM, Hyderabad.

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Following Dr. Kamal Ghosh Ray’s introducing the class to the VJIM-way and life, D.N.Rao, Chairman, VJIM, emphasized on the quality of education which VJIM has been providing since decades now and his speech primarily revolved around the 3P’s of life i.e. Perseverance, Passion and Pride.

13502972_1230390750339547_4299526180718100207_oDr. G Ravi Prasad, the Chief Guest for the inaugural ceremony spoke around the- “Do’s and Don’ts” of corporate environment. The session was followed by distribution of rewards to students based upon their performance in various activities during their two weeks’ Orientation program.

Finally, the mentors with their respective mentees came upon stage and introduced their team names followed by introduction of each student individually.

VJIM to host a workshop with DELNET, to help users utilize its vast resources to the fullest

_SSV5144 (1)Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad will be hosting a unique workshop come Sept 20, 2014. It has teamed up with DELNET, a major digital library resource in South Asia for the one day workshop to train people and institutes to make the most of the advantages their libraries have in store for them. This is another interesting initiative from the institute to offer cutting edge advantage to its students.

DELNET was set up in 1988 with the goal of encouraging resource sharing amongst libraries. It strived to achieve its goal through development of network of libraries, collecting, storing and disseminating information besides offering computerized services to users. The organization brings together the resources of more than 4,900 libraries as its members in 33 states and Union Territories in India, and 8 other countries.

VJIM understands the importance of a good library as a strong resource base for students and its team members. After all, ever since its inception, the institute has not only aimed for academic excellence but promoted a research bent of mind amongst faculties and students alike. To make sure they had the best access to resources, it joined DELNET in 2002 and has been using the facilities a great extent since then.

The one day workshop will highlight DELNET resources and services for the benefit of the participants. But that’s not all; they will also be offered training in Koha, which is an open source integrated library management software. There will be several other aspects of library management that will be covered in the workshop.

The workshop is open to members of DELNET, who will be keen to utilize this opportunity to their advantage. But the good news is that non-members too can participate in the workshop and understand more about the services that are being offered by the organization.

Faculty members who need to refer to books and resource material for their teaching can benefit from this workshop. It also gives the cutting edge advantage to all researchers and scholars who can find material they look for under one roof. And of course, it has its merits for all students, in this world of e-books, to find a library resource that is comprehensive and expansive to say the least.

There is a nominal fee that will be charged for the workshop, which has a lot in store for participants. Members will have to pay a fee of Rs. 250 to be a part of the workshop while non-members will be charged Rs. 350. The workshop is highly anticipated and is already creating a buzz.

To read more about VJIM, Hyderabad, visit: www.vjim.ac.in

To read more about DELNET, visit: http://www.delnet.nic.in/