The pandemic has opened up the conversation around an upheaval of the traditional modes of learning. Usually, a transition from a traditional to a digital learning platform requires meticulous planning and implementation; but the pandemic forced the educational institutions to abide by the new norms in a matter of days. While many renowned institutions succumbed to the speed with which transformations took place, but few like Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute (GHS-IMR) took this situation as an opportunity to excel beyond normal, and progressed in the direction of providing only quality management learning.
Creating Thoughtful Management Leaders
Proud about its strong heritage of continuing as one of the oldest and premier management institutes of India, the founding ethos of Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute was laid back in 1995 by the JK Organization, who are one India’s leading and respected industrial conglomerate. Always focused towards academic excellence and development of management skills in their students, the b-school hosts its flagship two-years full time PGDM program, which is approved by AICTE with a NAAC B+ accreditation linked to it. Not only helping students become capable management professionals of tomorrow, Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute aims at developing technical, professional, and managerial excellence, along with social and cultural sensitivity in students. Moreover, besides emphasizing the importance of management ethics, the Institute also has concern for the environment and stresses upon students to become ‘environment-friendly’ for ensuring the overall sustainable development of the society.
Also known for its profound practical guidance, all the endeavors carried out by Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute are industry and research oriented, and are delivered effortlessly be it offline or online by the onboard experienced faculty. 27 batches have successfully passed out from the Institute so far, and more than 2200 students are serving in leading companies of India, as a result GHS-IMR has been recognized as “Center of Academic Excellence” by several national and international organizations.
Creating opportunities of all-round development
“Our institution being in the third decade of the century clearly knows that for students to thrive they should be innovative and should possess creative skills too”, shared Dr. Rahul Goyal, the Director of Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute. Elucidating the whole working environment of the b-school, and helping us and our fellow readers get a real world picture of how GHS-IMR has remained one of the best despite the challenges, the director took us on a virtual/verbal tour, and answered all the questions posed to him.
Subsequently, when we asked him how GHS-IMR is well in-sync with the market demands and trends, Dr. Goyal replied – “The world is now being more integrated through remote jobs, while the Digital marketing industry in India is growing at the rate of 33.5% and the country currently is just pegged after Canada as the second best digital marketing hub. GHS-IMR, realizing this opportunity, introduced Digital Marketing in the year 2014, simultaneously creating a center for analytics in association with IBM in the year 2012”.
Continuing on the same point, he added – “Later GHS-IMR maintained its lead in this area by adding courses on Robotics Process Automation (RPA). GHS-IMR has also further strengthened the area by introducing the papers and workshops in the area of business analytics and artificial intelligence for business”. Through the conversation with the director we clearly learnt that faculty play a major role at Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute Of Management and Research, where the faculty has realized that demanding some creative aspects in the assignments increases group cohesion and results in better team building. Thus, all of the curriculum is phrased in such a way that creative skill is also built through organizing co-curricular activities, side-by-side with the academics. There is also a dedicated co-ordinating faculty who yearly ensures that something new can and will be added as a part of an all-round development section for the students.
Towards a brighter tomorrow
As it has become evident by now, that the world demands resilient professionals, who are ready for change – anytime and anywhere. At Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute, students are taught to build flexibility and learn how to face uncertainty and the challenges arising out of it; and stay updated continuously to take up the next best opportunity. All these types of issues are taken up through different personality programs conducted by the experienced professionals and the executives working in different organizations. Such programs form the backbone of keeping students abreast of how the organizations are facing and meeting challenges in the current turmoil.
Always staying abreast of the latest technologies, and adapting to the new resources with ease, the availability of smartphones with students and broadband Wi-Fi connections in classes, helped teaching and learning at GHS-IMR become ever-present, be it via blackboards or LMS portals.
Being that hotspot of inclusivity filled with academic and all-round excellence, industry-relations are a big plus point at Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute. While helping all its students get the best of internship opportunities, the industry-academia bond existing at the Institute helps students rigorously with getting interview chances and getting placed in top-tier companies and organizations. While focusing on getting all its students into their dream jobs, Entrepreneurship too plays a mainstream role at the Institute. The seed of entrepreneurship is sown in students through not only the course on entrepreneurship development but encouraging students to put micro entrepreneurship stalls during different types of events like literature festival, Diwali festival, Holi festival, movie clubs etc.
Here students work under the guidance of different faculties, where the faculties guide students on which product to sell, how to merchandise, how to price the product, and then how to promote the stalls. Students get the feel of their decisions through the sale and profits they generate out of stalls. The energy and excitement during these stalls radiates on students’ faces and helps in building confidence. Students further are able to relate the concepts they experienced during their personal as well as professional journeys, where the loans and scholarships made available by the b-school help even more in achieving their respective goals and aspirations, graduating as professionals who are creative, have original thinking and can transform the current learned concepts in their future pursuits.
Dr. Rahul Goyal – Director
A personality with vast experience, both as an capable administrator and as a teacher, Dr. Goyal has mentored across various colleges and institutes. He has worked closely with organizations like NCTE, AICTE, UPTU, CCS University and U.P. Government for affiliation and other concerned works. He is passionate, resourceful, open-minded and performance oriented. Dr. Rahul Goyal because of these qualities is known in the academic field as a go-getter. His knowledge and trusted advice has shaped the success story of many students as well as institutions.