The JB Tradition – JBIMS

JBIMS – the college of dream for most. Getting into JBIMS is like a dream come true. To start with, the Pre-Joining meet leaves students in shivers, and hence the procedure to maintain the JBtradition starts. The Pre-Joining Meet was followed by the much vaunted ‘Induction’. Now, I will not delve into details of what happens in the Induction. Why? The one-word answer is again, ‘Tradition’! Or to put it in another way ‘what happens in the induction stays in the induction.’

Once we were done with the induction, the next rude shocker that came to us was in the form of time-table! As a student who grew up accustomed to timetables, it felt like a deer caught in the headlights.  Let me get this straight, JBIMS does not have time tables. In the maximum city, you just cannot expect to get by miserly. The night before you come to know that the next day would be jam- packed with a Placement activity just as the sun is coming up, followed by a guest lecture at around breakfast time, and followed by a company presentation. Just when a sleep deprived student thinks that that would be it, comes another bolt from the blue! The company presentation would be followed by a regular 4-hour lecture which would in turn be followed by a club and/or committee session!

Amidst all this clutter and hard work, one thing that sets apart this college is the power that the 5floor, brick-red coloured building wields! If there was a prize for the amount of awesomeness emanating from a single structure, Bajaj would be right there at the top. When you have the ‘President of JSW Steel’ teaching Corporate Finance, ‘The God of Operations’ teaching Production Management, Professor ‘M’ teaching ‘Markets’ and the ‘Guru of Marketing’ teaching branding you cannot but expect people to stand up and take notice! When it comes to sheer learning, Bajaj is again in a class of its own. Jamnalal Bajaj is popularly called as the ‘CEO Factory of India’, and rightly so. The teachers who come and teach over here do not teach anywhere else in the country. Every hour that they spend with us is worth millions. But they come to teach because they respect Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and wish to give back to the college. The alumni base that Bajaj has is unrivalled and the amount of expertise that the faculty bring into the class is unmatched.

The Aditya Birla Group is one of the largest Indian multinational conglomerate, and I would like to work with “Aditya Birla Capital” which is a newly formed asset management company, formed after demerger from Aditya Birla Group. The company is engaged in providing financial products such as life insurance, mutual funds, portfolio management and even loans, such as personal loans, SME loans, Home loans and loan against real estate and has a market cap of around Rs. 45,000 crores. Being a student who has inclination towards the finance stream, it would be a great opportunity to work with Aditya Birla Capital.

JBIMS Placement Committee

JBIMS was established in 1965 by the University of Mumbai in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business. JBIMS is considered to be unique in management education as it is firmly rooted in the local soil and capable of articulating the Indian ethos. In the contemporary era, when globalization and liberalization are the buzz words, the institute has (without disturbing the said roots) ordered itself to meet the emerging challenges, sentiments and opportunities that are coming with the new economic order.

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