Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) launched the highly anticipated B.Com. (Hons.) program on 31stAugust, 2017 in the presence of leading names from industry and academia. To inspire and encourage the founding batch Mr. Gaurav Vohra (Partner, KPMG), Mr. Sanjay Gupta (President, ICAI), and Mr. Shikhar Jain (Head, Sustainability, CII) and Mr. Varun Jain, MD- Miles Education, made their presence felt alongside Dr. Tapan K. Panda, Dean, JGBS.
Given the track record of the institute, the newly joined batch can expect a comprehensive learning experience during the course of the program. The inaugural ceremony turned out to be a great learning experience for the founding batch as they witnessed industry and academia leaders engaging in a discussion on “Innovative Management Control System for Effective Performance & Sustainability.” Moderated by Professor (Dr.) Pankaj Gupta, the panel discussion constituted ideal stimulation for students.
Professor Ravi Agarwal started the proceedings by talking about the genesis of the B.Com. (Hons.) program. According to him, the key distinguishing factors of the program are “100% industry integration including collaborations with KPMG and IMA, USA, three mandatory research and internship opportunities, and eight different specializations- Sales & Marketing, Advertising and Promotion, Financial Management, Personal Finance Planning, Auditing, Wealth Management, Entrepreneurship and General Management.
Clearly the program holds a lot of promise for aspirants and the Dean of the institute underlined its significance: “We have offered India’s No. 1 B.Com. (Hons.) program and we are ensuring we deliver the best through our industry associations with IMA, USA and KPMG, global collaborations with foreign universities and a multidisciplinary university environment”
Mr. Gaurav Vohra shared an interesting theory: “One who knows ‘how’ will always have a job and the one who knows ‘why’ will always be their boss. We have to make bosses out of you.”
The program has been designed to offer students practical insight along with cutting edge classroom learning experience. Mr. Shikhar Jain focused on its importance: “The major difference between the Indian and foreign education systems is the latter’s focus on practical application. Understand the practical applications of things that you learn.” The founding batch students will do well to follow this significant advice.
Reminding the students they were at a top university, Mr. Sanjay Gupta stressed on the need to make the most of the opportunities and platforms offered here. “Business Intelligence is required from a finance professional today. You should spend at least one hour watching Business News every day. It will bring the business world closer to you,” he said to a round of applause. And the stage was set for the thought provoking panel discussion.
Mr. Varun Jain made interesting observations as he talked about Analytics and Big Data, the latest trends in Management Control Systems. He also stressed on the importance of having business practices in place from the onset. The students had done their research and quizzed the speakers about systems implemented by top names in the industry. A healthy discussion throughout the panel session ensured the day ended on a high note.