Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) held the commencement ceremony of its 27th batch of 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Program as an online event on July 1, 2021. JAGSoM had closed the admissions for flagship 2 year PGDM at Bangalore Campus on April 30.
JAGSoM also offers three Specialized PGDM programs in Marketing, Finance and Business Analytics domains to groom professionals for new age roles. Classes for these specialized PGDM programs are scheduled to commence in August 2021.
Focus on Diversity
Driven by its diversity focus, JAGSOM has a unique mix of cohort, which will play an important role in the participants learning experience in the class.
Here are the key highlights of JAGSoM PGDM Batch 2021
- Gender Diversity:The PGDM batch of 2021-23 is diverse group with 45% women.
- Academic Diversity: The batch is diverse in terms of academic backgrounds with 47% Engineers and balance streams like Science, Pharmacy, Commerce and Arts.
- Geographical Diversity:The cohort has representation from around 20 states across India. Details below.
- Work Experience & Profile Diversity: JAGSoM Batch has a good mix of student who have corporate experience as well as freshers. 42% of the batch has corporate experience and about 22% of the batch has more than 2 years of work experience.
Almost 20% of JAGSoM PGDM students are from northern states like Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal; 34% students are from southern states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala; 25% students are from eastern India like West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand and around 9% students are from the North-eastern States, while central and western India like Gujrat, Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan constitutes around 11% of the batch.
The Batch has a good mix of students who have corporate experience as well as freshers. Around 42% of the batch has corporate experience and they have worked in various sectors ranging from manufacturing to IT, tourism, ITES to name a few. Around 22% of the batch has more than 2 years of work experience. This mix of experience along with fresh graduates drawn from diverse academic backgrounds, supported by gender and geographical diversity creates an eclectic mix for stimulating peer learning.
Focus on exceptional sporting talent
Another uniqueness of the JAGSoM batch is the presence of some uniquely talented individuals, who have made a mark at the national as well as international levels in their respective areas of passion and interests. The batch comprises of four students who have represented their district in Cricket, three students who have expertise in Taekwondo and other forms of Martial Arts out of which one of them has won an international level Taekwondo competition as well. There is another student who has played tennis at national level, two more students have represented their districts in rifle shooting, and two students are district level Basketball and Volleyball players.
Apart from sportspersons, JAGSoM has admitted two students who have published their research papers in renowned journals and four students who have won prestigious awards and medals in several International Olympiads.
Unique Admission Process
JAGSoM has adopted a unique admission process in which the applicants are assessed by the faculty, alumni, and the industry experts. The assessment is based on Innovation Potential Test followed by personal interaction with the panel. For the first time, JAGSoM has also introduced an interaction with the shoulder batch i.e. students from the current batch of 2020-22. The shoulder batch gets an opportunity to interact with their potential juniors. The final selection at JAGSoM is based on the “value fit” of each candidate.
Inauguration Ceremony Highlights
JAGSoM held the PGDM commencement ceremony on July 1. Program started with diksha-aarambh ceremony in presence the JAGSoM faculty members with students and the alumni joining online.
Addressing the students during the e-inauguration, Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, JAGSoM said, “JAGSoM focusses on nurturing eager learners as professionals for new age roles in new age industries. The Institution believes in admitting rough diamonds and convert them as polished diamonds.”
JAGSoM Founder Mr Sanjay Padode, added, “Inauguration Day signifies the initiation of a learning journey for each learner along with the faculty members. At JAGSoM, the whole teaching and learning is a two-way process where both the learners and the faculty learn from each other.”
Jagdish Sheth School of Management (formerly IFIM Business School) is amongst the first 6 Business Schools in India to have been awarded the AACSB accreditation. JAGSoM has been ranked by QS Masters in Marketing Ranking 2021 amongst the Top 100 such programs (in 51-100 band) in the World for its PGDM (Marketing) program. It has also been ranked in the 101-150 Band Globally in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings for its PGDM (Finance) Program.
Actively engaged in research and consulting, JAGSOM hosts several Centers of Excellence such as AIM-Parasuraman Centre of Service Excellence. JAGSOM has an elite set of international academic partners including leading institutes such as ESCP-London, Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) and McCombs Business School (University of Texas at Austin).
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