“Expressions Fiesta” by JIMS Lajpat Nagar

This event was organized by JIMS Lajpat Nagar on 4th January, 2017. Mr Pranav Dua from BCom (H) IV (E) of JIMS Kalkaji won the 1st prize in “Mono-Acting” and Devesh from Bcom (H) IV (E) of JIMS Kalkaji won the 2nd Prize in “Cartooning”.

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Which is the greatest power of all?

We often wonder that the richest or the one with robust muscle power or one with wisdom or luck is successful; power is usually measured by physical prowess or monetary measures.  Theoretically, power is manifested in forms of politics, reference, coercion and much more. The world considers people who have palatial abodes, luxury cars, dine in premium restaurants, leisure at exotic places, and make expensive choices to be powerful. But is that all? Are people with affluence the only and the most powerful bunch on this planet?

These set of powers make or mar fortune of a person. These resources have their own proportion in exercising influence in determining success radar and rate for an individual. But what about those who are not blessed with these powers or may be less than half of these supreme powers will they always chase success? Will fruits of labor to them be like mirage? It is people who are bestowed with above mentioned powers exert control and get people to either be submissive and surrender to people or resign themselves to their fates. Challenges exist for all, for none the road to success is smooth and easy. So why not be prepared to overcome?

People find themselves more often than not fighting the mental and emotional battles. How many of us find ourselves both too confused to settle for an option and at times acting out impulsively? At times we are too sleepy and other times too difficult to fall asleep? All these problems have one fundamental solution which is ‘Willpower’. It is only with willpower that all challenges become opportunities; one may dominate difficult situations and people.

The distinction between ordinary and extra-ordinary achievers is the ‘power of will’. The grit to remain focused on the task at hand is crucial. The workplace is hurried. In order to equate between the dynamic demands placed on the people and the resource of time that every second indicates extinction, the modern method of getting more work done in less time is by being more staunchly focused and willful.

A quote from Jesse Jackson deserves a successful mention here: ‘If you can conceive it, believe it, you can achieve it’. The will to create the future, to shape up dreams and to

Each one of us wants to have a successful and a rewarding life, and it is only with iron will that one can achieve it. Many a times, we leave things undone or lose our strength to accomplish goals and it is either lack of or weak willpower. Willpower gives unbounded strength to carry midway broken or half-attempted tasks to the apex level. It sorts our confusion and aids in taking better decisions the faster mode. It boosts morale and uplifts helps to ace through mood swings. Low self-esteem and indecision or wavering mind are oft-cited everyday problems of majority of the workforce. Thus, sound decision-making skills require strong willpower as a pre-requisite.

This last sonnet of Walter D. Wintle would be the best concluding remarks to this article:

Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man;

But sooner or later the man who wins

Is the one who thinks he can!

By

Ms Jyoti Kukreja

Assistant Professor

JIMS KALKAJI

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Trip for BBA/B.Com(H)

3 day excursion trip of students of BBA/B.Com(H) was organized, where students were taken to Dharamshala – Mcleodganj from 18th December to 21st December 2016. They enjoyed the chill weather and trekking on hills. They were taken to various tourists spots like bhagsu falls, Montessori, mall road.

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Holistic Education in Modern India

A recent research study done in India reports that 70% of the so called ‘ students” were not even able to write or read properly or neither  at all.  Moreover, we are also witnesses to the increasing rate of criminal activities carried out by children and adolescents. All these raise an extremely pertinent  issue-  where is the society leading to? what has gone wrong with our education system ?. Do we accept the fact that the country which was renowned for excellence in not only impartment of knowledge but also nurturing the tenets of humanity, ethical values and responsible citizens once is now at the receiving hands of a system which, no doubt, imparts skills and gears to  the young to meet the demands and benchmarks of workplace but has been ill designed to prepare them to meet the challenges and tribulations of life and retain their  human goodness and virtues ? The answer to all these questions could be found in going back to our roots of imparting education through the ‘ Gurukul’ system or in a modern context, a ‘Holistic Education’

 

A holistic approach to learning and impartment of knowledge has to be developed within our system of education to enable transformation. It has to evolve as a platform wherein education seeks to open the minds and spirits to develop the emotional, psychological and behavioral dimensions of the personality. A holistic education would help develop a positive attitude and behavior towards life and dispel all sorts of negative feelings.  Emphasis on all- round development through unstructured ways of education can go a long way in playing a constructive, reformative antidote to the level of stress, pressure and lack of interest that students have to undergo in recent times due to competitiveness  amongst themselves and even due to the undue pressure levied by the system which only recognizes the performers and sieves the so called-‘ Non- Performers’  at the bottom of the pyramid. All these facts create a wide disparity that the country faces in the education sector. The key to developing the parallel mode of education and going beyond the books lies in developing  a symbiotic relationship between the various areas of growth and development within individuals and helping them to unite these forces to regale in their areas of expertise and thus deriving self actualization. Holistic approach can prove to mark a shift from stunted  growth or growth in ‘pocket areas ‘ to an intrinsic growth of goodness of human being within them that goes beyond the boundaries of families, communities and religions. An alternative can be developed in the education system where excellence is not matched with rewards but recognition for their upholding social, moral and ethical values.

Ms Sanjeela Mathur

Associate Professor

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Annual Picnic

15th Dayout (Annual Picnic) was organized by JIMS for all the faculty and staff members of all the campuses at Farmhouse, Burari, New Delhi on 24th December, 2016.

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Digitization of Education

The reach and coverage of internet, proliferation of computers and smart phones and transformed the world into a digital space, India is also no exception to this paradigm shift, in fact it is one of the countries in the forefront of this shift. There was a time when the use of technology in India was limited to certain niche schools and colleges and the idea of bringing it to the use of common masses was a distant reality, but today the scenario is altogether different, especially amongst the generation Y of the society.

A typical classroom in India which was at one time perceived as one comprising of black boards and long lectures has today been to a large extent replaced with flipped classrooms and simulated sessions. The role of technology and the impact it’s creating can be easily visualized and felt. The technology has come in as an effective aid for the teacher and today the teachers can show and discuss live examples, 3D models, real time data, statistics, diagrams and figures to corroborate their point of view.

As per the available statistics more than ten thousand schools and colleges in India have adopted technology based platforms in one or the other form, these soft wares help the educational institutions in better planning  and effective utilization and management of their enterprise resources, compiling and maintaining databases and providing timely and valuable information. One major reason in the upswing in the use of technology can be attributed to the fact that these soft wares generally used by the educational institutions have seen a northward trend when it comes to their pricing, over the years there has been a considerable drop in the prices which have made these soft wares not only effective but reasonably priced.

The upsurge of the Indian middle class and the ambitions that they harbor is definitely a defining factor in the growth of digitization in India. Corporate today demand students to be savvy in technology use and prefer students with added information technology knowledge.  What this has done is that there is a big call from guardians and parents alike for the use of technology in education and the institutions have complied with that idea. This idea is not limited to only tier 1 cities but it has created uproar even in tier 2 and 3 cities in India.  The middle class Indian is enthusiastically supporting this idea which can see the benefits if this development.

Its and win- win situation for all concerned, the software developing firms are happy as it leads to more sales of their products, the schools are happy as it adds to their unique selling proposition, positioning and branding apart from the fact that these soft wares make administration and management relatively easier and also for the students that they get to learn and use technology which would be beneficial for the them in the long run for career development and enhancement.

By

Dr Akshat Dubey

Associate Professor

JIMS Kalkaji

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FDP on “Researching Emerging Markets for Enhancing India’s Exports in Goods and Services”

An FDP was organized by Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji in association with Federation of Indian Exporter Organization (FIEO) on Thursday, 15th Dec 2016. Dr Tamanna Chaturvedi from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade was the Guest Speaker for the FDP. She discussed the importance of choosing right products and right markets in order to be successful in foreign markets. She also elaborated the significance of National Tariff Lines of foreign countries that exporters can use to their benefit. This event was attended by all the faculty members of all the campuses of JIMS.

 

 

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Linking Education of Women and Population

In a developing country like India, mounted under a vicious circle of poverty, religious and social beliefs and customs restrict the development of scientific attitudes and reasoning. In the Population Census of 2011 it was revealed that the sex ratio of India 2011 is 943 females per 1000 of males. Women are considered goddess yet they are deprived, desired but not allowed, each family wishes to have a male child and child is considered as a gift of God.

Education of women in developing countries enables women to take active participation in socio-economic development and leads to inclusive growth which has been the focus of planning.

The population of the country is already over 1.2 billion and increasing every year at the rate 1.2 per cent. Taking a closer view of the population scenario it indicates that as India slowly transits into the third stage of demography, the birth rates continue to be high in comparison with falling death rates. It, thereby, indicates that education of women is a critical factor in reducing the fertility rates.

In India, where institution of marriage is considered necessary, unmarried women and men are looked down upon from people at large; a large chunk of girls get married even before attaining the age of 18, which stands illegal, imply that the period of child bearing is very long. Due to low awareness they fail to appreciate the importance and need of family planning. The family norms created mindlessly by the society at large worsen the living standards.

Also, high infant mortality rates in the country create a fear among the parents of losing their child and prompt them to have more children. A literate and well informed mother stays head on to maintain correct nutrition and health of her child as well as her own.

In many parts of the country, the sole function that a woman plays in the society is that to bear children, hence, parents do not “invest” in their girl child due to lack of sufficient future returns. Even when literate or employed, this attitude gets further aggravated by the existing wage differentials in India. According to a survey by The Self Employed Women’s Association, the average wage of women workers was Rs. 1815 while the average wage for men was Rs. 3842. Thus, financially weak and socially backward parents do not consider their girl child as worthy of their affection rather they treat them with regard to the future utility value they do not possess.

As the world economy moves closer to achieving globalization, ensuring that population becomes an asset instead of a liability is critical to secure our share of prosperity for our citizens. Early childhood development may help build technical and behavioral skills for enhancement of future productivity. Strong policies in conjunction with changing the oppressive social values and beliefs are need of the hour. It still remains for modern education to empower the women to take control of their lives and improve the standard of living of their own and the society as a whole.

-SHILPA LALWANI

Assistant Professor

JIMS, Kalkaji

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Disruptive technology as a tool in higher education

Disruptive technology is something that we all need to live and adjust with today. As per estimates every technology is becoming obsolete within two years and is being replaced by a better and more effective tool. Our education system is not left unawares by this sudden uproar and impact of technology.  How in the current times the higher education system would be impacted is for all to guess and assess. The answer may not be as simple as it might appear as learning is becoming more tech based and the age group to which higher education caters is the prime segment which is impacted by disruption in technology, this segment is the most tech savvy and hugely impressionable.

The way in which disruptive technologies are going to impact the higher education sector can be broadly classified as below.

  1. Online learning and innovations: class room teaching will soon give way to open classrooms social blog and online chat spaces. Mobile devices and online educators and classes at all times or at any time shall become the order of the day.  Clod computing, virtual classrooms, flipped classrooms and online sharing of resources shall disrupt the existing education pattern.

 

  1. Blending the patterns:  researches conducted by several leading universities of the world throw light on the fact that if a paradigm shift is desired in the way higher education is delivered today than there needs to be an assimilation of the existing models and the disruptive ones.  Class room sessions have to coexist with virtual sessions and physical resources have to be complimented with the online resources.  The blending of methods have shown to yield the best results as they help the students to have spare time to follow other pursuits or reflect and introspect upon their current modules or modus operandi since the classes happen as per their convenience they can easily manage their time and complete other major tasks on hand.

 

  1. Improved faculty learning: Faculties have been typecast over the years to teach in a specific manner, they have been safely ensconced in their comfort zones and have hardly barring few made attempts to shell that cocoon, experiment, research,  broaden or shape their existing horizons.  Times have changed fast and the society has metamorphosed especially with these disruptive technologies in the arena now, any such disruption helps the faculty to learn and imbibe something new which in turn they pass on to the students and over a period of time  it gets disseminated into the society. A trail and error method thus adopted also helps the society at large to retain or refrain from certain disruptions.

 

The Road Ahead

Disruptive technology not only helps in bringing about an improvement in the way higher education needs are addressed today and how an improvement can be brought about in the delivery of the curriculum but it also helps the students, parents and even faculty to chart out a learning pathway that suits their abilities and compliments their growth track, area of expertise and specialization. Disruptive technology can help in customization of education to suit individual need and perspective, design and develop modules accordingly and enhance learning.

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Ms Palak Gupta

Assistant Professor

 

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Alumni Meet 2016

JIMS organized the ALUMNI MEET for all the campuses on 17th December , 2016. The students as well as the faculty members took an active participation to make it a successful event.

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