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Building Pathway To Excellence

Jagannath International Management School Kalkaji was established in pursuance of the guiding purpose that it would develop students to serve both the industry and community in a recurring and sustained manner

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The creation of an educational institution is often an act of faith and in the expression of that faith lies a tremendous philosophy that guides the actions of those who fashion and manage these institutions. Jagannath International Management School (JIMS) Chairman Amit Gupta, a nationally renowned edupreneur and philanthropist, established the JIMS Group of Colleges and Universities with the clear vision and purpose of creating high priority national assets, which are fully equipped to develop young human resources to meet the needs of our wealth-creating business organisations.

JIMS Kalkaji, the premier group institute, conducts the PGDM and PGDM (International Business) programmes which are both NAAC and NBA accredited and their diplomas are recognised by AIU as equivalent to an MBA degree. The above bespeaks volumes of the excellence achieved by the institute in the core metrics of business education such as Curriculum Development, Placement, International Collaboration and Industry connect.

The annual media hype of publishing B-school rankings with a focus on placements has led to parents and students now mulling B-school options based on placement as the sole criterion. However, JIMS Kalkaji believes that striving for quality in all deliverables is the only viable pathway to achieving top placements.
Innovative Curriculum: JIMS Kalkaji also believes that the academic environment in an institution should be high on quality. An innovative curriculum and teaching methods with opportunities for hands-on learning experiences lend basic character to the academic ambience. Hence the school tracks global changes and enriches its curriculum by introducing industry relevant core and elective courses.

The institute also aims to provide students with international exposure through its partnerships with foreign universities/colleges such as the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, MDI Singapore, NNBS, Holland, Westminster University, UK, ABS, France and NTU, Singapore. These partnerships cover faculty and student exchange programmes.

The partnerships with the industry have been most productive and have strengthened over time. During the Covid19 pandemic, the school’s Placement Cell was nimble and agile in adopting an ‘emerging sector focused approach. As the pandemic continued to churn the Indian market, it decided to target a few sectors that registered exponential growth in their businesses. Hence as a strategy, JIMS adopted a dual focus of not only inviting traditional corporate organisations but also those in the field of ecommerce, adtech, fintech, healthcare, and entertainment for placements.

Given the several initiatives taken by its Placement Cell, JIMS Kalkaji was able to achieve near 100 per cent placements for the passing out batch. A significant uptrend in salaries of top brands was also witnessed. Some of the companies that provided placements include Amazon, Deloitte, Asian Paints, CBRE, Paytm, Khimji Ramdas, Lewis Berger, Videocon, Cafe Coffee Day, E & Y, ITC, MRF,  Godrej, Capital First and among others.  

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