As a vital part of the foundation of India’s education system, Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad, considers it their responsibility to make professional education more relevant, accessible, and affordable. With growing demand and scope for management, as a course and career option, the road to growth and betterment for the institute lies through innovation and change. And as the days are passing, the world that we live in is transforming constantly, for better, if not worse. So, here are some ideas that signal a new phase for VJIM that may come as a surprise to many and may as well make educators reiterate that management education is not just a value addition to those who pursue it but something that cannot and shouldn’t be replaced with other areas of expertise – for management is an ongoing and a continuous process!
1. Utilizing database for gaining concept clarity
A good and updated database forms the backbone of any organization – be it a corporate or an educational institution. And when there’s a talk about the latest trends, shifts, and setbacks in the market, nothing comes more handy than a real-time data to understand, analyze, learn, and execute the needful activities. For VJIM, gaining access to the Capitaline Euromonitor database seems important in the near future which is likely to help them amass and strengthen their capabilities to sail through differently-demanding situations.
2. Altering working practices
In the times to come, among many other upgradations, adjustments, and changes, VJIM envisions the strong need for laying focus on altering conventional working practices with modern techniques in order to deliver advanced education and class-apart practical knowledge. In terms of management teaching, the institute believes and is hopeful of bringing forth more and more real-life examples and experiences of the students as well as faculty members by combining it with conceptual video presentations and real-time solutions.
3. Establishment of business news analysis
The importance of introducing management professionals to the latest business news can never be emphasized more. For VJIM, this is a critical area for its students since it’s a knowledge box that only helps in staying updated, evaluating situations, and learning the tricks of coping up with business ideas and strategies.
4. Presentations with a purpose
As a practice followed for years, VJIM aims to continue hosting presentations in a structured manner, with and for a purpose, that’s certain to improve students’ confidence, communication skills, overall know-how, team bonding, and industry-readiness, which, in future, is likely to ease the process of adapting to the corporate world.
5. Backing students’ forum
The students form the backbone of an educational institution and nothing seems more critical now than forming an exclusive students forum that will not only encourage them to come up with innovative ideas but will also strengthen their confidence to ideate, create, and present. At VJIM, this has been an on-going activity and the institute only hopes to enhance it further to garner interest and pave way for different means of sourcing knowledge.