IIM Udaipur launches “Campus Connect” – A Social initiative

IIM Udaipur

Contrary to just thinking about case studies, calculating the return on investment and thinking about landing high-paying corporate jobs, IIM Udaipur students took the initiative to provide career guidance to local students, mainly from government schools. The students of class 9 and class 10, of Shikshaniketan high school were invited to the IIM campus, to spend a day and understand life in an IIM.

The program, “Campus Connect”, was organized by Prayatna, the social club of IIM Udaipur. The program was intended to inspire students and guide them to take careers which would really interest them. The purpose of the program was to motivate them to not give up their dreams and put in sincere and honest efforts to achieve.

The program began with an introductory session for the students. Each student was first asked to come onto the stage and speak about his/her self and his/her aspirations, for 2 minutes. The intention was to build confidence and break the initial ice. Most of the students came up with bright aspirations; one of them wanted to become an engineer, another, doctor, a few wanted to join the Indian Army and some wanted to get into the Civil Services.

The IIM students began their presentation about career options that were available after they completed their class 10. The presentation clearly explained the various paths which would lead them to their goal.

The session also included motivational snippets from the biography of our former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. His life history, highlighting the hard work and obstacles he had to face, to reach the pinnacle of success, was shared with the young minds to motivate them to think “BIG”.

IIM Udaipur – Creating tomorrow’s Leaders: The students were also explained about an MBA and life in an IIM. They were told that IIMs are the premier institutes in India which train young graduates to become efficient managers. The children were shown various motivational videos, like the success story of Govind Jaiswal – a rickshaw puller’s son, who secured All India Rank 48 in Civil Service Exam in 2006.

Then the students proceeded to participate in personality development games. The games subjected them to various situations which they might face in their daily lives. These games taught them the importance of team dynamics, especially in the world after school.

Personal Mentorship: The students of IIM Udaipur want this initiative to be fruitful, so each school student has been assigned an IIM-U Student as their mentor. They would remain in constant touch with the school students and guide them in their career in the years to come.

Prof. Shah interacting with the students

Dr. Janat Shah-The Director of IIM Udaipur expressed his happiness at such an innovative initiative, by the students of IIM Udaipur. He said “We are extremely grateful to Udaipur which has given us immense support in establishing IIM in Udaipur. We are always committed to nation building and this initiative by my students is just a step towards contributing for the wellbeing and development of Udaipur”. He advised the students to work harder in life and never give up until the goal was achieved.

The students of IIM Udaipur expressed their happiness and promised to extend this personal mentorship to many other students in and around Udaipur, to guide them in their careers and help them Dream BIG!!!


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IIM Banglore faculty appointed the new director of IIM Udaipur

One of the Hottest and Deeply searched topic in Udaipur right now is the newly set up IIM (One of the Country’s best brand of MBA Schools). Though everyone in Udaipur is quite excited and proud to have it here, allow us to give you guys another reason to cheer for it.
Recently Janat Shah, a faculty of IIM-Bangalore has been given the responsibility to head the IIM Udaipur.

About Janat Shah:

janat shah director
A graduate from IIT-Bombay in mechanical engineering (1980),  he undertook a PhD programme in ‘Operations Management’ from IIM-Ahmedabad in 1989. He joined IIM-Bangalore as faculty in 1991,after working at IRMA in Anand for two years.

His expertise lay in Supply Chain Design, Manufacturing Strategies and Service Quality, apart from this he even taught these subjects at IIM-B. His father Mr. Ghanshyam Shah wanted his son to become a Chartered Accountant, but later he was convinced that Janat belonged to a different genre.

Mr. Janat also has a rich experience of working in the corporate sector and has published many research papers alongwith writing articles and editing books, contributing valuably in the field of management studies.

Apart from all this he is a pioneer in studying the BPO sector in India and is certainly a promising figure in propelling IIM Udaipur to the heights of success. 🙂

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