Higher Education in India and contribution of Management Education towards growth and development of Nation

Higher Education in India and contribution of Management Education towards growth and development of Nation

The concept of development has evolved from income and income distribution to human resource development. The essence of Human Development is education, which crafts the socio-economic fabric of the Country and Management Education Plays a significant role in providing strength to this fabric. The demographic dividend that most often is talked about now a days cannot be achieved unless our most valuable resource i.e. youth is nurtured and shaped through quality professional education. Economic well-being can only be realized by developing higher intellectual and professional capabilities of human beings and the Institute of Management provides a perfect blend of strong academic rigor and practical industry interaction to aspiring managers.

A good quality human resource base is extremely important in today’s highly competitive environment. Management Education facilitates to have a better quality of life. At the Institute of Management of JKLU the philosophy is not only to create good managers and industry leaders but also to groom students to take up entrepreneurship which ultimately leads to job creation. The projects, assignments and field projects help students to interact with industry and also take up industry problems and burning issues as a learning opportunity, no wonder sometimes these budding managers come up with innovative solutions that even practitioners might not have thought of.

An emphasis on taking up social projects in the undergraduate Management programme (BBA) of the University facilitates in strong social foundation. Such efforts in Management education are critical for developing a modern economy, a just society and a vibrant community.

If we look at Global and Indian scenario of higher education, there are pockets of excellence like IIT and IIM but a large part of population is deprived of quality higher education due to inadequate number of quality institutions in India. The diverse and complex education system of India today needs alignment with global peers. The Memorandum of Understandings with some of the leading Institutions of the world including St. Cloud State University, USA which facilitates students of MBA programme to pursue their Summer Internship in USA provides a global edge to MBA students of the University.

The quantum growth that the entire country aspires for under the able leadership at Centre can be spear-headed by Universities, which are the highest temples of learning. JK Lakshmipat University, one such initiative of JK Organization has been established precisely with this solemn objective of providing quality education, training, research and consultancy.

The University and its several programmes in Management and Engineering domain bring world class opportunities of higher education and research to the country so that Indian students are not finding lacking when facing an international platform. The MOUS’s with 5 foreign Universities to facilitate Research, Curricula, faculty and student exchange are a testimony of that fact. With world-class infrastructure and well-qualified and experienced faculty members as their mentors, the students are poised to lead from the front in their respective fields.

About the author:
Amit Jain

Dr. Amit Jain

Associate Professor and Chairperson-MBA Programme

Dr. Amit Jain is Associate Professor in Marketing Area with JK Lakshmipat University and currently chairs the MBA Programme of the University. He has been associated with various management and training institutes as a guest faculty, such as Bank of Baroda Staff College, Ahmedabad Management Association, Sardar Patel University, ICFAI University and Ahmedabad University. Dr. Jain has visited University of Technology Sydney, Australia as Honorary Visiting Professor in 2012. Dr. Jain has designed and conducted training programmes/sessions for various organizations. Dr. Jain has several publications to his credit and has presented research papers at National and International conferences organized by institutes like IIM, IIT SMU, Singapore and UTS, Sydney. He has received an award for three of his research papers at National and International Conferences. Dr. Jain is life member of Indian Society for Training and Development and currently holds the position of Chairman with ISTD-Jaipur Chapter. His area of interest for Research, Training and Consultancy includes Marketing Strategy, Sales Management, Marketing Communications and Retail Management.

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