Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 7 (July)

JGU partners with top institutes to prepare students for competitive exams

The Office of Career Services (OCS), Student Council and the Committee for Academic Support on Higher Education and Learning (CASHEL) have launched a joint initiative to partner with top institutes to prepare JGU students for competitive examinations.  The student-led initiative was guided by faculty and coordinated by OCS. The leads from Student Council, OCS and CASHEL were Mr Ayussh Srivastav, Mr Arun Albert, and Dr Shireen Moti respectively.

Launching the initiative, Professor (Dr.) Pankaj Gupta, Dean of OCS, said: “As majority of JGU students opt for higher education after graduation, the scope of the OCS had to be expanded to include more strategic initiatives related to competitive exams and higher education counseling.” 

The JGU team followed a three-pronged strategy. First, it identified students interested in preparing for competitive examinations such as civil services, judicial services, GMAT and GRE. Second, counselling webinars were held for student groups preparing for such exams. Webinars for GMAT were conducted by Jamboree Education and GMAT Insight in one of which Mr. Vineet Gupta, Managing Director, Jamboree Education, spoke to over 60 students. A demo session for UPSC was conducted by Rau’s IAS. Third, the Student Council carried out an extensive survey capturing the interest of students in various exams and held negotiations with selected vendors. The Council also worked closely with the partner institutions to align the preparatory sessions with the JGU class schedules.

After a rigorous selection process, partnering institutes were finalised for GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and IELTS exams and onboarding and counselling sessions started in the last week of July 2021. GMAT Insight and Jamboree Education participated in numerous one-on-one counselling sessions covering questions like GMAT versus GRE, teaching methodology of the coaching institute, application process and deadlines, admission milestone setting and student profile reviews.

The JGU team is also in the final stages of negotiations with organisations that are specialised in training students for UPSC exams.

OCS holds interactive sessions with top law firms to prepare students for Zero Day

Meanwhile, with the Zero Day approaching, OCS partnered with Student Chapter for Corporate Law and Practice (SCCLP) and the Assistant Deans of JGLS career services to host six interactive sessions with industry professionals associated with some of biggest law firms in India. These firms are either participating in the Zero Day or prominent recruiters from JGLS. These sessions organised in July aimed to give students an insight into different practice areas, share expectations the firms have from interns and employees, guide students in their placement journey, help students to perform optimally in assessment internships, and understand specialisations and challenges related to career progression.

Participants of the webinars were Mr. Sushant Shetty (Partner and Practicing head of Real Estate at Fox Mandal), Mr. Hariharan Kumar (Senior Associate in the project finance office at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas), Ms. Ankita Dhawan (Specialising in Competition Law, previously worked at Google and Trilegal), Mr. Tejas Karia (Partner and Head of Arbitration at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas), Mr Narayan Kedia (Vice-President of Legal Department at Indiabulls Group), and Ms. Shagoofa Rashid Khan (Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas). Over 300 students attended the webinars.