Jaipuria Group of Institutes Appoints Dr. Pankaj Gupta as the New Director General

NEW DELHI, February 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Jaipuria Institutes of Management (www.jaipuria.ac.in), widely recognised as one of the foremost chain of Management Institutes in India, has appointed Professor Pankaj Gupta as its new Director General. Prof. Gupta will be leading, and providing strategic guidance, to all the four campuses of Jaipuria Institutes of Management i.e. Lucknow, Noida, Jaipur and Indore, and will be based at Jaipuria's Corporate Office in New Delhi.

"We are happy to have Prof. Gupta amidst us," confirmed Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice-Chairman, Jaipuria Institutes of Management. "We were keen on having an administrator-academician like Prof. Gupta to drive the next stage of our unique UnCampus initiative, which centralizes many important processes like admissions, placements, Student and Faculty Exchange, and Events. We are positive that under his stewardship, the Jaipuria Brand will traverse the desired growth trajectory."

A PhD in finance from Lucknow University, Prof. Pankaj Gupta comes from a blue-blooded academic background; a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the Myers University Ohio & University of Washington Seattle (USA) being a part of his academic credentials. A certified Cost & Management Accountant and Fellow of ICAI, Prof. Gupta has over 23 years of academic, professional and institution building experience. Prior to taking over as the Director General of Jaipuria Group of Institutes, Prof. Gupta was the Founding Director of the JRE School of Management (set up in partnership with Educomp) and Vice President (Academic) with Educomp Raffles Higher Education Ltd. New Delhi. His earlier leadership roles include Founding Director, SIBM (Symbiosis) Bangalore. He has also been a senior faculty member at IIM Kozhikode, IMT Ghaziabad, S P Jain (Dubai and Singapore), and ICSI New Delhi, among others. Prof. Gupta's main area of teaching and research is Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Strategic Cost Management, Management Control Systems, Corporate Governance and CSR.

"It is truly an honour to be associated with Jaipuria Brand," said Prof. Gupta on his appointment as the Director General. "Jaipuria Lucknow, and Jaipuria Noida have consistently been ranked amongst the top 10 management institutes in Northern India, and Jaipuria Jaipur has been ranked as the best B-school in Rajasthan by every credible source. Jaipuria Indore is barely a couple of years old, but is already being looked upon as the best B-school in the entire Central India region. The Management has an elaborate blueprint for the road ahead, and I will be working with all stakeholders to catapult Jaipuria Group to greater heights."

With numerous books and research papers to his credit, Dr. Gupta is a much sought-after speaker at top business schools across the globe, and was invited by Harvard Business School, USA, for the Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning at Boston in July 2012.

About Jaipuria Group of Institutes:

Pre-eminent for creating sustainable educational institutions since 1945, Jaipuria Group ventured into management education in 1995, and has ever since been recognised for quality management education and its prominent alumni spread across the corporate world. Jaipuria Group's vision and mission for institutional development is to continually upgrade and scale-up the quality and spread of educational endeavours - serving students, the corporate world and society at large. Known to provide its students with a transformational management education experience, the Jaipuria ethos stresses on liberating the mind and empowering the budding manager. Jaipuria Institutes of Management encourages the future managers in its folds to think out-of-the-box, innovate, learn, and imbibe the nuances of global management practices. To this end, the Jaipuria Group has an advanced student and faculty exchange programme with academic partners spread across the globe; from University of Illinois, and Eastern Mennonite University, in the USA, to Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland (Europe), to University of New Castle in Australia. For more information, visit www.jaipuria.ac.in.

Primary Media Contact: Avinash Dash, avinash.dash@jaipuria.ac.in, 91-99-53799637

SOURCE Jaipuria Group of Institutes




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