Name –Dr. Rakhi Sharma
College Name – Jai Hind College
Course Name – BMS
Tell us something about yourself and your college.
I’m an MBA (Marketing & Finance) & have completed my Ph.D from the University of Pune on “Venture Capital Management- Indian Experience”. I have a teaching experience of 14 years at the Under- Graduate & Post-Graduate level. I’m a Certified Entrepreneurship Educator by Stanford University, USA and the National Entrepreneurship Network. I’m also trained in tools for successful Business Incubation supported by Dept. of Science & Technology, NSTEDB. Also I am regularly involved in mentoring start-ups.
When did you join this profession? What inspired you to choose this line?
I joined the teaching profession in 2001 & I’m associated with Jai Hind College since 2006.
How are the roles and responsibilities of a Coordinator different from that of a faculty? Do you like being a Faculty or a Coordinator? Which helps you to connect more with students?
As coordinator it is very important that we should facilitate every student to identify and execute the right course of action for career advancement and growth. The responsibility is endless especially in the case of outstation students. We are always available for any kind of help student require.
Who in your life has influenced the most?
My family has influenced me the most.
Tell us something about your college fests/events and extra-curricular activities? Do you believe that it should be made compulsory for students to manage both studies and be a part of college fests/events?
Talaash is by far the one of the biggest inter-collegiate BMS festival organised by Jai Hind College the B.M.S. students, its success just gets bigger and better every year. Over the years, Talaash has come a long way. The key to the huge success of Talaash lies in the large scale participation, not only from institutes in Mumbai but from beyond the circles of this cosmopolitan city. Students from cities like Pune, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai are ever-enthused to participate in Talaash every year. The events are held at larger than life and at regal venues like the NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts), The Bombay Presidency Radio Club, The World Trade Centre, Hotel Leela Kempinski to name a few. The events under the ambit of Talaash are admirably eclectic and coupled with unprecedented fun, frolic and a platform to truly showcase as well as hone one’s abilities. The academic events always have a management flavour to them, encouraging participants to work using their grey cells to achieve their goals and targets. However, being management students, they cannot afford to be inclined and associated with limited avenues where only analytical and reasoning skills are required. They need to be familiar with a gamut of avenues and therefore Talaash includes the Sports Day as well as the Cultural Day which hosts various theme based Dances, Fashion Shows, Dramas, the War of The DJs and Band Nites, thus encouraging the students to experience life as an “Explorer”. December truly is known as the month of festivities and rightly so and Talaash unarguably is the Flavour Of The Month. Your quest for the best ends at one of the biggest management festivals -Talaash.
Tell us something about your college students’ performances? Does your college provide any placement assistance to students?
Students are getting what they want in terms of placement, Starting their venture and getting admission in leading B-schools for further education.
What are the career prospects after BAF / BBI / BMS / BFM / BMM / BBA?
So many, it depends on what you are interested in.
What message would you like to give to the students?
Focus more on research intensive projects, Try to be Job generator (entrepreneur)
Do you think an online education website can help Bachelor-level students? If yes, can you suggest us which things / sections we can introduce on our websites that will benefit students?
Yes. The site is doing very good job. It’s informative and works in the interest of all stakeholders
Thanks on behalf of the readers, we wish you the best for all your future endeavors.