Interview by Sakshi Aggarwal
Mr. Vibhav is working as a key member of Board of Management in Dolphin PG College of Science and Agriculture. Being a Key Member of the group and also an Edupreneur, he actively participates in the whole decision-making and policy-making of the institution. He also actively participates in giving his valuable inputs to the organization when required for the fruitful growth of the institution.
He is also the Director and Managing Trustee where his responsibilities involve keeping a tab on each and every activity precisely including Technological advancement and financial details and managing account and academic activities and monitoring admission procedures, staffing, directing, controlling and establishing a healthy relationship with other professionals and peers while giving valuable suggestions and being a technocrat keeping a bird eye view on All Technical activities.
Mr. Vibhav has been awarded as Dynamic Leader of Upcoming Year and the Best Agriculture Institute in Punjab.
Mr. Vibhav’s experience in the education industry
My experience in education industry has been long and a fruitful and learning experience. I would say it is one of most respectable and challenging industry to work within as you are contributing in some or the other way in the progress of the nation as you are nurturing the budding talent who would become torch bearers of our nation. I started off as an Executive under the purview of father (who is the chairman of the college) Dr. Vinod Mittal and gradually by gaining experience of each and every aspect including marketing, branding and strategizing and many more, earned the position of the Executive Director. I would say there is no age for learning and there is a long way to go.
Mr. Vibhav’s philosophy of leadership and his leadership style
Being the Director of the college, my philosophy and ideology are that, a leader must be able to first create a healthy work environment in an organization and must respect and groom a specific forte or skill set of each and every employee of its organization. They must be given freedom to work, implement their ideas and share their views. And most importantly, he must appreciate its team and all his workers irrespective of their hierarchy and must be able to take wise decision without coming into pressure or bias attitude.
Significant challenges faced as the Director of Dolphin PG College of Science and Agriculture
Being a leader is not a bed of roses. Everyone faces a lot of struggles and by overcoming their hurdles, one truly exhibits its leadership traits. One problem I faced as a Director was to say no to my employee or student. But gradually, I got adapted to it as joining an organization in such a young age in a management position, you come across a stage when people start expecting from you. But, I believe that a leader should be firm and must be rigid on his decisions without flowing into set of emotions.
Curriculum at Dolphin PG College of Science and Agriculture
Our curriculum has been designed in keeping the view of the standards of the industry trend and an industry based academic syllabus which in turn helps students to have a practical exposure in what basically an industry is looking for apart from theoretical knowledge. We have blend of both that is practical and theory regulate time to time we have industry experts visiting our campus for their lectures and regularly industrial visit which helps students to have practical exposure and widen their horizon. Moreover, it makes the theory easy to understand. And it gives me immense pleasure to say that our college is the first college in north India to provide student exchange internship program in USA and ISRAEL in domain of agriculture and floriculture with guaranteed stipend and it will give our students an edge over others. And we have been awarded with various recognitions in past like “Best Private Agriculture college in north India and Best Private Fisheries college award in north India for our academic excellence.
Growth of students through placement opportunities available at Dolphin PG College of Science and Agriculture
For us, placements have been and will always remain the utmost important aspect and we have always succeeded in providing maximum placement opportunities for our students that be in various pharmaceutical industry and F&B industries and Agro and various Fertilizers company and many. We have been inviting various renowned industry experts who help the students to get an idea what exactly industry is looking for and we groom our students to become all-rounder including their communication and persona skills which help them to evolve better in industry.
Mr. Vibhav’s relationship with the students
I tend to establish the relationship with the students by addressing them on various events and motivating them and developing a sense of zeal and encouragement and enthusiasm among them and if any student is facing any difficulty they are always welcome to our Principal and Director and obviously at my office too anytime. We ensure student doesn’t face any issue on any front and we are always for there. And they can write their issues on our given emails or contact numbers.
Ideal school environment according to Mr. Vibhav, and how he encourages that at Dolphin PG College of Science and Agriculture
I believe an ideal college environment would be where students are groomed to become all-rounder which means along with their academics. Their personality development and their communication skills are also groomed and we encourage and pay lot of attention to sports and co-circular activities be it to debate and quiz and many other programs.
Goals in mind for university for Dolphin PG College of Science and Agriculture for the next few years
Our vision is to introduce more industry-oriented courses and those which industry requires and students don’t face any employment issues and they can be absorbed easily after completing their education and to introduce various exchange programs in different nations for strong international ties.
Suggestions for the current youth and the aspiring students
My suggestion for today’s youth would be-Don’t just get confined to books. Paying attention to communication skills is important to succeed and keeping yourself abreast of current affairs will add a boon to your career and regular practice. Dedication will definitely take you to heights. Just do with full dedication and full optimism and always stay positive.