Mr. George Varghese is the Director of SJES College of Management Studies, Bengaluru. He has over two decades of experience working in senior management roles in India & Middle East. In his interview, he explains the importance of working together as a team and how he keeps a check on all the domains associated with learning and development. He also shares the USP of the college, which is industry focused integrated programs, to provide practical learning to the students. The curriculum is designed with the help of industry experts ensuring that it is upto the market standards. He expresses his appreciation towards the faculties and students, who are playing a pivotal hand in achieving the aim, which is to enhance the quality of teaching methodologies by focussing more on experiential learning. He thereon shifts his focus on the development of the youth and why they should bring in positivity in their lives. They must have patience, and ability to analyse the situation before making any conclusions or decisions. He shares his valuable advice that Learning from failures is one of the best things that can happen to anyone.
Work together-shoulder to shoulder is my philosophy of leadership
According to me, my leadership philosophy or style is simple: work together-shoulder to shoulder. Before making any final decisions for SJES, the concerned department/ team sits together, puts their viewpoints on the table, discusses the same and then makes the final call. This approach has helped our institution at every step and I can proudly say that where we are at this point it is because of our strong team work only.
My major role is to keep a check on the ongoing scenario within the institution and delegate the responsibilities as per requirement
At SJES we have three major verticals: Academics, Marketing & Administration. Each vertical has its respective heads, responsible for all the work and decisions that must be taken for the betterment of the department and largely for the Institute. As for me, my major role is to keep a check on the ongoing scenario within the institution, delegate the responsibilities as per requirement and also formulate the core action plan for the institute together with the team.
The USP of our institute is -- industry focused integrated programs, which provides more practical knowledge making students industry-ready
Talking about the education system in India and what we have at our disposal for the children studying here is our unique programs. The USP of our institute is - industry focused integrated programs, which provides more practical knowledge, thereby, making them industry-ready. At SJES we have modern classrooms, hi-tech labs, computer rooms and a 24X7 library offering the finest learning experience. We also have our own sports arena that provides recreational activities to the students for their holistic development. In a nutshell, all of this has helped us to create the leaders of tomorrow.
The curriculum for each program at SJES is designed with the help of industry experts ensuring that it is upto the market standards
SJES College of Management Studies is one of the leading professional colleges in Bangalore, enabled by GIAAM Foundation. We offer various UG & PG Courses, we are affiliated to Bangalore University. The curriculum for each program at SJES is designed with the help of industry experts ensuring that it is upto the market standards and is industry focused and which provides more practical knowledge to the students which makes them industry ready.
My major roles and responsibilities revolve around to keep a proper check on academic growth, maintain curriculum structure and to prepare industry ready students
As an administrator, my major roles and responsibilities revolve around to keep a proper check on the growth of the Institute on the academic level. Also, to maintain the structure of the programs as per global standards. For students, to make them industry ready & employable is one of the biggest responsibilities. Also, offering steady opportunities to the students as and when required and create the best possible environment to teach, learn & mould.
Our aim is to enhance the quality of teaching methodologies by focussing more on experiential learning
SJES’ priority in the coming decade will be enhancing the quality of teaching methodologies by focusing more on experiential learning and developing and adapting the best curriculum there is, for all of our courses. Not only our academic infrastructure, we are also focussed on updating our physical & information infrastructure.
We focus on academic excellence as well as personal development of the students
We understand that professional coaching & mentoring goes a long way in establishing your corporate career. With SJES, you gain soft skills & industry training necessary for all round personality development. We focus on academic excellence as well as personal development of the students as we believe that students should be inspired by means of extracurricular activities & quality education.
The biggest strength of SJES is that we truly believe in unity and teamwork
SJES as one of the premium Institutions provides tomorrow's education today. With a track record of more than 2 decades in providing quality education from the primary to the PG level. According to me, the biggest strength of SJES is that we truly believe in unity and teamwork. When our institute faces any challenges, we gather together as a team and create a plan of action and then execute it.
My approach is to build and maintain a positive relation with the students and communicate with them whenever possible
My approach is to build and maintain a positive relation with the students, and communicate with them whenever possible. For this, I hold lectures with them, organise group meetings as well. I make sure to be very much approachable and have maintained my aura in the institute wherein no student feels hesitant to communicate with me.
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Youth should possess a positive attitude towards any situation or circumstances
In the present day scenario, the top most suggestion to the youth is to have a positive outlook and attitude towards any situation or circumstances. They must have patience, and ability to analyse the situation before making any conclusions or decisions. It is always said, hard work always pays off, but for me, one must work hard as well as stay positive even if the outcome is not in their favour. Learning from failures is one of the best things that can happen to anyone.