Interview by Sakshi Aggarwal
Currently serving in SIRTS, Dr. Jeetendra’s academic record has been really well. He got GATE-99 Scholarship, got C.V. Raman International Fellowship as Host Scientist 2010, is running one research project sanction from MAPCOST, Bhopal 2010 as Principal Investigator, got two projects funded by AICTE, as Principal Investigator, New Delhi. a). Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC). b). MODROBS and has completed one research project funded by IEDC Chennai as Principal Investigator. His expertise is in the areas of Transdermal Drug Delivery System, Matrix System, Tablet Technology.
Dr. Jitendra’s experience in the education sector
I have been in this education sector since I started taking education, probably from KG standard. The sector is really vast and it is changing every moment. I must say that it is the mother of all the sectors.
All the other sectors are just subsidiary or branches of it. But as you know like a mother at home or trunk of a tree in ground always compromises or is deprived on nutrition besides its greatest contribution, so is the case here also.
Then also, I find this is the noblest of the sector to work in and as such it has all the spheres of the activities which will give you wealth, health happiness and satisfaction and contribution towards making the world a better place to live.
Dr. Jitendra’s philosophy of leadership and his leadership style
I don’t have any style of leadership. Rather, I simply follow and believe my instincts before taking any decision. The biggest quality of my personality is the flexibility and openness to the better solution or option available.
I believe that leadership is a comprehensive word which includes many qualities and there couldn’t be the benchmark or SOP for it. The most important aspect of leadership is effective communication.
Significant challenges faced by Dr. Jitendra as the Director of Pharmacy of SIRTS, Bhopal
I think and wish that life should be lived as facing challenges only. Challenges invite you, motivate you, provide a kind of energy and vigour to overcome it.
Challenge is itself a positive terminology. It always pushes you to perform better and better. This is my philosophy towards challenges.
Curriculum of SIRTS
We do follow the curriculum provided by the PCI and University. Apart from it, we have created certain courses and topics of industrial and practical applications, which we try to literate the students by conducting value addition courses.
In fact, we provide industrial training to students also to make them more industry oriented and capable of handling the working of the industries.
Changes noticed by Dr. Jitendra the education sector over the past few years and the skillset required by a corporate in a student
Education sector is the most dynamic sector and changes happen each moment each day. Challenge is to update yourself with the changing times and technologies.
I had felt that in recent past the use of gadgets and internet has provided a revolutionary effect and impact of the education industry.
The growth of students through placement opportunities available at SIRTS
Our institute makes the students ready to face the campuses, interviews etc. We provide them training on various aspects of placements right from technical competency, soft skills, presentation abilities, we work on their aptitude and attitude also.
In my institution, none of the students is unemployed as such. They have been provided with ample placement opportunities which they encash and get placed at better salary structure.
Dr. Jitendra’s relationship with the students being the Director-Pharmacy of SIRTS, Bhopal
I am having very cordial and friendly relationship with the students. Even they can share and take help from me on their personal and family matters. I am always available to my students without any timing slot or formalities.
Ideal school environment, according to Dr. Jeetendra and how he encourages that kind of culture in SIRTS
School atmosphere should be conducive supportive and cordial for the overall growth of the student right from technical to moral to ethical to cultural and social education.
Top qualities according to Dr. Jeetendra that an aspiring Pharmacy student must possess
Utmost important thing is the keen interest and first choice of the course as a Pharmacy. It shouldn’t be the compromised choice of the candidate then only the candidate would explore the hidden and latent prospects of the profession completely.
Goals in mind for SIRTS for the next few years
Centre of Excellence in producing a better human being, a responsible citizen of the country and skilled and competent professional by any means.
Suggestions for the current youth and the aspiring students
Follow your instincts, success will follow you. Best wishes!