Ms. Dipti Tripathy is the Chairperson of Innovation- The Business School. She is an alumnus of ICFAI University, Hyderabad. After Graduating, she chose rural development as her field of work and joined British Council Division, British High Commission, Govt. of United Kingdom, in New Delhi and then in Orissa State Office. In her interview she focuses on providing education to all and terms education as a tool for development. Education is a pivotal aspect which helps students to grow and prosper in their lives. Talking about the quality a leader should have, she says that enlightenment and choosing the path to show direction are pivotal for an effective leader. When it comes to understanding students, it is important to know them at an early stage. This helps to customize the way of teaching. Alos, the institute curates curriculum which helps students to focus and acquire skill sets to perform better. At the end of the interview she advises students to explore as much as they can. The youth should collect relevant information and evaluate every steps before taking any decision
Education is the domain where we can develop students to form a better career to help the society
I come from an HR background and therefore I deal with humans every day. After completing my 20 years of job in different companies, this is the right time to go for an education institute. This is the domain where we can develop students and carve a better career which can help the society.
A leader should enlighten the path by showing the right direction to the followers
If a leader moves in the right direction and enlightens the path, the followers will follow the leader. Therefore it's on the leader to show the right path and take everyone with him and my philosophy of leadership is to show the right path.
To reach our target audience, i.e students, we do different seminars to attract them
Innovation-the business school is not making much of strategy and marketing but our primary objective is to reach the students. To reach our target audience we do different seminars with different ads. If you create the demand it will attract the right set of students. Many students are not thinking about the management studies due to lack of information. Thus, it is important to provide them with information and counsel them accordingly.
We curate curriculum which helps students to focus and acquire skill sets to perform better
We start the curriculum at an initial stage which helps us understand the mind-set of the students. We try to open up their mind and develop their mental ability, soft skills. This way we develop each and every student. Each student is different from one another. We focus on every student individually. Initially for the first 15-20 days we evaluate each student and we see where they stand and accordingly we create a curriculum for everyone. By doing this, we create competitiveness within the students and motivate and develop their self-confidence. Consequently students perform well during placements and develop their career.
We focus on case studies to impart practical knowledge to students
We focus on imparting practical knowledge rather than theoretical. Case based curriculum is followed in our institute. We do industrial visits and study is based on real case study. We are preparing students to face the corporate world. We are trying to build a bridge between the institute and the corporates. Students don’t need to memorise the theories, but they should know how to implement that theory.
I try to mingle with the students and help them solve their problems
In Innovation, being the owner and chairperson of the college, I am involved in all the activities. Starting from admission to placements. As I am involved in the admission process, I come in direct contact with the students. I try to find out what type of students are coming, what their financial conditions are, and what their problem is and try to figure out how to solve the problem. I am also involved in the placement process and I make sure the students get placed in the company which they deserve.
We would like people to know how innovation is working towards the society and for the students
We would like people to know how innovation is working towards the society and for the students. We stand in a position where innovation has become a brand by itself. We focus on the quality of the students not in the quantity. We want people to know about the culture, curriculum, USP and definitely about Innovation as a whole.
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Youth should collect relevant information and evaluate every steps before taking any decision
Current youth should collect information and evaluate the information before taking any decision for their career. Like after graduation many scope and fields are available for studies. Therefore students must evaluate their capacity in terms of knowledge and then take admission. They should have industry knowledge and according to their skill they can evaluate their choice of career. Second thing they can evaluate what field they are choosing and what is the ground reality for it, about the availability of the job. When you are taking advice from people you must take advice from the right people. Most of the people who give suggestions, are not qualified enough to give such advice. So taking advice from the right people is important for youth.