Dean's Message

Dr. Rajesh Chakrabarti

Professor and Dean, JGBS
B.Sc. (Calcutta University); PGDM (IIM, Ahmedabad); Ph.D. (University of California)

Welcome to the Jindal Global Business School, JGBS! As part of a young, vibrant, world-ranked university, we are proud to bring to you – our students, partners, visitors – leadership in management thought and education that spans disciplines, stimulates imagination and delivers value.

 

None of this is automatic. The business world, as well as the world of management education, is in constant flux today, all over the globe. As speed of innovation approaches jet-pace, and domestic politics of nations conspires with geopolitics to alter the grammar of globalization, management education needs to be in constant introspection to retain relevance.

 

Among all the trends around us, three are particularly salient – the advent and spread of Artificial Intelligence, the continued importance of China and the accelerated pace of Innovation. Like it or not, AI is here and probably in more ways than we are conscious of. Understanding its nature and possibilities is essential to stay ahead of the curve in business. Equally importantly, no Indian business today can afford to miss out on China: it is there in virtually every Indian supply chain or as a rival. A business education that helps grasp China better has a definite edge over the rest. Finally, innovation is happening today at an unprecedented pace and the only way to train minds for the future is to expose them repeatedly to unstructured situations, to compel them to think outside the “model”. No paradigm, save the one that can be constructed ground up, is going to help. Shaping open, analytical minds rather than creating doctrinaire actors is therefore more likely to bring success to alumni. These are the core beliefs that inspire the design of our offerings at JGBS.

 

There are several ways that make JGBS programmes special. As part of the award-winning JGU campus, world-class infrastructure and facilities come with the territory. As do a network of global partner institutions spanning five continents. Our programmes – from the BBA, MBA, and integrated BBA-MBA to the PhD – all are focused on training the mind and building skills for the workplace – national and global. We consciously supplement our best in class academic faculty with industry experts to bring practitioner knowledge to the classroom. 

 

Pedagogical experimentation and innovation is a continuous feature at JGBS. As B-schools around the world experiment to keep abreast with technology and new generation learning habits, we are undergoing a conscious drive to make most of our classrooms experiential. 

 

Entrepreneurship and innovation are central to our approach. Our brand new incubation centre, the Startup JGU Innovation Lab, forms the nucleus of this effort not just for the school but for the entire campus.

 

JGBS is a happening place. Make time to visit us. It may just change your life, forever. 

 

Dr. Rajesh Chakrabarti

Dr. Rajesh Chakrabarti

Professor and Dean, JGBS
B.Sc. (Calcutta University); PGDM (IIM, Ahmedabad); Ph.D. (University of California)