The Career Track in Digital HR is a
structured intervention that is designed to equip our PGDM students with the necessary competencies
that will enable them to excel in their first role in the organizations that they join. The program
is thoughtfully crafted involving a larger exposure to the industry’s cutting-edge practices. During
the program, the students get to apply their learnings from the concepts acquired during their
foundational courses to the latest Human Resource practices in the Industry.
To make this happen, this year, we have partnered with the top-notch organizations who are known for the best-in-class people practices in this domain: Darwinbox Digital Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet, Schneider Electric & RapidValue. The course was designed carefully based on the inputs from (i) industry experts in the field (ii) the requirement placed by the Corporate Houses during their campus recruitment program (iii) theme of various industry forums such as NHRD Network that reviews the skill-gap requirement. The final curated course (given below) was driven largely by senior practitioners from Industry.
As a part of the Career Track
program, the students also received exposure to live-projects from Corporates. These were Consulting
Assignments (routed through the Request-for-Problem (RFP) intervention that we run for our students
each year). The students are currently mentored by faculty and industry leaders on concurrent
topics: employee engagement in hybrid work setting, performance management, and compensation
benchmarking. It is therefore, not a surprise, that the students rated these courses as some of
their best learning experiences in our campus.
By meeting these students, I am confident that you will see professionally groomed and young smart minds who are curious to learn and contribute to your needs.
We welcome you and look forward to working with you in areas of mutual interest.
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JAGSoM is distinguished by a unique Curriculum 4.0 aligned to the needs of
Industry 4.0. The Curriculum is designed to groom ‘T-shaped professionals’ for new-age roles in
new-age companies and is delivered through the unique pedagogy of ‘Learning by Solving’.
The PGDM program at JAGSoM is delivered by domain specialist faculty, with professional experience in the industry.
JAGSoM conducteda joint study in collaboration with the National Human Resource Development Network (NHRDN) to identify the unmet needs of the industry and the skills required for Industry 4.0.
The culmination and analysis of the results of the JAGSoM-NHRDN study
revealed that successful professionals of the future will be ‘T’ shaped professionals, combining
both a l wide breadth of knowledge across areas and in-depth knowledge in a specialised
The main focus of Curriculum 4.0 is to groom T-shaped professionals for new age roles in new age industries.
in the figure above, the top bar of the ‘T’ represents the broad skills such as the people
skills, the social skills, and an appreciation of multi-functional capabilities and how the
functional areas play among themselves.
The Practice Courses at JAGSoM form an important part of the pedagogical interventions and are accorded great priority. Almost one third of the total credits in the entire PGDM program is assigned to practice courses. The Practice Courses are ‘Hands – On’ and serve to ensure that students get ready for Industry 4.0.
The Majors, Minors and the Career Tracks make up the Vertical bar of the ‘T’.
In order to ensure that studentsare ready for Industry 4.0,Curriculum 4.0 includesCareer Tracks aligned to their professional goals. Students do a deep dive immersion in their Career Tracks to acquire the required competencies and critical skills to become industry ready.The Career Tracks enable the students to achieve depth of knowledge and skills in a specific area pertaining to Industry 4.0.
The Curriculum 4.0 of JAGSoM includes 4 Majors – Marketing, Finance, Analytics & Digital Business and HR, as well as 7 Career Tracks in MarTech, Sales & Service, FinTech, Capital Markets, Banking, Business Analytics and Digital HR.
JAGSoM’sCurriculum 4.0 is delivered through the unique pedagogy of
‘Learning by Solving’ where students work in groups to solve real life problems supported by
Industry partners and mentored by domain specialist faculty.
The pedagogy of ‘Learning by Solving’ is operationalized by an integrated pathway consisting of 3 Key Interventions, in which every student at JAGSoM’s PGDM program participates.
Research/Innovation Incubation (RI/II): Students work in small groups either on Research Projects or Start-Up Ideas, under the guidance of faculty mentors.
In the Research Incubation practice course, the focus is on research topics that impact practice where students get an in-depth understanding of various domains through sector and company analysis. The Innovation Incubation practice course is aimed at developing the entrepreneurial mindset of students and at providing them a structured path to creating and launching their own startups.
Career Track Program & Request for Problem (RFP) Project: The same student groups from the Research Incubation and Innovation Incubation practice courses then move on to work on a live industry project in the Career Track program. Students select a Career Track aligned to their professional goals and do a deep dive immersion to acquire the required competencies and critical skills to become industry ready. Career Tracks are offered to students in MarTech, Sales & Service, FinTech, Capital Markets, Banking, Business Analytics and HR-Digital Transformation.
The ‘Request for Problem’ (RFP) project is an integral component of the ‘Career Track’ Program. Each year, JAGSoM invites industry partners to refer business problems that they are currently facing which student consulting teams help to solve, each led by a fulltime faculty member (or an interdisciplinary team of faculty members).
Industry Internship Program (IIP): The final step in the pathway is a 3-month long Industry Internship where the students intern with new-age companies to get hands-on experience. The IIP is an intensive immersion, enabling the students to apply the domain knowledge acquired in Research/Innovation Incubation, Career Track and RFP projects, while also understanding real-world industry applications.
A life-skill and lifestyle-oriented course that addresses issues of wellness and essential skills, like communication, negotiation, and cross-cultural orientation, to groom a holistic individual.
Corporate mentors guide students in goal setting and realization of their professional aspirations.
This course aims at enhancing the ability of students to address the challenges of collaboration, conflict resolution, timely and cost-effective execution of critical activities to achieve specific milestones in institution building activities.
Students undertake immersions with NGOs in rural areas. Students learn to design solutions for social problems through a Techno Economic Viability study, thereby enabling sustainable, socially positive, and measurable impact on UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In the Research Incubation practice course, students work in small groups on Research Projects under the guidance of faculty mentors. The focus is on research topics that impact practice where students get an in-depth understanding of various domains through sector and company analysis.Thispractice course is featured by AACSB in the list of best practices in the Asia Pacific.
This course empowers the participants to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and enables them to tackle business problems & challenges through creativity and innovation.Students work in small groups on Start-Up Ideas under the guidance of faculty mentors.The Innovation Incubation practice course is aimed at developing the entrepreneurial mindset of students and at providing them a structured path to creating and launching their own startups.
The PGDM program concludes with this 3-month long internship providing a transitioning bridge between theory and practice. The Industry Internship Program (IIP) is the final component of the RI-RFP-IIP Integrated Pathway for ‘Learning by Solving’.
The HR Career Track program consists of 5 courses and 1 capstone project.
Organizational Development &
Technology in HR
Data Driven HR with
Agile Project Management
One Certification from AI HR recommended list of courses
Capstone Project - Real-Life Problem Solving with Industry
The course outlines for the five courses offered under the Digital HR Career Track are as follows:
Post-Doctoral Research, School of Technology and Management, Portugal. Research topic: Millennial workforce
Ph.D., Management Studies, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
MBA, Canara Bank School of Management Studies, India
Prof. Shaji Kurian has over 22 years of experience both in industry and academics. Prior to joining JAGSoM, he was the talent head in Indian Semiconductor Association.
A seasoned Human resource - Talent Acquisition professional with over 18 years of experience in managing Talent Acquisition in Product Development and Investment Banking Captive organizations. Managed Business transformation with talent acquisition Strategy. Managed Global Talent Branding, Candidate Experience and University Relations.
A Senior Industry Professional Praveen Kamath is a Senior HR Professional with 21 years of experience working in strategic and leadership roles in some of the top MNC’s driving the need to search & develop Talent spread across the globe ensuring sound and effective talent practices in alignment with the business goals and objectives.
PG PMIR – XLRI, Jamshedpur
BA Economics – Stella Maris, Chennai
An expert industry professional with over 6 years of strong industry experience, Ms. Poojitha, is the Implementation Director of Darwinbox HRMS. She has experience of successful implementation of the system across multiple industries independently. Prior to Darwinbox, she has been part of EY and also, Infosys.
PGDM (Strategy & HR), IIM, Calcutta
M.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry, BITS Pilani
BE Hons (Comp Science), BITS, Pilani
Prem is a strategy expert with over 15 years of experience in Consulting and Industry. Prior to Schneider, Prem was Assistant Director with EY. He was also a senior consultant at AoN Hewitt.
PGDM (HR and Marketing), Bhavan’s Royal Institute of Management.
B.Com. HRM, Mahatma Gandhi University
Aravind is an industry expert with around 20 year experience in the new age industry largely in IT/ITES. He was earlier associated with Novo Nordisk, Infosys and UST Global.
Ph.D in Leadership, DAVV
MBA, UBS, Chandigarh.
MSc – Defence Studies, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
B.Sc., Loyola College, Chennai
He is known for establishing the Leadership
Assessment and Development Center at TAPMI, Manipal using integrated psychometrics
developed through his research.
As a leadership trainer and corporate consultant, and as an author of organizational behaviour book, Prof. James has made significant contributions to the HR field
Ph.D., OB & HR, Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India
M.B.A., Personnel Management, Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune, India
B.Com.(Hons). Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
Dr. Vittal is a specialist in Employee Engagement. He has played various strategic leadership role with Aditya Birla Life, Asian Paints, ESAF, HDFC, Murugappa Group, Ujjivan. He has been instrumental in making his organization(s) feature among India’s Top 10 Best Places To Work year-on-year. He is a regular speaker in Industry forums such as CII, AKMI, WWB in India and Abroad. His research is published in world’s top journals and he frequently writes in The Economic Times, The People Management and Human Capital Magazine.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Management Studies, Human Resource Management, IFIM Business School, India. (2016)
BA(Honours) Degree, Hospitality Studies, Hotel Management, Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad. (2010)
Mr. Sarthak Daing received the Chairman's Gold Medal and Nest Away Award for 'Best Student in Human Resource Specialisation for Batch 2014-16’.
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