Visionary Speaks : January Issue

Shreevats Jaipuria is the Vice Chairman of Seth M.R. Jaipuria Schools and Jaipuria Institute of Management and Director of Jaipuria Edutech Private Limited. Under his leadership, Seth M.R. Jaipuria Schools has expanded from one to seventeen schools in just one year with Jaipuria Institute of Management growing to become one of India’s leading Business Schools with campuses in Lucknow, Noida, Jaipur and Indore. A graduate from Stern School of Business, NYU, he is also the Executive Director of Ginni International Ltd.

The young enthusiastic entrepreneur for a starter has deep insights on business, academia, politics, religion, sport and other facets of the world. His wisdom is surely beyond the years he has. His passion and clarity of thought process is both admirable and to some level infectious.

We asked him to pen down his reflections on the year gone by and his plans for the future. Here it is what a Visionary speaks….

A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.
~ Laozi, Chinese Philosopher

Seth MR Jaipuria School has soared to new heights in the year 2015.

Our student Tathagat Bhatia, was placed 2nd nationally in the ICSE X standard examinations. 99% of our students achieved 1st division in Class X and Class XII board examinations. An alumni of ours, Ashutosh Agarwal landed a 1.8 crore job with the most coveted company is the world Google, after completing his graduation from IIT Patna. We made a mark on world policy through the presentation made by a team of three of our Class XI students, Tathagat Bhatia, Kanishk Singh and Shikhar Vaish at the COP21 climate summit in Paris.

We received international recognition being featured by Huffington Post, perhaps the world’s largest and most respected blog, and the University of California at Berkeley, as an example of “What a Greater Good School Looks Like”. We are amongst the first school in India to partner with Teachers without Borders and the International STEM Society to co-create the best in international educations for our students and beyond.

In 2015, the Indian Education Congress recognised us as the Best Emerging School Chain in India.

Much as we are proud of these achievements, we take greater pride, and remained focused on the journeys of the thousands of students, which start everyday at Jaipuria. We realize that a moment of inspiration can change a student’s life. It is up to us to kindle the interest of student in the classroom, to encourage the student to take up a sport and realize his talent, or provide ample opportunities and training to reach his potential in an artistic endeavor.

Moreover, at Jaipuria, we realize the importance of developing each student as a human being, who is one with himself and the world around him. This is essential not only for his own success and happiness, but also to create a better society, a better country, and a better humanity for our children.

We are working tirelessly to ensure that these values are inculcated, and each of our students is inspired to achieve success in multiple avenues. Our focus is to empower the teacher in the classroom by making available to her the best practices, techniques and pedagogy that is available across the world in a manner, which is easy to implement.

We strongly believe that best in class education should not and can not be the preserve of few privilege students studying in metropolitan cities. With the support of our academic team, our partners, our teachers and most of all our students and parents, we remain committed to take high quality education to all students that become part of the Jaipuria system.

Our efforts have been vindicated by the overwhelming response we have received in all our new schools ie. Banaras, Barabanki, Faizabad, and Patna, which we opened last year as well as our older schools in Lucknow. We will work to further improve our benchmarks of quality and these schools in the coming year as well as further expand to new location of Greater Noida, Hardoi, Sultanpur, and Faizabad Road – Lucknow.

We look forward to hearing from you, and engaging in discussions to create a better tomorrow for our children.

Jai Hind