Students at the Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) at OP Jindal Global University (JGU) have been selected for placement and internship opportunities in over 150 companies located around the world, including in India, USA, UK, Mauritius, and Singapore.
According to the institution press release over 125 students of commerce, finance and entrepreneurship were invited to do their internship in established banks and financial institutions, top-tier management consulting firms, large manufacturing companies, and startups including EY, KPMG, DE Shaw, SBI, Futures First, Aditya Birla Capital, Reliance Asset Management, Paytm, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, BHEL, UNICEF and CRY. Eight percent of the internships were in companies that are located outside India. The students who graduated during the pandemic in the summer of 2021 found full-time placements in Deloitte Consulting, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, ICICI Prudential, American Express and Citibank backed startup called Better among others.
The press release further stated that JSBF has an established ‘Office of Industry Interface’ that nurtures and promotes student-industry connections, including regular engagement with industry experts, industry internships, project work, and final placements. In 2021, over 10 specialized career workshops and industry talks were conducted for students of commerce, finance, and entrepreneurship. During the pandemic, more than 65 senior executives and practitioners were hosted from Banking, Fintech, Law Practice, Chartered Accounting, Management Consulting, and Insurance sector to interact with students. Special emphasis was placed on students who were graduating during the peak of the pandemic last year. Advanced personality profile testing, interviewing techniques and resume building workshops helped them prepare for these opportunities.
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, commented that, “we are delighted that the Jindal School of Banking & Finance has nurtured a range of industry partnerships for our students of B.Com. (Hons) and B.A. (Hons) in finance and entrepreneurship. The fact that these students found exciting internship projects and final placements during the difficult phase of the past two years speak volumes about the relevance of the curriculum for the industry and the ability of JSBF to match the tremendous demand with supply for meaningful industry engagements. I am happy to share that JSBF is prepared to more such opportunities within the world-class curriculum of the current and the upcoming programmes in commerce, finance and entrepreneurship.”
The Dean of JSBF, Professor (Dr.) Ashish Bharadwaj, stated that “our approach in JSBF is to complement the collective expertise of our faculty with continuous involvement of students in practical industry projects, their active engagement with the ‘real-world’ of finance, and timely exposure to the thought-leaders in the industry. The strategy has worked very well for undergraduate students in JSBF who shall be at the forefront of competition in the industry and in entering top universities.”Campus, News