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Mar
03

Good Students make Good Teachers

The world of work is undergoing a massive shift and no matter in what occupation or industry you are in; you must cultivate your own way of driving your continuous learning practices to ensure unstoppable growth.” – Radhika Shrivastava, Executive Director-FIIB. 

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In today’s era where occupations and industries are expanding and contracting at an alarming pace, continuous upskilling has become the accepted norm, and academicians and professionals working in the knowledge industries are no exception to this trend. Faculty nowadays also need to spruce up their functional as well as technical skills in order to engage their students, both inside and outside the classrooms, with effective teaching methodologies. 

There is a general perception that the time and effort required for in-classroom teaching, research work and other administrative responsibilities often leave very little scope for the faculty to drive their formal on-the-job learning. However, three of FIIB’s faculty have challenged this mindset by carving a slightly different learning path for themselves. They’ve driven their quest for growth by discovering what they’re best with – Research Papers, Book Reviews, Industry Interactions etc. – and embracing what more they can add to their skills to stay relevant with the 21st century workplace needs.  

Where most business schools focus mainly on their students growth, well-being, and experiential learning, FIIB, on the other hand, believes that it is equally crucial to encourage and drive the growth and learning of its educators i.e. faculty. And, provide them with opportunities that motivates them to never stop learning and moving up the rungs of achieving academic excellence. 

In this blog, we highlight the teaching ideologies of three of our most dynamic faculty at FIIB who are passionately self-driven in enhancing their learning skills to stay up-to-date in their profession. 

1.Dr. Nimit Gupta 

(Marketing Area Faculty at FIIB)

Teaching is a process in which both teacher and student learns.” – Dr. Nimit Gupta, PGP Chair-FIIB

As the marketing phenomena is changing rapidly and people are becoming more attentive to their privacy, it is getting crucial for brands to work around a concept that gives preference to consumers’ privacy. For the past few years, Dr. Nimit, along with his scholars, has been working on ‘permission marketing’ research paper and recently got his patent for a mobile based solution developed in the area. Now, he’s bringing all his learnings in the classroom to ensure that his students will also be diligent while dealing with consumers’ data in the coming future.

2.Dr. Sangeeta Chopra

Pave the path of learning that you wish your students to follow one day.Dr. Sangeeta Chopra, Assistant Professor (HR & OB)-FIIB

Reading more and more books not only just refines your speech but also gives you knowledge that is hard to find at one place. In her 14+ years of teaching experience, Dr. Sangeeta has read more than 30 biographies along with many other literature niches that altogether help her to master the art of communication. At FIIB, she is counted among the faculty who likes to keep their classroom environment creative & innovative. Apart from bringing her effective communication lessons to FIIB classrooms, she also conducts book reading workshops that help peers to strengthen their vocabulary and help them assimilate different perspectives. 

3.Dr. Sudhir Rana

Feed them with insightful knowledge and help them turn it into meaningful ideas.” – Dr. Sudhir Rana, Assistant Professor (Marketing)-FIIB

Academic research is indeed a garland of concepts that can only be handled well if broken into small chunks of manageable parts. If you count reading as the first step towards knowledge, then “organizing all that literature in an accessible way is the next performing step for me as it helps me to navigate my students in the direction industry is pacing with.” Dr. Sudhir literally goes through a lot of research papers and performs conceptual research to develop new simplified theories that ease the learning methodology for his students.