Ikroop Kaur Kalra’s PGDM specialization is Marketing and she is now the new Asst. Store Manager to one of India’s celebrated retail fashion brands

There were 20 students from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore campus who sat for the Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail’s interview process. “Each one of us were focused and absolutely determined, with everything we needed to outshine in the selection, however, I was sure I wouldn’t be beaten at any cost,” remarks Ikroop who is going to get on-board with India’s leading fashion retail house as a Assistant Store Manager to begin with.

Ikroop was tested throughout the selection. With one question coming after the other from across the interviewer’s side, Ikroop knew she had to keep calm. However, the trickiest was- “why don’t you join your father’s already established business and make more in it?” And, she had her answers up her sleeve. The girl from Bhopal wishes she had just dealt one question a bit better and that was- “what are few things you would want to do to motivate your stuff?” But, what matters is- it all ended well.

Being an Assistant Store Manager, Ikroop would need to look after achievement of sales target, store operations management, focus on the requirements of the customers, ensure customer service quality, and everyone at store. As she had opted for Marketing as one of her specializations, she feels completely at home with her new roles and responsibilities. “At Jaipuria, Indore we are trained in a very immersive ecosystem and curriculum. I have been imparted with both theoretical and practice oriented concepts under Retail Marketing. Field visit to Big Bazaar and other departmental stores were organized to impart us with clarity on- how stores are managed. We were taught how various concepts of Visual Merchandising work, retail shrinkage, retail formats and layouts, ruture retail trends like Bit coins, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, etc.,” explains Ikroop while talking about her strength areas and how she will add value to her organization with a sound PGDM education in her kitty. Adding to all of it, her summer internship with HDFC bank during her first year at Jaipuria, Indore had her taste the corporate world where she could open 8 savings account in 45 days. Experiences like that are invaluable indeed!

Ikroop was at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida campus when the news of her final selection arrived. “I was overwhelmed with phone calls from my friends and colleagues and it was after 15 or 20 minutes that I could finally call my parents about the offer from Aditya Birla Retail and that was when I felt complete,” she says.

This dynamic, young and ambitious Jaipurian is all set to begin her corporate sojourn from 4th February, 2019 and she wishes her teachers to remember her as a honest, disciplined person with a good presence of mind.

Arpit Alepuriya

Placed In : Federal Bank

Jaipuria, place with full of opportunities, challenges and new thoughts. Here I learned how to face the challenges, develop leadership qualities and enhance my confidence.

Chirag Chaudhary

Placed In : Lava Mobile

After joining jaipuria I feel I have chosen the right path of success to my career. Being a graduate in Commerce I can achieve the best here. To me the faculty are the best and have contributed a handful in my PGDM course.

Syed Jafar Zaheer

Placed In : Wipro GE Healthcare

The PGDM program at jaipuria helped me to establish focused path for myself. The program allowed me to balance both my career and my aspirations as a student. With an ensemble of inspiring and down to earth Professors.

Vaibhav Arora

Placed In : Aditya Birla Fashion & Lifestyle

The PGDM course at Jaipuria provides a unique opportunity to learn various aspects of management and apply or observe them practically in the workplace. 

Rishabh Jain

Placed In : MRF Ltd.

Jaipuria has helped me to achieve my dreams. I not only had the chance to develop on my technical skills but also on other aspects such as Leadership & Management skills.

Rupal Shree

Placed In : Career360

Jaipuria aims at enhancing our knowledge, skills and abilities. These years at jaipuria institute are the best years concerning learning, experience and gaining exposure to fields relevant to my discipline, all due to my faculty members.

Souvik saha

Placed In : Philips

I would like to thank the Training & Placement Department of Jaipuria. The culture, values and the morale that the institute has provided is for complete development of my work life.

Suden Vohra

Placed In : Times Internet – Dineout

The faculty members worked so hard on our overall development and conducted extra classes for us to enhance our technical and interpersonal skills. I loved my time here at jaipuria.