This year, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program of SP Jain School of Global Management welcomed around 185 new Jaguars from 27 different nationalities including China, South Korea, India, Mauritius, Mexico, Russia, Southeast Asia, and Europe, among others.
While it is their first time in Singapore for many, a large number of students are also experiencing their first time living away from home. The Jaguars of 2017 have come together for their journey with SP Jain, learning and living in three different megacities of the world—Singapore, Dubai, and Sydney— immersing themselves in various environments, cultures and situations, becoming independent global business leaders. The new Jaguars will not just interact with people of different backgrounds, but also experience these new backgrounds first-hand.
One of SP Jain’s BBA 2015 Regional Immersion Project groups has been selected for the 5th United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition. “Team Happiness”, as they call themselves, have been working passionately on their research topic- Happiness and Innovation in the UAE. Their approach encompasses interviews of various experts from the region who have been involved in initiatives around the science of happiness, as well as an in-depth survey analysis.
The group will be presenting for the finals on the 8th of May 2017, at Abu Dhabi University. SP Jain wishes Team Happiness all the very best for the same! With inputs and guidance from stalwarts, and a thorough guidance from their Academic Mentor, who is also a psychologist and a Happiness Consultant at SP Jain, the team aims to create more awareness about the importance of happiness through their research, and to highlight the efforts made by the government of UAE to make UAE one of the happiest countries in the world.
The enthusiasm of the students led to the birth of Inizio’17, a management cultural festival which is the first of its kind organised by BBA Jaguars at SP Jain’s Mumbai campus. This inter-college festival hoped to exemplify creativity, excellence and talent among its participants and organisers alike. In a bid to promote the hidden potential of the students and celebrate diversity in its uniqueness, a two-day Inter College Management Cultural Fest- Inizio’17 was organised by a cohort of only 57 students. It was a busy affair with a gamut of events to test talent, logical thinking, spontaneity and knowledge. The cultural events broadly categorised into Performing arts, Literary arts, Fine arts, Management events, Gaming and Sports along with a variety of fun informal events for students to showcase their skills. 154 students from various colleges participated in the same.
The SP Jain Students Club, titled M.A.D, that stands and dedicates itself to the rich forms of Music, Arts & Dance hosted their first event in the Dubai campus in line with the Chinese Lunar Year, Australian National Day and Indian Republic Day celebrations on 26th January 2017.
On the 19th of January, the S P Jain Jags had a much awaited industrial visit to the Mirzam Chocolate Factory at Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai. Mirzam is a very new brand of luxury chocolates and the only ‘bean to bar’ chocolate manufacturer in UAE. Named after one of the brightest stars in the night sky, ‘Mirzam’ caters to a very specific niche market with their completely natural and preservative-free products.
On 19th January 2017, 25 students of SP Jain’s undergraduate batch visited the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Dubai Main Office in the MENA region. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.
EVENT BRIEF: It was a memorable day at S P Jain’s Mumbai campus on 23rd November, as a debate competition was held among the BBA class of 2016. The theme of the debate was “Demonetisation”, a very trending topic in today’s economy. The student participation was commendable. It kick-started with an introduction, which was followed by the first speaker who spoke for the topic. The first team spoke about various points in favor of demonitisation and concluded by saying how “Corruption will not end but will reduce”.