23 Jun 2021 19:43 IST

IIM Jammu to help students explore new career options

The one-week online summer school aims to engage students positively

Indian Institute of Management Jammu announces the launch of its online summer school for students of class10, 11, and 12. The programme is for one-week, starting from July 3 till July 10, 2021. Prof B S Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu, has initiated this idea to engage young students positively during the pandemic. He has envisioned that this programme will expand students' knowledge across various disciplines and help them explore new career options.

The institute has received about five hundred applications on the first day of the registrations. The summer school is an IIM Jammu-sponsored programme, and the institute is not charging any fee from the students.

Holistic development

The programme structure has been developed keeping in mind the young audience and focuses on three main modules. The first module aims to discover new opportunities, where the student learns about the global business environment and entrepreneurship and gets an overview of future career opportunities.

The second module focuses on learning and acquiring new skills like financial literacy, public speaking, problem-solving and critical thinking.The third module emphasises on self-development of the students, where the session moderator will highlight the importance of being happy, the value of developing a hobby, and the significance of time management. The overall programme will help the students in their holistic development and help them realise their true potential.

Making learning fun

The IIM Jammu summer school would benefit thousands of students and will provide them an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, explore new interests, and find ways for self-development. The fun-based approach of the programme will make the sessions more impactful. The core objective of the programme is to make learning fun, exciting and enriching. The innovative teaching pedagogies used by IIM Jammu faculty members and subject experts will create a positive learning environment by engaging the students in the best possible way.

The programme coordinators, Dr Archana Sharma and Dr Kulwinder Kaur, have done extensive research in developing the programme modules and are working hard to make this programme a great success.