Happy employees drive the organization to long term success – Jaro Education

 

 

Employees are the biggest resource for any organization. Their collective efforts shape the company’s reputation and standing in the market. Driven employees bring their unique set of talents on the table and upgrade their skills from time to time. A good organization supports such individuals, standing by their vision for the company.

At Jaro Education, our common belief is to nurture the talent of every employee. We believe in strong and open communication with our employees, keeping their health and family in our best interests. We encourage a calm and productive working atmosphere, where each individual is allowed to perform and participate to the best of their abilities.

Here’s how our employees have driven Jaro Education’s success:

1.Integrity –As  employees we function with utmost honesty. There is a transparency while executing work. We are open to new ideas, perspectives and value everyone’s contribution. Every new joinee, is inducted well into the system and briefed on the business model before delegation of key responsibilities. In fact, for freshers and relatively new employees, we conduct a week long training session on our products and company vision, shared by the top management at Jaro Education.

2.Respect and Recognition -  We respect each individual at our workplace by offering to listen to their views, consider their action plans, understand their professional needs. The management works in tandem with the employee’s skills to deliver company goals. We appreciate employees for associating and working on Jaro Education’s business goals.

3.Celebrations – Every festival is celebrated as a family at Jaro Education. We arrange for special themes, dress code, food, games, gifts to celebrate our diverse cultures, thus building a strong bonded team.

4.Productivity – Leading a busy life helps us attain focus, accomplish goals, and feel good about ourselves. We try to get the best out of each individual as well as give them the space and freedom to perform tasks.

5.Discipline – This comes as a given. Highly motivated employees have a certain sense of responsibility towards work assignments which they set out to fulfill, delivering quality work. Discipline is addictive, when one sees a peer working hard, it kind of rubs on oneself as well. A study suggests, employees who have no significant wrk for the day, tend to create work for themselves. Interaction with peers during work meetings leads to friendship, trust, exchange of ideas thus promoting team-work.

Working at Jaro Education is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. You will enjoy each day, recognize your talents and nurture the good in you!

 

 

 


Indian Universities realize the power of Online Education

The past few years have seen a boom in Online Education as the preferred mode by universities and students alike. Earlier only traditional methods of imparting education were available, which required students to invest time and effort in a full-time program, thus keeping them away from the job market. However with the advent of technology and internet, many educational institutes are providing specializations in PGDM and MBA via the online medium.

Online Education

Industry Size and Distance Learning Benefits

According to a recent study by Google and KPMG, the current size of the industry is $247 million and will have an 8x growth by 2021, with an estimate size of $1.96 billion. Traditional B-Schools are turning obsolete as Online Education provides the same curriculum with additional benefits of affordability, convenience, personal pace of learning and most importantly not losing an employment.

 

The Users of Online Education

Education industry consists of a wide range of students from top metro cities as well as rural areas. A study revealed that ‘education searches’ on search engines are 44 % higher in rural towns beyond the top 6 metro cities. The curriculum is customized to meet the needs of the student community and offer several multiple specializations, suiting individual professional goals. Additionally, the program benefits housewives who may have briefly been away from the corporate world, remotely located students who now have faster access to management programs and young employees who want to upgrade their skills

 

Study Model

Some universities are providing hybrid models that is basically a mix of Online Learning as well as Personal Contact Programs / Doubt Solving Sessions held ahead of exams. While the others facilitate Virtual Classroom sessions with messengers to solve problems on the spot. Universities offer placement support both domestic and international to provide end to end solutions to a student’s journey.  Some companies are even starting unique businesses with the help of technology. There are mobile apps to prepare a user for entrance tests as well as the Video Giant YouTube hosts several tutorials, that are lending huge monies to creators.

Cost Effective

In comparison to traditional management programs, online courses are reasonably priced. Offering the same quality education at a convenient time and personal learning pace.

The money saved can be invested in other professional certifications. Example a value added certification in Digital Marketing for a Marketing Student.

Improve Job Prospects

Management students get an opportunity to be placed in high-level positions that pay well. Industry knowledge and case-studies add credibility, thus increasing the chance at employment.

Universities are embracing the reach and power of the internet and utilizing the medium to the fullest. Students and parents are flocking towards the new age learning techniques. The nation is rapidly adjusting to the boom of technology and using it for their best interests

 


How to build a career in the Education Sector

Welcome to the world of education. The most dynamic and satisfying field for an eternal learner. If you're seeking a career in this sector, let us tell you a bit about the opportunities awaiting you.  India has 1.4 Million Schools which may turn into your future workplace.  227 Million Students whom you can potentially teach and empower. With the advent of the internet, E-learning modules are turning into huge markets with India as the second largest market trailing the US.  Flexible distance learning education is growing at 34% each year.

On a personal level, It is truly compassionate of you to return the gift of education to those in need. Acquiring knowledge is an unending process as we open ourselves to new ideas, views, perspectives, and opinions on a daily basis. The best way to do the same is by keeping our minds and ears open.

Sector Decoded

Either you can teach or aid in the learning of students by supportive careers in Operations, Public Relations, Counseling to name a few.

With the aim of pursuing Education as a career, we list down ways on how you can build your career in the same

Relevant Knowledge in varied subjects

Share examples, case studies and personal experiences if relevant in explaining the subject matter to your students. Try and add humor to your content, that's when you've won your student's attention. Give them projects or assignments which shall make them fully understand the topic

Passion for educating young minds

You need to have the drive to educate open minds. They're all for learning and you need to identify when to bombard them with the maximum information they can process.

Recruiting Students and Teachers for an organization

The key is hiring the right talent to represent your organization, the teachers, who will build the school's image and be the drivers of knowledge. Similarly, good students who show honesty, ability in character.

Lecturer / Tutor / Presenter in Class

You're the main lead. Shine through your sessions and teach students compassion while imparting regular lessons.

Operations and Administration

Behind the scenes is your domain. Yet you're one of the most important teams in the execution of daily activities. You run the university and ensure smooth function across teams.

Public Relations

You shout out from the rooftops about how popular the school is. You're responsible for making it a brand.

Content / Study Material Writer

You're one of the most important contributors as you decide the course material, contents, and design the syllabus. Your knowledge will be carried in exam papers and decide the fate of the student.

Examiner / Invigilator

The examiner has to mark the exam sheets of each student. Your evaluation of the answers and ability to rate the content will decide the student's performance

Counselors

Your key responsibility is to direct students towards the right career path, customized to match their respective talents.

Charity / NGO Teachers

If you're full of love for the society, please do work at an NGO at some point of your career. To give without any expectations is the greatest way to live.

We thank you for investing your time in this article. The efforts will result in fulfilling days.You're molding minds directly or indirectly and helping mankind to stay informed, equipped and gifted.


Jaro Education takes the CSR Route to encourage Education

“Compulsory spending on Corporate Social Responsibility is a blessing and not a burden on companies”, said Sudha Murty, chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, in an interview with Hindustan Times. Jaro Education believes the same and has always spent on various CSR activities since its initial days.

Jaro has been promoting and spreading awareness about education. The CSR activity for the year 2017 was also done along the similar lines. A donation was given to Palawi, which an organization in Pandharpur, Maharashtra for HIV/AIDS affected orphan children. Palawi aims to not only provide these kids with food and shelter, but also education so that they can lead an independent life. We understand that education is the only way to empower these young minds.

Dr. Sanjay Salunkhe, the CEO Jaro Education believes that promoting education is the best form of philanthropy, which will bring about a gradual change in the country. He opines that when the society gives you something good, you need to give it back to people in a bigger and better way.

 

 


Calm over the horizon

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.

First impressions.

Naturally, my first impression of these headphones is based off of the look of them. They have a classic over-the-ear style that is highlighted by a blue LED light that indicates the power for the noise canceling. The padding on the ear pieces seems adequate for extended usage periods.

They are wired headphones, but the 3.5mm stereo mini-plug cable is detachable. Something else I noticed right of the bat was the very nice carrying case that comes with them. It has a hard plastic exterior with a soft cloth interior that helps to protect the surface of the headphones from scratches. I never truly appreciated cases for headphones until I started carrying them from place-to-place. Now I can’t imagine not having a case.

A perfect fit.

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable.

Quality.

Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. From John Williams to Fallout Boy, the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience.

It’s safe to say that because of my unique professional experiences, I’ve tested out a lot of headphones.

In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.

I would highly recommend these to any sound mixing specialist.


Inspired by clouds

Take your time.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms. The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger.

When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Breathe the world.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms. The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

— Christopher Morley

Enjoy the morning.

The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever. I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300.

It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms.

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Free your mind.

The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

Photography is better shared.


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Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.

Witnessing calm and quiet atmosphere, clear and fresh air seemed like a miracle to me. I wanted this time to last longer since I was not sure if I would be able to witness it again, knowing my habit of succumbing to schedule. There was this unusual serenity that comforted my mind. It dawned on me, how distant I had been from nature. Standing near the compound’s gate, feeling the moistness that the air carried, I thought about my life so far.

This is what has happened to us. We want the things we have been doing forcefully to fail. And then maybe people around us would let us try something else or our dreams. We are accustomed to live by everyone else’s definition of success. We punish people for the things they are passionate about, just because we were unable to do the same at some point in our life.

I was good at academics, so decisions of my life had been pretty simple and straight. Being pretty confident I would make it to the best junior college of my town in the first round itself, never made me consider any other option. I loved psychology since childhood, but engineering was the safest option. Being born in a middle class family, thinking of risking your career to make it to medical field was not sane. I grew up hearing ‘Only doctor’s children can afford that field’ and finally ended up believing it. No one around me believed in taking risks. Everyone worshiped security. I grew up doing the same.

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‘Being in the top will only grant you a good life’ has been the mantra of my life. But at times, I wish I was an average student. I wish decisions would have not been so straightforward. Maybe I would have played cricket- the only thing I feel passionate about. Or maybe I would have studied literature (literature drives me crazy). Isn’t that disappointing- me wishing to be bad at academics. It’s like at times I hate myself for the stuff I am good at.

I feel like these concrete buildings have sucked our desires and our dreams. We are so used to comfort that compromise seems like a taboo. We have lost faith in ourselves. If we can make through it right now, we can do the same in the days to come. You only need a desire to survive and nothing more- not money or cars or designer clothes.

Staying locked up in four walls have restricted our thinking. I feel like our limited thinking echoes through this wall. We are so used to schedules and predictable life that we have successfully suppressed our creative side.

When you step out of these four walls on a peaceful morning, you realize how much nature has to offer to you. Its boundless. Your thoughts, worries, deadlines won’t resonate here. Everything will flow away along with the wind. And you will realize every answer you had been looking for, was always known to you.

It would mean a lot to me if you recommend this article and help me improve. I would love to know your thoughts!


Online MBA – A Movement to Empower Women

Women, ever imagined what our lives would be without them? They’re the ones who bring balance and a sense of purpose in our lives. And now, women have learned to defy stereotypes and stand for themselves. They’re not just good, but one of the best minds in the game. Yet there is a need to empower women for the socio-economic, and political outlook on women is still not at equal terms as men.

It’s a known fact that every would-be mother needs some time off to take care of themselves and their child. However, it’s a harsh reality that many organizations look down at this practice. Women who have a gap in their career face a lot of ordeals to get back into the corporate game. With a lot of struggle, women somehow manage to get back, but mostly at a lower experience role. Despite having all the required experience and capabilities, they have a tough time getting a job in the caliber they truly deserve. This demotivates many and only a few are able to rise against this hurdle. This is the epidemic that has plagued us today. So, what can be done about this?

"Online Learning" on the screen. Woman hands over the keyboard oThe online MBA

The once considered unconventional mode of education, online MBA, has become not just an accepted mode of higher learning, but the preferred mode. It is a favorite among working professionals looking for an upgrade, and now among women who’d like to revamp their career.

An online MBA is the epitome of flexibility. These programs are designed in such a way that working professionals and stay-at-home moms can study at their convenience. One of the greatest advantages you get from online MBA courses are the wide-range of specializations offered by top universities in the country. This enables you to do one in the specialization best-suited to your qualifications and soon enough, you’d be back on your feet. It’s like your career just underwent a spa treatment of online MBA that has refreshed every aspect of its being.

The advantages offered

Once a woman becomes a mother, it’s very difficult to spend time for a full-time MBA. An online MBA is designed keeping this in mind. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages that makes it so popular:

Flexibility

Online MBA provides you with a lot of flexibilities. You can study at the comfort of your home, or while traveling, or at the park, basically wherever you like. All you need is a smart phone and a good Internet connection.

Validity

Just because this is an online mode of learning, it doesn’t mean that it’s not valid. The ones having the right accreditations are not just valid, but sought after by Fortune 500 companies. Hence, getting an online MBA degree from a reputed institute or university does wonders to your otherwise dry career.

Affordability

Compared to full-time MBAs, these are cheaper and hence, more affordable. Most universities have a vast range of EMI options which makes the fee payment easier and hassle free.

Better connectivity

In a traditional set-up, you interact only with the students and the faculties present in your classroom. In online MBA, your classmates and faculties are from all over the world. From this interaction, you get to expand your outlook and absorb so much from your peers.

More up-to-date

Unlike traditional MBAs that follow the same age-old syllabus, online MBA programs undergo change frequently to keep up with the industry standards. This ensures more latest and upgraded knowledge, which is definitely a bonus for you.

International MBA

This is the latest MBA. With a global outlook, companies are looking for candidates with the skills this type of MBA provides. With companies looking to expand overseas, it’s very important for them to have someone who understands the global market and the cultural implications of that particular country. An International MBA equips one with these qualities and thus, would expand your career graph to great heights.

Hence, Online MBA is proving to be not just another mode for acquiring an MBA, but a movement in itself. It has been an integral mode in empowering women to follow their passions and contribute to the society. Women, one of the most underestimated people today, once again can find their way out of career stagnation.

If you have any stories to share about your experience in revamping your career after a break, feel free to leave a comment.


Celebrating Woman Power at Jaro Education

Jaro Education left no stone unturned to make the women employees feel special on their day. All the women were delighted as they were welcomed with a red rose, a chocolate and a greeting card as soon as they stepped in the office. The little purple greeting card read, ‘jaro wishes you a Happy Women’s Day’.

The celebration did not end here. Jaro Education took further efforts to thank each woman employee personally. The respective managers spoke about their good qualities and valuable contribution to the organization. The teammates spoke about each other too.

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By the end of the day, there was a celebration where all the employees assembled together. All the pretty ladies were dressed up in pink. A beautiful audio visual was played which had a message for all the women to stay strong and powerful. There was music and dance, followed by cake cutting. It made the women feel elated.

It is not just celebrating a gender, but appreciating strength, strong will-power and untiring spirit. It is about being grateful for the abundant care and wholehearted support.


Stumbled the concept

If you’re not sure how much time you are actually spending on various tasks, use a tool like Rescue Time (their free version is excellent!) which runs in the background and tracks where your time is being spent. It can even send you weekly reports so you know exactly how much time you wasted on Facebook, or spent in your email inbox! You can assign different websites or programs/applications on a scale of very distracting to very productive, so you can see at a glance things like: which days of the week you’re most productive, which times of the day you’re most productive, and the sites on which you’re spending the most distracting time. I stumbled upon the concept of margin while reading a post by Michael Hyatt, which led me to design my ideal week.

Richard Swenson, M.D. (who wrote the book: Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives) describes margin like this:

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures what I had recognized had been my problem: I was so booked up with clients that I wasn’t leaving any margin for error, growth, planning, or reflection. I wasn’t really growing my business in a sustainable way; I was just booking one client after the next. At the time this seemed like a good thing: doesn’t growing my business mean getting more clients?

What if instead of booking up to 100% capacity (which more often than not ends up being closer to 120%), we only booked up to an 80% capacity?

What if we left more room for growth (personal or professional) and stopped being one with “busy-ness”?
I spent nearly a year turning down every new project (and even getting rid of old ones) so that I could reduce my workload, build in more margin, and create what is now Digital Strategy School. It takes time to build margin into your schedule.

What could you accomplish with 20% more time?

Write a book. Create a program. Update your contracts and proposals (which has been on your to-do list for how long..?) Spend more time with your family. Go above and beyond for a client. Learn something new. Actually follow through on the things that have been nagging at you for a long time.

When you design your ideal week, you start to see that the time you think you have is often not in alignment with how much time you actually have.

After designing my ideal week, I had a much clearer idea of how to create a framework for my week that would empower me to feel more focused by theming days of the week, and even parts of the day. SO simple, I know. Some of you have been doing this for ages and you’re already a pro, and some of you who saw my schedule said “woah, that’s so rigid, I need more flexibility!”

Structure enables flexibility.

If you’re not sure how much time you are actually spending on various tasks, use a tool like Rescue Time (their free version is excellent!) which runs in the background and tracks where your time is being spent. It can even send you weekly reports so you know exactly how much time you wasted on Facebook, or spent in your email inbox! You can assign different websites or programs/applications on a scale of very distracting to very productive, so you can see at a glance things like: which days of the week you’re most productive, which times of the day you’re most productive, and the sites on which you’re spending the most distracting time. Turns out I’m consistently “in the zone” around 3pm in the afternoon; so instead of trying to tackle highly creative work first thing in the morning (when my brain is barely functioning), I handle it in the afternoon, when I know I’m at my peak!

Creating more margin has been game-changing for my business.
What would be possible for yours?