"Our vision is to lead and inspire knowledge and excellence"
Interview with Sardar Taranjit Singh, Managing Director, JIS Group
Please tell us about the vision and mission of the JIS Group?
Our vision is to lead, and inspire knowledge and excellence in society across the globe. Our mission is to advance and enhance the learning possibilities by fostering awareness, developing holistic knowledge acquisition through creation, innovation, exposure and interaction to build human talent for self enhancement and also for the cause of society.
The JIS Group has come a long way since its inception. You are now among the largest educational conglomerates in India, and the largest in eastern India. Please take us through the journey over the years…
JIS Group is born out of Founder Chairman Sardar Jodh Singh’s entrepreneurial zeal and vision, which through the years have spanned the fields of dairy business, telecommunication, transportation, infrastructure, logistics, education, healthcare and social service. However, his aspiration to serve society by imparting knowledge, education and employment culminated into JIS Group Educational Initiatives, which began its journey from the year 1998 with Asansol Engineering College, at Kanyapur, Asansol. This was followed by the commencement of JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani in 2000, Narula Institute of Technology (NIT) (2001), and Guru Nanak Institute of Technology (GNIT) (2003). In the year 2002 a Centre for Management Studies was launched at JISCE. In the year 2004, a separate School for Management Studies was launched at NIT. Expanding its efforts the Group forayed into health education with its first private Dental College in West Bengal – Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research (2003) and Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology in the year 2005. The Group also entered hospitality education through its specialty institute Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management in the year 2005. The Group also started JIS School of Polytechnic and Dr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering College in 2009. Moreover, JIS started joint venture Engineering Colleges namely Greater Kolkata College of Engineering and Management (JV), Abacus Institute of Engineering and Management (JV) and Asansol Engineering College. In 2014, JIS Group joined the management of Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research (JV) and ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (JV). Recently a ‘JIS University Bill’ was passed by the West Bengal State Legislature. The University is commissioned to be operational in the year 2015.