The way forward to a stellar career

Luxury is synonymous with exclusivity and premium quality. This is the reason why customers have very different expectations when it comes to an excellent shopping experience. With retail being the primary avenue for luxury purchases, luxury brands spend an obscene amount of time and money in creating the perfect retail stores. Moreover, vast amount is spent on training the industry professionals to ensure they are able to provide customers with a top-notch experience at the stores. 

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Mr. Abhay Gupta, Founder-CEO, Luxury Connect Business School

Consequently, the Industry desperately needs trained professionals who are well spoken, have a good understanding of the luxury industry and specialise in selling or marketing a product that comes with a hefty price tag. In-store customer interaction needs to be personalised with a unique approach. Customers expect the industry professionals to not only be good in customer service but also be exemplary product experts who have intricate product knowledge. Be it a luxury car or a watch brand, a fashion brand or even an accessories brand, knowing the product well, appreciation of the craftsmanship that goes in making the product and why it commands a hefty price tag are all part of the job that need to be executed well. 

According to a recent national skills development corporation report, by 2022 the Luxury industry in India will require close to 5.6 million skilled personnel. Clearly, there is a demand for industry professionals. However, there is a lack in the supply of such trained professionals which is being perceived as a major hindrance to the growth of the industry.

The huge demand for trained professionals means a variety of job opportunities across the industry which are generally high paying simply because of the skill-sets required for the job. Already the luxury industry has thrown open a huge window of opportunity for the trained professionals. Over and above the salaries, luxury professionals get lucrative incentives based on the number of products sold by them. Since most products are easily worth lakhs of rupees, luxury professionals usually take home a high salary. They get opportunity to work as a luxury brand manager, a luxury goods product manager or other such awesome career-defining roles, based on your experience, skills, education and knowledge. Last but not least, working with the most premium brands in the world in itself is a matter of great pride, access to which is only available to a very select few.  Additionally, there are various other lucrative benefits of working in the industry.

However, working in the luxury industry is just one step away. In India, there are some business schools, like Luxury Connect Business School (LCBS), SP Jain & Pearl Academy which provide Luxury Management courses as of date.

(The author of this article is Mr. Abhay Gupta, Founder-CEO, Luxury Connect Business School )

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Luxury Connect Business School is the First and only Luxury B-school which provides practical & valuable knowledge as part of postgraduate studies available to graduates across India. With content developed by industry experts and delivered by faculty members who are also award-winning luxury industry professionals, Luxury Connect Business School focuses on imparting knowledge beyond the structure of the classroom blended with personalized mentoring and what makes it truly unique is its industry connect. With its strong affiliations in the luxury industry, Luxury Connect Business School offers students opportunities to interact with industry brand leaders & professionals in an informal manner. Students get to meet, discuss, exchange notes, share ideas and learn from the real-time experience of these senior stalwarts.

Assocham honours Sanfort Schools with the Best Preschool Award

In recognition of their exceptional contribution in providing an enriching learning experience to the early learners in their first step towards education, “SANFORT- The U.K. Concept Preschool Chain”, has won the most prestigious ‘Best Preschool Chain 2018 Award’ from ASSOCHAM at a glitzy Education Excellence Awards.

The esteemed award was bestowed upon Sanfort Schools by the honourable Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi amid the presence of a galaxy of celebrities from various fields.

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On winning the award for helping the tiny tots into evolving as capable and responsible citizens, Mr. S.K. Rathor, Chairman & Managing Director Sanfort Group of Schools said, “This award is an apt recognition of our vision to nurture today’s little learners into tomorrow’s responsible and compassionate global citizens. Sanfort creates a tranquil, curious and challenging environment that foster’s the social, physical, emotional and cognitive development of the child.”

Ramagya School Noida hosts Mega Conference on CSR Sustainability and its impact upon Education and Sports

A galaxy of thought leaders, policy makers, luminaries, stalwarts and leading lights of education and sports sector converged on a common platform at Ramagya School Noida in a Conference On CSR Sustainability and its impact upon Education and Sports. Organized by Ramagya Foundation, the grand conference kick-started by lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guests Mr. B.P. Mathur, Chief Justice Allahabad High Court, Mr. Jitender Mani, DCP, Delhi Police, in the auspicious presence of Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chairman, Ramagya Group, Mrs. Rajni Gupta, Director, Ramagya Group, Ms. Ruchika Gupta, Founder, Nishabd, Mr. Utkarsh Gupta, MD, Ramagya Group, Ms. Aparna Magee, Principal of Ramagya School,  and various other notable dignitaries.

The conference brought together NGOs, Corporate, Government Policy makers and Researchers who discussed a broad array of topics related to Corporate Social Responsibility and its benefits to the society as well as the bigger picture related to CSR and its contribution in education and sports. The event also focused on helping the companies and educational institutes understand the gaps in the education sector that could be addressed through CSR initiatives.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chairman, Ramagya Group said, “Through this initiative Ramagya Foundation aims to bring together voices from all the stakeholders working on addressing social issues related to education. We strongly believe that it’s the core corporate responsibility of every organization to contribute to the community and society at large.”  

The thought provoking event which evoked keen response and participation from the audience too, witnessed panel sessions on a wide range of topics including CSR in education and practical wisdom; CSR and Educational innovation and impact upon employability; CSR and new sustainable business model and creative initiatives; CSR and sports, among others.

Mrs. Tripti Khanna, GM- CSR and Skill Development, Ramagya Foundation delivered the welcome and keynote address at the event. Guest of Honor, Dr. Pooja Sakera also addressed the conference. Mr. N.P. Singh, President, Federation of Noida Residents Welfare association (FONRWA), Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy B, Vice President, Extramarks Education Foundation, Ms. Sonali Sharma, Director-Communications, Helpage India, Mr. Urvashi Goyal, Founder, World Youth Council, Mr. Abhishek Sharma, CEO, Fortuno Saathi Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Ashok Srivastava, Founder, Navaratan Foundation and Mrs. Ranjana Bhargava, Entrepreneure were among the expert panelists who shared their vision and viewpoints in this conference. Besides the plenary sessions, the conference also featured presentation of various research and findings in the areas of CSR and sustainability.