Dr. Vaneet Kaur – A Woman of Letters from Jammu

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This anecdote is an ode to Dr. Vaneet Kaur, a woman of letters from Jammu who completed her degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the age of mere 27 years, taking barely two years and who is a Government of India scholarship holder, a gold medalist, a silver medalist and so much more.

Meet Dr. Vaneet Kaur, the only daughter of Mr. Sewinder Singh Parwanda and Mrs. Satnam Kaur, the only sibling of Mr. Gurpreet Singh Parwanda and a resident of Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.

Right from her schooling days Dr. Kaur was a brightly shining star. She was chosen as the first non-catholic National Executive Committee member of a social movement called Young Christian Students/Young Students Movement (YCS/YSM) to inspire and lead the youngsters of various convent schools of the town. At the age of 14 she represented India on the regional platform of south Asian countries in Nepal and at the age of 15 she represented the country on a world platform and visited various European countries with her social mission.

The leader in her grew with her and in her college days she led her college as the president of GCW, Parade. Along with her leadership abilities, she was always an ace student. She secured second position in Bachelor of Commerce for the 2008-2011 batch and was accorded with a silver medal by the honorable Governor of the state.

After graduating with flying colours, Dr. Kaur chose to pursue MBA in International Business from University of Jammu. The desire of gold after the silver was burning high in Vaneet and as a result she topped not only in her department but whole of the Faculty of Business Administration of University of Jammu in the 2011-2013 batch and so was awarded the university gold medal by the then honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

After completing her post-graduate studies, the bluestocking went on to have an experience of working in the corporate world. In sooth, she was the only one selected for her campus placement from her batch. But her passion for studies brought her back to the academic world.

After clearing UGC-NET twice, Dr. Kaur went on pursue her Ph.D. from The Business School, University of Jammu with particular interests in strategic management and global business operations. The title of her thesis was “Knowledge-Based Dynamic Capabilities and Competitive Advantage: A Study of MNCs in IT Sector”. Her noteworthy dissertation primarily focussed on positing an edifice to the existing strategic management literature by proposing a knowledge-based view to the capabilities of an organization which can facilitate organizations in the pursuit of competitive advantage.

Based on her merit as well as research proposal, the highbrow had been awarded Maulana Azad National Fellowship for her PhD research work by Government of India for a duration of five years. Nonetheless, the polymath completed her Ph.D. in a record time of mere two years. The savant surely has set an example for those who suggest doing Ph.D. takes ages and one needs to be in the middle age to hold one.

Dr. Kaur already started working as a Guest Lecturer in International Centre for Cross Cultural Research and Human Resource Management, University of Jammu as soon as she submitted her thesis. The academic is now working as the Lecturer in The Business School, University of Jammu with an aim to share her knowledge with the students and mentor them all through their academic journey.

Right from her childhood days, she started penning her thoughts in the form of beautiful poetry. The writer in her today has emerged as a regular columnist for a renowned news portal JK Newstoday. Her columns prove that she is nothing short of a true wordsmith.

Dr. Kaur aspires to make an intellectually stimulating career as an educationalist and reach the highest echelons in the field of education along with a constant endeavour to direct her passion for research towards contributing effectively to the field of literature and to the society as a whole.

Dr. Kaur dedicates her triumphant journey to her parents and sees it all as a result of the endless prayers, blessings and support of her family. At a young age she has achieved which many just dream of and is determined to achieve much more in the near future. Here is hoping that the academic touches zenith in all aspects of her life and continues to be a role model for the youth of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to emulate.


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