Three-Days PGDM & MBA Orientation Started @ SMS Varanasi

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On the occasion of the Orientation Programme for the 23rd batch of two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and the 5th batch of MBA at the leading B-School of the country, School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi, the Chief Guest, Prof. Mohd. Muzzammil (Former VC, B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra and M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly), exhorted the new-comers with lot of inspirational thoughts. In his address to the gathering of more than 200 students in these two PG Management courses, he said being at SMS itself means that students are precious! Quoting available data, he said that only about 20 per cent of youth in age group of 18-25 years do higher studies and of which only 3-4 per cent go for professional studies. And less than 1 per cent can be accommodated in top-most B-schools like SMS, signifying the precious nature of SMS Varanasi.

He pondered upon three essentials of life, capacity (which is God gifted), ability (which is skill-oriented) and Willingness (which signifies choice). He further added that for students, SMS is like new home for two years where they would find knowledge and peace. He also said that we should never look back as it leads to nowhere. He congratulated the new incumbents for studying in the ‘best time in history’ as the facilities and amenities have grown multifold. Referring to the same, he also added that inspite of best of the times, tensions, worries and anxieties puts us in distress situations and it is here that the ‘role of teachers’ come into play and they inspire to take their students to higher echelons of Quality. ‘Quality is a moving standard’, he commented and inspired the new students to go for pursuit as excellence is endless!

He further asked the students to utilize time, energy and money properly for constructive ideas. If they enjoy doing this in these good times, as he referred to earlier, they would enjoy their whole life. Education would empower them and teachers would give them wings to fly, he opined. He also stressed on the need to possess emotional and spiritual power and go for adventure of ideas. Prof. Muzzammil said further, students should show generosity in their life. Today is the world of development which happens to be a function of Knowledge, education and training and hence, all of us in this fraternity are both, means of development and end of development, commented the Chief Guest. The Guest of Honour on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Srivastava (Head HR & Adm, Gopal Group) asked the students to work hard and work smart. They can develop fire of excellence in them only if they dream big, he added. Congratulating the new comers, he said that coming to SMS means you are second to none, as the Institution has a unique record of quality placements throughout the years ever since inception in 1995, said the Guest.

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Seven-days Faculty Development Programme @ SMS Varanasi

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Seven days FDP programme on Pedagogical Approach and Content Management in Professional Education & Research organized by SMS, Varanasi was concluded on Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 in its Khushipur Campus.

Chief Guest of the Valedictory Session, Prof. Azhar Kazmi (King Fahad University, Saudi Arabia) congratulated the institute for organizing such programmes on regular basis, which he observed becoming lower in priority among B-Schools. He also appreciated the coverage of the topic and interest of the participant, coming from various institutes of Uttar Pradesh. He highlighted the changing roles and responsibilities of faculties in the present era of technology where abundant of information is available to both teacher and students. He emphasized on the need of innovation in teaching style and pedagogy. He elaborated the participants to walk an extra mile beyond the books and to use the resources available judiciously. Further, he mentioned that he has developed a special bonding with SMS, Varanasi because of his association with the institute and regular part of various programmes..

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Prof. P. N. Jha, Director, SMS Varanasi and Programme Director of FDP in his welcome address, reminded that gone are the days when “teaching” was assumed to be the last resort in career. Now the expectations of various stakeholders have undergone a pragmatic metamorphosis, so a teacher must become competent in his delivery and personality as a whole. To excel ln the profession, he stressed the need for inculcating a habit of “commitment” and “passion” for learning, among faculty members.

Earlier, Dr. Avinash Chandra Supkar presented the summary report of the seven days programme. He presented the proceedings of all the technical sessions, key learnings & the outcomes. He stated that there were twelve sessions deliberated by various eminent & famous people in their respective fields. The speakers included Prof. Pramod Pathak (Prof. & Head, IIT-Dhanbad), Prof. M. A. Usmani (Former Principal, ICCMRT, Lucknow), Prof. M. S. Pandey (English Deptt. BHU), Prof. Zeeshan Amir (Director, GDAMS, Mirzapur), and Prof. Harikesh Singh (VC, J.P. University, Chhapra). Later in the session, Mrs. Neetu Ranjan Aggarwal, Mr. Rajat K. Lal as a participants shared their experience and learning.

Vote of thanks was presented by Programme Convener, Dr. Alok Kumar. The Valedictory Session was coordinated by Programme Coordinator, Dr. Pallavi Pathak. On this occasion, Executive Secretary Dr. M. P. Singh and Registrar of the institute Mr. Sanjay Gupta were also present.

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International Yoga Day Celebration held at SMS Varanasi

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On 21st June, 2017 School of Management Sciences Varanasi celebrated ‘International Yoga day’ in its campus. Yoga session was conducted in presence of famous Yoga-Guru of Varanasi, Dr. Shailendra. Session was attended by the all the faculty and staff members along with few students of the institute.

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Session started with the welcome address by Prof. P. N. Jha, Director of the institute who expressed thanks to the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for reestablishing importance of yoga in the world. He also expressed thanks to Dr. Shailendra for sharing his precious time with SMS Varanasi staff. Prof. Jha highlighted the importance and need of yoga in our daily life.

Next in the session Dr. Shailendra shared his valuable experiences as yoga teacher and motivated the participants to practice yoga as a part of their daily routine. He demonstrated all important yoga steps which were also practices by the participants. Besides traditional yoga poses and pranayama he also discussed about the importance of diet and do’s and don’ts for a good yoga practitioner.

A yoga exhibition was also organized in the campus which was showcasing the different Asana and their benefits. At the end of the session a memento was presented to Dr. Shailendra and Prof. Sandeep Singh expressed thanks to the Yoga Guru.

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SMS Varanasi organized Sixth Annual Alumni Meet of Delhi Chapter

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SMS Varanasi organized its Sixth Annual Alumni meet of Delhi Chapter of SMS Alumni Association on June 17, 2017 at the Shriram Hall of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. The Meet was attended by more than 70 Alumnus and Alumna of different courses and batches of SMS Varanasi.

Meeting got started with the welcome address of Mr. Amitabh Pandey, Convener of SMS Alumni Association. Afterwards Prof. Alok Kumar, Dean R&D, SMS Varanasi and Mr. Rishi Raman Singh, Associate Professor, SMS Varanasi also addressed the alumni members. Mr. Abhishek Srivastava, Assistant Professor, SMS Varanasi was also present in the program. Thereafter Mr. Amitabh Pandey informed the alumni members about recent developments at SMS Varanasi and presented the agenda of the Alumni meet. As per agenda, alumni members gave their introduction and shared their on the job experiences as well as learnings at SMS Institute. Mr. Amitabh Pandey presented the Vote-of-Thanks. Alumni members took active participation in open discussion session. It was also discussed by the members that in what manner they can support the institution to achieve new heights of success. Participants took dinner at the end of the event. Mr. Biplab Sengupta (Alumni Coordinator-Delhi Chapter) and Mr. Birendra Nath Pandey (Alumni Coordinator-Delhi Chapter) have made required arrangements for the event.

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Alumni Meet of the Delhi Chapter of SMS Alumni Association

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Dear Alumnus / Alumna,

You are cordially invited to attend the Sixth Annual Alumni Meeting of the Delhi Chapter of SMS Alumni Association on June 17, 2017 (Saturday) at 6.30 p.m. at PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 4/2, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110016

Venue: Shriram Hall

Programme:

06.30 – 06.45 p.m. : Welcoming Guest & Alumni

06.45 – 07.15 p.m. : Brief Presentation About Journey of SMS

07.15 – 08.45 p.m. : Open Discussion & general meeting of the Alumni

08.45 – 8.50 p.m. : Vote of thanks

08.50 onwards: Dinner

Your gracious presence is highly solicited

 

Mr. Amitabh Pandey

(Convener, Alumni Association)

Mob. : 09506034099

 

Mr. Rohit Mehta

(Coordinator, Alumni Association)

Mob. : 09670681000

 

Mr. Biplab Sengupta

(Coordinator, Delhi Chapter)

Mob. : 08130826342

 

Mr. Birendra Nath Pandey

(Coordinator, Delhi Chapter)

Mob. : 09911206538

 

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TECH MARATHON-2017- A 16hrs Techno Brain Race-4 @ SMS Varanasi

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TECH MARATHON-2017- A 16hrs Techno Brain Race-4
(1700Hrs 8.04.2017 to 0900Hrs. 09.04.2017)

An integral part of professional education, a simulation based competition ‘Tech Marathon’, organized for MCA students ended after continuous 16-hour run at the Khushipur campus of School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi. 16 hours Techno Brain Race’ started with the blessings of Director Prof. P. N. Jha and Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta at 17:00 Hrs on 08th April 2017. Topic of this 16 Hrs race was announced by the Director as “DDR Application (Digital Data Repository)”.

Features of these apps were explained by Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta. Inauguration of the event was coordinated by Mr. K.S. Mishra and Mr. S.S. Srivastava and Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta, Mr. Pradeep Kumar, Mr. Debprio Banerjee, Mr. Sushil Singh, Mr. K.N. Chaubey and all the faculty ensured the smooth conduction of competition and encouraged the participants.

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The key features of this event were:

Event Objective: Event will make the participants to work in team, and deliver the result in time bound conditions and cop-up with the stressful environment

Problem Statement: Every organization has different sets of document, sometimes they are in hard/ soft form. They are arranging them in physical form so that when the requirement arises, documents can be retrieved easily.  Challenge with such practice is the management of documents because documents are filled year-wise, category wise, sub-category wise or mixing all. It creates heap of papers and searching a document become tedious.

Teams will develop a DDR (Digital Data Repository) Web Application prototype as a solution of this problem in which these documents will be uploaded digitally as filling into the manual system.

This DDR will have types of users:

      1. Master Admin
      1. Mid Level Admins
      1. Doc Viewers

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Master Admin Role:

      1. Add, enable/ disable, edit, delete categories, sub categories, years
      1. Create and control Mid Level Admins and Doc Viewers
      1. Set the accessibility of stored docs into the DDR application
      1. Can do the all documents searching on the basis of mid level admin, year, date, category, sub-category or mixing all

Level- 2
Mid Level Admins Role:

      1. Add, edit categories, sub categories, years
      1. Upload documents into the DDR Application
      1. Set the accessibility of uploaded docs into the DDR application
      1. Can do searching of his/her uploaded documents on the basis of year, date, category, sub-category or mixing all

Level -3
Doc Viewers:

Can do the documents searching on the basis of year, date, category, and sub-category or mixing all after login

 

Duration: Event started at 17.00 Hrs on 08th April, 2017 and was operational till 09.00 Hrs, 09th April, 2017.
Product Development: Web Application was developed during the event.

Restrictions: No restrictions, full freedom

Evaluation was done at 09.30 AM on 09th April.

When the evaluation was over, the result was announced and below id the list of winning teams from MCA 4th Sem.

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SMS Varanasi MCA Students secured Fourth Position in ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’

SMS Varanasi MCA Students secured Fourth Position in ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’

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School of Management Sciences congratulates its MCA Students, Coordinator MCA-Course Mr. Shambhu Sharan Srivastava and Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta for securing Fourth position in the Grand Finale of “Smart India Hackathon 2017” (World’s biggest hackathon organized by AICTE and MHRD, Government of India). SMS Group of Institution is proud of such special achievement and landmark Achievement by the SMSVNSTITANS team. This was possible through the hard work put in by the all the team members and their mentors in the last several months.

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It is also noteworthy that School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has been shortlisted among more than 7500 plus proposals from all over India under different Departments/ Ministries for the Grand Finale of ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’. The team has worked on an innovative idea under University Grant Commission Problem Statement (UGC#1 – Institutional Funding Operational Management Solution) a possible digital solution for operational management of institutional funding.

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SMSVNSTITANS went to Manipal, Karnataka for the Grand Finale on 1st & 2nd April 2017.


ABOUT Smart India Hackathon 2017

Smart India Hackathon 2017 has been the biggest Hackathon in the world till date organizing by:

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MHRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems, i4C, NIC, MyGov

On 1st and 2nd April approx. 10,000 participants coded non-stop for 36 hrs for building tools which our nation might be able to use. The participating teams simultaneously competed from across 33 locations in India to offer digital yet sustainable innovative solutions to solve real time challenges faced by the nation. It will harness the creativity of millions of bright young minds.
We need to build our nation and make us all proud. We believe that if every Indian does his bit for nation then India soon will be knowledge superpower. We dream of digital India with best quality of life to all our fellow Indians.
The primary objective of this Smart India Hackathon-2017 initiative is to create a permanent platform to harvest the creativity and energy of our youngsters directly for nation building. We want to create world’s biggest open innovation model, which other countries should emulate. Details of organizing body is as follows;

The primary objective of this Smart India Hackathon-2017 initiative is to create a permanent platform to harvest the creativity and energy of our youngsters directly for nation building. We want to create world’s biggest open innovation model, which other countries should emulate. Details of organizing body is as follows;

Chief Patron: Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of HRD

Organizing Committee:

1. Chairman: Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE
2. Co-Chairman: Dr Anand Deshpande, Chairman & MD, Persistent Systems Ltd.
3. Secretary: Dr Abhay Jere, AVP Persistent Systems and CEO, i4C
4. Member: Prof Dileep N. Malkhede, Advisor AICTE
5. Member: Prof. Arun Jamkar, President i4c
6. Member: Smt. Alka Mishra, Scientist F, NIC
7. Member: Shri Gireendra Kasmalkar, Founder, Ideas to Impact
8. Member: Shri Ravi Pokharna, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
9. Member: Shri Adesh Gokhale, Executive Director, IBM

Mentors

1) Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Director General of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
2) Shri R. Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary (TE), Ministry of HRD
3) Shri Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO MyGov

Organizers

MHRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems, i4C, NIC, MyGov

Partners

Deloitte, KPIT, Suma Soft, ACM, NASSCOM, Zee Television Network
Evaluation Core Committee:
1. Chairman: Dr Madhavan Mukund, Vice President of the ACM India Council
2. Secretary: Dr R. Venkatesh, Chief Scientist, TCS & ACM India
3. Coordinator: Shri Vivek Kulkarni, Chief Architect, Persistent Systems Ltd
4. Members: Shri Prashant Bhatwadekar, Shri Ravindra Naik, Ms. Disha Singh

Methodology for Smart India Hackathon 2017

Generating Problem Statements (Phase 1):

1. A DO Letter from Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Secretary, Ministry of HRD, sent on September 2, 2016 to all Ministries & Depts. for participation in Smart India Hackathon 2017.
2. Participation confirmed by 29 Central Govt. Ministries/ Departments. MyGov and NIC agreed to offer technology support.
3. Every participating ministry appointed a ‘Nodal Officer’ for identifying problem statements within their ministry and coordinating activities with the organizers.
4. Participating ministries will also offer prizes of Rs. 2.25 lakhs (First prize Rs 1 lakh, Second prize Rs 75 thousand, Third prize Rs 50 thousand) to winning solutions.
5. Total of 598 Problem Statements were provided by various participating Ministries/Departments.

Getting Innovative Digital Ideas from Students (Phase 2)

1. All the 598 Problem Statements received from the ministries were used to challenge technology students to offer innovative digital solutions as part of Smart India Hackathon 2017.
2. On 9thNov. 2016, Smart India Hackathon 2017 was launched by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister HRD and Chief Patron for Smart India Hackathon 2017.
3. Technology students were expected to form a team of 6 students (with at least 1 girl student mandatory in each team) and submit innovative approaches/ideas for solving 598 problems offered by different ministries/depts. on online portal https://innovate.mygov.in/sih2017
4. Online Idea submission process was open from November 9, 2016 to February 20, 2017.
5. Conducted ‘Awareness Workshops’ in 26 cities across India inviting deans, principals, staff members and students from
different technology institutes to participate in Smart India Hackathon 2017.
6. To motivate students, ‘Leadership Talks’ by Industry Leaders were also organized using Facebook LIVE from December 2016 to February 2017.
7. Total of 7531 ideas were received from 2100+ Technology Institutions across India.
8. All ideas reviewed by internal team to ensure that the submission meets the criteria set by the organizers:
9. Solution document submitted is in the prescribed format.
10. Each team comprises of 6 members with at least 1 female student.
11. Idea is from educational institutions only.
12. Out of 7531, approximately top 15-10% submissions will be shortlisted for the 36 hrs non-stop Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2017 scheduled to be organized on 1st & 2nd of April 2017 simultaneously across 27 locations.

Evaluation of Submitted Ideas and Shortlisting of teams for Grand Finale (Phase 3):

Expert Evaluation of online Submissions:
1. Evaluation Core Committee (mentioned above) oversaw the evaluation process.
2. Online Platform developed enabled distribution of ideas to evaluators, getting their feedback and monitoring the evaluation process.
3. A team of 300+ evaluators consisting of experts from the industry, Persistent Systems, ACM, KPIT, TCS, IBM, Cognizant, NASSCOM, and judges nominated by ministries evaluated the proposals.
4. Dr. R. Venkatesh and Mr. Vivek Kulkarni led the evaluation team.
5. Each entry was assigned to up to four evaluators ( 3 industry + 1 or 2 Ministry/ Dept Judges)
6. Each evaluator evaluated every entry based on novelty, potential impact, appropriateness and technical feasibility and gave a final overall review as ‘Strongly Accepted; accepted; Borderline; Rejected’.
7. The evaluation committee selected the qualifiers based on the evaluations received, and number of entries received for each ministry.
8. In case, for some entries if only one evaluation result was available, then only ‘Strongly Accepted’ ideas was shortlisted.
9. At the end of this process, the selected entries were sent to the core committee members for their approval.
10. On approval by the core committee, the results were announced simultaneously on http://www.innovate.mygov.in; http://www.aicte-india.org and http://www.i4c.co.in

36 hrs. Non-Stop Grand Finale on 1st and 2nd April 2017 (Phase 4)

1) Shortlisted 1200+ teams will compete non-stop for 36 hrs across 27 different locations in India on 1st and 2nd April.
2) On 1st April the competition will start at 8.30 am and will finish on 2nd April at 8.30 pm followed by Prize distribution ceremony.
3) The winners might get opportunity to work with respective ministries directly and further develop their idea into robust product.
4) NASSCOM and other funding agencies will consider handholding few very good ideas for converting them into startups.

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