School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has organized two days ‘Personality Training & Assessment Workshop’ for PGDM I Semester and MBA I Semester students (one day each for PGDM I Semster, MBA I Semester respectively) at SMS Campus. Workshop has been conducted by ABBSCISSA HR Consultancy, New Delhi on 16th & 17th September 2016. Mr. B.M. Das, Chief Operating Officer, ABBSCISSA along with Ms. Jayati Mitra initiated the session. Sessions have further taken up by several professional trainers including Dr. Seema Mehra Parihar, Ms. Pooja Jain and Ms. Deepika Shergil.
In full day long training workshop, various personality assessment and developmental activities took place including Numerical Test, Verbal Reasoning, Clerical Aptitude, Map problems, Group Discussion Activities, Story Writing & Personal Interviews. Organizers provided inputs to students on basis of their performances in various activities individually.
Mr. D. K. Tripathi, GM-Corporate Affairs with the help of Training & placement Cell members facilitated the program. Mr. Rishi Raman Singh, Coordinator PGDM programme, Mr. Kartikeya Singh, Coordinator- MBA Programme also supported the event for smooth functioning.
On 16th September, renowned photographer Mr. Neeraj Sharma visited SMS Varanasi and interacted with undergraduate students of Institute. He discussed about his dream project on river Ganga namely- ‘River of Aspiration”. He has discussed project was about his 1550 miles long journey from the origin of Ganga to confluence. He explained how this river has been accepted as river of life, hope and fulfilment in different geographical areas of India and associated regions. He discussed his vivid experiences and showed photographs in his journey of Ganga. He also discussed about important photography skills. Ms. Pushpanjali Sharma famous yoga instructor of Kashi also interacted with students and discussed about self-development through self-observation.
5th September, 2016 started at School of Management Sciences, Varanasi with the blessings of Director Prof. P. N. Jha. He appreciated the students for their enthusiasm for the Teacher’s Day. In his start-up note he discussed about the Guru-Shishya culture of education in India and its importance in learning. He further expressed his worries towards the low participation of India in Scientific inventions and patents at global level. He took the promise from the faculty members and students to put their even more sincere and rigorous efforts to place India at a higher level in terms of global research and development in different subjects. As we all know that teacher’s day is celebrated in honour of great teacher, scholar and former president of India Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. Prof. Jha also remembered Dr. Radhakrishnan’s teachings for the audience.
Earlier to that lightning the lamp and garlanding the statue of goddess Saraswati took place in presence of Director, Prof. Jha; Registrar, Mr. Sanjay Gupta and senior faculty members. Students performed various cultural events including solo song, solo dance, group songs and group dances in honour of their teachers. Activities were performed by students of PGDM, MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA and B.Com students. Teachers also participated in few events. The unmatched performances by the teachers and the students make the day memorable and everlasting in the memories of all which everyone cherishes. In the end, teachers were felicitated by the students. This event is the hallmark of teacher –student solidarity in the institution.
In order to hone the analytical skill of the management students and make them aware with the real time problems and issues of the corporate world a Work Shop on Case Study was organized at SMS, Varanasi under the banner of Centre for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Skill Development (A Centre of Excellence of SMS, Varanasi) on 24th August, 2016 for the students of PGDM 1st and MBA 1st semester students. During his inaugural address Prof.P.N Jha (Director-SMS, Varanasi) said that, we at SMS always strive to impart various dimensions of analytical and problem solving skills in the students to make them globally competitive. He said that case study is an integral part of our course curriculum and nurturing the skills in solving the same will not only help the budding managers during their course but will also help them to carve a niche in their professional journey. During the work shop Prof. Raj Kumar Singh (Chairperson CEISD) interacted with the students on various dimensions of understanding and solving the case studies. A real case pertaining to the Crisis of Maggie Noodles was provided to the students in advance and Prof. Singh discussed the same with real time examples of Nestle India. He discussed the various approaches for solving the case studies along with the technical writing aspect and presentation of same. The work shop was organized by keeping in mind the forthcoming Case Chase Contest to be organized at SMS, Varanasi.
Dr. Nripendra P. Rana (Associate Professor, Swansea University, United Kingdom) visited SMS, Varanasi on 22nd August, 2016 and interacted with the students of PGDM & MBA 3rd semester. During the live and interactive session Dr. Rana focused on various dimensions of management education and discussed in detail about insights of various specializations like Marketing, Human Resource, Finance, Agri Business and Information Technology. He also discussed about the contemporary placement scenario in India and abroad and provided the students with useful tips in order to cope-up with global placement opportunities. He considered effective communication as the key for professional success and discussed various attributes of non verbal communication at the workplace. He also gave inputs on preparation of exams like TOEFL and GRE. At the end of session, he addressed the queries of the students pertaining to placement scenario and career development.
The Photography and Film making club of School of Management Sciences, “Panorama”, celebrated World Photography Day with old and new panorama club members, faculty and eminent photographers of the city on 19th August, 2016. An exhibition of photographs by eminent and celebrated wildlife photographer Mr. Rajesh Gupta, world acclaimed street photographer Mr. Manish Khattry, and veteran photographer and Mr. Binay Rawal’s was on display. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Amaan, Program Producer, Radio Mirchi.
Panorama also launched its 6th photo contest, on the theme “Streets of Varanasi”, the contest closes on 18th September, 2016. For the first time the contest is open for external photographers, and the contest is open in two categories one Panorama Club members and other external professional and amateur photographers. The contest was unveiled by Mr. Manish Khattry, the director Prof. PN Jha, Prof. Sandeep Singh, Dean Management, and other guests.
Mr. Krishna Kant Bajpai, coordinator, Panorama Club, spoke about the contest and future plans of Panorama Club for the students of SMS.
There was also a slide show of photographs from the Coffee Table book, “The Book of Banaras” by Mr. Manish Khattry and a Photo film “Gajgamini” by Mr. Vinay Tripathi.
Later Mr. Manish Khattry, Mr. Vinay Tripathi addressed the students telling them finer points of photography. Mr. Rajesh Gupta, the patron of Panorama club also addressed the audience through a recorded video message.
Prof. PN Jha welcomed the guests and gave his blessings to the students, Dr. Pallavi Pathak conducted the program and Prof. R.K. Singh gave vote of thanks.
The program was attended by Rishi Raman Singh, A.K. Sinha, Kartikeya Singh, Amitabh Pandey, Sunit Kumar Mishra and others. .
Independence Day is the festival for entire India and celebrated to remember its freedom from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on 15th August 1947.70th anniversary of India’s Independence, on 15th August, 2016, School of Management Sciences celebrated the most pious and auspicious occasion with zeal and enthusiasm. Prof. P. N. Jha, Director of SMS Varanasi, executed the activity of flag hoisting on behalf of whole SMS family. He presented his tribute towards the leaders of the freedom struggle of India. During his address Prof.P.N Jha (Director, SMS Varanasi) said that India with its huge population has the latent energy to become superpower, what required is the proper guidance to our youth. We must realize that our strength lies in our unity. Since ancient time India has advocated the philosophy of ‘VASUDHAIV KUTUMBKAM’.He considered the students as the vehicle of growth for the country. He has expressed his thankfulness towards Indian defense services for safeguarding Indian boundaries. He congratulated the facult members, staff and students on such blissful and memorable moment.
Several other activities also took place including plantation activity under guidance of Director Prof. P. N. Jha, Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta along with senior faculty and staff members. Cultural programs had also been presented by students of BBA, BCA, B.Com PGDM, MBA & MCA batches.
Students had presented series of programs on various themes related to India’s Independence. Cultural events were coordinated by faculty and staff members with Mrs. Pallavi Pathak, Assistant Professor of the institute. At the end of the programme snacks were given to students and staff members.