Online Workshop, “ANUSANDHAN: A WORKSHOP ON SUMMER TRAINING PROJECT REPORT WRITING USING EXCEL & SPSS” @ SMS Varanasi

School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, Department of Management under Internal Quality Assurance Cell is Conducting a One Week (September 07, 2020 – September 12, 2020) Online Workshop, “ANUSANDHAN: A WORKSHOP ON SUMMER TRAINING PROJECT REPORT WRITING USING EXCEL & SPSS” for its PGDM III Semester Students in order guide them towards completion of their Summer Training Projects to meet the challenges of summer training during the current lockdown situation.

The entire session is being conducted online in which different tools of Data Analysis like GOOGLE SHEET, GOOGLE FORM, MS EXCEL AND SPSS are being used and over Six Days various aspects of report writing – Introduction & Experiential Learning, Literature Overview & Research Methodology, Data Entry and Interpretation on Excel, Introduction to SPSS, Data View and Variable View, Data Interpretation on SPSS and Report Writing will be covered.

The entire Six Days Session will be coordinated by Dr. Sofia Khan, Assistant Professor & Mr. Himanshu Upadhyay, Assistant Professor, SMS Varanasi.

Key Resource Person of the Workshop are Mr. Kartikeya Singh, Assistant Professor & Mr. Saurabh Kumar Srivastava, Assistant Professor, SMS Varanasi.

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VRIKSHAAROPAN (PLANTATION DAY) 2020 @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences Varanasi Organized ‘ Vriksharopan’ program at its campus. On the auspicious occasion of the first Monday of Sawan in the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva, Kashi School of Management Sciences, Varanasi planted tree saplings. To maintain ecological balance and keep pace with pollution free, safe and green environment plantation activities are regularly organized by School of Management Sciences, Varanasi. A promise of green environment (Harit Sahar Sankalp) is just not an ideal objective of the institution but a mission which the institute tries to fulfill through lot of fervor and passion. Various tree saplings of Teak, Guava, Drumstick, Gooseberry, Lemon, Blackberry tree etc were planted in the compound of the institute.

Director of the institute Prof. PN Jha , registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta and various faculties of the institute graced the occasion with their esteemed presence. Prof Jha through online video conference asked the audience to plant trees wherever possible so that our environment remains green and pollution free.

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Webinar on “Readying Tomorrow’s Women Managers” @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized a webinar on “Readying Tomorrow’s Women Managers”. This webinar was organized for girl students, and the key speaker was Ms. Anusuya Roy. She is currently associated with the Events business division at ABP Group. Earlier she was associated with Anandabazar Patrika, The Telegraph, magazines like Businessworld and Fortune India from ABP Group and business television, Bloomberg TV India.

In this webinar, students learned that it’s very important for us to come out from our comfort zone in which we very happily living our life. Comfortable life can never lead to any height in your career, which you aspire. So one needs to set goals and make a steady movement without any dilemma and lethargy to achieve the same, there would be a time when societal pressure, family pressure, will be most to stop aspiring your dream, but it is you who have to take a stand and move ahead. As it is rightly said; “Most wars are lost in our minds much before we have stepped out on the battlefield”.
This webinar was coordinated by Dr. Avinash Ch Supkar Associate Professor School of Management Sciences Varanasi.

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Post Covid Safety: Awareness Programme @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized a Post Covid Safety Awareness Programme to spread awareness among the rural villagers of Varanasi in Bhadwar, Khushipur and Bandepur villages. Professor Kamal Sheel Mishra along with Ms. Anju Singh had a talk with the residents of these villages and told them about how to prevent themselves from virus infection by adopting social distancing, washing hands with soap, sanitizing hands regularly, consume spices aloevera and giloy to boost immunity etc. After spreading awareness, mask was also distributed to the residents of these villages.

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International Webinar on Business Analytics Driving Digitalization: The Road Ahead @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, Internal Quality Assurance Cell organized a one day International Webinar on Business Analytics Driving Digitalization: The Road Ahead. The chief guest were Dr. U Dinesh Kumar, Professor & Chair Data Centre, and Analytics Lab, MBA-BA, Career Development Services, IIMB Chair of Excellence, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. Mr. Kapil Malhotra, Director & Head of Analytics, Asia, Middle East & North Africa, PepsiCo, India Ex. General Manger-Digital, Accenture, India & Ex. AVP – Analytics, Genpact, India. Mr. Amit Kurhekar, Director, Data Science Solutions, Envestnet | Yodlee, Bengaluru, India & Ex. Senior Technology Manager Advanced Analytics, Proctor & Gamble, India. Mr. Rohit Manghnani, Director, Uniplatform Tech Private Limited, India & Ex. Vice President – E-Commerce, Walmart, India. Mr. Syed Rahim, Senior Director – Customer Success & Consulting, Middle East, and Africa (MEA), Manthan & Ex. Head Marketing – Stores, SPAR India (Max Hypermarket) Dr. Umesh Rao. Hodeghatta, Chief Data Scientist NU- Sigma U2 Analytics Lab, USA & Faculty-Walden University & Kent State University, USA. Seven hundred fifty-one participants registered to this international webinar across the country.

Prof. Sandeep Singh HOD Management, Commerce, and Mass Communication at SMS Varanasi welcomed the participant and the resource persons across the country for this one day International Webinar. The first session started with the deliberation of Dr. U Dinesh Kumar, he talked about the crux of business analytics, citing different approaches like transformative approach and increment approach with the example of Sundar Pichai CEO Google (Now Alphabet Inc). He also talked about the Akshaya Patra case study and crop diseases, which occur on a huge scale in Karnataka. Following with next session, Mr. Kapil Malhotra stated about the optimization of resources and how to use it judiciously, analytics can help in the development of the economy if used wisely.

Mr. Amit Kurhekar talked about problem statement, data availability, evaluation metrics, trade-off, and told about new skills which are need of an hour, like time series, python/R, SQL, Cloud.  Dr. Rao talked about career opportunities in the analytics area. Mr. Rahim talked about the future of analytics in retail i.e., how analytics is redefining the strategy in a retail organization. Mr. Manghnani briefly deliberated on the use of analytics in our personal life, for example, JeevanSathi.com.

Question and Answer session was handled by Dr. Amitabh Pandey, Associate Professor & Coordinator – PGDM Course, Internal Communication Cell, and Convener – Alumni Association, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, India. The keynote speaker was Mr. Kartikeya Singh, Assistant Professor & Coordinator – MBA Course and Centre for International Relations, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, India. This webinar was coordinated by Mr. Veeresh Tripathi, Assistant Professor, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi.

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One Week Online Workshop on “Discovering Statistics through EXCEL and SPSS”

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has successfully conducted, One Week online workshop on “Discovering Statistics through EXCEL and SPSS” between 22nd of June to 28th of June 2020. The key resource person for the workshop was Prof.G.P.Singh.(Professor, Institute of Science BHU). Another resource person for the Workshop was Prof.Rakesh Pandey (Professor, Department of Psychology, BHU).

The workshop trained the participants in various statistical methods and data analysis techniques such as regression, correlation, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, etc. through hands-on experience of solving statistical problems using specialized statistical packages – MS Excel and SPSS. Prof. Singh also introduced the basics of statistics, its application, and use in day to day business practices. Various concepts like statistical measurements and scaling, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, measures of central tendency, etc. were discussed at length. Finally, the workshop participants also witnessed a detailed explanation of correlation and regression analyses and their importance with respect to business research, followed by problem-solving using MS Excel and SPSS. The session ended with Prof. Singh addressing participants’ queries regarding the concepts and techniques he dealt with during a week online workshop.

The entire event was moderated by Dr.Sofia Khan, and Back end support was given by Mr.Veeresh Tripathi. The workshop was coordinated by Mr. Kartikeya Singh Assistant Professor, School of Management Sciences Varanasi.

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Webinar on Career Prospects in General Insurance @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized a webinar on “Career Prospects in General Insurance” for its postgraduate students. The key resource person was Ms. Rachana Bhatia Cluster Manager-Institutional Sales, Liberty General Insurance Ltd Mumbai, and Mr. Abu Osama BDM-Commercial & SME Chola MS General Insurance Corporation Mumbai. They both are alumni of SMS Varanasi completed their PDGM in the year 2009-2011 and 2010-2012.

In this webinar students learned about the insurance industry, the governing body for monitoring this industry.  As the insurance business in India is booming, the number of career opportunities in this sector has increased with the participation of private players as well as multinationals. It is therefore desirable to embark on sound knowledge in this field in mathematics, commerce, statistics, computers, and English. It is expected that candidates will have or develop a thorough understanding of the money, finance, market, and insurance businesses.

This webinar was coordinated by Ms. Sakshi Jha and Ms. Gautami of the PGDM –II semester School of Management Science Varanasi.

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International Yoga Day: “Yoga for Enhancing Body Immunity to Fight against COVID 19”

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized International Yoga Day: “Yoga for Enhancing Body Immunity to Fight against COVID 19” at SMS Varanasi campus. This Virtual 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 students of the Institute.

Session started with the welcome address by Prof. Sandeep Singh Dean – Development and Students Affairs, Head of Department – Management and Chairperson – CSHE who expressed thanks to the Honourable 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. Singh highlighted the importance and need of yoga in our daily life.

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One-Week Online Faculty Development Programme on Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institution: Revised NAAC Framework @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, Internal Quality Assurance Cell organized a one week (June 09, 2020 – June 15, 2020) Online Faculty Development Programme on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions: Revised NAAC Framework. Prof. P.N. Jha Director SMS Varanasi welcomed the participant and the resource persons across the country for this one week FDP. The chief guest for this FDP and the keynote address was given by Dr. Pratibha Singh NAAC Deputy Advisor, New Delhi.

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The key resource person for this one-week FDP was Dr. Pallavi Pathak Associate Professor (IQAC Coordinator and FDP Convener) SMS Varanasi. Prof. Bhagwan Jagwani, Director Allen house Group of College Kanpur. Prof. Mahendra Shirsat Director, (RUSA Centre for Advanced Sensor Technology) Director, (DDU, KAUSHAL Kendra) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Prof. Pratosh Bansal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Devi Ahilya University (DAVV), Indore. Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta Associate Professor, SMS Varanasi. Dr. Amitabh Pandey Associate Professor, SMS Varanasi.

 

Day II of the Online Faculty Development Programme on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions: Revised NAAC Framework begins with the session of Dr. Pallavi Pathak briefing on RAF: Process and Preparedness II. She discussed the processes and required procedure that needs to be completed before any institution applies for NAAC accreditation. She stated the NAAC mission statement and its purpose of this organization; that assesses the quality of the higher education institution volunteering for the process, through an internationally accepted methodology. She also discussed in detail the seven criteria developed by the NAAC to assess the education institution and also the role of the IQAC department in an education institution for pushing long term quality standards.

 

Day II witnessed the session of Dr. Bhagwan Jagwani, who beautifully deliberated the details of Criterion 1; Curricular Aspect, one of the criterions among seven criteria which NAAC has formulated to assess the quality of higher education institution. He stated that curriculum is the essential ingredient of any education system regardless of the education level. All other aspects whether teaching, learning and evaluation or research and development, infrastructure and learning resources, student activities and support system revolve around it. Therefore, curricular aspects and the best practices connected to curriculum design and development play a very significant dimension of the quality of higher education since the curriculum has a decisive role in steering the other elements of quality.

Day III session was taken by Prof. Mahendra Shirsat on Criterion 2; Teaching-Learning and Evaluation, he discussed the seven key criteria under Criterion 02: Student enrolment and profile, catering to student diversity, teaching-learning process, teacher profile and quality, evaluation process and reform, student performance and intelligent quotient, student satisfaction survey. Apart from this, he also taught the meaning of Course Outcome (CO), Program Outcome (PO), and Program Specific Outcome (PSO).

 

Day IV session was on the topic Research Innovation and Extension: Criterion 3. The topic discussed in this session was on qualitative and quantitative metrics, validation of data by an external agency, quality indicator framework, research mobilization for research, extension, and collaboration. Criterion 4; Infrastructure and Learning Resource was taken by Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta. The key indicator which was discussed in this session was Physical facilities, library as a learning resource, IT Infrastructure, Maintenance of Campus Infrastructure. Mr. Gupta also stated in detail Standard operating procedure (SOP) and Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources.

 

Day V begins with the session on Criterion 5; Student Support and Progression. This session was chaired by Dr. Amitabh Pandey. He discussed four key indicators that fall under criterion 5; students support, student progression, student participant activities, and alumni engagement. Day VI session was taken by Dr. Bhagwan Jagwani. He discussed criterion 6; governance leadership and management. On the final day; day VII of FDP, Prof. Pratosh Bansal session begins with Criterion 7; Institutional value and best practices, which is the last criterion of seven criteria of quality assessment of education institution formed by NAAC.

 

Valedictory Session was chaired by Prof. Sandeep Singh Professor School of Management Sciences, where he discussed the process through which School of Management Sciences Varanasi went for the NAAC accreditation cycle, and after four long years of hard work, School of Management Sciences Varanasi got NAAC “A” accreditation in its first cycle. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Pallavi Pathak Associate Professor SMS Varanasi.

The FDP convener of this one week online Faculty Development Programme on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions: Revised NAAC Framework FDP was Dr. Pallavi Pathak Associate Professor and Dr. Amitabh Pandey Associate Professor, SMS Varanasi. The entire one-week session was coordinated by Ms. Anamika Patel Assistant Professor School of Management Science Varanasi.

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Webinar on Leadership in the time of COVID19: The National and International Perspective

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School of Management Sciences Varanasi organized a webinar on Leadership in the time of COVID19: The National and International Perspective on June 10, 2020, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This program was organized for PGDM students, where students themselves presented and shared their views on leadership style, which has been used for curbing and countering COVID19.

Discussion in this webinar revolved around the challenges, resource utilization, dilemma in the healthcare sector, New Zealand example, skills generation, community spread, china leadership in tackling this pandemic, UNDP leadership in tackling this pandemic and post-pandemic situation, were the main issues discussed.

The PGDM students who presented their presentation were Kajal Jaiswal, Ritika Kumari, Krishna Singh, Pragati Rai, Imran Kafi, Richa Singh, Ananya Mishra, Shivshekhar, Nikhil Yadav, Prerana Singh, Ritu Sharma, Shubham Maurya, Priya, Poorvi, Daksha, Atmiya Verma, Shreya Singh, Divya Rai, Rajan Soni, Kajal Srivastava, Saurabh Banerjee, Rajneesh Raj, Anjali Roy, Rajendra, Neelamanshu Mishra, Tony Joseph Varghese, Shubhangi Prashar, Victor, Shanu Mishra, Rishabh Srivastav, Siddharth.

This webinar was coordinated by Ms. Revati Kannan and Mr. Nikhil Yadav of the PGDM –II semester School of Management Science Varanasi.

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