It gives us immense pleasure to inform you all that SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES, VARANASI has been ACCREDITED WITH GRADE “A” BY NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council- An Autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission) in the FIRST CYCLE vide notification of The Accreditation Results of institutions approved by the 27th Standing Committee on 12th September 2017.
A three-member peer team from the NAAC had visited the Institute campus on August 21,22-2017 to assess the Institute based on various categories. The grade was decided during the 27th meeting of the Standing Committee of NAAC on Tuesday and SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES VARANASI has secured 3.17 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Accordingly the A grade has been awarded in the FIRST cycle of the grading.
It is well known that only about 10 % of the institutes accredited by NAAC get the coveted A Grade. Furthermore among them only a selected few get a CGPA above 3.15. School of Management Sciences, Varanasi having secured 3.17 in its very first accreditation cycle is a stupendous achievement.
We are proud of this achievement and congratulate the dedicated team of the Top Management, Faculty members, Staff members and also the students, Alumni and parents for their significant contributions in this remarkable achievement.
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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. 71st anniversary of India’s Independence, on 15th August, 2017, 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. He discussed the importance of independence and suggested the students to be cautious about the safeguarding of our independence. He further recommended that we should generally prefer goods and services offered by India Companies. In this manner we can provide strength to our economy. He has expressed his thankfulness towards Indian defense services for safeguarding Indian boundaries. He congratulated the faculty 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.
“The core values with which our university established was, traditional values and Nationalism. Being part of university the students must follow the traditional values and work in national interest”. Prof. Prithvish Nag, Vice-Chancellor of MGKVP urged the students, in his inaugural speech on the occasion of two-day orientation programme for the Under Graduate courses BBA, BCA and B.Com. at the Khushipur campus of School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi started on Thursday. Inaugurating the 21st batch of BBA, 20st batch of BCA and 4th batch of B. Com., all the three year full time programmes affiliated to MGKVP, the Vice Chancellor Prof P. Nag congratulated the students for joining the MGKVP professional programmes at SMS, Varanasi. Further he exhorted the students to become a global, useful and loyal citizen of the country. He also urged the new students to be knowledgeable and competitive to scale heights.
On this inaugural Programme, three distinguished academic luminaries Prof K. K. Agarwal (Head Dept. of MGKVP) Prof K. S. Jaiswal (Director-Institute of Management Studies, MGKVP) and Prof. Satya Singh (Dean-Faculty of Science & Technology, MGKVP) also blessed the new comers of these three UG programmes. Prof. Satya Singh highlighted the inter-disciplinary nature of curriculum and informed the students that this is common and updated syllabus taught in different universities of Uttar Pradesh. She further advised students to work on time management and hard work.
Guest of Honor, Prof. K. K Agarwal also congratulated students for taking admission in one of the best college of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, having best library, Lab and other infrastructure. Further, he advised students to utilize the resources available, to become more competent. He also emphasized on the importance of discipline, dedication and determination for students.
Another Guest of Honor Prof. K. S. Jaiswal quoted the current incidents and urged students to inculcate Human Values. He suggested that these traditional and Human Values are far more important than getting good marks. Further as a chairperson of IQAC of University, he also wished good luck to SMS Varanasi for their coming NAAC Accreditation.
Earlier, the Director of SMS Varanasi, Prof. P. N. Jha welcomed the dignitaries to the campus and presented a brief description of the fast pace of Institution’s growth in the post liberalization era. He outlined how in just two decades the Institute scaled heights in multiple dimensions which made it proudly enter into the elite top-50 Business Schools in India last year. The Institution provides not only contemporary teaching with a creative pedagogical mix but also enhances Professionalism, Socialism and Humanism in the students, added Prof. Jha. The 400+ addition in UG programmes is a testimony for the fact, stressed the Director.
The Dean (R&D), SMS Varanasi Prof. Alok Kumar presented the highlights of the UG programmes at the Institute. He said that SMS Varanasi happens to be the pioneer in the entire region to start the BBA and BCA programmes with University affiliation 20 years back even when University did not run these programmes in its campus (earlier the affiliation was with VBS Purvanchal University). The strong academic inputs coupled with corporate orientation had made the SMS students occupy more than 50% space in the top-10 merit list every year since inception. He added that the Institution has started the placement activity for the UG programmes too a couple of years back. From this year, the corporate exposition would be enhanced for these students.
The Programme was conducted by Dr. (Mrs.) Pallavi Pathak while the Vote of thanks was proposed by the Dean (DSA), SMS, Prof. Sandeep Singh. Dr. Avinash Chandra Supkar presented the preamble of the institute.
On this inaugural sessions Executive Secretary SMS Society Dr. M.P. Singh, Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Course Coordinator Mr. Amitabh Pandey (B.Com) , Mr. Anand Dube (BCA), Mr. Atish Khadse (BBA), Prof. R.K Singh, Prof. Kamalsheel Mishra, Dr. Anupam Shukla were also present.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.