Leading Business School of the country, School of Management Sciences witnessed the majestic closing of the 3rd PGDM Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, November 5th 2011. The students of the previous batches of various PGDM programs participated with full nerve in this ceremony. Total 1315 students from different courses of PGDM, PGDM (International Business), PGDM (Retail Management), PGDM (Insurance & Risk Management) were awarded the degrees. The toppers from the different academic sessions received Gold medals and Silver medals.
During the convocation address Honorable Dr. Rakesh Dhar Tripathi, Minister of Higher Education, Govt of U.P. linked the success of the students with the sincere efforts of the institution. Dr. Tripathi remembering the great educationist Madan Mohan Malviya said that the blessings given by Justice Giridhar Malviya will be an inspiration for all of the students and will lead to the success in their life. Remembering his students life he said that this convocation ceremony organized by SMS will always be memorable. He also said that our culture & tradition is the backbone of our society and it should be upheld at any cost. This convocation ceremony is a symbol of our traditional learning. He told the students to live and enjoy fully this moment of success. This moment is the symbol of glorious relationship that exists between the education and the students.
In his presidential address, Justice Giridhar Malaviya, President Mahamana Malaviya Mission said that the country has progressed in the last decade but the problems of poverty and curruption is still a dominent problem in the society. Justice Malviya further said that there is an urgent need of inculcating an education system which can help in building character among people and better citizens. He urged the students to use their knowledge to create maximum economic value with social justice for the larger welfare of the people in particular and of the society at large.
Blessing the students, Honorable Padamshree Prof.Geshe. N. Samten, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Tibetan Studies, Varanasi said that an emotional balance in the global world at different levels is important in order to achieve greater heights in life. Emotional regulation will help to make a better educated citizen and will result in building a better society. Prof. Samten further said that the students are very fortunate that they gained knowledge in the city which has been the seat of learning since ancient times and are honored on the land where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath.
Speaking on this pious occasion, former Prof. B. P. Singh, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi said that SMS is one of the leading institutions imparting management education in India and to be a student of SMS is an honour, Prof. Singh further said that those who had been apart of this Institution in the past are working at higher positions in corporate India successfully and contributing in the economic development of the country.
At the end, Prof. S. K. Singh, Head & Dean, FMS, B.H.U. Varanasi congratulated the students and said that convocation ceremony is an important memory of one’s life to be cherised all through life. Prof. Singh said that according to a recent survey the quality of education is a concern and therefore the course curriculum should be revisited and redesigned according to the requirements of the industry.
Earlier the convocation ceremony began with the assembly of the members of the Governing Council and Academic Council, Distinguished Guests, Faculty Members and Students in the administrative block, formation of Procession and its arrival at the venue of convocation.
After the Saraswati Vandana, Prof. P. N. Jha during his welcome speech informed about the achievements of the School of Management Sciences over the years including the research work, publications, academic aggrements with the international universities world wide and the industrial visits organised for the students.
During the convocation ceremony Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Registrar, SMS read the names of students who topped the different PGDM programs and 18 Gold medals and 18 Silver medals were awarded to them. In the convocation the new issues of the three SMS Journals “Management Insight,” “Computing Trends” and “Purushartha” were also released by the Chief Guest and the other distinguished guests. Dr. M. P. Singh, Executive Secretary, SMS & Mr. Ashok Singh, Chairman of SMS, felicitated the Chief Guest and the other distinguished guests seated on the Dias with a SMS memento of Lord Vishwanath, Shawl and a special memento of Ashok Stambha.