Archive for December, 2011

Varanasi Management Association holds first programme at SMS, Varanasi Campus

The newly constituted Varanasi Management Association (VMA) held its maiden programme in the form of a panel discussion on “FDI in Retail Sector in India: The Issues Ahead” at the Khushipur campus of the premier B-School of the region, School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi where a panel of experts constituting the Founder-President of VMA, Prof. S. K. Singh (Dean, FMS-BHU), Founder-Vice President Prof. P. N. Jha (Director, SMS-Varanasi), Prof. J. P. Mishra (Dean, SMS Varanasi), Prof. Chhote Lal (Director, IMS-SHEPA, Varanasi) and Prof. A. K. Agrawal (FMS-BHU) expressed their viewpoints about the hot debatable topic for more than an hour.

In his address to the gathering of entrepreneurs, academicians and a large number of student community, Prof. S. K. Singh, President VMA, said that various studies and worldwide indices are indicating India as the hottest destinations for retail sector in the time to come. In the Global Retail Development Index, Russia and China trail behind India and same is the case with Retail Labour Index. Moreover, the growth of the ‘middle-income group’ and the absence of ‘organised’ retail (India has only 4% organized retail) make India attractive for retail giants. However, it will need a huge investment which means that the break-even would be achieved with delay. Our GDP growth rate is also linked to this issue. China witnessed the best GDP growth since they opened up retail in 1994 and India is tipped to grow with retail but there is a caution, we need restricted FDI within a legal framework, said the President in his opinion.

Prof. P. N. Jha, Vice-President VMA opined that our ‘kirana stores’ are not going to vanish away if FDI in retail penetrates India. Instead, it will assist in the development of required infrastructure and would benefit the farmers and consumers both. He further added that the 51% factor means relinquishment of control which is indigestible. Further the coming of e-commerce in a big way would certainly have its say.

Prof. Chhote Lal as a Guest panelist envisaged that Retail is the next thing to happen in India but the major concern is what about the profits earned from the Indian soil and repatriated back to the origin country? Infrastructure breeds growth and this sector will help in developing needed infrastructure, he added. He said FDI has to be accepted but through certain safeguards. Government should be clear in Tax liability and related provisions.

Prof. A. K. Agrawal, another Guest Panelist at VMA, said that eliminating ‘middleman’ is not the solution but more the competition, better it is for the consumers. Prof. J. P. Mishra as a panel member questioned that it is for us to understand whether this issue is an economic decision or a social decision? Whether can we revert back from our Globalization steps? Whether this FDI would help us bridging the foreign trade deficit gap? Whether we have reached saturation?

Mr. Rajkumar Singh (Swasthyavardhak Pharmacy, Varanasi) said that five entities would be affected – the unorganized retail, the MSMEs, farmers, employment generation and of course consumers. Others who shared their views from audience included Prof. S. C. Singh, Dr. Abhijeet Singh, Dr. Anurag Singh (all from FMS-BHU) and Mr. Sandeep Singh (Associate Professor from SMS Varanasi).

Earlier Prof. S. K. Singh presented the theme of the panel discussion while the Joint Secretary, Mr. Anupam Kumar (Reader, SMS Varanasi) presented the objectives and activities of the VMA. He said that the local entrepreneurs, industry professionals and academicians should join the VMA in order to strengthen it further to the benefit of the masses. A membership drive would shortly be initiated where both individuals and institutions can join VMA. Shortly the next programme of VMA would be announced. The treasurer Prof. N. B. Singh, other founder members Dr. M. P. Singh (Executive Secretary, SMS Society), Dr. Amit Gautam (Assistant Professor, FMS-BHU) were also present on the occasion. The vote-of-thanks was proposed by Prof. J. P. Mishra while the programme was conducted by Mrs. Anjana Harish, members VMA.

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Beacon Insurance Broker P. Ltd Selected 5 PGDM/PGIB Students from SMS, Varanasi

Campus Placement 2011-12:

The following PGDM/ PGIB IV Sem students have been selected by  Beacon Insurance Broker P Ltd in the campus placement drive held on December 23, 2011 at SMS, Varanasi campus:
1.Riturag Dubey
2.Deepesh K. Dubey
3. Prassenjit Saha
4.Abuzar Ansari
5.Badrish P. Singh

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Campus Recruitment Drive by Beacon Insurance Brokers Pvt Limited @ SMS, Varanasi

Campus Placement 2011-12


Campus Placement 2011-12: “Beacon Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd would visit SMS, Varanasi Campus on December 23, 2011 for Campus recruitment of Assistant Manager (Marketing/ Operations).

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Campus Selection in Wadhawan Retail Pvt. Ltd. @ SMS, Varanasi

Campus Placement 2011-12


Friends join me in congratulating Mukesh Kumar (PGDM III Semester) for his final selection in “Wadhwan Retail (P) Ltd.”.
Congratulations Mukesh,we wish you luck and success in all your endeavors.

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Campus Selection in Soft Pro India Pvt. Ltd. @ SMS, Varanasi

Campus Placement 2011-12

Friends join me in congratulating following PGDM  III semester students for their final selection in “Soft Pro India Pvt Ltd. ”
Congratulations everyone we wish you luck and success in all your endeavors.

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Campus Selection in Mother Dairy @ SMS, Varanasi

Campus Placement 2011-12


Friends Join me in congratulating following PGDMs
III semester students for their final selection in “Mother Dairy Pvt. Ltd.”


Congratulations everyone we wish you luck and success in all your endeavors.

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“YOG” National Essay Competition @ SMS, Varanasi


National Essay Competition

Eligibility: Students of Graduation from various colleges/ institutes / universities in India.

Age Limit:  Not more than 28 years as on 31.03.2012

Topic of Essay:  “Youth on Green” which may be based on one of the following sub-themes:

  • Re-Use
  • Re-Cycle
  • Save Earth
  • Save Paper
  • Save Energy
  • Stop Pollution
  • Green Building
  • Green Marketing
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Energy Conservation
  • Environment Protection
  • Water Usage & Conservation
  • Non-Conventional Energy Sources

Competition Start Date: National Energy Conservation Day (December 14, 2011)

Last date of receipt of entry: World Water Day (March 22, 2012)

Words limit:  Maximum 600 words

Language: English

Prize Declaration & Distribution: World Earth Day (April 22, 2012)

Entries completed in all respects may be sent by email to:


  • First Rs. 15,000/-
  • Second Rs. 10,000/-
  • Third Rs. 5,000/-
  • Consolation Prize Rs. 2,000/- : to 2 participants.


Any Individual meeting the eligibility and age criteria specified above can participate directly by adopting procedure given below:

Step 1: The participants need to get themselves registered by filling the registration form available on

Step 2: Get your registration number from inbox of your email, used during registration process.

Step 3: Send soft copy of essays (not more than 600 words) through mail, where name of the attached essay file should be the registration number received in Step 2.

Step 4: Acknowledgement of your successful participation will be forwarded to your e-mail.

Step 5: Prizes for various positions, will be declared on above mentioned date (April 22, 2012) and reults will be available on Information will also be forwarded to e-mail of event winners.

Step 6: Prize money will be forwarded to respective account numbers of winners through online transfer.

Step 7: Certification of Participation will be available at our website, by submitting the registration number, same can be downloaded.

Note# In case of any query; feel free to write on email

Guidelines & Rules

  1. There is “No Entry Fee” for YOG – National Essay Writing Competition.
  2. This is an Online Competition; therefore related College authorities are requested to take printouts, only in situation of extreme requirements. In place of using paper, just provide the information of URL, where all the necessary details are available.
  3. The essay entries must be sent as a reply to the mails received by the participants from their registered emails only.
  4. The participants would be required to mark their identity only on the forwarding mail and the essay may be saved as a document file with the name as provided to the participant at the time of registration.
  5. All essay to be submitted via email at only.
  6. The entries received in the National Level Essay Competition shall be scrutinized to ensure the originality of work. Copied or Plagiarized essays shall be REJECTED outright.
  7. SMS Varanasi will get the entries of Essays evaluated and communicate the results to the winners through their registered emails, along with website link
  8. The prizes shall be given away through online transfer / account payee cheque as per details provided by the participants.
  9. The Essays of the top 5 participants shall be published on our website.
  10. Certification of Participation will be available at our website, for download by filing the unique code as received by each participant at the time of registration.
  11. Submitted essays will be the public property and SMS Varanasi is free to make use of these essays in future days.
  12. In all matters of dispute, the decision of the Director, SMS Varanasi shall be binding on all concerned.

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