Archive for November, 2012

School of Management Sciences, Varanasi consolidates and retains the elite ‘A++’ category

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BUSINESS INDIA B-SCHOOL SURVEY 2012

SMS Varanasi amongst Top-5 in UP, excluding the National Capital Region (NCR)
SMS Varanasi in Top-32 in North and East India belt
SMS Varanasi in Top-19 in Northern India
Only 3 Institutes of UP in A++ Category, SMS Varanasi one of them
SMS Varanasi amongst two such top performing private sector institutes in UP, Bihar and Jharkhand

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School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi has maintained its elite ‘A++’ category ranking in the B School Survey conducted by the reputed business magazine ‘Business India’ this year. The results have been published in the issue dated November 25, 2012. The notable thing in this Survey is that many UP B-Schools have been left behind and SMS Varanasi happens to be in the Top-5 B-Schools in the state. Apart from SMS Varanasi, only two other institutes have been placed in the A++ category.

Remaining UP institutes are behind SMS Varanasi. SMS Varanasi also finds a place in Top-32 institutes of the Northern and Eastern belt while it occupies a position in top-19 in north India which shows its consolidation of strength over the past year. Only IIM-Calcutta (Top performer in this Survey), XLRI Jamshedpur, IIM-Lucknow, IIT-Kharagpur (Vinod Gupta School of Management) and FMS-BHU fall above SMS Varanasi in the North and the Eastern belt. Except for XLRI, all the other top performers are Government owned, hence, SMS Varanasi happens to be only the second institute after XLRI in the private sector with such a high rating which signifies its strides on various national and international fronts. Overall only 33 Institutes of North and East India fall in top-130 (around one-fourth).

This year, the ratings have been presented on the basis of factors like Perception rankings, Industry rankings, student rankings and Panel rankings. Salary data’s importance has been presented with reduced weightage as it involves maximum fudging, claims Business India. Overall there are 70 institutes in the A++ category of which only three are from Uttar Pradesh (minus NCR). SMS happens to be one of them.

SMS has scored on all fronts in this Survey due to which it is highly placed with a standing of only 17 years.
The perception of SMS Varanasi has grown multifold in the recent past owing to its innovative strides which have pushed it into the top echelons of the B-School fraternity in the country. The Institute has around 1500 students now. Apart from the flagship PGDM programme, MCA, BBA and BCA programmes too are successfully running. Establishment of Lucknow campus adds further value to the brand perception.

SMS Varanasi has around fifty full-time well qualified and experienced faculty members, some of them having spent more than a decade at SMS and mostly holding Doctorate degrees.

Most modern industry-suited pedagogy is already in place at SMS. The faculty members are involved in consultancy, MDPs, EDPs, FDPs and other training programmes at various corporate houses in India, both in the Government and Private sectors from time to time. A good number of research papers, monographs and books are being continuously published by SMS Faculty members.

SMS has done equally well on the ‘campus placement’ front. Around 96% placement occurred last season. This year’s placements have begun too. The Alumni base is getting stronger day-by-day and now every year three Alumni congregations are held at Varanasi, Delhi and Mumbai, Kolkata to be added soon. The Alumni base is getting stronger with over three thousand alumni who are now helping the institute liaison better with the corporate world.
SMS Varanasi boasts of a very rich and updated Central Library with around thirty thousand books, over 300 regularly subscribed journals / magazines and over 500 on-line journals which can be accessed by all faculty members and students.

Entire communication internally goes through the ‘intranet’. The entire campus is Wi-fi and and the PG block of the academic section is fully air-conditioned with all modern knowledge dissemination techniques and gadgets. SMS Varanasi publishes three journals – Management Insight (since 2004), Purushartha (since 2007) and Computing Trendz (since 2011) of which the first two have been accepted by INFLIBNET centre of the UGC to host these journals on its site, a rare honour for a private Institute (first in fact in the country).

The Centre for Spiritualism and Human Enrichment and the Centre for International Relations happen to be the growth engines of SMS. The Director Prof. P. N. Jha feels that the tough task of making management studies congruent to the Indian ethos would help SMS move further in the international arena in the years to come as weightage of this is increasing every year. Such a noble cause has not been pursued earlier by any other B-school in the country. Owing to this fact, many foreign Universities have academic tie-ups with SMS. USA based Claflin University and California State University are already tied-up with SMS Varanasi for academic exchange .

Similar agreements also exist with UNESP, Brazil, Szent Istvan University, Hungary and Carolay Robert College, Hungary. All these have made SMS a class apart from its peers in a very short span of time. The awards on the national and international fronts further ratify this. Further, the Institute is accredited by International Accreditation Organisation (IAO), informed the Director.

The other centres operating and functioning concurrently at Varanasi campus are Centres for Consultancy Services,Corporate Training, Knowledge Management, Advanced Computing, Research and Development, Foreign Language,Competency and Management Development, etc. Students of the PGDM are provided laptops since their very first semester without any extra payment. Students are gaining expertise in computational software packages like MS-Excel and SPSS as a part of their curriculum. Industrial visits in India and abroad are undertaken every year. Students are also sent to foreign countries for internship. Various scholarships exist for the meritorious students at various levels. Overall personality grooming and potential appraisal are fundamental to the SMS Pedagogy.

In the press conference apart from the Director Prof. P. N. Jha and the Executive Secretary Dr. M. P. Singh, others who were present included the Registrar, Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Associate Professor Alok Kumar and Readers Dr. Shardul Chaubey and Mr. Krishna Kant Bajpai.

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IT Quiz @ SMS, Varanasi


On Saturday,November 24, 2012 an IT Quiz for BCA III & V Semester Students was organized in two rounds. The Preliminary round was held online in which around 50 students participated.9 students qualified for the final round. With these 9 students, three teams were constituted, each comprising of three students.

The overall activity was coordinated by Mr. Abhishek Srivastava(Sr. Lecturer) and Mr. Praveen Kumar Gupta(Sr. Lecturer). The final round comprised of 4 interesting rounds based on computers.

Winners of the IT Quiz are as follows: Winners of Quiz:
Anchal Jaiswal, Digvijay Maurya & Alok Pandey
1st Runner Up: Aditi Srivastava, Anamika Singh & Brijesh Kumar
2nd Runner Up: Tashi Mishra, Himanshi Verma & Priyanshu Ranjan

The winners and the participants of this Quiz were awarded with Shields & Certificates by the Director, Prof. P. N. Jha. Mr. Kamal Sheel Mishra,Head of the department, Mr. Rajiv Katare, Coordinator , BCA program along with some senior faculty members were present on the occasion.

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Corporate & Academic Lecture Series @SMS, Varanasi


On Thursday,November22,2012Mr. Ashish Nigam, Director- Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and Prof. B.P.Singh, Former Head and Dean, Delhi School of Economics visited SMS, Varanasi campus.

During their visit , in two independent sessions Mr. Nigam and Prof. Singh, Interacted with PGDM III and PGDM I semester students respectively.

While Mr. Nigam gave the students insight about the working, growth , challenges and career prospects for MBA students in the pharmaceutical industry, Prof. Singh mesmerized the students with his simple talk on a very complex subject like Principles of Management .

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SMS, Varanasi has once again been accorded the A++ rating in the Latest “India’s Best B-School Survey 2012” conducted by Business India.

On the basis of consistent efforts in enrichment of academic input, international exposure to students, excellent summer training and final placement opportunities provided by SMS to its students, Institute has been ranked as A++ category Business School by the ‘Business School Survey’ conducted by the leading corporate journal ‘Business India’.

As per the survey SMS, Varanasi is amongst only three institutes of Uttar Pradesh (leaving NCR) in the elite category of A++ Institutes. In totality there are 70 institutes in A++ Category as an outcome of survey. Moreover SMS has been placed among top five institutes of UP and rated amongst Top-19 institutes in North India and amongst Top-32 in the Northern belt (from Delhi to Kolkata). The survey includes more than 1400 B-schools spread over the country.

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PGDM I and III Semester Examination Schedule @ SMS, Varanasi



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18th Foundation Day-ADHARSHILA-2012 @SMS, Varanasi


Renowned business school in the region School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi completed its 17 years of existence on November 10, 2012. The Institution celebrated its 18th Foundation Day “Adharshila” amidst joyous fervor. Like every year, a traditional ‘puja’ was performed at the Campus in the early morning hours .

Event started with lighting of the lamp by Director, Prof. P. N. Jha; Executive Secretary, Dr. M. P. Singh; Registrar, Mr. Sanjay Gupta along with Associate Professor, Mr. Sandeep Singh; Associate Professor Dr. Sanjay Saxena along with senior faculty and staff members followed by Welcome address by Director.

With Saraswati Vandana cultural events started off followed by different cultural events including Solo Song, Group Song, Solo Dance, Group Dance with different flavors including western style and traditional style. Moreover Business Quiz and Antyakshari took place in the next round of the event.

An event of fashion show has also been organized by students of SMS Varanasi.

On this auspicious occasion of ADHARSHILA-2012 Prof.P.N. jha Director, SMS Varanasi inaugurated a new section of SMS website:SMS-BLOG (http://www.blog.smsvaranasi.com). This new blog will provide a platform to the faculty members, staff, students and alumni of SMS,Varanasi for sharing their views and discussing issues effecting professional and social development.

In the day long events comprising Business Quiz, Mock Parliament, Solo Song, Solo Dance, Antyakshari and fashion show entertained the students and guests.

“We have been given opportunity to organize this Foundation Day Celebration of our institute. It was a priceless learning experience. This made us to deliver best of our co-curricular and managerial skills both at the same time – said Vijaya, PGDM-IB Student, at the evening of the Foundation Day.”

“I had prepared a special video related to our Institute, SMS Varanasi, showcasing its journey since 1995. I am grateful to Management and Faculty of institute for giving me platform to showcase my IT skills- said Himanshu, MCA student.”

Also on this auspicious occasion following Staff members of SMS, Varanasi were felicitated by the Management for completing ten years of dedicated service to the institute.
1.Shri Dharmendra Kumar Singh
2.Shri K.P. Sharma
3.Shri Debpriyo Banerjee
4.Shri Vishnu Chandra Pandey
5.Shri Jagdish Srivastava
6.Shri Pradeep Jasiwal

Program ended with vote of thanks by Mr. Sandeep Singh, to all the stakeholders, guests and students.

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Campus Placement 2012-13: SMS Student selected in Berger Paints @ 4.25 lacs per annum

It gives me immense pleasure to inform you all about the grand opening of Campus Placement 2012-13 session at SMS, Varanasi as Mr. Atul Kumar Dubey of PGDM III semester has been selected by Berger Paints as Sales Officer- Trainee.

Mr Atul Kumar Dubey has received a Pre Placement offer on the basis of his Summer Internship & Project Report and has been offered CTC of Rs 4.25 lacs per annum.

We congratulate Mr Dubey and wish him luck and success in all his endeavors.
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