Amidst a high-profile gathering of Academicians and Industry people along with honourable ministers at Vivanta, Taj, Lucknow, the Executive Secretary of SMS Society Dr. M. P. Singh was honoured with National UP Education and Excellence Awards 2014 for best Edupreneur in the state in the UP Technical Education Summit 2014 for Excellence through skill development and outcome based Education & Innovation. The programme was supported by the UP Technical University, Lucknow, the AICTE, AIU, NIELIT (DOEACC) Government of India, MSME etc.
Those present on the occasion included Shri Shiv Kant Ojha, Minister of Technical Education, UP, Shri Abhishek Mishra, Minister of State for Vocational Education & Skill Development, UP, Shri Manoj Kumar Pandey, Minister of Science and Technology UP and Shri Ram Sakal Gurjar, Minister of State for Technical Education, Shri Alok Ranjan, Chief Secretary UP, Prof. R. K. Khandal (Vice Chancellor UPTU), Prof. P. B. Sharma (Vice Chancellor Amity University), Shri Sushil Ansal (Chairman Ansal Group), Shri D. K. Modi (Chairman Modi Group), Shri Nikhil Buran (Enterprise Business Manager HP Networking, India).
SMS Society established the School of Management Sciences, Varanasi in the year 1995 under the stewardship of Late Prof. Mukund Lal, a renowned management personality with the flagship PGDM programme which is now 20 years old. The Institution since then has added other professional programmes like BBA, BCA, MCA, MBA and B. Com. (at Varanasi). In the year 2008, the Lucknow campus started with the B. Tech. programmes along with the BBA, BCA and B. Com. Programmes which were later added. The Group now commands leadership in management and Engineering education not only across the state but nationally too. The Group has academic tie-ups with Universities in the USA, Hungary and Brazil. Overall around three thousand students are studying in the group.
SMS is known for an excellent industry-academia interface, excellent placement, up-to-date resource base and innovative pedagogy to make the students better suited for the current corporate environment. SMS students have always been in the University merit lists year after year. SMS is known for blending modern education with human values and spiritualism, a rare feat for any institution in India. It is the intellectual power house with more than 100 top class faculty moulding the students’ future.