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Sports Fest 2016 @ SMS Varanasi

sports_2016_1School of Management Sciences, Varanasi held an impressive function to celebrate its Annual Sports Day, ‘SPORT FEST-2016’ under the banner of Crest ‘Sports Club’. SMS students have been fortunate to have auspicious presence and blessings of former Olympian and legendary Hockey player Shri. Narsingh Paratap Singh (Former Deputy Director-Sports Department). He has been motivator and main trainer to many Indian National level Hockey players including Dhanraj Pillay, Mohd. Shahid. Several players trained by Shri Singh have been provided Arjuna Award by Government. On the occasion he discussed about importance of sports in our life. He said that sports helps in leading to increased concentration, enhanced memory, stimulated creativity, and better-developed problem solving skills in students. With the help of various sports, students develop connections that bond together people from all walks of life and make them a responsible citizen. He further appealed students that wherever they go, they must carry the sportsman spirit with them.


Earlier welcoming the chief guest and participants, Prof. P. N. Jha (Director, SMS Varanasi) said that sports aim at imparting lessons on sportsman spirit and camaraderie to children. He also advocated that Sports acts as a catalyst in overall development of the students. The Chief Guest declared the meet open by lighting the Sports Torch followed by Oath taking ceremony in which the students solemnly pledged to uphold the spirit of true sportsmanship.

On the occasion Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, 100 Meter Race, Tug of War, Table Tennis, Carom, Chess etc were organized in which students from all the courses participated with great zeal and vigor. Students exhibited their talent and skill along with team spirit in all the dimension of the sport.

Winners of different games were Cricket-BCA 4th Semester, Volleyball-MBA 2nd Semester, Badminton (Boys)-Avinash (PGDM 4th Semester), Badminton (girls)-Shalini Singh (MBA 2nd Semester), Tug of War (Boys)-PGDM 4th Semester, Tug of War (Girls)-MBA, 100 Meter Race (Girls)-Garima (MBA 4th Semester), 100 Meter Race (boys)-Milind Kapoor (BBA 4th Semester), Table Tennis (boys)-Raghvendra Khemka (B.Com 1st Year), Table Tennis (girls)-Simaran Singh (BBA 2nd Semester), Chess (boys)-Akash Shamra (BBA 4th Semester), Chess (girls)-Arpita Mishra (BCA 6th Semester), Carom (boys)-Siddhartha (BCA 2nd Semester) and Carom (girls)-Nadia Shafique (MBA 4th Semester).

Later in the Valedictory session Prof. P. N. Jha appreciated the winners and gave them trophies and certificates. Event has taken place under coordination of Mr. Sunit Kumar Mishra, Assistant Professor, SMS Varanasi with the remarkable support of faculty and staff members. Dr. M. P. Singh (Executive Secretary, SMS Varanasi) appreciated the students and faculty members for their commendable efforts in different games. Inaugural and Valedictory sessions were coordinated by Dr. Pallavi Pathak, Assistant Professor, SMS Varanasi.

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Technical-Management-Literary Festival, 2016 @ SMS, Varanasi

aktuSMS, Varanasi in association with A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University organized the Technical-Management-Literary Festival, 2016 at its campus on 26th February, 2016.Comptetions like Business Plan Contest, Hindi Debate, English Debate, A-Mad Show and Entertainment Quiz were organized on the occasion in which 76 students from more than 15 Management and TechnicalInstitute (Affiliated with APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University) participated with great zeal and vigor.

Inauguration of the Fest was done by Prof. P. N. Jha (Director, SMS Varanasi). During his welcome address he said that these types of events bring out the inherent latent talent, and inculcate the feeling of getting involved, participation spirit, team spirit in the students. He further added that the event will help students in grooming their personality and will make them more proactive and practical oriented in the contemporary competitive dynamic business environment. Panel of Judges for the different events comprised of Prof. Sandeep Singh (SMS, Varanasi), Prof. P. N. Singh (RSMT), Shri. B. D. Majumdar (SHEPA), Mr. Amitabh Pandey (SMS, Varanasi), Shri. Sacchidanand (Prasad Institute of Technology). The judges complimented the institute’s efforts in imparting the practical knowledge to the students and also appreciated the active participation of the students from different institutes. The winners for the different events were:-

Events Winner 1st Runner Up 2nd Runner UP

Programme was coordinated by Dr.Pallavi Pathak and vote of thanks was given by Prof. Kamalsheel Mishra. Present on the occasion were Dr. M. P. Singh (Executive Secretary, SMS Varanasi), Registrar Shri.Sanjay Gupta along with the entire SMS Family.

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “EMERGING STRIDES IN INNOVATIONS AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT: A SUSTAINABLE PERSPECTIVE” ENDED @ SMS VARANASI

The three day International Conference entitled “Emerging strides in innovations and skill development: A sustainable perspective” organized by School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi in association with California State University, USA, Claflin University USA, Eastern UP Exporters’ Association (EUPEA), PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) and Varanasi Management Association (VMA) was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Shri GK Pillai (MD & CEO Walchand Nagar Industries) with Prof. S. K. Kak (Former Vice Chancellor MMTU-Noida), Prof. Ashish Chandra (University of Houston, Texas, USA), Prof. B. P. Singh (Former-Head & Dean, Delhi School of Economics), Dr. M. P. Singh (Executive Secretary-SMS Varanasi), Dr. K. S. Mishra (Prof.-SMS Varanasi), Prof. R. K. Singh (Prof.-SMS Varanasi) amidst a huge gathering of more than 250 delegates. These delegates were from different parts of India and outside India.

 
Session started with garlanding the statue of goddess Saraswati and ligting the lamp. Director of SMS Varanasi Prof. P. N. Jha delivered welcome address and expressed his thankfulness to all the guests and participants for their presence in Inaugural session of ICON-2016. He spoke about objectives of conference and informed the audience about achievements of SMS Varanasi on different platforms. He has specifically mentioned that SMS Varanasi holds rank amongst Top-50 B-School of India. He discussed about the importance of skill development and need of creativity in overall development of country. He also emphasized upon the value based development for betterment of all the stakeholders of society. He appreciated the skill development initiatives by Government and said that India is among Top-5 start-up countries.

 

Prof. Ashish Chandra, University of Houston, Texas, USA said that every person present in the conference has potential to become CEO. He compiled his deliberation under two headings- Friend and Enemy. He said a person himself can be his best friend or worst enemy. An individual’s good qualities are his friends and bad qualities are enemies. He suggested that an individual should always try to come out of his comfort zone then only success can be achieved. He suggested to become good corporate citizen as well as global citizen.

 
Prof. B. P. Singh, Former-Head & Dean, Delhi School of Economics spoke on relationship among the factors- Population of youth in India, Status of high unemployment and Entrepreneurial possibilities through skill development in India. He said that by working on skill development we can make millions of youth of India employable and a kind of sustainability can be developed. He shared the data that skilled workforce in India is only 2% whereas in South Korea this is 96% and in Japan it is close to 80%. India holds 76th position in the list of 134 countries in the world.

 
In his deliberation Mr. G. K. Pillai, MD & CEO Walchand Nagar Industries, also emphasised on need of innovation and skill development. He talked about the requirement of leaders in different domains of innovation and skill development. He clarified that innovation can be done by leaders only and not managers. He spoke that India has immense potential for industrial base and skilled workforce. We need to innovate all the processes for increasing their effectiveness. Skill development can be attained through rigorous discipline. Everybody can innovate in their own area. Innovation can be acquired through passion in concerned area.

 

In his Presidential address, Prof. S. K. Kak, Former Vice Chancellor MMTU-Noida, said that his generation has high hopes, expectations and demands from Indian youth. He emphasized that only high production level and innovation in processes can not make our country, but becoming good human being is more important. He suggested that developing positive attitude is utmost requirement for overall progress. Mere enhancement of technology is not sufficient. He raised the questions on our schooling system as well. He said that now-a-days information gets obsolete very fast, so in place of gathering information we should focus on learning skills. We should develop ability to understand, learn and innovate.

The Conference theme was presented by Prof. R. K. Singh while the vote-of-thanks was given by Prof K. S. Mishra. Guests released the Conference Souvenir.

 
First Plenary Session of the conference was conducted by Dr. Avinash Chandra Supkar. During the session Prof. K. B. Gupta, (IIM Lucknow) discussed the issues related to consumer attitude towards food innovation and technology. Speaking on global competitive environment, he said that we cannot simply restrict ourselves to national product; we need to be competitive in terms of export and international market. Although need based innovation has developed product but there is no one to market it. While applying innovation in product development we must also be vigil on marketability aspect of same. He considered the attitude of the people towards the product as a major factor for success or failure of same. He also analyzed the attitude to food innovation and technology with the help of expectancy value model of Fishbein and Ajzen 1975.

 

 

Day two started with the second plenary session of the conference. In the first key note Mr. D. N. Swain (Sr. President-HRM and Administration, Prism Cement) focused on collaboration of research with skill development in order to ensure better performance of managers in the contemporary and competitive environment. Speaking on skill gap he said that having only management education will not suffice the purpose until it’s not blended the relevant skill. Throwing light on history of management education he said that it should be transformed as per the changing scenario. Young management graduates should be able to respond to the new and complex situations which are even more transforming now.

 
In the second key note Prof. A. K. Tripathi (IIT-BHU) said that everyone in this world is capable for doing innovation and we keep doing the same in our daily lives but when it comes to professional and skill based innovations we fail. He also said that innovation depends up on creativity and knowledge of usability. He classified the skills in two parts- First Machine Oriented and Second Non Machine oriented. He further emphasized on sustainability issues and said that there should always be scope for further development.

In the Third Keynote of Plenary Session second Prof. B. P. Singh considered the basic purpose of innovation as facilitation; he said that whenever a new idea finds transition in human life, it is through technology. He also considered creativity as another important aspect of innovation and gave specific localized example of crafts, Pan and sweets of Varanasi. In his deliberation global rising unemployment was the major concern. He advocated for short term skill based degree or diploma program for imparting the basic skills and which can help in earning livelihood and eradicating unemployment.
As the first keynote in third Plenary Session Dr. Shakti Vinay Shukla (Principal Director, FFDC Kanauj) presented an Overview of Indian Aroma Industry and discussed the various start up opportunity in same. He highlighted the various innovative ideas to be implemented in the Indian Aroma industry in order to generate sustainable employment. He discussed the complete process and requirement of starting a new venture in Aroma Industry.

 
In second keynote deliberation Mr. Sanjay Singhal (Founder and Principal Consultant, Strategizers) discussed various business strategy, entrepreneurial skills and opportunities. He considered entrepreneurship as an idea of entering in to a profitable business. While discussing the opportunity landscape he focused on service sector as one of the increasing segment of economy. He further said that every business either solves a problem or fulfils a need (active or latent) – more prevalent the problem or need, higher the chances of success.

 
In the third keynote Mr. Praphul Mishra (MD CEO, Net Carrots.com privatelimited) discussed his journey from a student of IIT to a successful entrepreneur. He shared the struggle some journey of his own life and emphasized that to become a successful entrepenuer, one needs to know each and every job, either big or small in order to ensure the smooth flow of the business. He considered networking as an important tool in imparting the various entrepreneurial skills and the attitude to experiment new ventures.

 

As the concluding keynote of third plenary session Prof. P. K. Mishra (IIT BHU) emphasized on innovation to serve the society, imparting sustainability through utilization of re-usable sources of energy. He discussed various problems of global warming and how they can be minimised by use of alternative source of energy comprising of solar energy, bio energy etc. He further reiterated the opportunities for entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector highlighting the abundance of solar energy opportunities available in India. He also presented a sustainable model of waste management in order to minimize the negative impact on the eco system.

 

 

Day 3 witnessed the 4th Plenary Session of the conference. In his deliberation Prof. A. K. Mittal (IIT Kanpur) said that skill development and innovation is as old as human civilization and this is the only thing which differentiates human beings from others. He further added that human mind coordinates with various tasks and the whole coordinated task result into a skill. He insisted that innovation and skills are complementary to each other as skill is required to convert the innovation in to a specific domain.
Later in the session Mr. D. K. Srivastava (Executive Director, QCFI) highlighted the functionality and contribution of QCFI in the skill development through various training programme across the country. He also highlighted various CSR activities being carried out by QCFI in various dimension of the country.
As concluding key note of 4th and the final plenary session Dr. Ashok Rai (President QCFI) threw some light on the concept Total Quality Management and related the same with quality improvement of nursing and health workers. Later on in the session Dr. Vartika Kulsheshtrha (An Eye Specialist) discussed her 5-S Model and through this she tried to focus on improving the overall quality of the process.

Further in the Valedictory session Prof.P. N. Jha extended a very warm welcome to the guest and said that skill development amongst youth is the prime national agenda and the institute takes utmost care to fulfill the same by creating practical and dynamic learning environment. He considered skill as channel wisdom and wisdom as laurel to creativity and prosperity. He further said that Innovations in various dimensions and startups are boosting Indian economy and considered the same as the vehicle of growth for the country.
The Chief Guest of the Valedictory Session of the International Conference, Prof. Prithvish Nag (Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith University, Varanasi) said that skill development is the only tool which can improve the position of the country in terms of growth and employment generation. Prof. Prithvish Nag stated that huge population of India can be its greatest strength if it is accompanied by contemporary skill. He further added that skill development courses should contain minimum sixty percent practical skill development exercises and only up to forty percent theoretical discussions. He said that Government of India is also promoting these programs. He commented that Universities should try to remove the obstacles in the related area and motivate the youth to join such courses.
Conference report was presented by Mr. Ashish Tiwari (Assistant. Professor, SMS Varanasi). At the end of the session guests were felicitated by Dr M P Singh (Executive Secretary-SMS, Varanasi). Vote of thanks was given by Prof. Raj Kumar Singh (Conference Convener)
A total of 100 Research Papers were presented by different research scholars as well as industry delegates across the country in 5 Technical sessions.

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Inaugural Session of the “ICON 2016”-Three days International Conference on “Emerging Strides in Innovations and Skill Development: A Sustainable Perspective” @ SMS Varanasi

icon_1The three day International Conference entitled “Emerging strides in innovations and skill development: A sustainable perspective” organized by School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi in association with California State University, USA, Claflin University USA, Eastern UP Exporters’ Association (EUPEA), PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) and Varanasi Management Association (VMA) was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Shri GK Pillai (MD & CEO Walchand Nagar Industries) with Prof. S. K. Kak (Former Vice Chancellor MMTU-Noida), Prof. Ashish Chandra (University of Houston, Texas, USA), Prof. B. P. Singh (Former-Head & Dean, Delhi School of Economics), Dr. M. P. Singh (Executive Secretary-SMS Varanasi), Dr. K. S. Mishra (Prof.-SMS Varanasi), Prof. R. K. Singh (Prof.-SMS Varanasi) amidst a huge gathering of more than 250 delegates. These delegates were from different parts of India and outside India.

ICON-2016Session started with garlanding the statue of goddess Saraswati and ligting the lamp. Director of SMS Varanasi Prof. P. N. Jha delivered welcome address and expressed his thankfulness to all the guests and particpants for partcipitaning in Inaugural session of ICON-2016. He spoke about objectives of conference and informed the audience about achievements of SMS Varanasi on different platforms. He has specifically mentioned that SMS Varanasi holdsrank amongst Top-50 B-School of India. He discussed about the importance of skill development and need of creativity in overall development of country. He also emphasised upon the value based development for betterment of all the stakeholders of society. He appreciated the skill development initiatives by Government and said that India is among Top-5 start-up countries.

Prof. Ashish Chandra, University of Houston, Texas, USA said that every person present in the conference has potential to become CEO. He compiled his deleberation under two headings- Friend and Enemy. He said a person himself can be his best friend or worst enemy. An individual’s good qualities are his friends and bad qualities are enemies. He suggested that an individual should always try to come out of his comfort zone then only success can be achieved. He suggested to become good corporate citizen as well as global citizen.

ICON-2016Prof. B. P. Singh, Former-Head & Dean, Delhi School of Economics spoke on relationship among the factors- Population of youth in India, Status of high unemployment and Entrepreneurial possibilities thorugh skill development in India. He said that by working on skill development we can make millions of youth of India employable and a kind of sustainability can be developed. He shared the data that skilled workforce in India is only 2% whereas in South korea this is 96% and in Japan it is close to 80%. India holds 76th position in the listof 134 countries in the world.

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In his deliberation Mr. G. k. Pillai, MD & CEO Walchand Nagar Industries, also emphasised on need of innovation and skill development. He talked about the requirement of leaders in different domains of innovation and skill development. He clarified that innovation can be done by leaders only and not managers. He spoke that India has immense potential for industrial base and skilled workforce. We need to innovate all the processes for increasing their effectiveness. Skill development can be attained thorugh rigorous discipline. Everyperson can innovate in their own area. Innovation can be acquired through passion in concerned area.

ICON-2016In his Presidential address, Prof. S. K. Kak, Former Vice Chancellor MMTU-Noida, said that his generation has high hopes, expectations and demands from Indian youth. He emphasised that only high production level and innovation in processes can not make our country, but becoming good human being is more important. He suggested on developing positive attitude is utmost requirement for overall progress. Mere enhancement of technology is not sufficient. He raised the questions on our schooling system as well. He said that now-a-days information gets obsolete very fast, so in place of gathering information we should focus on learning skills. He should develop ability to understand, learn and innovate.

The Conference theme was presented by Prof. RK Singh while the vote-of-thanks was given by Prof K.S. Mishra. Guests released the Conference Souvenir.

The entire Conference is divided into four plenary and five technical sessions. The other eminent speakers who are joining the Conference proceedings include Prof. K. B. Gupta (IIM-Lucknow), Prof. B. P. Singh (Former Head & Dean, Delhi School of Economics), Mr. Sanjay Singhal (Founder & Principal Consultant, Strategizers), Mr. Praphull Mishra (MD & CEO, Netcarrots.com), Prof. P. K. Mishra (IIT-BHU), Prof A. K. Mittal (IIT-Kanpur), Mr. D. K. Srivastava (ED-QCFI) and Dr. Ashok Rai (President QCFI Varanasi Chapter).

The Valedictory address would be given by Prof. Prithvish Nag (VC-Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith) on Monday. The participants are from different places in India including places like Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu besides Varanasi and several locations outside India which includes USA, Middle-east countries and Sri Lanka.
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SMS, Varanasi conferred with the B-School Leadership Award

Leaping ahead towards perfection and excellence in various endeavors of professional education, teaching, placements, industry-interface and inculcating philanthropic culture, School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi has bagged the B-School Leadership Award at 8th Innovation Education award Ceremony organized by DNA & Star of the Industry Group at Taj Lands in Mumbai on 18th February, 2016. The award is in recognition of leadership, development, innovation and industry interface of School of Management Sciences, Varanasi. B-School leadership awards are given to recognize innovation as a key competence which helps B-Schools gain a competitive edge. B-Schools that encourage innovation distinguish between a leader and a follower. The award category received nominations from more than 100 leading institutes from all over India.
Dr. M.P. Singh, Executive Secretary, SMS Group of Institution received the above awards amongst a galaxy of corporate leaders, internationally acclaimed professionals and representatives of top-notch B-Schools. In all more than 500 delegates across the country participated in the event of great relevance to the management education in India. The award was given after evaluating the top business schools on tough parameters. The institutions were evaluated on important criteria such as quality of education and academic delivery system, facilities provided by the institutions, number of faculty members, their qualifications and experience, placement of the students and the companies participating in the placement.

 

The Director of the Institute Prof. P. N. Jha attributed this wonderful performance in just 21 years of existence to many factors like hard work of faculty, apart from the excellent academic ambience coupled with powerful infrastructure in terms of amenities and facilities which is being utilized effectively. SMS Varanasi happens to be one of the few Institutions in the country to publish five research based journals in areas of Management, Spirituality, Computer Science and Entrepreneurship. He further added that the fully computerized Central Library of the institute has over 200 international journals subscribed regularly in addition to 28 thousand books and a vast array of on-line reference materials. Students are provided with all necessary facilities in training and final placement in reputed corporate houses and are even taken to international tours. All these have added to the SMS image on account of which the winning spree continues. The Institute is already in tie-up with top class foreign universities located in the U.S.A., Brazil and Hungary for academic exchange programmes for students and faculty members for giving an international exposure to understand the globalised business environment.

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SMS Group of Institutions have been conferred with the “B-School Leadership Award” and “Innovation Leadership Award”

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi and School of Management Sciences Lucknow (Technical Campus) have been conferred with the “B-School Leadership Award” and “Innovation Leadership Award” respectively at 8th Innovation Education Awards ceremony organized by DNA & Stars of the Industry Group at Mumbai on 18th Feb,2016.

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These awards are in recognition of leadership development, innovation and industry interface at SMS Varanasi and SMS Lucknow (Technical Campus).

We congratulate all the stake holders of SMS Group of Institutions for this remarkable achievement.

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SMS Varanasi students bagged prizes at “Anoogonj 2016” A Cultural Techno Fest organized by Kashi Institute of Technology , Varanasi

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SMS Varanasi students bagged prizes at “Anoogonj 2016” A Cultural Techno Fest organized by Kashi Institute of Technology , Varanasi.

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We proudly congratulate the following students for bringing laurels to SMS Varanasi.

Shalini Singh (MBA)
Power Point Presentation
Second Prize Winner

Silky Agarwal (MBA)
Business Plan Revelation
First Prize Winner

Prakriti (MCA)
Web Designing
First Prize Winner

Deepali Gupta (MCA)
Web Designing
Second Prize Winner

Ankit Srivastava (MCA)
Web Designing
Third Prize Winner

Ankit Srivastava (MCA)
Code Mafia
Second Prize Winner

Yogratnam Mishra (MBA)
Solo Dance
Third Prize Winner

Shivangi and group (MBA)
Fashion Show
Second Prize Winner

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