Archive for August, 2016

Workshop on Case Study: ‘Analytical Skill Development’ @ SMS Varanasi


In order to hone the analytical skill of the management students and make them aware with the real time problems and issues of the corporate world a Work Shop on Case Study was organized at SMS, Varanasi under the banner of Centre for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Skill Development (A Centre of Excellence of SMS, Varanasi) on 24th August, 2016 for the students of PGDM 1st and MBA 1st semester students. During his inaugural address Prof.P.N Jha (Director-SMS, Varanasi) said that, we at SMS always strive to impart various dimensions of analytical and problem solving skills in the students to make them globally competitive. He said that case study is an integral part of our course curriculum and nurturing the skills in solving the same will not only help the budding managers during their course but will also help them to carve a niche in their professional journey. During the work shop Prof. Raj Kumar Singh (Chairperson CEISD) interacted with the students on various dimensions of understanding and solving the case studies. A real case pertaining to the Crisis of Maggie Noodles was provided to the students in advance and Prof. Singh discussed the same with real time examples of Nestle India. He discussed the various approaches for solving the case studies along with the technical writing aspect and presentation of same. The work shop was organized by keeping in mind the forthcoming Case Chase Contest to be organized at SMS, Varanasi.

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Guest Lecture Session for PGDM & MBA Students @ SMS Varanasi


Dr. Nripendra P. Rana (Associate Professor, Swansea University, United Kingdom) visited SMS, Varanasi on 22nd August, 2016 and interacted with the students of PGDM & MBA 3rd semester. During the live and interactive session Dr. Rana focused on various dimensions of management education and discussed in detail about insights of various specializations like Marketing, Human Resource, Finance, Agri Business and Information Technology. He also discussed about the contemporary placement scenario in India and abroad and provided the students with useful tips in order to cope-up with global placement opportunities. He considered effective communication as the key for professional success and discussed various attributes of non verbal communication at the workplace. He also gave inputs on preparation of exams like TOEFL and GRE. At the end of session, he addressed the queries of the students pertaining to placement scenario and career development.

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World Photography Day celebrated by Panorama Club @ SMS Varanasi


The Photography and Film making club of School of Management Sciences, “Panorama”, celebrated World Photography Day with old and new panorama club members, faculty and eminent photographers of the city on 19th August, 2016. An exhibition of photographs by eminent and celebrated wildlife photographer Mr. Rajesh Gupta, world acclaimed street photographer Mr. Manish Khattry, and veteran photographer and Mr. Binay Rawal’s was on display. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Amaan, Program Producer, Radio Mirchi.

Panorama also launched its 6th photo contest, on the theme “Streets of Varanasi”, the contest closes on 18th September, 2016. For the first time the contest is open for external photographers, and the contest is open in two categories one Panorama Club members and other external professional and amateur photographers. The contest was unveiled by Mr. Manish Khattry, the director Prof. PN Jha, Prof. Sandeep Singh, Dean Management, and other guests.

Mr. Krishna Kant Bajpai, coordinator, Panorama Club, spoke about the contest and future plans of Panorama Club for the students of SMS.

There was also a slide show of photographs from the Coffee Table book, “The Book of Banaras” by Mr. Manish Khattry and a Photo film “Gajgamini” by Mr. Vinay Tripathi.

Later Mr. Manish Khattry, Mr. Vinay Tripathi addressed the students telling them finer points of photography. Mr. Rajesh Gupta, the patron of Panorama club also addressed the audience through a recorded video message.

Prof. PN Jha welcomed the guests and gave his blessings to the students, Dr. Pallavi Pathak conducted the program and Prof. R.K. Singh gave vote of thanks.

The program was attended by Rishi Raman Singh, A.K. Sinha, Kartikeya Singh, Amitabh Pandey, Sunit Kumar Mishra and others. .

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70th Independence Day Celebrations @ SMS Varanasi


Independence Day is the festival for entire India and celebrated to remember its freedom from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on 15th August 1947.70th anniversary of India’s Independence, on 15th August, 2016, School of Management Sciences celebrated the most pious and auspicious occasion with zeal and enthusiasm. Prof. P. N. Jha, Director of SMS Varanasi, executed the activity of flag hoisting on behalf of whole SMS family. He presented his tribute towards the leaders of the freedom struggle of India. During his address Prof.P.N Jha (Director, SMS Varanasi) said that India with its huge population has the latent energy to become superpower, what required is the proper guidance to our youth. We must realize that our strength lies in our unity. Since ancient time India has advocated the philosophy of ‘VASUDHAIV KUTUMBKAM’.He considered the students as the vehicle of growth for the country. He has expressed his thankfulness towards Indian defense services for safeguarding Indian boundaries. He congratulated the facult members, staff and students on such blissful and memorable moment.

Several other activities also took place including plantation activity under guidance of Director Prof. P. N. Jha, Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta along with senior faculty and staff members. Cultural programs had also been presented by students of BBA, BCA, B.Com PGDM, MBA & MCA batches.


Students had presented series of programs on various themes related to India’s Independence. Cultural events were coordinated by faculty and staff members with Mrs. Pallavi Pathak, Assistant Professor of the institute. At the end of the programme snacks were given to students and staff members.

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The New Batch of Master of Computer Applications (MCA-Lateral Entry) programme inaugurated at School of Management Sciences on 9th August, Tuesday, amidst the august presence of Prof. P. N. Jha, Director SMS Varanasi and Prof. K. S. Mishra, Dean-Systems & IT, SMS Varanasi. Addressing the inaugural session, Prof. Jha in his motivating welcome address, said that the environment is witnessing tectonic changes which have led to plethora of challenges for the students in future. He further said that the rate of obsoleteness of knowledge is very high in IT sector. Therefore consistent efforts by students to innovate, create and disseminate knowledge are the success mantras. Students should try to sharpen their skills, competencies and business acumen to be successful in all their future endeavors. Mr. Shambhu Saran Srivastava (Associate Professor & Coordinator MCA Course) gave the outline of the MCA programme to the new students and encouraged them to work hard for becoming a successful professional. Prof. Mishra gave Vote of thanks in Inaugural session.

Later Mr. Ashish Tiwari, Assistant Professor motivated the students by discussing importance of positive attitude in Career Building. Next interaction took place between students and Mrs. Pratima Bhargava, Librarian, SMS Varanasi. She talked about the ways to best utilize the SMS Central library. Later in the session Mr. Anand Prakash Dube, Associate Professor gave presentation on Faculty members at SMS Varanasi. Dr. Abhishek Srivastava, Assistant Professor, suggested students about possible career avenues after completion of MCA Course. This session was coordinated by Dr. Aditya Gupta, Assistant Professor.

In next session, Mr. Rishi Raman Singh, Associate Professor, discussed about discipline and code of conduct required from students. Dr. Pallavi Pathak, Assistant Professor talked about Co-curricular activities at institute. Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta, Associate Professor explained about IT infrastructure at SMS and Prof. Raj Kumar Singh discussed about Entrepreneurship opportunities after completion of MCA Course. This session was coordinated by Mr. Sumit Jalan, Assistant Professor-SMS Varanasi.

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BBA, BCA, B.Com Batch 2016-19 Flagged off at SMS Varanasi


More than 400 cheerful faces with a positive sense of migration from the school to the college level education were exhorted by the Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith (MGKV), Varanasi on the pious occasion of the start of the two-day orientation programme for the Under Graduate courses BBA, BCA and B. Com. at the Khushipur campus of School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi on Thursday, 4th August 2016. Inaugurating the 20th batch of BBA, 19th batch of BCA and 3rd batch of B. Com., all the three year full time programmes affiliated to MGKV, the Vice Chancellor Prof P. Nag said that time has come for participative learning where both the teacher and the taught learn from each other. Congratulating the students for joining the MGKV professional programmes at SMS, Varanasi, he encouraged the students to become a global, useful and loyal citizen of the country. He also urged the new students to be knowledgeable and competitive to scale heights. Being students of SMS also implies being students of MGKV as well, he said, and urged them to learn with dedication by utilizing all facilities and amenities provided by SMS at its campus.

On the occasion, three distinguished academic luminaries Prof S. K. Singh (Institute of Management Studies, BHU), Prof K. S. Jaiswal (Director-Institute of Management Studies, MGKV) and Prof. Satya Singh (Dean-Faculty of Science & Technology, MGKV) also blessed the new comers of these three UG programmes. Prof. Satya Singh emphasized on the inter-disciplinary nature of the professional courses and also highlighted how the various programmes and schemes like Digital India launched by the Government of India would help such professionals in work engagement in the time to come. Prof. K. S. Jaiswal suggested the new students to decide their career target first and then start the journey. Instead of becoming a job-seeker, the students should try to become job providers, he added. He also stressed upon the importance of decision-making as an important management tool. Prof. S. K. Singh said that it is necessary to augment life skills with professional skills. Application of knowledge and bridging the skill gap is of utmost importance now. He hoped that the Institution will leave no stone unturned in making the new comers a complete human being.
Earlier, the Director of SMS Varanasi, Prof. P. N. Jha welcomed the dignitaries to the campus and presented a brief description of the fast pace of Institution’s growth in the post liberalization era. He outlined how in just two decades the Institute scaled heights in multiple dimensions which made it proudly enter into the elite Top-50 Business Schools in India last year. The Institution provides not only contemporary teaching with a creative pedagogical mix but also augments it to hone the skill development amongst pertinent publics to serve the society and nation, added Prof. Jha. The 400+ addition in UG programmes is a testimony for the fact, stressed the Director.

The Dean (R&D), SMS Varanasi Prof. Alok Kumar presented the highlights of the UG programmes at the Institute. He said that SMS Varanasi happens to be the pioneer in the entire region to start the BBA and BCA programmes with University affiliation 20 years back even when University did not run these programmes in its campus (earlier the affiliation was with VBS Purvanchal University). The strong academic inputs coupled with corporate orientation had made the SMS students occupy more than 50% space in the top-10 merit list every year since inception. He added that the Institution has started the placement activity for the UG programmes too a couple of years back. From this year, the corporate exposition would be enhanced for these students.

The Programme was conducted by Dr. (Mrs.) Pallavi Pathak (Assistant Professor, SMS) while the Vote of thanks was proposed by the Dean (DSA), SMS, Prof. Sandeep Singh. Also present in the inaugural session were the Executive Secretary, SMS Society, Dr. M. P. Singh, Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta, the respective Course Coordinators of the BBA, BCA and B. Com. courses – Mr. Atish Khadse, Mr. Rajeev Katare and Mr. Amitabh Pandey (all Assistant Professors, SMS). The Director Prof. P. N. Jha honoured the Guests with a memento and shawl.

In the post lunch session, the Coordinators held their respective sessions highlighting the course contents of the three-year programmes. Other sessions related to different areas of SMS Varanasi will be discussed in rest of the sessions including Faculty Members, Centre for Spiritualism & Human Enrichment, IT Infrastructure, Extra and co-curricular activities, Library, Conduct and Discipline, Training & Placement, Positive attitude. Sessions would be taken by Mr. Rohit Mehta, Prof. R. K. Singh, Mr. A. K. Sinha, Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta, Dr. Pallavi Pathak, Dr. Abhishek Srivastava, Mr. Rishi R Singh, Mrs. Bhawna Dixit and Mr. Ashish Tiwari (all SMS Faculty members).

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