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).