School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi has earned 45th rank in the latest B-School survey conducted by ‘Business India’ (Dec 5-8, 2016 issue). This shows SMS Varanasi happens to be one of the top rated institutions to have got this accolade amidst presence of big names. In Uttar Pradesh, it falls next only to IIMLucknow (Rank 6) and IMT-Ghaziabad (Rank 13) and is placed at the 45th spot.
The Director of the Institute Prof. P. N. Jha attributed this wonderful performance, in just 21 years of Existence of the institution, to many factors like hard work of faculty, majority of whom are Doctorates and NET-qualified, excellent academic ambience, and powerful infrastructure in terms of amenities and facilities. He said that SMS Varanasi happens to be one of the few Institutions in the country to publish four Research based journals in different areas of professional education, two of these, ‘Management Insight’ and ‘Purushartha’ are internationally indexed. Fusion of Spirituality and management has been possible with concerted efforts of SMS Varanasi over the past decade.
He further said that our PGDM curriculum is not only robust and contemporary but also flexi-suiting to the different industries of the country. The courses on Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Retail Business, Indian Ethos coupled with hands-on training on latest softwares like SPSS, R, SAS etc. have differentiated us. We provide value and value based education since inception. The placements too have considerably swollen in terms of both numbers and package this year. The Government’s skill development programme and start-up initiatives have also got a boost through SMS Varanasi’s programmes and campaigns, apart from establishing a Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Skill Development being actuated at the campus. This centre is also offering Consultancy Services to the corporate world.
The Central Library of the institute is fully computerized with a store house of over 34 thousand books in addition to e-journals and other online materials for ready references, more than forty full-time faculty members where more than half of them are doctorate degree holders from prestigious institutions of the country. The Executive Secretary of the Institute Dr. M.P. Singh and the Director Prof. P. N. Jha have congratulated all stakeholders on this high national level achievement by SMS, Varanasi.