Archive for July, 2017

Three-Days PGDM & MBA Orientation Started @ SMS Varanasi


On the occasion of the Orientation Programme for the 23rd batch of two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and the 5th batch of MBA at the leading B-School of the country, School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi, the Chief Guest, Prof. Mohd. Muzzammil (Former VC, B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra and M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly), exhorted the new-comers with lot of inspirational thoughts. In his address to the gathering of more than 200 students in these two PG Management courses, he said being at SMS itself means that students are precious! Quoting available data, he said that only about 20 per cent of youth in age group of 18-25 years do higher studies and of which only 3-4 per cent go for professional studies. And less than 1 per cent can be accommodated in top-most B-schools like SMS, signifying the precious nature of SMS Varanasi.

He pondered upon three essentials of life, capacity (which is God gifted), ability (which is skill-oriented) and Willingness (which signifies choice). He further added that for students, SMS is like new home for two years where they would find knowledge and peace. He also said that we should never look back as it leads to nowhere. He congratulated the new incumbents for studying in the ‘best time in history’ as the facilities and amenities have grown multifold. Referring to the same, he also added that inspite of best of the times, tensions, worries and anxieties puts us in distress situations and it is here that the ‘role of teachers’ come into play and they inspire to take their students to higher echelons of Quality. ‘Quality is a moving standard’, he commented and inspired the new students to go for pursuit as excellence is endless!

He further asked the students to utilize time, energy and money properly for constructive ideas. If they enjoy doing this in these good times, as he referred to earlier, they would enjoy their whole life. Education would empower them and teachers would give them wings to fly, he opined. He also stressed on the need to possess emotional and spiritual power and go for adventure of ideas. Prof. Muzzammil said further, students should show generosity in their life. Today is the world of development which happens to be a function of Knowledge, education and training and hence, all of us in this fraternity are both, means of development and end of development, commented the Chief Guest. The Guest of Honour on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Srivastava (Head HR & Adm, Gopal Group) asked the students to work hard and work smart. They can develop fire of excellence in them only if they dream big, he added. Congratulating the new comers, he said that coming to SMS means you are second to none, as the Institution has a unique record of quality placements throughout the years ever since inception in 1995, said the Guest.


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Seven-days Faculty Development Programme @ SMS Varanasi


Seven days FDP programme on Pedagogical Approach and Content Management in Professional Education & Research organized by SMS, Varanasi was concluded on Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 in its Khushipur Campus.

Chief Guest of the Valedictory Session, Prof. Azhar Kazmi (King Fahad University, Saudi Arabia) congratulated the institute for organizing such programmes on regular basis, which he observed becoming lower in priority among B-Schools. He also appreciated the coverage of the topic and interest of the participant, coming from various institutes of Uttar Pradesh. He highlighted the changing roles and responsibilities of faculties in the present era of technology where abundant of information is available to both teacher and students. He emphasized on the need of innovation in teaching style and pedagogy. He elaborated the participants to walk an extra mile beyond the books and to use the resources available judiciously. Further, he mentioned that he has developed a special bonding with SMS, Varanasi because of his association with the institute and regular part of various programmes..


Prof. P. N. Jha, Director, SMS Varanasi and Programme Director of FDP in his welcome address, reminded that gone are the days when “teaching” was assumed to be the last resort in career. Now the expectations of various stakeholders have undergone a pragmatic metamorphosis, so a teacher must become competent in his delivery and personality as a whole. To excel ln the profession, he stressed the need for inculcating a habit of “commitment” and “passion” for learning, among faculty members.

Earlier, Dr. Avinash Chandra Supkar presented the summary report of the seven days programme. He presented the proceedings of all the technical sessions, key learnings & the outcomes. He stated that there were twelve sessions deliberated by various eminent & famous people in their respective fields. The speakers included Prof. Pramod Pathak (Prof. & Head, IIT-Dhanbad), Prof. M. A. Usmani (Former Principal, ICCMRT, Lucknow), Prof. M. S. Pandey (English Deptt. BHU), Prof. Zeeshan Amir (Director, GDAMS, Mirzapur), and Prof. Harikesh Singh (VC, J.P. University, Chhapra). Later in the session, Mrs. Neetu Ranjan Aggarwal, Mr. Rajat K. Lal as a participants shared their experience and learning.

Vote of thanks was presented by Programme Convener, Dr. Alok Kumar. The Valedictory Session was coordinated by Programme Coordinator, Dr. Pallavi Pathak. On this occasion, Executive Secretary Dr. M. P. Singh and Registrar of the institute Mr. Sanjay Gupta were also present.


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