School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi, as in previous years, organized SMS Mental Ability Recognition Test (abbreviated as SMART) on Sunday, 15th October, 2017, where more than Eleven Hundred students participated from more than 25 schools across Varanasi and few from Bhadohi and Sonebhadra districts. This Annual competition is organized every year involving school students for creating awareness about emerging competitive environment and dimensions, to make the participants understand about their local positioning in the peer group, to secure financial assistance for higher studies at SMS in the form of scholarships and to highlight their institution by winning prizes.
In such an event, it was Harshit Tiwari (Central Hindu Boys School, Varanasi) who secured the highest 88 per cent marks in the Online test thereby winning a cash prize of Rs. 15 thousand along with a trophy and Certificate. The second position was captured by Aditya Kumar (Central Hindu Boys School, Varanasi) with 85.33 per cent marks while the third spot was taken by Satyen Pandey (St. Johns School Marhauli, Varanasi) with 84 per cent score. They were given a cash prize of Rs. 10 and 5 thousand respectively by the Director of SMS Varanasi, Prof. P. N. Jha.
Others who won the consolation prizes include Khushi Singh (Green View Public School, Bhadohi), Vidhu Singh Kaushik (International Hindu School, Varanasi), Rahul Ravi (St. Atulanand Convent School, Varanasi), Ankit Kumar (Central Hindu Boys School, Varanasi), Harshika Bhardwaj (Central Hindu Girls School, Varanasi), Palak Mishra (St. Johns Marhauli, Varanasi), Mihir Kumar Srivastava (Dayawati Modi Academy, Ramnagar).
The Programme also witnessed a career couselling session by an expert from Delhi, Mr. Manish Raj Sharma (MRS Training Services, New Delhi). The Programme was conducted by Dr. Avinash Chandra Supkar (Associate Professor, SMS) and Mr. Rohit Mehta (Assistant Professor, SMS). The Vote-of-thanks was presented by the Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta. Senior Manager (Marketing & Branding) Mr. Pankaj Srivastava along with his team members Mr. Vishal Rai and Mr. Yogesh Singh were also present in the programme.