School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi celebrated its 23rd Foundation day on Friday, November 10, 2017 with full gaiety and fervor amidst a plethora of cultural and competitive events (Solo song & Dance, Antakshari, Rangoli, Ad & Poster making and Business Quiz) in which twenty one teams from Varanasi and nearby places participated apart from the host team and sister institution team of SMS Technical Campus, Lucknow. Inaugurating the daylong event, the Chief Guest Prof. P. Nag (Honourable VC, MGKV Varanasi) congratulated the SMS family on achieving greater heights in quest for excellence, as demonstrated through NAAC ‘A-grade’ rating recently, and said that the excellence of SMS creates ripple effect in the region and other institutions are bound to be impacted by the same. He sought the cooperation of SMS in elevation of academic standards of the University. He added, that for such a quest, teaching-learning mechanism has to integrate ‘machine learning’.
Further he exhorted the SMS fraternity to review what new parameters could be added for the soon-to-come Silver Jubilee of the Institution. Exposing students to healthy competition like the one here makes the ambience more competitive and hence conducive to growth, he exclaimed! He wished the Institution good luck in near future in quest for all round excellence. Later, he also presented the Veerendra Kumari Memorial SMS Gold medal to Ms. Riddhi Singh (B. Com. University Topper of MGKV 2017).
Earlier, the Director of SMS Varanasi, Prof. P. N. Jha welcomed the dignitaries on this occasion. He said SMS cannot be imagined without its founder mentor Prof. Mukund lal. The recent attribution of A grade (first B-school of Purvanchal and adjoining region to get this) is a living testimonial of the Institutional excellence on all fronts, he added. He said that SMS family is ready to define newer heights with full vigour, energy, thought and guidance.
On this occasion, the sixth issue of the UGC indexed journal ‘SMS Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation’ was released by the Chief Guest. SMS management honoured its 22 employees for rendering services for 20, 15 and 10 years continuously. Among them were 5 teachers (Shri RR Singh, Shri Amitabh pandey, Shri AK Sinha, Dr. Aditya K Gupta and Dr. Pallavi Pathak), 9 non-teaching staff and 8 Grade-IV employees. Later, a cultural night was organized in the campus featuring Joginder Singh Mehdi.
The Guests were honoured by the Executive Secretary SMS Society Dr. M. P. Singh. Dr. (Mrs.) Pallavi Pathak coordinated the Inaugural session while the vote-of-thanks was presented by Prof K S Mishra. More than 1200 people were present in the campus during the day-long event. The programme manager and Registrar, Shri Sanjay Gupta, Adharshila Convener Prof. Sandeep Singh, Dean R&D Prof. Alok Kumar, Chairperson-CEISD, Prof. RK Singh was also present.