Archive for February, 2018

Workshop Series for SMS Varanasi Students @ SMS Varanasi


In order to ensure holistic and versatile development of its students, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi regularly organizes workshops aimed at updating the students of all courses with various relevant and contemporary tools of personal development, management decision making and technological upgradation. Recently a workshop series was organised for students of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including PGDM, MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA & B.Com. Details of which are as follows :


S. No. Duration Course Name Title of the Workshop Resource Person
1 10th – 15th January, 2018 MBA – IInd Sem Campus to Corporate Soft Skill Development Programme on ‘Joy of Leading through Management Games’ Ms Tejal Vasa, NLP Practitioner, Corporate & Educational Trainer
2 15th – 18th January 2018 B.Com – IIIrd Year Workshop on ‘MS Excel’ NA
3 23rd – 27th January, 2018 B.Com – IInd Year Workshop on ‘MS Word & MS Powerpoint’ NA
4 25th – 27th January, 2018 B.Com – IIIrd Year Workshop on ‘Goods & Services Tax’ NA
5 29th January, 2018 B.Com – IIIrd Year Workshop on ‘Soft Skills’ Mr. Manish Raj Sharma, Corporate Trainer, MRS Training Services, New Delhi
6 01st February, 2018 MCA – IVth Semester, BCA – IInd Semester & B.A. (Hons.) Mass Communication – Ist Year Workshop on ‘Soft Skills’ Mr. Manish Raj Sharma, Corporate Trainer, MRS Training Services, New Delhi
7 5th – 7th February, 2018 B.Com – Ist Year Workshop on ‘MS Word’ NA
8 06th February, 2018 BBA – VIth Semester & B.Com – IIIrd Year Workshop on ‘Financial Life Skills’ SEGA & Aakriti Foundation
9 15th – 16th February, 2018 BBA – IVth Semester Workshop on ‘Soft Skills’ Mr. Manish Raj Sharma, Corporate Trainer, MRS Training Services, New Delhi
10 20th February, 2018 PGDM – IInd Semester Workshop on ‘Goods & Services Tax’ Mr. Abhishek Bahadur Singh, Chartered Accountant
11 20th – 23rd February, 2018 BBA – VIth Semester Workshop on ‘Microsoft Excel’
12 20th February, 2018 BBA – IInd Semester Workshop on ‘Soft Skills’ Mr. Manish Raj Sharma, Corporate Trainer, MRS Training Services, New Delhi
13 22nd February, 2018 BCA – VIth Semester Technical Workshop on ‘Software Project Development Tools’ NA
14 22nd February, 2018 BCA – IVth Semester Workshop on ‘Soft Skills’



Mr. Manish Raj Sharma, Corporate Trainer, MRS Training Services, New Delhi

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The LiveWire Club at School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized “WEBDX”- AN 8 HOURS CONTINUOUS BRAIN STORMING event for students of BCA 6th Semester on 24th February, 2018. This Event was aimed at developing and enhancing crucial skills and competencies among the undergraduate students such as planning and execution of technology based projects, teamwork and coordination, stress management, handling the work pressure, meeting the deadline, division of work, creativity and innovation. Participants were required to design a web portal for “WEBDX” event with specific functionalities classified into three levels of static and dynamic designing. 12 teams, consisting of 4 members including the team leader, from BCA 6th semester participated in the event which took place during 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Khushipur campus of SMS Varanasi. The top three teams received certificate of achievement along with cash prize of 6,000/-, 4,000/- and 2,000/- respectively whereas all participants received the certificate of participation. Also, the winner and runner up teams listed below stand to get a chance of participating into upcoming ‘Tech-Marathon’ to be held in March 2018.

Position Team Number Roll Number Name
FIRST Team 05 BC/18/77 Samarth Saxena (Team Leader)
BC/18/73 Rishabh Singh
BC/18/60 Priyam Jaiswal
BC/18/67 Ravikant Pandey
SECOND Team 12 BC/18/23 Ashutosh Tiwari (Team Leader)
BC/18/105 Vivek Sharma
BC/18/30 Divyanshu Bhardwaj
BC/18/87 Somu Kumar
THIRD Team 08 BC/18/55 Phalguni Moitra (Team Leader)
BC/18/21 Aradhana Gupta
BC/18/09 Akrity Kumari
BC/18/57 Pratibha Patel

The event was organized and coordinated by Shri Ram Gopal Gupta, Associate Professor & Coordinator – LiveWire Club and his team.



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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Alchemy of Leadership For Innovation and Sustainability @ SMS Varanasi


Day1Inaugurating a Two day International Conference on “Alchemy of Leadership for Innovation and Sustainability” at the Khushipur campus of School of Management Sciences (SMS) on Saturday, the Chief Guest Prof. Parimal H Vyas (Vice Chancellor, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda) said that Technology has changed the way we think.

pro-marimalTechnology is the precursor to Innovation and hence sustainability, though broadly! Technology has become a way of life infact. Leadership is the key to all these, he added putting trust and Transparency as important ingredients of Leadership.

Distinguished Guest Prof. B. P. Singh (Former Dean, Delhi School of Economics) said that Innovation is an economic phenomenon and spiritual and social as well. India can win only if continuous Innovations occur.


VIKRAM-SINGH-IPSGuest of Honour, Prof. Vikram Singh, IPS (Pro Chancellor-NOIDA International University) said that pain, sacrifice and effort can never be out of fashion, he was relating it to the student community and exhorted the students to shy away from ‘mediocrity’ which is a sin adays. He asked the students to lead by character and integrity. For the same, he said, we need mental, spiritual and physical dexterity.



In his presidential address, Prof. Geshe N Samten (Vice Chancellor-Central Institute of Higher Tibetan studies-Deemed University, sarnath, Varanasi) said that we all must have an appreciative attitude and inspiring culture to nurture Innovation and sustainability through leadership. For leadership, we need to possess not only the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) but also ‘Spiritual Quotient’ (SQ), he added. In fact, Good leadership is the essence of Innovation, commented Prof. Samten.

PROF-SAMTENEarlier the Guests were welcomed by the Director Prof PN Jha who at the end of the inaugural ceremony honoured them with shawl and ICON mementos. The Conference theme was read out by Prof. RK Singh while the Vote-of-Thanks was given by Prof. Kamal Sheel Mishra (both ICON conveners). On this occasion, ICON Souvenir, carrying more than 200 abstracts of research papers was released by the Guests in addition to the latest issues of newsletter SMS News, journals Purushartha and SMSJEI. The Inaugural session was anchored by Dr. (Mrs.) Pallavi Pathak. On the occasion, amongst other academic dignitaries, prominent presence included that of Prof. Pramod Pathak (IIT-ISM Dhanbad), Ms. Brenda Roberts from USA, professors from BHU and other Universities across India. The Registrar, Shri Sanjay Gupta, Dean (R&D) Prof. Alok Kumar, Dean (DSA) Prof. Sandeep Singh were also present besides the Executive Secretary Dr. M. P. Singh.


Day2On second day, first technical sessions was chaired by Prof. Rakesh Singh, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU. He has given many suggestions to get good research insight from different sources. It was a valuable session for new research scholars as well as delegates.

bejon_mishraSecond technical session of the day was chaired by Prof. H S Asthana, Department of Psychology, BHU. Third technical session was chaired by Prof. Satya Singh Head & Dean, Department of Computer Sciences & Applications Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth. She said to observe ourselves when we wake up and decide how much of our day we can control by controlling our attitude and responses to people and situations. Fourth Technical session was chaired by Dr. Purnima Awasthi, Associate Professor Department of Psychology, BHU and Prof. Kamal Sheel Mishra, Head & Dean, Department of Computer Science, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi. They both gave several inputs and concluded with the opinion that Research scholar should work more on empirical data, irrespective of the fact and figures.

Plenary Session was coordinated by Dr. Medha Sriastava. Prof. Sunita Rani, Professor, Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Mussoorie was the first speaker of the session. She focused on innovation and leadership in defence sector and said that things are becoming complicated in government set up.

brenda_robortLater in the session Ms. Brenda Roberts, Founder & CEO, The Centre For Living in Harmony, USA focused on different leadership styles and gave example of Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs, Our prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Virat Kohli. She mentioned autobiography of Paramananda Yogi. She also helped the audience to meditate. She emphasized on the ability to have personal harmony through Yoga. Further adding value to the deliberation Prof Bejon Misra, Founder, Consumer Online Foundation discussed about the alchemy within one self. He said innovation should be sufficed by funds otherwise it is not having any significance. He also discussed about demographic dividend and advantageous condition of our Indian economy. Mr. V. Krishna Kumar, Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Texmo Group (Aquasub Engineering), Coimbatore and Hon’ble Chancellor of Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore were present in the session. Plenary session ended with facilitation of the guest by honorable director Dr. P.N. Jha. More than two hundred researchers and academicians presented their papers during the conference.


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Budget Live Session held at SMS Varanasi


Budget Live was organised in School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi on Thursday, 1st February, 2018 involving the post-gradute management students apart from the faculty members of the Institute.

After the live telecast of the Union Budget presented by the Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitely, Dr. Raghuvir Kaur (Asstt. Professor) highlighted the provisions in the healthcare sector and said that only few countries in the world have opened up avenues for its citizens in the social security involving food and healthcare. She opined that the announcement of National Health Protection Scheme, which is aimed to eventually benefit around 50 crores people is a unique and bold step by Modi led government at the centre. Shri Amit Kishore Sinha (Asstt. Professor) discussed the fiscal data of the finance bill and explained to the students how these could lead to better GDP growth in the time to come. No major change in the direct taxation is another indicator of the government’s move towards financial consolidation which has been witnessed also through recapitalisation measures done by the government in the banking sector. Shri Kartikeya Singh (Asstt. Professor) commented on the provisions in the educational sector involving the integrated B.Ed. programme, Eklavya programme, RISE and PM Fellow Scheme for engineering researches and teaching saying that these would have a positive impact in the teaching-learning quality in the country.

The Dean (R&D) Prof. Alok Kumar said that this budget could be a boon to the agricultural and the MSME sectors as the mentioned provisions give an indicator about the upcoming innovations and expected revolutions in the blue, green and the brown economies involving aquaculture, agriculture and bamboo economy respectively.

On this occasion, the Director Prof. P. N. Jha announced a ‘Budget Competition’ wherein the students would be presenting their own interpretations and would be competiting for various prizes later on. The Executive Secretary Dr. M. P. Singh, Registrar Shri Sanjay Gupta along with other faculty members were also present in this special programme.


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