Archive for January, 2020
Workshop Quality Assessment & Enhancement (In New framework of NAAC)
SMS-IQAC Varanasi organised one day workshop on Quality Assessment & Enhancement; In New framework of NAAC. The key resource person for this workshop was Prof A.N. Rai, Professor of biochemistry at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He had also served as Vice Chancellor of Mizoram University and North Eastern Hill University. Between 2013 and 2015 he was Director of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India. Prof P. N. Jha Director of SMS Varanasi welcomed the resource person and threw light on current scenario prevailing in the education sector in our country, and neccessary steps been taken to improve efficiency and effectiveness of education institutions.
Prof Rai discussed in detail regarding new pedagogy been used for accreditations of education institutions. He also enlightened us with the number of Universities and Colleges been 1015 and 43000 in number, but only 300 universities and 8000 colleges has been accreditated till date, which shows that still lot more has to be done for improving the quality of universities and colleges in our country. Further he stated four important point which should be taken in consideration for improving quality of education sysytem; first, quality education should be given at affordable cost, where he said that higher education should not be imparted free of cost rather it should be provided at reasonable cost to students. Second, Peaceful and academic ambience should prevail in the education campus, where students should be given freedom to complaint regarding academic related flaws of university, but for non-academic related protest should be done outside the campus. Third, Government should fund to only those education instituion which are accredited, and fourth, there should be no difference been made as private versus public education institutions, all the institution should be regarding as public education institution irrespective of whether it has been incorporated by government or not.
Vote of thanks been given by SMS-IQAC coordinator Dr. Pallavi Pathak. This session was coordinated by Mr Veeresh Tripathi, SMS Varanasi.
6th Annual Alumni Meet
Dear Alumnus/ Alumna,
You are cordially invited to attend the Sixth Annual Alumni Meeting of the Mumbai Chapter of SMS Alumni Association on January 18, 2020 (Saturday) at 06.30 pm. At the Ruby Hall Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 4th Floor NW 29, Senapati Bapat Marg (Tulsi Pipe Road) Dadar Mumbai – 400028 Tel. 91 22 6120 0249, 6120 0200
6.30-6.45pm.: Welcoming Guest & Alumni
6.45-7.00 pm: Brief Presentation About Journey of SMS
7.00-8.45 pm: Open Discussion & general meeting of the Alumni
8.45-9.00pm : Felicitation of Alumni
9.05 onwards : Dinner
Your gracious presence is highly solicited.
(Coordinator – Alumni Association)
(Member, Alumni Association)
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM on “Campus to Corporate” (In Association with Tata Consultany Services )
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ON “Campus to Corporate” (In Association with Tata Consultany Services ) @ SMS Varanasi
School of Management Sciences, Varanasi in association with Tata Consultancy Services organized 4-day training workshop (26-30 December 2019) on Faculty Development Program at its Campus. The theme of the workshop was ‘Campus to Corporate’. The prime objective of the workshop was to train the faculty of SMS Varanasi to cater to the demands of the corporate industry. The inaugural session of the workshop started with the deliberation of Mr. Ankur Maggoo, AGM, TCS. Mr. Ankur stated that industry demands ready product. There is a need to bridge the gap between the academic institutions and the demand of the corporate industry. Some contents are needed to be added in the academics to change the mindset of the people regarding corporate. Ankur stressed on the domain of Banking Financial Services (BFS). He called on the faculties present to learn new skills of the corporate industry in order to create a win-win situation for both the institution and the industry.
Earlier, the director of the institute Prof. P.N. Jha welcomed the resource persons and the participants, highlighted the importance of the education sector in the society. He said that teaching profession is an honorable and mother of all the professions. Prof. Jha expressed his concern about the dismal condition of education institutes in the country. However, Prof Jha was glad that recently drafted New Education Policy is addressing the existing lacuna in the education sector of the country. Prof. Jha stated that being NAAC “A” accredited institute, SMS Varanasi always indulge in creating such opportunities to discuss and disseminate knowledge by becoming a bridge to academia and industry. After the welcome speech, training session of the workshop started with the trainers from Tata Consultancy Services namely, Ms. Deep mala Ganguli and Mr. Uma Makesh. The session began with an overview of corporate. The session simultaneously conducted by Deepmala and Makesh. Overview of was Business Processing Services (BPS) was followed by open forum with active participation of the faculties of the SMS. On this occasion, Registrar of the institute Mr. Sanjay Gupta, felicitated resource persons from TCS with bouquet and Memento. The Convener of workshop Prof. Sanjay Saxena and coordinator the of the workshop Dr. Amitabh Pandey were also present. Ms. Anamika Patel conducted the workshop.