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working as senior lecturer at school of management sciences, varanasi. am a Management Graduate from FMS, BHU. My area of interest is Marketing, Advertising, sales management and Corporate Image Building.

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Webinar on “Readying Tomorrow’s Women Managers” @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized a webinar on “Readying Tomorrow’s Women Managers”. This webinar was organized for girl students, and the key speaker was Ms. Anusuya Roy. She is currently associated with the Events business division at ABP Group. Earlier she was associated with Anandabazar Patrika, The Telegraph, magazines like Businessworld and Fortune India from ABP Group and business television, Bloomberg TV India.

In this webinar, students learned that it’s very important for us to come out from our comfort zone in which we very happily living our life. Comfortable life can never lead to any height in your career, which you aspire. So one needs to set goals and make a steady movement without any dilemma and lethargy to achieve the same, there would be a time when societal pressure, family pressure, will be most to stop aspiring your dream, but it is you who have to take a stand and move ahead. As it is rightly said; “Most wars are lost in our minds much before we have stepped out on the battlefield”.
This webinar was coordinated by Dr. Avinash Ch Supkar Associate Professor School of Management Sciences Varanasi.

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Post Covid Safety: Awareness Programme @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized a Post Covid Safety Awareness Programme to spread awareness among the rural villagers of Varanasi in Bhadwar, Khushipur and Bandepur villages. Professor Kamal Sheel Mishra along with Ms. Anju Singh had a talk with the residents of these villages and told them about how to prevent themselves from virus infection by adopting social distancing, washing hands with soap, sanitizing hands regularly, consume spices aloevera and giloy to boost immunity etc. After spreading awareness, mask was also distributed to the residents of these villages.

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One Week Online Workshop on “Discovering Statistics through EXCEL and SPSS”

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has successfully conducted, One Week online workshop on “Discovering Statistics through EXCEL and SPSS” between 22nd of June to 28th of June 2020. The key resource person for the workshop was Prof.G.P.Singh.(Professor, Institute of Science BHU). Another resource person for the Workshop was Prof.Rakesh Pandey (Professor, Department of Psychology, BHU).

The workshop trained the participants in various statistical methods and data analysis techniques such as regression, correlation, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, etc. through hands-on experience of solving statistical problems using specialized statistical packages – MS Excel and SPSS. Prof. Singh also introduced the basics of statistics, its application, and use in day to day business practices. Various concepts like statistical measurements and scaling, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, measures of central tendency, etc. were discussed at length. Finally, the workshop participants also witnessed a detailed explanation of correlation and regression analyses and their importance with respect to business research, followed by problem-solving using MS Excel and SPSS. The session ended with Prof. Singh addressing participants’ queries regarding the concepts and techniques he dealt with during a week online workshop.

The entire event was moderated by Dr.Sofia Khan, and Back end support was given by Mr.Veeresh Tripathi. The workshop was coordinated by Mr. Kartikeya Singh Assistant Professor, School of Management Sciences Varanasi.

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Webinar on Career Prospects in General Insurance @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized a webinar on “Career Prospects in General Insurance” for its postgraduate students. The key resource person was Ms. Rachana Bhatia Cluster Manager-Institutional Sales, Liberty General Insurance Ltd Mumbai, and Mr. Abu Osama BDM-Commercial & SME Chola MS General Insurance Corporation Mumbai. They both are alumni of SMS Varanasi completed their PDGM in the year 2009-2011 and 2010-2012.

In this webinar students learned about the insurance industry, the governing body for monitoring this industry.  As the insurance business in India is booming, the number of career opportunities in this sector has increased with the participation of private players as well as multinationals. It is therefore desirable to embark on sound knowledge in this field in mathematics, commerce, statistics, computers, and English. It is expected that candidates will have or develop a thorough understanding of the money, finance, market, and insurance businesses.

This webinar was coordinated by Ms. Sakshi Jha and Ms. Gautami of the PGDM –II semester School of Management Science Varanasi.

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International Yoga Day: “Yoga for Enhancing Body Immunity to Fight against COVID 19”

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized International Yoga Day: “Yoga for Enhancing Body Immunity to Fight against COVID 19” at SMS Varanasi campus. This Virtual Yoga session was conducted in presence of famous Yoga-Guru of Varanasi, Dr. Shailendra session was attended by the all the faculty and staff members along with students of the Institute.

Session started with the welcome address by Prof. Sandeep Singh Dean – Development and Students Affairs, Head of Department – Management and Chairperson – CSHE who expressed thanks to the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for reestablishing importance of yoga in the world. He also expressed thanks to Dr. Shailendra for sharing his precious time with SMS Varanasi staff. Prof. Singh highlighted the importance and need of yoga in our daily life.

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One-Week Online Faculty Development Programme on Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institution: Revised NAAC Framework @ SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, Internal Quality Assurance Cell organized a one week (June 09, 2020 – June 15, 2020) Online Faculty Development Programme on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions: Revised NAAC Framework. Prof. P.N. Jha Director SMS Varanasi welcomed the participant and the resource persons across the country for this one week FDP. The chief guest for this FDP and the keynote address was given by Dr. Pratibha Singh NAAC Deputy Advisor, New Delhi.

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The key resource person for this one-week FDP was Dr. Pallavi Pathak Associate Professor (IQAC Coordinator and FDP Convener) SMS Varanasi. Prof. Bhagwan Jagwani, Director Allen house Group of College Kanpur. Prof. Mahendra Shirsat Director, (RUSA Centre for Advanced Sensor Technology) Director, (DDU, KAUSHAL Kendra) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Prof. Pratosh Bansal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Devi Ahilya University (DAVV), Indore. Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta Associate Professor, SMS Varanasi. Dr. Amitabh Pandey Associate Professor, SMS Varanasi.

 

Day II of the Online Faculty Development Programme on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions: Revised NAAC Framework begins with the session of Dr. Pallavi Pathak briefing on RAF: Process and Preparedness II. She discussed the processes and required procedure that needs to be completed before any institution applies for NAAC accreditation. She stated the NAAC mission statement and its purpose of this organization; that assesses the quality of the higher education institution volunteering for the process, through an internationally accepted methodology. She also discussed in detail the seven criteria developed by the NAAC to assess the education institution and also the role of the IQAC department in an education institution for pushing long term quality standards.

 

Day II witnessed the session of Dr. Bhagwan Jagwani, who beautifully deliberated the details of Criterion 1; Curricular Aspect, one of the criterions among seven criteria which NAAC has formulated to assess the quality of higher education institution. He stated that curriculum is the essential ingredient of any education system regardless of the education level. All other aspects whether teaching, learning and evaluation or research and development, infrastructure and learning resources, student activities and support system revolve around it. Therefore, curricular aspects and the best practices connected to curriculum design and development play a very significant dimension of the quality of higher education since the curriculum has a decisive role in steering the other elements of quality.

Day III session was taken by Prof. Mahendra Shirsat on Criterion 2; Teaching-Learning and Evaluation, he discussed the seven key criteria under Criterion 02: Student enrolment and profile, catering to student diversity, teaching-learning process, teacher profile and quality, evaluation process and reform, student performance and intelligent quotient, student satisfaction survey. Apart from this, he also taught the meaning of Course Outcome (CO), Program Outcome (PO), and Program Specific Outcome (PSO).

 

Day IV session was on the topic Research Innovation and Extension: Criterion 3. The topic discussed in this session was on qualitative and quantitative metrics, validation of data by an external agency, quality indicator framework, research mobilization for research, extension, and collaboration. Criterion 4; Infrastructure and Learning Resource was taken by Mr. Ram Gopal Gupta. The key indicator which was discussed in this session was Physical facilities, library as a learning resource, IT Infrastructure, Maintenance of Campus Infrastructure. Mr. Gupta also stated in detail Standard operating procedure (SOP) and Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources.

 

Day V begins with the session on Criterion 5; Student Support and Progression. This session was chaired by Dr. Amitabh Pandey. He discussed four key indicators that fall under criterion 5; students support, student progression, student participant activities, and alumni engagement. Day VI session was taken by Dr. Bhagwan Jagwani. He discussed criterion 6; governance leadership and management. On the final day; day VII of FDP, Prof. Pratosh Bansal session begins with Criterion 7; Institutional value and best practices, which is the last criterion of seven criteria of quality assessment of education institution formed by NAAC.

 

Valedictory Session was chaired by Prof. Sandeep Singh Professor School of Management Sciences, where he discussed the process through which School of Management Sciences Varanasi went for the NAAC accreditation cycle, and after four long years of hard work, School of Management Sciences Varanasi got NAAC “A” accreditation in its first cycle. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Pallavi Pathak Associate Professor SMS Varanasi.

The FDP convener of this one week online Faculty Development Programme on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions: Revised NAAC Framework FDP was Dr. Pallavi Pathak Associate Professor and Dr. Amitabh Pandey Associate Professor, SMS Varanasi. The entire one-week session was coordinated by Ms. Anamika Patel Assistant Professor School of Management Science Varanasi.

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Webinar on Leadership in the time of COVID19: The National and International Perspective

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School of Management Sciences Varanasi organized a webinar on Leadership in the time of COVID19: The National and International Perspective on June 10, 2020, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This program was organized for PGDM students, where students themselves presented and shared their views on leadership style, which has been used for curbing and countering COVID19.

Discussion in this webinar revolved around the challenges, resource utilization, dilemma in the healthcare sector, New Zealand example, skills generation, community spread, china leadership in tackling this pandemic, UNDP leadership in tackling this pandemic and post-pandemic situation, were the main issues discussed.

The PGDM students who presented their presentation were Kajal Jaiswal, Ritika Kumari, Krishna Singh, Pragati Rai, Imran Kafi, Richa Singh, Ananya Mishra, Shivshekhar, Nikhil Yadav, Prerana Singh, Ritu Sharma, Shubham Maurya, Priya, Poorvi, Daksha, Atmiya Verma, Shreya Singh, Divya Rai, Rajan Soni, Kajal Srivastava, Saurabh Banerjee, Rajneesh Raj, Anjali Roy, Rajendra, Neelamanshu Mishra, Tony Joseph Varghese, Shubhangi Prashar, Victor, Shanu Mishra, Rishabh Srivastav, Siddharth.

This webinar was coordinated by Ms. Revati Kannan and Mr. Nikhil Yadav of the PGDM –II semester School of Management Science Varanasi.

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Webinar on Fitting in at Your First Job: A Hand-Holding Session by The Alumni Network

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has organized a Student Webinar on “Fitting in at Your First Job: A Hand-Holding Session by The Alumni Network” on June 7th from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM. The key resource person were SMS Alumni Mr. Harsh Pandey Channel Head South Asia Johnson Control Gurugram. Ms. Aayushi Khanna Deputy Manager Somany Ceramics Pune. Ms. Garima Singh Senior Project Consultant Capgemini Mumbai. Mr. Birendra Nath Pandey Area Sales Manager Micro Market OYO Kolkata.

Prof. P. N. Jha Director School of Management Sciences Varanasi warmly welcomed the resource persons across nationwide. This session mainly revolved around the student’s values and etiquettes when entering into corporate after leaving campus life. The resources person shared their practical experience with students that company culture is the set of shared values, beliefs, and behaviors that define a company, and it’s important to fit into the culture because you’re more likely to enjoy the time you spend at work. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to fit in. They also shared important tips which every student should keep in mind while joining new company i.e., Adhere to the dress code as required; Pay close attention to every detail and try to be a quick learner; Observe team etiquettes; Involve your creativeness in doing your job, that what will make you stand out from rest of other in the company. It’s perfectly normal to be a little nervous, but you should keep in mind these points while entering into the corporate arena.

This webinar was coordinated by Ms. Gracy Singh and Ms. Jaspreet Kaur of the PGDM –II semester School of Management Science Varanasi.

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International Webinar on Positive Mind and Karma for Overcoming Crisis: Learnings from Bhagavad Gita

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School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, has organized International Webinar on Positive Mind and Karma for Overcoming Crisis: Learnings from Bhagavad Gita on June 01, 2020 from 4.30 PM to 5:30 PM. The key resource person for this webinar was Shri. H.G. Suradas Prabhu Speaker President & Trustee, ISKCON, Mumbai.

Prof. P. N. Jha Director School of Management Sciences Varanasi warmly welcomed the resource persons and participants nationwide. Prof. Jha stated that today’s business organizations had been heavily hit by this Covid19 and facing serious imprecations. This serious imprecation also greatly affected the mindset of common people, creating lots of confusion and fearful illusion for the future. However, if we are continuously in stress state and fearful mindset, it also creates negative impact on health of individual. The CARE rating agency has indicated that Indian GDP would be expected to be around one-percent during 2020-2021. Among all sectors, the job market been heavily hit, and organizations today are laying off to sustain themselves in the current market scenario. But in every bad situation, there exist immense opportunities for prospects and growth. These times should be used by the organization to look for a paradigm shift and go into self-introspection. Soon this all will be over, and we all be heading toward a new journey.

Shri. Prabhu Ji enlightened to the participant that Bhagavad Gita is not a book, referring to any particular religion, which we usually deemed to believe, but it is the song of god which directly comes from Lord Krishna during the conversation with Arjuna. There are 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita, which teaches us how to live life; karma yoga six chapters, gyana yoga six chapters, and bhakti yoga six chapters. He also talked about the mind, which is always in agile  (Chanchal) state, and it is tough to focus on a particular task when distracted. The intention is your best friend when it is under your control, but the same mind will b your worst enemy when the mind has controlled you. The future of your life depends on presence of mind in the present time. One needs to tolerate urges and focus on work he/she is doing; in yoga, such is known as ashtanga yoga. One should practice detachment or should learn the art of detachment to get the most from the mind.

Vote of thanks was given by Mr. Veeresh Tripathi Assistant Professor School of Management Sciences Varanasi. This session convenor was Dr. Sandeep Singh Professor and was coordinated by Dr. Sofia Khan Assistant Professor School of Management Sciences Varanasi.

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Webinar on Likely Pattern of Global Order in Post COVID World

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School of Management Sciences Varanasi organized a student’s webinar on Likely Pattern of Global Order in Post COVID World on June 02, 2020, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This program was organized for PGDM students, where students themselves presented and shared their views on the paradigm shift in global order post Covid19.

Discussion in this webinar revolved around the various new measures which the government of India has taken to curb the problem of COVID 19 like Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, where the Indian economy is expected to depend on its people and companies for their needs and avoid the product which are imported. For this, Indian companies will have to raise their standard to meet the standard of imported products; this capability does exists with the Indian’s and Indian companies but not rightly been used to date. Moreover, students also discussed the companies which are exiting the Chinese economy and moving towards other Asian countries; Vietnam, Indonesia, and India been their preference. But India needs to work on its weakness and strength to attract more companies to come towards Indian soil, so that employment could be generated and an increase in the value standard of people could be achieved.

The PGDM students who presented their presentation were Gyanvi Soni, Khushi Angiras, Vartika Singh, Vedika Gupta, Tejaswi Madhavi, Atmiya Verma, Revati Kanan, Kumari Shubhangi, Ritika kumara, Rajan Soni, Shreya Singh, Kundali Baranwal, Avantika Tripathi, Kajal Srivastava, Arpana Chaubey, Anjali Roy, Daksha Chaturvedi, Shivani Khanna, Gaurav Srivastava, Mayank Dubey, Aditya Singh, Kajal Jaiswal, Richa Kumari.

This webinar was coordinated by Ms. Garima Goel and Mr. Mayank Phadke of the PGDM –II semester School of Management Science Varanasi.

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