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Delegate from Emporia State University, USA visited SMS, Varanasi for Educational Tie-up

Progressing towards International Exposure, A Delegate from Emporia State University, Dr Gonzalo R. Bruce (Dean International Education) visited the campus and had a meeting with Honorable Director Prof. P.N. Jha along with senior faculty members including Prof. Sandeep Singh, Dean- Development and Student’s Affairs, Prof. Alok Kumar, Dean-Research & Development and Prof. Raj Kumar Singh, Chairperson-Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Skill Development. Mr. Kartikey Singh, Coordinator- Centre for International relations was also present on the occasion.
This interaction was a big leap toward chalking out International tie up with Emporia State University.

Following agenda were discussed and consensus being made.

• To support study abroad programme of Emporia State University by SMS in the field of culture, business, philosophy, and economics a group of student will visit each other Institute in the form of cultural Exchange Programme.


• Joint Conferences / Seminars / Trainings / Workshops will take place in collaboration of both the organizations.

• Joint Consultancy Project in the field of business management & information technology will be carried out. For this a joint Faculty group will work on these lines and try to find out the modalities to carry out Joint consultancy Projects

• Issues of Credit transfer and dual degree programme was also discussed in detail and modalities of program were finalized.

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Visit of Foreign Delegates From University of Singapore @ SMS Varanasi

A delegation of 60 research scholars and along with their senior faculty members and director visited School, Of Management Science Varanasi on 5th December 2014.They visited campus to have an interactive session on “GOVERNANCE STUDY PROGRAMME ON RIVER GANGES AND IT’S CLEAN UP MISSION”.
Dignitaries present on the dais were Dr.Wu Xun (Director, Institute of Water Policy, Singapore),Dr.Ora-orn Poocharoen (Professor, University of Singapore),Er .Amitabh (President, Eastern UP Exporter’s Association),Mr.Sandeep Singh (Associate Professor ,SMS Varanasi) and Mr.Kartikey Singh (Assistant Professor, SMS Varanasi)
During his inaugural address Er.Amitabh extended a very welcome to the delegates and the scholars. He further focused on the initiatives being taken by the government for Ganga Clean Up Mission.
During his presentation on “Ganges and Spiritual Dimensions of Varanasi” Prof Sandeep Singh focused on the history of Varanasi and River Ganges. He depicted the religious importance of the river and it’s relation to the city. During his deliberation he also emphasized on the importance of Dharma, Artha Kama, and Moksha and how these aspect of life can be associated with the city (Varanasi) and river Ganges.
During his Presentation on “Handloom and Handicraft Industry” Prof.Kartikeya Singh focused on the prevailing condition of Handloom as well as power loom industry with special reference to Varanasi. He also emphasized on the policies of Indian Government to tackle the grievances of above mentioned causes.
Finally in the last presentation on “Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Models for Industries along the Ganges” Prof.Raj Kumar Singh primarily discussed the issues related to pollution of river Ganges and the measures to overcome it. He further focused on how sustainable business models can be implemented in the present prevailing condition of Varanasi.
Lastly Dr.Wu Xun and Dr.Ora shared their views on the session and appreciated the efforts of the student’s of SMS Varanasi and institute itself in the Ganga Clean Up Mission.
At the end of the session delegates explored the campus of SMS, Varanasi along with interaction with the students of the institute. They admired the green lush infrastructure and the intellectual level of the students.
Felicitation of the delegates was done by Er.Amitabh.
Vote of thanks was given by Prof.Sandeep Singh.

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Delegates from National University of Singapore @ SMS Varanasi

A high level three members delegation from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policies, National University of Singapore visited SMS Varanasi today in relation to their Governance Study program on River Ganges and its Clean-up Mission” .
The delegation interacted with senior faculty members of SMS Varanasi in order to have their views on the various issues related to “River Ganges.”

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. As per the QS World ranking 2015 NUS is ranked #1 in Asia and # 22 in world.

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Delegates from Pokhra University visited SMS Varanasi for discussing the possibility of Collaboration between Pokhra University, Nepal and SMS GOI


Dr. Karna Bir Poudyal, Dean , Faculty of Management Studies, Pokhra University, Kaski, Nepal along-with Prof. S.K. Singh, ICCR Chair Professor in Management Studies, Pokhra University visited SMS Varanasi campus on June 17, 2014.

During the visit, Management of SMS GOI, represented by Prof. P.N.Jha , Director, SMS Varanasi , Dr. M.P.Singh, Executive Secretary, SMS Varanasi, and the delegates from Pokhra University discussed the possibility of collaboration between Pokhra University , Nepal and SMS Group of Institutions, Varanasi and Lucknow.

The two institutions discussed the possibility of joining hands in the area of Student Exchange, Faculty Exchange , Joint Research & Consultancies, organising joint seminar/ conference /workshop/FDP and educational summits etc. between SMS GOI and Pokhra University, Nepal.

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SMS Varanasi signs MOU with Emporia State University, KS, USA for student exchange programs

School of Management Sciences, Varanasi is proud to announce that in our constant endeavor to bring a better global business perspective among its students ,Centre for International Relations , SMS, Varanasi had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emporia State University, KS,USA.

Under this MoU both the institutions will have student exchange programmes for their Business Management Students on reciprocal basis.

The MoU was signed by Prof.P.N. Jha , Director, SMS, Varanasi and Dr.Michael D. Shonrock, President, Emporia State University, KS , USA.

Dr. Meenakshi Singh, Coordinator, Centre for International Relations , SMS, Varanasi and Dr. Gonjalo Bruce, Assistant Vice President, International Education, Emporia State University, KS, USA, through their relentless efforts were instrumental in making this MoU a reality.

Earlier a two members delegation comprising of Dr. Gonzalo Bruce, Assistant Vice president of International Education & Dr. Dipak Ghosh, Professor, School of Business, Emporia State University, KS, USA visited SMS, Varanasi on 21st May 2011.

Some facts about ESU:

ESU is a public university fully accredited by North Central Association Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. ESU offers more than 180 degrees at the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. level through its four Colleges: Teachers College, College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Business, and the School of Library and Information Management.

School of Business, Emporia State University is AACSB-accredited at the Bachelor of Art (B.A.) and MBA level. This prestigious accreditation has been awarded to only 30 percent of Business Schools in the U.S. and 5 percent of business schools in the world.
ESU currently serves 6,000 students in nationally and internally recognized academic programs.

ESU is an international campus. About 8 percent of its student population is international. In addition, ESU faculty comes from all the world, including five faculty members from India in the School of Business.

ESU is located in the city of Emporia, in close proximity to three major metropolitan areas: Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City.

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SMS, Varanasi signed an Agreement for Faculty Exchange with Claflin University, South Carolina, USA

Yet another illustrious achievement of Centre for International Relations, SMS, Varanasi

On February 24, 2012 Dr. Henry N Tisdale , Hon’ble President , Claflin University and Prof. P.N Jha , Director, SMS, Varanasi signed an Agreement for Faculty Exchange between the two Institutions.

Dr. Meenakshi Singh, Coordinator, Centre for International Relations, SMS, Varanasi, through her relentless efforts was instrumental in making this agreement a reality.

An agreement for Joint Conduction of seminar/conference and students exchange between the two institutions is already in force.

Claflin University also extended support in ICON 2012 as one of the Associate Partners.

A three members delegation from Claflin University, South Carolina, USA comprising of Dr. Henry N.Tisdale, President , Claflin University, Dr. Zia Hasasn, Vice President, Assessment, Planning and Information Services, along with Dr. Harpal Singh Grewal, Dean, School of Business, Claflin University was at SMS, Varanasi on February 24 and 25, 2012 to participate in the inaugural and other sessions of ICON 2012.

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Exchange Students from SMS Varanasi Learn U.S. Culture, Business Skills at Claflin University, USA

The ongoing exchange program between Claflin University and India’s School of Management Sciences brought two international graduate students to the University this summer to study business.

Abhishek Dubey and Vipul Sharma said their experience has brought them a greater understanding of the American economy and culture. The duo will return to Varanasi, India with professional experience in analyzing sales and marketing.
“We’re very glad to be here at Claflin University as students,” said Dubey.

“I love the way Claflin prepared us as students,” said Sharma. “The classes were very interactive.

Last summer, the exchange partnership began with four Master of Business Administration students coming to Claflin. Then, Claflin Master of Business Administration Director Dr. Benjamin Yumol along with four MBA students visited SMS and other Indian locales this past fall. School of Business Dean Dr. Harpal Grewal said several Claflin students will study in India next semester.

“This partnership between Claflin University and the School of Management Sciences is providing our students with a global perspective,” said Grewal. “As globalization continues to shape the economy, our exchange program will prove mutually invaluable for both Claflin and SMS and our young scholars.”

SMS is located in Varanasi, India, which is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh located in the Northeastern portion of that country. Established in 1995, the institution is known for its innovative management and computer science programs.

As part of their Claflin experience, Dubey and Sharma served a summer internship with Southern Patio, an award-winning national outdoor furniture retailer with a corporate office in Orangeburg. They completed several projects, which included analyzing the demand and sales of all Southern Patio products over a two-year period. The duo also translated sales data for new and potential products to examine their demand. Dubey noted Southern Patio executives were very pleased with their work.

In the classroom, Shasma was very impressed with expertise and professionalism of Claflin’s business faculty.

“I learned so much,” said Dubey. Sharma added, “We gained business knowledge on such a broad spectrum.”

The two marketing majors have divergent career paths. Dubey wants to become an advertising and marketing guru for a top multinational company. Meanwhile, Sharma has designs on becoming an international business professor.

“It will be a challenging job that I will love doing,” Sharma said.


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