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This is a matter of pride and honour that School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has been awarded as Best B-School in India (North) by ASSOCHAM, India. Award was presented in “National Summit on Excellence in Education, Training & Development” held at hotel BNR Chanakya, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Program was organized by ASSOCHAM in association with Department of Higher, Technical Education & Skill Development, Government of Jharkhand. Awards ceremony took place in presence of Shri Saryu Rai, Minister, Government of Jharkhand; Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Government of Jharkhand and Prof. S. K. Singh, VC, L.N. Mithila University, Bihar. School of Management Sciences, Lucknow has also been awarded Best Engineering College in India (North).
Awards were also provided in few more categories like Life Time Achievement Award – Central Zone, Best Institute /University in Open, Distance & On-Line Learning, Best Private University, Educational Entrepreneur of the Year, Life Time Achievement Award – North Zone, Best University/ Institution for Promoting Industry, Best Use of Assessment in Education etc. Life Time Achievement Award (East) was provided to Prof. S. K. Singh, L. N. Mithila University, Bihar.
ASSOCHAM the knowledge architect of Corporate India having in its fold more than 500 Chambers of Commerce and Trade Associations and serving more than 4.5 lacs Corporate members all over India, has identified and appreciated efforts of stakeholders of SMS Varanasi for their consistent efforts in area of education by providing Best B-School Award.
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|
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)|
|SECOND||Team 12||BC/18/23||Ashutosh Tiwari (Team Leader)|
|THIRD||Team 08||BC/18/55||Phalguni Moitra (Team Leader)|
The event was organized and coordinated by Shri Ram Gopal Gupta, Associate Professor & Coordinator – LiveWire Club and his team.
Inaugurating 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.
Technology 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.
Guest 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.
Earlier 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.
On 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.
Second 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.
Later 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.
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.
SMS Varanasi celebrated 69th Republic Day with great zeal and enthusiasm at SMS Varanasi Campus. Program started with the inspiring speech by Prof. P.N. Jha, Director, School of Management Sciences Varanasi. In his speech he discussed about the current condition of education system in India. He discussed the outcome of The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2017 namely ‘Beyond Basics’. He shared his concern about the condition of India’s secondary education as report stated that “India’s Secondary Education Sector is Failing to Impart Basic Skills”. He also expressed his thankfulness towards freedom fighters whether their name is known or unknown to society. Prof. Jha also discussed about recent government policies and commented upon their suitability towards betterment of India. After the flag hoisting, vibrant cultural programs were presented by students of BBA, BCA, B.Com, PGDM, MBA & MCA batches. SMS Varanasi campus echoed with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm.
Cultural Programs were coordinated by Dr. Pallavi Pathak, Assistant Professor, SMS Varanasi. All the faculty members, staff and students of different courses including MBA, PGDM, BBA, BCA, MCA & B.Com were present in the function. At the end of the program sweets and snacks were given to the students and staff members.
A group of students under guidance of Prof. K.S. Mishra distributed the cloths in the slump areas of Varanasi.
SMS Varanasi organized its Tenth Annual Alumni meet of Varanasi Chapter on Jan 21, 2018 at SMS Varanasi campus. The Meet was attended by more than 100 Alumnus and Alumna of different courses and batches of SMS Varanasi. Meeting got started with the welcome address of Mr. Amitabh Pandey, Convener of SMS Alumni Association. Mr. Amitabh Pandey informed the alumni members about developments of SMS Varanasi in 23 years of establishment. He also presented the agenda of the Alumni meet. With the consent of present alumni members, two active members of the association were entrusted with the responsibility of the President and Secretary of Varanasi Alumni Chapter. Thereafter Director of the institute Prof. P.N. Jha congratulated the alumni members on selection of President and Secretary of the chapter. He also gave his wishes for smooth conduction of program.
Thereafter Alumni members took active participation in open discussion session. It was also discussed by the members that in what manner they can support the institution to achieve new heights of success. Open discussion concluded with the felicitation of alumni members. Present students of the institute presented cultural performances in the program.
Secretary of the Alumni Association presented Vote-of-Thanks. Participants took lunch at the end of the event. Program was supported by Mr. Rohit Mehta, Coordinator of Alumni Association. Senior Faculty members including Prof. K.S. Mishra, Prof. Alok Kumar, Prof. R.K. Singh, Prof. Sandeep Singh, Mr. R.R. Singh, Mr. Atish Khadse, Mr. S.S. Srivastava, Mr. A.P. Dubey, Mr. Kartikeya Singh and Mr. Sunit Misha were present in the program.