Inauguration of Gymnasium @ SMS Varanasi

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You must keep a strict eye on your health; let everything else be subordinated to that.– Swami Vivekanand

India celebrates National Sports Day on August 29. This day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. On this day every year, the President of India gives out all the sports-related awards like the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to honour sportspersons and coaches who have made the nation proud with their service in their respective sport.

Tributes to the phenomenal hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand Ji on his birth anniversary, “Fit India Movement” was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This campaign aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives. Taking this campaign into consideration, SMS Varanasi celebrated this National Sports Day by making the Grand opening of Gymnasium at its Varanasi campus. A healthy mind resides in healthy body and lifestyle. It becomes imperative and duty to keep our self healthy, which can be achieved when we start following and living a disciplined and healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle here means proper diet, exercise, and meditation, which proves to be crucial for a healthy mind. This ll not only saves our hard-earned money, but it makes us more productive in our day to day business.

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College Ke Tashanbaaz Season-6” Red FM 93.5 @ SMS Varanasi

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93.5 RED FM has launched the Sixth edition of its talent hunt, College Ke Tashanbaaz. As the name suggests, the contest is an endeavor to sort out the best talent from city colleges across the country and to invite them to show their talent to engage and connect with listeners. The main idea behind the activity was to give a platform to the highly talented youth to showcase their talents. The contest involved RED FM local radio jockeys judging the participants, with skill being the sole criterion for judgment. College Ke Tashanbaaz moved across individual colleges with the judges picking one winner from each participating college

However, this talent hunt was also organized at SMS Varanasi. The event was conducted by 93.5 Red FM “College Ke Tashanbaaz, Season 6” for categories like dancing, singing, acting, music band, etc. in the college premises. Rj Pinki and Rj Shalini anchored the program. She motivated students to showcase their talent in front of all. SMS Students from all the streams enthusiastically participated in the event and presented their versatile personality traits by performing dances, singing songs, and doing mime acts. All participants were given merchandise as a token of appreciation, and finalists were chosen by the judges to perform in Grand Finale to win the title of TASHANBAAZ. Students selected from different rounds of RedFM programs are Kamil Khan (BBA-I), Ishika (BBA-I) and Bobby Sonkar (BAHMC-I). The prizes included gift hampers by sponsors of the program. The overall event was refreshing, and everybody had a great time.

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Self Defence Workshop for Girl Students held on Activity Day

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In today′s world, where we talk a lot about terrorism, isn′t harassment – be it physical or mental, a form of terrorism too? From the time when women are little girls, they are asked to fear the bad men who might get them. Women are terrified of being stalked, eve-teased, abused or even killed by the bad men, but the problem lies in not being able to tell apart the good from the bad, and so the women got to wary of them all.

On the eve of Activity day at SMS Varanasi, it decided to celebrate the power of women by encouraging them to ensure their safety. Self-defense karate training was organized for the girl students of all the streams. The idea behind this workshop was to make girls ensure their safety without being dependent on anybody else.

Ms. Arti Verma, Karate Black Belt and Student of M. Com First Semester, taught the students about the basics of karate in this workshop. She has participated and won in more than 25 National and International Karate Competitions. During the seminar, several techniques were practiced and taught to the girls′ students. The main tricks of self-defense like escaping a wrist grip or an uncomfortable hand grabbing from behind were demonstrated. The trainer also showed that palm, elbows, knees, legs, etc. are the body parts that can be used as weapons. Simple techniques like thumping with your feet, choking the attacker from the neck, a ringing ear slap or using a palm strike were taught and exercised by the trainer in this workshop.

“Prevention and Preparedness are the most proven self-defense skills.”

This session was coordinated by Ms. Kashish Motiramani, Student M.Com First Semester at SMS Varanasi.

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Orientation Programme of BBA, BCA, B.Com. B.Com (H), M.Com, BA (Hons.) Mass Comm. courses at School of Management Sciences, Varanasi.

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Inauguration of three days orientation programme of more than 500 students in three year full time course of BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Com (H), BA (Hons.)-Mass Comm. and two year full time course of M.Com, was organised at School of Management Sciences .The programme was inaugurated by Honble Vice-Chancellor, Mahatama Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Prof. T.N. Singh. He congratulated newly admitted students for taking admission to NAAC  “A” Graded SMS Varanasi an affiliated college of the University. Prof. Singh told students that despite scarcity of jobs and huge unemployment, opportunities still exist in today’s economy, if the candidate or the student has the competence and is always curious to ask questions, she/he can easily land up in a very good job. But for that, one needs to really put his best in all what he does. He called on the students to study not only for getting a job but to become a better human being. Guest of Honor the of programme, Prof. Ajit Kumar Shukla, Director Institute of Management  and Commerce, Mahatama Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi addressing the newly enrolled students said that they are fortunate to get admission in SMS Varanasi.He also laid importance on the required skills to remain relevant in this competitive world. Prof. Shukla explained the students about the importance of three “I”s in our lives namely Innovation, Invention and Internet. Dr. Shukla asked the students to learn to differentiate between the needy and greedy.

He also laid importance on the required skills to remain relevant in this competitive world. Prof. Shukla explained the students about the importance of three “I”s in our lives namely Innovation, Invention and Internet. Dr. Shukla asked the students to learn to differentiate between the needy and greedy.

Honorable guest of the programme, Prof. Satya Singh, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, MGKVP quoted Albert Einstein, and explained students about the difference between dream and aim. Dream allows us to sleep effortlessly while aim inspires us to effort sleeplessly.

Prof. Satya motivated students by informing them about the achievements of the institute and how the same has made its special place in the corporate and business world.

Earlier, Programme started with the lightening of the lamp and offering of tributes to the statue of goddess Saraswati. Welcoming dignitaries, the Director of SMS Varanasi, Prof. P. N. Jha quoting Mark Twain enlightened the audience with the historicity of the city of Varanasi and about the aptness of studying in SMS. He said, SMS is a globally sensitive B-School as it has already initiated values and ethics education in its courses ever since launch. SMS would leave no stone unturned to provide compatible skills to its students, he commented. He highlighted that the quality placement of SMS Varanasi are indicator of quality teaching and learning atmosphere of the institute. Later Dr. Avinash Chandra Supkar presented the Preamble of SMS while Prof. Sandeep Singh elucidated the structure and format of the courses that are run by the institute. On this occasion, a book on the topic “Spirituality beyond Repertoire” was released by the esteemed guests. Programme was conducted by Dr. (Mrs.) Pallavi Pathak. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Prof. Kamal Sheel Mishra.

On this occasion, Executive secretary Dr. M. P. Singh, Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Coordinator of PGDM programme Shri Amitabh Pandey, Coordinator of M.Com programme Dr. A. K. Sinha, BCA Coordinator Shri Anand Prakash Dube, BBA Coordinator Mr. Rohit Mehta, B.Com Coordinator Dr. Shishir Gujarati, B.Com (H). Coordinator Mr. Atish Khadse and other faculty members were also present.

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25th Orientation Programme of PGDM & 7th Orientation Program of MBA Started at SMS Varanasi

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Inauguration of nine days orientation programme of more than 200 students in two year full time course of PGDM (25th batch) and MBA (seventh batch) was organised at School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi campus today. The President of the programme, famous corporate personality, Shri Ramesh Kumar Agarwal (Chairman Agarwal Packers and Movers) while addressing the newly enrolled students stressed upon the importance of Management education. He said that while science of management needs to be learned and studied, art of management is to be practiced because “10 % is How to make it and 90% is How to take it”. Shri Ramesh Kumar Agarwal emphasized on the importance of being innovative. He urged students not to be a part of masses but go for something new.  According to him, the mantra of success is to be always inquisitive and doing things as an owner not as an obligation or duty.

Following Shri Agarwal, Shri Pramod Kumar Jain, CEO TCI Ltd, the distinguished guest of the inaugural programme, greeted students by asking them to work and learn in a challenging environment to achieve success. He further explained that to be successful one should be fully conversant with the facts of the issues so that the same can be communicated confidently. His advice to the students was to remain busy and energetic.

Later in the day Prof. SK Dubey (Director, Institute of Management Studies, BHU) shared his experience with newly admitted students and said that the institute is achieving new heights and records in the field of Management. He attributed the Industrial Oriented Curriculum of SMS as being at par with the curriculum design of reputed international universities. He reiterated that practical and job oriented courses of SMS has helped the institute to procure new heights in job placement. Prof. Dubey stressed on the need for students to be conversant with the fundamentals of the subjects to be studied. He asked students to learn leadership skills and informed them about the massive opportunities that lie under the garb of Management education.

Earlier, welcoming the Guests on this grand occasion, Prof. P. N. Jha, Director of SMS Varanasi, said that it happens to be a landmark day in the history of SMS as students have come to the inflection point by taking admission in the two prestigious courses of the Institute. He said, SMS is a globally sensitive B-School as it has already initiated Values and ethics education in its courses ever since launch. SMS would leave no stone unturned to provide compatible skills to its students, he commented. He highlighted that the quality placement of SMS Varanasi are indicator of quality teaching and learning atmosphere of the institute.  Therefore Dr. Avinash Chandra Supkar presented the Preamble of SMS while Prof. Sandeep Singh brought forward the importance of management education.Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr. R.K. Singh.

Dr. Pallavi Pathak coordinated the inaugural session. On this occasion, Executive Secretary Dr. M. P. Singh, Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Coordinator of PGDM Shri Amitabh Pandey, MBA Coordinator Mr. Kartikeya Singh and other faculty members were also present.

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7 Days FDP on ‘Outcome Based Education’ started at SMS Varanasi

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School of Management Sciences, An Initiative of SMS IQAC Varanasi organized seven-day (July 02-08, 2019) Faculty Development Programme on Outcome Based Education: Teaching, Learning & Evaluation. The first day began with an eminent resource person, Prof. S.K. Soni Former Professor NITTTR Bhopal.

Prof. S.K. Soni focused on various aspects of teaching, he said best way to learn is learning by doing. Gone are the days when only lecture used to be the only means to impart education to students. Today’s lecture finds very minimal place in teaching pedagogy; tutorial, case studies, presentation, projects, etc. make students learn more in less span of time. It is the need of the hour to have a co-relation between teaching and learning, he added.

Earlier Prof. P. N. Jha, Director, SMS, Varanasi presented his welcome address to the guest and all the participants coming from all over India and threw light on the various achievements which have been made by SMS Varanasi in previous years. He also said that it is a matter of great-pleasure that this kind of FDP has been organized to cater to the needs and changes that students and educational pedagogy face in contemporary era. He also emphasised on the importance of new education policy and Education model 4.0.

Programme Convener Mr. Amitabh Pandey Associate Professor SMS Varanasi enlightened the participants with all the details of seven-day FDP.

At the end of inaugural session, vote of thanks was proposed by Programme Coordinator Dr. Pallavi Pathak, Associate Professor, SMS Varanasi. She thanked all faculty member, staff and management for making this programme possible. This session was conducted by Ms. Anamika Patel, Assistant Professor, SMS, Varanasi.

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SMS Varanasi organized Eighth Annual Alumni Meet of Delhi Chapter

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SMS Varanasi organized its Eighth Annual Alumni meet of Delhi Chapter of SMS Alumni Association on June 15, 2019 at the Shriram Hall of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. The Meet was attended by more than 70 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. Afterwards Mr. Shambhu Sharan Srivastava, Associate Professor, SMS Varanasi  also addressed the alumni members. The program proceeded with, recent developments at SMS Varanasi and presentation of agenda of the Alumni meet by Mr. Amitabh Pandey. As per agenda, alumni members gave their introduction and shared their on the job experiences as well as learnings. Alumni also gave suggestions that several activities and courses should be inculcated in curriculum, which should ensure that student should not only be well versed in powerpoint, excel, and email writing but also they should be well groomed with emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and communication skills, which are the dire need of today’s corporate environment. Alumunus of SMS  Varanasi at Delhi chapter also offered to support the students by coming down to the campus and carrying out the workshop for the betterment of students.

Mr. Amitabh Pandey presented the Vote-of-Thanks. 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. Participants took dinner at the end of the event. Mr. Biplab Sengupta (Alumni Coordinator-Delhi Chapter) and Mr. Birendra Nath Pandey (Alumni Coordinator-Delhi Chapter) have made required arrangements for the event.

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