Webinar on “Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities During Post Lockdown”

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SMS Varanasi organized a Webinar on “Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities During Post Lockdown” on May 5, from 4 PM.

The key resource persons for this webinar were Ho’nble Vice Chancellor MGKVP, Prof. T.N. Singh, Former Vice Chancellor L N Mithila University, Darbhanga Prof. S K Singh and Ho’nble Vice Chancellor, Lucknow University, Prof. Alok Kumar Rai .

Prof. P. N. Jha Director School of Management Sciences Varanasi heartily welcomed the resource persons and participants joining in from across various parts the country.

Prof. T N Singh, Ho’nble Vice Chancellor, while addressing the webinar stressed the need for Higher Education sector to take this challenge and turn it into an opportunity. He also assured affiliate colleges and students of full and unwavering support in the wake of this unprecedented crisis of global proportions.

This webinar was coordinated by Dr. Kamal Sheel Mishra, Professor School of Management Sciences Varanasi.

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International Webinar on Role and Impact of Mass Media and Social Media in our Locked down Lives

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SMS IQAC School of Management Sciences, Varanasi organized International Webinar on “Role and Impact of Mass Media and Social Media in our Locked down lives” on April 30, 2020 from 4.00 PM to 5.00 PM. The key resource person for this workshop was Amb. Ashok Sajjanhar Indian Foreign Service. Prof. Anurag Dave H.O.D Department of Journalism, Banaras Hindu University. Prof. Atish Parashar Dean, School of Media and Aesthetics, Bodh Gaya. Prof. Alok Kumar Dean FMS, GNS University Rohatas. Mr. Anirvan Banerjee Senior Manager, CFO Enterprise Value, Accenture, London, UK. Mr. Bhargava Rani City University of New York United States. And Mr. Amit Singh Human Right Researcher, Lisbon, Portugal.

The key discussion in this workshop revolved around Social Media and Mass media impact on individual lives. The planet is facing a daunting challenge that only a few short weeks ago, none of them would have dreamed imaginable. Times are frightening and unpredictable, but one of the good aspects that have arisen from this so far has been the desire and willingness of peoples to come together and support each other. We ‘re all told we ‘re living busy, selfish, and broken lives, but the way individuals and companies stepped up to support their communities wasn’t fantastic short. Social media played a huge part in that. We’ve seen it before in other dire situations but can’t and shouldn’t, underestimate its ability to keep us all connected. The lockdown has created a new period of forced isolation, and there is a real possibility of that becoming a strain on our mental health. Our interacting, mixing, and socializing options have been taken away.

Social networking and sensors that communicate with online networks have the potential to change the way the environmental sector and all the stakeholders involved — public, business, and government — interact, exchange knowledge, and make decisions. Social media fosters public reach, allowing members to influence environmental-sector shifts on every issue from moving away from fossil fuel dependency to renewable energy or changing the dynamics of current climate change conversations. Another significant phenomenon is that social media has the potential to affect the circular economy, a term that goes beyond biomimicry to recognize ways in which our physical and material properties can be manipulated.

Earlier, the director of the institute Prof. P.N. Jha welcomed the resource persons and the participants, highlighted the importance of the mass media and social media in the today’s society during lockdown. This session was coordinated by Dr. Gaurav Shah Assistant Professor School of Management Sciences Varanasi.

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SMS Varanasi celebrates its Annual lntra-lnstitute “Sports Fest – 2020”

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SMS Varanasi celebrates its Annual lntra-lnstitute “Sports Fest – 2020”

School of Management Sciences, Varanasi celebrated its Annual lntra-lnstitute Sports Fest from 29th February to 2nd March 2020 under the aegis of Crest Club of SMS, Varanasi.

inaugurating the event, Prof. P. N Jha, Director SMS, Varanasi, said that in academia not only the mind but a whole body should be fit and healthy. Nowadays the importance of a fit body is growing by leaps and bounds. Prof. Jha extended his best wishes to the coordinator and all the participants of the event” He lit the torch and declared the opening of the sports fest. A pledge ceremony was conducted by Jaspreet Kaur of PGDM. A march past was done by all the participants of the event.

On this occasion Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, 100 Meter Race, Tug of War, Table Tennis, Carom, Chess, etc., were organized in which students from all the courses participated with great zeal and vigor. Students exhibited their talent and skill along with team spirit in all the dimensions of the sport.

ln Cricket (Boys) winners were team M.Com & MCA combined, Cricket (Girls) PGDM 2, Volleyball (Girls) PGDM 2 andVolleyball {Boys) PGDM 4, Tug-of-war (Boys) BBA 2 and Tug-of-war (Girls) PGDM 2, Table Tennis (Boys) Mr. Suryansh Singh (B.Com-H 2) and Table Tennis (Girls) Simran Singh (MBA 4), Badminton (Boys) Raunak Singh (BBA 6) and Badminton (Girls) Anchal Keshari (PGDM 4), Chess (Boys) Abhijeet Gupta (BBA 4) and Chess (Girls) Shweta Pandey (MBA 2), Carrom (Boys) Abhinav Dubey (BBA 2) and Carrom (Girls) Anupama Dubey (BBA 2), in 100 mtr race (Boys) Ritesh Kumar Singh (BCA 2) and 100 Mtr race (Girls) Jyoti Singh (M.Com 2), Cricket (Boys) – Man of the Match Mr.Vaibhav (M.Com 2) and Man of the Series Mr. Saman (M.Com 2), Cricket (Girls) – Player of the Match and Player of the Series Ms. Simple (PGDM 2), were declared as winners.

The valedictory session was graced by Dr. M.P. Singh (Executive Secretary) and Shri Sanjay Kumar Gupta, (Registrar) of the institute. Dr. M. P. Singh congratulated all the participants and praised the sportsmanship of the players. All the winners and participants were rewarded and felicitated in the session with trophies and certificates. The function was conducted by Dr. Sofia Khan and Dr. Paliavi Pathal. The Event Coordinator Mr. Sunit Kr. Mishra and all other members of SMS family were present on the occasion.

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Yoga Session at SMS Varanasi

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Yoga Session at SMS Varanasi

School Management Science Varanasi organized yoga session for the students on February 28, 2020 in association with Center for Spiritual & Human Enrichment SMS Varanasi. The session was coordinated by Dr. Amit Kishore Sinha Associate Professor SMS Varanasi.

In this session Dr. Sinha shared his valuable experiences and importance of yoga in day-to-day life, he also motivated the participants to practice yoga as a part of their daily routine. He demonstrated all important yoga steps which were also practiced by the participants. Besides traditional yoga poses and pranayama he also discussed about the importance of diet and do’s and don’ts for a good yoga practitioner.

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Young Faculty of the Year Award 2020 @ SMS Varanasi

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Young Faculty of the Year Award 2020 @ SMS Varanasi

Dr. Amit Kishore Sinha, Associate Professor and Dr. Ram Gopal Gupta, Professor at School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has been awarded with Young Faculty of Year 2020, for his exemplary contribution in area of education at Second National Educational Execellence Conclave by Integrated Chamber of Commerce and Industry New Delhi on February 24, 2020.

School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has also been conferred With “Best Higher Education Institute For Management 2020” Award by Integrated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Program held at India International Centre, New Delhi.

“Young Faculty of the Year Award 2020” ICCI Award received by Prof. K.K. Agarwal, Honourable Chairman, National Board of Accreditation (NBA)- MHRD at India International Center, Lodhi Estate New Delhi in presence of Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi, Honorable MP and National Spokesperson- BJP, Prof. Hariharan: Advisor (Approval) AICTE-MHRD, Dr. Biswajit Saha: Director CBSE-MHRD, Mr. Sanjiv Goswami: Managing Director- Springer Nature, Dr. Sandeep Marwah: Chancellor, AAFT University, Mr. Kamalendu Bali: Director-General ICCI & Senior Director Concentrix, Prof. Pankaj Gupta: President- IIHMR, Dr. Davish Jain: Chairman- Prestige Group of Industries, Prof. Amiya Bhoumick: CEO & Vice-Chancellor- Lincoln University College Malaysia, Mr. Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra: Chancellor- Shobhit University, Prof. N.K. Sinha: Vice-Chancellor- Himalayan Garhwal University, Prof. M.K. Vajpayee: Vice-Chancellor -Capital University, Prof. Abhay Kumar: Vice-Chancellor- IEC University, Dr. Sandeep Pachpande: Chairman- ASM Group of Institution, Dr. Anupam Chouksy: Secretory- LNCT Group of Institutions etc.

Chairman Dr. M. P. Singh, Director Prof.  P. N. Jha and Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta of SMS Varanasi congratulated both the senior faculty memebers.

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International Conference on “Bhagwad Gita and Ramayana : A Perennial Sources of Leadership” at SMS Varanasi

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International Conference on “Bhagwad Gita and Ramayana : A Perennial Sources of Leadership” at SMS Varanasi

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Two-day 8th International Conference on “Bhagwad Gita and Ramayana :  A Perennial Sources of Leadership” began at School of Management Sciences, Varanasi.

More than three hundred participants from different parts of India and abroad participated in this conference. Academic scholars and students from different quarters of the world including Zimbabwe, Fizi, Bangaladesh, Mauritius, Russia, Thailand, Japan and England also actively participated in the conference. More than 250 Research Papers were presented in the two-day conference.

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Addressing the august audience in the Inaugural Session, the Chief Guest of the function Mr. Manoj Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh,  said that Bhagwad Gita is the oxygen of Indian life and is eternal and perennial. At present success is demeriting the tools that make it possible. Therefore, a leader is needed who shows the real path and not the material things. He stressed that culture progresses, when you carve heart even in stones and the culture decays when you make even your heart a stone.

Presiding the Inaugural Session, Dean, Faculty of SVDV BHU, Varanasi Prof. R. C. Panda expressed pleasure that we are fortunate enough to have with us the treasure of Vedas, Ramayana, Gita and various other Shastras. He asked not to think too much, not to become miserable in times of difficulties and this lesson can only be taught by a good leader.

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Guest of Honor, H.G. SuraDas Prabhu, President and Trustee, ISKCON Mumbai divulged that Bhagwad Gita is the only Epic that has been enunciated by the almighty himself. Mr. Suradas said that a Leader is one and only one who can be exemplary in his domain. He was of the view that if one wants to imbibe the teachings and lessons from Gita and Ramayana, one has to first learn the art to control the mind. Those who aspire to enter into the stream of management should first have a peaceful mind and a sharp intellect. He implored everyone to remain careful from the harmful effects of modern communication technology.

Distinguished guest of honor,  Vice-Chancellor, Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai Prof. Ram Mohan Pathak illustrated the importance of communication and dialogue in today’s time. He laid emphasis on the importance of management by citing examples of Lord Krisha and Lord Rama as exemplary communication experts. How to communicate and connect with your audience can be better understood through the verses of Bhagwad Geeta. Prof. Pathak was of the view that disputes between languages in particular between Tamil and Sanskrit can be overcome by laying emphasis on the commonality between both languages.

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In his discourse, Chief Operating Officer, ESDS Software Solutions, Mumbai Mr. Rajeev Papneja stressed upon the qualities of a Good Leader. He was of the view that any common man can become a good leader if he is more focussed on personal leadership rather than public leadership. Citing the example of Swami Prabhupad,  Rajeev called the audience that one of the major attributes of a good leader is to serve not only to demand. Giving the example of Bhagwad Geeta, he said that it is the only epic that lays importance on self-development rather than other’s development.

Chairman, Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research, Prof. B. P. Singh said that the main theme and message of Geeta and Ramayan is to know oneself, to be committed towards one’s aim, to realize one’s potential and to harness maximum usage of resources. Today’s management needs managers who don’t carry high ego and only that manager who can raise his deep consciousness can be a good leader.

Welcoming the dignitaries and guests, the Director of the Institute, Prof. P. N. Jha explained the academic achievements of the Institute. He said that this NAAC “A” grade accreditated Institute, provides a creative platform not only for students and academicians but also to policymakers and the relevant stakeholders of the Institute.

The Executive Secretary of the Institute, Dr. M. P. Singh welcomed and felicitated the guests. Thereafter the Souvenir of the Conference and Coffee Table Book of the Silver Jubilee year were released by the august guests.

The convenor of the conference, Prof. Sandeep Singh gave the Vote of Thanks. Dr. Sofia Khan conducted the function. On this occasion, Registrar Shri Sanjay Gupta, along with other faculty members were also present in this program.

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Speaking as the Chief Guest in the Valedictory Session of the two-day International Conference organised by School of Management Sciences, the Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Prof. T. N. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, said that nowadays,

everyone wants to become a leader but that is possible only when one imbibes inclusive form of management based on our Upanishads.  The teachings of Gita and Ramayana still hold validity in today’s time. Prof. Singh further said that in spite of thinking to change the society one should try to change himself. Citing the example of Mahatama Gandhi, he said that a good leader is one who can change the thinking process of people around him.

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The Guest of Honour, Swami Dr. Varishthanand from Ramkrishan Mission of Services, Varanasi said that leaders after leaders in various fields have acknowledged the greatness of Gita and Ramayana worldwide. Swamiji called on that one should be more concerned about his inner state rather than the outer world. Citing examples of Ratan Tata, Ansuyabai and Sarabai as exemplary business persons, Swamiji said that in business and economy both legal as well as ethical aspects need to be assimilated.

The President of the valedictory session, Shri H.G. Suradas (President, ISKCON Mumbai) stressed upon the need to have control over our senses and asked the students to learn the lessons of self-confidence and hard work from Bhagwad Gita.

The Valedictory session started with the welcome and felicitation of the participants and guests by the Director of the Institue, Prof. P. N. Jha. He expressed his pleasure that the startups and venture capitals are now dominating the Indian business market. He implored that Ramayana and Bhagwad Gita are eternal sources of knowledge that should be used for public welfare and should not be exhausted.

Earlier, the Plenary session of the conference started with the deliberation of key-note speaker Prof. H.P. Adhikari (HOD, Comparative Religion and Philosophy Department, Sampurnanad Sanskrit University). Prof. Adhikari said that Bhagwad Gita quells the fear of death existing in our minds. According to Prof. Adhikari only a peaceful mind can become a good leader. Nothing is more valuable than knowledge. He further reiterated that whenever we feel depressed and hopeless, we should take the shelter of Bhagwad Gita.

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The second key-note speaker of the session, Swami Prabhudhanand Puri (General Secretary, International Vedant Society) said that Bhagwad Gita is not only for Hindus, but has inspired worldwide sects. Even the French revolution was inspired by the lessons from Bhagwad Gita. The sorrow and misery in this life can be mitigated through the knowledge mentioned in Bhagwad Gita. Swami in his discourse discussed explicitly about spirituality and karmayoga.

The Plenary session was followed by a series of technical sessions. The sessions included participants from India and abroad. Academicians, research scholars and students presented more than 170 research papers. The different sessions were chaired by H.G. Suradas Prabhu (ISKCON, Mumbai), Dr. Purnima Awasthi (Associate Professor, BHU), Dr. Har Govind Mishra (Associate Professor, Srimata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu), Prof. B. P. Singh (Chairman, D.S.P.S.R, Delhi), Prof. Kamal Sheel Mishra and  Prof. Sanjay Saxena (SMS).

The Executive Secretary of the Institute, Dr. M. P. Singh welcomed and felicitated the guests. The convenor of the conference, Prof. Sandeep Singh gave the Vote of Thanks. Dr. Sofia Khan conducted the function. On this occasion, Registrar Shri Sanjay Gupta, along with other faculty members were graced the function.

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Workshop Quality Assessment & Enhancement (In New framework of NAAC) @ SMS Varanasi

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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.

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