Celebration of the 67 th Republic Day
26th January 2017, marked the 67th Republic Day of India. As is the tradition in SIMS, all students of the senior and junior batches congregated under the clear morning sky for flag hoisting which was accompanied by a mellifluous rendition of Vande Mataram by the music club- Sur. Following this, the SIMS’ Director made an opening speech and listed out laudable individual as well club and cell achievements.
The event also showcased the second issue of Editorial and Media Relations' biannual video- Wayfare, which encapsulates all noticeable accomplishments of the institute and students. The Director was appreciative of the efforts of all students and encouraged them to strive for more as the ceremony came to a close.
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, (SIMS) held its Annual International Research Conference, SIMSARC16 on the theme – “Make in India- Opportunities and Challenges” on 15-16 December, 2016. The theme, “Make in India”, was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to encourage multinational as well as domestic enterprises to manufacture in India and this move presents a plethora of opportunities but it comes with a host of challenges as well. Mr. Neeraj Kulshrestha, Chief of Business Operations, BSE Ltd was the Chief Guest for the inaugural function of the conference. He stressed upon as to how the job creation is the need of hour in order to “Make in India” to succeed.
Bloomberg Olympiad 2016 was held during TAPMI’s Finance Forum’s flagship event, “Finomenal 2016” on October 14 & 15, 2016. The aim of this unique event in collaboration with Bloomberg LP, was to test Bloomberg Champions from premier B-Schools across a wide range of competitive rounds which included their knowledge of the Bloomberg Terminal and their ability to translate the capabilities of the Terminal in its implementation into practical Financial activities. The second edition of the Bloomberg Olympiad witnessed Bloomberg Champions from across ten of India’s premier B-Schools such as IIT-Kharagpur, Great Lakes, N L Dalmia and others taking part in it. SIMS, Pune came overall first in the first three rounds on Day 1, and emerged as Runner Up for the whole event of Bloomberg Olympiad 2016.
SIMS Batch of 2003-05 proposed sponsoring a Sports Olympiad in the memory of two of their dear, revered and loved batchmates, Late Nitin Deshpande and Late Jaswinder Nandal. It has now been named “Deshpande & Nandal Sports Olympiad”. SIMS was honoured to have the inauguration of the event on 3rd Aug at the hands Mrs Bhakti Deshpande (wife of Late Nitin Deshpande) and her young son. Mr Tushar Gaikwad of batch 2003-05, Mr Yayati Zende of batch 2004-06 and Ms Aishwarya Gupta of batch 2014-16 attended the inaugural ceremony.
The Sports Olympiad comprises of 14 disciplines ranging from football, basketball, volleyball, swimming to mini marathon, physical fitness, carom, chess and table tennis for its students. The aim and purpose is to encourage sports, develop team spirit, inculcate physical fitness and give opportunity to every student to play atleast one sport.
We thank SIMS batch of 2003-05 for sponsoring the Sports Olympiad which will be a yearly feature and are sanguine that physical fitness and sports culture will improve in SIMS.
On the august occasion of our country’s 70th Independence Day, we at Pranay invited 120 children from Tara Mobile Crèche to our campus. A drawing competition was organized for them where we witnessed each and every child unleash their creative side. From the very colorful landscapes to Independence Day celebrations, they covered it all. This was followed by a cake cutting ceremony and a sumptuous lunch. Our very own Aks and Vibes teams performed to entertain the kids and tickle their funny bones. The result of the competition was declared where the top three Picasso Juniors were given prizes. After a string of fun activities it was time for good byes; sseeing them clutching their goody bags and waving back at us happily is what truly made our day.
This event would not have been possible without the support of our Director, Dr. Brig. Rajiv Divekar (Retd.), our faculty – in – charge Prof. Dr. Pradnya Chitrao and the SIMS family.
As a heartfelt and a solemn gesture to thank our diligent security team, housekeeping and mess staff for their devout services, the Women’s cell of SIMS organised a Raksha-bandhan function where gifts and sweets were distributed to the entire staff. The cell members including few female student managers from the rest of the batch, wishfully tied rakhi to the male staff to thank them for all the hard work that they do.
Our stress busters at college, the two most lovable, playful and energetic creatures “Franc” and “Ruble” were also tied rakhi by the female student managers.
Our Director, Retd. Brig. Divekar sir graced the occasion with his presence. The whole function was covered by the Editorial and media relations cell.
SIMS, Pune is a top tier Management institute which is part of the prestigious Symbiosis International University. SIMS has been consistently ranked amongst the top 25 MBA institutes and we are proud of the fact that we are ISO 9001:2008 certified and the only one which is recognized by National Foundation for Corporate Governance by setting up Corporate Governance cell in SIMS.
We run 2 years MBA course of 300 students, Executive PGPM for middle level executives and part time MBA and PG Diploma courses. In each of these courses meritorious students in the field of academics, sports, and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are felicitated and awarded prizes in a special function called ‘Special Awards Function’. This year special awards function was scheduled on 23rd March 2016.
As part of the tradition, we invite a Corporate luminary as the Chief Guest to the Special awards function. This gives an opportunity to the students of the passed out batch to interact as also get some valuable advice which will help them in the career path and stand them in good in future.
The inaugural ceremony of the 23rd batch of the Master of Business Administration degree programme and the Post Graduate Programme in Management Programme batch was held on 06th June 2015 at the SIMS auditorium in the institute campus. Dr. S. B Mujumdar, founder and President of Symbiosis, honourable Chancellor of Symbiosis International University,Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director , Symbiosis Society and Dr Rajani Gupte, Vice-Chancellor of Symbiosis International University graced the occasion with their presence. As is the tradition, an eminent corporate personality was invited as the Chief Guest, Dr Prince Augustin, Vice-President Group Human Capital and Leadership Development of the Mahindra group. The ceremony, attended by student managers and their parents began with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries and the Director of the Institute Brig Rajiv Divekar (Retd.). The Director welcomed the batch to the institute with words of inspiration and motivation to excel. This was followed by speeches from Dr Rajani Gupte, Dr Vidya Yeravdekar and Dr SB Mujumdar.The ceremony ended with the Vote of Thanks given by Dr Ravinder Kaur (HOD Academics, HOD Alumni cell and the Orientation programme faculty in-charge at SIMS) for a successful inauguration ceremony.
The 360 Degree Team of SIMS, organized a talk on ‘Building Self Confidence and Integration: The Key to become an Effective Leader’ which was given by Mr. Neville Lobo, VP, Corporate HR and L&T Leadership Director.
SIMS holds The Special Award Ceremony each year to award and celebrate achievement of excellence, which is a never ending endeavour for a student and the teacher alike. At SIMS, we have a system of rewarding the outstanding students who had brought laurels to the institute in the tenure of Three Academic years. This includes appreciating the students for their excellence in various disciplines like the academics, discipline, general proficiency, and extra-curricular activities.
- The SIMS Topper Award: The Student who stands first in the First Semester term examinations will be awarded a fee waiver (Tuition fee only for his/her first year.)
- Army Awards: The Head Quarters, Southern Command, declares the following awards to the toppers of the respective disciplines.
1st Position Gold Medal, Trophy, Certificate & Rs 2,000/-
2nd Position Silver Medal, Trophy, Certificate & Rs 1,500/-
3rd Position Bronze Medal, Trophy, Certificate & Rs 1,000/-
- Other Awards:
Dr. S. B. Mujumdar’s Award for Commitment and Dedication.
Lt Col C V Yeravdekar’s Trophy for Excellence in Academics.
Cell & Club Awards.
SIMS Topper in PGPM.
SIMS Topper in MBA (E).
SIMS Trophy for overall Topper in PG Diplomas.
Charu Kapoor Excellence Award in HR.
Siddharth Handoo Excellence Award in Marketing.
Aditya Balskrishnan Excellence Award in Finance.