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On the special occasion of Women’s Day (8th March 2017) the Women’s Cell of SIMS acknowledged and appreciated the hard work of the female housekeeping staff, security guards and Faculty. The Cell started the proceedings for the day by organizing a movie show
for the Female housekeeping staff and guards at E Square, which was followed by Special Lunch at the premises.

For the Faculty, the Cell organized the Cake cutting ceremony, High Tea and Games in Chanakya. The occasion was graced by Director Sir and Ganesha-idols were presented to male and female faculty.

Another Gift Distribution Ceremony for the Male Guards and Housekeeping Staff was alsoorganized. The gift distribution was done by Director Sir.


The Certificates Distribution Ceremony and Farewell of MBA Batch 2015-17 was held on March 6, 2017. Students were given certificates for various extra-curricular activities that they had taken part in and had brought laurels to the Institute.

SIMS BALL 2017 was thought of by Events Cell to make the farewell of Batch 2015-17 a memorable one.

Please find the link to the FAREWELL VIDEO FOR BATCH 2015-17.


A Student Development Program on “SIMULATED STOCK MARKET WORSHOP” was successfully organized on 6 th March, 2017. It was well received by all finance & non finance students for its Knowledgeable, Interactive, & Entertaining exercise.

In this simulation, participants took part in stock trading. The stocks being offered are from BSE Sensex 30 companies. The portfolio given to each team was a combination of Shares and Virtual cash of the companies across different sectors. Participants were required to watch the market prices and buy shares with the trigger of news flash, which was displayed at intervals. This gave an idea to the students regarding trading and how stock market works. The event was well received by the participants through knowledge enrichment in understanding the terminology used by the players in the stock market. It enabled the participant to understand the workings and operations of stock market through evaluating the portfolio construction and analysis.


The Special Award Distribution ceremony for batch of 2014-16 and batch of 2015-17 was organized at SIMS.

The programme is organized every year to award and celebrate achievement of excellence, which is a never ending endeavour for a student and the teacher alike. SIMS has a system of rewarding meritorious students who have performed superlatively during the year not only on the academic front but also in other aspects like research, discipline, general proficiency and extra-curricular activities.

The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Anant Deshpande, distinguished Alumnus of SIMS. He is the Collaboration Sales Leader – Enterprise and Public Sector at Cisco Systems (Mumbai). SIMS conferred the award of SIMS Distinguished alumnus of the year award to Mr. Anant Deshpande for his recognition and contribution.

The guest of honour for the day is Mr. Mohit Bedi, who is an alumnus of 1998-2000 batch. He is currently working as VP and Head- consumer card products, Axis Bank. In recognition of his association and contributions, SIMS is conferring the award of Alumnus of the Year to Mr. Mohit Bedi.

SIMS Celebrates 25 th Foundation Day

Beyond classrooms! Outside the mundane box where books and theories govern the rules, where rote and logic synergise to leave you bewildered, there lies an environment alive and real, fraught with the elements! The elements of business: Money, Men and Managers! Their interplay: how the market moves; how teams realise goals; how failures are turned into opportunities! The genesis of the curriculum at SIMS in the 25 years gone by has been an amalgam of just that – training efficient managers and nurturing good human beings!

While Oxford and Harvard paved our passage through the 19th & 20th century and beyond it is their newer avatars that now wield the baton. Resultantly newer centres of excellence are emerging. The strength of these centres is manifested in how their alumni contribute to their respective domains.

Founded on principles of nobility and universal good, Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies traces its origins back to one man's dream which took shape in 1971. With the motto, 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' – World is One Family, the institute embarked on its mission and has given the industry individuals who have been harbingers of discipline, responsibility, innovation and application! These ideals are imbibed into the alumni through a meticulously planned, ably structured and socially responsible curriculum thus living up to its vision of ‘Promoting international understanding through quality education.’ Here we stand commemorating 25 years of how this institution carves neophytes into able and efficient managers.

The Foundation Week of SIMS started on a noble front with the college paying homage to the Armed Forces with its event ‘Letters to the Military’. With post cards capturing their emotions, students and faculty came together to express their gratitude to the soldiers for their selfless service to the Nation. ‘Division Wars’, centred around testing how the students would collaborate and work together when confronted with a difficult situation. The different specialisations of Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, and Operations got together for a face-off through a series of games designed to test the teams across different attributes. The week also saw a range of activities that gave the students a chance to step out of the disciplined corporate environment of the college. Breaking the Monday blues, No-Shave- Casual Monday allowed the students to ditch those Business suits and ‘ease it up’ with a pair
of Jeans and t-shirts. Events such as Mad Night and Cultural Gali induced an element of fun and frolic with music, art and dance to supplement the vibrant ambience. “The idea of Cultural Gali sprung from a love for Street food that all of us share! The students wanted to create a traditional set-up with vendors offering a wide range of delicacies.” says Krishna, sharing her experience of organising the Cultural Gali.

Twenty Fifth Foundation Day Ceremony of Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies took place on 8th of February 2017 at its own campus. The ceremony was presided over by the Chancellor of SIU and Founder of Symbiosis Society, Dr. S.B. Mujumdar; Vice Chancellor, Dr. Rajani Gupte; Principal Director, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar; Guest of Honor, Dr. (Col.) A. Balasubramanian (Founder of SIMS) and Chief Guest; Lt. Gen. Raymond Joseph Noronha. Senior Alumni, Members from SIU and Symbiosis Society, Managing Committee, Standing Committee, Ex- members (staff and faculty) of SIMS also attended the Silver Jubilee Ceremony including the present faculty, staff and students.

On the day, SIMS also recognized and felicitated Dr. (Col.) A Balasubramanian, who came up with the idea of starting an institute solely for Defence Personnel and their Dependents. SIMS also felicitated Former Directors-Mr. Ranjeet Mudholkar; Prof. David S. Kadam; Brig. H. Chukerbuti, Standing Committee Member, Lt. Gen. Moti Dar and Late Dr. Ashwini Purandare, who helped SIMS in shaping the way it is today.

A movie on SIMS illustrious existence, titled “The Silver Saga” was shown on this occasion. "The Silver Chronicles", which is the coffee table book of SIMS, was also released on this day. The book showcases the glorious history of SIMS over these twenty five years.

Sur, the music club, brought in melody and left the audience humming to their beats which was soon followed by a contemporary performance by Vibes depicting the vices that plague mankind and how one can overcome them. All were captivated by the actors of AKS who explored the dynamics of the relationship between a soldier and his son.

The informal event began with the Faculty games which allowed the staff to unwind through a series of fun activities. With the intention of creating a buzz akin to the Oscars, the Awards night highlighted the achievements of certain students who kindle energy and vitality in the batch!

The Foundation Week activities were truly a concise compilation of the ethos of SIMS: a judicious mix of fun and formal, of cerebral and cultural, of tradition and technology! SIMS is moving steadily with rigour and deftness, on the path of management education to
Make a Difference….

The Silver Chronicles

The Silver Saga Movie


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.

Deshpande & Nandal Sports Olympiad

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.

70th Independence Day

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.