Diwali celebrations at seems enthusiastically witnessed a great pomp with many team building activities organised by the Admin department on Friday, 13th Oct 2017.
The show initially started with distribution of sweets to the staff members and gift vouchers to the Teaching and Non-teaching staff. Everyone was overwhelmed with joy to receive the token from the hands of our esteemed Director symbolising the very essence of the motto that we build upon “Vasudhaiva kutumbakam”.
The campus had gala time having the Monthly meet followed by Special lunch and Monthly Birthday’s Cake cutting organised for the staff and faculty.
Team building games and activities involved Musical Chair, Pictionary and Dumb Shell Arts wherein the game was played in group highlighting the importance of team spirit. The winning team won exciting prizes.
Overall the day ended on a hilarious note.
Alumni were welcomed back to SIMS for the 4th Annual Alumni Meet on Sunday 8th October.
We were delighted that this year we had a good turn out with over 70 Alumni and Guests in attendance. The meet was highly anticipated by both the Alumni and the current Students and nostalgia surrounded each one of them to meet every old face and to see every old corner they had lived in.
The occasion started with welcoming them with a bouquet and a memento slowly driving it towards games filled with fun. It was very fascinating to see them remember the journey over the years and to come across the stories that was almost forgotten.
Some of the Alumni hold very responsible positions in Organisations like Wipro, Amdocs, Atlas Copco, Cummins, Symantec, Tata Motors, Infosys, Emerson while others are now Entrepreneurs.
After some great conversation, the Deputy Director Dr. Pravin announced that SIMS had been ranked 25th by Economic times among the top B school in the country. He commended them for shining so bright in the corporate world and building ye high and building ye true. He also thanked them to have supported their Alma mater in all the possible ways that they could.
Reunion was kept more informal so that everyone should relish in recollecting their old memories not just with their buddies but also with their faculty and juniors. It could be seen that the relationship once established is forever.
Alumni then had Lunch and while they slowly dispersed they had something True Deep and Unseen that said “You Memory SIMS will remain forever Green.”
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi on 25th of August 217 and visarjan was done on 26th of August 2017.
Ganesh Chaturthi, marking the birth of Lord Ganesha, is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. The idol of Lord Ganesha is brought to the place of worship in a huge procession with a lot of pomp and ceremony. Ganesh Chaturthi is often celebrated in social circles or homes. It dates back to the Pre Independence era when Balgangadhar Tilak started Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav in Maharashtra to promote unity. Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi on 25th of August 2017.
SIMS is a second home to 600+ students and all of them come together to celebrate this auspicious moment. The celebrations began at 10AM with the arrival of the Shrimant Morya Vaadyapathak mandali which had drummers of all ages. Watching the children perform with such gusto and devotion was quite a sight. The entire campus had dressed up for the occasion in Marathmoli sarees and Fetas.
The rains welcomed the procession, making the entire atmosphere even more festive. The Ganesha idol was placed on an altar lovingly decorated by the students followed by a puja (prayer) wherein all the faculty, staff and student managers payed their respects. The day was concluded with Rangoli, mehndi making and a variety of other activities. The entire event wad specially curated for the students and by the students. The students witnessed chanting of “Atharva Shirsha” in the evening which added to the sanctity of the festival.
The following day an eloborate arti in the morning was followed by visarjan in the evening in Aundh, Pune where the devotees bid Him adeiu with the famous phrase “Pudhlya Varshi Lavkar Ya” (Come soon next year)
Write-up Courtesy: Nidhi Gopal, MBA Batch 2017-2019, SIMS
Picture Courtesy: Joshua Fernandez
Every year, SIMS celebrates Durga Puja with active participation of student managers and faculties cutting across all communities and regional boundaries. This year was no exception. Preparation for the festival started early in the month of September and was finally celebrated in on 28th of September. As part of the celebration, lunch was prepared by student managers themselves and served to everyone in the college mess. Kheer and Chutney drew special attraction among other items in the menu. The decorations done for the Durga Puja by the campus decorations team of the event, which included a facial representation of Mother Goddess Durga put up outside the auditorium drew everyone’s attention and appreciation. Other part of campus decorations included colourful Rangolis, Alpana (traditional Bengali version of the Rangoli done with a special type of soil called Khori Maati), traditional earthen pots painted by student managers and the auspicious coconut and mango leaves placed over it and the flower decorations. A Cultural program was also organized which started with lighting of the traditional lamp and welcome song by student managers. Audience was briefed about the importance and history of Durga Puja. This year’s theme of Durga Puja was “Women Empowerment”. Special attraction of this year’s celebration were Dhaakis from Bengal, who enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing performance. Mahishasur Mardini, a small act depicting the triumph of Mother Goddess Durga over the symbol of darkness Mahishasur was enacted by student managers. The cultural programme concluded with a traditional and free style dance performance by student managers and the thank you note.
Sometimes the simplest things mean the most. The students tried to show each of us a glimpse of Kerala on that day by celebrating Onam and Sadhya in the traditional way.The faculty, staff and students all were part of this celebration.Traditional Onam food was prepared and served in the traditional way. The cultural evening was meticulously planned matching with the theme.
The tradition of performing Saraswati Pooja was begun in the year 1995.Since then, every year, Saraswati Pooja is performed during Navratri in the library of SIMS. This year, the pooja was held on Navmi, the ninth day of Navratri on 29th September, 2017. Students, faculty and staff –all were invited to take the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. After the Pooja Prasad vitran was done and a satwik lunch was organized for everyone.
As SIMS is celebrating it’s glorious silver jubilee year 2017-18, PGPM event cell offers a tribute by launching an all new initiative called SIMS.Live.25.
This initiative is of a talk series where student managers of SIMS are encouraged to deliver a talk on any topic.
While launching the series of talk, first talk was on a topic as “IoT (Internet of Things) – when things go online” and presented by Rohit Raut (PGPM-Marketing).
This event was held on Sept 14, 2017 at Chanakya.
The session had an Agenda as follows:
1. Why to Know about IoT
2. What is IoT
3. Applications of IoT
4. Future of IoT
5. Latest Technologies and Integration.
6. Build your own story.
Student managers were immensely benefited after attending the talk and were encouraged to build their own story based on IoT concepts learned. The session was interactive as participants were radioactively participating while explaining their own stories of IoT.
SIMS.Live.25 is all set and super excited to hold future talks for making a difference to student managers of SIMS.
Silver Jubilee Teachers’ Day Celebration at SIMS
The People Tree – HR Club organised the 25th Teachers’ Day this year. The morning session was a formal session. Dr. Dhirendra Deshpande,Vice Chancellor of ISBM University, Chhattisgarh, India (Former Professor at SIMS) was the Chief Guest for the session. Ms. Rashi Anand, Director – HR in KPIT alumnus of PGDMA 2003 batch and Ms. Garima Sangwan, HR in Propalms technology, alumnus of MBA 2014 batch shared their experience when they were students at SIMS.
SIMS released a book, The Silver Moments, dedicated to its faculty and staff who have served SIMS during SIMS journey of 25 years. The book is conceptualized, compiled and designed by the Ed Cell, SIMS.
In the Second session after lunch, there were activities planned for faculty and staff. During the informal session there were faculty appreciations, followed by students’ cultural programme. There were a couple of fun-games too for them. It was great to see the adventurous side of the Professors and Staff-members.
Mr. Bhupendra Singh Rathore, alumnus of PGDBA programme shared his life journey with students.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister addressed a student Leaders Convention on 11st September 2017 at 10.30 am.
This was live-telecast at SIMS. Director, students, faculty and staff attended this session.
The 14th Convocation Ceremony of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Pune, was held on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
The Chief Guest for the 14th Convocation was Shri. Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Government of India.
Here are the glimpses of SIMS students while receiving the Degree.