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.
LAST DATE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR SIMS: January 09, 2015 (till 6.00pm)
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His Excellency Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India will be the Chief Guest for the Convocation.
The online registration for 11th Convocation commences from September 22, 2014. You are requested to put up the following link on your respective institute website & inform students to apply for convocation.
Last date for online registration is November 18, 2014.
Subject : Schedule of 11th Convocation
It is hereby notified for the information of all concerned that the 11th Convocation of Symbiosis International University, Pune, will be held on Wednesday, 26th November 2014. The venue is as follows :
SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Gram : Lavale, Tal : Mulshi, Dist. Pune 412 115
Tel.: 020-39116223 Fax : 020-39116206
All concerned are requested to take a note of this.
SIU/28/14/ : Dr. S. C. Nerkar
Dated: 18th September 2014 :Registrar
The effectiveness of a leader depends on his attitude. The root of personality is the way in which a person develops his value and belief system and the way he looks at himself. Therefore, the most important aspect of a good personality is self-image, if it is negative it is because a person is negative from within and similarly for a positive self-image. It is important to understand value and love yourself which keeps growing your confidence.
He concluded by giving the key traits of a leader which are a) How comfortable you are using power. b) Decision making ability. c) Initiative and Drive. d) How a person carries himself. e) Self Confidence. f) Integrated person: What you think, you feel, what you feel, you do. Hence, it is important to develop one’s personality.
A case study competition was organised around the same theme which saw participation from premier B-Schools like the IIMs , TISS, XIMB, SIBM, SIMS, SCHMRD etc. CASH PRIZES worth 18 thousand and vouchers worth 3000 were given away to the top three teams. The competition was followed by a panel discussion where the judges shared their views about the theme and widened the scope of our thinking. Last but not the least the event was successful.
Madhavi Dahanukar (SVP,EXL Services)
Thomas Joseph (Corp. Sr. VP (HR), WNS)
Rahul Rathee (Manager, BASF)
Vijay Deshpande (Director (HR), Skoda Auto)
Vikas Shinde (Director (HR), Dhruva)
Lt. Col. Sunil Brijkrishnan- Moderator
Prof. Bedi believes the Budget could have been better, as the expectation was much higher. Rather than talking about the usual FDI and Subsidies, he decided to bring to our notice, what according to him are major flaws in the budget and government policies. These could be easily overlooked by an inexperienced eye. Here are some of the policies he mentioned
– Over expectation from foreign investors and over dependence on FII’s and FDI’s
– Retrospective taxation and it’s ill effects
-Indirect taxes charged during tax dispute appeals
-Target of 4.1% fiscal deficit considered unrealistic
-No plan for handling a looming draught
-Interest/Fine charged on delayed Tax-payment high (18-30%)
-Making the CEO’s, CFO’s, MD’s personally liable in case of issue with the fiscal authority.
-Direct tax code being an invalid
-On a positive front Prof Bedi appreciated the fact that for the first time many provisions were made keeping the Disabled in mind
-Brail currency note
-Center for disability sport
Prof Bedi provided a rare insight to otherwise untouched area of the government policies which needs to be questioned and challenged. He gave us the facts and left the forum open for our own interpretation.
In conclusion I would yet again quote him “disability can be noticed but ability must be recognized”. It is a powerful message which is applicable to both an individual as well as a government. We hope that the flaws we did notice are overcome in the next review and the ability of the new government be recognized by all.
Prakash Rohera : A renowned corporate tr.ainer gave a talk on the topic “ Josh to win” on 4th June in SIMS, Pune as part of the Orientation of batch 2014-16.
It was an excellent workshop. He addressed exactly what student would want on the first day. It was the best motivational talk we have heard so far. It has made a great impact on the new student managers. His talk was very apt, came at the right time and he pressed the button “Go”. He reinforced the importance of self-belief and confidence.
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