“Contemporary Issues of Corporate Finance”.

Sinhgad Institute of Management “SIOM” is organizing a State level Seminar under QIP of SPPU for two days on 19TH & 20TH January 2017 on “Contemporary Issues of Corporate Finance”.
We invite you to be a part of this Seminar and grace the occasion with your presence.

There is no registration charges, please contact Dr. R. K. Singhal on rkpushpjee@sinhgad.edu


From the director’s Desk………

From the director’s desk,

Greetings, students! I welcome you all on behalf of SIOM, and hope with all my heart that you are having an amazing start of the academic year. MBA is a tough job. Or so they say. It depends quite on your perspective, actually. However, today, I am not going to bore you all with something you already know.
It gives me immense pleasure to tell you something quite interesting today. It all started with a name- Wing Commander CDR Rakesh Sharma. Rings quite a bell, doesn’t it? Well, we did get to meet him personally, up close! Unbelievably true!

The first Indian to venture into space and conduct experiments for 7 days, 21 hours and 41 minutes. Perseverance is the only word I can think of right now, when I think about this herculean feat.
There was excitement in the air, so much you could’ve literally smelt it!
He had simplicity written all over himself. I was truly humbled by his presence, when he went up to the stage and started recounting all his experiences. It was as if, he had lived all them just yesterday.
And the way, in which everybody was listening, you could’ve heard a pin drop in the conference hall, which is normally bustling with activity.

All of his problem tackling techniques in space, and in life too, in addition to the spine chilling experiences of the Indo Pak war of 1970 was truly fantasising to hear. I felt as if I am magically teleported to the Airfield where all the action takes place. He related his experiences to the current world scenario, which was an anecdote for us as well as the students.
It was an amazing experience, to be honest. On that note, I bid adieu to all of you, and once again wish you an insightful academic year ahead!


Dr. Parag Kalkar,
Sinhgad Institute Of Management.

Monthly Newsletter: MBA Volume: II


Editorial Team:
Vaybhav Tiwari : MKTG – D MBA-II SIOM
Reshma Rajput : MKTG – A MBA-II SIOM

SIOM has been “The place to be” during the month of August 2016. This month marks the beginning of college days for a whole new batch of budding managers and their energy and enthusiasm attracted every eyeball, as SIOM proudly hosted the induction program to welcome its 23rd Batch of MBA students. This month also calls the senior batch back to classes after the successful completion of their Summer Internship Projects (SIP).

The entire second year batch showed immense excitement to share their SIP experience andmeet their teachers, classmates as well as “juniors”.Dr.ParagKalkar, Director SIOM along with entire the team of teaching and non-teaching extended all their support to the students to smoothly settle into the new academic session. They motivated the students to bring out their talents and inculcate managerial values and teamwork among them. This gave the students the necessary motivation to be a part of the ever rising momentum at SIOMin the times to come.
The month of independence was an action packed month at SIOM as it kick-started the academic as well as co-curricular activities planned for the current semester.

The highlights were the 23rd induction program, beginning of academic sessions for the academic year 16-17, SIP presentation (phase I &II), foundation course, industry-academia guest sessions SSC registrations, independence day celebrations and organ donation awareness drive at STES Institutes.
Happenings @ SIOM
Happenings @ Siom

Aug, 2016 SIOM Proudly Welcomes The 23rd MBA Batch Induction Program 10th to 12th Aug 2016

The Induction programme for the 23rd batch of
SIOM began on the 10th August 2016. The program
presented a variety of experiences for the new batch
right from interacting with some of the most
illustrious guest speakers, address by
Dr.ParagKalkar, Director SIOM, witnessing a
vibrating alumni panel, interaction with faculty
members, sessions on various learning processes and
activities carried out at SIOM, viz. Placement
guidance by Mr.UdayNaik,Head Corporate Relations,
release of students magazine “Impact” 2016,Sinhgad
Institute of Management, Student Training Program
by Dr.SandipShinde, Harvard Case Study Modules
and Bloomberg Orientation by Dr.DevidasGolhar,
Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Activities by
Dr.SmitaSovani, SinhgadKarandak and
SpectrumSinhgadKarandak and Spectrum Prof.
SanmathShetty, Class-Coordinators Sessions,
management gamesby MBA Second Year and
Faculty Members AditiGosain, Zamarrudh Ansari,
MangalgouriPatil and ArchanaPatil.

Eminent Speakers @ SIOM :
Cheif Guest – Air Marshal B. N. Gokhale
(Scientific Consultant Strategic Affairs Government of India).

The session was based on challenges of
establishing peace, issues like conflicts, changing
geography of India and its history, non-availability of
air parts etc. Information was shared aboutKandhar
Hijack and Kargil War etc. Students got to know lots
of facts about India’s relation with Pakistan, China
and Bhutan. Air Marshal told the students that how
important is hard work and confidence and how it
will help them in their life and corporate. He also
discussed about the obstacles and then manages
oneself and manages others, reach new heights, but
keep your feet grounded and always be ahead of time.

Mr.PramoudRao,Promoter and Managing Director,
Zicom Group enlightened students on “What should
be the set standards to achieve the life goal? He
advised not to get blocked by what we know; break
and throw what we know and try to do things that are
out of box. He also focused on the Six F philosophy
for success in contemporary environment that one
should focus in life i.e. be focused, be fast, be
flexible!!! Have Fun in whatever you do, Be Fit and
the last but not the least Fish off from unwanted
things”. He quoted “the first 25 years of life is all
learning, next 25 years is earning and rest of the life
is returning”. He shared success mantras like: “Aim
for Something which is different, don’t be afraid of
failures, Lead a Balanced life, Do what you love to
do, Be a man of Action, Believe in your ability and
create your own reality”.

23rd Induction Program @ SIOM
23rd Induction Program 2016 @ SIOM
Air Marshal B. N. Gokhale


Dr.Harold D’Costa ,Program Director-VMS
Recruitment Delivery Team at Nexus Systems
Group, shared lots of interesting facts and multiple
examples about cyber security with the students
including discussion on various famous apps like
‘mere sadak’, ’truecaller’ etc. Mr.D’Costa said it is
important to understand technology to avoid being
victim. He also discussed and suggested measures to
safeguard against common cyber crimes.

SPECTRUM 2016:A Mega Management event
of Sinhgad College attractedthousands of students. It
was held on 4th Feb 2016.Students from various
colleges participated in 22 events like Adzilla, Punk
the Junk, Mad adz, Apprentice, Blitz krieg, Brand
Maniac, Shark Tank, King Pin, Brilliant Brigade,
WallStreet Titans etc. The total prize money for this
event was Rs. 2 lakhs. Out of these events Adzilla
and Punk the Junk were hosted by SIOM. SIOM
became the final Champion in STES category
Mr.AmitGajwani, Sr. Vice President, Cybage
started his session with the word ‘Luck Harvester’.
He also stressed on importance of transition from
academic life to a more practical corporate life.
According to him “In Life 99% is about good luck,
while remaining 1 % is about bloody good luck”.
Luck is associated with variety of incomprehensible
things like superstitions but not thought upon
rationally. 1 % of a very good luck is the ability to
catch the 99% when it presents itself. Good luck is
ability to raise opportunities, recognize the valuable
one and respond to the recognised opportunities.

Mr.Amit Gajwani
Dr.Harold D’Costa
Dr.ParagKalkar, Director, SIOM
addressed the
students with his motivating words. The
importance of MBA was emphasised along with
the challenges in the role of a manager. The
following managerial tips were also shared during
the session:Take decisions accurately and smartly,
never delay your decisions, Study and understand
the market and upgrade your skills according to
market needs.

Lt. Col. AkashSachan, National Leader Segment
started his session with few tips for the
students – drop the regional languages, improve
communication skills and adopt the global language –
English. Think Global. Expand your horizon, step out of
your comfort zone. Learn something you don’t know for
a better growth in the corporate world. He quoted “The
harder right, the easier wrong”.
Lt. Col. Akash Sachan, Dr.Parag Kalkar, Director, SIOM

Distinguished Alumni Panel Discussion @ SIOM
The Alumni Panel discussion involved some of the most illustrious SIOMites viz.

Mr.SangramKadam, AVP and Head Sales India, South Asia, KPIT;

Mr.JaydeepSant, Head of Sales, Schuler India Pvt. Ltd;

DiptiChandrachud, Director Marketing, Quality Paints:

Mr.ParagHardikar, Director, Switch Design; Mr.AbhijeetTikh, Enterpreneur, Director:

Mr. Dinesh Shendekar, Assistant VP, Deutshe Bank; Mr.SourabhShoronathe, Senior Executive, Digital
Marketing, Sakal Media Group; Mr.SandeepDarvekar, Delivery Partner, Persistent Systems; Mr.SantoshWagh,
Head- Materials & Logistics, KalyaniMaxion Wheels. The alumni interacted with the students and answered
innumerable queries for the students. The panel discussion was one of the most memorable experiences for the
students as it personified what the students desire to become in their future.
ImprovisedAdmission Process-SIOM ranks
amongst India’s biggest institute in multiple areas along
with the number of student intake. It is a challenging
task every year to smoothly admit 10 divisions of new
students into the system. SIOM has always
endeavoured to improvise better internal processes to
meet the rising demand. This August the new incoming
batch has surely witnessed a very systematic and hassle
free admission process. Some of the features
incorporated this year included – automated messages,
student calling and scheduling of visits, increased
infrastructure and resources planned which avoided
crowding at any point, process explained and
distributed as a hand-out to the incoming students for
the ease of understanding the sequence and location of
the venues to be approached, all the areas viz.
registration, helpdesk, document verification, data entry
, recreation room were sequenced and designed to be at
the single entrance floor so to avoid the students and
their guardians to run from pillar to post , continuous
availability of photocopy facility, refreshments and any
other requirement was ensured throughout the process.
Most of the students and parents admired the hassle free
and friendly environment at SIOM. This was a major
source of motivation to work for improvement in the
years to come.
Innovative Practices @ SIOM
Innovative Practices @ SIOM

The academic sessions started in full swing in the month of August, the highlights included
 Vibrant classroom sessions , Harvard Case Study Modules and Bloomberg Orientation
 Specialization specific Foundation Course training classes and evaluations offered to alllsecond year students as a part of placement preparations and student training program.
 Summer Internship Project guidance and panel presentation phases in ( I & II ) so that every students is able to achieve excellence at undertaking research and live projects
Industry – Academia Guest Sessions –
 Marketing Specialization students were given a domain specific training (as a part of Foundation course) by Industry Guest Speakers vizMr. ShreyasBangad,Creator & DirectorBrandMatterz.com in Strategic Brand Management
 Mr.VishweshPatankar, Trainer and consultant in Marketing Communications on in Integrated Marketing Communications
Finance Specialization students undertook the below mentioned Domain Specific trainings as a part of their foundation course work
 NSE sponsored program on financial awareness and behavioural finance by- Mr.SudhakarKulkarni , NSE resource person
 Session by CA Samudra on mutual funds and wealth management

 The Ambegaon – Vadgaon campus was vibrating with life as it celebrated the Independence Day whereinthe entire STES family participated and reinforced the Tri-colour by hoisting the national flag
 The Sinhgad Student Council (SSC) began the new academic year with high student registration and planning for the upcoming elections and calendar of activities across various student clubs.
Academics @ SIOM
Life @ Vadgaon Campus
Life @ Vadgaon Campus


Venue: SIOM G-10

Blood donation camp was organised by Sinhgad Institue of Management under the supervision of Shri Kashibai Navale hospital on 3rd of March, 2016.The camp was inaugurated by Dr.Parag kalkar director SIOM. As a humanitarian cause, SIOM organizes such camps quarterly to promote the same. It was scheduled from 10:00am to 5:00pm.Students enthusiastically participated in the camp both from SIOM and outside SIOM .Faculty coordinator involved in the event were Prof.Umesh Gramopadhye supported by the MBA 1st year students.


Monthly Newsletter: MBA Volume: IX September 2016



SIOM Management Fest 2016

SIOM initiated two day Management Fest 2016 – A Compendium of competitions viz. Summer Internship Program, Case Study and Business Quiz on 29th and 30th September 2016. Day one started with formal inauguration of fest at conference hall by the hands of Dr. Parag Kalkar, Director SIOM. Sir gave his best wishes to participant teams followed by the most awaited – A Business Quiz competition. 10 teams represented their respective divisions in Business Quiz. Aadarsh Kumar & Sourabh Patil from MBA I won the Business Quiz Competition, Komal Mandal& Pratik Sahu from MBA I were the First Runner Ups, and Sanjay Adbole & Satish Gopalghare from MBA I were the Second Runner Ups. Bizzling Blast was coordinated by Prof. Amol Khandagale. Summer Internship Programme Competition started by the selected 20 participants from MBA-II various domain viz. Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations, IT and International Business. The competition took place in two tracks. Sakshi Mahant from MBA-II-Finance and Nikhil Pise from MBA-II- IT won the competition. Madhumita Gore from MBA-II –HR and Pramod Prajapati from MBA-II –Operations stood as the first runner up. SIP competition was coordinated by Dr. Ramkrishna Dikkatwar and Prof. Vilis pawar.  Day two of the competition began with OPEX-A case study competition. Total 10 teams represented respective divisions. Avhad Sunny Shankarrao, Gangwal Ishan Vijay, Gopalghare Satish Ajinath, Hajare Aditya Janardhan, Hkhandelwal Urvish Mahendra, Rohit Jayant Nerkar, Subhrat Virendra Fuladi, Shubhangi Deharkar Team, MBA I division A won the competition and Kamal Mandal, Raveena Deshpande, Nireeksah Shetty, Vishal Pawar, Surgdha Bahety, Himanshu Pawar, Swapnil Rewatkar, Sonal Patil, Vipul Vijayvargiya, Kruti Praturi, Team MBA I division F stood as the runner ups. OPEX was coordinated by Dr. Manisha Paliwal and Prof. Durga Bansode.


The fest was concluded by the formal award function gratifying the curiosity of the participants. The winners and runner ups of the competitions received awards by the hands of Dr. Parag Kalkar, Director SIOM. The fest was a true platform for identifying the hidden talent among the students and further motivated them to participate in such forthcoming endeavors. The core team members were Dr. Shubhangee Ramaswamy, Prof. Raju Giri, Prof. Archana Patil and Prof. Ramdas Kendre.


Happening at Vadgaon Campus

Bloomberg Champions 2016 Sushrut Bohre, Rohit Waghchaure and Mansi Jaiswal conducted training sessions for MBA First year Students on Capital Markets and BREXIT. They explained about the Bloomberg navigation, its importance in analyzing capital market and the case of Great Britain’s exit from European Union. mf2


Flash mob:

Sinhgad students council performed flash mob on 19thsept 2016.The venues were Amul café area, Lipton café area, Cultural Centre in STES vadgaon campus, Pune.The flash mob was a teaser of sinhgad carnival 2016.


Teachers Day:

The Teachers Day was celebrated with enthusiasm on 5th September, at SIOM, Pune.

The function started with Ganesh Vandana performed by the students and was followed by

series of events: Mimicry, skit, cultural dance, music, games and games.   


Ganesh Aarti:

On the auspicious occasion of ganesh chaturthi on September 15, 2016,

all the dignitaries were present for ganesh aarti. Dr. Parag Kalkar did the aarti.

It was a blessing for all of us to be present for the divine aarti.



Campus to Corporate initiative: 

SIOM has organized various campus to corporate sessions to bring awareness about the current situation of corporate world.These all sessions took place in auditorium, at various dates as follows:


26th August 2016: Miss Kalpita, an alumni of SIOM, working with Synechron Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Pune emphasized upon participation in intra-college as well as inter-college activities and events while giving insight about how to properly manage extra-curricular activites along with academics. She shared details about her first interview, her experience and what she has learnt from it. She expressed what employers expect from fresher’s and how important it is for fresher’s to nail the interview in the first attempt. She requested students to open up and actively operate a LinkedIn account which shall benefit their professional lives.

31st August 2016: The guest lecture was based on entrepreneurship. Mr. Vishal Methi gave an idea of how to starts a business & how to gain success in business. He discussed the topic “To be an Entrepreneur or an employee”, and also shared his journey about the same with the students. He encouraged students to decide their career choices and start right way to work upon their decision. The session was interactive& the queries of the students were cleared by Mr. Methi. It was a very helpful session for the students aiming for start-ups’.   mf7


Monthly Newsletter: MBA Volume: XI November 2016






International Stress Management Association (ISMAIND) in association with Sinhgad Institute of Management (SIOM), Pune has organized 3rd International Conference on Stress Management (ICSM2016) which was inaugurated at Sinhgad Institute of Management (SIOM), Pune.

The conference was inaugurated at the hands of Mr. Ian Shakespeare, Director – Secretary, ICSMP, Australia, along with other dignitaries Prof. Brian Hughes, Dean and Professor in Psychology, National University of Ireland, Ireland; and Dr. Dominique Steiler, Professor and Director of the Endowed Chair Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, Dr. Udaya Kumar Reddy, Conference Chair and Dr. Parag Kalkar, Director SIOM.

The session was started by Prof. Brain Hughes as Key Note Speaker addressing the topic ‘Stress and its impact on Health: Research Vs. Rumor.’ Dr. Udaya Kumar Reddy addressed the gathering on the topic ‘Stress Management Professional by 2020 – a road map.’ As described by Dr. Reddy, stress is one of the biggest issues in today’s society, and the underlying cause of heart disease, anxiety related disorders, mental pressure, aches & pains, depression, IBS etc. Further as discussed in his speech, in most cases it’s not the stressor that causes stress, but our inability to cope and adapt to circumstances.

Mr. Ian Shakespeare threw light on the consequences of stress and its impact on social needs. He also emphasized that stress is linked with not just mental health but also physical health issues. Mr. Ian Shakespeare also spoke on the topic ‘The 10 Dimensions of Organizational Resilience.’ Dr. Kalkar expressed his view of Stress being understood as a personal problem and not an organizational problem.

A Panel discussion took place on the topic ‘Enhancing Professionalism in Stress Management.’ The participants present during panel discussion were Dr. M. Jaya Shankar Reddy, Mr. Ram Jaladurgam, Dr. Prasanna Rekha and Dr. P.N. Kadam. Dr. M. Jaya.

On behalf of NSM and ICSMP various awards were also presented to recipients under various categories like awareness of stress management, stress management practices in an organization with employee strength less than 500, etc. Ram Jaladurgam, Nanda Kishore and Visesh are among few to receive the same. During the last session of the day Prof. Dominique Steiler spoke on the topic ‘Stress and Mindfulness.’

Research paper presentations on the various themes of stress management in the areas like Health, Education and Occupation took place. In total 67 research papers were presented by researchers and academicians across the globe.

During the valedictory session, Researchers were presented the certificate for their significant research contribution in the area.

The International conference on Stress Management has brought together scholars, academicians, researchers, professionals from diverse domains, alternative therapists and practitioners of psychology from all disciplines who are involved in practice and/or research in areas related to stress management. The international conference saw an overwhelming response with a whopping 256 registrations, which includes 112 research papers that were received from scholars across the globe.

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A three day workshop providing comprehensive insights on Stress and its management in varied situations had been conducted from 6th November to 8th November 2016 at Sinhgad Institute of Management. The work shop was facilitated by Dr. BUK Reddy Director (Training & Consultancy) Stress Management Lab Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad and Mr. Rajender Singh Operations Director-SML. ISMA in collaboration with ICSMP has designed a structured and scientific approach for creating, developing and certifying professionals to contribute in enhancing productivity, promote healthy work culture, harmonious industrial relations and holistic wellbeing of individuals and organizations.

There were 30 participants from varied field e.g. Executives, Professionals from Governments, Private sector and Public Sector Undertakings ,Faculty members, Corporate Trainers, Human Resource Professionals, Occupational Health Professionals, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Professionals from Counseling etc.

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Stress Management Professional Certification (SMPC) Workshop: 25 hours

Module 1 Stress Coaching (10 hours) Content: Stress Basics, Personal Stress Audit, Physical Quotient & its development, Neural Quotient & its development, Emotional Quotient & its development Module 2 Stress Counseling (10 hours) Content: Stress Counseling Concepts, Protocol based Stress Counseling, Cognitive Quotient & its development, Psychosocial Quotient its development, Case Studies

Module 3 Workplace Interventions (5 hours) Content: Workplace Stress and prudent strategies, Organizational Stress Audit, Psychosocial factors and Stress Resilience.



PESTLE competition was organized at Sinhgad Institute of Management. The competition was held at two levels. First level was the competition between students of each division. The winners from each division competed amongst themselves. Each team comprised of a group of 6-8 students. Each team was given a topic which was combination of an industry in a particular country. All the teams performed to the best of their abilities and competition was fiercely fought. Alumni and a faculty member were judges and each presentation was critically evaluated, in order to select the winner. The winners of the competition were students from Division A.

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Grooming session on Manufacturing and Engineering sector was held on November 21, 2016 at Sinhgad Institute of Management, Vadgaon from placement perspective. Mr. Jaydeep Sant, Head of Sales and Business Development (AA-AS Business Unit), Bosch has addressed students on the opportunities in the sector.

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Jaydeep Sant has focused on challenges in the sector. Key issues from placement perspective like preparation, profiles, expertise, etc. were addressed by Sant. Sant has also addressed key queries of students. Eighty students across management campuses of Sinhgad Technical Education Society were participated in the session.


A placement orientation workshop was organized for the students of MBA Second Year IT, IB & HR Specialization Students. The objective of the workshop was to orient the students on job opportunities available in the IT & IB domain, specific skill sets required for the job and major part of the workshop consisted inputs on Aptitude Test, GD & PI. Mr. Manish Harodia, IIM Kozikode, Co-Founder DreamWallet had thorough discussion with the participants on the questions and probable answers to the questions generally asked during PI, tips on Group Discussion and how to apply logical skill in solving the aptitude tests. The students benefitted enormously from the session.

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A meeting of the Alumni Governing body took place on 26th November 2016. After the successful implementation of the Alumni chapters in Mumbai. Delhi and Bangalore, it was decided in the meeting that New Alumni chapters to be made in the cities of Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. These new chapters would be beneficial in building relationship with SIOM alumni present in these cities.