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.



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.


Monthly Newsletter: MBA Volume: X



SIOM celebrated 9 days of Navratri by organizing ‘Stree Shakti’ guest lecture series of unique ladies from different fields.

The program was inaugurated at the hands of Ms. Shweta Shalini, Entrepreneur and BJP spokesperson on Monday, 3 Oct. 2016.

She spoke about the experience of being the first woman employee of a manufacturing company – Atlas Copco and her journey of becoming an entrepreneur, and now, politics. On Tuesday , 4 Oct. Ms. Leena Bokil shared her experiences in the field of space science.


· Ms. Shraddha Patil, a SIOM alumni spoke about her entrepreneurial endeavour – Mentorpreneur. She also established one to one dialogue with those SIOM students who want to start their own firms after completing MBA.

· Ms. Medha Tadpatrikar, social worker & entrepreneur, enlightened the students about the multiple dimensions of ‘corporate’ culture and guided them on preparation for entering the corporate world. She spoke about a number of short comings observed in management graduates of today and asked the students to consciously avoid the same.

· Ms. Gitanjali Ghate& Ms. Jasmeet Srivastava- co founders & managing partners of the THIRD EYE spoke about their experience in the field of advertising and branding. They illustrated how the field of advertising is evolving with the change in Indian ethos.

· Mrs Shivani Kaul  (Product manager India – John Deere India Ltd) was at SIOM as a guest speaker during the Navratri week when SIOM observed “Stri Shakti” as a festival of celebrating the achievements of women fraternity in business and entrepreneurship.

· Each session in the Stree Shakti program was managed by different student clusters. The students were highly inspired by interacting with these superwomen.



SSC- Marketing Club Brand Crossword Competition

“Brand Crosswords” was conducted as a SSC marketing club activity at SIOM on 17th Oct 2016.

The competition was conducted under the guidance of Prof. Harsha Gandhi and Prof. Aditi Gosain.

The competition began with about 60 participants, who enthusiastically participated in the crossword puzzle solving activity. The participants were given a crossword puzzle with 29 business and brand related clues and they had to write 29 correct brand names in the space provided in the crossword within 45 minutes of time. The Winners at this event being:


1) Darshan Salvi – SIOM (winner)

2) Madhuri Ivalekar – SIOM (1st Runner Up)

3) Harshit Chaturvedi – SIOM (2nd Runner Up)


EADR Alumni Challenge

SSC- Marketing Club Brand Crossword Competition

Economic Analysis Desk Research Challenge (final round) was held on 18th October, 2016 at Sinhgad Institute of Management (SIOM).This is an inter institute competition held every year. The competitors did a spectacular job and every group’s presentation was perspicacious. The competitors were judged by Mr. Sangram Kadam and Mr. Nihar Laddha both of whom were former SIOM students. SIOM Director, Dr. Parag Kalkar addressed the students by giving a motivational speech. The results were announced immediately after competition. The first position was bagged by SIOM while SIBAR team was runner up. The teams were then felicitated with medals and certificates. Every team was grateful towards college, judges and management team of SIOM. They extended vote of thanks to judges, teachers and other faculty members. It was a great experience for everyone present there.

E-CELL Activity “B-IDEATE Competition”

We believe entrepreneurs are the key drivers of tomorrow’s innovations and integral to creating a thriving economy. The E-cell has been formulated with an aim to help budding entrepreneurs to sow their ideas and grow great businesses. One of the endeavours of the E-cell encompasses an event called B-Ideate: a new business idea competition.


This competition provided a platform to budding idea generators to express their business ideas and translate those into business prepositions. The event saw overwhelming response in not just registrations but also participation with fervor and enthusiasm.

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