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.
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.
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
Lt. Col. AkashSachan, National Leader Segment
Renewables, 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
VIBRATING CURRICULUM @ SIOM
Life @ Vadgaon Campus
Life @ Vadgaon Campus
Malthusian Theory revisited:
“Thomas Robert Malthus studied the relationship between food production and population growth in 19th century. According to him food production increases at a uniform rate i.e 2,4, 6, 8…so on, while population grows exponentially i.e 2,4,8,16…so on. So to balance the burden of population nature implements “positive checks” like disease, flood, famines etc. Nature does not spare the innocent people. Malthus suggested “Preventive checks” i.e actions implemented by people to avoid contribution in population, which are better than the positive checks. Since First Five Year Plan India implemented population controlling programmes to reduce the burden on economy. Presently India’s annual population growth rate is 1.2%. If we examine the natural disasters like flood, famine, tsunami, cyclone occurred in India in past few years, we come to the conclusion that the still the ‘Positive checks’ are more stronger than ‘Preventive checks’ to control the population growth in India.”
Never invest your money in anything that needs repairing – TEAM #SIOM
Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the Self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish – TEAM #SIOM
Director, #SIOM, Dr. Parag Kalkar Addressed Awardees,#SIOM Students, Faculty And Parents In The Presence of Mr. Chetan Mehta, Director, BPS Practice, Cognizant And Mr. Sangram Kadam, Head, Sales, KPIT @#SIOM Annual Award Function 2015-16 @ #SIOM Conference Hall. In His Address, He Congratulated The Achievers And Asked To Keep The Momentum In Their Life. For Others He Guided Through The Statement That “Winner Is The After Stage of Participation”. So Don’t Move By The Fear of Fear of Failure, Prepare And Participate.
Mr. Chetan Mehta, Director, BPS Practice, Cognizant Addressed Awardees,#SIOM Students, Faculty And Parents In The Presence of Director, #SIOM, Dr. Parag Kalkar And Mr. Sangram Kadam, Head, Sales, KPIT @ #SIOM Annual Award Function 2015-16 @ #SIOM Conference Hall. He Congratulated The Achievers.