SIOM Newsletter – July 2017

SIOM-Newsletter-July 2017


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


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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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