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Mr. Rajeevan V. (IRS) ,Chairman, Railway Recruitment Board in Campus


Students and faculty members at SCMS Cochin School of Business were blessed with an opportunity to interact with Mr. V Rajeevan, Chairman of RRB, as part of the Industry Interaction Initiative Session on Friday. He is a musician at heart and also the son of famous Malayalam poet, ONV Kurup.

In his maiden visit to our campus, with his long years of experience in the industry, he gave a canvas to the audience as to what the world out there expects out of the emerging management professionals. He inspired the students to change their attitudes towards everything in life and also encouraged them to enthusiastically participate in this race of life where in time doesn’t wait for us, in turn we have to mould ourselves to cope up with the same and come out successful in life.

As recruitment is his walk of life, he explained what the recruiters look for in the pool of prospective candidates. According to him, students should have a vision in life, they should come out of their comfort zones and should be open to absorb changes in day to day life, as this is paramount to success in life. He elucidated the same but putting forth a plethora of examples. He also advised the students to improve their communication skills and learn to manage time properly as at the end of the day, these matter the most to bring out the best in us.

He concluded, by urging the youth to bring about changes in themselves as they would hence be well equipped to face tougher challenges coming their way in the future.


– A report by Pooja Sajee Nair (PGDM B25)


Marketing Forum 2016-17 – Inauguration held in campus

The Marketing Forum “Quintessence- The Marketing Grid” for the year 2016-17 was inaugurated by Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC & IAM. The function was blessed by the esteemed presence of C. B. George, former GM of RBI, Dr. Ms. Filomina P. George, Director, SCMS School of Business and Prof. K. J. Paulose, Dean, SCMS School of Business. Second year PGDM student, Sudhi Kunhikannan familiarized the students about the aim of the forum. The forum is planning for various activities in this academic year like brand launch games, business quiz etc.

The inauguration was followed by a session with Dr. Darlie Koshy on “Marketing in Digital Age”. The students got the opportunity to know more about digitising and monetising. He cited various examples of everyday use as that of a backpack and its advancement in the business scenario. Dr. Koshy revealed how technology is getting disrupted. He also envisioned the coming of drones that would replace humans in certain fields like delivering of products.

Dr. Koshy interacted by asking the students to identify the eminent entrepreneurs of recent times. The students inquisitively answered him. Dr. Koshy proposed the key words for moving forward, that is, Inspiration, Innovation and Incubation. The students were wised up on E-retailing and digital convergence. He also familiarized the audience about the Zarafication of Fashion and how fashion is delivered like pizza at one’s doorstep.

Dr. Darlie Koshy concluded his session by inspiring the audience through his words, “If you conquer your fear or failure, you are halfway to become an entrepreneur”. C. B. George also addressed the gathering and enlightened the students. He expressed his thoughts regarding the session in the economic perspective. He urged the students to inculcate a positive attitude especially in the marketing field. The students got a great opportunity to learn more about marketing in digital age. The students are waiting for more such dynamic and valuable sessions.


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Guest speaker Mr. Jomon K.George in Campus

“If Accounting is the Language of Business, then Accounting Standards is the Grammar of Accounting”- A journey with Mr. Jomon K. George FCA to the deeper understanding of ACCOUNTING STANDARDS.

Being an expert in IPO advisory, Management Consultancy, NRI Services, FEMA and Corporate Law matters, with his eminent presence and benign words, Mr. Jomon K. George enlightened the aspiring managers of SCMS Cochin. The ācharya of more than 10,000 Chartered Accountant students, the ever-acceptable expertise in the field of Accounting, imparted his treasured knowledge on “Accounting Standards” with the vibrant young minds of SCMS.
In his maiden visit to our institute as part of empowerment program for the management students, he explained how the business world out there works, what the business world expects out of the emerging managers, and how we can grow up as full-fledged financial professionals. He gave a short introduction into financial reporting and explained elaborately on IFRS, accounting standards issued by ICAI, and Indian Accounting Standards.

The enthusiastic approach upheld by Mr. Jomon K. George towards the subject, was evident throughout the presentation. A period, beginning with the International Financial Reporting Standards of 1973, till the implementation of Indian Accounting Standards of 2016, was systematically made clear with appropriate examples. According to him, the necessity to have prescribed accounting standards is to enhance the quality and understanding of accounting, to reduce accounting alternatives, to bring out uniformity in approach and to enable meaningful comparison. From the complete set of financial statements and from years of experiences, we say, “Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, and cash is the only reality”.

The International Financial Reporting Standards were formed in 1973 to harmonize the divergent accounting practices across the world, and in India the 29 Accounting Standards were issued by ICAI to establish uniform standards which have to be complied with to ensure that financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards. India cannot adopt IFRS as it is because the legal economic environment in India is different.

The message from the shared thoughts was clear, “Be like eagle; have an inner urge to fly above the rest, to stand out, and to be different; have a sharp vision, a vision that is seeing beyond”. India has got a lot of positives, for it is the most consuming nation, young generation with good communication skills, IT boom etc. The automated financial tools guarantee a bright future replacing human efforts and avoiding possible errors. The optimistic words flowed from his heart, “India has got provision for 100% FDI. Any foreigner can come and start business in India, with no requirement for Indian partnership in it, and not all nations give this privilege.” And with regard to the employability of the students coming out from Indian institutions, he said, India will script a sure shot success story.

Mr. Jomon K. George thus urged the youth, “DREAM BIG AND BE HUMAN, ONLY YOU CAN RESTRICT YOU”.


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SCMS Cochin School of Business students head to Suryanelli for their annual Outbound Training (OBT) programme

OBT helps students understand life and survival skills better

OBT1Come 19th Jan, 2015 and students of SCMS Cochin School of Business will be embarking on a journey that will probably be remembered for a long time to come. After all, it’s the day their Kalypso Training Camp begins in the picturesque town of Suryanelli, near Munnar. The camp is one of the many initiatives from the institute to not only highlight different skills necessary for management aspirants but important life and survival skills too.

Given that there’s a lot riding on the camp, the location had to be spot on. The organizers of the camp seem to have got that just right as it is located at an altitude of 5000 feet. Surrounded by tea gardens and cardamom plantations the camp will overlook the Western Ghats hill ranges and will serve as the perfect setting for students to engage in a wide range of learning and fun activities.

Once the students get to their Kalypso Training Camp base they will be welcomed into 16 cottage tents that can house 4 to 5 campers based on the size of the group. There is a sheltered gazebo at the heart of the camp and it will be the place for heated discussions, and fun moments shared over dinner, alike.

OBT2The camp will have several activities for students to learn a lot about management concepts, themselves and also being responsible towards their surroundings. Since the area is one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world, students will have to make sure no damage is caused, and they don’t disturb the locals.

All in all, the Kalypso Training Camp seems to be the perfect way for students of SCMS Cochin to immerse in the Nature and embrace a once in a lifetime experience.

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Posted by on January 16, 2015 in events and activities


SCMS Cochin to host Endeavor, a workshop to offer expert insights to future entrepreneurs.

Highlight-SizeSCMS Cochin School of Business is hosting a workshop on entrepreneurship on the 10th of March and its turning out to be a hugely anticipated event. Called “Endeavor: Entrepreneurial Insights”, the day-long event aims to help students gain from the knowledge and experience of entrepreneurs, who have made a name for themselves. And marquee names that will be delivering talks on the big day have only added to the attraction of the event to be held on the campus of the institute.

SCMS Cochin has set the standard for academic excellence quite high for itself and does its best to not only mould future managers but entrepreneurs as well. In fact it takes all the effort to build that entrepreneurial bent of mind amongst students so that they can be leaders and job makers in the industry. This workshop is another step in the same vain as budding entrepreneurs amongst the students stand to gain a lot from the insights of the experts in the business.

The workshop is also ideal for those who are already into some kind of business and want to take it to a whole new level. And they can do just that by listening to the insights offered by a diverse mix of entrepreneurs who will discuss their journeys, which can also serve as inspiration to the participants. The guest speakers will also be shedding light on important elements of business like opportunity identification, resource mobilization, growth strategy and also social responsibility that’s associated with it.

Mr. Ravi Shankar, Co-founder and President, Nevales Networks is one of the names that participants can look forward to on the day. He will be inaugurating the workshop besides delivering the keynote address, which should be a treat for aspirant entrepreneurs in the audience. Mr. Shibin Kumar PV, MD, Head over Wheels, Mr. Alex K. Babu, Founder, MD, Hedge Equities and Mr. Biju Dominic, CEO FinalMile Consulting will then be a part of the first session that will discuss important aspects of being entrepreneurs for the benefit of students.

The second session will have Ms. Parveen Hafeez, MD, Sunrise Hospitals and Mr. V.S.M Nair, MD, VMA Consultants (P) Ltd taking the discussion further. The last session of the day has also drawn big names like Mr. Avinash Krishnan, MD, Quanda Communications and Mr. Jerry Matthew, MD, White Mart. Thus it promises to be an action packed day for the participants who will get helpful insights from the experiences shared by the eminent personalities present at the venue. Moreover they also have a chance to get their queries answered by the leading entrepreneurs and interact with them as well.

The day will come to a close with the Valedictory Function but not before enriching students with experiences and learning that they will hold on to dearly. The workshop hopes to inspire future entrepreneurial pursuits amongst students and provide a roadmap for future endeavours. And from the looks of it this is going to be an event that will live up to its promise.

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Posted by on March 9, 2014 in Events, events and activities



Asianet V-P gives SCMS students the inside story on advertising in today’s electronic media

IMG_1134Students at SCMS Cochin got an in-depth look at advertising in the electronic media when Reghu Ramachandran of Asianet Communications Ltd. addressed a May 1 Industry Interface Interaction session.

Reghu Ramachandran, vice-president and national sales head for Asianet and Asianet Plus, received his MBA in marketing and sales management from Bharathiar University and has been at Asianet since 1994.

He told the SCMS students that media selling has many venues it can pursue such as television, radio, the web, mobile marketing and out of home advertising. But he pointed out while out of home advertising – such as billboards, benches and on transit – is attention grabbing, it doesn’t allow the advertiser to go into detail and is not a medium for brand building.

The point of advertising is to inform, persuade, remind and build a brand, he said, and those selling advertising must strive to get results for their advertisers, develop new business and increase customer loyalty.

Ramachandran told the SCMS students Asianet was a leader in pioneering the use of electronic media. Asianet Communications Limited (ACL) is jointly owned by STAR TV/Fox International Channels and Jupiter Entertainment. It was formed in 1991 and has its headquarters Thiruvananthapuram in the south Indian state of Kerala. The company owns several television channels including Asianet, the first privately owned satellite channel broadcasting in the south Indian language of Malayalam. In 2008, the News Corporation-owned STAR TV/Fox International Channels became a majority shareholder in ACL.

While many in the crowd were inspired to consider this field as a career choice, he stressed that it was no “cakewalk” and required practitioners to be highly skilled and hard working.

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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Events, events and activities


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Enthusiasm and Emotion at Director’s Fireside 2013

Design Web BannerA farewell is a time to say goodbye. Although it’s an emotional event, one has to say adieu on a happy note to the ones who are leaving and wish them luck in their next phase of life. With these sentiments in minds, it was a fun-filled and colourful evening on 25th March at SCMS-Cochin when juniors bade a grand farewell to their beloved seniors, under the name “Director’s Fireside 2013”.

The seniors had a great time, and enjoyed every moment of the well organised farewell party by their juniors. The event began with a video which captured many cherished memories and moments from their two years in the institution.  Faculty members shared their memories with the outgoing batch and wished them well in their careers.

The juniors showed their affection for the seniors by singing some beautiful, sometimes emotional songs. But the mood could only be called upbeat when the seniors took to the dance floor – their dance performances had the audience on their feet, with the loudest cheers coming from the juniors. The highlight of the evening was a surprise activity in which senior boys had to drape a saree and walk the ramp. Four pairs of boys were selected randomly and in each, one had to drape a saree on the other, who then had to do the catwalk. As can be imagined, this had the onlookers rolling in the aisles with laughter and the ‘models’ were greeted with many cheers and whistles. Later in the evening, the mood mellowed and became more solemn and nostalgic as the seniors expressed their emotions by lighting candles.

Every year, the event polls the best individuals from the outgoing batch in different categories. This year’s Angry Young Man was Venugopal, Angry Young Woman was Bindya, Mr. Funny Bones was Pankaj, Miss Funny Bones was Renu, Miss Best Dressed was Tanu Maria, Mr Fireside was Unnikrishnan and Miss Fireside was Rinu Jacob. Winners were felicitated by the Director and other senior faculty members.

There will be an end for every beginning. The journey of PGDM Batch 20 of SCMS-Cochin came to an end at the Director’s Fireside 2013 and the memorable and colorful farewell ended on a high, with everyone getting together to shake a leg in some final dance performances.

Sridhar, PGDM 21

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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in events and activities


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