RSS

Category Archives: News And Events

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

“THE SECRET OF CHANGE IS TO FOCUS ALL OF YOUR ENERGY, NOT ON FIGHTING THE OLD, BUT ON BUILDING THE NEW “

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.

“ON THE CANVAS OF LIFE, YOU ARE THE CREATIVE PAINTER OF YOUR SUCCESS. PAINT YOUR LIFE INTO A WONDERFUL MASTERPIECE OF EXCELLENCE”

– A report by Pooja Sajee Nair (PGDM B25)

 
 

Marketing Forum 2016-17 – Inauguration held in campus

A REPORT ON THE INAUGURATION
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.

 

Tags: , ,

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”.

 

Tags: ,

Arul R. B. Krishna, IPS, Deputy Commissioner Traffic, L&O will be the Chief Guest for the commencement of the 2016-18 PGDM Class at SCMS

Management aspirants from all over the country, who have enrolled for the PGDM 2016 – 18 at SCMS Cochin School of Business will commence their much-awaited Management journey on 19th of July. The institute welcomes students with dreams in their eyes and prepares them for the challenges of the industry. It creates the ideal platform for their future careers and entrepreneurial journeys. And it all begins with the orientation program, which will give them a fair idea of the academic rigor and exciting journey that is in store for them.

The Inauguration function that will be held at 10.30 am on the day will be attended by the who’s who of the industry and academia. Arul R. B.Krishna, IPS, Deputy Commissioner Traffic, L&O. will be the Chief Guest for the event while Mr. Anilkumar G. Head (Human Resources), Apollo Tyres Limited, Perambra will be the Guest of Honor.

Students will have the opportunity to listen from Dr. Filomina P. George, Director, SCMS Cochin School of Business as she will extend the Welcome Speech. It’s a name the students are going to hear a lot of during their two year stint as SCMS Cochin. Presidential address by Mr. P.C.Pillai, Group Director and speeches by Mr. Anil kumar G and Dr. Arul R. B. Krishna will be further value addition to the Inauguration function. Prof. K. J. Paulose will offer the Vote of Thanks to the dignitaries.

Since the function is also an opportunity for the students to get acquainted with the facilities and infrastructure at the institute, the talks will be followed by a presentation for future managers and their parents. New students of SCMS Cochin will also look forward to bonding with their batch mates with whom they would be making memories during their two years’ stint at the institute. They could also get familiar with their faculty members and seniors, who they will rely on immensely as their program commences.

SCMS Cochin draws students from different backgrounds including Engineering, IT, Arts and Commerce and it does its best to bring the candidates on an equal footing. That’s what the Foundation program that will begin from 20th July and go on till early September is for. The institute has planned a Personality Development Program (PDP) with a reputed name in the industry, during this period. Thus from Day 1 will begin the journey of students who will be molded into well-rounded professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 16, 2016 in News And Events

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

SCMS Cochin to host a FDP on Management Consultancy from 26-27th Aug, 2016

July 6, 2016, Cochin: Consultancy Development Unit of SCMS Cochin will host a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) that will sensitize management professionals, in academia and industry to focus on management consultancies and opportunities it offers them. The two day FDP will be held on 26th and 27th August and has been organized under “Building Capacities for Consultancy Development & Knowledge Management with Partner Institution (KMPI)” programme of Consultancy Development Centre (CDC).

Management Consultancy is all about helping organizations improve business. It includes organizational change management assistance, development of skills, capacity building, process studies and analysis, technology implementation and other services. Unfortunately consulting as professional activity in management institutes isn’t explored the way it should be. The FDP will try to address that by emphasizing on the role of management consultancy services and the scope it has to offer.

Helmed by experienced professionals, the FDP will be ideal for faculty members from B-Schools, consulting firms, government departments, consultants and Corporates companies from different industry sectors. Modern, engaging training pedagogy will keep things interesting for participants as they get an overview of consulting and find out more about its process life cycle. The programme will also focus on consultant-client relationships besides ethics and professionalism in consulting.

Marketing of consulting services, proposal preparation and costing of consulting services, securing, planning and delivery of consultant assignment will be some of the other topics covered during the programme. B School representatives will benefit from the session based around consultancy in Management Institutes covering skill gaps. There will also be a segment on “Consultancy as a Professional activity of faculty members in Management Institutions” to look forward to.

Who should attend the FDP? The FDP is designed for faculty members from B-Schools, Department of Management Studies, Consulting firms, Government Departments, Consultants and Corporates / Industries.

Thus the FDP has something for all participants with their own requirements and focus. They will not only go home richer in knowledge and experience but with participation certificates from CDC, New Delhi and the institute too.

To download registration form for the event, click: http://www.scms.edu.in/FDP-16.html

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 14, 2016 in News And Events

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

SCMS Cochin School of Business’ 23rd Convocation on 27 April, 2016

CaptureSCMS Cochin School of Business is to hold its 23rd Annual Convocation on 27 April, 2016 at its Cochin campus. For the first time, both PGDM and Executive PGDM batches will have a common convocation ceremony.

The Chief Guests for the Convocation will be Mr. P.H.Kurian, IAS, Principal Secretary (Industries and IT), Govt. of Kerala andMr. Dinesh P.Thampi, Vice President and Delivery Centre Head, TCS.

The ceremony will begin at 10AM sharp with the arrival of the students from both the batches. The procession will begin at 11AM with students proceeding from the ceremony hangers to the Seminar Hall. During the course of the event, awards for Best student (Academics-Gold Medal), – Best Outgoing Student (Overall Performance), Certificates of Merit for the toppers and Certificates for toppers of Executive PGDM will be given out apart from the diplomas to the students.

Commenting on the ceremony, Dr. Filomina George – Director PGDM said “We are confident that we have yet again delivered against our commitment of preparing our students to take up the emerging challenges and groom them towards excellence as they pass through the portals of this institution”.

The Institute looks forward to welcoming the near and dear ones of its graduating class as these graduates prepare for the next stage of their lives and wishes them the best of good fortune.

About SCMS Group of Institutions

SCMS blossomed out of the educational vision of Prathap Foundation for Education and Training in 1976. Established by its visionary chairman Dr. GPC Nayar, SCMS offers a 2 year full time PGDM, Executive PGDM and 3 years part time PGDM course.

Over the years SCMS group has established a network of institutions providing quality education in diverse disciplines like management, engineering, information technology, mass communication, bio technology, architecture, polytechnics and finishing school.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on April 22, 2016 in News And Events

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Retail Store Management and Visual Merchandising workshop

An attempt to decode the secrets behind successful Retail strategies

SCMS Cochin School of Business will hold a two-day training program cum workshop on Retail Store Management and Visual Merchandising. Themed “Empowering Store Managers for Retail Excellence”, the workshop to be held on the institute’s state of the art campus on the 2nd and 3rd May promises to have a lot in “store” for practically everyone related to and interested in the retail industry. Facilitated and helmed by experts in the field, the workshop will be an attempt to decode the tricks and traits of successful Retail Management.

Self and customer analysis where participants will be trained to know themselves and customers, Retail store operations to enable excellent management of the premises, HR considerations to encourage the retail team, and Store Layout and Visual Merchandising will be different areas of the industry that will be covered during the workshop. The program has been carefully chalked out by the faculty team from Retail and Marketing departments. Trainers with industry experience, including those who have AMT accreditation in retail Management, will deliver the workshop.

So who are the prospective participants who can benefit from the workshop? Firstly, store managers and assistants can gain skills to manage their day-to-day operations better. They can also monitor store standards and try to bridge the service centric gaps besides being able to undertake routine HR management at the outlet level. Those who want to know more about Retail space allocation, and understand the science and art of visual merchandising to build store ambience with optimum yields can also benefit from the workshop.

To keep things interesting and engaging for the participants, unique and modern pedagogy will be employed to drive the point home.

Thirty participants will be chosen for the program that will have four comprehensive sessions facilitated by Dr. V. Raman. Nair, Asst. Prof. Bindu K. Nambiar, Asso. Prof. Sudheer Sudhakaran, and Prof. Sreekumar B. Pillai; all renowned names in the field. They will focus on strategies and techniques that can enhance performance in different areas of the retail industry. They will also offer tips and tricks, which can hold the participants in good stead in the long run. Interspersed with lunch and tea breaks that give participants opportunities to interact with trainers and network, the program will strive to offer a wholesome learning experience to Retail enthusiasts.

To read about the registration steps of the workshop, visit: http://www.scms.edu.in/Retail-Workshop-brochure2016.pdf

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on April 22, 2016 in News And Events

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,