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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.

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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in News And Events


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Women steal the show in numbers and performance, bagging 3 of the 4 major awards


27th April 2015, Cochin: The Convocation Ceremony of the 22nd Batch of SCMS-Cochin was conducted with traditional grandeur today. In all, 120 students were awarded the Post Graduate Diploma by the Chief Guest, Mr. Anil Radhakrishnan, CEO, Adani Logistics Limited. The Guest of Honour for the occasion was Mr. Dimitrov Krishnan, VP, Volvo Construction Equipment (India). While addressing the students, Mr. Krishnan conveyed his delight on the fact that the number of female graduates outnumbered the male graduates.

“Here’s to women power,”he commented to polite laughter from the audience. “I expect more women to be on the board of organisations, now that it has been mandated. My advice to all of you is to keep pushing the limits of your comfort zone, look for inspiration and passion, remain patient, and maintain a healthy lifestyle; it’ll make you confident – physically and mentally.”

The Chief Guest, Mr. Radhakrishnan (CEO, Adani Logistics), delivered an almost informal chat, peppered with a number of anecdotes – ranging from Hans Roslin’s video describing ‘the best part of India’, to the much-discussed book by Prakash Iyer, The Habit of Winning. For the award winners, just sharing space with notable industry leaders proved to be the high point of their lives thus far.“It was absolutely out of the world!”gushed Aparna R. who bagged the prestigious Chairman’s Gold Medal for the best student in Academics. “I had been dreaming of this moment ever since the SCMS-Cochin convocation last year. It was a great motivation to get up on stage and get the gold! When I heard my name being called out by Dr. Filomina, I was plain dumbstruck. To be honoured in front of such a large gathering, and to receive the Chairman’s Gold Medal from such luminaries, and, above all else, in front of my parents…I felt like a conquerer.”

But for Jithesh M. – who topped the Retail Management Sectoral Programme – it was almost a clean sweep by lady graduates this year. While Sharon Thankam James landed the Outstanding Student’s Award, Sreedevi Chandramohan topped the Banking & Insurance Service Sectoral Programme.

“It’s been a wonderful 2 years,”said a beaming Jithesh. “I did start out at SCMS with lots of expectations, since I had to gain enough knowledge and be groomed to fit into the corporate world. I owe a lot to my mentor at SCMS-Cochin, Dr. SriKrishnan, who supported and motivated me throughout my time at the institute. But, the best part of life at SCMS-Cochin has been the co-curricular activities like ‘Parivarthana’, Management Fests, and all kinds of sports. The exposure in organising events like ‘SHIKHAR’ (Management Fest), the Job Fair and Directors Fireside, has been unique.”

The placement season this year at SCMS-Cochin had been quite a jostle, with 53 companies vying for a passing out batch of 120 students. The top corporations that recruited from SCMS-COCHIN this year included Vodafone, Deloitte, Castrol, ICICI Securities, HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank, Al Essa Group (Kuwait), Madura Fashion and Lifestyle, Wipro BPO, Madras Cements, Thomas Cook, Airtel, British Paints, ITC, Coca Cola, Catholic Syrian Bank, SBI, Kotak Mahindra, IOB, CaféCoffee Day and IDBI. The eminent speakers, the success of female graduates, and the placement record all speak to another successfully year for SCMS – Cochin and, of course, the exemplary students.

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Posted by on May 4, 2015 in News And Events


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Education Minister, Kerala has praise for SCMS at convocation ceremony

During his five year tenure as Education Minister he said this was only the second time he had visited a self-financing institution, noting while he is not against them, the concept of self-financing institutions has been abused in practice.

But that’s not the case at SCMS.

“I am extremely thankful to Dr. G. P. C. Nayar (chairman of the SCMS Group) for having co-operated with the state government in its endeavour to bring in some amount of discipline in the functioning of self-financing institutions,” said the minister. “It goes without saying that if the leaders of a particular self-financing institution itself are committed to certain values, norms, discipline and excellence in education, like SCMS, a self-financing institution can function as a role model for other institutions.”

In his address to the 242 graduates, the minister cited the need for self-discipline saying it is “the most essential quality required for anyone to achieve something unachievable in his profession or life.”

By sheer determination, perseverance and discipline anything is possible, he said, adding that if students planned their course in life with “determination, perseverance and discipline, you would be able to dream big and you will be able achieve big things.”

It was a theme echoed by Dr. Nayar, who said strict discipline is what differentiates SCMS from other institutions.

Discipline requires unlearning bad habits, requires courage to resist temptations and requires a clear perception of values.

“From day one onwards our priority job in the campus is to instil these qualities among the fresh students,” said Dr. Nayar.

“Discipline demands relentless focus on what matters most,” he said. “Whatever be your pursuits in life, a life of meaning can be attained only through strict self-discipline.”

Among the other dignitaries attending the convocation was S.V. Nathan, Director-Talent, Deloitte Consulting India, who presented the gold medal for the first rank holder to Nandini Krishnan and the award for the best outgoing all rounder to Goutham Krishnan.

Also speaking to the graduates were Dr. D. Prasanth Nair, President and Head, Human Resources and Special Projects, Thomas Cook India; Prof. A.K. Nair, Vice-Chairman, SCMS Group; Dr. V. Raman Nair, Director, SCMS-Cochin; Prof. K.J. Paulose, Dean-Management Studies and Dr. Filomina P. George, Dean-Academic Administration.

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Posted by on December 26, 2011 in News Room


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