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SCMS-COCHIN CONVOCATION CEREMONY – 22ND BATCH

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

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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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SCMS Cochin School of Business to host its Annual Convocation ceremony on 27th April amidst much fanfare.

Mr Anil Radhakrishnan, CEO, Adani Logistics and Dimitrov Krishnan, VP, Volvo Construction Equipment to be its esteemed guests.

SCMS Cochin School of Business, a leading B School in Kerala and one of the top management institutes in the country will be hosting its 22nd Annual Convocation ceremony on the 27th of April. It will be a special day for the students of Batch 2015 and their institute is leaving no stone unturned to make sure it turns out to be a memorable day for them. The gala to be held on the sprawling campus of the institute will mark the presentation of the much coveted diplomas to 120 students who will join the list of glorious alumni ambassadors of SCMS Cochin.

The institute has made its presence felt in the field of management education since its inception in 1976. It has consistently moulded talented minds into management professionals and leaders of tomorrow. The Convocation ceremony is the culmination of that process for every batch and has Dr. Ms. Filomina P. George, Director, SCMS Cochin filled with pride. “We try to harness the true potential of these students and prepare them for the challenges of the industry. We look forward to their success stories and feel proud to know that we were a part of them,” she says.

SCMS Cochin, given its reputation and connect with the industry tends to draw big names for this special day in the calendar year for students. And this year it’s no different as Mr Anil Radhakrishnan, CEO, Adani Logistics will be the Chief Guest and Dimitrov Krishnan, VP, Volvo Construction Equipment will be the Guest of Honour for the event. Their presence will add further sheen to the revelries that are bound to unfold on the day as the venue will be bursting with excitement amongst students and their loved ones.

The proceedings of the day will begin at 11 am but the enthusiastic students will be making their way to the campus much earlier. However all the guests are requested to take their seats by 10.30 to ensure that the day’s events progress according to the schedule. The Director’s Report will be presented and should have a lot to cheer about for the institute. After all, several of its exciting initiatives meant to boost the overall learning experience for students, have made their mark. Students who will receive their diplomas later in the day are the greatest testimony to that.

Many of these students have already made inroads into the competitive corporate world by bagging prestigious placements. SCMS Cochin has once again seen a solid placement season with 52 companies giving offers to the students so far. Their confidence will be further boosted as they are presented with their much deserved diplomas. Meritorious students will be presented with medals by the Chief Guests. Their inspiring speeches will be another highlight of the day that promises to be a one to remember, particularly for the students.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2015 in News And Events

 

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