Workshop Conferences

Title of Workshop/Seminar From To Venue Resource Person Short Note on Workshop/Seminar Approximate Number of Attendees
Power BI Workshop 12/07/2019 12/08/2019 SIMS Comp Lab Mr Tushar Sharma, alumnus of SIMS and founder of VOKS The student Research Cell of SIMS, organised a two day workshop on Power BI for MBA Batch 2019-21. The workshop was conducted by Mr Tushar Sharma, alumnus of SIMS and founder of VOKS 35
R Programing 16/11/2019 16/11/2019 SIMS Comp Lab Mr. Pratik Gadia's (Visiting Faculty Sims) R Programming session was a very fruitful session conducted by Mr. Pratik Gadia for all the faculty members of SIMS and it was well conducted session on R Programming. 12
Preparing proposals for funded Research Projects 19/10/2019 19/10/2019 SIMS Comp Lab Dr. Bidyut Ghosh and Prof. Rajan Dash, Assistant Professor in SSE, Pune. "Research Proposal is a first interaction/ idea sharing happen between the researcher and funding organization. Funding organizations evaluate the proposal at the basis of cost and its potential impact of proposed research. Therefore, preparing a fruitful researchproposal becomes very important for winning research projects from government andnon-government organizations. A faculty Development Program was organized for guiding SIMS faculty in applying and preparing effective research proposal for government and non-government funding organizations.Ghosh and Prof. Rajan Dash, Assistant Professor in SSE, Pune" 14
Colloseum 27/09/2019 27/09/2019 SIMS Auditorium 1) Anand Khot, HR Leader for GBS CIC Industrial Sector IBM India Pvt Limited 2) Clifford Mohan Pai, GPHR Associate Vice President, Head – Employee Relations Infosys BPO Ltd 3) Rashi Anand Moolayil , Director – Human Resources, Birlasoft Ltd 4) Seeja Sreedharan Head HR, Volvo Financial Services Along with the Moderator for the event 5) Awantika Bhardwaj Vice President Employee Success, Abzooba India Infotech Pvt. Ltd. COLOSSEUM is the Annual HR Panel Discussion at Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies conducted by the SIMS HR Club – “The People Tree”. The session serves as a platform for intellectual conversation between corporate dignitaries and student managers wherein current issues that are pertinent to HR and have an impact on the organization are discussed. 336
Strategem 14/09/2019 14/09/2019 SIMS Auditorium Kisore Pradhan (CEO OF Global Trade Services, Chandrasheker Tilak (Executive VP NSDL) Pravin Bhudhaliya (Founder Degree212) Mr Ashish Chandrokar (VP Campegini) Hemant Thakar (Ceo Education Belt) Strategem 2019 was about recession Clarity of thoughts on the concept of recession and Growth recession. It was Knowledge enrichment in understandingmacroeconomics. It also Keeping abreast with the latest economic trends and jargons influencing India and Understanding the stages and causes of recession 336
4thoughts 14/09/2019 14/09/2019 SIMS Auditorium Mr. Saksham Sarode (Director, Cognizant) Mr. Sebastian Mony (Advisor at Mckinsey & Company, Mumbai) Mr. Nilesh Sahasrabudhe ( VP, Tieto and Emerging Technology leader) Mr. Madan Bajpai (Sales & Distribution Specialist, Founder- Madan Bajpai & Associates, Pune) 4 Thought event was very well conducted.It was to educate us on the challenges and possibilities in Business Practices in Emerging Markets,eminent dignitaries from the industry having immense knowledge and expertise on the topic would be sharing their insights. 336
Tableau Workshop 31/07/2019 01/08/2019 SIMS Comp Lab Mr. Hemant Thakar (Ceo Education Belt) The student Research Cell of SIMS organised a four day workshop on Tableau. Students were divided into two groups where each group attended the workshop for two days. Professor Hemant Thakar, visiting faculty at SIMS and founder of EducationBelt conducted the session along with his team. Students were taught the basic features of tableau on day 1 and hands on experience using real time problems were taught on day 2. Certificates were given to all the attendees. 112
Tableau Workshop 07/08/2019 08/08/2019 SIMS Comp Lab Mr.Hemant Thakar (Ceo Education Belt) The student Research Cell of SIMS organised a four day workshop on Tableau. Students were divided into two groups where each group attended the workshop for two days. Professor Hemant Thakar, visiting faculty at SIMS and founder of EducationBelt conducted the session along with his team.Students were taught the basic features of tableau on day 1 and hands on experience using real time problems were taught on day 2. Certificates were given to all the attendees. 112
SEM- Exlporatory Factory Analysis 27/07/2019 27/07/2019 SIMS Comp Lab Dr. Tajamul Islam (Assistant Professor Sims) Faculty Development program was conducted on Structural Equation Modelling for enhancing faculty’s knowledge on this techniques. The program was extended session of the session conducted on 22nd July 2019, conducted on 27th July 2019. The resource person was internal faculty Dr. Tajamul Islam, Marketing faculty SIMS. The program was specifically concentrating on Exploratory Factor analysis which is specific to factor analysis. 11
FDP on Design Thinking 12/02/2019 12/02/2019 Chanakya SIMS Pune Mr. Sumit Roy (Independent Educator) It was an intensive FDP on Design Thiniking where he used Practical concepts to use and made an active session by giving various Task to the Faculty Members 22
FDP on Research Collaborations 27/02/2019 27/02/2019 Chanakya SIMS Pune Dr. Fahim Youssofzai Associate Professor Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, Otario, Canada) The Faculty Development Program conducted at SIMS on “Research Collaboration” is on same lines. The resource person was Dr. Fahim Youssofzai from Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, Otario, Canada). The FDP aimed to explore the world collaborative research. The FDP was beneficiary for faculty members who are doing research individually in their own specific subject area. They might have gain understanding and benefits of collaborative research ventures. 13
Independent Directors Resettlement Program 04/02/2019 15/02/2019 Chanakya SIMS Pune Capt Vijay (Director Trg)Dept of Exserviceman Welfare Directorate General Resettlement Traning Programee was conducted and it was well conductive training session for the Director Course for 2 Weeks. 12
Women Entrepreneurship Development Program 15/01/2019 18/02/2019 SIMS Pune Dr. Pravin Kumar (Deputy Director Sims) Program Co -ordinator Women Entrepreneurship Development Program where the initative related to Development of Women Growth and Development in Corporate Sector in India was mainly concentrated during the program 26
Title of Workshop/Seminar From To Venue Resource Person Short Note on Workshop/Seminar Approximate Number of Attendees
FDP on Case Study Writing 28/12/2018 28/12/2018 Chanakya SIMS Pune Dr. B. A. Chansarkar from Middlesex University, UK A Faculty Development Program on “Case Study Writing” was conducted for all the full-timefaculty of SIMS. The resource person guided faculty for writing case studies and also introduced differenttypes to case study methods. The session was divided into two parts - First part of thesession was theory. And he took practical session in second half. A group assignment ofdeveloping and writing a case study was given to the participant which they have to submit within 5 days. 6
FDP on "Teaching Practices Inventory concept and how to make course outlines better 08/12/2018 08/12/2018 Chanakya SIMS Pune " Dr. Hardik Vacharajan (Adjunct Professor Australia Catholic University)" A faculty Development Program on “Teaching Practices Inventory concept and how to makecourse outlines better“ was conducted for full-time faculty of SIMS. The resource person forthe session was Dr. Hardik Vacharajan, an award-winning senior lecturer based at Sydney,Australia. He is known for face to face, blended and online learning environments. 11
Colosseum 22/09/2018 22/09/2018 SIMS Auditorium Mr. Rajkiran Kanagla (Senior Vice President TCI) , Mr. Sanjiv Tripathy (Head Technology, Cyber Credit Suisse), Mr Mahesh Karandikar(Head ER Mahindra & Mahindra), Mr. Abhay Korde (Graphic Designer at Blue Dale)and Lt. Col A Deshpande (Retired Officer Indian Army)Trainer COLOSSEUM is the Annual HR Panel Discussion on the Topic "HR for Non HR Managers" It was detailed Discussion on the HR Related Norms. 315
4thoughts seminar 07/09/2018 07/09/2018 SIMS Auditorium "Mr. Sudhir Rao (Ex Sr Director,Cognizant) Mr. Sebastian Mony (Sr Consultant and Advisory,Mckinsky & Company) Mr. Prakash Rao (Deputy Director ,SIIB) Uday Sindhe (General Manager,Thyssenkrupp Industries) Pramod PB (AVP & Branch Head, Federal Bank)" The 4 Thaught event was on Sustainiblity Stategic Planning and Green Marketing there was detailed discussion among the panel with Q & A with the Students of SIMS 315
Stock Market Simulation 13/08/2018 13/08/2018 Chanakya SIMS Pune Dr. Rashmy Moray Associate Professor Sims Faculty of SiMS The Workshop was mainly concerned on Knowledge enrichment in understanding the terminology used by the players in the stock market. It Enables the participant to understand the workings and operations of stock market It also helped in evaluating the portfolio construction and analysis Getting abreast with the latest happenings in the corporate and individual stock planning was outcome of workshop. 100
FDP on :"Research Opportunities in Health Care Management" 08/08/2018 08/08/2018 Chanakya SIMS Pune Dr Rajaram Govindrajan, ESADE, Barcelona The session shared few insights on health care sector in Spain and European countries. The resource person talk aimed at guiding the faculty on opportunities available for research in Health care sector. 20
Entrepreneurship Development Program 25/04/2018 25/04/2018 SIMS Pune Dr. Pravin Kumar (Deputy Director Sims) Program Co -ordinator Entrepreneurship Development Program where the initative related to Development Growth and Development in Corporate Sector in India was mainly concentrated during the program 32
FDP on Business Intelligence 28/03/2018 28/03/2018 Computer-Lab SIMS Pune Mr. Hemant Thakar (Ceo Education Belt) The FDP gave holestic View on Business Analytics detailing to capture data from a presentation and How to capture data from presentation and how to present it in a powerful way using the tool power -BI. It was an interactive session for faculty members of SIMS 22
Women Entrepreneurship Development Program 15/01/2018 15/01/2018 SIMS Pune Dr. Pravin Kumar (Deputy Director Sims) Program Co -ordinator Women Entrepreneurship Development Program where the initative related to Development of Women Growth and Development in Corporate Sector in India was mainly concentrated during the program 30
Title of Workshop/Seminar From To Venue Resource Person Short Note on Workshop/Seminar Approximate Number of Attendees
Adopting a Good Corporate Governance Framework - Challenges and Solutions for SMEs (National Foundation for Corporate Governance) 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 SIMS Auditorium Dr. Pravin Kumar (Deputy Director Sims) Program Co -ordinator,Mr Pravin Rajani, Director, PwC and Mr Y M Kale, Group President, CG, HindujaGroup and Prof R Narayanswamy, IIM A "Good Practice" is generally accepted to illustrate an approach that deserves the attention and interest of other policy makers or practitioners. Their purpose is to inspire further change and "better practice" as practitioners look beyond their local circumstances and national boundaries. The seminar identified a continuous and sustainable pipeline of SMEs for growth and provide development path for SMEs to graduate 100
4thoughts Seminar 08/09/2017 08/09/2017 SIMS Auditorium Hemant Arora Sr. Vice President, Business Head, Times Network Sushant Shetty Sales Director, India- Epsilon Monojit Dutta Gupta, Associate Director- Sales, Frost & Sullivan Puneet Chopra Associate Director & Lead- Abbott Sudhir Rao Ex Senior Director, Cognizant Amitabh Mathur Head, Gedia India It was good Panel Discussion on the Technology relplacing conventional Marketing in India. The Q & A Session was also conducted with the Students and esteemed Panalist. 314
FDP on Intrepretative Structural Modelling 04/08/2017 04/08/2017 SIMS Computer-Lab Dr. Amit Agarwal (Assistant Professor Sims) ISM and its importance for writing research papers and its usage in teaching was concentrated during the FDP in the ISM Session. The Practical usage of ISM was conducted during the FDP 09
FDP on Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) 01/06/2017 01/06/2017 SIMS Computer-Lab Dr. Amit Agarwal (Assistant Professor Sims) SEM and Emperical usage of SEM was excercised during the FDP. The SEM Structure and its usage in writing the research paper was also discussed on the FDP 15
FDP on "How to get Consultancy Projects from Industry and Govt Organizations" 30/03/2017 30/03/2017 Conference Roon SIMS Pune Dr. Iswar Kumar (EDI India Ahemdabad) FDP Concentrated on the skills that are required for getting the consultancy projects from corporate and Government of India. 11
Independent Directors Resettlement Program 23/03/2017 08/04/2017 SIMS Pune Dr. Pravin Kumar (Deputy Director Sims) Program Co-ordinator Directorate General Resettlement Traning Programee was conducted and it was well conductive training session for the Director Course for 2 Weeks. 21
Entrepreneurship Development Program 28/02/2017 15/04/2017 SIMS Pune Dr. Pravin Kumar (Deputy Director Sims) Program Co-ordinator Entrepreneurship Development Program where the initative related to Development Growth and Development in Corporate Sector in India was mainly concentrated during the program 26
Title of Workshop/Seminar From To Venue Resource Person Short Note on Workshop/Seminar Approximate Number of Attendees
Women Entrepreneurship Development Program 07/11/2016 07/12/2016 SIMS Pune Dr. Pravin Kumar (Deputy Director Sims) Program Co-ordinator Women Entrepreneurship Development Program where the initative related to Development of Women Growth and Development in Corporate Sector in India was mainly concentrated during the program 26
FDP on Gagne's model of Instruction 13/10/2016 13/10/2016 Conference Hall SIMS Pune Dr Suruchi Pandey Assistant Professor Sims Gagnes is popular instructional design model. Workshop focuses on explaining the model and implementation to MBA. It encouraged faculty to apply it to their subject. Gagne has proposed 9 stages of instructions which can be applied by faculty intheir subject and classes. 17
FDP on Essentials of a Research Project Proposal 13/10/2016 13/10/2016 Conference Hall SIMS Pune Dr. Amit Agarwal (Assistant Professor Sims) The session aims to develop skill in thinking about designing good research project proposal. The resource person emphasises on the choice of topic and its connection to present scenario. The session discussed seven essentials of research proposal writing – title, introduction, literature review, aims and objectives (relevance, context, approach, feasibility), methodology, scope of research and outline and timetable. 14
Strategm 10/09/2016 10/09/2016 Auditorium SIMS Dr. Jyoti Chandiramani – Director, Symbiosis School of Economics Dr. K.S. Hari – Professor, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune Miss Priya A. Sondhi – Professor, ILS Law College, Pune The Topic was on 25 years of Liberlaisation of Indian Economy as there was very healthy discussion on the Economy with the Pannel Members for the Events. 300
4thoughts seminar 09/09/2016 09/09/2016 Auditorium SIMS "Mr. Rajendra Kalkar (President- West, Phoenix Marketcity Malls, Mumbai) Mr. Varun Vummidi (Founding Member- Jabong.com, Business Head- Citrus Wallet, Mumbai) Mr. Sunil Dhingra (Founder and CEO- Jazzmyride.com) Mr. Amit Daga (Founder and Managing Director- DBM Marketing India Pvt. Ltd) Mr. Tushar Mehta (Consultant- Ishaniya Malls, Ex-centre director- Amanora Malls) Mr. Damodar Mall (CEO Grocery Segment, Reliance Retail)" The Event 4 Thought was on Retail Opportunites and Challenges. It was to provide education on challenges and possibilites in delivering market requirements and eminent dignitories from industries shared their valuable insights 300
Colosseum 09/09/2016 09/09/2016 Auditorium SIMS Ms. Smita Nair ((Vice President at Transformco) , Mr. Mayank Patel (Ceo Hyno tree) Ms. Pradnya Bora Recruitment Consultant in Talisman Advisors Pvt Ltd), Mr. Tariq Ahmad,(Director of Global Sales for BrowserStack) Mr. Kunjal Kamdar (Manger Polaris Consulting Pvt Ltd The event witnessed some dynamic HRs of various companies who gave us insights on the topic ‘HR 2020’. The following was concluded in the event.Importance of Gender Agnosticism, productivity and efficiency should be the criteria Women representation is important for inputs in product development stage. HR must find out – “Where do we come in the candidate’s lifecycle?” This helps in underlying notions and perceptions of the employee and hence help in further capability building.Mergers and Acquisitions: Communication to employees and transparency of process is vital in maintaining the peace.The event witnessed some dynamic HRs of various companies who gave us insights on the topic ‘HR 2020’. The following was concluded in the event. 300
FDP on Fundamentals of Statistics 28/03/2016 28/03/2016 Classroom SIMS Dr. Hirak Dasgupta (Associate Professor Sims) The FDP was good insights for the fundamentals of Statistics and the basic Statistics areas. The faculty understood the use of statistics for writing research papers 14
FDP on Use of MOOC's 28/03/2016 28/03/2016 Chanakya SIM Pune Dr Adya Sharma (Director SCMS) The Importance of Mooc and its role in the Education in todays time was very well discussed on the FDP. 27
FDP on Laughter Therapy and Creativity 25/03/2016 25/03/2016 Chanakya SIM Pune Dr. Asha Nagendra (Professor SIMS) The session conducted by Dr. Asha Nagendraon “Laughter therapy and creativity “was conducted for faculty members at SIMS. The session aimed was the stress management through laughter therapy , strengthen and improving relationship at work place, motivating creativity, enhancing communication skills and experiencing joyfullaughter. 15
Title of Workshop/Seminar From To Venue Resource Person Short Note on Workshop/Seminar Approximate Number of Attendees
Qualitative Research 19/12/2015 19/12/2015 Conference Room SIMS Pune Dr. Mukul Madahar Cardiff School of Management UK The session is a comprehensive over view on qualitative research and designing research work on qualitative studies. The session started with theory and experience sharing which helped participants to brush the basic knowledge of qualitative research methods. 13
FDP on "Enabling faculty to write quality research for publishing in journals of international repute" 25/09/2015 25/09/2015 Chanakya SIMS Pune Dr. Rameshwar Dubey SCRI Pune The session covered the topics like quality journal listing, what quality international journal looked for in the paper etc. The faculty definitelybenefited with the session and had gain knowledge about impactful writing in quality journals. 11
4thoughts seminar 21/08/2015 21/08/2015 Auditorium SIMS "Mr Pallab Roy, Director, Capgemini Consulting. Mr Vamsi Moola, VP, Talent, Deloitte Consulting Mr Rajiv Gauri, Assistant VP, Marketing, Reliance Industries Mr Mathew Joy, Sr Manager, Symantec Corp" Business Consulting: A Holistic Perspective” to provide insights into different domains of consulting and ensure experiential learning was discussed in the Pannel Discussion for 4 Thoughts Events 324
Colosseum 21/08/2015 21/08/2015 Auditorium SIMS "Mr. Neeraj Barethiya, (Chief Human Resource Officer Premium Transmission Limited and Premium Stephan Limited), Mr. Murlidharan Jayaram a (partner, speaker and coach),Mr. Vikaram Sathe, (Head HR of Tata Autocom)Anooba Kini, director Gurukul Training and Consulting Pvt. Ltd." Managing Modern Workforce” The seminar serves as a platform for intellectual meetings between corporate dignitaries and student managers where current issues that are pertinent to HR and have an impact on the organization, were discussed 324

CONFERENCES :

FDP

Date : June 1-2, 2017
Theme : Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)
Conducted By : Dr. Amit Agrawal
Speakers : Dr. Amit Agrawal

In business and social research, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) has become one of the widely used techniques for investigating complex causal relationships amongst latent variables. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) enables us to examine series of dependence-independent relationships simultaneously.

It is particularly useful in testing theories that contain multiple equations involving dependence relationships, where a hypothesized dependent variable becomes an independent variable in a subsequent dependence relationship.

Recently SEM using AMOS has gained popularity in different fields of research and in practice viz., marketing research, information systems research, organization behavior research, strategic management, psychology, healthcare, and social sciences research.

The FDP enabled lots of opportunities to members of faculty of SIMS, Pune to practice SEM. The empirical examples and exercises were practiced using IBM SPSS as well as AMOS software. The participants were given on-hands experience of ways to develop research paper, check missing data, unengaged response, and factor analysis (both exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis).

Further how to identify adopted scales and check their reliability and validity, was explained to the participants along with common method bias. The FDP was aimed to make all the faculty aware with recent usage of SEM in writing research papers and teaching.


Date : 27/05/2017
Theme : Business Simulation
Conducted By : Mr. Atish Bakhru
Speakers : Mr. Atish Bakhru

Glimpses of the FDP on Business Simulation An FDP on Business Simulation was conducted on 27th May by Mr. Atish Bakhru, SIMS’ alumnus and SAP Consultant at TCS. This Business Simulation game was a software-based game in which there were 4 heads- finance, marketing, human resource and operations. There were 6 rounds signifying 6 months. There were 7 teams of faculty. They were expected to apply their strategy and sell one specific product like computer. The team with highest amount of selling and valuations was to win. Within 3 hours, the Game was over! Dr. Suruchi Pandey and Dr. Pradnya Chitrao’s team won. Ms. Preeti Kamboj, Dr.Sanjay Pawar and Brig.(Dr.)Rajiv Divekar’s team came second. Dr. Hirak Dasgupta and Dr.Vanishree Pabalkar’s team came third. Rest of the teams were disqualified after different rounds depending on their performance in the game.


Date : 28.02.15
Theme : “Coffee with Experts” and “Research Proposal Presentation”
Conducted By : Prof. Arti Chandani & Dr. Mita Mehta
Speakers :Dr. Maju Singh, Dr. Urvasrhi

SIMS organised a unique FDP which provided the platform to the researchers to present and discuss and seek critical review from the experts in order to overall improve the quality of research. The experts were, Brig. (Retd.) Rajiv Divekar, Dr. B. R. Londhe, Dr. Asha Nagendra, Prof. Komal Chopra and Prof. M. Dhanunjay Kumar. There were 20 researchers who attended this FDP and were immensely benefitted from the expert advice.

14 participants presented their research proposal and they were judged on the quality of the research. The judges were Dr. Maju Singh and Dr. Urvarshi Rathod. The first prize was won by Prof. Poonam Channiwal while second prize was won by Ms. Divya Bhatia. Dr. Mita Mehta and Prof. Arti Chandani thanked all the participants and judges to make the event successful.

4 Thought:

Theme: “The Power shift from the West to East: Currency, Culture and Politics” Speakers: –

  1. Neeraj Singh GM(Sales) Vodafone
  2. Pankaj Joshi GM Aviation & Chief Pilot, Bajaj Group of Industries
  3. Ajay Bjandari AVP –Practice Head, Infosys
  4. Anuj Varma VP-HR ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
  5. Nymphea Batra VP-Treaty Reinsurance ,Marsh
  6. Jaywant Khanzode Head, Tata Docomo

Theme: – “Reaching out to Rural India: Way forward to Corporate Social Responsibility” The eminent speakers were :- Speakers: –

  1. Mr. Yatish Singh , Associate Director, Indura Dr. Reddys, Hyderabad
  2. Mr. Shrirang Dhavale, Divisional Manager, CSR, Tata Motors
  3. Mr. Popatrao Pawar, Executive Chairman, Adarsh Gaon Yojna, Govt. of Maharashtra, Pune
  4. Mr. Ravindra Sangvai, General Manager, College of Agricultural Banking of RBI, pune
  5. Ms. Kadambari Lokhande, Co-ordinator, Rural relations, Pune
  6. Mr. Pradeep Lokhande, Founder, Rural relations, Pune

Theme:-BIG INDIA BREACHING BOUDARIES

Names of the speakers :-

  1. Prakash Iyer, MD Kimberly Clark
  2. Pradeep Bhargava, MD Cummins Generator Technologies India
  3. Vijay Menon, Academician and Human Resource Facilitator
  4. Dr.Janardhan, Chairman and MD Hassle-free solutions limited
  5. Mr.Suhas Baxi, CEO Demang Cranes India
  6. Mr.Nilabh Banerji, GM Marketing Zapak

Theme: – “The Power shift from the West to East: Currency, Culture and Politics” Speakers: –

  1. Mr. Gulu Mirchandani, Chairman & MD, MIRC Electronics Ltd.(Onida)
  2. Ms. Tarjani Vakil Former Chairperson & MD EXIM Bank
  3. Mr. Devdutt Pattanaik Chief Belief Officer Future Group
  4. Mrs. Seemha Ramanna Managing Director,Crest Animation Studios Ltd
  5. Mrs. Shikha Sharma CEO & MD,Axis Bank
  6. Mr. Dilip Chhabria CEO & MD, Dilip Chhabria Designs India Ltd.

Womancipation :

DATE THEME SPEAKERS
23rd August 2014 Return to careers after Life Transition Phase Ms. Tina Rastogi, Head BPHR, Infosys,Ms. Aspy Engineer, President, Direct Banking, Yes Bank, Ms. SkhikhaKochhar, Head Sales, DNA,Ms. Anamika D Sharma,MsSangeeta Lund ,Mr Sanjay Aratla
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune conducts annually, WOMANCIPATION, a seminar first of its kind to be conducted by a B-School in Pune. For this seminar, top level women executives, entrepreneurs, and women who have made it to the top in their respective fields, come and address our student managers. Last year also SIMS organized Womancipation’11 on 17th September, and the topic for the panel discussion is “Sexual Harassment at work place and ways to Address It”. The panel discussion was moderated by Ms. ChayaSrivatsa, Founder & Trustee, GOWA.
DATE THEME SPEAKERS
14th September 2013 Corporate Role in Women’s Career Enhancement”& Breaking Through The Pink Collar Ghetto Ms. Archana Shiroor Head HR for Corporate & Investment Banking, BSS Mumbai Service Center at Barclays, Ms. Sindhu Subhashin Heading the Hitech Vertical & Key Strategic, Mindtree, Mrs. Manjiri Dilip Chunekar Expert in the field of Bio Medical Waste Management, the India Head for Don Whitley Scientific Ltd UK, Ms. Rekha Rao, General Manager of 20:20 MSL, Mumbai

The ‘Colloquium Series’ of Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies ended on 14th September with event conducted by the Women’s Club which aimed at highlighting the various aspects of a corporate in the career enhancement path of a woman. This year’s topics of discussion were- Corporate Role in Women’s Career Enhancement and Breaking through The Pink Collar Ghetto. The phrase “pink collar ghetto” refers to women who are stuck in jobs that have no promotion or career advancement prospects.

The event was marked by the presence of very eminent personalities who enlightened the audience by sharing their viewpoints on this subject. The moderator of the panel discussion- Ms. Archana Shiroor is the Head of HR for Corporate & Investment Banking and the BSS Mumbai Service Center at Barclays. She highlighted the areas that organizations should focus on in regards to this issue while maintaining her stance that this issue is equally about men and not just women. Also present for the discussion was Ms. Sindhu Subhashin, currently heading the Hitech Vertical & Key Strategic accounts within Mindtree who threw some light on the key internal and external barriers that women face in most organizations and how these very organizations are trying to provide a support system in order to attain maximum efficiency and retain the talent. Mr. Udayan Joshi, from John Deree,, who touched upon various industry demands and needs in this direction, was also an eminent speaker for this event.Mrs. Manjiri Dilip Chunekar, an expert in the field of Bio Medical Waste Management, the India Head for Don Whitley Scientific Ltd UK, shared her thoughts with the student managers emphasizing on the strength that lies within the important decisions one takes in their lifetime. Rekha Rao, GM of 20:20 MSL, Mumbai took the discussion to another level and emphasized on the fact that crisis doesn’t differentiate between genders and in the end it is all a matter of the choices we make.

The event concluded by throwing light on issues like the underlying prejudice within each one of us and should women be given special privileges because of the same or not leaving the student managers with ample food for thought.

DATE THEME SPEAKERS
14th September2012 Equality: Myth or Reality: Have Women Really Made It To The Top MsKavitaKulkarni, Head HR, Infosys.
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune conducts annually, WOMANCIPATION, a seminar first of its kind to be conducted by a B-School in Pune. For this seminar, top level women executives, entrepreneurs, and women who have made it to the top in their respective fields, come and address our student managers. Last year also SIMS organized Womancipation’12on 14th September, and the topic for the panel discussion is “Gender Equality: Myth or Reality: Have Women Really Made It To The Top”. The panel discussion was moderated by MsKavitaKulkarni, Head HR, Infosys.
DATE THEME SPEAKERS
17th Sep 2011 Theme “ Gender Equality Myth or Reality and Have Women really made it to the Top Mrs. Vinita Deshmukh – Senior Journalist, Columnist, Author, RTI Activist, Ms. Rekha Gore – Asst. General Manager – John Deere India Pvt. Ltd., Ms. KavitaKulkarni – Head HR, Infosys Ltd, Ms. SumedhaNashikkar – Global Operations Controller, KPIT Cummins, Ms. ShobhaPandey – Asst. General Manager – John Deere India Pvt. Ltd
DATE THEME SPEAKERS
15th Aug 2010 Women’s Reservation Bill Mr. AVR Murty – CEO, ElectroMechMr. Shashank Inamdar – Vice-Chairman & Co-Founder of Praj Industries

COLOSSEUM:

DATE THEME SPEAKERS
9th August 2014 Indianness of HR Miss. Madhavi Dhanukar
The theme for COLOSSEUM this year was “INDIANNESS OF HR11” .For the last couple of decades, India has largely been viewed as an outsourcing destination where organizations from several companies could reduce their cost base through transferring work to our country. One of the biggest obstacles to overcome when entering the Indian market or doing business with India is definitely the cultural differences that would be undoubtedly encountered. Some of the issues that global HR managers have to deal with include Power distance – work place mannerism , group effort over individual effort – paradox of reward distribution, cultural variations – dress codes policy / meal policy/ no interference in personal life – detachment between personal and professional affairs etc. The Speakers for the Event were:

 

1. Madhavi Dahanukar (SVP,EXL Services) 2. Thomas Joseph (Corp. Sr. VP (HR), WNS) 3. Rahul Rathee (Manager, BASF) 4. Vijay Deshpande (Director (HR), Skoda Auto) 5. Vikas Shinde (Director (HR), Dhruva) 6. Lt. Col. Sunil Brijkrishnan- Moderator

DATE THEME SPEAKERS
2012 HR VALUE PROPOSITION Mr. Vijay Jamwal, Heading HR for Gartner India Research & Advisory Services Pvt Ltd Mr. Saurabh Arora, Generalist lead for all Banking and Infrastructure business units at Morgan Stanley Knowledge Center, Mumbai. Mr. Omprakash, Talent Leadership team of Deloitte US Firm in India Ms. Aarti Gupta, Leadership curriculum director, CapGemini University Col Sunil Brijkrishan, a Former Armed Forces officer with 34 years service
Colosseum is an annual event where the HR club of Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune calls for eminent people from the industry to share their thought with the students. This year the theme was, “HR VALUE PROPOSITION” which focuses on how HR can deliver and add value to businesses all across the globe. The event provides a platform to have discussions on the values that need to be inculcated in the Human Resource Management System which further reflects on the talent possessed by its people, resulting in business development.

 

The sub themes were: – Role of HR in economic Volatility – Building HR Assets – Separating the best from the rest

DATE THEME SPEAKERS
15th Aug 2010 Talent in Demand – The progressive Reality Mr. JayeshLadwa, VP USI Talent Specialities, Deloitte

Mr. SharadGAngal, EVP Thermax India Ltd.

Mr. MuralidharanJayaram, AVP IGatePatni

Mrs. Kavita Kulkarni, AVP HR Business Leader Infosys Ltd.

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SPSS :

SIMS organizes SPSS workshop every year (MDP) for the benefit of faculty and students .The workshop is being conducted since last four years in collaboration with IBM SPSS, Bangalore. At the end of the workshop the attendees receive certificates of participation from IBM SPSS. The workshop is conducted twice a year during the months August and February.

A large number of corporates, research professionals, middle and junior management personnel approach us for conduct of certified modules for two to three days on Advanced Statistics. We are glad to inform you that we have an MoU with IBM SPSS for conduct of this certified module and have been conducting it regularly for the past four years where in the the resource person is a trained instructor from IBM SPSS. It has proved to be a major success, attracting a number of participants.

In the past, a large number of faculty, Researchers, Research scholars, Industry Personnel and students from all over India have received IBMSPSS certification as well as benefited from the workshop on -“Application of statistics in Research”


SIMS DATE NO OF PARTICIPANTS RESOURCE PERSON NAME
IBM SPSS workshop 28th& 29th Jan 2011 50 Mr. Pratapa L
IBM SPSS workshop 2nd& 3rd Sept 2011 30 Mr. Pratapa L
IBM SPSS workshop 16th& 17th Feb 2012 Mr. Navin M. Kharade
IBM SPSS workshop 14th& 15th Sept 2012 35 Mr. Debdip Pal
IBM SPSS workshop 20th to 22ndFeb 2013 44 Mr Sameer Virani and Prof. Komal Chopra
IBM SPSS workshop 20th to 22nd August 2013 59 Mr. Sameer Virani and Prof. Komal Chopra
IBM SPSS workshop 23rd to 25th Feb 2014 60 Mr. Sameer Virani and Prof. Komal Chopra
IBM SPSS workshop 17th to 19th August 2014 37 Mr. Sameer Virani and Prof. Komal Chopra