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‘Feels like coming to White House:’ Gadkari during Symbiosis Centre’s inauguration in Nagpur

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, on Sunday, inaugurated Convention Centre and Symbiosis Centre for Skill Development at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) in Nagpur. 



Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and current Leader of Opposition (LoP) Devendra Fadnavis, Chancellor of Symbiosis International Padma Bhushan Dr SB Majumdar, Pro Chancellor Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Vice Chancellor Dr Rajani Gupte, to name a few, were also present for the inauguration.



Gadkari, during his speech, said, When I used to go around asking for votes in Nagpur, people would tell me their sons were either study in Pune or Mumbai. So, I thought of making an education hub in Nagpur instead.



He added, Nagpur’s Symbiosis campus is the most beautiful; it feels like coming to ?White House? because it has been design in such a way!


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Corporate honchos share management mantras with Symbiosis students in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Nagpur after successfully conducting its first day orientation program on June 13, started off with its day two of orientation program with all eminent names from the industry. The program started with introducing the eminent guests.

Day two was graced by five eminent personalities from Industry, Aniruddha Chakravarty, Technical director, KPMG India. He congratulated the students on getting selected at SIBM-Nagpur, an institute of high repute in the field of management with a spectacular campus.

Chakravarty emphasized on importance of data and how analytics is becoming the backbone of businesses. He further added the important functions in analytics are data mining, data aggression, forecasting and data visualizing. He summarized the same with examples related to health care and renewable energy.

Tarunesh Mathur during his address focused on the importance of soft skills along with the hard skills. He also elaborated that future of business lies on – resilience, flexibility and agility. He also elaborated on ‘what not to do in next two years of degree’ as person focuses on what to do but no one focuses on what not to.

Later, three virtual live sessions were conducted, first by Boishaki Banerjee, global HR director, water and Air wellness, HUL. She emphasized on importance of HR as a career and how HR need not be rigid in their approach but be experimental to learn new things. 

Second virtual session was conducted by Rahul Suryavanshi Head HR, TM & D, ITC Ltd. He threw light on the aspects of B2b and B2C business with emphasis on brand management. He also guided students as to how a career path in sales & marketing would shape up. 

The third virtual speaker was Krishnendu Dasgupta, Business Leader, ITC Foods. He explained the important skills as marketers and the reason behind being successful and being less successful. The key to it according to him was to cope with daily pressure. He guided students as to what roles are available for marketing specialization students. He elaborated the way markets are developing in India and how sales would be the best way to start a career in marketing.

All the sessions were followed by question and answer by students to all the dignitaries.

At the later part of the day, a personal grooming session was conducted by two renowned trainers Harsimran and Jerrald. They are well known names in the field of grooming for over 14 and 12 years respectively. While Harsimran graduated from London and has worked with Jet airways, Taj Hotels and Kingfisher Airlines, Jerrald completed his course from Scotland and has worked with Indigo, Spicejet, NIIT to name a few. They both emphasized on the importance of executive grooming, body language and personal presentation and personal marketing, which are necessary for B-School students.

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Symbiosis Institute of Business Management flags off ‘Management Orientation Program’ in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
SIBM, Nagpur flagged off its Management Orientation Program for the batch 2022-24 batch from 13th June 2022

SIBM, Nagpur flagged off its Management Orientation Program for the batch 2022-24 batch from 13th June 2022

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Nagpur flagged off its Management Orientation Program for the batch 2022-24 batch from 13th June 2022. This is an annual event where in the students who got through with the entrance process and bagged admission are oriented about Symbiosis and SIBM culture.

The program started with lightening of the inaugural lamp by the dignitaries and the address by Director SIBM-Nagpur, Dr Shrirang Altekar who is the alumnus of SIBM Pune 83’ batch.

Dr Altekar briefed the students about the campus life and also elaborated about the rigorous teaching learning process of SIBM Nagpur. He further emphasised on the need of such culture for overall development of the students, and which will further help them acquire better positions in the corporate world. He briefed the students about the last year’s placement records, which is phenomenal with 96% placed students and highest package of ₹25.6 lakh also average package of ₹11 lakhs. 

The program was graced by several senior alumni of SIBM, Pune with names like Amit Puri, DGM, JK Papers Ltd., Sumita Majumdar, Head HR ITC Hotels – Sheraton, Ram Sarma Varanasi, Former Director Sales at Oracle, Partner at Bizwin Consulting Services and Ashutosh Bishnoi – Former MD & CEO, Mahindra Manulife.

Amit Puri while addressing focused on encouraging students to be determined at what they want and pursue their passion. He also elaborated on giving back to the society.

Sumita Majumdar emphasized on focusing on learning new skills and also to team work. She also emphasized on women being more self-sufficient and independent.

Ram Sarma Varanasi shared his experience at symbiosis, learnings from the fields and also asked students to strive for the excellence in whatever they do.

Ashutosh Bishnoi guided the students about finding what is real meaning of success and asked them to choose wisely what they dream of because life is important. “Work but not at the cost of life.”

The session was followed by question and answer session by students and parents to all the dignitaries present.

Later the alumni of SIBM-Nagpur batch 2019-21 Abhilash Raja, Utkarsh Singh, Vipul Bhishikar, Abhishek Chandak and batch 2020-22  Simran Vadhwa shared their experiences with the new batch. They elaborated about the fun of campus life at SIBM Nagpur. They also emphasized about the learning with activities and evening activities which they enjoyed at campus life.

The day ended with briefings about academics, placements, clubs and committees, examination process and policy by respective heads at SIBM Nagpur.

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LAD College conducts IRICH workshop on carbon footprint, climate change




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Interdisciplinary Research Ideation and Collaboration Hub (IRICH), the latest initiative from the Women’s Education Society (WES), recently held a six-day intense workshop ‘Research Ideation and Exploration (RIEW)’ for selected students from the various post graduate courses conducted in its institutions.

Dr Kamal Singh, former vice-chancellor of SDG Amravati University was the chief guest at the valedictory function. Delivering her valedictory address, she spoke on ‘Ethics in Research’ and urged the students to adopt a strong value system while conducting research.

Around 39 students from the 10 post graduate departments of LAD and Smt RP College for women and the Smt Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture (SMMCA) participated in the workshop.

The focus was to explore areas of interdisciplinary in research and the participants worked in heterogeneous groups to identify areas of the same. They were introduced to concepts of Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals, Climate change, Carbon Footprint, Traditional knowledge systems, Mechanics of interdisciplinary research and Cognition in research.

Dr Kamal Singh presented the certificates and membership cards of IRICH were issued to the participants.

The workshop was held under the patronage of advocate Sunil Manohar President WES, Dr Avinash Deshmukh Vice-President WES, Dr Shyamala Nair Secretary WES, Dr Nanda Rathi Jt Secretary WES, Dr Harsha Jharia Chief Administrative Officer WES and mentors from all the departments. The function was conducted by Dr Roopal Deshpande, Coordinator IRICH.

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