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TABLE OF CONTENTS: GET INVIGORATED STUDENTS CORNER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES INAUGURAL DAY BRIDGE COURSE SPORTS DAY FACULTY CORNER SIMS IN NEWS 3 5 8 10 11 14 15 16

September 2013

SANKARA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

Message from the Secretary


Hearty welcome to all on behalf of SIMS!!! It gives me immense pleasure that SIMS is launching a quarterly newsletter SIMScript . The publication of this newsl etter titled SIMS cri pt woul d go a long way in highlighting the multifarious activities and achievements at

our campus. I strongly believe that this newsletter is an

ABOUT US:
SIMS is an exclusive MBA institute established in the year 2000. We are committed to provide quality education of global standards. At SIMS, every student will learn, achieve and succeed.

endeavour to act as one of the effective bridge between our institution and the outside world. Wishing you all the very best! Happy Reading!

T.P.RAMACHANDRAN SECRETARY SANKARA EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

FROM THE EDITORS DESK

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Chief Editor: Prof.L.GandhiHOD Editors: Prof.K.Thirugnana Sambanthan


Prof.K.P.Radhika

Greetings from SIMS!! The journey through life is one that nobody goes through alone. Whatever people may accomplish, those accomplishments were achieved only through the combination of their own personal drive, motivation and the support given to them from the people around them. The quarterly newsletter SIMScript is an accomplishment of SIMS team. Quality is never an accident but the consequence of hard work and continuous process. Yes, one such success step of SIMS is the release of this quarterly newsletter SIMScript that attempts to highlight the achievements and activities carried out in different spheres by the Management Department. SIMScript will be a value addition acting as a ready reckoner of events and activities at our campus. Pleasant Reading!

For those who dare to dream, There is a whole world to win! - Dhirubhai-Ambani

GET INVIGORATED

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Get

Invigorated is the series of guest lecture by eminent speakers and

specialists from academics, corporates and industrialists to fine tune the class room teaching, motivate the young minds and ensure students are always updated. SIMS organized three Get Invigorated sessions since July 2013.

Mr.Ajay Rathinam, Cine Artist

Dr. R. Chandrasekar, Professor/Consultant, Aegis Limited Dr. R. Chandrasekar, Professor/Consultant, Aegis limited (An Essar

Mr. Ashok Thiakarajan Vice President-Operations, Kurinji Hospital Mr. Ashok Thiakarajan, Vic e Pr es id en t- Op era t io ns , Kurinji Hospital, Coimbatore spoke on Metamorphosis at SIMS campus on 03.08.2013. Mr. Ashok Thiakarajan c l ea r l y h ig h l ig h t ed t o t h e students tha t every MB A graduate should be aware of and correlate their skill sets to s u it t he indu str y n eeds t o become efficiently employable. Simple HR concepts were also interacted with the students.

Mr. Ajay Rathinam, addressed the management graduates on The Mantra

for Success on 10.07.2013. Present is the

E n t erpr is e) g av e a v iv id picture to the management

present/gift of life to a man and is already planned and should be happily cherished, said Mr. Ajay Rathinam who

students on The Gateway to Professional Life On 20.07.2013. Dr.Chandrasekhar highlighted that Awareness, Assessment and Action are the three golden rules for success of MBA students in todays world.

also reiterated the values of time to the students and

ensures them that focused stud en ts will a lway s reap success in future.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein

STUDENTS CORNER

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SIMS endeavours to trigger the learning skills of every student through various innovative methodologies. One such endeavor is Trivia an important building block for the students as it helps accumulate knowledge on varied

topics. Trivia is the booster activity at the start of every day for about 15-30 minutes when quiz relating to topics of general knowledge and current affairs like capital, currencies, presidents and premiers, stock indices etc. are taken up by the students with utmost zeal, which has inculcated them to update facts and figures.

Unwinding is a part and partial of any management practice. We realized the need of unwinding for our students and arranged an outbound training to Kodaikanal. MBA

Students have assembled in the college campus at 5.30 am in the morning on 27.07.2013. Students with Faculty have started the journey at 6.30 am by our college bus and reached Kodaikanal by afternoon at 03.00pm at hotel Kodai Inn and had lunch. At 4.00 pm the

sight-seeing at Kodaikanal started off with visit to Kodaikanal Lake and enjoyed lake view by riding bicycle, followed by shopping in and around the lake and returned to the hotel after dinner. Next day the spots at Kodaikanal like suicide point, pillar rock, guna caves were visited by the team. The same day evening the team visited Palani temple and worshiped Lord Muruga and reached back safely. This Outbound training certainly rejuvenated our students and faculty team.

Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success. - Henry Ford

STUDENTS CORNER

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INDUSTRIAL VISIT
A one day industrial visit to Sakthi Sugars Limited, Bhavani taluk, Erode district was organized on 14.08.13 for II MBA with (Prof. P ro f. Prof. four S. L. R. students along m emb er s V. Divya, an d The

VISIT TO BROOKFIELDS MALL


SIMS leading mall organized in a visit to a Coimbatore The

Brookfields Mall on 13.8.2013 for the II MBA students. The students were

faculty Prof.

accompanied by Prof. V. Divya and Prof. R. Udhay Murthy. The students

Shiny,

Sen t h il Udhay

K um ar Murthy).

visited the specialty outlets in the mall and gathered information on the various marketing strategies adopted, customer perceptions on the stores, store

students observed the process of sugar manufacturing in the order in which it was operated. The students also observed how sugar cane waste was sent through conveyer belt to generate power of 32mw which was used for production, for staff quarters and balance they transfer to EB government. This IV assisted many s t ud en ts to c ompr ehend and the

management techniques etc. This fun day aided students to gain real time experience of retail outlets and their functioning.

administration

production

process of a manufacturing company.

SIMS congratulates MBA students of 2011-2013 batch for achieving 100% in University Examinations.

STUDENTS CORNER

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Sankara organized an Educational intra-cricket Institutions tournament

during the month of August 2013. 20 teams participated in this exciting event. ROYAL MBA represented by SIMS students won the cup in an emphatic manner.

STUDENTS PARTICIPATION
As many as five teams of students from SIMS participated in a National Business Quiz competition organized by National Institute of Personnel Management at Vivekanda Institute of Management Studies, Coimbatore on 17.08.2013.

INTERNSHIP AT BIG BAZAAR, COIMBATORE

Eight students of II MBA were selected for four days of internship at Big Bazaar (Townhall branch), Coimbatore from September 4th, 2013 to September 8th, 2013. The internship was basically a promotional activity of Big Bazaar's scheme "The Profit Club" membership card. Students of SIMS had actively and professionally undertaken the activity. Every student addressed an average of 50 customers per day and the team as a whole had made eight memberships for the profit club, which was highly appreciated by the team at Big Bazaar. The students found the internship a high learning platform availed by them. They had hands on exposure and knowledge on promotional strategies adopted by retail chain stores, customer supportive services, shelf management techniques, the benefits of schemes like profit club and their acceptance in the market.

I am extremely happy our MBA team won the cricket cup. Studying in SIMS is lot of fun. At SIMS, we work hard and play hard. -Joyal Mathew - II MBA

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THINK BIG!
Abraham Lincoln had a dream.. And in 1863 Lincoln signed the emancipation, proclamation. Gandhiji had a dream and transplanted that dream into the minds of two hundred million people ..Result was our Independence. Dear students, you should have dream, a dream as big as The Himalayas. It should become a burning desire, a consuming passion, a destiny ..And always think positively, redemptively, creatively, you will achieve it. In your brain there lies sleeping, the seed of achievement, if found and put into action you will reach the top of the ladder. The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. A great philosopher has correctly stated this universal truth through these lines: If you THINK you are beaten, you are If you THINK you dare not, you dont If you like to win, but you THINK you cant It is almost certain you wont If you THINK you will lose, you are lost For out of the world we find, Success begins with a fellows willIts all in the STATE OF MIND If you THINK you are outclassed, you are You have got to THINK high to rise, You have got to be SURE OF YOURSELF before You can even win a prize. Lifes battles dont always go To the stronger or the faster man, But soon or late the man WHO WINS Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN! Success doesnt just happen! You have to plan to make it happen. Be a DREAMER! DOER! ACHIEVER! Courtesy: You can also succeed (Malayalam version May 2003) Shri.Martin Payya Pilli

PREETHA. J.K II MBA SIMS

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure. - BILL GATES

OUTREACH INITIATIVES OF SIMS

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On July 31, 2013 Sankara Institute of Management Science (SIMS), Coimbatore has observed Bhoomi Madha Day at the Sankara Campus. This program was planned to recognize, respect and remember our Mother Earth and also to ensure steps are taken by every human to enhance the deteriorating plight of earth. An awareness creation program was organized among the public of Coimbatore on the concept Save Earth when the students participated in a rally carrying placards on July 30, 2013 in front of Red Cross building, Coimbatore. On 31.07.13 the faculty and students observed the day from 10:10 a.m. to 10.40 a.m. As a mark of respect to earth, students and teachers were dressed in green, planted trees, and eco friendly note books were distributed to students. Moreover, power was off during that period and mobiles phones and laptops were also switched off. We will continue to celebrate this day in the future and we hope the entire country will observe Bhoomi Madha Day in the coming years.

OUTREACH INITIATIVES OF SIMS

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As an act of generosity and care for the thousand people who starve for basic food, clothing and shelter in and around Coimbatore city, the team at SIMS proposed that every year 21st August will be observed as Donation Day. Donation day had a good acceptance and start this year when students, staff and management were asked donate their old clothes, accessories, shoes, mobiles etc. on or before 21st August, 2013. All items received generously were

donated to a reputed orphanage by the management. At SIMS, we care for our society and we will always strive to support the unfortunate people of our society.

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. - Mother Teresa

INAUGURATION OF 13th MBA BATCH

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Sankara Institute of Management Science, the management wing of Sankara Educational Institutions inaugurated its 13th batch of MBA on 26th August 2013.

Prof. Eashwar Krishna Iyer, Associate Professor and Director of Admissions, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai was the chief guest for the inaugural session. In his inaugural address, Prof. Iyer clearly chalked out 10 baby steps for B School entrants that will facilitate success to every management aspirant . Mr. T.P. Ramachandran, Secretary, Sankara Educational Institutions in his presidential

addressed that young management aspirants should be highly energetic and stand upto the expectations of the industry in todays

competitive world. Mr. Bharath Vasantharaman, Director,

Kalyan Ventures was the guest of honour who delivered the key note address. Mr. Bharath

brought out the essence of having more practical exposure for management students and expressed his own experiences of being an entrepreneur.

Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right things. PETER DRUCKER

ORIENTATION WEEK AT SIMS


26th August to 5th September

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MOTIVATIONAL TALKS
HR specialist Mr. Y.E. Sridhar, HR-Manager, CTS addressed the management aspirants on 27.08.2013 by sharing his personal experiences of career

building and highlighted the fact that constant persuasion and passion for job will only lead to a successful career. Mr. Singhan Sathu, Chief Manager, Corporation Bank, Erode in his motivational address to the young aspirants on 29.08.2013 vividly pointed out how an MBA graduate has niche over the other graduates due to the practical learning system prevalent. Mr. Singhan pointed out that a recent survey indicated that 40% of Indias population is not

covered by banking services and hence he opined that opportunities and demand for banking professionals will be on the higher end and the students should rightly train and equip themselves to capture the same. A dynamic young entrepreneur Mr. Kunal Banthia,

Director, Evershine DynaCorp Ltd spoke of How to optimally use MBA on 29.08.2013. Mr. Kunal summarized by saying that one should increase his Emotional Quotient, be proactive and not reactive and learn one new thing every day to be unique and successful in this competitive journey of life. Industrial expert, Mr. K. Ravi, CFO, Roots Industries Ltd, Coimbatore on 29.08.2013 congratulated the students for having chosen management arena and also motivated them with few tips to achieve success at the end of two years both in career and life as a whole.

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SELF MANAGEMENT
Mr. Bharath, Trainer, Career Cell organized a Self Management session for the I MBA The session "Motivation and Self Motivation" was of immense use to trigger the motivational aspects of development among the students and the importance of maintaining the motivation was registered in the minds of the students.

TREASURE HUNT
Treasure Hunt event was organized for First Year MBA students on 30.8.2013. This event was aimed at Team building and enhancing the analytical ability of the students. 12 Teams participated in Treasure Hunt Event. This event was coordinated by Prof.K.Thirugnana Sambanthan, Prof.R.Udhay Murthy and Prof.K.P.Radhika.

ARISE! AWAKE! AND STOP NOT TILL YOUR GOAL IS REACHED! - SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

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YOGA
Two-hour yoga session was organized for SIMS students on September 2, 2013, with an aim to help students to inculcate

physical fitness habits and methods to relieve ones mental stress.

ZUMBA DANCE
Healthy mind in a healthy body, as the saying goes SIMS ensures that every student is fit, fine and rejuvenated through various

activities like sports and fun activities. Zumba is one such activity which is a form of aerobic dance that stimulates the muscles and bones through music. Mr. Honey, freelance Zumba

Trainer had a storming zumba session for our MBA students on 3.9.2013. The students

showed sustained interest for about one hour and exhibited great zeal.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. - Mahatma Gandhi

SPORTS DAY

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Sports day was organized for I MBA Students on September 4th, 2013. Cricket , Throw Ball and Athletic Events were conducted. These events were coordinated by Prof.K.Thirugnana Sambanthan and Prof. R.Udhay Murthy.

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. - Dan Gable

FACULTY IN ACTION

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At SIMS, Faculty Forum was inaugurated on July 17, 2013 by Shri. Kalyanaraman, Joint Secretary, SIMS which is an innovative platform of knowledge sharing among the faculty. On every Wednesday all MBA faculty members will join together and one designated faculty will share contemporary issues in their respective functional area.

Prof. L. Gandhi, Head of the Department SIMS attended the Management Development Programme on "The Leadership Clinic". Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM- Kozhikode led the session at 21.08.2013. Taj Vivanta, Coimbatore on

Prof. L. Gandhi, Head of the Department SIMS was the Quiz Master for the National Business Quiz organized by National Institute of Personnel Management at Muthiyammal Engineering College, Rasipuram on 19.08.2013 and at Excel Business School on 20.08.2013.

Prof. K.P. Radhika and Prof. L. Senthil Kumar participated in the Faculty Development Programme organized on "Financial Modeling: Tools & Techniques" by the Department of Management Studies, Coimbatore Management on 22.07.2013. Dr. K. Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Professor, Department of

Thenmozhi,

Studies, IIT Chennai was the chief resource person who taught the

use of EViews software in financial modeling and analysis.

IF YOU CAN DREAM IT! YOU CAN DO IT! - WALT DISNEY

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