The Voice of SIESCOMS October 2012 The Voice of SIESCOMS Reaching out to the world OCTOBER 2012 Sharing smiles: Joy of Giving Week By Amita Pai On the occasion of the ‘Joy of Giving Week’ Mr.Kannan Devendra, Director of the nd which was celebrated worldwide from 2 NGO ‘Satya Anand Mission’ was th October to 8 October 2012, Sahyog overwhelmed with the response and Committee along with the Students’ Council of appreciated the efforts of Sahyog SIESCOMS conducted a donation drive for committee & the Students’ Council. He clothes, toys, books and various other things said “The dedication and intention of the which could be used by the less privileged students is very noble. It is very important section of our society. We got a magnificent to have such socially responsible students and generous response for the drive from every for the transformation of the society.” constituent of the college. At the end of the drive the collection accounted for more than 30 The Sahyog Committee and the Student huge boxes of clothes, books, toys, etc. for all Council extends a heartfelt gratitude to all age groups. These boxes were handed over to for the overwhelming support. This has an NGO named “Satya Anand Mission”, who in further motivated the Sahyog Committee turn distributed clothes and other things to to carry on and come up with more such deserving underprivileged & needy children in socially driven causes. There is certainly a various areas of Mumbai. great joy in the “Joy of giving”.
THE VOICE OF SIESCOMS | OCTOBER Issue 2 Alumni Speak HEF Seminar SIES NEWS By Mr. Cijoy Chowalloor (MCA Alumni) By Megha Saluja One of the major issues in contemporary higher Inauguration of Finance club (2012-2014) I am currently working as a Software Project education, particularly technical & professional Leader at Rolta India Limited. Finance Club (2012-2014) was inaugurated on education in India has been the “employability” of our fresh graduates. Certain reports suggest Saturday, October 20, 2012. The chief guests SIESCOMS for me: for this occasion were Mr. Smitesh Desai from that on an average not more than 25% of graduates actually are “Employable”. This CCGRT and Mr. Shashank Chaturvedi from SIESCOMS – Add a pinch of Management to the BSE. taste!! therefore means there is a gap between what the institutes provide in terms of curriculum, Mr. Smitesh and Mr. Shashank enlightened Till recent times most of the institutes which skills/attitude and what is expected in a aspiring finance students on How to invest in offered MCA were purely technical where you corporate context. Capital Markets. It was a highly informative would find yourself surrounded by all kinds of session. Finance club members are all geared technocrats. With the intention bridging this ever-widening gap, the Higher Education Forum (HEF) decided up to arrange similar sessions in the near future. Yet, SIESCOMS is different, a place where to organize a series of seminars on this subject Srinivasa Kalyanam Management blends with Information by bringing senior corporate professionals, Technology seamlessly. institutes, faculty members and students "Srinivasa Kalyanam", the symbolic celestial together. The first seminar in the series was wedding of Lord Venkateswara with his two In today’s world there is an equal importance to held at SIESCOMS on Skill-Gap & Corporate consorts Padmavati and Laxmi was held at SIES your managerial competences along with Expectations in BFSI sector on Saturday 13 (Nerul) campus (temple premise) on Monday, technical expertise. SIESCOMS is one of those October 2012. The panel members were: 15th October 2012. few places which offer you this winning mantra. Mr. Ram Iyer, formerly Partner KPMG, The idols of the Lord were specially brought Innovation – The ultimate secret Currently Partner Sudit K Parekh &Co. from Tirupati devasthanam. The event was If you introspect a successful project or a witnessed by over 2000 devotees. Students of Mr. Anil Salvi, MD and Group Head- HR, J M breakthrough software product, you will realize SIESCOMS were given a partial responsibility to Financial, formerly Senior VP- HR RBS, V P HR that the foundation stone has always been manage this event, which they did very Deutsche Bank innovation. successfully. Ms Rashmi Nagori, Senior VP HR Edelweiss Today, new ideas are the ones which are securities Ltd., Formerly VP HR, HDFC respected and honored the most.If you have Securities Ltd something new, there is limitless opportunity out there. Mr.Abhishek Rai, AVP HR NCDEX, formerly Regional Head, Kotak Life Insurance Change- The only consistent thing Ms. Kalpana Hinduja, Head HR India Factoring, Technology is changing at an unprecedented formerly Manager HR, Indian Express pace. Try to familiarize yourself with the latest trends in the industry. Don’t completely rely on The discussion was moderated by the Mentor of syllabus and theory. Arrange corporate SIESCOMS Dr. A. K. Sengupta. The seminar seminars to get a glimpse of where the world is presented an opportunity for all aspiring moving. This will help you to mould yourself students of Finance to interact with luminaries and prepare for the opportunities and from the corporate world and understand challenges in the corporate world. expectations that corporate world has from fresh graduates. All the best! Click here to register: http://bit.ly/LaMelange
THE VOICE OF SIESCOMS | OCTOBER Issue 3 Bridging the Generation Gap By Rashmi Udayshankar Today, we live in a world where man is the opinion that, both the generations shared need to set a limit, on fulfilling which, they progressing every single day. Just like every common core values, the difference was only in should fly back home and be there for their coin has two sides, along with progress on one the way the values were being practiced. Other parents”. hand, there are problems on the other. Of the students begged to differ, by saying that, it is numerous social issues we face today, one the dynamics of the societal demands that As the session drew towards close, it was staring us in the face is the so-called leads to the changes in the value system of each unanimously agreed upon by both the ‘Generation gap’. In order to address this issue, generation. To this, the senior members generations, that with a little effort from either SIESCOMS organized a face-to-face discussion unanimously opined that in order to progress in side, the generation gap could be easily between today’s youth and the senior citizens. the right direction, one essentially needs to bridged. The students were very happy for The purpose of this event was to having had the address the various problems opportunity to interact caused by generation gap, and to with the experienced inculcate a sense of social senior section of the responsibility & sensitivity in the society. They looked up to student community. the senior citizens with renewed respect and The talk show was held on Friday, gratitude. To this, the 5th October 2012. The senior citizens participants belonged to two reciprocated with a lot of extreme generations, the ‘sixty- concern and affection. plus’ age group and the ‘barely twenty-five’ age group. The It was indeed a holistic guests of the talk show learning experience and were eleven members of “The served as a value addition Senior Citizens’ Association”, to the student CBD Belapur. There were some in community. Such their sixties and others in their sessions, help students eighties. Nonetheless, each one become more socially of them was enthusiastic and sensitive, and to relate to young at heart. the various problems faced by the society. The The two hour long session, saw students of SIESCOMS very lively and hearty discussion on various have a right value system in place. would indeed look forward to more of such issues faced by the two generations, and Next was a problem that hundreds of Indian interactive sessions. methods to resolve them. The session began with discussion on the relevance of the older parents are facing today, that of their children generation’s experience in today’s world. Both settling abroad, leaving behind their old parents parties involved brought in various points of often feeling lonely and view with the youth finally conceding that impaired. The various experience & wisdom indeed is of great problems faced by such relevance even in these changing times. parents and also the reasons for the same were The discussion then veered towards money discussed. Also, some matters and ‘Whether money students opined is everything in life?’. Varied views A peaceful sleep that settling were presented regarding the is more important abroad gave same. The younger generation felt than money, the them better that money indeed was the older generation opportunities to panacea to all difficulties and one says. support their should always focus on earning families in India more money. Whereas, the older generation and abroad. A solution to was of the opinion that, more than money, it is the issue was suggested by the peaceful sleep at night that matters. It was a one of the senior members, nice attempt to make the younger generation who said, “Probably, realize, when and to what extent, money should children should go abroad, be given importance. as they must not miss out on the promising The next problem addressed, was that of social opportunities. But, they and cultural divide. Here, a few students were of
The Voice of SIESCOMS October 2012 Wall of Honor SIES NEWS Inauguration of Recreation Centre By The Editorial Team A Recreation Center (RC) for all SIESCOMites was inaugurated on 9th October 2012. st 1 Prize winners in Debate competition at D Y Patil Institute of Management Studies: Monika, Chinar Desai, Vivek Nair 1st prize winners in Mad Marketing at Pillai Institute of Management Studies: Mayur, Vishnu, Santosh, Jay Mehta Winner of the Inter Management Institute- Best Summer Project Contest 2012: AnishBagchi 1st Prize winners in Ad-Mad at Father Agnel Business School: st 1 prize and Viewer’s choice prize for SELL It at Jobin Mathew, Reagan Chettiar, Richard Sydenham Institute of Management Studies: Manickam, Shivanand Kotian, Mary Das, Ketaki Chande Jobin Mathew, Reagan Chettiar, Richard Manickam 1st Prize winners in Brand Race at Father Agnel Business School: st 1 Prize winners in Financial express at Father Jobin Mathew, Reagan Chettiar, Richard Agnel Business School: Manickam, Shivanand Kotian THE EDITORIAL TEAM Nikhil, Harsh, Rushil Editors: Parag Amin , Sharmila Mohapatra& Susen Varghese Newsletter Committee: Apoorva Shenoy, Divya Bhandaru, Jay Mehta, Prerana Sawant, Reshmi Pankaj, Sneha Shet, Sreejit Nair Photographs Courtesy: Chinar Desai, Jobin Mathew, Viresh _________________________________________ Please share your feedback at: firstname.lastname@example.org _________________________________________ For more details visit: http://www.siescoms.edu Visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/SIESCOMS IN THE NEXT ISSUE Revisiting India! The intra-collegiate cultural competition. Stay Tuned in for more details!