FROM DIRECTOR’S DESK
Prof. P. N. Jha
MBA, PGDAM, Ph. D.(Mgmt.), D. Litt.(Mgmt.)
Heartiest Greetings to all the stakeholders on SMS Varanasi getting ‘Autonomy’ by UGC!
School of Management Sciences Varanasi, popularly known as SMS Varanasi, has been a pristine institution attracting hues of both a new age B-School as well as an archaic academic house. A 1995-born institution in the holy city of Varanasi (Kashi) witnessed an auspicious time, the childhood period of the opening economy, and received a thumping welcome by virtue of being the first of its kind of self-financed institution in the region. Nurtured and groomed under the ethical guidelines of Dr. Bhisma Narayan Singh and academic care of renowned professors in the relevant areas, SMS Varanasi could attain the grit to imbibe the core value of ‘Quality’ in the underpinnings of its very foundation in order to pioneer the spread of management and other professional education in accordance with the spirit of Higher Education in this part of the country. Housed in an arrogantly beautiful green campus, SMS Varanasi is a NAAC ‘A’ Grade Accredited Institution that further maintains a visible position in the high-profile bracket of ’Top 50 B-Schools in India’. Committed to nurture academic and intellectual strivings, vibrant co- & extra-curricular activities, outreach initiatives and civic engagements of a high order, the institution, as early as 2003, started a ‘Centre of Spiritualism and Human Enrichment’ with the blessings of Pt. Vishnu Kant Shashtri, the then Hon’ble Governor, UP, and subsequently emerged as a Global Leader in positioning Spiritual Wisdom in the managerial epistemology. Remarkably, four bi-annual research Journals – Management Insight, Purushartha, Computing Trendz, and SMS Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, published by us, are being indexed in International Data-base, Scopus, Elsevier, apart from being listed in the UGC-approved List of journals.
It goes without saying that any society is measured on the canon of its quality of manpower and institutes like SMS Varanasi have this onerous task of producing high quality manpower. Providing one of the best learning experience, coupled with a robust placement, SMS Varanasi today is considered to be one of the most sought-after colleges in this part of the country for pursuing Management, Computer Sciences, Commerce and Mass Communication programmes. Our educational programmes are of the highest standards, incorporating a pragmatic application, initiative, hard work, intellectual maturity and strength of purpose so as to equip the students for success in career and life as well. SMS Varanasi displays the adaptability to embrace the transition in management education in India and accordingly offers a reasonable space to experiential learning. Besides core competency and knowledge-base, ethics, community service and social sensitivity are given wider focus. Within the ambience of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), the corresponding Education Model 4.0, and the National Education Policy, the proactive academic leadership at SMS Varanasi has revisited both the text and context of the deliverables, offered to our students to ensure their increased suitability to the growing & changing corporate and social requirements.
SMS, as a globally sensitive educational institution, believes that touching the quality-apotheosis in the scholastic context is certainly a distant destination, but it constantly instigated to continue taking steps forward unfettered during the institution’s peregrination so far. However, the unwavering quest of SMS to redefine the yardstick of excellence is a continuous process, and we are hopeful of touching the pinnacle in this regard by the burgeoning reliance of our stakeholders and the blessings of the Almighty.
Wishing you all the best !
(Prof. P. N. Jha)