Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], June 10: Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) Pune, a prestigious constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU), celebrated the induction of the 32nd batch of its full-time MBA program with a grand inaugural ceremony. The event was presided over by, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro-Chancellor of Symbiosis International University (SIU) and Mr. Subeer Bakshi, the Head of People and Culture at Pocket FM was the Chief Guest.

Brig. (Dr.) Rajiv Divekar, Director of SIMS and Dean Faculty of Management SIU, warmly welcomed the new batch of students, emphasizing the institute’s commitment to providing a transformative educational experience. He highlighted the recent achievements of SIU, particularly its impressive standing in the QS university rankings, showcasing the institution’s growing reputation on a global scale. He urged the incoming students to reflect deeply on their aspirations and define what they wish to achieve during their time at SIMS by making the most of the exceptional facilities and resources available to them.

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro-Chancellor of SIU, provided a historical perspective on how SIMS has evolved. She highlighted the institute’s humble beginnings and its growth into a premier business school known for its commitment to excellence in management education. Dr. Yeravdekar shared that her interactions with alumni of Symbiosis institutions serve as a testament to the enduring connection and discipline cultivated during their time at the university. She expressed her pride in the transformative journey that students undergo at SIMS. She encouraged the incoming batch to embrace the values and ethos of SIMS, which have shaped the lives and careers of countless graduates who have gone on to make their mark in diverse fields.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Subeer Bakshi, shared his insightful perspectives on various topics pertinent to the student’s future careers. He delved into the concept of success, emphasizing that true success goes beyond material achievements and lies in finding fulfilment and purpose in one’s work. Mr. Bakshi discussed the role of luck in shaping careers, drawing inspiration from the ideas of Naval Ravikant. He stressed the importance of hard work and perseverance, encouraging students to seize opportunities as they arise.

Reflecting on his journey, Mr. Bakshi recounted the job crisis he faced upon graduating, highlighting the resilience and adaptability required to navigate such challenges.

Additionally, Mr. Bakshi introduced the concepts of “Extremistan” and “Mediocristan,” distinguishing careers and jobs. He encouraged students to contemplate whether they seek a job or a career, emphasizing the need to carefully consider what they are willing to trade for money or salary.

The inaugural ceremony was a symbolic beginning of the students’ transformative journey at SIMS. The institute’s renowned orientation program, often called a “boot camp,” aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the rigours of corporate life. 

Over two weeks, students will engage in various assignments, team-building exercises, and exposure to the institute’s various teams and cells, fostering a well-rounded experience.

SIMS Pune has a legacy of producing industry-ready professionals who excel in their chosen fields. The 32nd batch of MBA students embarks on a journey that will shape their professional identities and equip them with the tools to navigate the ever-changing business landscape with confidence and integrity.

As the ceremony drew to a close, the air was filled with excitement and anticipation, marking the beginning of a transformative journey for the new batch of students. The comprehensive orientation program, insightful addresses by distinguished guests, and the institute’s rich history set the stage for an enriching MBA experience aimed at producing future leaders ready to tackle the challenges of the corporate world.

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