An industrial visit cum picnic to Lonavala was organized by SFIMAR for the part time students on 5th & 6thof August, 2017. The Industry visited was Bhushan steelat KhopoliThe Site manager briefed the students about the company – its history, the kinds of products manufactured by them, the types of machinery and manufacturing processes they follow, the various quality standardsadopted by them and their clientele. After the visit the studentshad a DJ night and Mr. and Ms. Fresher’s contest for the 1st year student organized by the second and third year students. Registrar Bro. Xavier felicitated the toppers of the previous academic year. Everyone then danced to the tunes belted out by the DJ and later enjoyed a sumptuous dinner and called it a night.
The following day, after breakfast the studentsproceeded towards Wet n Joy Water Park. Activities such as Boomerango, Cyclone Ride, Freefall Ride, Extreme volcano and Tornado were clear favorites among the students.
PT – MMM student (Batch 16-19)
SFIMAR’s 9th Batch Part Time MFM / MMM Inaugural & Orientation Programme was held on the 8th of July, 2017.,It was organised by the second and third year Part Time students.
The programme began at 2:00 pm. SFIMAR Chairman,Brother. Alphonse Nesamony, our Special guest - Executive Committee and Governing Council Member - Mr. Augustine Kurias, In-Charge Director & MMS Programme Head Dr. G. Ramesh, Part-Time Course Programme Head Dr. NatikaPoddar, Heads of Department, Faculty members, and Admin staff members were present for the programme.Our Chairman welcomed the students with the history of St. Francis Institute and a warm welcome speech. The special guest, Mr. Augustine KuriasExecutive Committee and Governing Council Member spoke to the students about the Importance of the course and how the students can overcome their hurdles with mindfulness.MMS Programme Head and In-Charge Director Dr. G. Ramesh who was representing our Director Dr. S.S Mohanty made a short and truly inspiring speech about the Part Time Programme.
Mr. Jude Zonal Officer, Model Cooperative Bank addressed the students about the various bank products and schemes offered by Model Bank. MFM/MMM Course Programme Head, Dr. NatikaPoddarbegan her speech by felicitating the faculty present and the HODs. Following which she launched into explaining in great depth about the Part Time curriculum, rules and extracurricular activities.Department Heads, Mr. Prakash Lalwani and Ms. Papinder Kaurbriefed the students about the I.T and Library rules and the facilities respectively. Theprogramme concluded with an ice breaker session conducted by SFIMAR Counsellor Ms. Kavita Anthony.
Prakalpa was conducted at the intra-collegiate level by St. Francis Institute of Management & Research on 19th of November, 2016. Prakalpa is a project competition, for the part time 3rd year students from SFIMAR and other institutes. These students present their projects before an external panel of judges and compete among their peers to win awards.
The panel members invited for the competition were –
Dr. Firdos Shroff - Fellow IIBF & Senate Member of Pune University.
SFIMAR Alumni Mr. Vijay D’souza - Vice president and Division head of operations and Maintenance in Reliance Infrastructure .
Dr. Smita Jesudasan - Assistant professor of Finance at SFIMAR.
Dr. Harish Purohit - Director at Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association Institute of Management.
SFIMAR Alumni Ms. Kavita Anthony - Faculty and HOD in Business & Management and Economics in International schools .
Prof. Jestin Johny - Assistant professor of Marketing at SFIMAR.
All the presenters did a remarkable job at presenting their topics and answering the panelist’s questions. The Finance and Marketing winners were felicitated by the respective panelists with a trophy, certificate and cash prize.
Ms. Leanne Barretto, Second year MMM – Part Time 15-18 Batch
SFIMAR conducted a Guest lecture on“Advertisement and Digital Marketing” by Mr Parth Ghosh for the MFM/MMM students. Mr Ghosh, with his immense and vast Knowledge and expertise introduced and also shared an Insights on the topic. He explained how advertising is an on-Growing industry that would be the playing a major role in the various other sectors of the market and also the various job opportunities and in this field. He simplified the Topic and also answereddoubts and queries with alacrity.