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Congratulations!!

Dr. Roji George, Dean, SIM, has been inducted as an Expert  Member in the Board of Studies (BoS- Management) by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

He is also selected as the Vice President of Travancore Management Association(TRAMA). Prior to this assignment, he was the Secretary General.

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) has recognized Dr.Roji George as Research Guide for guiding Post Doctoral Degree (Management, Finance & Economics) scholars.


Talk by Mr.James Joseph Founder, JackFruit365





Mr. James has over 18 years of Sales and Marketing experience in North America, Europe and India with Globally reputed organizations like Microsoft, 3M and Ford. In his last role as the Director, Executive Engagement at Microsoft India; he was responsible for strengthening Microsoft’s relationship with the senior executives of top 200 enterprises in India.



He is a recipient of several awards including Circle of Excellence, the highest award for Sales and Marketing employees across the world at Microsoft, New Age ICON d’ YOUTH Kerala 2011, etc. In addition James serves as a mentor for the Startup Village in Kochi.



During his work across three continents James also had the rare opportunity to design Signature dining experiences for his clients with several internationally renowned Chefs which helped him to develop JackFruit 365â„ .



He has a Masters in Engineering Business Management from University of Warwick, UK and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.


 


Life SIMplified Talk Series - Fr.Davis Chiramel




SIM's monthly talk series titled Life SIMplified brings into the campus ordinary people living extra ordinary lives who drive into the students the importance of living the right way and emphasize the importance of having a strong and sound character. This initiative of SIM comes from the understanding that value education is highly important for the youth as youngsters today face more challenges and issues than any other past generations of youth. 


This month the talk will be addressed by Fr. Davis Chiramel on June 26th  at 11.00 a.m. at SIM Seminar Hall.  A Catholic priest from Kerala,  Fr. Davis Chiramel hit the headlines all over the world through an unprecedented gesture of love and sacrifice by donating his kidney to a hindu man.  He is also the founder and General Secretary of the ACTS ( Accident Care and Transport Service) a Thrissur based organization, and founder of JANANANMA, Valanpilly and launcher of the Kidney Federation of India.


 The first talk in the Life SIMplified series was delivered by Daya Bai a social activist from Kerala working for the upliftment of tribals in Central India. The second talk was delivered by Minon John a 13 year old child artist who won the National Award for the best child actor for the Malayalam film 101 Chodyangal (101 Questions).


Through these talk series Saintgits Institute of Management strives to create a proactive and intentional effort to instill in their students core ethical and civic values and not just learning to garner profits in business.
For details, contact: Ms Bindu John at  9745173811


Life SIMplified

The second session of the monthly talk series Life SIMplified was enlightened by the presence of Minon John Baby, the National Award Won Child Artist. Minon John Baby is a voracious reader and known for his erudition. He conducts lecture classes in subjects such as Environment, Mathematics, Painting, Social science, and Literature for school students and college students. He is just a 13-year-old boy who happened to learn a lot without stepping into school. Minon is a painter, too, and has held 65 painting exhibitions so far. He has 3,500 paintings to his credit.
The students and staff of SIM had an interaction with Minon  and it was interesting as it paved way to another attitude and perception on the concept of child education.


NEW BATCH INAUGURATION

Inauguration of MBA 2014-16 batch of SIM was held on 16th June, 2014.             

Shri C. Balagopal, Former IAS officer and founder of Terumo Penpol, India Ltd. was the Chief Guest for the inaugural function.

The Batch shall undergo a two week induction programme on and off campus.

SIM extends a hearty welcome to the new batch.


SIM WELCOMES DUQUESNE TEAM

As part of the Saintgits Duquesne Collaborative Initiative, Saintgits Institute of Management (SIM) has tied up with Duquesne University, USA, which ranks No. 18 among the global top 100. Among schools of comparable size, Duquesne ranks number 2 worldwide.


SIM conducts this annual program, jointly with Duquesne University of Pittsburgh, USA to study issues related to management. This program which also includes faculty exchange, was started in the year 2011.


 The program this year, the fifth in the series, has been designed such that the students from the Duquesne University would undergo two short term courses in Marketing and Management, spanning for almost a month in two cities –
Kottayam and Chennai.


 A group of 16 students would be visiting Saintgits campus from 11th to the 23rd of May, 2014 and will venture into myriad academic activities with selected twelve, SIM students. Their academic base will be the Saintgits Institute of Management, Kottayam and in this period, the multicultural student teams will immerse themselves into both academic and tourist engagements.


Visit of Daya Bai

SIM has high respect for people who have made valuable contributions to the society and we make it a point that our students get an opportunity to interact with such noble minds on a regular basis.
With this objective in mind, we have started a Monthly Talk Series titled ‘Life – SIMplified’ at SIM and the First Talk was made by Ms.Daya Bai, the leading social activist from Kerala, on 24th of April, 2014 at SIM Campus. The Day’s Programme started with the screening of the National Award Winning Documentary, ‘Ottayal’ directed by Shiny Benjamin.
‘Life – SIMplified’ was inaugurated by Dr. M.C.Philipose, Principal, Saintgits College of Engineering.  The programme was conceived and coordinated by Asst.Prof.Elizabeth Dominic.
The Programme provided an excellent opportunity for the students and staff of SIM to see, listen and interact with a Living Legend.


 


FLASH MOB

With election in the air and campaign slogans all around, Kottayam city, saw a group of youngsters break into a flash mob yesterday, with the message 'Cast your Vote'.


The youth, a mix of 1st and 2nd year MBA students of SIM , danced to the beats of popular songs like 'Jai Ho' and ended it with a passionate appeal to the excited viewers to 'Cast their votes' for Nation Building'.



SIM congratulates our students for their zeal.


HR WORKSHOP

Saintgits Institute of Management organized a three hour HR Workshop on Talent Management- The Performance Way by Dr. John Mathew on 4th April 2014.

 

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RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

SIM organized its 2nd annual research colloquium on Friday, 14th March 2014 at its campus from 9.30 am to 4.30pm.


It was an opportunity for researchers and faculty interested in academic research to share, discuss and deliberate on their research work with fellow scholars and experienced researchers.



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SIM - Women's Day 2014


On March 8th 2014 , The International Women's Day, SIM honoured young dynamic and promising Women from various disciplines such as Literature &Arts, Agriculture, Sports, Academics, Business , Public Service and Govt Service. Ms. Lida Jacob IAS(Rtd) was the Chief Guest for the event.

 


Chiarman of KFC visits SIM


Chairman and MD of Kerala Financial Corporation, Mr. Joy Oommen, visited SIM on 25th February. In an interaction with the students and faculty members, he detailed on the present scenario of entrepreneurship and the role of KFC in funding and training. He also urged the students to become entrepreneurs.


SIM ALUMNI MEET


SIM Alumni Cochin Chapter was held at Cochin Legacy on 20 Feb 2014 .


PLACEMENT SEASON IS ON

We are glad to announce the commencement of our Placement Season 2014.


SIM endeavors to mould the students to become performing and productive assets of the organization they join.


Some of the companies who have started their recruitment drive for SIM  students include Colgate, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Hidesign.


 


CARNIVAL

SIMpreneurs hosted SIM CARNIVAL on 24th January at SIM.


Stalls of Food, Garments, Beverages, Music ,Games were put up by students. A great opportunity for the students to foster managerial skills, students had a hands-on experience in time management, financial management and people management.



FOSTERING MANAGEMENT CAREER FOR DEGREE STUDENTS


Under the auspices of Travancore Management Association (TRAMA), Saintgits Institute of Management organized a series of One Day Workshops on 16th January and 13th February , 2014. Dr. Roji George, Dean, SIM, welcomed the audience. Mr. Saji Varghese, President, TRAMA, inaugurated the function on 16th Jan. There were sessions on MBA Admission Process by Prof. Thomas Varghese, Career Opportunities for Management Graduates by Ms. Asha Elizabeth Fenn, Resume Preparation by Mr. Antony Joseph, Group Discussion Process by Asst. Prof. Elizabeth Dominic & Interview Process by Associate Prof. Ajith Thomas. Both the workshops were attended by more than 90 students from 15 different colleges.

 


Dr.Scott P.Simkins at SIM


Dr. Scott P. Simkins, Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at North Carolina A&T State University addressed the faculty members at SIM on the use of Just-in-Time Teaching, followed by an interactive session with the students.


SIM is the 2nd best MBA institute in Kerala - WEEK Hansa Survey 2013

Also, SIM is the 2nd best MBA institute in Kerala according to the WEEK Hansa Survey 2013. 

According to AICTE CII survey conducted by Confederation of Indian Industry , Saintgits Institute of Management is the 3rd best B School in Kerala.

SIM is ranked 4th among private B Schools in Kerala by GHRDC -CSR B School Survey 2013.


SIMTHESIS 6.0 conducted on 5th and 6th of Nov 2013

Saintgits Institute of Management(SIM) successfully conducted the Annual National Level Management Fest SIMTHESIS 6.0 on 5th and 6th of November 2013 at the Saintgits Campus.The event was inaugurated by Vivek Krishna Govind , Partner of Varma  and Varma, Cochin in the presence of Thomas T John,the Director of Saintgits Group, Sri Punnose George, Exe. Director of Saintgits Group, Sri John Jacob the Chief Operating officer, Dr, Roji George, Dean, SIM and Prof Thomas Varghese, Associate Dean of SIM. Prof. Subramoniam the Faculty Coordinator of SIMTHESIS 6.0 briefed on the events.The student coordinators Elsa Jose and Faris Mohammed delivered the welcome speech and vote of thanks .


More than 500 students from 45 B- Schools participated in the event.The students of SIM hosted cultural programs on 5th evening followed by a DJ.


SIMTHESIS 6.0 ended with a valedictory function which honoured the coordinators and participant winners.SCMS Cochin bagged the overall Championship of the event.


 


 


SIMTHESIS 2013


SIM conducts the Annual National Level Management Fest SIMTHESIS 2013 on 5th and 6th November 2013 at Saintgits Campus, Pathamuttom , Kottayam.

The Key Events are:

1. Best Manager (1st prize: Rs 15000),  2. Best Management Team(prize: Rs.16000) 3. Marketing Game( 1st prize: Rs.10000,2nd prize: Rs 5000) 4.HR Game( 1st Prize: Rs.10000,2nd prize: Rs.5000)  5. Business Quiz(1st Prize: Rs 10000, 2nd Prize: Rs 5000) 6. Finance game(1st prize:Rs.10000, 2nd prize: Rs.5000) 7. Debate(1st Prize : Rs 6000)

For Further details Contact the committee members:

Fariz Mohammed(7736430437) / Riju Paulose(8089751705)

 


Placement in SIB as Probationary Officers




SIM proudly congratulate the following students who are selected as Probationary Officer-Scale I in South Indian Bank:





ANOOP BALACHANDRAN




ARUN SANKAR P




JAIME ELZA VARGHESE




ANIL RENJU




MIDHUN JACOB KURIAKOSE




SNEHA SARA EAPEN




MEENA R





SIMPRESSIONS



The latest edition(September 2013) of SIM Chronicle "Simpressions" with the theme "Environment" is released. It highlights the key events of SIM  held during the months of July, August and September.The glimpses of environment captured by the students is thought provoking.


Onam Celebration 2013



SIM celebrated Onam with pulikali, thiruvathira, onappattu and various games. The campus was in festive mood with traditionally dressed students and staff.The day became memorable with cultural programmes inaugurated by Dean Dr. Roji George. An  Onam Feast("sadhya") was also arranged in the campus.


Fresher's Day 2013

On 16th August , the Senior Batch(2012-14) welcomed the Junior Batch(2013-15) by organizing a Fresher's Day in the Campus. The program included on- stage spot performances by the Junior students. As a symbol of friendship and harmony the Senior students tied friendship bands to the Junior students which was followed by a DJ.


Congratulations Faculty Members!

SIM Congratulates the following Faculty Members who has secured the Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) Certification from AIMA , New Delhi:

Prof Thomas Varghese(AMT in Marketing Management)

Prof Jacob George ( AMT in General Management)

Prof Subramoniam K (AMT in Banking Management)

Asst. Prof. Bindu John (AMT in Human Resource Management)

Asst. Prof. Rani Varghese ( AMT in Quantitative Techniques)

Asst. Prof. Elizabeth Dominic (AMT in Human Resource Management)

Asst. Prof Arunima K V( AMT in Retail Management)


Induction Programme for batch 2013-15

The induction program of MBA batch, 2013-2015 started on 26th June 2013 with an address by Associate Dean Dr. Roji George, which was extended to 8th July 2013.The external resource persons who contributed to the programme are: 1. R. Balachandran, CMD, SB Global Education Resources 2. Jeevan Joshy Tharakan, Reliance group 3.Workshop on Creativity by Mr. Siju Thomas 4. Mr. Rahul G Nair , Thoughts Academy


Inauguration of batch 2013-15

The 2013-2015 batch of Saintgits Institute of Management was inaugurated on Monday, 1st July by Mr Rajagopalan Nair , CGM ,Circulations, Malayala Manorama. The function was presided by the Director of Saintgits Group of professional Institution Dr. Thomas T John, Executive Chairman, Mr. Punnose George, Principal of Saintgits College of Engg, Dr. M . C Philipose , The COO , Lt. Col. John Jacob, Associate Dean of SIM, Dr . Roji George and Professor Jacob George . Mr P U Thomas of Navajeevan trust , Kottayam was another esteemed guest for the function. He highlighted the need for social orientation among management students and shared his experience of contributing the neglected poor through his organization. Mr Rajagopalan Nair explained that conceptual knowledge , business awareness, general awareness and practical knowledge are the 4 criteria that an MBA graduate should have.


Simpressions May 2013


Simpressions,The Chronicle of Life at Saintgits Institute of Management, Vol 6, Issue 2, May 2013  is released. The theme of the newsletter is "Water"...


   


MBA Admission 2013




The admission for MBA 2013-15 batch is open. The interested students with valid CMAT/MAT score may please contact:


The Corporate Office


Saintgits, IIIrd floor, Unity Buildings, K K Road , Kottayam


Ph: 0481-2584330/09895903278


 


ALUMNI OF THE MONTH

Namitha Ninan, Finance Coordinator,Westcon, Dubai


Namitha Ninan started her career life in May 2008 in ICICI Direct as Relationship Manager clinched through campus placement. In Aug 2009 she shifted to Dubai and joined Westcon Middle East (UK Based-www.westcon.com ) as the Finance Coordinator cum Accountant.
In March 2011 she was awarded the Employee of the year for Top Accountant Personnel and in March 2012 again as Top Accountant for the year.
Namitha quotes that the "Can Do and Will Do" attitude is the best mantra for a successful career life and and is sure this mantra will help her attain greater heights. She is grateful to her Alma Mater for shaping and molding her to face the challenges of the corporate world.


Namitha Ninan
2006-2008(Pioneer Batch in SIM)

 


SIM signed an Institutional Collaboration Agreement with Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

The agreement was signed on  21st February, 2013 at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA. This Agreement leads to exchange of faculty members and promote joint research between faculty members of the institutes and overall improvement of teaching quality.

Dr. Ralph Pearson (Provost and Vice President of Academics, Duquesne University) and Dr. Roji George (Associate Dean, SIM) exchanged Terms of Agreement.

4th SIM- Duquesne Joint Programme commences on 4th May, 2013 .


THE WEEK-MARS SURVEY 2012 AND BUSINESS INDIA RATING OF SIM

SIM has been ranked as the fourth best B school of Kerala (The Week-Mars Survey 2012)

SIM has been rated as "A" Category Institute by Business India 2012


BOOK DAY CELEBRATION AT SIM

The S2 MBA (2012-2014) batch of Saintgits Institute of Management celebrated " Book Day" by organizing a Quiz contest with "Books" as the main theme.

Students at SIM are encouraged to "Wall post" on a common notice board, where faculty members and students share their latest favourite readings.

Students are gifted with Books for achievements at SIM, inorder to instill good reading habits.


EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT SIM

The S2 MBA (2012-2014) batch of Saintgits Institute of Management celebrated the Earth Day by spreading messages among friends , about the importance of having a clean earth and the impact it may have otherwise.

The day ended by making green intentions clear and spreading the news through social medias like twitter and facebook.


INVESTOR AWARENESS PROGRAMME

 

Centre for Financial services, research wing of Saintgits Institute of Management in association with Travancore Management Association organised an Investor Awareness Programme on 5th July 2012 at Hotel Aida, Kottayam. The programme witnessed more than 100 participants from Industry and academia.


 Prof. Subramoniam K, Coordiantor, CFS, was instrumental for this initiative. Shri Shibunath T. A. of CDSL and Mr. N. P. Rajive of Hedge School of Applied Economics were the resource persons for the programme.


INAUGURATION OF MBA 2012-14 BATCH


The inaugural ceremony of the MBA 2012-14 Batch was held on 27 June 2012. Ms.Mariam Mammen Mathew, COO,Manorama Online was the Chief Guest of the function. She inaugurated the batch by lighting the traditional lamp and inspired the aspiring managers with her message.

 


SIM RATED AS ONE OF THE BEST B SCHOOLS IN KERALA




Saintgits Institute of Management is rated as one of the best B-Schools in Kerala in 2012 as per the survey conducted by Education Insider.


Congratulations Dr. Stephen Analil !!




As per Section 27 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, Government of India have issued detailed instruction to the State Government to establish the Office of the Ombudsman for redressal of Grievances and disposal of complaints relating to implementation of the MGNREGS. Dr. Stephen Analil, faculty SIM, has been appointed as the Ombudsman ( Kottayam District) for redressal  of Grievances and disposal of complaints relating to implementation of the MGNREGS.


Saintgits Institute of Management Joins World Community Grid

We're helping to find ways to improve the world using idle computer power!


Millions of personal computers sit idly on desks and in homes worldwide. As they wait, every hour hundreds of people contract and die from infectious diseases. While computer owners run their screen savers, millions die from hunger, or environmental disasters devastate whole communities. What if each of the worlds estimated 1 billion computers could be linked to focus on humanity's most pressing issues?
To make this vision a reality, Saintgits Institute of Management (SIM) has become a partner of World Community Grid, joining the IBM Corporation and a group of more than 400 companies, associations, foundations, nonprofits, government agencies and academic institutions. SIM is encouraging members of the community to contribute their idle PC time to assist humanitarian research by joining World Community Grid at www.worldcommunitygrid.org and becoming a member of the SIM team.



World Community Grid uses grid technology to establish a permanent, flexible infrastructure that provides researchers with a readily available pool of computational power that can be used to solve problems plaguing humanity. Grid technology joins together many individual computers, creating a large system with massive computational power that far exceeds the power of a few supercomputers. Importantly, World Community Grid is easy and safe to use.



To join, individuals should go to www.worldcommunitygrid.org and simply download and install a free, small software program on their computers. When idle, your computers request data from World Community Grid's server. Computers then perform computations using this data, send the results back to the server and prompt it for a new piece of work.
"World Community Grid provides our busy members of the community with an efficient and effective way to make a difference on problems that plague humanity," said Prof. Ajith Thomas, Associate Professor, the captain of this CSR project. "We are asking individuals to join World Community Grid as part of our overall efforts to enrich the lives of our communities." 
Today, hundreds of thousand of volunteers around the globe are donating some of the time when their computers are on but not in use, and World Community Grid is harnessing this power to help advance promising humanitarian research projects. Results on critical health issues have already been achieved, demonstrating World Community Grid's potential to make significant inroads on a great range of future projects that can benefit the world. You can start making a difference today.

To join the team, please click here!


SIM Alumni Association


The Annual General Body of SIM Alumni Association was held on 29th January 2012 at Saintgits Institute of Management from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. 18 Alumni from all batches participated in the meeting along with the current MBA 2010-2012 Batch and the faculty members.


V Guard Big Idea Business Plan Contest

 

Two teams from Semester I MBA got selected to the final round of V-Guard Big Idea business plan contest, from among 92 teams who have contested all over Kerala.