Life @ SIES [SIESCOMS] College of Management Studies

2 years of PGDM/MBA life is a full of fun and adversity. SIESCOMS is the B-school intended for fun and joy with a mix of hard work and learning. Students are prepared to work under pressure with near deadlines, expected and will be assisted for the same by our experienced and benevolent faculties to be analytical, imaginative and a person who can articulate and convey his / her ideas well. It’s an ecstatic and learning experience to be a part of SIESCOMS.

DAY 1 : 9TH JULY 2007

Hey guys the rains couldnt stop and so couldnt the excitement ... It felt as if the rains with them were bringing a new beginning to our careers, our dreams and our aspirations. D day was right hereAll the pre-joining excitement, the orkut-networking of 60 odd junta and a mammoth of ideasphew u name it we had it..

But as soon as we entered the BSchool in smaller groups, welcomed by the smiling (and anxious) faces of our seniors, we the juniors of one of the most upcoming BSchools, SIESCOMS , were suddenly gripped by the aura of the place. A silent and serene atmosphere existed inside the institute which advocated the sense of seriousness of the institute. We registered ourselves,got the roll numbers and were divided into 2 sections according to them and with the same enthusiasm entered the auditorium.

What welcomed us there was a set of mentors (seniors who would lead us to the whole 3 day orientation), a few faculty members and the guest speaker who had come there for induction. Soon the clock showed 9:30 and our director Dr.Senagupta entered the auditorium. He welcomed one and all and briefed us up with what an MBA is all about. Why does the industry require the well groomed managers, why the BSchool students should move out of the student centric syndrome and the notion of being taught at a
BSchool.

Then came Mr.Rangnekar who briefed us up with his experiences in life. He gave us a real time situation as in how we as managers would attract the clientsA very interesting aspect was the 20 sec timeframe he spoke about..wherein the clients concentration is at its peak for the initial 20 sec..if one snatches the client in that time..he gets him more often than not!!

After that came faulty induction. A lot of faculty members introduced themselves in their own way. Some with their sher-o-shayaris and some with their specialization jargons.
Was fun!!!

The day ended with collecting our Books which looked like our 2 yr stock but we were shattered when the seniors told this was just for the first yr..phew..Also we got our very own laptops woow a TOSHIBA SATELLITE M200 loaded with WINDOWS VISTA..one helluva machine guys!!

We all went back only to know that the day begins @ 9 trmw!!!!
hey Anmol,
Hasn't the last week passed of in a flash ... yuppp..That 1st day was indeed terrific ..What a time we had.... If the 1st day was good the second was equally eventful...
Must say that the seniors put up a great show on their own in these 3 days of ice breakin period ..Dr Athri and Mr Mani were great people to learn from . I can never forget Dr Athri's address on how to keep happy always and find joy in whatever you do ..
and ya ..Rangoli restaurant bangg opp the coll is a big relief ..imagine findin the junta out there everyday ..gobblin up at lunch hr ..
Ok Now cums Wednesday - The last day and unfortunately the end of complete fu days (oops...more funn ahead..hold ur horses!!!!) . The intro to the coll events ..the committees and last ut not the least ..the mgmt games were too good .
Thursday signalled sum serious business ...Prof Ramachandran sure has his Sher-o-shyari ready but being a Chart Acc..he can nvr be cornered... he made sure to get his accounting concepts clear to all.. had a relief...nr thot I wud get a piece of acc n taxation in my head..Stats by Sandeep sir was cool to end the day .
Friday was as usual fryin.. day. Starts again at 9:30 cont frm the previous day ... no jus when we thot the noon session mite send the 60 strong wannabe mgrs dozinn ..Ambika maam gt into the act with Buss Comm.. wat a gr8 vocab session we had n then the word passin game..havin been lookin for her session ever since ..

thassit frm my side.... (jus a week old here ..and i feel a sense of ownership here... once this feelin sets in ..we all can do really well..Wish all SIEScomian's a gr8 2 yrs ahead)

oh ya ,

Sorry to have forgotten Prof Parag Amin .... teaches systems and MIS .a veteran in the IT industry ..havin been a corp trainer he is jus spot on with his teachin methodology .personally feel that if his lecture were scheduled a 12 PM ..u will nvr doze ..the IT studs Anmol and Amol relish his class in every way ..

Vikram and others..where ru all..dream land ... the mantle to continuu is passed on to u..

cheers
Santarocks



Vikram and others..where ru all..dream land ... the mantle to continuu is passed on to u..

cheers
Santarocks



Finally got some time to post something, as Anmol and Santa said, the induction program was excellent. Personalities like Mr Mani is what any MBA aspirant would like to emulate. A big round of applause to all our seniors who made the passage into SIES a bit easier. You guys are the best
All the professors we have had till now are pretty chilled out.. no complaints... but must mention Prof Girish K as a livewire... he makes sure no one sleeps in his class.....:wow: without any threats.

The rains have stopped pourin in over mumbai for the time being ...but that hasnt stopped the rainin presentations and the Idea research assignments .

Congrats to one and all... who have got thru the diff Committee's .. Lookin forward to workinn u all..

The nex cpl of days r gonne b extremely busy in sbmittin the research proposals..Eco class today was gr8 ..

(ps..When i write this the whole class is in a chillaxed environ .njoinin the early let off for the day .. sum r glued to their lappies..and a chunk of these geeks hav encircled the Class Rep demanding a gr8 freshers party that he has agreed to..lil does he know their wants and demands... no worries he will know soon ...)

Cheers
Santarocks

Events comin up ...

I ha dropped i my name for the internal Bizz Quiz...i know Mr Finance Minister Prasad and Dr Ram r also part of it.but behold..competition is gonna b tuff

Cheers
Santarocks

(p.s.. The gym rocks ..What a gym ... to have it opened for most part of the day and jus over 300 bucks a month is simply awesum..already hav roped in gymmin partners... and ya a good news..I have promised Vikram a complete physique makeover if he co-operates...Viks can u plzz hold on to ur word!!!)

As my friends Anmol, Santosh and Vikram have put things in detail, i can only add on by sayin that life @ a B- School is both fun and replete with challenges... fun as in we management games n stuff.... challenges as in meetin project and assignment deadlines..
U interact with people of various kinds......In SIESCOMS, there is tremendous focus on intellectual development albeit, with a different approach that is thru games and interactive sessions.... Case studies are discussed from n number of angles and faculty go out of their way in ensuring that students get the concepts.... Video sessions is somethin that has been introduced recently... We had Mr Sumantra Ghoshal, the distinguished professor of London Business School giving precious insights on how managers need to plan and implement tasks. Can't wait to have more of those..... SIESCOMS TRULY ROCKS

________________

Girish Rao
SIESCOMS PGDBA 07- 09

DAY 1 : 9TH JULY 2007

Hey guys the rains couldnt stop and so couldnt the excitement ... It felt as if the rains with them were bringing a new beginning to our careers, our dreams and our aspirations. D day was right hereAll the pre-joining excitement, the orkut-networking of 60 odd junta and a mammoth of ideasphew u name it we had it..

But as soon as we entered the BSchool in smaller groups, welcomed by the smiling (and anxious) faces of our seniors, we the juniors of one of the most upcoming BSchools, SIESCOMS , were suddenly gripped by the aura of the place. A silent and serene atmosphere existed inside the institute which advocated the sense of seriousness of the institute. We registered ourselves,got the roll numbers and were divided into 2 sections according to them and with the same enthusiasm entered the auditorium.

What welcomed us there was a set of mentors (seniors who would lead us to the whole 3 day orientation), a few faculty members and the guest speaker who had come there for induction. Soon the clock showed 9:30 and our director Dr.Senagupta entered the auditorium. He welcomed one and all and briefed us up with what an MBA is all about. Why does the industry require the well groomed managers, why the BSchool students should move out of the student centric syndrome and the notion of being taught at a
BSchool.

Then came Mr.Rangnekar who briefed us up with his experiences in life. He gave us a real time situation as in how we as managers would attract the clientsA very interesting aspect was the 20 sec timeframe he spoke about..wherein the clients concentration is at its peak for the initial 20 sec..if one snatches the client in that time..he gets him more often than not!!

After that came faulty induction. A lot of faculty members introduced themselves in their own way. Some with their sher-o-shayaris and some with their specialization jargons.
Was fun!!!

The day ended with collecting our Books which looked like our 2 yr stock but we were shattered when the seniors told this was just for the first yr..phew..Also we got our very own laptops woow a TOSHIBA SATELLITE M200 loaded with WINDOWS VISTA..one helluva machine guys!!

We all went back only to know that the day begins @ 9 trmw!!!!


Hi guys.
will be following now on

Hi guysss

Well my staying away from pagalguy for such a long time itself shows what life @ SIESCOMS is all about...hehe

But anything for pagalguy man...
What we've been doing so far...hmmm
We rdone with almost 4 presentations and an ongoing research project..
To add to it the groups for all these presentations r different...as in we r simultaneously working on 4 diff presentations with 4 different groups..
we r put in different groups simply to let us know wht the word manager literally means...I mean trust me guys the kinda heat we all talk abt...has all come alive...
but newaz...am ready for the grill n so r most of my batchmates...infact unknowingly there has been a liking for the grill n the lunchless days

What more to add to it..I'm a part of Branding and Alumni committee..so it jus adds to the thrill ..
leaving from home @ 9 and leaving college @ 9...hehe
Didnt do tht in office too!!but what i love abt the college is that there r all people who r willing to slog...really..its very inspiring..
we have people who r thoroughly professional..in all means...
Hopefully i can catch up!!!!
ATB guys...c ya
PS: one of my buddies will soon brief up about the IDEA AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE
so...watch out ...

phew its almost a month flying by and i am still feeling as if i have jus entered...
the pace is pretty fast n i am hunting a ahnce to grab it...
guys ummm...i'm not an underperformer or something...but i guess the one liner i heard long back holds true here:-

"Achievement of one goal marks the begining of another...:grab:"


jus change the "goal" to a "project"


newaz for the part of my IDEA AND RESEARCH Project that I am doing on corporate remuneration, a coupla groups met with the CEO of a big Asset management company today...
sounds a bit silly but yea...the first biggie i 'professionally' met...hehe

was one helluva encounter...i could relate to what the biggies r made up of...n what is the level of thinking amongst the top executives...trust me..the word rational and practical define their ideology...
Thnx to him I have to rush thru my research papers by nex month else I am in deep shhhiii...ummm better catch my work..hehe

Will catch ya..all
byee

PS:other freaks from SIESCOMS...jump in..hehe i knw its one helluva multitask but yaa...

oh yea...
forgot to mention...

I was in the top qualifiers for the BSchool Quiz(Intra college)
other pagals like Santarocks, cyborg have even done better than me...
hehe we jus got to know that we wud be representing the college for quizzes n all..hehe

c ya then..

seriously yaar.
anmol u r right

by the way, hello ppl.
this is cyborg here.
engg background with some months of work experience.
u ppl can reach me at cyborg's alter ego and my page at Cyborg's World

the one month was fantastic, and pretty fast.
as our professors say, its a honeymoon period.
lets see whats in stock for us after the honeymoon is over.

but i think they make it pretty easy for us.
all lectures dont seem to be a burden, thought the duration in indeed :)).

The idea research u mentioned is rocking yaar.
Its taking most of the time but still ppl should enjoy.
Being the committee member, i will definitely motivate the guys.

I should one thing its most important for a college and a student to engage in such research activities. my topic is SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR.

anyways gtg, will keep in touch
ciao

sies' Site
Siescoms Weblog

seriously yaar.
anmol u r right

by the way, hello ppl.
this is cyborg here.
engg background with some months of work experience.
u ppl can reach me at cyborg's alter ego and my page at Cyborg's World

The idea research u mentioned is rocking yaar.
Its taking most of the time but still ppl should enjoy.
Being the committee member, i will definitely motivate the guys.

I should one thing its most important for a college and a student to engage in such research activities. my topic is SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR.

anyways gtg, will keep in touch
ciao

sies' Site
Siescoms Weblog




arrey ohh thakur...
research aur mein...hehehee

one of the most wierd things i am doing in my life...hehe but yea fun thing for sure...
u guys doing a good job man!!!
I think this idea and research thing is one novel activity that distinguishes SIESCOMS and shows its league...

C ya now...gotto sleep...for the nex few hours man!!!!!!!!!

hello every 1

must commend Anmol for makin the cut in the Quizz.he joined in at the last moment and almost ot thru..... that was a gr8 show by Deepak ,Dinesh &Co.; they or sure rock.. ( I know how much Amol will hate me for getting the BOSE ∓ tourism answers wrong).Sorry mate !! shall turn arnd things nex time ..

Wednesday -my fav day of the week .. jus 1 lecture for the day ... Vidya maam's gen mgmt combo class was cool..or sum reason i find the gen mgmt , OB and marketin classes really cool ..the ones into theory and fundas r hard to digest ...but u don have an option...

hurrah!! the Entrepreneurship club is finally gonnna kick off on the 10th ..will be funn... Idea research on my end was dull, but gainin momentum now ..
guyss need to rush ..Mani Sir's career mentoring session starts at 2. hope to hve a better clarity on my wandering career by 3'0 clock 2day ..

Cheers
Santarocks

sorry..double post...

Mani Sir's session was good.as usual his crisp talk and calm demeanor just added on to make the session memorable ..I am for sure waiting for a one-on-one talk with him ...

have to rush back home now ... Stats assignment and the BIG class tomorro"Fin Acc" beckon and I am lagging behind a lot ... need to catch up ..so leavin 4 today ..

( PS:Idea research is back on track.....)
Cheers
Santarocks

Hello junta

Sorry !!! seems to have missed most of the actions....well right now in lecture room 2 ....
I wish u guys were here ..After the days intensive lectures , meetings , discussions and proposals njoying the rocking music . guys Yagnesh he rocks with his guitar ...completely soothened with some nice solo songs and few chorus !!!!! cool weather , sunset with light hearted music may be couldnt be any better ....now i realize why there cant be a dearth of books and forums of life at B school. Yup guys prof mani rocks !!!santa is pestering to leave home ...else could have surely briefed with much more ....keep watching......
Lets Rock!!!!!!!

Good to see my good ol' partner in crime...analyst (sounds like a remake of 007 movies..hehe)

jus kidding...well dudes the lecture by Mr.Mani was awesome...simply bcoz we know tht even after we have joined a BSchool...theres lots to look besides the usual placement-centric syndrome...hehe

Also after that lecture we started improvising on the first event that we @ branding committe are planning...dudes will need ur help...
newaz as santa has scared the hell outta me...getting back to Financial Accounting ...


Lets not forget our MBTI test too...I am gladd tht our OB Lecturer gave us..I was glad tht he said tht i am fit for marketting..hehe..
:grab:

HELLO Juntas..
As Arvind said I too seem to have missed lot of action here..not exactly I was there in the college to enjoy the moments live..
Before I start a brief intro for who dont know me
Agent- Prasad
Code- B98
Work ex-25 mnths..
Commitees- Idea Research/Entrepreneurship Club...
Also the one of the Qualifiers of the elite group of Business Quiz maniacs...
@ Santosh..
The introduction of Mani Sir as a full time faculty for Career Counselling..yaar itself
is a great idea Thanks to Sengupta Sir..(where the hell does SIESCOMS gets these unique
Ideas from.)
Talking abut unique Ideas ...Being a proud committee member of IDEA RESEARCH..I would like to give brief background of the activites done ...

An idea is an image, a concept or abstraction formed and existing in the mind.
And Research is a human activity based on intellectual investigation and aimed at discovering, interpreting, and revising human knowledge on different aspects of the world

So what does Idea Research imply, it is maneuvering that abstract concept in mind to a proper path with the help of research.
That was the practice which was initiated by SIESCOMS in the year 2006 in the form the IDEA RESEARCH COMMITTEE with the Tagline Where Ideas Evolve through Research.
The basal purpose of the initiative was to reining in the ginormous energy, ardour, passion, and potential of young minds and makes them understand the importance of research tools that can be applied in industry for recognition of business opportunities and solution to business issues.
This unique concept was undertaken by the students from the PGDBA, MMS, PGPM, PGDBBM, and PGDBF under the guidance of Dean of the college Dr. A. K. Sengupta and other faculty members.
During the first phase of Idea research, fifteen research projects were undertaken by the students.
The researches undertaken were impingement based, yet simple, with value-addition as well as relevance for the economy, society, and business.
These researches were an interesting mix of primary as well as secondary studies.

The research reports completed were as follows:
  1. Marketing Strategies used by NGOs
  2. Foreign Direct Investment
  3. What Do The Corporate Look For In B-School Graduates
  4. Aerated Versus Non-Aerated Drinks
  5. Epidemics and Capacity Of The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry To handle It
  6. Effectiveness Of Advertising
  7. Preference For Alternative Medicine In Mumbai
  8. A Comparative Study of the use of Indigenous and Imported Raw Materials and Equipments used by the Indian Biotechnology Sector
  9. Public sector and Private sector Banks In India: A Comparison,
  10. Indian Banking: Evolution Development And Challenges,
  11. Treatment And Disposal Of Bio-Medical Wastes,
  12. Are MBA students avid newspaper readers?
  13. Online Shopping in India
  14. An Innovative Framework for Marketing of Non-profits: A Concept Paper
  15. Behavioral Finance in Investment Allocation

Once the research was completed by the students, SIESCOMS organized a paper presentation event Yuktimanthan 2007.
All the reports were sieved through blind umpiring and six papers were selected for the next level of competition for the Best Idea Research Paper award and the rolling trophy. The paper Bio-Medical Waste Management presented by the Pharmacy students won the award and the rolling trophy for the Best Idea Research Paper.
The event was judged by an eminent panel of judges, comprising of Dr. L. M. Bhole, Professor, Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT, Mumbai, Mr. Dinesh Narayanan, Senior Assistant Editor, Times of India, Mr. R. Krishnamurthy, MD, Watson & Wyatt Insurance and Mr. Harish Aiyer, Director, Softcell Technologies.
And at the end of the event Dr. L. M. Bhole released a compendium of all the fifteen Idea Research papers.
This was last year now this year the new researches have been started...and will see to it that the legacy continues...
SIESCOMS ROCKS
AND ITS MAKING ME ROCK ALSO.....

Coming Soon Updates on IR committee and EntrepreneurShip Club...