Some of our students from our First Batch of 2012 share their experience while at SVIMS:-
Nimit Soni (Management Trainee, Lakshmi Vilas Bank)
a) Pedagogy related -
“When I enrolled in MMS, I expected that having a doctorate would change my life for the better in many ways, mostly in terms of how the outside world would look at me — and it has! What I did not expect is how profoundly my life changed internally”
b) "During my Summer Internship at Lakshmi Vilas Bank, I came across through various banking operations like Forex Exchange, Retail Banking, Credit Appraisal and other critical areas, which made me knowledgeable about how bank plays a vital role for an Individual"
Monisha Gina Almeida
Our class room case studies transcended us students back in time to the happenings of the case. Using the facts, we analysed the business problem and found real life solutions. The lessons learned were Crisis Management in Johnson and Johnson, Tylenol compared to Crisis management in British Petroleum’s deep water oil spill. Zero Error Management from Mumbai Dabbawala and many more…
Getting to read a salmon pink colored Financial Paper, printed on that quality of paper because it’s economic price value over white paper is a challenge to begin with. The first few weeks were Greek and Latin but after a constant induction of current affairs and research of the neologies, our classroom newspaper analysis, mentored by our faculty, Prof. Tripathi, made global economy understandable.
Extra Curricular Activities:
The National Seminar on Economic Environment of Business conducted by our college on 20 Sept 2011, helped us students to explore our hosting abilities and brought out our leadership qualities of anchoring and overcoming stage fright in front of an International audience.
Role Play in Selling and Negotiations:
We all want Best Value for Money and most of us being Gen Y (mall generation) need a little more practice than Gen X (municipal market bargainers) especially in Selling and Negotiations. Our class room Role Plays enhanced our skill techniques on improved sales performance, customer satisfaction and people psychology.
Pared comparison of the Union Budget highlights between two years in our economics lecture, and presentation of our analysis with focus on aspects related to growth recovery, governance matters like Food Bill, Income tax exemption limit, Iinfrastructure, Power and Current Account Deficit.
Shraddha Tandel (Live Projects during 4th semester in ING Vysya Bank)
SVIMS gave me a platform to present projects on topics related to corporate industry in front of the experienced, well-known faces from the corporate industry. This gave us a chance to interact with those corporations to gain & update knowledge and get reality check.
SVIMS implanted in me, a holistic approach towards every task & activity. The intensive teaching methods by the faculty made me capable by providing to me a platform for doing my Summer Internship in Birla Sun Life Insurance Ltd. followed by a Winter Internship in ING Vysya Bank which helped me to groom myself for further more growth.
Studying at SVIMS has been a fruitful and enriching experience. Being a Science graduate, initially I was reluctant to take up Finance as my specialization. The faculty at SVIMS helped me overcome my fears by their teaching methodology reinforced by continuous support and guidance.
These two years at SVIMS provided a platform to expand my knowledge of the finance industry, clear my concepts, develop my analytical skills and find a competitive advantage that’s needed to grow and develop a career in finance within the challeging business environment. Specialised Personality Development sessions have helped to increase my confidence levels to a great extent. The Annual day and Sports day was a great way to encourage team spirit, leadership qualities, interaction and bonding among the students. Conducting weekly seminars, which included newspaper article review,journal review and case studies involving business issues was an effective way to improve communication and analytical skills.
As a finance candidate my experience was good, as it increased my understanding in my area of interest i.e Treasury, wealth management and many more.
Winter project experience: At the time of Winter Internship interview at Business Standard it was bit difficult for me to face the interview due to lack of confidence level. However, By doing the internship in Business Standard Ltd, helped me to understand the customer satisfaction level with business standard, and as meeting more and more customers daily it increased my confidence level of dealing with them and ways of meeting their requirements.
Then during summer internship Interview the confidence level increased as was having an in hand experience of winter internship. However, Summer Project helped me to learn a lot many things like understanding the financial(Stock) market in depth with the help of fundamental and technical analysis, which is helping me a lot currently. As having experience of winter and summer internships It brings much more clear understanding for me of my area of interest and has increased my confidence level to face the final placement interview table. Presentations/seminars helped me to increase my confidence level on stage which was not before, it also helped me to increase my communication skills.
With the help of my learning in 2years of my MMS course it made an easy thing for me to analyse the budget which was announced on 16th march 2012, I understood a lot many things which I would not understand otherwise.
Concepts in finance got much more cleared which is helping me during my interviews.
Tejashree Nayak, MMS, (Human Resources) Management Trainee, Campus Select (I) P Ltd, Bangalore
At SVIMS, I got an opportunity to revive my knowledge, personality and focus on my career as a in a professional way. Monday morning exercises in Semester 1 started with news analysis, which included groups of students analysing an article from news paper or a journal. A 3 member panel - faculty members from each of the 3 specialisations helped us analyse, relate and connect the news, especially -the economy. This created a habit of reading news paper articles, journals and online articles although, initially it was difficult to get all the new concepts. In marketing, I understood concepts better by role plays and real life examples and case studies provided us the chance to use our analytical skills. While presenting during in house Seminars on HR, Marketing and Finance, I competed with my friends and classmates and gave me a chance to understand the real aspects concerning the industries, which was much beyond the books we read.
Class room sessions were fun since we had very good professors, who had vast knowledge and also industry experience, which helped us understand theoretical as well as industry aspects. They were always approachable in case I had any difficulty in learning, after class.
The all round pedagogy of SVIMS helped me shape my personality with professional ethics and knowledge about economics, about various industries, about companies and got me familiar with all the major functions of business – Finance, Marketing, Operations and Human Resources.
My Summer Internship at Polaris Software Lab Ltd. was a wonderful learning experience where I handled the on – boarding and induction process undertaken by the company and also designed an induction manual for the company. I have also completed various other projects which are appreciated by the professionals in industry today, namely, project on Balanced Score Card – Kale Consultants Limited, Study of understanding consumer preference for nutritious and non-nutritious biscuits in India (which included online survey), HR issues in Mergers and Acquisitions, Global Meltdown – India’s re-emergence.
Faculty support and guidance was the major help for me in completing these projects. Use of Microsoft Excel and charts, pivot table, formulas, etc., was an added advantage for me during my internship. The research techniques and tools we learnt have also helped me to complete my fourth semester projects successfully. Although I am specialising in Human Resources, SVIMS pedagogy has helped me in keeping myself updated about all the other major functions of business viz. marketing, finance and operations.
SVIMS experience also included fun part like sports day, annual day and many more of which I was a part of and has helped me to have good fun time with my friends and will cherish those memories for long. I would like to thank SVIMS in helping me to be a leader and to help me pave my way to success. I will always be a proud student of first batch of Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Management Studies and Research.
Peran Sukheswala (Advanced Studies in XIM, Bangalore)
It all began on 15th September, 2010 at 09.30 A.M. in the morning. With some nervousness and some excitement I was sitting with 55 chosen, as a part of the first Batch of SVIMS. I was to change forever. The learning began with understanding the discipline of time, attire, presentations etc. Following couple of months were rollicking. For the pottery to take a proper shape the clay must be crushed well to avoid any glut. This is what happens at SVIMS. You are made to realize the standard this Business School, demands in order to become a real SVIMSer.
In the initial couple of months we learnt time management, how to handle pressure, presentation skills etc. My self confidence, general knowledge and acumen were tested straight on, as we were faced with many challenging activities with stiff deadlines.
Our eyes twinkled with admiration for brilliance when we were introduced to the veteran faculty of SVIMS who are not just preachers, but practitioners in life. Bookish theories were understood with practical industrial happenings and sometimes even rewritten with uncommon perspectives. These stalwarts were giving us learning of 2 decades in 3 hours. We were asked to catch the true pulse of the market by venturing out on the streets to learn managerial skills and were made to comprehend the implications of numbers in financial statements. All the concepts of Kotler, Robins etc. were made to be practiced and experienced during our course of studies.
In my opinion, the real incentive of SVIMS is its location and its non-residential campus, which thwarts you from remaining in the comfort zone. It is ensured that you are always in touch with the pulse of the competitive cut throat Business world. You live and enjoy life the SVI MS way; its committees take charge of its fun and academic activities. Nothing is free or complementary at SVIMS. You’ve got to do it yourself and every SVIMER learns it the hard way. In the process we learn a great deal of organizing, man management, leadership, decision making etc. you have it all here; parties, quizzes, competitions, real industrial cases, challenges etc.
One word to explain life at SVIMS is ‘Highly Motivating’. You’ve got to be on your toes to face surprise tests, 8 A.M. on Sunday. You will always be short of time to pick up the offerings that this great institute has got to offer.
Pooja Anchan (Management Trainee, Snapdeal.com)
"Starting with the presentations from the first semester along with analyzing newspapers prepared us for winter internship, which I did with Standard Chartred newspaper. My summer internship with IMRB along with my research studies has helped me prepare for final placement better. I am working with Snapdeal.com, where I am able to use all the skills that I develpoed while at SVIMS."
Abdul Aziz Khan, Management Trainee, (offer letter from Sherwin Williams I P Ltd, Dehradun)
The experience at SVIMS gave me overall exposure that is required for management prefessionals. I am looking forward to joining a MNC paint company Sherwin Williams I P Ltd at Dehradun and I am sure all the exposure that I have got at SVIMS, I will be able to do the job well there.