Celebrating the 21st Convocation of SCMS Cochin School of Business

Chief Guest- Mr. Mohan Sivanand, Editor-at-large, Readers Digest, India Ltd.

The 21st Annual Convocation of the PGDM programme of SCMS Cochin was held as a glittering ceremony at the Prathap Nagar campus, Kalamassery on April 29, Tuesday. Mr. Mohan Sivanand, Editor‒at‒large, Readers Digest, India Ltd was the chief guest on the occasion. He presented diploma certificates to the batch 21 PGDM students of SCMS COCHIN School of Business. As many as 168 students received their diplomas on this day.

"One of the most critical requirements to become a successful professional is to be very careful in serving your co-workers and preserving your relationships", said Mr. Mohan Sivanand in his convocation address to the outgoing students. Business organisations are becoming more and more system-based and rule-based with growing modernization. Consequently, personalized approaches and relations are becoming progressively uncommon. This is going to be a serious challenge to the new generation of managers, Mr. Mohan Sivanand cautioned.

Dr. G.P.C. Nayar, Chairman, SCMS Group presided over the ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Nayar stressed the need for a continual improvement of the quality of our professional education in order to make it comparable to world standards. And that would necessarily require more investments. Without additional investments, it is not possible to improve the quality of our education, Dr. Nayar explained. Mr. K.I. Viswanathan, Vice President, Marketing Division, ITC Ltd was the Guest of Honour. He explained the importance of the correct mix between smart work and hard work in the managerial sector.

Ms. Manjusha Muraleedharan of PGDM batch 21 secured the Chairman's Gold Medal for the best academic performance. Ms. Jayeetha Putatunda got the Best Outgoing Student Award for overall performance. Ms. Neelima and Ms. Minu. C. Nair also received medals for best academic performances. Prof. P.C. Pillai, Group director, SCMS, welcomed the gathering. Dr. V. Raman Nair, Director, SCMS, administrated the oath. Prof. K.J. Paluse and Dr. Filomina P. George, Deans of SCMS, also participated in the convocation ceremony.

About SCMS Cochin School of Business

SCMS Group of Educational Institutions prepares future leaders through an innovative education system that bridges communication and management, science and technology, enterprise and society. With a well designed curriculum that integrates academic courses, research opportunities, hands- on training, co-curricular activities, community service, clubs and organizations, sports and recreation among other activities.

SCMS COCHIN School of Business is the first institution that has come up under the SCMS Group in 1976. By the addition of more programmes it has today become a major cluster of institutions known today as SCMS Group of Educational Institutions. The flagship institution under the Group is SCMS COCHIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS which offers a two year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). SCMS-COCHIN is the only B School in Southern India, and one among the five in the country, to get International Accreditation for quality and excellence from ACBSP-USA. The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) has been recognized as equivalent to MBA by the Association of Indian Universities. SCMS bags award for the best Industry Related Curriculum by STAR NEWS National B-School Awards and another one from DNA & Stars of the Industry Group Presenting with the Award for B School with best industry Academia Interface.

While SCMS-Cochin School of Business has always been a prominent recruiting ground for companies in South India and the Middle East, it has been the favourite for Kerala based organisations. Regulars at the SCMS-Cochin campus include Deloitte, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, HDFC Asset Management, ICICI Securities, Madura Fashion and Lifestyle, Hawkins, Berger Paints, Madras Cements, Kotak Mahindra, Asian Paints, ITC, Reliance Money, Malayala Manorama, South Indian Bank Limited, HSIL, Future Generali Life Insurance, Muthoot FinCorp, ICICI Prudential, Spices Board, etc.

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