Extra Curricular Activities


Sensitivity Training

Sensitivity training is being offered to students of SFIMAR to learn how to better understand and appreciate the differences in individual. This Training specifically addresses concerns such as gender sensitivity, multicultural sensitivity, and sensitivity toward those who are disabled in some way. The goal in this type of training is more oriented toward growth on an individual level.


Boot Camp

Boot camp is also a process for transforming students to be independent, versatile & dynamic leaders. Series of management activities & games are organized for the students enriching their curriculum knowledge during their stay on campus.


Peer-To-Peer Teaching Style

SFIMAR encourages Peer-to-Peer Tutoring style that involvs students teaching other students, A peer tutor boosts the classroom learning by stating examples that relate to other peer students; Having a tutor who is on same age level as them also helps to bridge the learning gaps.



Festivals Celebrations organized at SFIMAR are attractive to students of varied tastes, age & culture. Themes and dress codes related to the festivals make event more entertaining. Games, quizzes and interesting prizes are all part of our celebrations. These are some greate ways in which SFIMAR promotes team building, group dynamics, cultural blending etc.


Stress Management & Physical Fitness

SFIMAR ensures that its students are fit enough to fight the challenges they face. Students are provided enough opportunities to bulid on their physical fitness and embark on the healtheir path. Aerobics, Yoga & Meditation are also dedicatedly followed in campus. Also Stress Managements sessions by the Brahmakumaris are conducted regularly at SFIMAR.


Institute Social Responsibilities(ISR)

St Francis Institute of Management and Research is involved in the contribution to the community through its ISR SMT-Abhimaan. Every year a number of activities are carried out by the Staff, Students of SFIMAR. The details of the same are appended below:

  1. Visit to Orpahnages
  2. Walkathon-Eye Donation Campaign
  3. Blood Donation Drives
  4. Afforestation Campaigns
  5. Ruarl Visits for rural empowerment & rural development
  6. AIDS Awareness Campaign
  7. Global Warming Awareness Drive etc



The MMS I students accompanied by the faculty coordinators went trekking to Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It was a two hour climb through the forest. The students helped each other through the treacherous curves and edges. They practised the art of team work while on the trek.

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SFIMAR Onam Celebration

Onam 2014 was celebrated in SFIMAR on the 13th of September, 2014. It was organized by a group of students from MMS-1, comprising of not only Keralites but also a large number of non- Keralites.

The event started with the lighting of the lamp by Chairman Bro. Alphonse Nesamony, Registrar Bro. Paul Pulikkal, Director Dr SS Mohanty, CSB Bank Manager Mr Jose Francis, Dr. G Ramesh, Dr. SP Das and Prof Sinimole KR followed by a short speech by the institute Registrar Bro. Paul and Director S. S. Mohanty.

The first act was a short skit where the students explained the meaning and history of Onam, followed by Kaikottikali, a traditional dance form of Kerala. There was also a mesmerizing group song sung by the student coordinators, which brought a loud applause from the audience. The song was followed by a fashion show which not only included the traditional attire of South-Indian states but also other states in India to depict Unity in Diversity. Renji Thomas, one of the student coordinators, concluded the event with a vote of thanks during which another student appeared on stage as King Mahabali and graced the event.

There was also a Tug of war competition between the students and Milk Payasam for everyone at the end. The students and teachers enjoyed the event which was only made possible with the unconditional support of Dr. G. Ramesh


Poster Making Competition

On 3rd November 2014, the DLLE group of SFIMAR organized a poster making competition on the following themes:

  • Child abuse
  • Senior citizen welfare
  • Status of women

The event was judged by Prof. Jackson John and Prof. Jestin Jhony.

Altogether 17 teams participated in the event. They were judged on three parameters Creativity, significance and the presentation.

Deciding on the winner was extremely difficult for the judges as there so many teams who participated. All the groups performed exceptionally well and were also very creative in their approach.

After a lot of deliberation the judges chose team 14 comprising of Veronica Frenandes, Shruti Chandrashekharan and Renata Fernandes. The wining team's theme was child abuse and was unique because of their creativity and the message sent across so beautifully.

The second place went to group 10 comprising of Khushboo Zala, Khushboo Patel and Sedona. Their theme was also on child abuse. The third place went to group 1 who also had the theme of child abuse. Their team comprised of Sharvani Pawar, Riddhi Sawal and Pooja Parikh.

It was a very vibrant and effective competition where sensitive issues of young children being abused and old people being neglected were highlighted. The event concluded with a small memento given to the winners along with theparticipation certificates

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Lantern Making Competition

The coordinators of Malay club came up with a lantern making competition in order to unleash the creative spirit from within the students. The competition was held on 14th October 2014. This event was conducted to inculcate team spirit within each participating group and to see how well the students would coordinate with each other to come up with new, innovative and creative ideas within a time span of 1 hr. The time scheduled for the competition was from 9:30am-10:30am. There were 4 groups who participated in the competition. Students were not allowed to use any readymade material.

An exhibition was conducted on the same day after the competition. Col. Venkat Raman and Prof. Kiran Rodrigues Judged all the lanterns on parameters such as Design, Innovation, Making cost, Craftsmanship and Material used. The challenge to all the groups was the cost effectiveness of these lanterns.

The winners were declared on the same day as the exhibition. 2 out of 4 groups got the highest marks depending on the judging parameters. The 1st prize was won by students from MMS II (Karen Quadros and group) and the 2nd prize was won by MMS1 Div A (Nancy and group). Overall the competition was full of enthusiasm and great energy and that completely brought about a festive environment in SFIMAR.

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The annual sports day

The annual sports day included events like football, volleyball, table tennis, badminton and throw-ball. Students participated with great zeal and fervor. The event went on for the whole day. The winners were awarded with certificates and medals.

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SFIMAR Christmas celebration 2014

Christmas 2014 was celebrated at SFIMAR on the 23rd of December, 2014. This event was graced by the joint-presence of our Chairman Bro. Alphonse Nesamony, In-Charge of St. Francis Group of Institutions and event's Guest of Honour - Bro. MJ Abraham, and Director Dr. S. S. Mohanty. This event was organized for all SFIMAR teaching and non-teaching staff; officially inaugurated by the Chairman, with greetings from Director, and a warm Christmas message from the Guest of Honour. This was followed by the traditional Christmas cake-cutting ceremony, high-tea and plenty of mouth-watering snacks. All had a fun time for sure. What followed was a grand 'Christmas Ball' for the first and second year students. The formal part of the event was graced by our Chairman, Director, and our Guest of Honour for the evening - Bro. Vijay Kumar. Bro. Vijay Kumar gave a heart-warming Christmas message, which was followed by the Christmas cake-cutting ceremony. The 'special guests' for the evening were the St. Francis boys who played a wonderful band to the tunes of traditional Christmas carols...'Christmas Santa' distributed sweets and set the Christmas mood for the rest of the evening followed by more fun, with song and dance, games, and a hearty dinner. Christmas 2014 will be one to remember for years to come, by one and all that made the evening memorable indeed!

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