Prakalpa was conceptualized by St. Francis Institute of Management & Research and it's first ever- edition was conducted at the intra-collegiate level in November 2015. The following year it was held at an inter-collegiate level and it proved to be a great success. Building on this earlier success, this year Prakalpa was held at the inter-collegiate level on the 19th of November, 2017. Prakalpa is a project competition, where in, the part time 3rd year students from SFIMAR and other institutes are provided with a forum to showcase their projects to an external panel of judges and compete among their peers to win awards.
The panel members invited for the competition were - for Financial Management - Dr. Hiresh S. Luhar, Mr. Glen Pinto & Ms. Shilpa Peswani, whereas, for General Management – Dr. Vijay Wagh, Ms. Supreeta Salian & Dr. Vinita Bhatia
The programme began with the auspicious ceremony of lighting of the lamp, followed by singing the SFIMAR prayer in order to invoke the presence of God. Since 19th November is also observed as SFIMAR founder's day, a passage on the life and work of Bro. Paulus Moritz was read out. After a brief introduction to the institute and Prakalpa, a video showcasing the journey of Prakalpa was played, following which the esteemed dignitaries were escorted onto the dais. The panel members were welome and introduced by Dr. Natika S. Poddar, followed by felicitation of Dignitaries by Registrar Bro.Xavier Munda. SFIMAR Director Dr. S. S. Mohanty delivered the Keynote address to the gathering, The rules of the competition were read out and the Finance and General Management presenters along with the respective panelists and audience were led into separate classrooms for the presentations.
All the presenters did a remarkable job at presenting their topics and facing the questions from the panelist's during Q & A session. After a small tea break, everyone re-assembled in the assembly hall and each of the panel members shared their view points on the presentations post which, SFIMAR Chairman Bro. Alphonse Nesamony Mohanty presented each panelist memento of gratitude . Mr. Augustine Kurias delivered a valedictory speech after which the winners were declared from both the panels, also, participation certificates were handed out to the other participants and their project guides.
In Masters in Financial Management the second prize was bagged by Ms. Priya Meghani from IES College and her Project guide Ms. Devaki Nadkarni. The first prize was bagged by Mr. Vinod More from GNIMS College and his Project guide Mr. Kapil Bhopatkar. In Masters in General Management the second prize was bagged by Mr. Ganesh Naik from IES college and his Project guide Ms. Mrunal Joshi. The first prize was bagged by Ms. Leanne Baretto from SFIMAR College and her Project guide Mr. Jackson John. The Finance and General Management winners were felicitated by the respective panelists with a trophy, certificate and cash prize. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks and the singing of the National Anthem.
Ms. Jecintha Jossy Tharappel
First year MFM – Part Time 2017-2020 Batch
An industrial visit cum picnic to Lonavala was organized by SFIMAR for the part time students on 5th & 6thof August, 2017. The Industry visited was Bhushan steelat KhopoliThe Site manager briefed the students about the company – its history, the kinds of products manufactured by them, the types of machinery and manufacturing processes they follow, the various quality standardsadopted by them and their clientele. After the visit the studentshad a DJ night and Mr. and Ms. Fresher’s contest for the 1st year student organized by the second and third year students. Registrar Bro. Xavier felicitated the toppers of the previous academic year. Everyone then danced to the tunes belted out by the DJ and later enjoyed a sumptuous dinner and called it a night.
The following day, after breakfast the studentsproceeded towards Wet n Joy Water Park. Activities such as Boomerango, Cyclone Ride, Freefall Ride, Extreme volcano and Tornado were clear favorites among the students.
PT – MMM student (Batch 16-19)
SFIMAR’s 9th Batch Part Time MFM / MMM Inaugural & Orientation Programme was held on the 8th of July, 2017.,It was organised by the second and third year Part Time students.
The programme began at 2:00 pm. SFIMAR Chairman,Brother. Alphonse Nesamony, our Special guest - Executive Committee and Governing Council Member - Mr. Augustine Kurias, In-Charge Director & MMS Programme Head Dr. G. Ramesh, Part-Time Course Programme Head Dr. NatikaPoddar, Heads of Department, Faculty members, and Admin staff members were present for the programme.Our Chairman welcomed the students with the history of St. Francis Institute and a warm welcome speech. The special guest, Mr. Augustine KuriasExecutive Committee and Governing Council Member spoke to the students about the Importance of the course and how the students can overcome their hurdles with mindfulness.MMS Programme Head and In-Charge Director Dr. G. Ramesh who was representing our Director Dr. S.S Mohanty made a short and truly inspiring speech about the Part Time Programme.
Mr. Jude Zonal Officer, Model Cooperative Bank addressed the students about the various bank products and schemes offered by Model Bank. MFM/MMM Course Programme Head, Dr. NatikaPoddarbegan her speech by felicitating the faculty present and the HODs. Following which she launched into explaining in great depth about the Part Time curriculum, rules and extracurricular activities.Department Heads, Mr. Prakash Lalwani and Ms. Papinder Kaurbriefed the students about the I.T and Library rules and the facilities respectively. Theprogramme concluded with an ice breaker session conducted by SFIMAR Counsellor Ms. Kavita Anthony.
SFIMAR conducted a Guest lecture on“Advertisement and Digital Marketing” by Mr Parth Ghosh for the MFM/MMM students. Mr Ghosh, with his immense and vast Knowledge and expertise introduced and also shared an Insights on the topic. He explained how advertising is an on-Growing industry that would be the playing a major role in the various other sectors of the market and also the various job opportunities and in this field. He simplified the Topic and also answereddoubts and queries with alacrity.