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
And finally the day of our industrial visit cum picnic to Lonavala arrived!
An industrial visit cum picnic to Lonavala was organized by SFIMAR for the part time students on the 4th of August, 2018. The excitement of all the students knew no bounds as they gathered in the college premises at 7 am. Students from all the three years went for I.V. cum Excursion.
Students were divided into two batches. One batch visited company Galaxy Surfactants at another batch visited company Aeroflex at Taloja . After the industry visit Students checked into United 21 resort in Lonavala. In the evening, a DJ night and Mr. and Ms. Fresher’s contest was planned for the 1st year students. The first year students were decked up in their finest outfits and very spiritedly took part in the contest. Before the contest could begin, Bro.Xavier Munda (Registrar- SFIMAR) felicitated the toppers of the Academic year 2017-18 with a certificate and a gift. The contest included funny introductions with song, activities and spot prizes and in the end Mr.Franklin Gonsalves and Ms.Shaine Lobo were crowned Mr. and Ms. Fresher’s respectively by former Mr. and Ms. Fresher. 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 students proceeded towards Aqua magica Park for plethora of park rides. Rides such as Loppy Woppy, Swirl Whirl, Screamer, Raftaastic and Zip Zap Zoom were clear favorites among the students.
MFM student (Batch 17-20)
SFIMAR’s 10th Batch Part Time MFM / MMM Inaugural & Orientation Programme was held on the 8th of July, 2018 and was conducted by the Part Time 2nd & 3 rd year students.
The programme began at 2:00 pm wherein, along with the first year students, also present were SFIMAR Chairman Brother. Alphonse Nesamony, Registrar Brother Xavier Munda, Director of SFIMAR - Dr. S.S Mohanty , Part-Time Course Programme Head Dr. Natika Poddar ,MMS Programme Head Dr. G. Ramesh, PGDM Programme Head-Dr.Sulbha Raorane , Heads of Department, Faculty members, and Admin staff members. The orientation programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp by all the dignitaries and a first year student representative. Following which, the Peace Prayer was sung by the choir. An informative virtual tour of the Part Time Programme was played for the students wherein every aspect and facility of SFIMAR was introduced to them.
The dignitaries were felicitated with Saplings and invited to the dais . Chairman of the Institute welcomed the students with the history of St. Francis Institute and a warm welcome speech. Our Diretor Dr. S.S Mohanty made a short and truly inspiring speech about the part time programme and spoke to the students about the importance of the course and how the students can overcome their hurdles .
Our Part Time Programme Assistants Mr. Satish, Ms. Reeba and Ms. Trupti were felicitated with Saplings.
MFM/MMM Course Programme Head, Dr. Natika Poddar began her speech by felicitating the faculties 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 Kaur briefed the students about the I.T and Library rules and the facilities respectively.
The programme concluded with snacks and tea being served to the students, following which an ice breaker session was conducted by SFIMAR Counsellor Ms. Kavita Anthony.
The well planned inaugural and orientation programme truly served to provide a complete guide to the first year students about the campus, the management, the curriculum, the faculty and the facilities available to them.
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.