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Extra-Curricular Clubs

MALAY CLUB- “ART OF RANGOLI”

The coordinators of Malay Club this year decided to organize “ART OF RANGOLI” competition cum exhibition on 15th October 2019. This event was conducted to inculcate team spirit among each group taking part and to see how well the students co-ordinate with each other, and come up with new, innovative and creative ideas within a time span of one hour. 16 groups participated in this competition. The only criteria for the students was that they could use any material, except rangoli colours, and colours related to spices. The competition was held in our chess area from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. During the ongoing event our Director Dr. D. Henry, Chairman Bro. Alphonse Nesamony and some of our professors attended the event to see the efforts and the talent portrayed by the participants.Winners were awarded with cash prize and gifts by Director and Chairman of the Institute. Prof. Smita and Ms. Navika judged all the groups based on the creativity, message conveyed and the presentation & display as mentioned in the rules.

Out of the 16 groups, three groups got the highest marks based on the judgement parameters. The winners were declared on the very same day. The first prize was awarded to Shalkey M Fernandes, Vrushali V Rahate, Riya R Singh (MMS-1), the second prize was awarded to Alwin Shaji, Jason Dsouza, Farina Dsouza, Kavita Naik (MMS-2) and the consolation prize was awarded to Nandani Gupta, Nisha Merai, Ragini Gulhane, Khusbhoo Jain (PGDM-1).

The event was a success. All the groups came up with different innovative and creative ideas. Plus these students by participating in this event took a step further in showing their creativity and presentation skills. This event helped the students to work with great level of coordination among the team members with a winning spirit and also showcasing their inbuilt talent. This ultimately accomplished the Malay Club’s motive.


Malay Club - SFIMAR Star Performer

Malay Club - SFIMAR Star Performer was held on 30th January,2020. It started at 4.30pm at the St. Francis Auditorium. Our Host for the day, Mr. Frank Rodricks and Ms. Apurva Patil welcomed our judges Prof. Vaishali Kulkarni and Mrs. Navika Pednekar. The event was also enlightened by the presence of our dignitaries, Deputy Director Dr. G Ramesh, Director Dr. D. Henry, Registrar Brother Xavier Munda, Teaching and the Non-teaching staffs. The event started off by introduction of Malay Club- Performing Arts where they encourage the artists in students to use their voices, bodies or inanimate objects to convey artistic expression.

The event had various performances of different categories like Dance, Makeup artist, Singing, Playing Keyboard, Guitar, Drums, Beatboxing, Acting, Rapping, Sketching, Painting. The event was so energetic that the auditorium was filled with enthusiasm and one could feel that vibe around. The audience played a very important role by cheering the participants. There were 20 super talented performers who participated.

All the performances were Thrilling and Energetic. Thus, it was a tough time for the judges to select the top 3 winners. Finally a decision was made that 5 prizes should be given for the winners i.e 1st place , 2nd place , 3rd place and 2 consolation prizes.

The 1st place was secured by Mr. Swarup Shetty (Beatboxing) from MMS, 2nd place was secured by Mr. Mahavir Singh Rajpurohit (Singing) from MMM, and the 3rd place was secured by Mr. Harren Noronha (Rapping) from MMS. The 2 consolation prizes were given to Ms. Anusha Nair (Singing) from MMS and Ms. Ankita Sawant (Dancing) from MMS.

The event ended by giving away certificates to the Malay Club Co-ordinators by Malay club’s faculty coordinators Dr. Natika Poddar and Mrs. Papinder Kaur for their efforts through both the seasons. It was indeed an amazing day to witness the students from MBA having such a great talent.


Blood Donation Drive

A blood donation drive was organized by ISR Club ‘Abhimaan’ on 30-11-2018 in association with the Borivali Blood Bank. On 28-11-18, Dr. Vyas from the Blood bank explained the students the advantages of donating blood for a noble cause. There was an overwhelming response which led to a total collection of 70 units. The drive was an influential event for many first time donors. Every donor was presented with a certificate and a donor card as a token of appreciation.


Malay Club- “Chritsmas Carnival”

With Christmas bells ringing and the New Year approaching, everyone was full of enthusiasm and energy for the fun-filled season.

The co-ordinators of Malay club this year organized a “Christmas Carnival” competition on 30th November 2018. This event was conducted to inculcate team spirit among each group taking part and to see how well the students co-ordinate with each other, and come up with new, innovative and creative ideas within a time span of one hour. The time scheduled was from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. There were 12 groups that took part in the competition. The participants were given a table which they had to decorate as creative as they could to welcome Christmas. The criteria that the participants had to follow were that they could not use any ready made materials and that they should depict a strong message. During the on-going event our chairman Brother Bro. Alphonse Nesamonyand our MMS programme head Dr. G Ramesh (I/C Director) had come to see the efforts and the talent portrayed by the participants.

Prof. Jackson John and Ethel Fernandez Ma’am judged all the groups based on the Creativity, presentation, Decoration and Christmas Message which were specified in the rules.

The winners were declared on the very same day. Out of the 12 groups that participated three groupswere awarded based on the judgment parameters. The first prize was won by Alston, Alister, Clemence, Casia, Farina (MMS-1); the 2nd prize was won by Jason,

Alwin, Kavita, Apurva, Devavrat (MMS-1); and the 3rd prize was won by Praveen, Raunak, Tanuj, Michael, Robinson (PGDM-1).

The event was a success. There was a great level of enthusiasm and a divine spirit among all the participants. The participants created a wonderful Christmas atmosphere by dressing up as Santa, singing carols and distributing chocolates. Overall it was a cheerful, triumph and jubilant way of welcoming Christmas.


MOCK STOCK Intra-collegiate competition for MMS I & PGDM I held on 27th November, 2018

Mock Stock 2018 was conducted on 27th November, 2018 by the Finatics Club under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Natika Poddar andProgramme Head Prof. Dr. G. Ramesh.

The main resource person was Mr. Vaibhav Shah, an alumnus of PGDM who is a trader himself and also an expert in this field.There were 13 teams competing comprisingof MMS I and PGDM students. Each team had six members where 1 member was the broker. For the first session of one and half hours the participants were given insights into the field of trading and the different types of trading options and the asset classes you can trade in on the stock market. Mr. Vaibhav also explained about the different stock exchanges such as BSE andNSE. Mr. Vaibhav ended the training session with a few quotes by Warren Buffet.The rules of the game and instructions too were explained to the participants. The Teams where the students reached late for the event were penalised for 1000 points each. Students traded on the live market where each team was allocated with a budget of Rupees Two Crores and had to trade on a minimum of 12 stocks of the 30 listed companies. Live News on Television was telecasted to access real time market information to assist students in their decisions. Trading began at 10.00 A.M. and was divided into 3 sessions, two of 20 minutes each and the last session was 15 minutes due to the time constraints.The broker could punch in his orders for purchase of shares or fixed deposits. The orders for shares could either be punched through delivery or intraday. The first session ended with only the top group numbers being declared just to keep the excitement going.The team that won the first session was given an advantage where they could restrict any one team broker from not trading for 3 minutes in the third session. The bottom two teams too could nail any team of their choice. The event also included a lot of Spot Quizzes that helped the students learn more about the stock and gain Industry knowledge about various companies where the teams were asked questions and the team that answered correctly being honoured with bonus points and penalty points for the team breaking the rules.

The final session was the most exciting with each broker along with his respective team members busy in increasing the gains through the transactions of selling shares. The team with the highest profit was declared the winner. The profit earned was the sum total of all sessions played and the bonus points earned during the quiz round including the penalty points.

The Runner Up Team was Team 13 consisting of Vian, Apurva G, Manish, Vinisha, Shubam and Renal as the Broker, as they managed to earn a profit of Rs. 5,80,299/- and the Winning Team was Team 7 consisting of Prajwal, Shawn, Omkar, Pratik, Mitesh and Saiprasad as the Broker and they earned a profit of about Rs. 12,93,030/- in all. Both the winners were from MMS I. The competition ended with the valedictory session where Chairman Bro. Alphonse Nesamony and MMS Programme Head & I/C Director Prof. Dr. G. Rameshalong with Prof. Dr. Natika Poddar awarded the winners and runners up with gold and silver medals, gifts respectively. The student coordinators too were awarded with certificates in appreciation for their efforts.

Due to the immense support of Mr. Vaibhav, Prof. Dr. Natika Poddar, the entire IT Department and Swamy, along with our student coordinators, the MockStock 2018 turned out to be a successful and knowledgeable event.


Malay Club- “Best Out of Waste” (Plastic Bottles)

It’s harder to recycle plastic bottles than you think. Of the mass number of plastic bottles consumed throughout the world, most of them are not recycled because only certain types of plastic bottles can be recycled by certain municipalities. They either end up lying stagnant in landfills, leaching dangerous chemicals into the ground or they infiltrate our streets as litter. They are found on sidewalks, in parks, front yard and rivers, and even if you chop them into tiny pieces they still take more than a human lifetime to decompose.

The coordinators of Malay Club this year decided to organized a “Best Out Of Waste”( plastic bottles) competition cum exhibition on 5th October 2018. This event was conducted to inculcate team spirit among each group taking part and to see how well the students co-ordinate with each other, and come up with new, innovative and creative ideas within a time span of one hour. 20 groups took part in this competition. The only criteria for the students was that they could use any material, but the maximum usage of plastic bottles should be seen. Also as a token of gesture Prof. Natika Poddar gave cloth bags to all the 20 groups for the maximum use of plastic bottles. The competition was held in our chess area from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. During the event Director Dr. S.S. Mohanty and some of the other faculty members came to see the efforts and the talent portrayed by the participants.

Prof. Vaibhav and Prof. Kiran along with Ms. Surekha judged all the groups based on the innovative, creativity and other parameters which were mentioned in the rules.

Out of the 20 groups, three groups got the highest marks based on the judgement parameters. The winners were declared on the v same day. The first prize was won by Roshan Anvekar, Rosella Gamiya, Hiren R, Kalpesh and Minakshi Ahuja (PGDM-1), the second prize was won by two groups; out of them one was won by Ajin Varghese, Cyril John, Sanal Skarla, Akanksha Shetye, and Diksha Shetty (PGDM-1), and the other winner were Sayali Sawant, Siddhesh , Vrushali, Steve Lobo, and Rubina Rodrigues (MMS-1)

The event was a success. All the groups came up with different innovative and creative ideas. Plus these students by participating in this event took a step further in protecting our environment. This event helped the students to work with great level of coordination among the team members with a winning spirit and also contribute in saving our planet. This ultimately accomplished the Malay Club’s motive.


Green Club

The primary objective of green club is to promote "green activities" among all the stakeholders of SFIMAR and bring out a sense of responsibility in improving the conditions of environment among them.

The objectives of the club are

  • To make our campus green
  • To spread the message about conserving resources and living a sustainable life style
  • To encourage research on sustainability
Green Club Activity - 2019

1. A team of 12 students and 06 faculty/staff of the Green Club from SFIMAR went on a field trip to Bassien Agro Farms located near Arnala Beach, Virar West, to develop an understanding on Hydroponics and Inorganic farming.

Green Club Activity - 2018

1. In association with Green Yatra, a Mira Road based NGO, the college team planted 30 plants in the campus on 7th July, 2018. On 28/7/2018 plants were numbered and measurements were taken by student representatives. An excel sheet is maintained for keeping record of the names of plants with number alloted, height of the plant, plant condition etc.

2. SFIMAR organized an awareness campaign in association with the NGO, Green Yatra, a leading environmentalist of Mumbai towards protecting, conserving and the betterment of the Environment through a street play on tree plantation, with the slogan "Ped lagao jeevan bachao" in some of the biggest malls in Mumbai i.e Maxus, Growels and the Raghuleela on the 25th & 26th of August 2018 followed by a rewarding contest.

3. Go Green Nursery visit was conducted on 26th January 2019, where all green club members (staffs and students) spent their whole day in understanding the do’s and don’ts with plants.

Green Club Activity - 2017

1. Tree plantation drive in SFIMAR campus on 28 October 2017 under the initiative “Plant trees and look for Eco friendly products”. SFIMAR Campus got 47 saplings added to it’s surroundings and around 100 plants were replanted and transferred into bigger containers, adding manure and changing soil for the same.

2. Floral Tree plantation drive in SFIMAR campus on 25 Nov 2017 under the initiative “Plant trees and beautification of the Campus”.

3. On 25 November 2017 five varieties of saplings like Neem, Ashoka, Black plum (Jamun), Mango(Aam), Badam were planted.

4. Guest lecture organized on the topic “Nursery Management” by Mr Bharat Soni, M.D. of Go Green Nursery on 16 February 2018.

Green Club Activity - 2016

1. Medicinal Tree plantation in SFIMAR campus on 01 July 2016.

2. Debate on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan organized by Green Club on 07 October 2016.


Film Screening Club

Film Screening Club selects popular Movies, Short Films, Documentaries etc. based on management concepts and screens them for MMS & PGDM Students. The Movies screened by the club are followed by detailed discussions focusing on the learning’s from the movie. The Club promotes experiential learning style & Edutainment.

Screenings by the Club:

Year 2019- 2020

1. Movie – Moneyball is an American biographical sports drama to build a team of undervalued talent by taking a sophisticated sabermetric approach to scouting and analysing players.

Year 2018-2019

There were 3 screenings undertaken for the first year students in the A.Y 2018-2019

1. Movie - Baazaar - An Indian Thriller Drama based on Stock Markets and the strategies around Stocks and Share Markets.

2. Movie - The Intern- An American Comedy Drama based on Experiences between Fashion Entrepreneur and her 70 year old Senior Intern.

3. Movie - Captain Philips (2013) - An American Biographical thriller Drama inspired by the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama Ship hijacking

Year 2017-2018

1. Movie – Moneyball is an American biographical sports drama to build a team of undervalued talent by taking a sophisticated sabermetric approach to scouting and analysing players.

2. Movie – Up in the Air is an American comedy-drama centered on corporate "downsizing”

Year 2016-2017

a. Documentary on The Mumbai Dabbawalas focuses on the delivery logistics and the network followed by Dabbawalas, The error free delivery approach and Six Sigma Certified Process delivery.

b. Movie - The Pursuit of Happiness is an American autobiographical drama film based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle being homeless.


Malay Club (Joy of Christmas)

Malay Club organized an event with the theme "Joy of Christmas" on 3rd Dec 2019. Christmas is a time for sharing and bonding. It is also known as the season of lights and decorations. Keeping this in mind students were asked to design innovative and creative decorations during the

60-minute contest. Students designed wonderful stuff like Wreath Garlands using cups, attractive Christmas Bells and Star using card papers, etc.

Prof. Paul Alukal and Prof. Sanchayita Banerjee judged all the groups based on the creativity, the message conveyed and display as mentioned in the rules. The most important criteria for the students was that they could use any material as long as it is creative. A total of 9 student groups participated from MMS & PGDM Programme. All the groups came up with different innovative and creative ideas. 3 groups were awarded based on the judging parameters.

The first prize was awarded to Monica Vetkar, Simone Coutinho, Neha Ladha, Punita Nadar, Sydonia Coutinho (MMS-1), the second prize was awarded to Kimberley Rebell, Annal Nadar, Dakshta Shinde, Priya Upadhay (PGDM-1) and the consolation prize was awarded to Ragini Gulhane, Khushbu Jain, Nandini Gupta, Nishra Merai (PGDM-1). Participation Certificates were given to all the participants. This event helped the students to work with a great level of coordination among the team members with a winning spirit and also showcasing their time management skills and creativity which is the motto of Malay Club "Learning with Fun".

SUMMARY REPORT OF OUTBOUND TRAINING

Introduction

Outbound training was conducted for MMS I Div. A and MMS I Div. B as well as PGDM I on 3 rd November,1 st December and 15 th November 2018 respectively. The details are as under:

  • Venue – Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (Uttan)
  • No. of students attending the training:
    • MMS I (A) - 57
    • MMS I (B) – 53
    • PGDM I - 56
  • Faculty Members who attended training
    • 3 rd November – Dr Mohan Mathew, Col Venkat and Dr Natika. Dr Sulbha Raorane, Prof Simmi Prasad, Dr Vaishali Kulkarni and Prof Vaibhav Kulkarni also joined the program for sometime
    • 15 th November - Dr Mohan Mathew, Col Venkat, Prof Kalia, Prof Pushkar, Prof Shilpa and Prof Kiran
    • 1 st December - Dr Mohan Mathew, Col Venkat, Dr Natika, Prof Kalia

Conduct

The Primary objective of the program was to give students a learning experience of various soft skills which will be useful in their corporate work life. Activities conducted both outdoor and indoor. Feedback sessions and lessons learnt were discussed at length for each activity. Students were given the opportunity to lead Teams.

Conclusion

The Outbound training gave an opportunity for students to bond together, communicate and work in Teams as well as lead in activities that were based on the concept of learning with fun. The enthusiasm was markedly high and students felt the learning was immense. We have one more Outbound planned for 03 February for Part time students. The other major gain was that many faculty have shown interest and Dr Natika and Prof Kalia are now prepared to lead this initiative when required. In addition, Prof Kiran and Prof Shilpa are also equally well versed to conduct the training independently.


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