5th June 2023
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance Pune welcomes the batch of 2023-25. It's excellent to interact with a fresh, vibrant, and talented bunch of students on campus.
We had Mr. Srinath Sridharan - Author, Advisor, Coach, Transformation Enabler, who spoke on "What's new for India's Flourishing Fintech Sector". He enlightened the students on the various avenues of Fintech as a sector and how one may navigate their career through this dynamic industry.
We had Ms. Preeti Gaglani Saraf - Career Coach, Motivational Speaker, Emotional Intelligence, Brand and Communication Strategist who addressed the students on the topic "Emotional Quotient". She emphasized on stress management and the methods the new generation can adapt to overcome stress. She urged the students to identify how they react to situations and understand their emotional quotient.
Next, we had Swami Bimal Sud Bamsi Gopal - Motivational Speaker and Member of ISKCON to address the students on "Management Lessons from Bhagavatgita". He shared a number of lessons for success in life. He guided the students to avoid distractions and procrastination to add value to their lives.
6th June 2023
Mr. Aditya Kondawar, Partner & Vice President, Complete Circle Capital took a session on the Importance of Compounding. He gave his insights on How and where to invest, the myths & reality of investing, compounding and the mantras of wealth creation.
7th June 2023
Discipline and Code of Conduct Briefing
Mrs. Shubhadha Deshpande
Session on:“Careers & Prospects in BFSI”
Dr. Shridhar Sriniwasan, Professor of Practice, SSBF Dr. Mrudula Bhimavarapu, Assistant Professor, SSBF
Session on :“Neurolinguistic Program”
Dr. Jyoti Kappal, Associate Professor of Practice, SSBF
Guest Session on:“Gender Sensitization”
Dr. Renuka Mukadam, POSH Consultant
Dr. Jyoti Kappal, Associate Professor of Practice, SSBF SSBF Staff Members
College Health Education Program
Heritage Walk- Pune Darshan
8th June 2023
The historical places in Pune are a great tribute to the grandeur of the Maratha rulers and ancient Indians who lived here. One can learn a lot about the history and culture of ancient India by observing these monuments, such as the famous Aga Khan Palace, Shaniwar Wada , War Memorial, etc.
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance Pune (Official) has organized a Heritage Walk/Pune Darshan for the batch of 2023-25 on 8th June 2023 as a part of the induction program. Students enjoyed and learned about the city of the Maratha Empire.
9th June 2023
Mr. Prakash Rohera, Director,The Redwood Edge gave a motivational speech to our students. Not only the students but each person present in the room was inspired by his thoughts and were motivated. He stated about Mindset, Belief, Aspiration (MBA) which we believe all our students will follow & it is a key takeaway which will help the students throughout his journey.
Emotional wellbeing is crucial for leading a satisfying and productive life, as it impacts various aspects such as decision-making, interpersonal interactions, and overall quality of life. Nurturing emotional wellbeing involves self-awareness, self-care, and seeking support when needed. And to talk on the same we invited the Head of SCEW i.e Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing Dr Girija Mahale. She is a Consultant Psychiatrist- MD from KEM hospital, Mumbai and fellowship from Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry.
Mr. Saurabh Arora, National Lead Digital Business, HDFC Mutual Fund was invited to take a session on Changing Landscape of Industry. He talked on how Fintech has facilitated the rise of personalized financial planning and investment platforms, offering tailored solutions and automated advice. As Fintech continues to evolve, it is expected to shape the future of finance, fuelling economic growth, and driving financial inclusion on a global scale.
12th June 2023
Dr. Yogesh Brahmankar Head, SCEI was invited to take a session on Entrepreneurship & innovation. To sum up the session he talked about how Entrepreneurship is the spirit of venturing into the unknown, taking risks, and transforming ideas into reality. He gave an insight about the SCEI Incubation centre and the support they provide to build young startups.
Mr. Sheetal from SIU Library took a session on how to access the library and the contents & books availability. The procedures, rules & regulations that are to be followed for issuing any books or online contents.
Ms. Spurti Sushil was invited to take a session on how to create an impactful LinkedIn profile to make the students’ profiles look corporate ready. It was indeed an interesting session as students learned new ways of making their profiles attractive to the recruiters in this hands-on session.
13th June 2023
Outbound training is an extremely effective tool for building high performance teams. To re-energize teams and build stronger bonds SSBF organized outbound training and learning session for the batch 2023-25 on 13th June 2023.
This exercise results in self-discovery and team bonding, brings enthusiasm and raises their self-esteem and pride. The outbound learning session was conducted by Department of Sports Recreation and Wellness (DSRW) of SIU.
15th June 2023
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance Pune organized an Induction Program for the batch of 2023-25. We have invited Mr. Ashutosh Naik, Chief Compliance Officer, Groww, and Mr. Vivek Jain, Sr. EVP, and Head HR, Kotak Mahindra Bank to address the budding managers. Both the speakers with their rich industry experience highlighted and emphasized the industry expectation from the new joiners. They also discussed career growth and changing job roles in the fintech and BFSI industries.
Induction Program for Batch 2022-24
The induction program was conducted over a week, to contemplate the curriculum with the course objectives and outlook for the class of 2022-2024, MBA- Banking and Finance. The aim was to understand and interpret the projects, component mapping and create a cumulative benchmark to be achieved as a course outcome.
The summary also consisted about the mandatory underlying summer internship program and the level of field discussion upon the same mandate. To indicate the level and intimation of bridge course and tutorials within the curriculum to bracket out the performance gap between the umbrella of different disciplines.
The outlook helped students to improvise the value creation and sustainability clause within the financial departments and understand the pre-requisites of M&A Division and client disposal through an organization’s perspective by the guest lecturer from Tata Technologies, Dr. Uttam Gujarati.
Mr. Anirban Thakur, Associate VP- Finance and Head of Treasury, Birlasoft Ltd, guided students to analyze the fund transposal through customer acquaintances, the risk-return trade-off between different AMC trials and the significance of depository participants within the club. Benchmarking the investment proposals for large -cap funds and using think tanks who had laid the concept of wealth management and portfolio analysis.
Shiv Swarajya Din Celebration under the guidance of Dr. Sachin Joshi, Archaeologist and History Scholar included heritage walk around the outskirts showcasing the divine symbolism of Shivaji Maharaja and indicating the level of articulation for the scriptures and battle ground. Historical and Archaeological survey and series conduct elongating across the dynastical pragmatic issue at Pune and learning about the languages and monolith scripts.
The conduit regarding the careers in Banking Service and Indication of the levels of hierarchy and the survey for the employability transition between departments. Alumini Interaction to brief the students about the curriculum and the overall capacity regeneration of the departments, personal preferences and experiential learning. Guest Session Intimation regarding the gender sensitization and key aspects of acknowledging the sensitivity of the churning roles within the organization. Placement Briefing and conduct within the academic background, profiles offered by the institute, training upon the applications, unison within the eligibility criterion. Bridge Course Briefing and management game syndication and program outreach
Induction Program for Batch 2021-23
The Induction Program for Batch 2021-23 was conducted by Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance over the course of a week to welcome the students of the new batch. The purpose of the program was to inculcate the students into the culture of SSBF and slowly ease them into the MBA life while getting them properly equipped for the program. The briefing began on 5th July, 2021 with a welcome speech by Dr. Manisha Ketkar, Director of Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance.
It was followed by the welcome address for the Chief Guest Mr. P.D Singh, Managing Director of J.P Morgan, who enlightened the students with a short informational on Fintech transforming the Financial Services Landscape. An address on Emotional Intelligence by the Guest of Honor Brig. Dr. Sunil Kumar Moudgil added to the major takeaways for the students on the first day. The day ended with students attending the common SIU Induction Program.
The second day of Induction similarly had two important speeches in store for the news students - Investment Basics by Mr. Jeevan Bagul and Emotional Wellbeing by Dr. Girija Mahale, Head of SCEW, SIU. It was followed by the introduction of faculty members and student representatives from the seniors, who painted an amazing picture of the various activities undertaken by the student body through the Committee Briefings which continued through the next few days as well.
The next two days consisted mainly of various bridge courses which helped students catch up with important topics which they could have been unfamiliar with, along with a few informative sessions on topics like Shifting Trends in Credit Rating Services by Ms. Meghna Suryakumar, Founder &CEO Crediwatch, Gender Sensitization by Mrs. Renuka Mukadam, Diversity and Inclusion by Mr. Devendra Kumar. Briefings on the Academic Manual, an important source of information on the year wide curriculum and rules and the Administrative Policies and Guidelines were also held by Ms. Trupti Bhosale, the Deputy Director and Mrs. Shubadha Deshpande, the Administrative Officer respectively.
The penultimate day included important sessions such as Exam Briefing by Dr. Deepa Pillai, a Yoga Session by The Symbiosis Centre for Yoga and informational address on Entrepreneurship and Incubation Opportunities at Symbiosis by Mr. Yogesh Brahmankar and Dr. Ismail Akbani.
The program ended on the last day with a very active Alumni Interaction session, which gave the new students an interesting perspective on MBA life and what to expect, Dos and Don’ts and other fun instances. Last of all, a very verbal and bright Icebreaking Session was also conducted with the batch to make them more comfortable with their peers as well as the people they will be spending the next two years working and learning with. We congratulate the new batch and wish them the very best for their journey. A hearty welcome to SSBF!
Induction Program for Batch 2020-22
16th July 2020
For the first time ever, SSBF conducted an online Induction Program for Batch 2020-22 on 16th July 2020 to welcome new students. The purpose being to inculcate in them the ethos and culture of SSBF. The program began with a welcome speech by Dr. Manisha Ketkar, Director of Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF), Symbiosis International University, Pune. The guests invited were Madam Padma Parthasarathy, Sr. VP and Global Head Consulting Tech Mahindra and Prashant Shinde, Sr. VP & Regional Head – Branch Banking of AU Small Finance Bank.
The event started off with Madam Padma Parthasarathy talking about the Digital Business Transformation trends in Financial Services. Focus was on new priorities for banks due to COVID. Such as Cost Income Ratio, Customer Service, Business Continuity Planning and Risk Management.
Mr. Prashant Shinde then furthered the discussion by explaining about small finance banks in India and financial inclusion strategies. He explained the importance of a new trend in the financial services sector which is “Skill development” and why it needs more attention in rural areas. Innovative ideas like nukkad natak for financial education and skill academies also dotted his discussion.
Both the guests enthusiastically took questions and queries from the students. Overall, the session was informative and was quite an insight for students entering the field of Banking and finance.
Orientation Program for Batch 2019-21 on July 2020
CHANGING CONTOURS OF BANKING LEGISLATIONS
1st July, 2020: SSBF organized an interactive session on “Changing Contours of Banking Legislations”, in which Mr. Kunal Sarpal—Founder Partner, White Collar Legal, spoke about five key “disruptive” trends in the BFSI sector, and the legal implications they are likely to have.
The first such trend is the emergence of “neo-banks”. Neo-banks are 100 percent digital banks, which offer online services without the burden of a physical network.
On the flip-side, the emergence of neo-banks has increased the vulnerability to cyber-attacks. There are laws that dictate the liability of the bank in case an unauthorized transaction occurs due to its carelessness.
Next, he told that banks around the world are leveraging Robotic Process Automation to minimize the manual processing of huge data. European banks have to implement General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance with Robotic Process Automation.
Currently, there are no laws that govern the use of cryptocurrencies in India. Thus, the “Rule of Beneficial Construction” comes into play, according to which, whenever a law is silent on a matter, people can interpret the situation in their own way.
Towards the end, Mr. Sarpal urged the students to gather knowledge about banking laws around the globe. He gave several examples of banks that failed to comply with the legislative requirements, and how they had to face the consequences. These interesting examples caught the attention of the students, and they found the session quite intriguing and informative.
INDUSTRY’S EXPECTATIONS FROM STUDENTS
4th July, 2020: SSBF organized an interactive session on “Industry’s Expectations from Students”, in which Mr. Rajesh Acharya—Regional Product Manager, HDFC Bank, spoke about the do’s and don’ts as far as placements and career choices are concerned, keeping the current situation in mind.
Mr. Acharya suggested the students not to be highly selective about a particular job profile. Banking and Finance is a vast field, and students should grab any good opportunity that comes their way.
The employers look for qualities such as integrity, intelligence, energy levels, problem-solving skills, risk-taking ability and domain knowledge in a candidate. If a candidate is intelligent and has excellent problem-solving skills, but lacks integrity— that is a red flag.
He also gave some tips to the students that would come in handy after they join the corporate world. Taking continuous feedback from the manager is a great practice. The employee should not wait for the annual appraisals, but for each and every project he completes, he should ask his manager or supervisor for a feedback. This way, he would get to know where he is heading towards, and how he could improve.
He laid huge emphasis on ethics, and told the students about the best practices around professionalism and integrity of capital markets, duties to clients and employers, investment analysis and recommendations, and conflicts of interest and responsibilities. The students found the session quite intriguing and informative.
Date: 1st July, 2020
On 1st July 2020 SSBF organised orientation program for batch 2019-21. The sessions that followed were fully organised in an online format. There were loads of interactive discussions on the BFSI industry with experts giving their views on situations that would affect the industry post COVID-19. One such discussion was on “Kaleidoscope of Financial Landscape”. The speaker was Mr. Arindom Datta—Executive Director and Head of Rural & Development Banking at Rabo India Securities Pvt Ltd. He gave us essentials of the industry which will be relevant in determining how the industry would function once the lockdown is lifted.
Sustainability will be the new norm and financial services will have social impact due to their changed method of doing business. Technology will be the game changer as more and more institutions are getting virtualized. Any organisation missing out on this would lose in the long run.
Profit making organisations will have to ensure that their profitability must be sustainable. ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) complaint companies will be making their entry in this domain.
Other points that were ruminated in this session were development of blended financial solution(contribution of both soft and hard capital), government support to organizations in providing first default loss guarantee and equity in the agricultural sector.
The session was interactive and Mr. Datta welcomed every doubt and query that students had. SSBF was fortunate to have conducted this session with Mr.Arindom datta and was grateful to have invited him.
Date: 2nd July, 2020
As the Orientation program continues for the students of Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance, todays memorable, stimulating and truly motivating session was headed by Mr. Bhupendra Tripathi who is currently working as the First 100% visually impaired manager of Reserve Bank of India.
His attitude towards life and his commitment to keep learning was certainly a take back for all students. Imparting to them the 5 mantras to approaching difficult situations by giving examples from his own life, further created an engaging and comfortable environment. He then ventured into enlightening the students about ways to think positively and on how to convert thoughts full of despair into positive energy by seeing the light at the end of every dark tunnel.
Although this session was conducted through a virtual platform, his confidence, determination, fortitude, strength of mind and undeterred willpower touched every soul present and inculcated in them a new found perspective and love for life. This session was definitely an eye-opener and one not to be missed!
3rd July, 2020
On 03rd July 2020 Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance had the privilege of organising and hosting a session on Post Covid 19: Challenges before financial services sector, addressed by Mr. Bhushan Kolekar, Ex-AGM State Bank of India, now a freelance advisor and trainer in banking, financial, leadership and soft-skills.
Mr. Bhushan Kolekar began the session by telling how Covid 19 is a big challenge for all of us irrespective of one’s age, profession or sector. He mentioned which industries are worst hit and which have weathered the Covid 19 storm. According to him, the worst part of Covid 19 is the fear of uncertainty as no one knows when the cure will be found. Sir said that the challenge for all of us is three-fold: we have to keep ourselves sustained, we have to keep our market and customer sustained and we have to keep our staff and employees sustained in this atmosphere.
Sir enlightened that banking is a service industry. It cannot be performed without meeting each other. He discussed about how banking is an essential service, even though it is not rewarded as much as other industries are. Sir mentioned few points which will help the banks to function in a better way during this pandemic.
Sir shed light on how the branch structure and network needs to be reorganised. He also discussed that how loans and advances, non-performing asset, salaries of employees, insolvency proceedings, and import and export should be handled for better efficiency and lowering the risk of losses.
Besides these, what made the session a real learning experience was Mr. Bhushan Kolekar helping the students to look at the challenges of Covid 19 from a perspective never imagined. The session left the students enlightened with rich knowledge on the aspects focused on by Sir and also gave thought-provoking insights into the solutions for post Covid 19 challenges.
4th July, 2020
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Monk.
On 04th July 2020, students of Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance were given a golden opportunity to attend the session on Motivational Speech by Mr. Milind Mutalik. Sir is currently working with Accolite Software India Pvt. Ltd. as Chief People Officer.
Sir commenced the session by focusing on how a lot of things can change in the next few months. He said that if we go only by practical scenario without any hope, we will not reach our destination. Our hope should match with our reality. He shed light on the six factors which will help in scanning the business around us, the three things which are undergoing and will change, and seven work trends resetting for HR leaders to rethink as indicated by Gartner.
Sir stressed on the fact that it is important to evaluate the impact each trend will have on one’s organization’s operation and strategic goals. Organizations should identify which areas require immediate action and act accordingly.
He discussed the ways on how HR leaders need to rethink workforce and employee planning, management, performance and experience strategies as the pandemic resets major work trends all over the globe.
Sir then enlightened how the world of work is going to change. The three things that will change are the work place, work content and way to work, and work tools and resources.
Sir highlighted the importance of competency by explaining the 5 R’s: react, realise, resolve, reshape and resilient, and the 5 P’s: proactive, prepared, pulling together, problem solver and persistence.
Taking the discussion forward, Sir emphasised on the impact on the BFSI sector and how the first month of un-lockdown was for demand in 9 various sectors.
The session came to an end with a Q&A session from the students. It was undeniably an informative session which reinforced the sense of hope amongst the students to face this tough situation.
4th July, 2020
On 4th July, 2020, the students of SSBF intermingled with some old familiar faces. From different batches, SSBF’s Alumni interacted with the students to give them an insight and a deeper outlook on how the outside world would treat them once they left SSBF’s cozy gates. The session started with an introductory round from each of the alumni and then progressed into an open forum where the students kept posting their queries and clearing out their doubts.
They gave the students insightful information about what the industry expects of them, what basic skills they should possess and the like. The alumni also gave suggestions on what additional courses could be done by the students especially during this lockdown period as well as names of some supplementary books they could read up during their free time to gain that added advantage over others in the industry. They highly motivated the students to pursue their dream jobs and to never lose hope in their trials.
The students definitely had a lot to takeback from this session and it helped get their perspectives straight. With placements round the corner, this interaction was greatly beneficial and constructive and helped gain a clearer view of the road lying ahead.
7th July, 2020
7th July, 2020: SSBF organized an interactive session on “Dichotomy Amidst Economy and Marketplaces”, in which Dr. Aditya Srinivas— Chief Operating Officer, BSE Brokers Forum, spoke about the huge gap between the real economy and the stock market.
With India’s GDP print for Q4 of FY20 coming in at 3.1% and forecasts for FY21 pegged at -5%, stocks are rallying amidst the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.The reason is the shocking scale and speed of the largest stimulus rescue operations in history. Markets are counting on governments to save economies and markets.
Great investments often arise at times of great dislocation and even discomfort. We know the global economy will fully recover. Innovation, invention and ingenuity will continue to bring changes, and leaders in such deeds will be rewarded well. On the other hand, downgrade ratios are already the worst on record.
Historically, fixed income assets have risen when equities have fallen and vice versa. Their negative correlation served as a natural hedge, but this is no longer true. If fixed income cannot provide reasonable returns and as much diversification, portfolios will start reflecting such realities. So rather than questioning the rationale of markets in showing strength in times of economic distress, Mr. Srinivas suggested the students to stay optimistic, and look at the brighter side and comb the investable universe for companies that can come out of this crisis in a better position and adjust portfolios accordingly.
10th July, 2020
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ~Jimmy Johnson.
On 10th July 2020, the students of Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance had the golden opportunity to attend a session on “Competitive Exams” by Mr. Jyant Gautam, who is currently working with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a Manager.
Sir began the session by telling the opportunities in the government sector. According to him, job security is the biggest motivator for all, especially during this pandemic situation. The youth of this country should understand that it is a myth that working in an MNC is always better than the government sector.
Sir mentioned four competitive exams which are conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). He mainly focused on the regulator side of the banking sector. He shed light on how there is no magic bullet or one-size-fits-all strategy while preparing for such competitive exams. One needs to work hard and give all their efforts in order to achieve success.
He discussed in detail with the students on how to prepare for grade ‘B’ officer level exams. Sir said that preparing for one exam will definitely be useful for the other exams. He mentioned a few points which will certainly give the students the ‘extra edge’ while competing in these exams.
As the session came to its end, the students were filled with great motivation and confidence to appear for these examinations and work diligently for the same.
It was a splendid morning for the new faces of the Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance. With fresh faces what tags along is new perspectives, new ideas, new meetings, new aspirations and most importantly new companions. A 10-day induction programme was planned for the batch to let them know how enthralling will be their 2 years journey at SSBF, lavale. The induction started by a speech by the director, Manisha Ketkar followed by briefing sessions by the faculties. The students had various guest lectures scheduled for them. The first session was a panel discussion by 4 prominent bankers who discussed about their expectations from the MBA graduates. Not only focussing on the banking sector several sessions on resource management, water management and emotional well-being were also planned for the batch. Apart from the guest lectures what was more fascinating for the batch was the Pune heritage walk and the inbound program. Inbound program was an opportunity for the students to get to know each other by interacting through various sports activities. Altogether the program was indeed a fresh start for the batch which will help them to strive throughout the journey.
Induction Program for Batch 2018-20
Induction program for batch 2018-2020 was started with a positive note.
SSBF has invited Mr.Samuel Joseph, CGM, EXIM Bank as guest of honor. Mr. Rupesh Kumar Sharma, Regional Head, EXIM Bank accompanied Mr. Samuel Joseph as a chief guest.
It was indeed a wonderful experience having Sir at SSBF. Speech was really encouraging and motivating to our students and he has sent the right message across. Session was interactive and intriguing. Students have learnt many things from the dignitaries.
All the faculty members briefed about their respective area of expertise and committees.
SSBF invited Mr. Vikas Dikshit, NLP expert to talk about how it will help in facing challenges in life.
Showed Anti-ragging films to students.
SSBF celebrated world environment day. A session conducted by Dr Ardhendu Shekhar Singh.
Pune Heritage walk was organized to familiar 15 Heritage Spots covered, guided walk in English, Hindi & Marathi. MNC Events organized this heritage walk. Volunteers gave the information about various historical places and gave printed brochure to all the students. It was a wonderful experience. Students have enjoyed this tour thoroughly. Students are served snacks at the end of heritage walk.
SSBF organized an important session on Gender Sensitization by Ms. Renuka Mukadam.
SSBF invited Mr. R Ravi Kumar as a Motivational Speaker. Speech was encouraging and motivating. Students liked this session and got inspired by the speech.
Alumni interaction was organized for the new batch. SSBF alumni interacted with the students and shared their knowledge and experience and gave valuable inputs and insights. Alumni talked about study, placements and life at SSBF. Alumni Mr. Soham Srivastav, Mr. Tejas Jadhav, Ms. Barira Khan, Mr. Siddharth Raghuvanshi, Ms. Sampada Ranganekar, Mr. Pranay have visited the campus and interacted with the students.
SSBF invited Mr. Aniruddha Mate, Senior Manager, CARE Ratings as Expert Speaker. Speech was encouraging and motivating.
SSBF invited Dr. Puja Malhan, Head Student Affairs, SIU to conduct briefing about Student’s affair cell.
Induction Program for Batch 2017-19
SSBF has invited Mr. Alok Sheopurkar, Executive Vice President and Head - HR at HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd. as a chief guest. Mr. Sheopurkar is also an advisory board member of SSBF.
It was indeed a wonderful experience having Sir at SSBF. Speech was really encouraging and motivating to our students and he has sent the right message across. Session was interactive and intriguing. He showed many examples and asked rhetorical questions. Students must have learnt many things from Mr. Sheopurkar.
On the special day of world environment day (5th June). Mrs. Shilpa Avate shared her research and experience on flora and fauna with our students. Pictures of wild life / birds / insects etc. were so beautiful. Finally the cartoons she has shown were appropriate to give the right message. (http://www.greenhumour.com/). She talked about the natural habitat of various animals and insects. It was a refreshing experience to listen to her. The message was very clear “Respect the Nature”.
Dr. Shailesh Natu conducted a session on placements and internship and briefed about the eligibility, process and guidelines. Anti-ragging films are shown to students.
Alumni interaction was organized for the new batch. SSBF alumni interacted with the students and shared their knowledge and experience and gave valuable inputs and insights. Alumni talked about study, placements and life at SSBF. Alumni Mr. Bhargav Diwanji, Mr. Akshay Baregar, Mr. Vallabh Patil, Mr. Sunil Sawarikar, Mr. Sunil Kheria have visited the campus and interacted with the students.
Session on Waste Resource Management
Dr. Sharad Kale, Head- Symbiosis Centre for Waste Resource Management conducted a session on Waste Resource Management. He sharing the knowledge and experience on how to reduce, avoid and control waste creation. The session was interactive and many students have shown interest in participating in such activities. Dr. Manik Dhanorkar and Ms. Sukhada also provided the valuable inputs.
Induction Program for Batch Batch 2016-18
The bright and ethusiastic freshers of batch 2016-18 of Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance(SSBF) were introduced to the new college life through an induction program that commenced on 6th to 11th June, 2016. The Chief Guest for the inaugural function was Mr. Vikas Modi, President - Human Capital Management, YES BANK, accompanied by Ms. Amishi Patel, Vice President - HCM. It was followed by a student-faculty interaction where the students were introduced to the system and were briefed about their responsibilities in various student committees.
A Workshop on Financial Planning, Understanding the capital markets, MFs, Banking Services, New Age Banking was conducted by Mr. Abhay Dandekar, an alumnus of IIT, Mumbai. He emphasized the importance of financial planning and the criticality of this sector. The students were also informed about the initiative of Symbiosis International University on Waste Management followed by a workshop on Stress Management by Dr. Bindya Kohli, an assistant professor at SSBF comprised of the second day of induction programme.
A discussion on Start-up Ideas Competition and Incubation opportunities by Prof. Vinod Shastri, Deputy Director of SIBM, Pune; a workshop on confidence building by Mr. Yogiraj Khanwelkar was conducted who stressed on eliminating mental blocks in oneself to succeed in all walks of life; a motivational and refreshing workshop on leadership by Prof. P.N.N. Iyer was refreshing for the students were a part of the 3rd day of the induction programme.
To make the students who hailed from different parts of the country know and appreciate the heritage and culture of Maharashtra, a one-day heritage tour was organised by the management in association with Janwani, a NGO. As the life at SSBF requires high co-operation and understanding among the batch mates, a two-day outbound program at Kolad was conducted by Empower Activity Camp that helped bring out some leadership skills of the students.
Last day of the induction program started with an interaction with the Alumni of SSBF who represented all the batches passed out from the SSBF. They shared their experience of working in the financial sector and resolved various apprehensions of the new batch about working in the BFSI sector. A workshop on Gender sensitivity conducted by Mrs. Renuka Mukadam, SATHI-CEHAT, Pune enlightened the students about the different facets of gender and explained the need to be empathetic towards others and avoid stereotypes prevalent in the society.