The flagship event, Synopia 2022, was organized by the SSBF Co-Curricular Team with the subject “Invicta Vincere” and the motto “Conquer the Unconquered”.
It was a two-day cultural and management festival on February 2nd and 3rd, 2022. The event's primary goal was to give students a place to test their abilities and introduce them to excellent learning and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
The fest had seven activities, including the Flagship Event(s) – Empyrean; Talent Hunt – Rise to Fame; Treasure Hunt – Clueminati; Cricket Auction – Auctopedia; Photography – Lens up!: Corporate Chanakya & Online Gaming – BGMI.
Flagship event - Empyrean It consisted of three sub-events:
- The elite - It was a quiz-based event in different countries.
- Tedha hai par mera hai - It was themed around ads gone wrong, in which participants were shown different ads which had a negative impact on the audience and were asked to correct them.
- Shipwreck - In this event, participants were given different personalities and were asked to defend themselves as that personality as to why to save them if the ship was sinking and there was only one life jacket.
Talent Hunt – Rise to FameIn this event, participants were asked to display their talents like dancing, singing, musical instrument playing etc., via short videos maximum of 3 minutes.
>Treasure Hunt – ClueminatiThis event was related to a specific country. It involved a word search, the answer from which was used to find elements in the image and end with joining the map of that country.
Cricket Auction – Auctopedia In this event, participants were in a team of 2 members, and there were three stages: the first two were quizzes in which one of the members each had to participate in one quiz. The qualifying teams had to participate virtually in a worldwide cricket auction.
Photography – Lens up! In this event, participants were asked to showcase their photography skills with a theme of reflection photography.
Corporate ChanakyaIt consisted 3 sub-events:
- Lights, Camera, War! - A financial topic was given to the team of 2 participants. Also, one stock exchange was given, and they were asked to present which country they wanted to invest in and which country they won't invest in.
- Cryptoknite - Participants in a team of 2 were asked to create a cryptocurrency that did not exist in the market and was asked to give a presentation on it.
- Vyapar - A case study on asset allocation was given to the participants, and they were asked to give a presentation on the same.
Online Gaming – BGMIIn this event, there were 25 teams consisting of 4 members each, in which the teams were asked to play the game BGMI, and the last surviving team were declared as winners.
All of the events combined made the fest a big success, and it resulted in one of the best SSBF events in 2022 to date.
15th & 16th April 2021
Synopia, the Annual Cultural Management Fest of SSBF was celebrated with great pomp and show like every other year. The theme of Synopia 2021 was “VERÐANDI”, a portal to the unknown. Owing to the circumstances, this fun event was conducted virtually for the first time. It was a two-day fest and the purpose was to provide a platform for students to explore their skills and introduce them to invaluable learning and knowledge sharing opportunities. It aimed at bringing out the best in students in terms of knowledge, aptitude and creativity while fulfilling the love for fest-ing.
Synopia featured a variety of gripping activities. The fest kick started with “Choressa” which was the flagship event and consisted of three rounds namely, “Lights Camera Action” which included video making showcasing life before and after the pandemic for the aspiring filmmakers and content creators, “Swap it Out” comprised giving tag lines to existing brands using song lyrics and “Old is Gold” aided in boosting the marketing skills by pitching an old product in the present market.
This was followed by “Discovery Derelicts” which consisted of two rounds - Hunting Jack and Brain Bridge. This was an online scavenger hunt which brought out the inner detective of the participants. It involved running around, gathering and building.
The next event was “Corporate Chanakya” which was designed to enhance and put to test problem-solving abilities, decision making, and much more.
The event was followed by “Spotlight Showcase”, a talent hunt. It enabled the participants to unleash their inner artist by showcasing their talents through an exciting event filled with opportunities for them to bring out the unique identity in them.
Lastly, there were games called “Fantasy Fanatics” and “A Good Society”. For this, participants had to put themselves in the shoes of a bidder and build their dream team with their favourite players in the football auction. A Good Society, was a game for the people who loved and had a passion for photography.
The event ended with an inspiring speech by Mrs. Trupti Bhosale, Deputy Director, SSBF, who threw light on the importance of organization and participation in such a magnificent event which enriches the learning experiences of both the participants and the audiences.
How do you describe the thrill of organising an annual fest? Apart from the fun, frolic and platform that it offers, what else does a student expect. The answer lies within the fact that the whole concept of a fest is an acid test of some students' managerial skills, as well as the flexibility in decision-making of the teachers. So, what goes into organising an inter-collegiate fest that draws big sponsor money and even bigger crowds?
It all begins with the forming of a core committee that includes teaching staff as well as student representatives. Students carry out the creative, administrative and logistical part of the festival, not to forget the brainstorming that goes into making each event a success. After coordinating and combining the collective efforts of the people behind the curtains, formidable results are achieved.
Now in the context of SSBF and the annual celebration that it holds each year i.e SYNOPIA, we are going to unravel some of the best experience that SSBF reserves for its student and for the people who participate in it. These experiences hinges on the ability of the students and participants to derive value from various events that are incorporated in this fest. CorporateChanakya, Shutterbug, Treasure Hunt,Vendue (a simulated auction where a participating group has to form its own cricketing team using analytical and money managing skills), were some of the events that were planned for the first day.
The second day was just as thrilling. Events such as War of the Words, Cambio Paradigma and StarQuest, tested a person’s ability of quick thinking and applying creative skills. War of the Words consisted of three rounds, JAM, Ad-Zap and Channel Surfing. Ad-Zap game involved unconventional marketing skills. In Channel Surfing, one team member had to channels with a remote control while teammates attempted to match objects on TV with items printed on a set of 12 cards.
Cambio Paradigma was a recreational event that consisted of three games, Dart Football, Port the Water and Touch for Mayhem. In StarQuest, performers came up with random unique acts and splendid performances.
A professional rock show by Hanokh and Faizan, and a Stand-up Comedy night by Shaad Shafi, definitely upped the fun quotient of the fest. The event was diligently organized. There was a soul to it that was vibrant, contagious and exuberant.
On 5th of January 2020, the Co-Curricular team of Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance organized a Bonfire Night to promote the most awaited cultural fest ‘Synopia 2020’. The amphitheater of the campus was adorned with fairy lights, funky props and rich but tasteful décor. As students gathered to enjoy the evening, a huge bonfire was lit and the place looked like a little piece of heaven under the stars. The chilly winter vibes were penetrated by the warmth and comfort of the flames.
What’s better to enjoy with friends, under the stars, than to watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S? Screening of a couple of episodes of the hit American sitcom was an instant craker amongst the students. And to add to this, the musical notes of Singer/Composer Jordan strike the perfect balance. The tunes of his guitar and his melodious voice echoed throughout the amphitheater and everyone present hummed along. The students of neighboring campuses joined to participate and enjoy as well. Songs and stand-up comedy by some in house talents, were also much appreciated and loved. The evening was given the Midas Touch by the wide range of snacks for the students to munch on, paired with ‘garma garam chai’. All in all, it was a perfect evening of Bonfire, music, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and memories.
The evening of 18th December 2019 saw an amusing, entertaining and fetching day for the students of Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance. This event “MESS CARNIVAL 2019” marked the launch of SSBF’s forthcoming flagship cultural fest “SYNOPIA 2020- TWINNED WORLDS” to be held in January.
A swirl of lights, art, drama and enthralling performances made for the perfect Wednesday. There were games to be played, prizes to be won, scenes to be enjoyed and moments to be captured! There were a variety of games ranging from “tic tac toe” to “flip the bottle” to “7 up 7 down” and much more. The thrilling and stirring performances kept the audience engaged and lured the crowd. This came to an end with a live DJ session which was one not to miss. It is not wrong to say that the hard work, dedication and perseverance of the students had paid off.
All in all, the air was filled with colors of music, laughter, dance and games; all indicating towards one thing – the success of the Mess Carnival, 2019.
Synopia 2019, the annual cultural and managerial fest of SSBF was organized on 8 and 9 January, 2019. The theme of the event this year was ‘Elixir of Supremacy’. The fest, which was a huge success, saw enthusiastic participation of students from many different colleges and institutes.
The events held on the first day of Synopia were Corporate Chanakya, Treasure Hunt, Human Fooseball and Mini Militia. In Corporate Chanakya, a core management event, the students were tested on their understanding of stock markets. The second event for the day, a treasure hunt, had the various participants scrambling for clues. Mini Militia was an interesting competition based on LAN gaming while Human Foosball was a game just like the classic table top Foosball, however, it was played with real people, a soccer ball in a large enclosed arena.
The second day of Synopia 2019 was as exciting, eventful and fun-filled as the first. The day had four main events lined up namely; Perceive the Deceiver, What A Click, Speak Up and Battle Royale.
Perceive the Deceiver tested how creatively contestants could use word play to guess the answers to questions displayed on a screen. What A Click, a photography event which tests the creativity, ingenuity, vision, innovation and capturing skills of all the budding participants. In Battle Royale, the third event for the day, participants had to pass four stages of different tasks to earn points. The face off round was a real treat to the eyes. The last event, Speak Up consisted of two rounds – JAM and Switch. The abstract topics tested the creativity, imagination and humour of the participants which had everyone is splits.
However, the high-light of the day was the DJ Night which had the entire crowd sway to the tunes of DJ Sartek. The great blend of progressive and electro dance music ended the two day cultural extravaganza in an electrifying way. The fest made a mark not only in the university but also showcased the hard work, dedication and zeal of all the students of SSBF.
SYNOPIA is the annual cultural and managerial fest of SSBF and was held on 17th and 18th January, 2018. The event which was a huge success, saw the enthusiastic participation of students from many different colleges and institutes. The events held on the first day of Synopia were Corporate Chanakya, Maze Runner, Behind the Lens and Box Cricket League.
In Corporate Chanakya, a core management event, the students were tested on the basis of their corporate, management and innovation skills. Maze Runner, a treasure hunt had the various participants scrambling for clues and also included a round which tested the trust they had on each other. Behind the Lens was an outdoor photography competition in which the students explored the campus, captured some beautiful pictures and submitted their masterpieces within a few hours. The theme for the competition was “Beautiful Blur”. The last event for the day, Box Cricket League was a slightly modified version of gully cricket.
Overall, the event turned out to be very successful.
DAY 2 The second day of Synopia – 2018 was as exciting, eventful and fun-filled as the first. The day had three main events lined up namely, Page-3, Speak Up and Battle Royale.
The first event tested the Bollywood knowledge of the participants. The questions covered various genres like Politics, Drama and Mystery and had both the participants as well as the audience at the edge of their seats. Speak Up, which was the second event for the day consisted of two rounds – JAM and Switch. The abstract topics tested the creativity, imagination and humour of the participants which had everyone is splits. The last event, Battle Royale saw some scintillating dance performances by individuals and teams. The face off round was a real treat to the eyes.
However, the high-light of the day was “Electra House” which had the entire crowd sway to the tunes of International DJ Nina Suerte. The great blend of progressive and electro house music ended the two day cultural extravaganza in an electrifying way.
SYNOPIA, the annual cultural and managerial fest of SSBF was organized on 18 and 19 January, 2017 along with the second edition of the Entrepreneurial Summit- IMPRESSA 2017. The event was a huge success, and it rightly added to the glory of SSBF. From the core managerial event Corporate Chanakya, to the Tele-Quiz FRIENDS' Trivia, from the mysterious 'Treasure hunt' to the sports event 'Futsal', all the events left the participants with great excitement and joy. The E-summit IMPRESSA, featured a series of events which included a guest lecture, panel discussion, and Inter B-Plan competitions. Synopia was followed by an enthralling VH1 Supersonic Night leaving SSBF's mark not only in the university & it's sister institutions but also on other colleges of PUNE from where huge participation was received.
SYNOPIA 2017 was a platform for the students of SSBF to showcase their hardwork, zeal and dedication.
The annual cultural fest of SSBF is a colorful extravaganza where students get a chance to showcase and hone their innate talents and let their hair down. From singing to dancing to poetry to stand-up comedy to plays– all types of art forms find their fair share on the stage.
Synopia , the annual cultural and managerial fest of SSBF was organized on 18 and 19 january 2016. The fest was a huge success and added another feather to the cap of SSBF, increasing its glory. Their were rainbow of events ranging from core managerial events like Corporate Chanakya, to Tadka of Bollywood“ CINEBUZZ” and not to forget the heart rendering and mind blowing “ Battle of Bands” and “DJ Night “. There was a wide number of participation from students of different institutes which demonstrated how well received the fest was. The fest made a mark not only in the university but also showcased the hard work, dedication and zeal of all the students of SSBF.