Maintaining its upward spree, the School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi has earned 46th rank in the latest B-School survey conducted by ‘Business India’ (published in Dec 21, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016 issue) which shows further consolidation of the private B-Schools in the country. It is worth mentioning that SMS Varanasi happens to be the only private institution in 17 states to be honoured amidst presence of big names including the IIMs. In Uttar Pradesh, it falls next only to IIM-Lucknow, which is being supported by the Government of India.
The Director of the Institute Prof. P. N. Jha attributed this wonderful performance in just 21 years of existence to many factors like hard work of faculty (mostly PhDs and NET-qualified) and excellent academic aura coupled with powerful infrastructure in terms of amenities and facilities which is being utilized effectively. SMS Varanasi happens to be one of the few Institutions in the country to publish four Research based journals in different areas of professional education, two of these, ‘Management Insight’ and ‘Purushartha’ are internationally indexed, such credentials mostly rest with public sector Institutions. the fusion of spirituality and management has been possible with efforts of SMS Varanasi over the past decade with inception of the Centre for Spiritualism and Human Enrichment.
“We have made our PGDM curriculum not only robust and contemporary but also flexi-suiting to the different industries of the country”, said Prof. Jha. The courses on Business Analytics, Supply Chain and Logistics, Retail Business, Indian Ethos coupled with hands-on training on latest like SPSS, R, SAS etc. have differentiated us. We have been providing value based education since inception, perhaps that could be greatest the reason for students patronizing our Institute. The placements too have considerably swollen in terms of both numbers and package this year. The Government’s skill development programme and start-up initiatives have also got a boost through SMS Varanasi’s programmes and campaigns apart from establishing a Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Skill Development which has been actuated at the campus last year only. This centre is also offering Consultancy Services to the corporate world. This was one of the parameters for such ranking, said the Director.