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Financial Planning for a Better Tomorrow
(Special focus on Wealth Maximisation during Inflationary uncertainty)

20th OCTOBER, 2018            SATURDAY, 8:30 AM

‘People need to take control of their functions, whether that is creating investment plan for their future and that of their family or thinking about they can pass on their hard earned assets to the next generation’
This seminar aims to educate and help individuals on how to properly manage and grow their hardearned income. Participants will surely gains a better understanding of key personal finances principles, including how to budget, save, invest and spend monetary resources over time, taking into account various financial risks and future life events. You can get expert guidance on a wide ranging number of popular relevant topics designed to meet today’s financial challenges. These include:-
  • Investing for income and potential growth in a period of low interest rates
  • Preventing inflation from eroding your savings
  • Safeguarding your money in uncertain times
  • Protecting your family’s finances through inheritance tax planning
Keynote Speakers Sandip Raichura, Head Retail
An experienced & qualified economist and management post graduate (Delhi School of Economics/IIM ELP). Holds 20 years of financial services experience in sales & marketing, research analysis & business development.
Deepak Chellani, Head, Third Party Distribution
Associated with BFSI sector for last 14 years. Associated with International markets (Gulf) National Bank Dubai & Mashreq Bank, Regional product Manager at ICICI Securities, Investment Advisor with DBS Bank.
Register at the earliest


Faculty of Commerce, formerly known as S. M. Patel Institute of Commerce has been awarded ‘Asia’s Most Trusted Brand Award 2016’ in the category of education by IBC INFOMEDIA (A Division of International Brand Consulting Corporation, New Jersey, USA). All the awardees were honoured with trophies and certificates in a glittering ceremony held at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Bangkok, Thailand on 16th April, 2017. Many reputed brands of India and some international brands of China, Thailand, Japan and Singapore like Toyoto, Mitsubishi, DBS Bank were also the recipients of this prestigious award. ‘Asia’s Most Trusted Brand Awards’ is a distinctive recognition for a brand recognized as, ‘Most Trusted’ in its industry category. IBC InfoMedia identifies and felicitates all those who have maintained highest standards of product integrity and brand development. Its evaluation process is based on an Asia wide quantitative qualified consumer survey in around 10 major countries of Asia, expert analysis and attributes based qualitative brand research.


Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) was felicitated with a trophy by ICICI Prudential Life Insurance on 23rd November, 2016 for partnering with them to provide long-term careers. This trophy was given especially to acknowledge high participation and absorption of students from the Institute during campus placement.


Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK) has conferred upon S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce, ‘VALUED INSTITUTIONAL PARTNER AWARD- EMERGING MARKET 2015-16'. The award ceremony was held on 29th April, 2016 at ITC HOTEL, MUMBAI. Principal Dr.Ashwin Purohit along with CIMA Co-ordinator CA M.E. Jokhi and Prof. K.P. Shah received the prestigious Award from Mr.Bhaskar Ranjan Das –Head of Markets (South Asia), CIMA India.


It was a fortifying moment for FOC (SMPIC) when a few students from the prestigious VASSAR College and BROWN College, USA visited the college on 28th November, 2014. They were here to know about the college as well as to study various issues related to the safety of female students. The students had an interaction with the Dean and the staff and shared their views regarding the issues like harassment of women, ragging, domestic violence and some other matters in this relation.

While briefing them about the institute’s preparedness to deal with the offences against the girl students, the Dean Dr.Ashwin Purohit said, “More than countering the offences against female students, we rather aim at creating such an atmosphere and develop a culture where no such incident would occur at all. We are happy that even though we are fully prepared with various committees like CWDC, Anti Ragging Committee and Anti Sexual Harassment Committee to deal with any such incident, no such issue has taken place till date.”

The students’ delegation also toured the college building and interacted with the faculty members to learn about various achievements in academic as well as extra-curricular activities at different levels.

Before parting, the students expressed their sense of satisfaction and mentioned that their visit to FOC (SMPIC), one of the top most Commerce Institutes of India, was really an enriching experience for them.

  • Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) tie-up with CIMA

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has announced a formal partnership with Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC), to provide students an opportunity to study the most relevant international professional qualification for business. A Letter of Intent was signed on 16th October, 2014 by Dr.Ashwin Purohit, Dean FOC (SMPIC) and Mr.Debasish Biswas, Country Head, CIMA in presence of Dr B.H.Joshi, Registrar, Gujarat Law Society.

Under this partnership, CIMA and FOC (SMPIC) will launch a study centre at the FOC (SMPIC) campus that will offer CIMA qualification to the students.

Dr. Ashwin Purohit, Dean, SMPIC, while addressing the gathering, said, “The world has become a ‘Global Village’ and the geographical boundaries have vanished in today’s time. In this context it is very important that the students and the teachers have an international exposure so that they can develop the competence to face the competition at global level. Such international academic collaborations would help in fulfilling this demand of the time.”

  • UK Colleges delegation at FOC (SMPIC)

With a view to extend its horizon in the pursuit towards the academic excellence, FOC (SMPIC) took this initiative to explore the possibilities of tie ups, collaboration and linkages with the academic institutes of the international repute in the month of August.

A delegation of the representatives from around 11 member colleges of the AOC,UK, was invited with the help of The Head of Trade and Investment, British Deputy High Commission in India. The representatives of the institutes like Burton and South Derbyshire College, Belfest Metropolitan College, Bournville College, Bournemouth & Poole College, Bradford College etc. attended the meet and enthusiastically participated in the interaction. The industry stalwart like Shri Piyushbhai Desai, CMD, WaghBakri Group was also present at the occasion. He insisted on preparing employable graduates with job ready skills.

Dr. Ashwin Purohit, Dean, FOC (SMPIC), while addressing the gathering, said, “The world has become a ‘Global Village’ and the geographical boundaries have vanished in today’s time. In this context it is very important that the students and the teachers have an international exposure so that they can develop the competence to face the competition at global level. Such international academic collaborations would help in fulfilling this demand of the time.”

Shri Sudhir Nanavati, Executive Vice President, GLS, while introducing GLS said that, “The aim of Gujarat Law Society has always been to prepare the students with global level competence.” He further added, “GLS is always open to anything positive and good. We are looking forward to the mutual benefit from this interaction and would like to see some positive progression towards academic and cultural exchange.”

The function concluded with some important discussions and interaction regarding the possibilities to initiate a process to work out MoUs in this direction.


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