Academic Activities 2021-2022

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ACADEMIC OLYMPIAD 2.0 ‘A NATIONAL LEVEL ACCOUNTING & COMMERCE TALENT SEARCH’

Date: 13th March,2022 and 10th April ,2022

Our institute organised an Academic Olympiad 2.0 – A National  level Inter School Accounts and Management Quiz contest for 11th  and 12th standard  commerce students from across the country.This is a National level competition which received an overwhelming response from various states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nādu, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. Around 2000 students from across the country enthusiastically registered for the Mega Event.A mock round was organized on 10th March, 2022  and Olympiad was organized in two phases the First Phase was on 13th March on Sunday 2022  & Second Phase was on 10th  April 2022 followed by Final merit round of selected students in a form of Personal VIVA.Exciting cash Prizes, Trophies and Certificates were awarded to Winners and all the participants.The Institute believes that this kind of competitions will keep the thirst for knowledge and competitive spirits high amongst the students.

FAREWELL FUNCTION & CONVOCATION FOR GRADUATING BATCH 2021

Date: 16th March,2022.

Our institute organised a dual celebration, in which, the students graduated in 2021 were given a warm farewell in a fun filled function. The Best Student (Male & Female) as well as the gold and silver medalist students in B.Com. Hons. & M.Com. were felicitated on the occasion. The felicitation was followed by an inspiring speech by Dean Dr. M.E. Jokhi. The award-winning Dances and Skit were showcased before the students after that. The fun filled evening ended with a few games and Refreshments. The degree certificates and convocation scarves were also distributed to the students.

SESSION ON ‘BEING A BANKER, BEING FUTURE READY’  

Date: 26th February, 2022

Our institute under Academics and Beyond lecture series organized a lecture on ‘Being a Banker, Being Future Ready’ by Ms. Monaz Daruwala Deputy General Manager, IDBI Bank Ltd  a very well experienced banker. She explained in detail about how the word Bank has evolved from the Italian word Banco meaning a Bench. Banking profession, apart from basic degree the student also must possess excellent communication skills, analytical skills, Resilience and interpersonal skills. She added that banking is a lucrative profession in a way that the pay scales are really good, there is the possibility to work abroad as well in various parts of the country. She emphasized upon Trust and Honesty being the most important traits for a good banker. Further, she discussed how today’s consumer is smarter, savvier, and more informed than ever before and expects a high degree of personalization and convenience and customer experience even though hard to quantify, customer retention is of utmost importance for any banker. The session was coordinated by Dr. Aashal Bhatt.

CHANGES ARE FAST AND FURIOUS…EVOLVING MANAGEMENT EDUCATION 

Date: 22nd February,2022.

Our institute under ‘Academics and Beyond’ series organized an interesting question answer session by  Monaz Vakil, an Asst. Manager at IIM-A. She delivered an expert talk on the Evolution of Management Education. Talking about the evolution in management education, right from critical thinking, developing communication skills, learning the working pattern in groups, innovative pedagogies ultimately lead to leadership qualities amongst students. She talked about a very innovative pedagogy of a classroom wherein a huge investment is made post pandemic in the leading universities of the world where in a hybrid mode of teaching – learning where a moving camera follows the teacher and a huge screen where all the students are visible with their names which gives a very unique experience for a teacher as well as a student in this world of digitalization. At the end by giving a special suggestion to the students, she urged them to be one’s own self and no matter how much this technology advances, human efforts are irreplaceable. The session was coordinated by Dr. Aashal Bhatt.

CASHLESS TRANSACTIONS OF TODAY IS A RESULT OF AN ACT OF LAW FRAMED 150 YEARS AGO 

Date: 23rd February,2022.

Our institute organized a session on “The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881” by Mr. Nisarg Trivedi a very well known lawyer and SMPIC Alumni. He started by saying that there are very few laws which have been amended and changed since India was ruled by the superior authority and Negotiable Instruments act is one of them. According to him, the customary law also has to be preserved while framing any legal enactment and this Act is one of the centuries old laws. Way back in 1881 Negotiable Instruments Act was enacted after four successful amendments. This Act forecasted the today’s cashless transactions way back in 1800 some 140 years ago. He added that it is based on the First law of the land, the most famous  – Magna Carta which was in Latin language. All laws are based on the fact that the most important principle of Nemo Dat Quad Non Habet –  a person cannot transfer a better title than what he has – all laws are based on that. Core concept of this Act is based on the fact of negotiability and flexibility and hence this Act was introduced. He further explained definitions of Promissory Note, Bill of Exchange and Cheques. Further, he discussed the legal aspects of Clearing house and digital signature. Also, the RBI Guidelines as to Dishonour of cheque, whereby bank refuses to honour and bank can stop- insufficiency of funds-reasons. Once the complaint is filed, he has to appear in the witness box and the accused is summoned by the court where the non-bailable warrant is issued. While ending the session, he discussed the cases of Dalmia cements which held that Negotiable Instruments are easily transferable and law approves of it. This session was coordinated by Dr. Bimal Solanki.

માતૃભાષાગૌરવદિવસ

Date : 21st February, 2022

Our institute celebrated “માતૃભાષા ગૌરવ દિવસ”. Dr. Bhalchandra Joshi, Provost of GLS University was the Chief Guest and RJ Harshil from Radio City was the Speaker of the session organized for this celebration. Dr. B. H. Joshi explained that from birth to the age of 7 years a child can understand mother tongue reasonably. Our mother tongue helps us to understand and express our feelings. Further he said that even in foreign countries many Guajarati prefer to make their children understand routine use of mother tongue. Guajarati Language has many cultural expressions too. In case of any festive occasion if we talk in Guajarati in social gatherings that programme will be more effective. Gujarati novels, poems and traditions are always versatile. Speaker of the session RJ Harshil shared his experience of appearing for an interview for RJ wherein the command over mother tongue is quite essential. It is easy to switch from Guajarati to English but difficult to switch from English to Gujarati. He answered various questions asked by students like  how to improve vocabulary, role of language in various career options etc. The event was co ordinated by Dr. Krupa Bhatt and Dr. Jaimin Patel.

AN EXPERT SESSION ON “INPUT TAX CREDIT UNDER GST”

Date: 19th February,2022.

Our institute organized an interactive session on virtual platform to make the students Industry ready on the topic “Input Tax Credit under GST” under the auspice of Academics and Beyond – A Lecture Series. The session was conducted by an eminent speaker CA Sonal Jain, an alumnus of the Institute and a practicing Chartered Accountant. According to her, Commerce students must have a better understanding and knowledge about the current pattern of GST. She highlighted four main concepts of Input Tax Credit which includes:

  • Basics of Input Tax Credit – Starting with the fundamental definition and what all is covered in the Input Tax Credit
  • Conditions of Availing Input Tax Credit – if one is availing ITC, the provisions applicable to Input Tax Credit should be taken into consideration
  • Understanding Block Credits – It includes the list of those who are not eligible to claim Input Tax Credit and how it is helpful in making certain business decisions. By giving rational examples, the speaker made it easy for the younger generation of students to understand its practical implication.
  • Proposed change in the concept of Input Tax Credit in the recent budget 2022 whereby she discussed the variations the recent budget had on GST and changes that are impacting ITC.

CA Sonal explained how important it is to choose a GST compliant supplier to get GST Credit. She emphasized ‘Choose your vendor carefully’. She further explained IGST, SGST and CGST in a very lucid and comprehensive manner. In addition, she showed the comparison of SEC 16 (Before and after amendment) with the help of hypothecated examples to make the entire concept easy for students to grasp. The session was successfully coordinated by Dr. Bhavna Parwani, Dr. Bhavin Bhatt and CA Dr. Sneha Master.

PREPARING FOR THE CORPORATE WORLD

Date: 18th February, 2022.

Our institute organised a webinar on YouTube Platform on a topic preparing for the Corporate world by CA Harit Dhriwal , Chairman , Ahmedabad Branch , ICAI.  CA Harit Dhariwal started his session with a short story about a boy who took a gun shot first and then drew circle to make it a bull’s eye shot. He said in real life we don’t have this liberty , we are given circles and limits where we need to give our best shot. He shared Four “C” to succeed in the corporate world- Communication, Commitment, Compassion & Confidence. As per his opinion students have to gain certain basic skills before entering into this job segment. They need to learn Different software, MS office during their graduation and post-graduation level so future journey can be smooth for them. He conveyed that people believe Corporate Sector means challenges , deadlines , pressure and politics , but it is not always true. With clear vision and choice of your work profile you want to opt we can grow faster in corporate sector. As per his guidance we need to be street smart , only domain knowledge and reading won’t help . Today’s student is expected to know a lot more about other aspects of management and other areas of business. He gave a very good example of a Chartered Accountant who reinvented himself in order to become the head of production at one of the world’s largest mineral processing firms. Mr. Dhariwal also shared his valuable insights with the students on the need of constantly upgrading one’s skills to ensure that one always has the competitive edge. With this, he also talked about the importance of teamwork, building connections and forming bonds with people around you. He termed this to be vital to growth because after all, all corporates are run by humans and all performance indexes are just a way to see how you worked on your own as well as with others. He rightly mentioned that Nothing is Impossible, it’s only the conviction you need to develop that You can do it. He said Opportunities don’t happen, you have to Create them. Answering questions of Students about importance of Artificial intelligence, Block chain & Cloud Computing in Corporate world he said its New ABCD which students are expected to learn to achieve the success. The session was coordinated by CA Dr. Sneha Master.

AN EXPERT SESSION ‘CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ECONOMICS’

Date: 15th February, 2022.

Our institute organized an expert session by Dr. Dhruv Brahmbhatt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, GLS University on ‘Contemporary Issues in Economics’. In his session, he mentioned various issues related to current Economic situations and discussed the relationship between Internet and International Trade. He explained the role of digital currency, trend of Crypto Currency, use of Econometrics to understand important economic terms and to apply them in the calculation of financial trends, econometric modelling, importance of innovation and sustainable development with the start-up scenario, green technology, new business models, social entrepreneurship, economic reforms etc. He had also given key highlights of Indian Budget 2022 and broadened the discussion till the current economic status of the Indian Economy. This session proved to be fruitful for the students as they gained knowledge regarding the important contemporary issues in Economics as well as in the context of Indian Economy. The session was co-ordinated by Dr. Anjali Trivedi and Dr. Beena Patel.

SESSION ON DEMYSTIFYING PUBLIC SPEAKING

Date: 14th February,2022

Our institute organized a session on ‘Demystifying Public Speaking’ by an eminent speaker Dr. Nitin Pillai, Language and Communication Expert.  Communication is the back bone where public speaking is the most decoded form of communication. We need to eliminate the public speaking anxiety. John Powell has rightly said that “Communication works for those who work for it”.  Great speakers are not born they are trained. Public speaking is not rocket science. What is it at the core? – one doesn’t get it from books. It happens naturally. By giving practical examples of a barber, Uber driver and vegetable vendor, the speaker in a very humorous way involved the students in a bit typical topic of public speaking. The speaker rightly pointed out that Public Speaking happens at unknown places. It happens in open doors. Public speaking is a Fire Speech. We generally believe Politicians, CEOs, Actors, Orators are great public speakers whereas according to the speaker, Security guards, Uber drivers, Barbers are also good public speakers. Story telling is the core of Public Speaking.  The key ingredients of public speaking are Courage, Confidence, Progress, and the Audience. He talked about the secrets related to building stage courage and right attitude to deliver a speech in an effective manner. At the end Dr. Nitin Pillai answered a few questions from students and cleared their doubts related to the topic. This session was coordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra.

TIMING – A MOST CRUCIAL FACTOR OF A STARTUP

 Date: 12th February, 2022. 

Our institute organized a session on the ‘Start up’ by Mr. Bhaumik Shah, an alumnus of the institute to talk about his very successful corporate journey across various segments to the current students under the auspice of Academics and beyond the lecture series. Mr. Bhaumik informed the students about the startups initiated by Government of India and how one should have a strong passion or drive for beginning a startup business. He talked on Why Start-ups are required?  He said that the basic outlook for start ups has changed now. The analysis shows a different statistic whereby in 2021 Corporate Giants like Reliance, TATA, HUL, HDFC, ITC have started investing in the start-ups and celebrities like Virat Kohli, Katrina Kaif and M.S. Dhoni have reaped huge benefits by investing in startups like Dream 11 and Nyka. India after 2005 has become the world’s biggest software hub. Some Unicorns in India have brought a sea change where companies like Byjus who brought revolutionary changes in Education sector, OYO – buying B Class and C Class Hotel, Zomato – grown big because of the eating habits of the people. He further, bifurcated the Richest sector which are technology driven – Health care sector 15%, Finance – 17% and Ecommerce 14%. He in a very lucid and interesting manner gave the mantra for the factors affecting success of a startup: Idea, Team, Business Model, Funding and Timing where Timing plays the most significant role in the success of a startup and many startups in fact fail if they are ahead of time. It’s important to realize whether you are a problem creator or problem solver Lastly, he encouraged students by quoting that ‘If you are young you have to take more risk and you should not be a calculated one, just go all out and follow your gut instinct.’  This session was successfully coordinated by Dr. Bimal Solanki.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 

Date: 11th February,2022.

Our institute organized a session on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ by CS Karan Gupta, a renowned academician. According to CS Karan Gupta, in today’s industrial revolutionary world Corporate Social Responsibility holds a very special place in society and it becomes our responsibility to fulfill our duties towards environment. In the present scenario three bottom lines are of utmost importance and the 3P’s comprise of Profit, People and Planet. The companies do not take into consideration the only motive of profit but also, they have to take care of the employees and the environment as well. He said that Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a TEAM of people. He further added that the advancement of business is not reliant on one person but it is a teamwork of the entire team. Big Companies TATA, Infosys, ITC, L&T etc. have contributed a great deal to educational services infrastructure and environment by its CSR activities. A good business is a business which amalgamates Passion, Profit and Purpose. He added that without the sense of caring there cannot be sense of community. He emphasized on lots of different aspects of CSR and made the students aware about the nuances of CSR in the era of cut-throat competition, globalization and digitalization. This session was coordinated by Dr. Bhavin Bhatt.

SESSION ON ‘HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUP DISCUSSION’

Date: 11th February, 2022.

Under the auspice of ‘Kshitij’ – a career carving cell of our institute as a part of Career Enrichment Workshop, Mr. Hitesh Devalia conducted a session on “How to participate in Group Discussion”. He started with the importance of communication skills, body language, facial expressions and hand movements while taking part in group discussion rounds. He stressed upon reading in depth, practicing formal discussion in small groups, usage of formal language, learning of general knowledge as well as conducting research at a global level. At the end of the session, he gave tips where students have to be alert as to not to shout, not to be indifferent, not to mention about culture at any point of time and not to try to prove anyone wrong. Using interesting examples from Bollywood movies, he suggested the various roles a student can play in group discussion. The session was coordinated by Dr. Aashal Bhatt and Dr. Kruti Shah.

DIGITAL MARKETING

Date: 10th February, 2022

Our institute organized an online session on “Digital Marketing” by Mr. Vatsal Shah, CEO Coach, ecommerce evangelist and Speaker, Pragmatic Consultancy. He explained trends before, during and after the pandemic in the digital world. Further, he explained the need for online business to be accessible to remote customers. Now a days digital marketing has open access to businesses which are developing and technology oriented.  He guided students about ecommerce, marketing and search engine optimization. He said that  now a days many new concepts came in India like podcast, D2C, digital  catalogue, mobile commerce etc. Further he said that content marketing is one of the very growth-oriented careers for students pursuing digital marketing. Vendor management is also one type of growing jobs and web designing opportunities are   rapidly increasing in India. The session was coordinated by Dr. Krupa   Bhatt and Dr. Jaimin Patel.

FUTURE OF FINANCE INDUSTRY

Date: 10th February, 2022

Our institute organized an online session on “Future of Finance Industry” on 10th February, 2022 for students by Mr. Nishant Bali, Renowned CMT (Chartered Market Technician) from NSE. He explained trend in bullish and bearish market and said not to panic during stock market crash. Further he explained need for savings, value of money over time and reasons why financial market will be next big wave. He said that whenever you see any panic time in stock market as an intelligent investor you should invest. They also guided about Gold ETF and EV ETF. The session was very interactive and informative. It was coordinated by Dr. Krupa Bhatt and Dr. Jaimin Patel.

CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

Date:  9th February,2022.

Our institute organized an online session on ‘Consumer Protection Act’ by  Dr. Deva Prasad M, faculty member at IIM – Kozhikode on 9th  February, 2022. Mr. Deva Prasad talked about various aspects of Consumer Protection Act like Unfair Trade Practices, Misleading advertisements, surrogated and disparaging advertisements in this session. He also mentioned about the fall-back liability of celebrities while endorsing commercials. By giving interesting examples, he discussed the legal provisions in a lucid way. This session was coordinated by Dr. Aashal Bhatt.

A SESSION ON DECODING BUDGET

Date: 5th February, 2022

Our institute organised a session on ‘Decoding Budget’ for the students. Institute believes in making students future ready. Students should not only rely on discussion going on different opinions of Expectations and offerings of budget. To give them clear insight about Budget 2022 an eminent speaker CA Palak Pavagadhi was invited. He stated that legalization of digital currency will have good impact on future economy. He explained how the income of crypto will be taxed. He guided taxability of amount received for covid related illnesses. The disallowance of offensive expenses as deduction was explained very lucidly by him to students. Provisions related to borrowed money and stamp duty were conveyed the with example to give clear understanding of amendments given by Budget 2022 to students. Many students asked questions related to digital assets and 5G auction and coming up IPO of LIC which he answered lucidly. The event was coordinated by CA Dr. Sneha Master.

TWO DAYS VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON RECENT ADVANCES IN ACCOUNTING, MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Date:  29th and 30th January, 2022

GLS University, Faculty of Commerce- SMPIC and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC organized a Virtual Two Days International Colloquium on Recent Advances in Accounting, Management, Communication and Technology on 29th and 30th January, 2022.The aim behind choosing the theme of this conference is to involve the academicians, professionals, research scholars and students into deliberating various aspects of Accounting, Management, Communication and Technology areas and create a conducive research atmosphere which would further serve the academic arena as well as the society at large. The prime objective of the International Colloquium was to provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the related fields.The inaugural function was graced by Dr. Sudhir Nanavati , President GLS University, Dr. Chandni Kapadia, Executive Director GLS University, CA Aniket Talati, CCM ICAI, CA Harit Dhariwal , Chairman Ahmedabad Branch, ICAI & CA Dr. Anjali Choksi, Secretary Ahmedabad Branch ICAI.The keynote speech was delivered by CA Khushroo Panthaky. According to him, we should embrace the sea-change brought by technology in the accounting and auditing world. In today’s world, technology is the backbone of auditing and data-analytical tools have given higher assurances to the stakeholders, have given modelling and visualizations, brought out the blind spots left by human efforts. In his address, CA Jatin Kalra discussed one of the most recent concerns, How investors are reacting to social responsibility?The International Colloquium concluded on 30th January, 2022, with the valedictory function. Dr. Dharmesh Shah, Registrar, GLS University was the Chief Guest of the valedictory function. He congratulated the organizing team for the meticulous planning and execution. He applauded the delegates for the scholarly presentations and announced the Best Research Paper Awards in different categories and themes.There were 14 technical sessions spread across   29th and 30th January, wherein more than 300 delegates across the Globe from countries like  India, USA, Canada, Singapore, Dubai, Sri Lanka deliberated on the theme of the conference through their 176 research paper presentations.

ONLINE INTER SCHOOL & INTER-COLLEGIATE SWAMI VIVEKANANDA COMPETITIONS 2022

Date: 12th January, 2022

To promote the values and teachings of Swami Vivekananda, Swami Vivekananda Study Circle of SMPIC college organizes different events like Quiz, Elocution, Expert Lectures etc. throughout the year. To celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and to pay tribute to this great sage and thinker, an Online Inter- school & Inter-collegiate Swami Vivekananda Elocution Competition was organized on 12th  January, 2022 for the students of different schools and colleges. The college has been organizing inter collegiate elocution competition and inter-school competitions like poster-making, quiz, essay-writing, patriotic singing and elocution competitions since many years. More than 200 participants from schools and colleges enthusiastically took part in various competitions and spoke on the topic ‘SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND HIS MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH’ in the elocution competition. The participants beautifully presented their views on the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda in their speech. One of the participant talked about Swami Vivekananda’s Faith in youth and the power and spark of youth which can bring the required change in the world. They also said that Swamiji firmly believed that ‘You will be what you think’, ‘Every soul is potentially divine and the goal of life is to manifest the divinity’, ‘the greatest religion is to be true to your own nature’ ‘Chintan karo Chinta mat karo’ and thus stressed on the importance of inner dialogue, discipline and dignity of labour.The winners were awarded rotating trophy, certificate and cash prizes. The competitions were coordinated by Dr. Bhumika Ansodaria and Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

Winners of Inter-Collegiate Elocution

CompetitionWinners of Inter-School Elocution

CompetitionWinners of Inter-School Poster-Making

CompetitionWinners of Inter-School Patriotic/Devotional Singing Competition

Winners of Inter-School Essay Writing Competition

Winners of Inter-School Quiz Competition

REPORT ON ENDOGENOUS: AN ARTHSHASTRA (ECONOMICS CLUB) EVENT

Date: 18th December,2021.

Our institute has celebrated Endogenous under the auspices of Arthshastra: The Economics Club. This event is celebrated to provide an opportunity to our students for grooming their knowledge and skills regarding the economics subject.Under ‘Endogenous’, there were two events organized: ECO-ECHO and PORTFOLIO HUNT. Under Eco-Echo Event, any Bollywood or Hollywood song is provided with a few related Economic Terms to our participant teams. They have to correlate that given song and its lyrics with any current practical economic situation. Under Second Event i.e. Portfolio Hunt, one economic crisis and few economic problem questions were given to our participant teams. Each Participant team have been also allotted with one portfolio of any business tycoon or political leader, or Governing body person etc. Every participant team has to make a power point presentation by keeping allotted portfolio in a centre and answer the given economic problems. The winners of the both the events are Shivansh & Mansi (1st in Protfolio Hunt); Muskan & Vrunda(2nd in Portfolio Hunt); Siddhi & Priyanshi (3rd in Portfolio Hunt and 2nd in Eco-Echo); Yashvi & Siya (1st in Eco-Echo); Summit, Yashvi & Priyam (3rd in Eco-Echo). The ‘Endogenous’ Event was planned and organized by our volunteer students under the guidance of Dr. Anjali Trivedi and Dr. Beena Patel.

INTRODUCTION TO SECURITIES MARKET

Date: 23rd November,2021

Under the auspice of Management Club, an online session was organized by our institute on “Introduction to Securities Market” for students by  Ms. Sapana Kalal, Assistant Manager in Metropolitan Exchange Limited. She explained the basic essentials to understand Indian stock market. She explained the importance of Investor Grievance Redressal Process in detail and how to file complaint as an investor. Further the session was carried on by Mr. Himanshu Khatri Deputy Manager Central Depository Services Ltd. who explained the trend in bullish and bearish market and said not to panic during stock market crash. It was followed by the question answer session in which different questions were answered by Ms. Sonia Shah Assistant General Manager, SEBI,  Ms. Sapana Kalal and Mr. Himanshu Khatri like what is the right time for beginners to invest, reviewing the IPOs like Paytm and Nykaa and how to save ourselves from fraud operations. They also guided about gold market and stock market connection. The session was coordinated by Dr. Krupa  Bhatt and Dr. Jaimin Patel.

WEBINAR ON CHOICE OR CONFUSION – SPEND OR SAVE & INVEST

Date: 25th September,2021

Our institute in association with ICAI , Ahmedabad Branch  organized a webinar on “ Saving is the key to Wealth creation “ for the students of B.com.[Hons]. The objective behind organizing this webinar was to guide the students to learn how to keep balance between Savings and Spending.  An eminent speaker CA Samir Chaudhry shared his expert knowledge on various nuances of the topic. He discussed about active sources of income like salary, income from activities of business and profession. He talked about passive sources of income like rental income, dividend etc. The event was coordinated by CA Dr. Sneha Master , Dr. Krupa Bhatt & Dr. Jaimin Patel.

AN EXPERT SESSION ON “FROM CIVILIAN TO CIVIL SERVICES- STEP INTO THE WORLD OF BUREAUCRACY”

Date: 20th September,2021

Our institute under the auspice of lecture series Academics and Beyond organized  an expert session on “From Civilian to Civil Services- Step into the World of Bureaucracy” for its UG and PG students. A renowned academician Dr. Parth Bhatt was invited to speak on civil services exam. His talk was focused on GPSC, UPSC, IAS, IPS, IFS exams.  Dr.  Parth opined that the students have become increasingly aware and more focused on these competitive exams to build a lucrative career. He stated that the passing ratio has drastically come down to 0.18 % in the year 2010 and 0.08% in the year 2018. Earlier the trend was that the students appearing in these exams belonged to a particular region and a particular part of India but nowadays the students from across India are preparing for these exams along with pursuing their under graduate studies. He said, “Badi Soch, Badi mehnat aur pakka Irada” means “Think Big, Work Hard and keep a Strong Determination.” These are the three key ingredients to crack this hard nut. The entire event was successfully conducted by Dr. Bhavin Bhatt.

SESSION ON ‘PRACTICAL TIPS TO APPLY FOR SUCCESSFUL CAREER’

Date:15th September,2021.

Our institute under the auspice of Bridge Course organized an expert session on ‘Practical Tips to Apply for Successful Career’ by Mr. Jitendra Lakhwani, co-founder, Mantras2Success Consultants. In his session Mr. Jitendra talked about some of the common mistakes that students commit in their careers.  Due to such mistakes the students cannot realize the true potential of their talent as well as fall short of achieving a satisfying and successful career. He said that due to lack of proper guidance and exposure, students commit mistakes that cost them heavily in their careers.  Our education system, Universities and colleges can impart knowledge but the onus is on students and society as a whole to change the thinking when it comes to a career. Just as one plans towards other areas of life like finances, marriage, relationships, one has to plan towards his/ her career. Some of the career tips he shared with the students are as follows:Don’t follow the herd mentality.Choose the career on the basis of your strengths and weaknesses not because someone else has asked you to pursue something.Chase skills not degrees.Create a crisp resume.Develop Social Media Etiquettes.Forget Society & EGO.Keep yourself updated about the trends in the industry and the current affairs.Be Coachable.Setbacks come to make you strong. Failures will happen.Don’t follow “scope” mentality follow Excellence mentality. Scope is everywhere but you must develop excellent skill set.Mr. Jitendra concluded the session by expressing his hope that career guidance tips provided by him to the students will prove to be beneficial to make a successful career. The session was coordinated by Dr. Bhumika Ansodaria.

CELEBRATION OF UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD DAY 2021

Date: 11th September, 2021

Swami Vivekananda Study Circle of our institute organized different events like An Expert Talk, Quiz and Speech Competitions conducted online to celebrate Universal Brotherhood Day on 11th September, 2021. Universal Brotherhood Day is observed to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech delivered on September 11, 1893 in Chicago to the delegates of the World Parliament of Religions. It was on this day that Swamiji introduced to the world the greatness of Hindu religion and Hindu culture and he spoke about Universal Brotherhood. Swami Vivekananda belonged to the 19th century, yet his message and his life are more relevant with the contemporary world than in the past and perhaps, will be more relevant in future. An expert talk was delivered by CA Pradip Modi on Life Lessons of Swami Vivekananda.  In his speech he motivated the students to accept life as a challenge and not as a problem. He advised to do everything in life that gives them eternal happiness. He asked the students to set the goal in life and work hard using all their time, energy and efforts to realize that goal. He shared the anecdotes from the life of Swami Vivekananda and explained that we should respect different languages of the world  but we must cherish, value and retain our national language, culture and traditions. He also advised the students to read on regular basis. He emphasized focusing on one thing at a time rather than multi-tasking, and to learn to concentrate on important things, to utilize every moment of life for the betterment of not only their own self but also for society and nation. This was followed by an online Quiz Competition on the ‘Life and Teachings of Swami Vivekananda’ and a Speech Competition on the topic ‘My Nation, My Culture’ in which students participated enthusiastically. The event was coordinated by Dr. Bhumika Ansodaria.

WINNERS OF QUIZ COMPETITION

1st Mahima Durgeshkumar Sharma

1st Juhi  Shitalbhai Shah

2nd Pratham Harish Kumar Maheshwari

3rd Kajal  Bhajanbhai Kokwani

3rd Aman Vikram  Khanna

WINNERS OF SPEECH COMPETITION

1st Gayatri Sharma

2nd Padmanabh Chavda

2nd Jigna Juvad

3rd Anakha Pillai

3rd Bhoomi Thakkar

EXPERT SESSION  ‘DEVELOPING READING SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Date: 7th September,2021

Out institute organized an expert session on the topic ‘Developing Reading Skills for Effective Communication’ under The Word Wizards – English and Reading Club by Dr. Shubha Nigam. Dr. Shubha Nigam is an academician by vocation and an Author, a Youtuber, a theatre artist and a stand-up comedian by passion. She has her own you tube channel known as ‘The Story Café: Shades of Life’. She began her session on an interesting note wherein she told students that if you sit on a kitli probably you will be able to meet 100 people and know them, but when you read a book, you meet 1000s of people and know about them. She very rightly said that to be successful means being a good observer and managing people and situations in appropriate manner. Reading helps you to achieve both in a wonderful manner. She exemplified this with the example of the character of Jeffry Archer’s novel. She ended her session with a wonderful message to the students that, if you want to sharpen some of the most important Business skills, such as the ability to analyse complex human relationships and gain insight into the motivation of others, then the best way to do it is to read books. After the session, Readathon competition 2021 was launched. The three winners of Readathon Competition 2020, Pratham Maheshwari, Maryam Pariyani and Nidhi Gandhi shared their experience of participating in the competition. The session was co-ordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

ACCA – Career Guidance Seminar

Date : 24th August,2021

Our institute organized a webinar on the benefits of pursuing the B.Com. (Hons.) +ACCA, UK dual degree program that is offered by the Faculty of Commerce ( SMPIC) B.Com. ( HONS).The Speakers for the day, Ms. Teena Rawal & Mr. Vikas Khosala shared with the students their vast experience of ACCA and its potential to improve the professional standing of the students. They discussed opportunities ACCA Course offers as well as gaining first-hand knowledge from industry experts. The event was coordinated by CA Dr. Sneha Master.

READATHON FINALE 2021

Date: 21th August, 2021

Under the auspices of The Word Wizards – English & Reading Club, our institute every year organizes READATHON – Read, Lead, Succeed Competition. The Readathon Competition inspires students to read most number of books and utilize other library resources and services in the most effective manner, with certain rules and regulations. It is a year long competition which is followed by a Viva. The online viva was taken by Dr. Nirja Vasavda, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration (NRBBA), GLS University. She not only conducted the viva but also motivated the students to read variety of genres and even suggested few books as per their choice and taste. The winner of the competition is awarded Best Reader of the Year Award.In academic year 2020-21, 85 students competed for the award. The winners wereBest Reader Of the Year (FY) –  Pratham MaheshwariBest Reader Of the Year (SY)  –  Maryam PariyaniBest Reader Of the Year (TY)  – Nidhi GandhiThe competition was co-ordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

“ZARA YAAD KARO KURBANI”- SMPIC CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE

Date:15th August, 2021

Our institute celebrated the ‘Amrut Mahotsav’- 75 years of Indian independence with a variety of events under the auspice of the ‘Forum for Gandhian Philosophy’ which aims at instilling the values like patriotism and Gandhian principles in the young students through different interesting events. The celebration under the title, “ Zara Yaad Karo Kurbani”, started with an interesting virtual talk by Dr. Rajendra Khimani, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapith, on the topic, “Significance of Gandhian Principles in Modern Era” which was followed by various online competitions like Patriotic Singing, Poetry Recitation and Rangoli Making. Dr. B.H. Joshi, Provost, GLS University, was also present at the event to share his views on the topic. He explained the value of independence to the youngsters and said that the concept of mere individual freedom make us intolerant and bring chaos in the society. Dr. Rajendra Khimani, the main speaker for the day presented his thoughts on the given topic in a very systematic and lucid manner so that the young students find it easy to connect themselves with him and understand his thoughts easily. Dr. Khimani, while explaining various values held dear by Gandhiji, explained their modern day context to establish its significance. He threw light on the true meaning and philosophy behind the concepts of Truth, Non-violence, Swadeshi movement, Brahmacharya etc. in an interesting manner. He explained that truth and intolerance are interconnected as everyone can have his own truth according his or her point of view. It is necessary for us to accept this reality to save the society from intolerance and its catastrophic effects. Dr. Khimani also discussed the relevance of the famous 11 vows of Gandhiji and tried to clear certain doubts and misconceptions that revolve around them. At the end, Dr. Khimani asserted that the principles given by Mahatma Gandhi are timeless and shall remain relevant and significant forever with slight change in their context. The event was coordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra.

CELEBRATION OF WORLD POPULATION DAY

Date: 11th to 17th July, 2021

Our institute celebrated World Population Day under the auspices of Arthshastra: The Economics Club to spread awareness regarding population issues, family planning and impact of population on environment. World Population Day, 11th July is celebrated basically to reiterate the human right formulated for family planning. To celebrate this day, three events were organized.  On 11th July, 2021, an expert lecture by renowned speaker Dr. Siddharth Thaker, an Environmental Economist was organised. It was followed by Online Population Quiz Contest on 13th July, 2021 focussing on population based current affair topics with reference to Indian Economy. Population Extempore was organized on 17th July, 2021 in which finalists of round 1 delivered a short live speech on the spot given topic. All the events on this occasion were co-ordinated by Dr. Anjali Trivedi and Dr. Beena Patel.

CA DAY & 4TH GST DAY CELEBRATION

Date:  1st July, 2021.

Our institute organised the celebration of CA day and 4th GST day to acquaint our students with the technological changes taking place in the field of Accounting through the medium of expert Chartered Accountants on the subject of “Evolution of Technology for Accounting Profession” through YouTube Live on 1st July, 2021. It also aimed at keeping the students connected with globally developed technologies like Cloud Accounting and Block chain and keeping abreast of the changes taking place in the field of Accounting in the current Covid Pandemic situation. The Keynote address at this event was delivered by CA Shri Aniket Talati, Central Council Member, ICAI. CA Fenil Shah and CA Rinkesh Shah gave the benefit of their extensive experience and knowledge to the students pertaining to the above subject. CA Harshit Dhariwal, Chairman, ICAI, Ahmedabad Branch and CA Rahul Maliwal, Chairman, WICASA Ahmedabad Branch and Mr. Jayaprakash Motwani, Vice Chairman shared interesting insights with the students regarding various activities related to it. An Essay Writing Competition  was also organized on this occasion in which large number of students from various schools and colleges participated. Merit Certificate will be awarded to the best performing student. CA DAY Celebration was coordinated by CA Dr. Sneha Master.

NATIONAL STATISTICS DAY

Date: 29th June, 2021

STATSTORM – The Statistics Club of SMPIC organised a one-day celebration of National Statistics Day on 29th June, 2021 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Padma Bhushan awardee, Father of Modern Statistics in India and the founder of the Indian Statistical Institute Dr. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893 to 1972) for his notable contribution in the fields of economic planning and statistical development in the post independent era propelling India’s development. This year the theme of the National Statistics Day was “End Hunger, Achieve Food Security, Improve Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture.” Three events were organised: An Expert Lecture on “SIGNIFICANCE OF STATISTICS IN THE ERA OF BIG DATA”  by Dr. Sameer Rohadia, Inter Collegiate and Inter School Quiz Competition on “Statistics” and Poster Making Competition with the theme “Qualitative and Quantitative Statistics” in which many school and college students from all over Gujarat had participated.Dr. Sameer Rohadia, IT Trainer and Data Analyst from Hannover, Germany started his session with the quote “Information is the oil of 21st century and Analytics is the combustion engine.” He explained Big Data as extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions, Big Data types, Sources of Big Data like IoT, also in one internet minute trillions of data is generated through various social media platforms and e – commerce websites etc. Role of Statistics in Big Data Analytics,  Application areas of Big Data in Banking and Financial Services, Communication, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare etc., and Job Opportunities of Big Data Analytics as a Data Analyst, Data Engineer and Data Scientist. More than 250 students participated in the event. The event was coordinated by Dr. Devyani Chatterji.

WINNERS OF NATIONAL STATISTICS DAY COMPETITIONS

INTER COLLEGIATE QUIZ COMPETITION

INTER SCHOOL QUIZ COMPETITION

INTER COLLEGIATE POSTER MAKING COMPETITION

INTER SCHOOL POSTER MAKING COMPETITION

Dhruv Agrawal from Navkar Public School secured First Position in Inter School Poster Making Competition.

GUEST LECTURE SESSION ON ‘EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EQ) FOR STUDENT’S WELL- BEING’

Date: 22nd June, 2021.

An online guest lecture session was organized for our students on the topic ‘Emotional Intelligence for students well-being’ by Ms. Mansi Dholakia, CEO- Founder of Global Mental Health Foundation and UN ECOSOC Speaker. The session included essential elements of emotions to ponder upon for developing a smart personality with a higher level of Emotional Quotient (EQ). The speaker started with an interaction on feelings and its impact on one’s behavioural traits. She also insisted upon expressing gratitude on a daily basis to overcome stress and to uplift one’s self. While explaining the connection between relationship management with EQ, she pointed out that “Your education in life arms you with skill for career but EQ enables a person to take decisions of professional and personal life”. She also signified the balance of EQ and IQ in one’s career by highlighting few examples of MNCs nowadays considering EQ equally important like IQ in higher post recruitments. The session was followed by question-answers session. Students raised questions on topics like Pandemic and Stress Management, mood swings, anger management, Level of EQ with IQ and emotional balance during tough situations.

CELEBRATION OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

DATE: 5th  June,2021.

To celebrate the World Environment Day, our institute organised a guest session by Mr. Hiren Patel, a well-known environmentalist. He shared his personal experiences with students whereby he  walked down the Ganges for fifty-one thousand kilometers. His adventurous ride on motor bike by road from Ahmedabad to London is truly remarkable. He successfully climbed Mount Everest at 19800ht Everest camp and Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak of the Himalayas and Chadar Trek. His message for students was to establish the spirit of “vasudev kutumbkam” thereby preaching social unity.

Position Name Name of the Institute
1st Zaibbegum Mohammedali Saiyed C.U. Shah Science College
2nd Jyoti Rathi Faculty of Business Administration(N.R. Institute of Business Administration.)
3rd Mahee Falgubhai Vyas H L College of Commerce
Consolation Anjali Deepak Vyas H.A. College of Commerce
Consolation Dhruvi Bankimbhai Jani Khyati College of Physiotherapy
Position Name Name of the School
1st Ridhi Jeswani St Xavier’s High School (Hansol)
2nd Labdhi Shah St Kabir High School
3rd Steve Joseph Prakash Higher Secondary School
3rd Misri Upadhyay Navkar Public School
Position Name Name of the School
1st Dish Shah Navkar Public School
2nd Vedanshi Padia Prakash Higher Secondary School
3rd Jimit Shah Navkar Public School
Position Name Name of the School
1st Nidhi  Dasondi St Xavier’s High School Loyola hall
2nd Saakshi  Gathani Prakash Higher Secondary School
Position Name Name of the School
1st Ruchita Desai Jay Ambe High school
1st Vishwa Trivedi Prakash High School
2nd Laksha Nahata Sakar English School
2nd Vrushti Sheth Navkar Public School
3rd Panth Sharma St. Xavier’s High School
3rd Dhruvika Tapodhan Kumkum Vidhyalaya
Position Name Name of the School
1st Misri Upadhyay Navkar Public School
2nd Nigam Shah St. Kabir High School
3rd Parth Rashtrapal St. Kabir High School
RANK STUDENT’S NAME NAME OF COLLEGE
1 Prarthana Avashia Faculty of Business Administration (GLSBBA), GLS University
Darshit Amlani Nand Vidyaniketan, Jamnagar (12th Pass out)
2 Arth Trivedi Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
Divya Adnani Faculty of Business Administration (NRBBA), GLS University
Priyanka Bambhaniya J G College of Commerce (12th Pass out)
3 Krishnapalsinh Barad New LJ Commerce College
4 Dhanesh Sheth Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
Isha Tomar Faculty of Business Administration (GLSBBA), GLS University
5 Kanishka Pamecha St. Xavier’s High School (12th Pass out)
6 Neeraj Talreja Faculty of Business Administration (GLSBBA), GLS University
7 Sumit  Kotadiya Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
Yasvi N. Jain Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
Maharshi Vaghela J G College of Commerce
Pushpa Solanki H B Kapadia New High School (12th Pass out)
8 Vaidehi Naik Faculty of Business Administration (GLSBBA), GLS University
Rushvi Sheth Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
Vatsal Shah Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
Muskan Jain Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
9 Saima Parmar Faculty of Commerce (GLSIC), GLS University
Samika Dewani Faculty of Business Administration (GLSBBA), GLS University
Willis Kotadia J G College of Commerce
Hena  Panjwani Faculty of Commerce (GLSIC), GLS University
10 Vrunda  Modasara Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
Vrishti Malhotra Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
Aman Khanna Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
Priyanka Ratwani J G College of Commerce
Heena Patel New LJ Commerce College
Zainab Rasiwala Faculty of Commerce (GLSIC), GLS University
Shrey Shah H B Kapadia New High School (12th Pass out)
RANK STUDENT’S NAME NAME OF SCHOOL
1 Kavya Jalan Nirma Vidyavihar
2 Prarthana Shrivastava Nirma Vidyavihar
3 Dhruv Agrawal Navkar Public School
4 Mokshil Shah Navkar Public School
5 Gaurav Udhani St Xavier’s High School, Loyola Hall
6 Brijrajsinh Zala N. R. Higher Secondary School
RANK STUDENT’S NAME NAME OF COLLEGE
1 Prarthana Avashia Faculty of Business Administration (GLSBBA), GLS University
2 Dhanesh Sheth Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University
3 Dhruvi Davra J G College of Commerce
4 Nafsin Shaikh St. Kabir School, Naranpura
5 Chanchal Lalwani Faculty of Commerce – SMPIC, GLS University