NEW ADMISSIONS – IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS / INFORMATION
High Power Committee (HPC)
This is a committee which comprises of all the Directors of Sri Balaji Society, Pune. The committee meets under the chairmanship of the President, Sri Balaji Society, Pune and decides on every issue related to the day to day affairs of the students on required basis. Any director/ faculty can suggest any new initiative which can be introduced in a structured manner initially in this body so that common practise are maintained in all the four institutes. Before presenting such initiatives to the HPC, the director or professors or any faculty member should present a paper to all the members of the HPC at least 10 days in advance. All such initiatives / issues related to the institutes are discussed in this forum and decision arrived at, are implemented. The HPC ensures that the concept of one family and following common practise within Sri Balaji Society, Pune is strictly followed.
Central Control of Training and Grooming up Process in Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Sri Balaji Society, Pune).
Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Sri Balaji Society, Pune) is steadily moving towards the status of a Deemed University. The President of Sri Balaji Society, Pune is the Executive Director of BIMM and the Dean of BITM, BIIB and BIMHRD. The Directors of the Society are basically professors assigned with additional key roles & responsibilities in the interest of the students of all the four Management Institutes as is the case with many renowned institutes like IIMs. Each institute is headed by a highly qualified Director who has fully qualified faculties and staff to assist.
The following Central Departments of Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Sri Balaji Society, Pune), which are integral part of each institute regulate the norms, standards, practices and processes for quality control in training and development of the students of all the four institutes:-
Students from science stream are discouraged.
(a). Few interested students from this batch can pursue SAP – FICO Module, in their third semester, subjected to the availability of trained instructors from the industry, who will teach this subject in our Computer Labs. We have the licensed SAP software installed in our labs. These students have great opportunities to join the IT industry as SAP consultants. Hence, those specializing SAP –FICO module will be fielded for the role of consultants only in IT and other companies during campus placements.
(b). As the number for finance specialization is restricted to few qualified students, an expert committee will decide to select the students for finance in case large number of students opt for finance specialization. Students opting for this specialization, i.e. finance, from BITM and BIMM will also be clubbed together to ensure greater efficiency and maximum utilization of resources along with attainment of common standards within the society for achieving greater co- ordination. This will be known as Sri Balaji Society, Pune batch with maximum of 60 students or so. But they will still belong to their respective institutes and remain in their roster for all purposes.
(c). The Sri Balaji Society, Pune batch will be constituted in the first semester itself.
(iv) Systems Specialisations
(a). Engineers are preferred for the systems specialization.
(b). SAP (ABAP), SAP (S&D) and SAP (BI) modules are compulsory to those students who opt and get selected for Systems Specialization.
(b). Post Graduate Diploma in Management(PGDM – Marketing and Finance).
(i) It is a full time Two Year Full Time Program in Management with focused specialization in Marketing or Finance.
(ii) Specialization will be offered in two disciplines to two groups of students which means about 30 students can specialize in Marketing and remaining 30 can specialize in Finance. The choice of selection of the student for the finance specialization will be left to an expert committee, which will be constituted by the Director Academics.
(iii) Finance Specialization
(a). Preferred educational qualification for this course is commerce and engineering. Students from science stream are discouraged.
(b). Few interested students from this batch can pursue SAP – FICO Module, in their third semester, subject to the availability of trained instructors from the industry, who will teach this subject in our Computer Labs. An additional fee of Rs. 20,000 will be charged for this course, from those who opt for this course at that stage. We have the licensed SAP software installed in our labs. These students have great opportunities to join the IT industry as SAP consultants. Hence, those specializing SAP –FICO module will be fielded for the role of consultants only in IT and other companies during campus placements.
(c). As the number for this class is restricted to few qualified students opting for this specialization from PGDM batch of BIMM and BIMHRD, they will be clubbed together to ensure better efficiency, maximum utilization of resources along with attainment of common standards within the society and for achieving greater co- ordination. This will be known as Sri Balaji Society, Pune batch, but the students will still belong to their respective institutes and remain in their roster for all purposes.
(d) The Sri Balaji Society, Pune batch will be constituted in the first semester itself.
(c) Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Human Resource Development (PGDM – PM & HRD)
(i) This programme offers extensive training in Human Resources Management and Development leading to very good career opportunities in the corporate world. The HR department in a company has various functional areas governing the entire areas of a person in the industry from Recruitment to Retirement. For example it is the HR department which decides the various campuses from where to recruit and also play a crucial role in selection of the candidates.
(ii) These students also specialize in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare.
(iii) 50% of the seats are reserved for engineers.
Centralized Sri Balaji Society, Pune Batch for Finance/ Systems/ Supply chain Management
The students particularly the freshers generally don’t understand the industry or the various functional areas of different sectors in the industry. It is obvious that they want to sail with the wind without making a thorough study of their own strengths and weaknesses. Notwithstanding the fact that during the selection process we do educate them and assess their suitability for various courses, the perceptions carried by them based on their own advisors / mentors/ influences don’t allow them to change their mind. We are a society who wants to place every student at the end of their course subject to the terms and conditions explained in this document.
While we have as much space/ facility in terms of buildings/ labs/ libraries and so on, we club the specializations of Systems and Operations & Supply Chain management of BIMM and BIMHRD together into one batch and the Finance specialization of BIMM, BIMHRD and BITM into another batch as the intake in these specializations do not exceed 60 in the specialisation mentioned thereon .
The professor in-charge for these Sri Balaji Society, Pune batches are generally as under. These are additional responsibilities to them :-
(a). System Specializations : Director IT
(b). Finance Specialization : Director BIIB
(c). Operations and Supply Chain Management : Director Academics
Open Door Policy
Any student of any institute is at liberty to meet any Director/Professor of any of the institutes as well as the society on any issue, notwithstanding the fact that the student may belong to any particular institute because we are one family. No one can impose any restriction on this issue and if any one is doing so either directly or indirectly, then that can be brought to the notice of the Chairman, Governing Body/ President Sri Balaji Society, Pune either personally or through an authenticated e-mail. Whenever such problems are brought to their notice the Director/ Professor will take all possible steps to help the student within the framework of the rules and regulations. We are one family and the members of the family enjoy equal rights and responsibilities The students can also reach out to the governing body .The whole aim is to address the grievances of the students.
Sri Balaji Society, Pune Debate Forum
This is an online Facebook forum where views/ suggestions/ complaints/ feedback can be expressed freely, frankly and bluntly by any student / faculty/ Alumni/ Directors of Sri Balaji Society, Pune. The aim is to provide an open forum to share the feelings freely to enable us to understand/ update/ upgrade/ educate ourselves and to seek solutions. It is a family forum where the Alumni also participate. Whenever any issue is raised in this forum, the concerned Director/ authority is expected to respond and share their opinions, as early as possible.
The grievances settlement machinery in Sri Balaji Society, Pune will be constituted as under:-
(a) Students Grievances Committee
(i) This will comprise of the President and Vice-President of the Students Councils of the management institutes of Sri Balaji Society, Pune and will be known as Sri Balaji Society, Pune Students Grievance Committee. To start with the President Student Council of BIMM will be the Chairman of the committee for a duration of one year and thereafter it will be in rotation on institute basis. The President and Vice – President of each institute will constitute the sub- committee of their institutes. These committees will be operational throughout the year and when they are on projects, the Directors will appoint two other members from within the council to act and perform in their place for a temporary duration. Any type of grievance can be referred to the sub- committee as well as to the Sri Balaji Society, Pune Students Grievance Committee.
(ii) These committees will grant redressal within the rules prescribed by Sri Balaji Society. In case the redressal sought deserves consideration and cannot be granted by them, they should then take it forward to the Sri Balaji Society, Pune Students Grievance Committee. In case the Sri Balaji Society, Pune Student Grievance Committee also cannot grant the redressal, then they will refer the matter to the ‘Society Grievance Committee’.
(b) Society Grievance Committee: This committee exists for not only the students but also for the staff of Sri Balaji Society, Pune. The committee functions independently and its recommendations will be binding on everyone in the Governing Body of Sri Balaji Society. The Society’s Grievances Committee shall be headed by a Director of the institutes in rotation with some members whose details will be notified as per the statutory requirements.
Any staff member/ student having any grievance can submit an application to the chairman of the grievances committee. On receipt of any grievance from any staff member/ student, a meeting of the committee will be called to investigate the matter and to submit a report to the society with their recommendations. Their report will be submitted to the Chairman’s committee of the Governing Body to provide relief/ to initiate appropriate action.
Campus Placement – Is Sri Balaji Society, Pune a Placement Agency?
Many companies from all over India have visited us in the past and are visiting us for campus placements depending upon the vacancies/ their policies. A separate list of such companies is published in another part of this prospectus. However not all companies listed visit every year the companies listed there are visiting every year. Some companies keep on repeating their visits. Some companies don’t visit for whatever may be the reason including lack of requirements. New companies too are added every year.
Campus Placement activities are undertaken by all the management institutes in Pune. Few are very successful. Many are not. We are in the successful category. According to our track record almost all the companies visiting us for Campus Placements are seeing all the qualified students of all the four Management Institutes with exceptions here and there., which you should verify and satisfy. The current campus placements are going on very well. A look at our website will reveal that all the students selected by a particular company are more or less getting same compensation package.
The point to be noted is that we are not a placement agency and we are not promising or committing or guaranteeing placement to any or every one. We are purely educational institution interested in the corporate career building of our students. It may also be noted that, the campus placement facility is also not provided as a right to every one and only those who comply with the laid down rules and regulations, or which may be laid down in the future in the interest of merit, discipline, attendance, behavior in the class and campus with right and positive attitude as observed as well as based on facts from verifiable sources, befitting the expectations of the industry, will be accommodated in the campus placement programme.
Campus Placements : How do we do the shortlisting for Placements ?
Short-listing is normally done by the companies. Whenever a company informs us about it’s visit for campus placement, with qualitative requirements, with a deadline of date, we communicate the same to all, receive the CVs from interested candidates and forward the same to the companies concerned and they send the list of short listed candidates as per their internal criteria/ discretion/ policies on which we have no control. Then they go through the selection process. When the shortlist names of the candidates are received the same is communicated to all by the CRT.
There are situations where the companies ask for a minimum number of CVs, say – only 30 to 40 institute shortlisted CVs. In order to find a fair system to cater for this contingency we have introduced two ‘Assessment centres’ by external companies /experts, who evaluate each student on various parameters and assign them a grade. In cases where we ourselves are asked to shortlist fewer number of candidates what we do is to take the students of the same higher grade which appear in both the lists of grade sheet. For example if in List A Mr X is in A+ grade but in List B Mr X is in B grade he will not be considered. But Mr Y is A+ in both the Lists. Therefore he can be considered for our short listing. But such kind of people in the same grade may be much more than 40 where as we have to send the names of only 40. In such situations attendance becomes the third criterion to rank them to short list the required number. Normally very few companies ask for such shortlists.
Eligibility Criteria for Campus Placements
Attendance Criteria/other requirements will be as under subject to any other criteria which the companies may lay down according to their policies and discretion :-
(a) All the Companies :90% and above
(b) 51st Company onwards :85% – 90%
(c) 76th Company onwards : 80% – 85%
(d) No Campus Placement facility for those who have less than 80% of attendance.
(e) Should not have any backlogs in the examinations up to third semester. For example, when the 3rd semester result is declared, if a student is found to have failed in the Third semester result, he / she will not be eligible to sit for Campus Placements.
(f) Should not have any dues.
(g) Should not be in the ‘Red List’.
(h) Should have completed Company Project studies for a minimum period of 60 days and submitted the CPS report to the companies and to the institute within 10 days on completion of the project.
(i) Should have submitted the ‘Desk Research Project reports’ in time.
The Directors are required to certify to the effect that the student appearing for campus placements is eligible for campus placement and that the marks reflected by them have been verified as correct, while signing their CVs to be sent to CRD for campus placement.
Procedure to Accept Campus Placement Offers of Current Seniors Already Placed
We are greatful to God for blessing major part of the seniors with handsome compensation packages. We are also worried about the remaining seniors who are yet to be placed. Slowly, the offer letters of seniors already placed have started to come. Companies are asking us to get the offer letters read out by a authorised officers, that is CROs in our case, then to be signed in their presence by the candidate, further to be countersigned by the Director Corporate Relations and then to send the signed copies back to them by courier / speed post BY A STIPULATED DATE. In some cases, medical inspections are also to be completed by a stipulated date, by a doctor or hospital mentioned by them. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the students to immediately reach the Corporate Relation Office, immediately on receipt of a communication from them in their own interest notwithstanding the fact that they may be doing projects in any part of the country. For, they should NOTE that there is nothing at the discretion of CROs, that incase the acceptance is not received by the companies they consider the candidate is not interested in the offer and that they (the companies) release the vacancies to those on their waiting list at that stage no amount of crying by the concerned candidate will be of any use. Such students who loose the offers will not be given one more chance as it is not possible.
Our CRTs are run by volunteer students and they are still in the thick of battle to place the rest of the students. They are under strict instructions to focus on the remaining placements and not to attend to the queries of individuals who are already placed. Therefore, the following procedures will be followed by the Director Corporate Relation Department or by the CROs who receive a communication on the matter directly from the companies. The Steps to be followed are as under :-
- Once an offer letter is received by Corporate Relation Department(CRD), put up the information in the E Groups promptly with details thereof. Deadline for the candidate to report at the office to see and sign the offer letter should be clearly mentioned.
- Institute CROs will reinforce the same info and send e mail to the concerned candidates immediately.
- Concerned candidate should report to CROs by the stipulated date to complete the process – means, the candidate will sign the copy in front of the CRO, on the stipulated Director Corporate Relations for her endorsement.
- Thereafter revert back to the company by stipulated time.
- Incase a candidate fail to respond in time, he/she may not be considered. The CRD will complete the process of those who have come by stipulated time .
- Students are strictly prohibited from directly contacting the companies and asking for any clarifications.
- In case a student don’t comply with the instructions it shall BE ASSUMED that they got the job somewhere else too and that they are no more interested in the job in question.
- This is a matter of ‘placement’ and we are unable to listen to individual queries or problems.
- Grievance if any can be referred to the Director of the Institute.
- No appointment order will be handed over to the candidate. That will be done only after the ‘Clearance Certificate’ is submitted on the Achievement Day. And the Clearance Certificate includes submission of “My Campus Placement Experience Report’ on the relevant web site. Also a ‘Future Occupancy Record” to be submitted to Alumni Department.
Appreciation / Complaints from Companies
The students will be required to interact with the Industry experts during various workshops/seminars/training activities. They are also required to work in the Industry for the Internship/Projects. It should be noted that the students are the ‘Brand Ambassadors’ of the Institute. They are the opinion makers in their companies. While the appreciation from the company will promote the Institute and thereby the cause of the students; the negative reports from them will work against the interests of the student community at large.
Therefore, any complaint received from the companies or the Guest Faculties will attract severe disciplinary action against the students. One such action could be that the concerned student will be placed in the ‘Red List’. It implies that he/ she will not be allowed to sit for the Campus Placements till the revocation of the ‘Red List’.
Sri Balaji Society, Pune Corporate Relations Department
The Corporate Relations Department is playing a crucial role in the Corporate Placements of our students with the active involvement/support of all the Directors. The CRD is designed to function as a central controlling point to facilitate placements of all the four B-Schools of Sri Balaji Society, Pune, but at the same time each institute is required to build it’s own brand, target the companies for it’s institute and promote it’s placement than being the main marketing resource. At present it is not so. It is expected that the Directors, professors and students increase their face-to-face presentation to the industry by visiting various cities throughout the year to enhance the campus placement opportunities. Whenever the company expresses its desire to visit one institute, that institute should not only inform other institutes but also do its best to ensure that the interests of the other institutes are protected equally.
The Students’ Council of each institute will be selected by a committee comprising of the Executive Director/Dean/Director/Director Corporate Relations every year based on the positive contribution of the students for a long duration for the growth and development of their institute and for the crisis management where and when required and for creating harmony amongst the institutes for helping the students to resolve the conflicts if any and for helping the management to serve the students more effectively and for bringing out irregularities and malpractices in our systems and processes, if any that affect the interest of the students as and when it occurs, through positive feedback to the management in time. The council is also empowered to carry out surprise checks in the hostels (only the girls will go to the girls’ wing and the boys will go to the boys’ wing), with prior permission from the Director, to check the hygiene and sanitation in the hostel rooms as well as in the messes. They are responsible to enforce the discipline very rigidly and they will also organize functions and festivals/ seminars/ guest lectures in consultation with the authorities.
The Council will function as an important instrument between the students and the management. They will set an example to other students as role models. However, when in the class they will subject themselves to the CRs/ DCs/ ACs. They will hold the meetings of the council at least twice a month, discuss various issues on required basis and maintain a minute book and update the Executive Director/ Dean/ Director/ Society Directors for necessary action.
Class Representatives (CR), Class Discipline Co-ordinators (CDC) and Class Academic Co-ordinators (CAC)
Each Class will be regulated by Class Representatives (CR),Class Discipline Coordinators (CDC) and Class Academic Co-ordinators (CAC).Two students would comprise of each committee and they will be selected on the basis of the merit list for admission within the class strength in the first semester. They will continue for the first semester and will be changed for the second semester based on the performance of the First semester/first year academic performance. The Director IT will put up the list based on the merit list for each class in the first semester. The list for the second year will be put up by the Director Examinations. The role of these coordinators is as under:-
- Class Representatives (CRs). They will ensure that the faculties are reminded and received well in the class. They will also ensure that all the requisite facilities including the IT support are fully met. They will report to the Director/ Deputy Director/ President – Student Council and update them on a required basis. They will communicate all the informations / directions/ grievances related to administration in the class to the Director of institute and Communicate back to the class the action taken as seen/ directed. They will also be responsible for upkeep of the class and for all the training facilities and for dealing with all the health contingencies and to update the authorities in time.
- Discipline Co-ordinators (DCs). They will ensure that the discipline and decorum in the class is proper and befitting a premier B School. It should be mentioned here that free, frank and open learning environment should be maintained, no one can leave the classroom without their permission, even if the President calls any student they cannot leave without their permission, They will ensure that the attendance is taken properly and also sign the attendance sheet for each period along with the faculty who takes the attendance. This will also include the absence from the class by any student on account of any co-curricular activity. The professor in-charge of the class will consult them before recommending any requisition on official commitment of any student of the class. They will be reporting to the Directors/Discipline Coordinators- Student Council.
- Academic Coordinators (ACs). They are responsible to report to the Director Academics/ Director(s)/Academic Coordinators/ Student Council about the progress of the subjects being covered and the related issues, in-terms of the syllabus prescribed. They will also update these authorities about the timings, sincerity of the faculties covering the subjects so as to ensure that the academics is up-to-date. They will contribute to the excellence of the training by way of feedback, about the learning process in the class.They will help the directors to furnish the ‘Course Completion Certificate’ to the Director Examination so that the Examinations are held in time. In case any course lags behind due to any reason, they should bring it to the notice of the Director Academics periodically. They will also be responsible to distribute any study material/ papers/ case
studies and communicate the details about the workshops/guest lectures/management games and so on to the class.
Each committee will comprise of a Male and a Female candidate.
Corporate Relations Team (CRT)
The activities of CRT include round the year effort to arrange placements for all the batches starting from presentations to corporate, maintaining the corporate interface and conducting various placement processes on campus. We have an almost common placement situation for all the four institutes of Sri Balaji society. This not only provides a varied range of students to the company but also facilitates a healthy competition between the students of the Society. Corporate Relations Team of each institute are an integral part of Corporate Relations Department. As the members of the team will be working for the interest of other students, special classes will be organized for them. They will also be eligible for co-curricular activities, marks, i.e. 5 marks per paper from second semester onwards.
Co-curricular Activities: Formation of Corporate Relations Team (CRT) / Corporate Project Team (CPT)
What should be kept in mind while applying?
- The selection for the Corporate Relations Team (CRT) will take place in the month of Nov / Dec where the junior students can apply for selection. The involvement in this co-curricular activities may prove to be a stepping stone to the Students’ Council subject to their overall personality and contributions, though a certain percentage of students who contribute to the smooth administration / academic excellence and promotion of positive environment in the campus following the mantras of ‘Discipline, Dedication and Determination’ through various leadership roles will also be recognized and rewarded appropriately.
- The CRT activities are continuous in nature and consistently put them under stressful conditions. Because, the members of this team perform not only for themselves but also for the interest of their peers and seniors thereby serving a noble cause exhibiting excellent team spirit. In the process, they become extra ordinary and as a measure of rewarding their consistent and prolonged hours of commitments and hard work, the members of this team, retained there till the end by virtue of their performance may be allowed to sit for and accept more than one offer for Campus Placements. They will also be granted co-curricular activity marks on the recommendation of the Director – Corporate Relations / Corporate Relation Officers of the institutes. People participating on seasonal activities or events of short duration will not be entitled for such co- curricular activity marks. The CRTs of all the institutes will be treated as one team and groomed / trained / controlled by the Director – Corporate Relations to serve the interest of the respective institutes as a member of the family – Sri Balaji Society, Pune.
All those juniors interested to be a part of Corporate Relations Team (CRT) should have the following attributes :-
- Should have good academic record.
- Should have good attendance record.
- Should have good communication and persuasive skills.
- Should preferably be a hostellite or should be staying close by.
- Should not have any history of major medical problem.
- Should understand that they should be spending over time to cover the subjects taught in the class on their own, although special classes may be organized for marketing specialisation students’ for core subjects by the best faculties at any time convenient to the Academic Department. Such classes will be held centrally for all the CRTs. Therefore, they should be willing to invest extra hours to learn in the special classes.
- They should not expect any favour or concessions in any form. However, the high power committee may grant the co-curricular activities marks. These marks are granted to only those who have sustained and prolonged performance for longer period with measurable results. Therefore, the continued training / retention in this co-curricular activity is subject to performance / appraisal and those who emerge successful will also be eligible to receive the ‘Go – Getter Award’ at the hands of corporate leaders. The eligibility list for the awards will be drawn in consultation with CROs by the Director – Corporate Relations.
- Low performers will be reverted back from the CRT and those kept in the waiting list will be inducted as the situation may demand.
- The assignment generally requires 10 to 15 female candidates and 4 male candidates per institute. Those with educational background of BCA, B Sc, or any other Science streams from 11th Standard onwards are discouraged for the reasons that almost all the management subjects are considered to be new to them. This is keeping in view that, until and unless they are extra ordinary candidates, they may not be able to do multi- tasking of this magnitude.
- A total of 14 students are only required. Only 2 students from the stream of PM & HRD from BIMM and BIMHRD each can be accommodated. Similarly one or two students from Science streams only, can be accommodated. Same is the situation with Finance & Systems streams.
How to apply. Interested students should deposit their hand-written CV in the Notified Box. Along with the CV they should also attach a write-up in their own handwriting explaining as to why they are interested to join the CRT / CPT and as to how they propose to manage their studies. They should also suggest as to how the CRT / CPT can enhance their productivity. All the Co-curricular activities (in graduation level only) which are supported by certificates / documents should be reflected in the CV.
Selection Process for CRT will be completed as early as possible. Director (Corporate Relations) will be responsible to co-ordinate and finalise the process in time.
Selection process for CRT / CPT. The selection committee will comprise of the following :-
(a) Committee – I.
(i) Executive Director / Dean
(ii) Principal Director of Sri Balaji Society, Pune
(b) Committee – II.
(i) Director of the Institute
(ii) Director – Academics of Sri Balaji Society, Pune
(iii) Deputy Director of the respective institute.
(c) Committee – III.
(i) Director – Corporate Relations
(ii)One CRO of the respective institute.
(d) Committee – IV : Corporate Process
(e) Committee – V : Corporate Process
(f) Director – IT will be responsible to assess and grade the IT skills of the boys.
The committee should keep the criteria mentioned above in mind and select only those candidates who are self starters, professionally aggressive / persuasive / very healthy, extremely positive in nature and above all the team players. The boys should have a bent of mind for research with excellent computer skills.
Every member of the panel will award gradings as A (Outstanding and fit for the assignment), B(Above Average and fit for the assignment), C(Average and can be groomed for the assignment) & D(Not suitable for the current assignment).
No elimination will be made at any stage in case of female candidates. However, elimination of male candidates at each stage can be considered as ordinarily large number of boys apply and the requirement is very less for these assignments.
The grade sheet of each committee will be sealed in a cover and forwarded to the Director–Academics immediately after the selection process by all the panels. The grade sheet will be signed by all the members of the committee. The Director – Academics will compile the grades of the panels and handover the same to the High Power Committee (HPC) which will study the reports and the final merit list will be arrived at and displayed on the notice boards.
Sri Balaji Society, Pune Corporate Project Department
Each student of Sri Balaji Society, Pune is required to undergo a highly practical oriented Company Project Studies (CPS) for a duration of two months at the end of the first year of course or as decided by the institute. The Project in question shall be directly relevant to the needs of the company. This can be undertaken in any good company in any part of the country. The companies have a system of giving Pre-Placement Offer (PPO) to those students who excel in completing projects which are of utility and value to the company. The entire Market Research techniques/methods/tools taught in the class are supposed to be applied for the project studies.
The Companies also forward an ‘Evaluation Report’ about the performance of the students to the Institute directly. The project will be evaluated for 100 marks out of which 50 marks will be reserved for viva.
The CPS will be undertaken as under:-
- Marketing, Telecom, Finance, International Business, Operations and Systems : 1st June to 30th July.
- PM & HRD : 1st Sept. to 30th Oct.
As of now the CPS of PM&HRD ,Systems and Operations are centrally done by CRT/CRD. In case of other specialization the success rate of good project placements has to improve. Sending students for the hunt of projects and their joining any company with or without stipend has not helped in PPOs/ worthy projects/learning or Brand Building of the institutes. Therefore, in order to promote the project opportunities this Department will also be structured on the lines of Corporate Relations Department.
Students having corporate contacts can and should try and get their own projects but through the Corporate HR, students should select only those type of companies where they themselves would like to get there PPOs/ get placed. More over in this internet era students going physically to the company and to seeking the project may not be a very effective option.
The project exposure is of great value and plays a critical role in the Campus Placements. This project is repeatedly quoted in the CV and the companies normally grill the students on the same during their selection process in the Campus Placements. The seniors will be asked to make a presentation on their projects either to a class or to the whole institute from 7 to 8 PM, for which the Directors will take necessary action. To make such presentation no prior intimation will be given, which means the student should always remain ready within 10 days of their return from the project studies.
Formation of Corporate Project Team (CPT)
This is an experiment which we have started last year. The aim is, can we ensure good projects for each student if possible with stipend in good companies? Can we make serious and dedicated efforts for the Project Placements in good companies all over India, that is to say, a selection process for projects by the companies through the Corporate Offices? We are going to experiment that and we will succeed. It should be understood that, as of now too, our students are doing good projects. The aim is to raise the bar to greater heights.
Field Study for PM & HRD Students
Every PM & HRD Student has to undergo an internship in companies in Pune, for a duration of 10 days, immediately on completion of their First semester exam, daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. under their own travel arrangements. This is known as ‘Field Study’. Students will have to submit a detailed Field Study Report to the Institute as well as to the company concerned.
These students are also required to visit few industries in a group as a class to neighboring states such as Karnataka or Goa on completion of their first semester exam on their own expenditure and should submit a detailed report.
Rural Market Project Study (RMPS)
It is proposed that, the Marketing students will undertake a rural project study for a duration of two months in the fourth semester of their course preferably after their campus placement. They can undertake this project after the placements provided all the exams at the Third semester are fully completed. This project duration cannot extend beyond 15th April. They should cover at least ten villages and study in depth about the buying powers/ habits/ preferences/ product concentration, product outlets for a period of 45 days. This can be undertaken in any part of the country at their discretion but not in Pune or around. However, students from Pune district can undertake the project study around Pune. Similarly students from other specializations should undertake the projects relevant to their specializations. At the end of the project, a detailed project report will be submitted which will be evaluated for 100 marks.
Students Managers from all specialization, who are proceeding on their Rural Market Research Project, are requested to kindly note the following details.
(a) Project Duration: – 10th February – 5th April
(b) Reporting Back: –
(i) 4th Semester Classes commences from 6th April – 9:00 am onwards.
(ii) Students are expected to complete their project in all respects as per the time-frame and report back to college as per the above schedule.
(c) Rural Market Research Project – Its Importance
(I) The Rural Market Research Project is a part of the curriculum and shall be
evaluated for 100 marks.
40 Marks Project Report
40 Marks Project Presentation
20 Marks Viva – Voice
(ii) The Rural Market Research Project will not only provide the students an exposure to rural world and nuances but also give them an opportunities to apply concepts to practical problems. Students can choose live projects of rural markets which will help them in their corporate career.
(iii) A well done ‘Rural Market Research Project’ will not only make you understand processes in research methodology, experience in data collection, interviewing techniques, analysis, interpretation, drawing of conclusions and use of statistical techniques but will also boost your confidence and give you an added advantage in your corporate career. A desk research will be of immense value.
(iv) For sample topics, please refer Annexure 1.
(v) For Fieldwork a small write-up is given in Annexure 2.
(d) ‘Project Report’ completed in all aspects by 10th April. If submitted after 10th
April, the project report will not be evaluated.
(e) Project Report
Every student manager is expected to make 2 copies of the Project Report. One is to be submitted to the college for assessment and the other is for the student. The report has to be hard bound and should be presented in a professional manner.
Following is a suggested format of the Project Report. It must be implemented to the
extent relevant in your case.
• Title Page
• Contents Page/Index
• Executive Summary
• Scope of study
• Literature review
• Secondary Research Data and Analysis
• Primary data collection, analysis & interpretation
• Conclusions/ Recommendations
For the better understanding, a few titles in the report format are explained.
(i) Executive Summary
• This is one of the most important 1-2 pages of your report.
• This gives a Bird’s Eye View of your entire project.
• An Executive Summary should briefly and clearly define and state the objectives and the research methodology used by you in the project. It should also give a summary of the project findings which you will draw from your recommendations.
• Your entire approach towards the project is presented in introduction
• Clearly define your Objectives.
• Explain the Research Methodology, whether primary or secondary or both
research are used.
• The Sample Selection, its size and the sampling techniques adopted. The
coverage i.e. the towns/cities covered. The time frame of the research and
also clearly state the limitations if any as a result of which certain data
could not be collected.
• Lastly, clearly mention what is the contribution of this study.
(iii)Description of rural market and scope of study
• The description of the rural market and it should be well researched and crisply presented in your report.
(iv) Conclusions / Recommendations/ References / Bibliography / Appendix
• Conclusions shall be based on your analysis of primary and secondary data
conclusions have to be drawn specific with the respect to the objectives of the
• Your recommendations should be clear and specific and should fulfill the
objectives of your project work.
• References / Bibliography will include all secondary data which you have used
during the course of your study. It may include Textbooks, Newspaper reports
and data from Govt. Publications websites etc. All these sources of secondary
data should be briefly listed down.
• In the Appendix you can attach copy of blank questionnaires, literature and
any other secondary reports used.
(f) Your Safety security and well being is the most important concern while on your projects. Please take care of your health and yourself. Each one of you will fill in the ‘Movement Form’ with all details before you leave campus.
(g) We advise you to be registered on the e-group and to regularly check the same for the updates. You can be touch with us on.
Desk research projects/ Book reviews
Students in the first year will be required to review at least two books of management and submit the Book Review Report by 30th December. The book to be reviewed should be related to leadership/ biographies of corporate leaders or books in management.
They should also do a Desk Research Project, during the same project period (June-July incase of Marketing, Telecom, Finance, International Business, Operations and Systems) and (September-October incase of PM & HRD), with the same company where they do their internship. The Desk Research Project will be based on any business related issue or practice with relevant primary/ secondary data/ commentaries/ reviews with reference thereof. It should be in the form of a research report capable of being utilized by any company.
These reports should be divided into different sections with appropriate centre headings/ paragraph headings/ group headings and so on. It should start with an introduction, learning from the book/ research/ related examples from contemporary events/ practices in different fields and a conclusion. Similarly, following the similar pattern the project should also include at least 2/3 practices which are followed by other companies. The sources for the same can be internet searching/ the journals/ magazines/ newspapers available in the library.
You can use information from other sources, of course, but with proper acknowledgment. Above all, try to be critical about other people’s work and explain ideas using your own words. You should strictly avoid plagiarism. The top tips for avoiding plagiarism include:-
- Take short notes from the source and then write in your own words without looking back at the original source.
- Document any information or ideas from any other source, even if you are not directly quoting the material.
- Give credit to the original source by giving any other details at the end of the statement.
- Make sure you give details of the original source in your reference sections or in footnotes.
- If you are paraphrasing, use a statement that credits the source somewhere in the paraphrase.
- Do not make slight variations in the language and then fail to give credit to the source.
- Do not cut and paste sentences from the internet and rearrange them in your report.
Note : Source for Para 76 (a ) to (g) : An article published the Sunday express magazine ‘eye’
Lastly and most importantly, note that the majority of higher education institutes are now using electronic plagiarism software, which is over 90% accurate in detecting any form of plagiarism.
Seminars and Workshops
The seemingly boundless energy of the students is not just channelized into the demanding activities of the academic curriculum, but it is also utilized to encourage them to participate in varied activities depending upon their interests.
Debates, seminars, book reviews and quizzes go on round the year, honing the communication skills and enhancing the knowledge of the future managers. Work shops are organized from time to time to facilitate the growth of the students and equip them for the challenges of the corporate world.
Sri Balaji Society, Pune also plays host to various cultural endeavors like “Induction ceremony”, “Freshers Party” , “Drishti ” and many more. These festivals bring talents and a broad spectrum of divergent experiences, attributes and outlook providing an excellent opportunities of learning through interface.
The Centres of Excellence are meant to organize training / grooming activities for increasing their knowledge / competitiveness. They can organize seminars, guest lectures / workshops to achieve this goal with prior concurrence of the Director – Academics.
The Examination Department will have the right to appoint any or all the faculties for examination duties and the discipline and control of the staff will be under the Director Examinations during the Examination period, just like the state machineries which comes under the election commissioner during the election period. All the examinations of all the four institutes are centrally controlled.
The examination department is ‘out-of-bound’ to all the students and staff except the Directors or by those faculties at the scale of one faculty per institute, who can be nominated in writing for day to day interactions with the Director Examinations. The staff in the examination cell will not be approached by any one for any purpose. Any clarification required on the matter of examination will be routed through the respective institute Director. The Director Examinations will be accountable to the HPC and take all the policy decisions including the scheduling of the examination/ re examinations/ review of the results/ declaration of the results and so on. The Examination Department will function in tandem with the Academic Department.
It will be the responsibility of the Director – Examinations to seek a report for completion of each subject from the Director of each institute who in turn will submit the same after the satisfaction of the students of each class.
We do not have the system of categorizing any subject as supplementary subject. All subjects are compulsory, in which the students are expected to qualify. As of now the system followed for examinations is as under :
|Term end examination||50%|
The Mid Term portion will be declared by the Director – Academics with a syllabus thereof and the Mid Term examinations will be held from that portion only. However, the Term End examinations will cover the entire portion. In addition to the questions from the subject, 10 marks will be assigned for questions from the Business Environment for each paper. The question papers will be set externally and the readings from the related text books and being ready to respond to the questions from within the portion will be the responsibility of the students.
Instructions to Supervisors and Invigilators
Supervisor and Invigilator shall be in attendance at the place of the examination at least thirty minutes before the starting of the first paper and fifteen minutes before the starting of each subsequent paper.
In distributing question papers, invigilator shall begin to hand over the papers from the last candidate in the respective blocks (Class rooms).
When a paper is divided into two sections, two answer books, one for each section shall be provided or supplied to the candidates, and only when it is not so divided. Additional answer-books shall be given only when the book previously given for the whole paper or section is written in any required number of additional answer- books may be given according to the needs of the candidate. Supervisors and Invigilators shall take particular care to collect all answer-books whether used or unused and shall see that no candidate is allowed to retain with him/her any blank answer-book after the warning bell is rung.
While the examination is going on, invigilator shall carefully look after the block (classroom) of candidates to which they are assigned.
Supervisors and Invigilators shall use the utmost vigilance to prevent copying or communications by candidates with one another or with any other person.
- Shall not engage in conversation with candidates during the examination and they
shall not read what candidates write.
- Shall not give any kind of explanation connected with the questions set.
- Shall not do any private or office work during the hours of supervision nor shall they
on any account, admit outsiders to the place of examination.
- Shall not keep with them any spare copies of questions papers after they have been
delivered to candidates.
- Shall see that no copy of the question paper is given to anyone who is not a candidate
appearing for the examination.
- Shall see that all the candidates are give the proper question papers in accordance
with the subjects they have offered for the examination.
- Shall not allow any exchange of writing materials, stencils, mathematical
instruments etc. when the examination is in process.
One hour after setting of the questions paper, invigilators shall go round the block (classroom) they are in charge of and see that the candidates have made all the entries correctly on the front page of each answer-book supplied and have written correctly and legibly their seat-number (roll no), the subject and the number of the section on each answer-book. Whenever any additional book or books are supplied to candidates they shall also see that all the entries on the front page are properly and correctly made.
Invigilator shall not allow candidates to exchange their seats. They should ensure themselves that the candidates write their seats numbers legibly and accurately on the answer-books and the supplements, for careless writing of wrong seat numbers result in unnecessary complications leading to assigning marks to different seat numbers, the invigilator may refer to list of the names of candidates if they have any doubt or difficulty of the identity of the candidates.
They shall see that no candidate in their block (class room) leaves the examination hall without giving back his/her answer-book or answer-books, as the case may be, whether blank or written in.
Supervisors shall note down the numbers of such candidates as have given up their answer-books before the ringing of the warning bell at the end of the examination.
Candidates who give up the answer-books before the ringing of the warning bell shall be allowed to leave the hall. But after that, no candidate shall be allowed to leave it till the close of examination.
Invigilators should see that answer-books, original as well as supplements, that they will supply to the candidates for writing answer are initialed and dated by them at the proper place.
At the ringing of the final bell, the junior supervisor shall go to each candidate and collect from him/her all his/her answer-books. In doing so the Invigilator shall begin collecting answer-books from the last seat in their blocks and when the collection work is over shall arrange them in two bundles according to sections and in their serial order. They shall deliver the bundles personally together with their report, to supervisors, and shall not leave the place of examination without their permission.
Supervisors and invigilators shall put down their number of the block allotted to them on the reports supplied to them and whenever their blocks are changed, they shall take a note of their new block and write down the number of the new block on the reports.
Invigilators shall make three copies of the reports for each paper which has to be answered in one and the same language; Separate reports should be prepared for each subject when there are more than one allotted to one supervisor. Two of these, shall be packed with the bundle containing the respective section of the answer-books. The third copy of each report shall be handed over separately to the supervisor for being sent to examination office of Sri Balaji Society, Pune.
Supervisors and invigilators shall carry out all instructions which may be given to them by their senior supervisors or examination chief in regard to their work not covered by these rules.
Special books containing squared paper shall be given to candidates for answering questions on graphs.
Invigilators and supervisors will not carry mobiles while on examination duty.
Invigilators and supervisors will remain within the examination responsibility area and not move out to their offices for the duration of the examination. A table & chair with supervisor board will be kept by the respective institutes at a central place of examination.Remuneration will be paid for examination duty.
Instructions to Candidates
- Candidates who are not in their seats by the time notified, as a rule will not be allowed to sit for the examination. The Senior Supervisor may, however, at his discretion, admit those who give him a satisfactory reason for the delay.
- Smoking is prohibited in the examination hall.
- A warning bell will be given ten minutes before the close of the examination, at the second bell you must stop writing, and be ready to hand over your answer-books to the supervisor. You must not leave your seat until all your answer-books have been collected by supervisors.
While entering the examination hall
- Make sure that you are not in possession of any material such as books, note-books, scribbled notes which may tempt to copy or use as a reminder.
- Do not take with you any written in or blank answer-book or supplement while leaving the examination hall.
- Do not speak or communicate in any way with any other candidate in the examination hall while the examination is going on.
- Do not disobey any instructions issued to you by Supervisor or the invigilator.
- Do not behave in a rude or disobedient manner.
Failure to observe the instructions may result in EXPELLING the candidate instantly and punishing the misconduct or breach of rules by EXCLUDING HIM/HER FROM THE COLLEGE EXAMINATION OR COURSE FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD OR
While writing in the examination hall
- Write on both sides of the answer sheet
- Do not write your name in any part of your answer-book or disclose your identity in any other manner.
- Do not write any thing on the question paper or the blotting paper or the graph paper.
- If you want anything, approach your supervisor or invigilator, but do not leave your seat on any account.
- If you suspect that there are some error in the body of the question paper, bring it immediately to the notice of the Senior Supervisor so as to enable him to rectify it after making the necessary enquiries. In case the Senior Supervisor is unable to rectify the error while the paper is in progress, you should bring the suspected error to the notice of the examination department within one week of the date on which the question in paper in has been set.
- Write your answer in legible handwriting. Answers written in an illegible and undecipherable are liable to be unassessed.
- Incase part of the answer to a question is written on a page not immediately succeeding the page on which the main body of the answer is written, the fact must be clearly indicated at the end of complete answer, otherwise the part of the answer is liable to be unassessed.
- You will not be permitted to leave the examination hall until an hour after the question papers are distributed.
- Exchange of writing materials, stencils, mathematical instruments etc is strictly prohibited.
- Do not write answer in wrong sections as there is a risk of these not being examined.
While handling over the answer-books
- Make sure that you have completely and correctly written your seat number and other details on the cover page of the answer-book/s and supplement/s
- All the written or in blank answer-book and supplements supplied to you must be handed over to the Supervisors intact.
Important Instructions During Examinations
- Students must be seated in the examination hall 15 minutes before the time of commencement of the examination.
- Students are not supposed to carry anything except Pens, Pencils, Erasers, Sharpners& Scales to the examination hall. Anything else found in possession of a student, whether used or unused, will be considered as violation of the code of conduct of the examinations.
- Carrying Mobiles to the examination hall is strictly prohibited.
- Once the examination time commences, no one is allowed to look around or to say anything to anyone, till the examination time is over.
- Students are not allowed to leave the examination hall for any purpose. Once they leave, they will not be allowed to come back to the examination hall.
- Water will be served by the Assistants. Anyone needing water should stand up and ask the Invigilator for help. Similarly, anyone needing any help should ask the Invigilator only.
- The examination papers are set as per the syllabus. Queries, if any, can be raised through a written application addressed to the Director of your Institute. No discussion will be allowed when the examination is in progress.
- Writing anything either on the table or on the walls or on the Question Paper itself, whether relevant to the exam or not, is strictly prohibited.
- Supplementary papers, when required, will be provided at your table. Anyone needing such supplementary paper should stand up and ask the Invigilator.
- All the project reports/ assignments / answer sheets or any other articles which is submitted to the institute as part of the curriculum will become the property of the institute.
- Those who have completed the paper should handover the Answer Sheet to the Invigilating authority and quietly leave.
- No one is allowed to enter the examination hall after the stipulated time. No late entry will be permitted.
- Wearing Identity Card of the respective Institute is compulsory during the examinations.
- Borrowing of Pen, Pencil or anything in the examination hall is not permitted when the examination is in progress.
Procedures for Re-evaluation and Backlog Examinations
- Students must apply to the Director of the Institute for revaluation if considered necessary by any student within 10 days from the date of declaration of the results on the prescribed form and an acknowledgment will be obtained and preserved by the student. Applications received after due date will not be accepted. In case a student receives higher/lesser marks in the Re-evaluation, the marks obtained in the Re-evaluation will only be accepted and counted. A sum of Rs. 100/- per paper is charged as re-evaluation fees. The re-evaluation result should be communicated to the student within 15 days from the date of receipt of the application by the Examination Department from the director.
- Incase, the re-evaluation is delayed and if a backlog examination is scheduled, the affected student will be permitted to sit in the backlog examination on the basis of his / her application for re-evaluation examination on presentation of the acknowledgment receipt of Re-Evaluation to the Chief Invigilator of the examination. In such a situation, no fee is required to be paid for the backlog examination. Backlog Examination fee is also Rs. 100/- per paper.
- Each student will be given three chances to clear the backlog papers if any for the first year within their course duration (that is two years). Similarly, three chances will be given for the backlog examinations for the courses conducted in the second year.
- A student who has passed/cleared a paper but wants to improve his/ her marks/ performance can sit for improvement of the marks either when the junior’s examinations are held or when the backlog examinations are held. The improvement examination fee is Rs. 100/- per paper. However, incase a student obtains higher or lesser marks in the improvement examinations, the marks obtained therein will only be finally counted.
- The mid semester and final semester papers will have questions of 10 Marks on Business Environment and Current Affairs in each subject paper.
- Mid Semester examinations are conducted in the first, second and third semesters. The Mid semesters papers are out of 100 Marks each.
- The final semester papers are also of 100 Marks each.
- For first, second and third semester, the Mid Semester Marks plus final Semester Marks are added and then divided by two to get the percentage score in each subject paper.
Marks and Grading
The grading in the results will be based on the marks given below :
|a) 70% and Above :||First Class with Distinction|
|b) 60% to 69.99% :||A (First Class)|
|c) 55% to 59.99% :||B (Higher Second Class)|
|d) 50% to 54.99% :||C (Second Class)|
|e) Less than 50% :||F (Fail)|
However, the students who do not clear the papers in the first attempt will not be considered for any ranking for the purpose of Academic Merit Award.
Eligibility to Appear for the Examination
To appear in the semester examinations, the following eligibility conditions should be fulfilled:-
- Should have at least 80% of attendance.
- There should be no out standing dues.
It will be the responsibility of the Director of the Institute to ensure that, those who are not eligible are not allowed to appear in the examinations.
Student who do not clear their backlog papers within Three years of completion of the course. Their names will be removed from the rolls i.e. if course finishes in May 2016, backlog papers if any should be cleared by May 2019.
Student who proceed on project studies must apply for revaluation by applying through mail to their respective institutes. So that the process is completed as per schedule.
Any student who loose their education document i.e. Certificate/ Mark sheet issued by the society can apply for duplicate for which following are required to be submitted.
- Application from individual requesting for issue of duplicate Certificate & Mark sheet.
- Original FIR lodged by the student at the nearest police station in the city where document have got lost.
- An affidavit duly signed by an advocate on a stamp paper.
- A bank draft of Rs. 2000/- payable to Director of the institute from which the student passed his/her degree.
Whenever the regular examination are conducted for the current batches i.e. senior/ junior. Any student who has backlog paper can appear for his/her paper as per the schedule displayed in respect of the current batches. This is applicable to ex-students as well.
Business Environment Quiz is based on newspapers for the last two months. Questions are fill in the blanks and not descriptive types. Questions will be based on current events in key areas of Indian and Global Business Environment.
In case of any emergency like accident, fire, illness, crime, hospitalization, fire accident, police custody or any untoward incident, the student, faculty and staff must immediately ring up following numbers, 020-6674 1025, 020-3063 1025. This number is manned for 24 hours. In day time by the hostel Office Superintendent / staff and at night by student duty Officers of the day.
The staff and duty officers in turn must report the incident immediately to the Dean, Gents’ Hostel Rector, Ladies’ Hostel Rector, Director and Deputy Director of concerned Institute through phone call and also make an entry of the incident in the log book / register in addition to information by phone call. SMS to the above mentioned officials must also be sent.
Knowledge on Business Environment and Current Affairs
Knowledge is power. Business knowledge means an update about the business environment. Business environment includes whatever is happening in the domain of politics, economy, international affairs and sociological situations which are relevant to business and which influence the growth and development of the business. This knowledge is sin-quo-non for any student manager to appreciate and understand the situations in business perspectives and to take the right decisions. It is this knowledge which enables a student to face any group discussions confidently and also empowers him / her to make dynamic and productive business and administrative decisions.
At the same time the graduates who join the business management course from almost all the streams of education lack the required knowledge about business environment. It is observed that students are not in the habit of reading newspapers and business journals which are available in abundance online as well as on the news stands. In order to forcefully cultivate this habit, we insist on having an examination on business environment which will be mainly based on business newspapers which will be distributed to the students besides providing opportunities to read any newspaper/journal globally online during night hours.
This we do while holding the semester exams. We allot 10 marks for business environment for each subject while 90 marks are allotted to subject related questions in the examination. It means if we hold the first semester exam for 15 papers each paper will have questions for 10 marks each. Anyone having any objection to this pattern of examination should not seek admission to any of the management institutes of Sri Balaji Society, Pune. After all, our aim is to stimulate the interest of the students to read more and to grow for great corporate careers.
Digital Library in Sri Balaji Society, Pune
We have subscribed to digital library which enables faculty and students to excel in academics and also be prepared to meet the challenges of the corporate world. This facility consists of the following:
- EBSCO Online Business Management which gives access to 1104 management journals to update, upgrade and add value in research and consulting assignments.
- CMIE Package consisting of industry analysis of hundred groups, Prowess captures data of 17000 corporates and EIS data which gives economy update.
- Indiastat.com connects with 51 associate sites and is useful for doing any research activity and is also a useful input for strategy formulation.
Preparation for IAS
We are preparing students for corporate careers. However we feel that our students should be having one more option of aspiring to become IAS/ IFS/ IPS/Army/ Airforce/ Naval Officers and so on. This is being mentioned here just to highlight that the students should not have closed minds. Given an opportunities why not to try? We have come across many officers services in their career options. We all are aware that the amount of efforts put in by those who aspire to become an IAS/IPS/IFS/ and CDS. Similar efforts in the field of management will equip a student to move ahead as fast trackers.
Learning Business Environment
Walking the extra mile with little more pain to enhance our knowledge related to business where we seek a place to build our career has to be done progressively and persistently. It is not possible for the Institutes to engage faculties due to various constrains including the time factor. Therefore, management quiz will be conducted at least once a week, class-wise, from 6.30 pm to 7:30 pm on every Wednesday, checked by students themselves and results handed over to the office. Group discussions are conducted by the students in which the students themselves are the judges.
The World this Week
It is important that the future managers should know what is happening around the world to a large extent. Every student should do his best to remain updated. At the same time two students from each class should make presentations on ‘The World This Week’ to the class from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM every Monday.
Case Studies on Current Affairs
Every cover story/front page story and connected stories put together become an interesting and educative case study covering various issues connected with the business. The recent 2G scam and Euro Zone crisis story. The case study may be related to anything under the sky. We have to know it, understand the undercurrents and the impact on people, politics, environment, economy and business. Two students from each class should be nominated, in turn, to create a case study every week and to make a power point presentation in each class from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM every Friday. All such presentations should be combined and published in the institute magazine once a quarter.
Participation of students in co-curricular activities including cultural events
Every organized activity is a training activity. It is necessary that the punctuality is maintained, and everyone should attend the same in the prescribed dress code and the attendance will be taken. Decent behavior, team spirit and officer like qualities are expected to be nursed and practiced by all the students. Participation of students in various capacities will be designed and led by Students’ Council. Inviting friends from outside without prior permission from the directors and deputy directors will be an offence which will attract disciplinary action. Attending/ Participating in Co-curricular activities is a mandatory requirement and attendance will be taken.
The management institutes are encouraged to participate in various cultural and competitions organized by Best B-Schools in the country/various competitions for which prior written permission will be taken from competent authorities.
Mentorship of Alumni in Industry
Every junior is required to have an alumni of any institute of Sri Balaji Society, Pune as his/ her mentor. The list of all the alumni of all the institutes will be made available to all the students. These alumni as mentors can guide the students. Similarly, efforts will be made to connect corporate stalwarts as mentors.
We celebrate the ‘Achievement Day’ in the last week of the final academic year when the students complete the course to celebrate the placements and to bid farewell to the seniors. On the ‘Achievement Day’ of the respective institutes, the senior students receive the original appointment orders issued by the companies from the auspicious hands of the President, Sri Balaji Society, Pune and in the august presence of all the dignitaries of the Society and the juniors .To symbolize the oneness and unity of the B-schools the Directors of the Society and Institutes call upon the senior students to receive the Appointment orders. This emotional farewell day is organized by the juniors as the ‘Achievement Day’ and is cherished by everyone.
Awards and Recognitions
Academic Awards. Students performing exceptionally well in academics will receive the following awards:-
(a) Topper in each specialization
(i) Gold Medal
(ii) Certificate of Merit
(b) Second Position in each specialization
(i) Silver Medal
(ii) Certificate of Merit
(c) Third Position in each specialization
(i) Bronze Medal
(ii) Certificate of Merit
In case, more than one student scores the same marks, each of them will be awarded the Medal and the Certificate of Merit.
Only those marks which are secured in the first attempt without any backlog will be taken into consideration for the award. The Awardees will be decided at the end of the final year examinations (Fourth Semester), for overall Meritorious Awards (Medals as mentioned above).
Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Systems), Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Operations) and Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Finance) being controlled and run centrally for efficient functioning and greater co-ordination by virtue of these being located very adjacently, the medals will not be awarded on institute basis but batch wise. Rest of the specializations will receive awards institute wise.
Academic Rank Holders
The top ranking five students from each specialization, in addition to the Medalist, will receive Merit Holder Certificates.
Students excelling in different spheres of activities will be recognized by the Institutes and felicitated in public. The following awards are also available for the deserving students in each institute:-
- LG Award for the Best Enterprising Student
- Best all-rounder
- The Sri Balaji Society, Pune’s Trophy for Commitment
- Director’s Trophy for the most Co-operative Student
- Trophy for Best Attendance Record
- Trophy for Best Academic Record (Overall Topper percentage wise)
- Most Outstanding Student in Marketing
- Most Creative Student of the year
- Best Class Representative Award
- Gentleman student of the year
- Lady student of the year
- Best Volunteer of the year
These awards will be presented at the time of Convocation.
No award by any name other than the above will be given by any institute on any occasion. However if any more award is considered necessary, it can be proposed for consideration by High Power Committee and the decision can then be taken with the approval of the President, Sri Balaji Society, Pune.
The award committee will be presided over by the Executive Director / Dean and will comprise of the following:-
(a) Director and Dy. Director of the Institute
(b) Director – Corporate Relations
(c) Director – Examinations
Aiyaswamy Cultural Award
The late V AAiyaswamy was the father of the founder of Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Sri Balaji Society, Pune). He was a village farmer with an open mind. In his memory an award has been instituted by Sri Balaji Society, Pune and named as ‘Aiyaswamy Cultural Award’ carrying a cash worth of Rs. 1,00,000/- only which is a group award granted to the best class in the cultural activities in each institute during the freshers’ induction function. The winners of this award utilize this fund for field study in the form of picnic in other cities.
The Awareness Award
Sri Balaji Society, Pune believes in the universally cherished values of ‘Loyalty, Integrity and Hard-work’. Everything in the organization is aimed at the common benefit of each and every student. However, in every system, some negative elements may exist and they may cause a hole in the ship to achieve selfish and ulterior motives. Therefore, it is the duty and responsibility of each student to report to the management about any such malpractice or anti-social or anti-national activity which may come to his/her notice. It should not be assumed that the management may be aware of such activities. At times, even the employees may be involved in such crimes. Those student/s who bring such instances to the notice of the management will be rewarded / recognized suitably. The aim of this award is to promote positive feedback in the overall interest of the institute / society.
Both Boys & Girls are required to be dressed formally during their stay with Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Sri Balaji Society, Pune). Students should compulsorily wear the institute uniform for all the formal functions/ guest lectures/ workshops/ seminars. As a guideline, the following is expected:-
- Boys: Plain formal shirt (lined shirts are not permitted) Full Sleeve Shirt with Tie and Black Shoes (jeans are not permitted),
- Girls: Students are advised to carry enough sarees (preferably light colour) especially for the first 15 days. The formal dress is Salwar Kameez with duppata. The kurtas should be of knee length (short Kurtas and sleeveless are not permitted)
- The dress code for the induction ceremony/workshops will be as under:-
- Boys: Black Trouser, Plain formal (lined shirts are not permitted) Full Sleeve White Colour Shirt with Tie and Black Shoes.
- Girls: Light colour saree and blouse (sleeveless is not allowed)
- All the students are expected to be present for the ceremony in their traditional
dress. Students not presenting themselves in the pure traditional day will not be
allowed to register themselves for the Inauguration Ceremony. The traditional dress
shall be according to their customs, traditions, region and community. Students are
requested to seek guidance from their parents and Grand Parents for the same. The best
traditionally dressed male and female candidate will receive a cash award of
Rs. 5,000/- each.
d. Jeans, T-Shirts, Casuals and Chappals are not allowed in the academic premises.
e. However Casuals will be allowed during parties and on special occasions.
Students are expected to be in the formal dress even when they are at outstations and when they go for Company Project Studies (CPS) or any type of industry interface. This will create a good brand value for them as well as for their institutes. The formal dress will also enhance the personality of the students and make them distinct and different in the industry where these attributes are always appreciated.
It is important for the students and parents to understand that we are more of a training centre than a conventional educational institution. We are dealing with students who have perhaps not gone to colleges for long hours of learning. Everyone who joins here may have a different lifestyle/attitude/habits. They have to be brought to common mode of learning and lifestyle. They are investing in us and they have a dream of a career in the corporate world. Though there may be fixed hours of tour of duty, in the industry where they want to join, the life there is tough and they demand deliveries from their employees.
We have to prepare the students to sustain the pressures and perform efficiently everywhere in dynamic and challenging business environment. Our entire effort is to facilitate the return on the investments being made by the parents on their children to do this course. We have been very successful because of our distinct culture, stimulating environment, excellent full time and visiting faculties, teamwork, on the part of all the Directors and faculties, systems and processes which constitute Balaji culture. This time tested Sri Balaji Society, Pune model has stood the test of the time ensuring great careers for 1000’s of students over a period of time, who are deployed globally. The Alumni are thanking us for the right grooming and tough schedules which has helped them in a big way in the industry.
Attending classes and learning in the class through the learned faculties is a critical step towards growth and development of students, as the skills required by the Industry are taught and learn in a systematic and progressive manner in the class rooms. Consistency in attendance is therefore a prerequisite. Absence from class, on whatever be the ground, genuine or otherwise, leads to discontinuity in learning and defeats the very purpose of progressive learning, as the subjects are inter-connected. Missing one session may lead to a confusion at the time of the conduct of the next session. It is pertinent to mention here that, for most of the students the subjects taught here are totally new ones.
Consequently, it is not only difficult but may also put those students under tremendous pressure and in a helpless situation leading to stress, frustration and depression. This is particularly so because while a student studies about six subject per year in their graduation course, they have to study nearly ten subjects per semester in our Institutes. Moreover we hardly have much holidays for the students to cover up the prescribed curriculum. We have come across quite a few cases of such students becoming psychiatric cases because of the pressure on them. Therefore, attending classes regularly is a requirement of any student who joins a good management institution. Similarly, studying at home/hostel regularly will lead to expected growth and development of students.
We plan to hold our training / classes/ co-curricular activities for 365 days in a year. We do not believe in the concept of holidays. Each and every class is critical for learning in a continuous manner. Therefore, no request on account of medical grounds for exemption from attendance will be accepted. Parents are advised to please understand the medical problems of the children who have a medical history and not to encourage them to take up our stressful management programs which are very hectic in nature and are held for prolonged hours throughout the year because such students undergo lot of peer pressure and tension leading to possible depression. They are also unable to focus on studies and are in a fix of not being in a position to express their difficulties either to the parents or to the management, as the requirement of the learning process is stringent in nature and cannot be changed. The parents should therefore understand the realities, the spirit behind our grooming up process and educate the children accordingly, instead of taking the matter lightly.
However, only a minimum of 80% attendance is compulsory. Those who maintain 95% of attendance will be awarded an attendance incentive of 5% marks per subject. Those who fail to maintain 80% of attendance will be placed in ‘Red List’ and may not be allowed to appear in the examination. We may mention it here that one should not get disturbed mentally and should understand that attendance criteria provides sufficient cushion as the permissible limit of absence is 20% in a year and if one calculates the total days on which one can legitimately be absent from the classes on account of sickness or other important contingencies will be more than 20 days in a year provided the student attends all the classes regularly from the beginning and save the attendance without wasting the same when they are absolutely in normal conditions. To be away from the class for casual reasons or carelessness and then to remain absent on account of medical grounds or other contingencies cannot therefore be justified. Because in a professional course, training will have to be undergone. It is not a matter of writing examination, it is also more of conditioning the mind, body and systems.
No one, including the Director is empowered to grant attendance on medical ground or on any other ground, as one who is not physically present or involved in academic/co-curricular activity under supervision of a faculty can’t be marked ‘present’ in the class as it will be illegal. Only those who are present in the class or involved in academic/co-curricular activity under the direction of the Dean/ Director will get attendance. However, any one having any medical problem should promptly avail medical assistance and those who have urgent family commitments can also visit their families. We, as an institute cannot restrict the movement of the students. There is no system of leave with attendance. Grant of leave means permission to remain away from the campus on personal reasons which cannot entitle grant of attendance.
Attendance will be displayed on the notice board on a daily basis. Classroom attendance will be taken before the commencement of every class/ period. Daily attendance constitutes of morning & evening sessions. If any student found absent/ late for a class/ period will be treated as absent for the entire morning / evening session.
Important Instructions Regarding the requisitions
- The Attendance Requisitions are available in the respective institutes. There are separate Requisition forms for Individual activity and Group Activity.
- The Requisition form should be submitted within 3 days from the date of completion of the activity. Any requisition submitted after 3 days can be rejected for which the student concerned and the authority who deployed the student for co-curricular activities will only be responsible.
- The Requisition form should be submitted to the Professor – In – Charge of the class from whom the student is supposed to take prior permission to participate in any activity notwithstanding the direction coming from any authority including the Director. The Professor – In – Charge of the class will be responsible not only to ensure the correctness of the requisition but also to follow it up to the Director for approval or other remarks.
- The exact activity should be clearly stated. For example, if a student is asked to co- ordinate the visit of a certain authority, the name of the authority and the related function with duration thereof should be mentioned. Short description such as “Escorting” will not be sufficient. Authorities in the chain of processing of this form should check the same before sanctioning the request.
- The competent authority to deploy the student for co-curricular activities can be the Director / Dy. Director / Professor – in – Charge / other internal authorities nominated by the Director / the Student Council members who should take prior approval from the Director / Dy. Director.
- In case of Central and Society activities, the same should be signed by the Society Directors.
- Once a student manager submit his/her/their requisition, they are entitled to get the Acknowledgment form duly signed by the respective faculty. Student managers are advised to preserve the acknowledgment form for the further reference.
Students are at liberty to celebrate religious and other festivals. They need not take any permission for the same. However attendance will not be granted in case the student do not attend the class. It should be noted that we have students from every state and religion, in small and big numbers. We don’t want to disturb the learning process. It may be noted that such celebrations are held in Sri Balaji Society, Pune regularly.
However, all the important community festivals of each state/ religion can be organised by the concerned students in groups as a whole for the society and the management will extend maximum support and encouragement except the attendance which can’t be granted when a student is celebrating a festival outside the class. However, these festivals / celebrations should be organised in such a way that, the classes are not disturbed. Incase, the festivals are to be organised during class hours, the concerned student should happily forego attendance for the same as the attendance so lost will be insignificant and celebrating the traditional festivals is more important. To meet the expenditure a sum of Rs 500/- per student will be sanctioned.
Discipline, Dedication and Determination
According to ‘Dictionary of Idioms and Phrases’ compiled by Sudesh Puri, ‘Discipline’ means to train and to educate. For example, the recruits are subjected to discipline before they are assigned regular duties in the Army. It means, discipline is absolutely a positive training concept meant to educate and inculcate positive thinking and approach towards life. The whole aim of discipline in our Institute is to treat the students as ‘Student Managers’ and groom them to grow and prosper. The corrective punishments are more in the category of the father or mother giving punishment to the children not out of anger, but, more because they care for them.
Students are trained for bright future corporate careers through various scientific grooming processes which also involve healthy lifestyles. The word ‘Discipline’ for us implies adherence to civilized life ,following the code of conduct. Therefore, strict discipline will be an essential part of the life in Sri Balaji Society, Pune. The defaulters will be dealt appropriately. For example: –
(a) Mishaps involving students driving two-wheelers have been reported in the past in our Society just like in other parts of the country. It could have perhaps been avoided, had those students been wearing good crash helmets. Therefore, wearing of crash helmets by the students riding two-wheelers as well as by pillion riders is compulsory. Students violating this rule will be fined with Rs. 1000/- in the first instance and more stringent punishment will be given on subsequent incidents. The fine thus collected will go to ‘Sri Balaji Society, Pune Charity Fund’ which will be donated towards the charity by students themselves.
(b) Carrying of mobile phone to class is strictly prohibited. Incase a student carries the mobile to the class a sum of Rs. 1000/- will be fined. Besides that, the mobiles found inside the academic block will be confiscated and kept in the permanent custody of the Director. Even the sim card will not be given. They will, however, be returned to the students on completion of the course. Parents are advised to call their children at night after the class hours but before 10 PM. No mobiles will be used in the hostel after 10 PM. Any hostelite found using the mobile in the hostel after 10 p.m will be punished. Their mobiles will be confiscated. The aim is that the students should study at night properly and should not disturb their roommates.
(c) ‘Silent hours’ will be maintained strictly after 09:30 PM in the hostel. All the students of the hostel should get into the rooms and ‘silent hours’ should be maintained more strictly even in the rooms. The privacy of each roommate should be respected. No music or watching movies during ‘silent hours’ when in the room is permissible. Defaulters will be fined heavily.
(d) All the students are expected to be in their rooms by 09:30 PM. Late night parties or loitering around at odd hours, on any account both inside the Campus or outside is not allowed. Similarly boys and girls moving into each other’s hostel or private accommodation will attract rustication from the institute. In this connection, it should be mentioned that students living in private accommodation adjacent to the campus should note that our culture and traditions do not permit boys and girls meeting at odd hours, even for the purpose of group/ combined studies/preparation for group presentations/ assignments. Therefore, if any complaint is received from anyone in the housing society, the delinquent students will be severely punished. One such punishment is ‘Red List’.
(e) Students are expected to behave like gentlemen and gentle ladies not only in the classrooms, but also throughout their stay with us, even including their private rooms. We demand decent life style including the maintenance and up-keep of the rooms.
(f) Students are expected not to loiter around in the corridors in between the classes. Ordinarily no one including the President should disturb and call the student from the class.
(g) Students are not allowed to go and stay out of the hostel. If any student has to be away from his / her room after 9.30 p.m. or wants to go out of station for any personal reason, he / she should take written permission from the Director. Permission for that is a must and that will be granted subject to parents’ request to the Director which should be done through a fax followed by a call at least 3 days in advance. The Director, in turn, will properly verify the request and may or may not recommend the ‘Night-out Pass’ to the Rector of the Hostels. However, Night-outs will be restricted to the bare minimum, say once in three months. Nomination of the local guardian, if any, should be made by parents through a letter to be addressed to the Director before 1st July 2014.
(h) Students are expected to be inside the classrooms well before the commencement of the class in formals. Those who reach the class late even by one minute, will not be allowed to enter the class. Similarly after entering the class they are not allowed to leave the class till the session gets over. However, in case of contingencies such as on medical ground the concerned student is expected to inform the full-time faculty before leaving the academic block. Taking permission from the visiting faculty/ faculty taking the class itself is not sufficient. In case any student leaves the class after giving attendance without permission from the full time faculty in charge, he/she will be dealt with disciplinarily. Students staying in the hostel can leave the hostel for medical treatment any time with a roommate with prior permission from the Rector, Cluster Friend and Friend of the Floor. The ambulance, kept stand by can be used for all the emergencies. Many big and small hospitals are located very close to our campus.
(i) Boys are expected to be clean shaven everyday except those who sport a beard on religious ground. Side locks should be kept trimmed and short. Boys are not allowed to sport a long and trendy hair style. Girls are expected to tie their hair neatly. No flicks are allowed to be maintained. Faculties nominated will check the hair cut of the boys and hair style of the girls on their arrival and also periodically.
(j)Student Managers are expected to use the stair case in the academic blocks and leave the elevators vacant for the professors.
(k)Student Managers are expected to address their seniors as ‘Sir’ and ‘Ma’am’ respectively. Seniors are expected to be the brothers/ sisters and mentors and treat the juniors with regards and respect.
(l) Students are expected to relax and sleep in the night at least from 12 to 5 am. They are supposed to study before 12 at night and after 5 am in the morning, which is sufficient to maintain excellent academic record, as learning is a continuous process and should be under taken regularly. Laptops should also be switched off after 12 at night. Wi-Fi connections will be switched off from 12 at night to 5 in the morning. Proper sleeping helps to remain fresh, creative, active and promotes out of the box thinking.
(m) Playing video games at late night or surfing the net often leads to poor health, impacting academic performance.
(n) Hostel rooms are expected to be kept clean by the occupiers. The maids are at service for cleaning the corridors only. Students are supposed to switch off lights and fans completely when they are not in the room and ensure that water taps are also closed. In case the lights and fans are not switched off a fine of Rs. 1,000/- will be imposed. They should keep their belongings in the almirah and keep the keys with them. Management will not be responsible for the loss of any valuables or cash. Students are advised not to carry any valuable ornaments.
(o) Students are not allowed to invite their friends when parties are held in the campus, exclusively for the institute or for the society as a whole.
(p) All the formal functions including organized parties require decent and gentlemanly behavior. Students should be at the appointed place well before the prescribed time. All the social norms should be strictly complied with.
(q) Disrespect or discourtesy to guests, faculty and office staff will be considered as an act of indiscipline. Misbehavior, late coming, disobedience, absenteeism, consumption of drugs and alcohol, malpractice, cheating in the examination shall attract disciplinary action. Record will be maintained of all such behaviors/misconduct by individuals/class as a whole and the punishment thereof should be recorded. While making the Ranking List for Campus Placement sufficient marks will be discounted for such misconducts.
(r) Writing graffiti on the walls / furniture in the class rooms or pasting posters and so on are acts of indiscipline. Such acts will attract punishment. However whenever a poster is required on account of any class presentations it should be ensured that the walls are not spoiled.
Anti Ragging Measures (As per Supreme Court of India)
Ragging is totally prohibited in Sri Balaji Society, Pune and anyone found guilty of ragging and /or abetting ragging whether actively or passively or being a part of conspiracy to promote ragging, is liable to be punished in accordance with the Supreme Court laws.
Administrative action in the event of ragging
The anti ragging committee may, depending upon the nature or gravity of the guilt established by the Anti- Ragging Squad, award, to those found guilty, one or more of the following punishments.
(a) Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
(b) Debarring from appearing in any tests/ examinations or other evaluation process.
(c) Withholding results
(d) Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meets.
(e) Suspension/expulsion from the hostel.
(f) Cancellation of admission.
(g) Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
(h) Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
Provided that where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.
Besides, the norms mentioned in the foregoing paragraphs, the following instructions should be abided by all the students in the classrooms:
(a) No student will be allowed to enter the class/knock at the door or leave the class once the faculty is in the classroom/when the class is in progress. Students should be inside the class room at least 5 minutes prior to the commencement of the class.
(b) Class is meant for listening to the faculties with focused attention / taking notes from there / asking clarifications from the faculties / discussing on the subjects with the faculty. Students are not supposed to carry any thing except class related note books. Eatables and munching in the class rooms is strictly prohibited. Reading anything, including newspaper, sleeping / cross talking in between the students / passing of chits inside the class when the lecture is in progress is prohibited. This rule is not applicable to case studies. However birthday cake cutting/sweet distributions are encouraged immediately on completion of morning sessions/evening sessions.
(c) Students are not permitted to ask for breaks during the lecture sessions. They are not allowed to leave the class during the class hours even if the faculty is not there except in emergencies. In situations where a scheduled faculty has not come, the CR can get training films from the library and screen them in the class thereby enhancing the learning opportunities. Students are advised to enter the class after completing their natural calls so that they can continuously sit inside the class for at least 4 hours maintaining the decorum of the class. Students having diabetic problems which may demand going to natural calls frequently are advised to not to join our course.
(d) Once the student enters the class he/she cannot leave the class except in the contingency of any sickness or any emergency. In case of sickness the student should first report to his/ her Director / Dy. Director / Professor in-charge of the floor/ or any full time faculty before leaving the institute for medical treatment. Taking permission from the Visiting Faculty is not adequate/ good enough.
(e) Peeping into classrooms, signaling by gestures etc. while the lecture is in progress, is an act of misconduct on the part of the student.
(f) The academic sessions are scheduled in two parts. Students have an option either to join the morning session or the evening session. In case a student misses any one lecture, the absence for the entire session will be marked.
(g) Surprise checks will be carried out at the discretion of the Director/Deputy Director once or twice in a week. In case any one, who has given attendance is found missing, without the written permission of the Director/Dy Director/Professor-in-Charge, the concerned student will forego the attendance for 7 days as punishment. Whenever ranking list is drawn for Campus placement marks will be discounted for such misconducts.
(h) Students should keep themselves abreast of day-to-day activities of the Institute and abide by all the communications put on the notice board.
(i) No student can be called by any faculty/authority from the class hours when the class is in progress. All the discussions should take place before the morning sessions/ during lunch hours/after the class.
(j) Whenever attendance is taken by a full time faculty, the discipline co-ordinators will also stand with the faculty and sign the same as correct. Not more than 3 minutes will be spent by the faculty to take the attendance. The roll call will be made in alphabetical order. The students will also be seated according to their roll numbers.
(k) The Director is empowered to impose fine for misconduct on the part of any student as and when warranted and justified. The fine so collected will be utilized towards welfare activities.
(l) Students should be seated in the class as per their Roll No.
It should be noted that the governance of the class will be regulated by the CRs, DCs and ACs.
Assessment of the Behaviour, Conduct and Integrity of Student: Endorsement in PG Diploma
The industry often asks us for references and opinion about the behaviour, conduct, integrity and suitability of the alumni for specific jobs/ placements. They expect us to field the candidates having right attitude and attributes. This is not only for campus placements but also generally throughout the career of the students including the change of their jobs from one company to the other. Traditionally the Dean and Directors are the reference points. We are also required to sign testimonials whenever a student wants to go for higher studies abroad. As time passes, we have found it difficult to recollect the attributes of the individual students. Therefore, we are adding a column in the Post Graduate Diploma (PGDM) of each student to state his/her ‘Character and Leadership Qualities’ assessed by the institute and record our opinion. The grading will be Exemplary / Very Good / Good / Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory. We are sure that our students will behave in a matured manner exhibiting positive attributes and leadership qualities, contributing to their growth and development and enabling us to give the highest grading. All that what we expect is that the students should read our instructions carefully, understand them and abide by them in their own career / developmental interest. Questioning the relevance of the instructions after joining the institutes will not be conducive to positive atmosphere.
Reshuffling of Class
183 In order to promote more interaction with different group of students within the institute
(a) For example: There are about 180 students who are specializing in marketing but they are grouped into three classes. Therefore 60 students of a class are interacting amongst themselves and they don’t have more opportunities to know others, in other classes.
(b) Ordinarily the students are comfortable with their own batch mates. However, this mindset needs to be changed and upgraded to find comfort in any group of students. For example: When they will be placed they will be required to work with those who they don’t know. Similarly whenever any transfer is given by the company, the students will be going to new environment to work with new people and different type of customer.Therefore the “fixation” of vibes needs to be discouraged in their grooming process itself.
Red List: What is it ?
(a) All indisciplinary cases such as Not wearing the crash helmet, cheating in the examinations, missing from the hostel without proper night out permission, misbehavior including manhandling, disrespect to the faculties and so on, may lead to the student being placed in the “Red List” at the discretion of his/ her Director.
(b)Any negative report received by the Institute from the Company, where the student may be doing ‘Internship or Project Studies’ may result in the student’s name, to appear in the ‘Red List’.
(c) A report will be discretely asked from the company to indicate to us as to whether the student is doing the project in formal dress code of the institute or not ? Those who violate the dress code will be placed in ‘Red List’.
(d) Students having less than the prescribed attendance will be placed in the “Red List”.
(e) Violations of any rules will attract “Red List”.
(f) Those who have not submitted the Project Report within 10 days after their return will be ‘Red Listed’.
(g) Red Listed students may be disqualified from appearing in the Campus Placements.Their parents may also be called.
(h) Any student who attracts the “Red List” more than once may be rusticated.
Gifts / Presents to Dean/ Director(s)/ Faculties and Staff
No gifts/ presents of any kind are to be given to Director(s)/Faculty / Staff for any reason whatsoever. We are doing our duty and we don’t expect any gratification. If any kind of gratitude is to be expressed, it should be done by presenting a book in management science and the book should be sent to the college library. At best, one ‘thank you card’ can be given. Above all, if you remember us as an alumni after you pass out, that is more than sufficient. Despite these instructions if you are presenting any gift on any occasion, it will be construed that, you are trying to influence the concerned director / faculty / staff expecting undue favours. For example, if you present a gift to a particular faculty, it is possible that you expect some favour from them. Under the circumstances, anyone trying to give any present/ gift will be looked at for punishments as they try to spoil our culture and promote corrupt practices. If at all any gift is given the authority should refuse the same.
Periodic Reports To Parents
The Institute will furnish a Performance Report on each student to all the parents periodically. A monthly attendance report on each student will also be forwarded by the Director. We insist on regular attendance of students in classes, workshops, seminars and other co-curricular activities. Get-togethers and cultural programmes organized by the Students’ Council/Institute, should also be attended to by the students as part of their team spirit, oneness and as a course of personality development.
The following medical requirements need to be met:
(a) All students should vaccinate themselves against common diseases like Hepatitis, Chicken pox and Typhoid , prior to entering the college.
(b) Dengue and Malaria are common problems in Maharashtra. Prevention is the only way to encounter these diseases. Simple measures which need to be taken seriously are:
(i) Mosquito nets
(ii) Mosquito repellants and Mats
(iii) These diseases are not contagious (spreading directly from one person to another)
(c) Certain diseases like diarrhoea do occur during the rainy seasons. Again prevention should be the aim. The hostel has two messes and a cafeteria which cater to the students. The hygiene aspect in these places are any time better than outside eating places. Hence, it would be the student’s prerogative to choose where he/she wants to eat.
(d)It has been noticed that some students have had serious medical problems in the past and have not revealed the same during their admission. It is advisable that if anyone has any of these serious problems they should not take admission in our institute because the institute cannot take care of their medical problems. However, if anyone develops this kind of illness during the course, it should be brought to the notice of the institute doctor.
The kinds of diseases are: –
(b) Gall-bladder/ kidney Stones
(c) Heart Problems (Rheumatic/ Valvular Heart Diseases)
(e) Old History of Tuberculosis
(f) Blood pressure
(g) Depression/Mood Disorders
(h) Severe jaundice in the past
(a) The society offers only O.P.D medical facilities to the students daily, at a stipulated time. Students having medical problems should avail these facilities.
(b) Hospitalization is advised in case of any severe medical emergencies. Students in Medical distress are expected to take care of themselves supported by their roommates if they are non-hostelites. If brought to the notice of the society, the society will render all the assistance as required and possible but the hospitalization charges will have to be eventually borne by the students/parents.
(c) Students are not prevented from going to any Doctor/Hospital if they feel so. However, even in such cases, they should update the institute doctor for validation of the treatment offered and to prevent exploitation whenever necessary.
Upkeep of Health
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and to maintain
the same Sri Balaji Society, Pune provides various facilities
Students who want to meet the doctor should register their name before going to class at 8 am. in the Health Register (with Roll No.) THIS IS MANDATORY as it becomes easy to call the student once the Doctor is in the OPD.
Timing: Monday to Saturday : 10.30 am to 12 .30 pm
Instructions for medical careness ; procedure to be followed by institutes :
A senior doctor will visiting our institute from 10.30 to 12.30 normally six days a week. He prescribes medicines for common day-to-day medical problems, fever, asthma, jaundice, chest and respiratory infections, abdominal infections, He sits in the OPD which is temporarily located in the ground floor of BIMM (admission Department). Students with medical problems can meet him and get treatment/ free consultations. However, female candidates are advised to go with fellow girl students. The doctor maintain confidentiality as part of ethics in medical practice.
How to meet the doctor when the classes are in progress? What will happen to attendance? What to do after meeting the doctor? Can a student re-enter class – say a student go to doctor at 10.30 am, get the prescription at 10.45 am…can he/she re-enter the class? How about the medicine …should he or she go to purchase the medicine and in that case what will happen to the attendance? The procedure to be followed is as explained below:-
a. Office Superintendent of each Institute should maintain a ‘Medical Assistance Register. Students needing medical attention by the Society’s doctor should register their name before entering the class and attend the class. This way, the Office Superintendent knows whom to inform when the doctor reach the OPD.
b. Once the doctor reaches the OPD, he will give a call to Deputy Director/Office Superintendent that he is ready to see the patients. On receiving the call, the Deputy Director/Office Superintendent should call the students who have already registered their names in the ‘Medical Assistance Register’ , ask the students to enter in the “In and Out” Register – that is the time they are leaving the class to see the doctor. Those who have not registered their name should not be allowed without special permission of the Director. A ‘Special Permission Register” will also be maintained in each Institute which should be endorsed by the Director when he permit a student. In the absence of the Director, the Deputy Director/Senior Faculty can also take the decision but that will be brought to the notice of the Director subsequently.
c. Once the doctor has seen the patient and prescribed medicine, the student should go back to the class, after entering in the “In and Out” Register unless the doctor advise rest or other follow up medical action – the doctor should write about the ‘rest or follow up action’ in the prescription sheet which should be prescribed by the students. The last student of the Institute should carry back the Medical Assistance Register to the Office.
It is strongly felt that physical training for sometime everyday leads to energetic involvement of every student in the learning process. It also acts as a conditioner of body and mind. The concept of sound mind living in the sound body can be seen in the armed forces where the fitness of the people in all weather conditions is testified to be strong and stable. The youth of today is habituated to stay awake in the night and to go fast asleep in the early morning when they are expected to go to their class with fresh and receptive mind-set. It is therefore proposed to involve the students in physical training from 6:30 to 7:30 in the morning. This aspect will be further studied in consultation with the students once they arrive at Sri Balaji Society, Pune after their selection. Before that the same schedule will be implemented. It is also proposed to introduce yoga classes.
Boarding and Lodging
Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Sri Balaji Society, Pune) owns its hostel in the campus with limited vacancies. Students may communicate the requirement of hostel accommodation when the admission is confirmed. Proper allotment of hostel accommodations will be done against available vacancies, which is restricted to one year only. After which they should stay out under their own arrangements. Please note that more than 1000 senior students (Boys & Girls) of Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Sri Balaji Society, Pune) are staying out at present as day scholars and this kind of stay is expected to prepare the students for a corporate career as they may be placed in any part of the country where they have to live happily, independently and perform their duties. Living under different conditions in a disciplined way, away from comfort zone is part of a vital training process. Houses / flats are available adjacent to the institute for hiring. Students hire flats in groups and the rent works out to be much cheaper. A sum of Rs. 3,300/- per month will be charged for hostel accommodation. We would also like to mention that we have three seater rooms.
Seats in the hostel will be allowed on ‘First come – First serve’ basis. We may mention it here that we have 420 seats for female candidates and 216 seats for male candidates of Sri Balaji Society, Pune (Sri Balaji Society, Pune). As for boys, sufficient accommodation is available in very close distance where students hire flats and live together at comparatively low cost. We shall provide maximum assistance for the same as hither-to-fore. Therefore, we hope to accommodate the request from most of the female candidates if they apply in time, immediately after the confirmation of admission.
Mess facility will be available and the cost for the same will be borne by the students. The exact cost will be negotiated by the Students Council. A monthly expenditure of Rs. 4,000/- towards mess and allied expenditure can be catered for in your budgeting. However, mess facility for all the students will be organized by the society for first 15 days.
Hostel is the home for the students admitted here. Ordinarily no one will interfere in their home just like a house. Since it is a home for everyone in the hostel, every individual’s privacy should be respected by other students. No Guests / Parents are allowed to stay in the Hostel. Harmony, peace and good environment is expected. The hostel has every possible facility for the students. The governing of the hostel is regulated by the following authorities:-
(a) Rector Boys Hostel.
(b) Rector Girls Hostel.
(c) Hostel office.
(d) Friends of the floor.
(e) Cluster Friends.
The Rectors of the Hostels are expected to exercise adequate control and to maintain conducive atmosphere for helping the students and ensuring their welfare. They should be available to these students whenever the latter wants to meet them at least up to 10 pm.There after in all emergency situations.
Classrooms. We have state-of-art classrooms and ceiling mounted LCD’s. Each classroom has a capacity to accommodate more than 60 students. In addition Sri Balaji Society, Pune has a well equipped seminar/conference hall for various programs and interactions organized in the campus. It is the duty of the students to maintain cleanliness in the classroom.
Computer Lab. Computer lab is well-equipped with branded PC’s adequately supported by 45 Mbps (1:1) leased lines for internet connectivity. It is also equipped with a wide range of licensed system software and application software. The entire campus is connected with Wi-Fi network. Computer labs with workstations connected to the internet are available for the use of the students. Instructors are also regularly available to assist students in planning and implementing their projects.
Auditorium. We have two Auditoriums with 800 and 1000 seats respectively, having dedicated multimedia support and central air conditioning and acoustics designed by Bose.
Laptop. Ours is a Wi-Fi campus and can be accessed anywhere inside the campus including the hostels. We advise you to buy one laptop, to help you in your research activities.
Banking Facility. The ATM centre of the ICICI Bank is located in the campus. This facility can be availed by the students. Therefore, those from outstations are advised to open their account with ICICI Bank or any other nationalised bank so that their ATM cards can be functional here.
Library. We have well-equipped Libraries for our students. Students are allowed to have ten books issued at a time, for a period of 15 days. Each Library subscribes to all the leading newspapers, periodicals, journals and international magazines. Students, faculty members and scholars are encouraged to recommend as many books of international standards as required by them. In case the books are not returned to the Library by the due date, a fine is charged as per instructions of the institute. A refundable Library deposit of Rs. 5000/- is required to be paid by each student at the time of admission.
Mess facilities will also be provided at a (“cost of approximately Rs. 3000/- (Rupees Three Thousand Only)) per month. The exact mess fee and menu thereof will be negotiated by the students’ body once they reach our location and once they are selected by the students. It is not compulsory as restaurants are also there adjacent to the campus. So it is left to the discretion of the students. The cost of mess facilities can also be covered from the bank loan, although it is not required to be remitted to us.
It is noticed that students generally don’t have their Breakfast before classes which is not good for their health. Probably, they get up late and rush to the class which starts at 8 a.m. It has therefore been decided that students will have to be forced to take breakfast and they will not be allowed to leave the class, once the classes have started. To ensure this, the only option open is to charge a fee for breakfast and to make it available in time. (“A sum of Rs.45/- per day) will be charged on account of Breakfast along with the Tuition Fee.
A state of the art gymnasium is situated in the hostel premises which can be availed by the students for a nominal fee.
It is the responsibility of the sports committee to ensure the well-being of the participants and encourage sports through a competitive spirit in the campus. Ordinarily, in today’s hectic schedule, it is quite possible that one may get stressed out. The best way to revitalize, is to spend some time with ‘mother nature’ for which a walking track is created in the campus.
Care of Students Living Outside The Campus
Students staying in the hired accommodations will be subjected to the disciplinary rules and regulations of their Institutes for all purposes. They may be periodically inspected by nominated staff members and Directors. The Institute, however, cannot take responsibility for their personal behavior or misconduct at any time outside its premises. Students are expected to devote their time to build a corporate career by maintaining self-discipline.
It is a cultural event in which all the four management institute of Sri Balaji Society, Pune compete for the ‘Rathininathammal Trophy’. This yearly event involves cultural, sports and management games/ other relevant competition, which are judged carefully. It gives an opportunities to every student to take part and showcase their talents. The winner of this event is awarded with a sum of Rs. 1,00,000 as the award money.
Submission of Degree Certificates
Students should submit the certified mark sheets of the qualifying degree examinations latest by 1st November 2016 failing which the admission may be cancelled automatically. In case any University has not declared the result until then, the Principal of the College where the student has studied should personally write to the Director of the Institute explaining the true situation and the Director will take appropriate actions with the guidance of the President, Sri Balaji Society, Pune. It will be the responsibility of the Director to ensure that only those who have submitted proof for their passing the graduate examination with qualifying marks are allowed to sit in the exam. In case the student fails in the qualifying degree examination, the admission will automatically get cancelled. No fee refund will be permissible in such cases. The mark sheets of 10th standard, 12th standard and graduation in original will be verified repeatedly by the authorities of Sri Balaji Society, Pune and will be compared with the marks reflected by the students in the application form for admission with us. In case, any discrepancy is discovered, at any stage, the admission of the student will be cancelled. No fee refund will be permissible in such cases.
It is possible that some students may have some examination after commencement of the course at Sri Balaji Society, Pune. In such cases, the students are allowed to go for their examination. It may be mentioned here that counting of attendance will start from the date of their joining in the institute.
Students should compulsorily wear the institute uniform for all the functions/ guest lectures/ workshops/ seminars. The cost of the uniform is Rs. 3,500/- which should be remitted at the time of admission.
(a) Imparting management education in a conventional manner for a few hours by the full time faculties alone cannot help the students to get holistic development to get into a fast track corporate career. In order to provide overall development to the students through various additional grooming process for long hours by good number of experts from outside/industry is warranted. Providing IT skills, personality development exercises, workshops, seminars, assessment centres, parties and various activities related to campus placements such as visits by experts and directors to industrial units in India and abroad, we are charging fee/ other charges as under:
Fee per annum Rs 3,30,000
(b) The payment should be made as per the following schedules:
(i) Rs. 55,000 (Rupees Fifty Five Thousand Only, including service tax) immediately within 10 days from the date of declaration of the merit list.
(ii) Rs. 2,83,000 (Rupees Two Lakhs Eighty Three Thousand Only) within 30 days on receipt of the admission letter.
(c) All the payments will be remitted through a bank draft drawn in favor of ‘The Director – Institute Name, Pune’ payable at Pune.
Management Quota Seats
15% of the seats are allotted to candidates who qualify the eligibility criteria at the discretion of the President, Sri Balaji Society, Pune with twice the prescribed fee. Allotment of these seats will be made only after declaration of the results for admission from all the selection centres. Those seeking management quota seats should mention the same in the application form and only the candidate or the parents are permitted to communicate directly with the management . Third party interference will disqualify the candidate. We have not appointed any agent and we will not accept the recommendations from any one. Therefore, paying money to any agent who may claim and act as if they are very close to the management or any one closer to the management will be doing so at their risk. Such dangerous people do exist, and in fact they even take advances giving invalid guarantee for admission. Such people simply gamble. Incase the student is selected on his/her merit they will say that they have got them the admission. Incase the candidate is not selected they may or may not return the money .In most of the cases they vanish. We have reports from the past that many were cheated. Therefore, we caution everyone not to depend on such characters, notwithstanding their positions, status or affiliations to anyone as many cases of cheating have been reported in the past.
Industry Sponsored Candidates
Five seats in each program are reserved for industry-sponsored candidates. These seats will be allotted to only those companies which are participating in our campus placements or which intend to participate in our campus placement program provided the candidates are qualifying the eligibility criteria. The Director – HR or Managing Director of the company will be required to write to the President, Sri Balaji Society, Pune for such admissions.
At the time of admissions, students have to submit a sum of Rs. 10,000 /- which can be spent by the Institute for emergency situations like hospitalization of students. This amount is refundable at the time of convocation subjected to submission of your “Campus Placement Experience” duly approved by the Director/ Dy. Director.
(a) Cost of the Prospectus and Application form is Non-Refundable.
(b) If the admission is cancelled before the commencement of the academic program, Rs. 1,000/- from the fees paid by the student will be deducted and the balance will be refunded.
(c) If admission is cancelled after joining the course and if the seat consequently falling vacant has been filled by another candidate, by last date of admission that is , one month from the date of commencement of the course, Rs. 27,083/- from the fees paid by the student will be deducted and the balance refunded .
(d) No refund is permissible after thirty days of the commencement of the course.
We are offering a few modules of SAP Training in our institutes, to a few selected students as an additional course for which a separate fee will be charged. This training will be provided by an external agency for a duration of 10-15 days. Only Engineers and preferably, those pursuing Systems specialization are eligible for the course. Although subject to availability of the facilities the same may also be extended to other disciplines.
Sri Balaji Society, Pune Alumni Association (SAA): Membership Fee
A life time membership fee of Rs. 25,000/- will be payable by each student. Payment of this amount will be payable as under :-
(a) First year : Rs. 15,000/-
(b) Second year : Rs. 10,000/-
Undertaking by the Students to be Counter Signed by Parents
Students may be required to proceed outstations, in groups for industrial visits at their own cost for a duration of one week during Aug. / Sep. 2016. They are also required to go for two months company project studies. They will also be required to move around the industrial belts in Pune and its neighbouring cities. The Institute can not take any responsibility for the safety and security of the students. They should take care of themselves, as the Institute cannot interfere in the privacy of students. Parents are therefore, required to exercise adequate control on their wards. However, the Institute will impose all the rules as mentioned in the prospectus and as may be considered necessary in the interest of discipline and growth of students. The students are required to submit an undertaking duly counter signed by their parents and two other witnesses.
In case of any queries related to admission, your communication channels are as under :-
Telephone: 020-6674 1235/36, 3063 1235/36
Fax : 020-6674 1234, 3063 1234
Sri Balaji Society, Pune Admission Cell
S. No. 55/2-7, Tathawade,
Off Mumbai – Bangalore Bypass
Pune – 411033.