The induction programme for SSMC Bangalore is an institute orientation programme for the incoming students giving them an overview of the media industry and an orientation about the institute where they would be spending two important years of their academic life. The incoming batch is educated of their activities in academic programme i.e. courses, credit based evaluation system, continuous assessment, sports and co-curricular activities, administrative rules and regulations. The faculty and the staff are introduced and the mentor system in explained to the students. The institute brings out a handbook every year for students, which contains exhaustive details about the programme, courses, academic calendar, grading system, amenities available in the institute, collaborations with international universities, health insurance, ragging awareness and other support services.
Induction Program 2017 at SSMC-B invited industry experts in the field of media and communication who shared their insights about the latest industry trends.
The event was honored by the presence of:
Dr. Aparna Hebbani (Dean Faculty of Media and Communication Design)
Dr. Triveni Goswami Mathur (Director SSMC-B)
Ms. Rama (CEO, ELCIA)
Ms. Archana Muthappa (GM- Corporate Communication Kempegowda International Airport)
Mr. G.V Krishnan (CEO, South India Head, Famous Innovations)
Ms. Laya Menon (Principal Partner, Mindshare)
Mr. Sam Panchmukhi (National Creative Strategist, Wizcraft)
Photo Novella – an activity that familiarizes the incoming batch to the welcoming ambiance of Symbiosis Bengaluru Campus. The photographs unfold the beautiful environment around the campus through the students lens.
Installation of the Students Council is a solemn affair held every year at SSMC-B, where the earlier council formally transfers the authority and responsibility to the newly appointed student council. The new student council thereafter takes an oath with full valor and pledge to work for the betterment of the institute. On the occasion of Installation 2017, Mr. Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Sr. VP – Marketing, United Breweries Limited shared his insights on ‘ Millennial and Real-life Experiences’. The incoming batch of 2017-2019 was introduced to various clubs of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Management of SSMC-B.
Institutional Social Responsibility
Our students are exposed to social responsibility projects through the year where they work under faculty guidance and use their skill sets to contribute towards social issues including in the areas of education, health, and other civic issues. These activities initiate them into better understanding of curricular subjects such as corporate citizenship or corporate social responsibility.
Our annual alumni meet, Reminiscence is a forum to reconnect our alumni with current students where they share their experiences and go down memory lane, reliving the past and renewing new commitments. The event gives an opportunity for the present students to rediscover, understand and rebuild their area of interest through their Alumni. It is an event where fun meets intelligence, experience meets novice that gives the students a real time scenario on what is trending in the market and where is the market lagging in terms of innovation.
Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence Development (SEED)-the entrepreneurship cell of SSMC-B was launched on July 8, 2016.
SEED aims to nurture an environment for creating an entrepreneurship culture in the campus and assisting budding entrepreneurs by providing them with necessary resources.
Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CEO, Biocon LTD, inaugurated SEED and delivered a keynote address on Entrepreneurship. She enlightened the students by sharing her journey on how she became an entrepreneur and her mantra for success.
She quoted “To me, Entrepreneurship is about taking the idea to the market and then shaping, validating and commercializing it.”
Mr. Shalabh Mittal CEO, School of Social Entrepreneurs India, Mr. Naveen Lakkur, Innovation coach, Strategic Consultant and Advisor, Mr. Samir Chaudhary, Founder Media Ant, Mr.Sanjay Anandram–Member Nasscom, TiE, IIM-Bangalore, and INSEAD business school, were the other speakers at the event, who helped kindle the flame of entrepreneurship in the minds of the students.
PRCI – Young Communicators Club Launched in SSMC-B
Symbiosis School of Media and Communication – Bengaluru (SSMC-B) believes in giving the best to its students with a blend of academics and industry insights. Recently, SSMC-B in association with the esteemed Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) launched its first chapter of Young Communicators Club (YCC) on 24th August 2017. It provides a platform for our young minds to be mentored by the industry professionals through various activities such as workshops, seminars, events and so on. PRCI comprises professionals in the field of Public Relations, Communication, and Advertising that align to the specialization offered at SSMC-B as a part of its MBA program in Communication Management. It’s an incredible opportunity for SSMC-B students to learn the best practices from PRCI and become an industry ready professional.