Friday, 22 September 2017

Panache 2017 : Annual Sports & Cultural event held on 19-20 Sept,2017

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

As a child when I was in school I used to look forward to getting dressed up and dancing for what we then used to call ‘Annual Day’. We all have been fascinated by the dances, acts, singing and so many other cultural activities that used to help us survive those monotonous routines in schools. Haven’t we? Has anything changed from school to college life? ‘Only the name’ of the event. In our college life we call it ‘Cultural Festival’ or ‘College Festival’. Unlike earlier times when everything used to be fed to us like in a spoon to a baby, here we had to find the proper spoon all on our own and make sure what we are feeding the audiences and us is worth the entertainment, energy and time!

The most talked about Cultural Festival “Panache 2017’ this time was a big hit as well. It was amazing to see how all the students took sometime from their daily presentations, internals exams, lectures, bunking some lectures (ofcourse after making sure they get attendance :p) succeeded in putting up a great show. No wonder Symbiosis is a brand when it comes to showcasing its students academically, but no only academically even in the extracurricular activities they are no less. It sounds impossible but giving every student a fair chance to showcase what talent they have got and then pick the best out of them is what I feel the faculty and the college believes in.

Every student waits for this two day program where he/she can pick up their hobbies and portray them as their talent. The program this year lasted for two days but the memories made will be lasting forever. There was a recreation evening where students and faculties warmed up with an energetic Aerobics, Zumba and Bhangda dance. It was so energetic that trust me there was some global warming condition in the court. Also, the best of all was watching the faculties with all the pumped up weird pressurized forced faces to pull the rope and the opposite team towards their ends for the “tug of war”( Why should only students have all the fun;)). That event took the cake baker and the bakery in the department of fun and entertainment. Which student would want to miss out on such an activity! 

90% of the people reading this right now would be dance lovers. Am I right? I guess I am because I am one of those. So the next day was filled up with group dances and talent hunt where we saw how amazingly talented university-mates we have. On a theme like ‘Legends of India’ people came out with such great performances that it was a treat for the eyes to watch. Where one person sings pure classical and gives goosebumps and the other forces us to get up from our seats to dance. Now, how many of us know the song ‘Aj Jane ki Zidd na karo’? Okay some of us! And how many know who has sung it? Ummm I guess very few, right? So here at Symbiosis we have had our international students singing such songs with all the warmth and feel and concluding the song with a ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. That feeling of belonging and amalgamation with different countries is beautiful.

So, it brings me immense pleasure to have witnessed one such beautiful event with such wide variety of talents. Thanking the college to allow us to equally participate and focus on extra curricular activities. I am sure such events refresh the students and keep their creativity going on rather than just forcing them to study.No bragging but I feel proud to announce how the MBA HHM (17-19) batch brought home all the prizes in both the cultural events ;).

We all have that child in us who loves to do something apart from the routine. Something that gives her a space for recreation, something that keeps her refreshed throughout their academics and such events and activities by the college has absolutely helped us stay active and perform better for future. Thank you Symbiosis for such an unforgettable experience.

Vruti Trivedi

2017-19 Batch

Monday, 11 September 2017



Organized in association with IIM Calcutta;
8th & 9th September 2017

A workshop on Investment risk analysis was conducted By IIM-C and for the
students of Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences on 8 th & 9th September 2017. The workshop gave insight about various financial topics like how to analyze risk and manage it. Risk analysis
is the basic requirement for any organization and thus is essential for students and budding
The sessions were conducted by Dr. C A Srikanth Parthasarathy. He is a visiting faculty of
finance at IIM-B, NMIMS, and SIBM- Bangalore and chief financing officer at Chakra Venture

Session 1 - The session started at 9 am with the inspiring shloka and self-introduction of Dr.CA

Srikanth Parthasarthy.As we were all new to the topic, sir started with what is Risk? Types of
Risk, Portfolio, concepts of alpha, beta and derivative, different economic crisis which took
place in past, their effects and how they were mitigated.
Session 2- This session included concept of volatility which is deviation from the average,
various graphs were shown explaining the change required with increase or decrease in it. Later
on sir talked about Bid-Ask- Spread that is the buy and sell rate, it indicates higher risk if spread
increases over the year. We were also introduced to the concept of efficient market hypothesis,
Junk bond, Masala bond and Co-variance which is important component of Risk Estimation. The
session ended with summarization of topics covered followed by lunch break.
Session 3- The session included explanation of important risk estimation techniques like VAR
(value at risk) and stress testing adopted by organizations.
The session ended with the statement “Risk is observable but often not observed”

The first half of the day started with Dr. C A Srikanth Parthasarathy chanting a short prayer “to
let the light remove the darkness and to let the light of wisdom shine upon us”. Sir gave a brief
recap of the topic covered on the previous day of the workshop and then went on to give a gist of
the day’s upcoming schedule.
The first topic of the day was Leverage, where he talked about what is leverage, equity and
debts. This was followed by a tea break. Later in the day, he talked about risk parameters which
included market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and operational risk. Sir finished the talk after
briefly explaining about assets and liabilities.
In the second half of the day, twenty-two students of symbiosis institute of health sciences gave a
two- minute summary each about their understanding and learnings from the two day workshop.
Out of these twenty two students the five best performers (Dr. Mariya Khan, Ms.Vanshika
Sengar Dr. Supriya Sharma, Dr. Priyanka Shetye, and Ms. Anshi John) were selected for the
final CARPE- DIEM event to be held at IIM-C in January 2018.The day ended after Dr
Srikanth’s note of appreciation and a photograph with the participants to commemorate the

The students actively participated in the workshop as investment risk management is a tool that
is required in every organization. The Workshop was an educational one leaving an impact on
students .It stressed upon how important it is to observe and estimate risk so that the planning to
mitigate the same can be done. The workshop threw light upon a topic that was new to the
students. The students were thrilled and actively participated .They appreciated efforts made by
Dr Srikanth to make them understand the tough concepts with simple relatable examples.

1) This type of workshop should be conducted frequently as it helps to update our knowledge of
other fields like finance.
2) The duration of the workshops could be longer for better insight of the topics.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Another Successful Road Trip -By Vanshika Sengar, MBA(HHM) 2017-19 batch student

Another Successful Road Trip
-By Vanshika Sengar
MBA(HHM) 2017-19 batch

"Another successful road trip" - says the wanderer to herself.
Road trips have always given her the zeal which no other thing could.
Rajasthan- which is said to be a hot state and barren land was not expected to be so beautiful in
The sunrise and sunset mesmerized her and left her speechless. The narrow lanes of Jodhpur, the
bapu market of Jaipur, the city palace of Udaipur and the camel ride (on a night safari!) of same
desert (Jaislmer), all of these beautiful places blend perfectly to the create one of the most
wonderful experiences anyone could ever have. The wanderer felt so excited to have experienced
the spellbinding energy of this magical place.
No wonder INDIA is a land of mystery, adventures and surprises.
"If only I could make the time stop, if only I could capture all the wonders of nature, if only I
could stay a little longer..."; these were the only words popping up in her mind…the only words
that sifted through her thoughts for a while.
Alas she is a wanderer – a born traveler, she cannot stay, and she is bound to leave.
"Maybe some other day…Maybe some other time, I will come back here"; promised the wanderer
to herself.

Friday, 1 September 2017

SIHS student bags prize in National conference

Dr. Bhupinder Singh, Student of MBA (HHM) 2017-19 batch presenting paper at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, india on 5th National Conference on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety.
Dr. Bhupinder won the 3rd Prize.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Symbiosis celebrates International Student’s Day and organized Blood Donation Drive..

Symbiosis celebrates International Student’s Day on 31 st July 2017 with fervor and gaiety. Multiple social and cultural events were organized, most significant of which is Blood Donation Drive arranged simultaneously at all campuses of Symbiosis in Pune and the campuses at NOIDA, Nashik,Bangalore and Hyderabad.

(Standing L-R) Dr. Alaka Chandak, Director-Symbiosis Centre of Health Care; Prof. S. B. Mujumdar – Founder and Chancellor, Symbiosis International University with blood donors.

(Standing L-R) Dr. Bharat Powdwal, Faculty-Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences; Dr. Alaka Chandak, Director-Symbiosis Centre of Health Care; Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Vice Chancellor-Symbiosis International University; Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean-Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences; Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor-Symbiosis International University; Dr. Manisha Ketkar, Director-Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance; Dr. Parag Rishipathak, Deputy Director- Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences.

This year Blood Donation Drive was arranged by Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC), Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) and Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON).
The promotion of the Blood Donation Drive was done, across all campuses and locations of Symbiosis, in three stages – Awareness, breaking down the myths and encouraging blood donation through Poster Competition, street Plays and conducting motivational campaigns prior to the drive. Additionally, donors who were donating blood for the third time in a row were presented with a small token of appreciation in the form of brooch.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Blood Donation Drive (BDD) Special: A Crimson memory by Ms. Ravneet Kaur, MBA(HHM)

His body is getting pale and cold. He is very silent today.
“Won’t you speak with your mom? Rohan? It’s me, bacha, your mom. My sweetie pie, mom is
here. Look your dad is coming. He will get you blood. We won’t let anything happen to you.”
Rohan’s mother cursed the bus that hit him. She was shocked - shocked to see so much blood.
Shocked to see so much red… “Why isn’t the blood stopping” she asked out loud. “Doctor
please save my child. I cannot live without him.”
I can hear her cries. Each cry pierces and digs deep inside me. Her son got hit by a bus while
coming from home from school. He lost so much of blood. I can see his father rushing around to
blood banks in search of blood. His blood is not that rare to be found but they are still not getting
it. This little kid who doesn’t know what death is,is struggling with life.
His father was too late. His body now lies numb. His mother now curses herself. The
silence…that killing silence is haunting. She is still by her son but those cries are now lost
somewhere. She found herself amidst all that red. From there she was taken back to a memory. A
memory that would now become a crimson image that would burn before her eyes whenever she
shut them.
Many months ago she was approached by someone…a student, a social worker, a stranger…she
could not remember. It did not matter to her at that point. All that mattered was Rohan. She was
too busy buying him a gift. She was approached to be informed about a blood donation drive.
She listened kindly and then rushed home. She ignored the opportunity. Now she curses herself.
She curses the ignorance that she believed cost her the life of her son.
I wonder how many people have done the same. Now she is dying very slowly. She is praying
for her son. She is praying for someone to stop time so she could get blood for her son. That one
ignorance charged her with her son’s life.

-Ravneet Kaur
MBA HHM (2017-19)

Donate Blood, Save Life. Appeal by Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, FOHBS