Zen is a student driven initiative aiming to create measurable impact in sanitation in the bottom of the pyramid. The project has been active for over 3 years and mobilized 26 volunteers to date to the cause. The organization focuses on awareness generation and delivery of sanitary napkins to individuals from poorer sections of the society. Through collaboration with Teach for India and a manufacturer, the organization has delivered napkins to over 2000 girls and conducted sessions in close to 40 schools. The organization is also expanding its presence in the bottom of the pyramid through collaborations with MAD and self-help groups. Furthermore, the organization is working on undertaking research projects with the intent of shedding further light on the state of sanitation in the city and its suburban regions
Aditya Kovvali has stood second in an essay writing competition organized by SJMSoM, IITB( Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.) . Congratulations Aditya.
Samrat Raja bagged the title of Mr Talented in Oppo Pune Times Fresh Face 2017 Finale. Congratulations Samrat
"Zen" an Entrepreneurship project
Another achievement adds to the glory of SCMS Pune.
It gives us immense pleasure to congratulate our third year student Joel John who has won a start-up competition organized by Barclays through their startup wing - Rise .Rise Mumbai will provide a physical site for innovative fintech companies, offering a co-working environment, world-class event spaces and meeting rooms. The Mumbai site, located in Peninsula Business Park at Lower Parel.
His concept focused on reduction of migrant remittance fee from 20 percent to 3 percent while ensuring capital mobility in remote regions and affordable foreign exchange rates. He was selected from a pool of 600 candidates, of which 15 were selected to fly to Mumbai last week and 3 were chosen as winners. I receive a prize money of 200,000 Rupees and an offer to build upon the project with assistance from the bank and industry experts in the coming months.
Rise is the world's most prestigious fintech programme with a funding rate of above 90 percent. Start-ups under Rise have raised over 600 crores in the last year alone. What makes it unique is that the organization brings together regulatory bodies, banking authorities and entrepreneurs under one roof - enabling disruption to occur at a much faster pace.
Sarthak Pandya has been selected for YES FOUNDATION Media for Social Change Fellowship opportunity in association with ISDI-WPP School of Communication. It is a high impact fellowship to develop socially conscious youth leadership supported by International Advertising Association, India Chapter and YES BANK.
Aditya Gupta has been selected for a cultural project in Portomaggiore, Italy by AIESEC.The project is supported by the Italian Ministry of Education and he will be asked to prepare and deliver lessons about several topics based on the 17 Global Goals promoted by AIESEC and United Nations.
It is with great pride once again that our SCMS-Pune Students have brought glory to the Institute. Mr Vishal Keswani has been selected from more than 400 students across 100 Universities to represent our country. On behalf of entire SCMS family I wish Vishal Heartiest Congratulations and All the best. May God bless you.
The team of SCMS was adjudged the 'Rookie of the Year' nationwide, and was awarded the 'Spirit of Enactus 2015' award at the National Competition held in New Delhi this year. They have also received a grant of Rs. 40,000 from BlueDart.
Enactus SCMS, Pune started 8 months ago, with a vision to empower an underprivileged women community of 6, and make an entrepreneurial change.
Atharv is a business and cultural fest of IIM Indore. A contingent of 9 from our college battled it out with the very best, in events like Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Quiz. Our Students bagged the winners’ trophy in the Marketing event- Dhruv Arora, Prashant Maheshwari, Finance event –Shantanu Gupta, Akash Gupta and came second in Business Quiz- Keyur Shah, Aatman Pawar.
South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) in association with UNERTIA has launched the Handprint Challenge: a sustainability challenge for colleges in Asia Pacific supported by UNEP.
Our project of 10 team members from the college has been selected to be one of the 20 finalists. We will be receiving a seed funding of about 650$ to further help implement our action plans.
Name of the Project: Catch the Rain drop
Project details- Feasibility study of Rainwater harvesting in Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus, Pune
Approximately, 2060 students (national and international) learn in this campus. PMC supplies 18,000 litres of water everyday (as per campus administration) which is stored in the sump tank with a storage capacity of 100000 litres. To fulfil the needs, campus administration purchases 7-8 tankers of 12,000 litres capacity of water daily, at the cost of Rs. 1200 per tanker.
Attempt will be made to find out the solutions or remedies so as to decrease the amount of water that is being purchased everyday Major outcome of the project will be to check feasible solutions in consent with Symbiosis Society for rainwater harvesting in campus Also, various events are being conducted, including a Street Play and an Oath taking event to increase awareness about rainwater conservation among the students and the staff.
The project is being carried out under the guidance of Mr. Yogesh Pisolkar, faculty, SCMS. We are also in regular touch with Col. Dalvi, Director of Parjanya Rainwater Consulting and are also taking help of groundwater Survey and Development Agency, Government of Maharashtra, Pune.
Under the project, the team members also got a chance to visit the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Campus, Tuglakabad, Delhi. The organisation works for the water sewage related issues. It is a great achievement by the students to have been selected at the international level, representing the college as well the country.