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Session On Mindfulness

How to bounce back from difficult life events? How to withstand adversity? Many of these pertinent questions were addressed by Fr. Dr. Rajeev Michael, Clinical Psychologist, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Manjummel in his insightful session organised for the students of SMS. The workshop incorporated a lot of stress-relieving exercises, while also communicating the benefits of practicing ‘Mindfulness.’ The session imparted tried-and-tested tools to enable resilience in the face of stress and emotional turmoil.

PMIK Academic forum orientation at SMS

The Project Management Institute of Kerala (PMIK) Academic Forum Orientation session was held on 20th September 2023 at the School of Management Studies, CUSAT. The session was addressed by PMIK President Harikuttan and PMIK Vice President- Branch Operations Priyesh. This event not only inspired attendees but also fostered an engaging and interactive atmosphere. The session was mainly about the importance of the Project Management Institute and the vast number of opportunities being open to the students as part of the same.

Onboarding Programme for MBA 2023

The School of Management recently hosted a week-long induction training program for the 2023-2025 batch, setting the stage for an exciting academic journey ahead. The programmes encapsulated blending of learning and fun for participants as they familiarized themselves with the SMS campus and resources.

KMA Student chapter Inauguration

KMA SMS students chapter was formally inaugurated on Dec 1 2022 in the presence of dignitaries such as our Hon. Vice chancellor Sri K N Madhusoodhanan , Honourable chief guest SMT Nirmala Lilly, president of KMA who is a renowned professional and has took up so many leadership roles in various organizations. The occasion was also graced by the presence of Mr. Naveen Philip CEO of Popular Mega Motors. The programme was an incredible opportunity for the students to witness and hear the words of wisdom of the dignitaries regarding the importance of KMA for all the aspiring management students as well as how it is going to be a milestone for School of Management studies CUSAT.

PMI Academic Forum Inauguration

The Project Management Institute (PMI) Kerala chapter launched its academic forum at the School of Management Studies.The event commenced with a cordial welcome address from Mr. Harikuttan K, the President of PMI Kerala, followed by a Presidential Address from Dr. Jagathy Raj V. P., the Director of the School. The Honorable Vice-Chancellor of CUSAT, Dr. K.N Madhusoodanan, delivered the Inaugural Address, followed by the recognition of office bearers and membership distribution. The event was followed by a networking lunch, providing an excellent opportunity for participants to build relationships. The collaboration between PMI and CUSAT promises a platform for young and talented minds to advance their careers in project management.

Two-day expedition to Banglore

MBA Full-time and Part-time students of School of Management Studies, CUSAT embarked on a two-day expedition to Bangalore, where they had the incredible opportunity to explore the bustling metropolis and gain invaluable insights from industry leaders. Among their most memorable stops was a visit to IKEA, a titan in the world of furniture retail. The group also had the pleasure of indulging in some luxurious retail therapy at the UB City Mall, before venturing to Freshot, a pioneering startup that has developed a truly innovative product - the world's first Idily bot, which promises to revolutionize the food industry.

Industrial Visit-A Trip To Manali

The School of Management Studies CUSAT organized an annual industrial visit for second-year MBA students to Delhi and Manali. The trip provided practical applications of classroom concepts in the tourism industry and exposure to industries adapting to different cultures and ecologies. The journey lasted 66 hours and offered valuable insights and interactions with various industries and corporates. The trip was a success, with students returning with practical knowledge and unforgettable memories.


14 day Induction Programme

SMS organized a 14 days Induction Training Program (ITP) for the newly joined MBA students in the month of August 2022. The program was inaugurated by Shri. Anoop P Ambika (Chief Executive Officer, Kerala Start-up Mission) and Shri. Kamal Krishnan P S [Assistant Vice President (Response), Times of India] was the Guest of Honor. With a view towards upskilling and orienting freshers towards the rigour of the MBA programme and our institution in specific, innovative programs like hands-on Simulation Training, Outbound Training, Theatre based Training and professional excellence training were incorporated in the Induction Training exercise.

One day workshop on Dining Etiquette

The Dining Etiquette training session is an initiative of School of Management Studies, CUSAT offered in connection with the Managerial Skill Development programme offered for students.

The current years session was hosted at Courtyard by Marriott Kochi under the watchful guidance of Mr. Naveen Dogra - a veteran in the hospitality sector. Mr. Dogra started off the session by explaining the must-knows of dining etiquette. This was followed by practice sessions using different dining utensils and cutlery sets.