Students Council consisting of class representatives’ Secretaries of cultural, Technical and Sports Committees, General Secretary, Joint General Secretary and lady representative organize various activities with support of faculty and staff.
Colloquium is the student-industry interface at MPSTME, which exposes students to the much accredited views of highly successful people across different industries.
In our quest to bring a unique perspective to technical and management education, we at NMIMS – MPSTME have a very strong thrust on the development of industry linkages through the guest lecture series which helps in imparting practical insights to the students. Following the huge success of Colloquium at NMIMS, the same model was applied at MPSTME, with the formation of Colloquium – MPSTME on July 6, 2007.
The major objectives of Colloquium are to help students meet their long-term needs as maturing professionals as well as their immediate needs upon entering their profession.
Colloquium aims at bringing the students in touch with the leaders of today’s corporate world, to mentor the students and thus help them take charge of tomorrow.
The word TECHNICAL refers to ‘knowledge and proficiencies required in the accomplishment of engineering, scientific, or any specific task’.
The Technical Committee of SVKM’S NMIMS MPSTME is a group of technically efficient teachers and students who work towards enhancing as well as discovering technical abilities in students by organizing various workshops and competitions like technical quiz & debugging competition under the guidance of experts who share their knowledge with students.
“The culture of an individual, comprising positive personality, strength and vision to excel in life, is cultivated through events and people around them.”
‘Zistatva’, the Cultural Committee of MPSTME endeavors to nurture the spirit of dynamism, unity, strength of character and sportsmanship in the students. In its relentless pursuit of bringing the talents of its students to the fore, the committee regularly organizes several competitions throughout the year, including an annual mega national level college fest at the end of each academic year. The competitions include the annual literary events, performing arts, management events and creative events which include debates, quizzes, creative writing competitions, singing talent hunt, dance competitions, painting competitions, tattoo making and much more. Every year the committee organizes events like Freshers’ Party, Dandiya Raas, Chocolate Day, Traditional Day etc. The Cultural Committee is a committed team of faculty members and cultural supervisors who guide and help the students to cater to their aesthetic urges.
Sattva, the grand annual festival of MPSTME, is a five-day mega festival consisting of Technical, Management and Cultural events. The festival includes many professional workshops as well. The festival is entirely managed and run by the students.
The Sports Committee is concerned with organizing various intra-college sports events throughout the year and encouraging more and more students to participate in many indoor & outdoor sports activities which include cricket, football, volleyball, chess, carom and badminton tournaments at various levels.
It also organized its 1st Annual Sports Meet at Andheri Sports Complex on December 24, 2008, which was a grand success
CSI Student Chapter
The ‘Computer Society of India’ – NMIMS chapter was started in the year 2005 as a professional body where IT professionals could meet and exchange their views and information, to learn and share ideas. CSI – NMIMS chapter has over 35 members on date. The activities aspire towards increasing innovativeness in technical domains and thereby broadening the horizons of the students’ minds. The activities include seminars, guest lectures, workshops, etc.
TAQNEEQ provided the students a stage to portray their talent and creativity under various technical events and eclectic events. The festival also endorsed social causes under Corporate Social Responsibility. Other major events organized by the CSI student branch in this academic session include Robotics Workshop in association with Technophilia Systems. A seminar by the CSI Microsoft Special Interest Group, Mr. Siddharth Prakash, Programme Manager, India MSP Programme, delivered a lecture on .NET fundamentals and next generation Web Technologies like Silverlight.
Taqneeq – ’08
SRF NMIMS MPSTME
NMIMS believes that social responsibility is a key contributor to progress and hence the institute has courses designed to sensitize young managers to their social responsibility. As an outcome of this social sensitization process, students in 2003 formed “Social Responsibility Forum” (SRF), a voluntary association of students.
SRF is active throughout the year, constantly organizing events, drives, movie shows, undertaking consultation for NGOs etc. The cell has grown from 4 active members in 2003 – 2004 to 150 members in 2008-09.
Our mission is “to organize consolidated campaigns for social causes and welfare at the district, city, state and eventually national level and to offer our consultancy services to NGOs to enhance their management and functioning.”
Few Achievements in 2008-09
- Successfully organized the Bihar Flood Collection Drive
- Larsen and Toubro Infotech
- Blood Donation Drive: Contributing 192 units of blood for 2 major hospitals, namely Bombay Hospital and Hinduja Hospital.
The Editorial Board
The Editorial Board (EdBoard), MPSTME’s official “Publishing House”, was formed back in 2006-07. It comprises dedicated students who work round the year, pasting together snippets of life at MPSTME, new and upcoming technology, current affairs, industry – and academia-related content, reviews, poetry, (digital) art, trivia, quizzes, polls, guest articles etc.
A faculty panel of prominent names in NMIMS streamlines our activities with its experience and expertise in various fields.
The EdBoard has three prestigious publications to its name
- “Verve” – The Annual Magazine
- “Pulse” – The Trimesterly Newsletter
- The Annual Graduation Yearbook – for graduating students
NMIMS IEEE Branch
The NMIMS IEEE student branch was started in the year 2006 with initial student strength of over 80. The branch is affiliated to the IEEE Mumbai section. The branch consists of a dedicated group of students who aim to gain exposure to new technical advancements for greater career opportunities, through team meets and various other events, held regularly, to keep themselves abreast with the latest developments in cutting-edge technology.
ISME Student Chapter
MBA (Tech.) has a student’s chapter of Indian Society of Manufacturing Engineers (ISME) with member strength of 90 students.
The society works in the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Management (MEM) and aims to provide
- Advance knowledge in MEM
- “Pulse” – The Trimesterly Newsletter
- The Annual Graduation Yearbook – for graduating students
- Promotion and active engagement in research, publication & dissemination of knowledge related to the field
The Placement Committee is a student activity to complement the faculty endeavors for arranging placements for students. It works towards recognizing the core competencies of students to better serve the interests of their batch mates. In order to accomplish Industry-Institute interaction, it organizes technical talks and national seminars to provide a platform for the budding managers to interact with professionals from various industries.
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management is a key thrust area for the MBA (Tech.) programme being conducted by SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to be University’s MPSTME. PMI (Project Management Institute) is a worldwide apex body of PM Professionals with Chapters all over the world. PMI & MPSTME jointly organized their first major event on 18th Oct. 2008 at SANTOKBA hall, Ville Parle (W), which was presided over by Dr. Jayant P. Gandhi, In-charge, MPSTME. Mr. Steven L. Fahrenkrog, PMI VP-Regional Development, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and delivered a lecture on “Value of PM”. The highlight of the event was the launching of a Students Branch of PMI – Mumbai Chapter in MPSTME campus, the likes of which has never been seen before.
The Economic & Business Environment Cell
Conceptualized in August 2008, the cell aims at catering to the requirements of senior batches that have gone past cultural festivals and events and need more grilling activities that help shape their personalities, develop soft skills, thereby preparing them for the grueling corporate world.
Also called ‘ebec’, the cell is working on various events that require students to have thorough knowledge of the ongoing Economic and Business activities, encouraging students to be well informed of the contemporary scenario.
The goal is to carve a way through by organizing freshly conceptualized events that benefit both the students and the institution, under the guidance and support of our faculty in-charge.
The finance cell of NMIMS Deemed to be University’s Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering (MPSTME) is a students’ body which organizes events based on financial themes like guest lectures from industry experts like Mr. Bharat Banka, CEO & MD of Aditya Birla Capital Advisors, Mr. Jitin Khera, VP of HSBC India etc. Events like virtual stock market, management simulation games, case study competition & panel discussions, envisage to keep students abreast with latest happenings in corporate and financial world.
The prime objective of the cell is to provide an insight into the various aspects of marketing and develop the required skills and talents for budding techno managers to excel in this field. The main activities that the cell undertakes throughout the year include seminars by personalities from the corporate sector, marketing and advertising workshops, ad-designing, case competitions, paper presentations, brand quizzes and much more.
The cell was inaugurated on 11th December 2008 by Mr. Ajay Sharma, Regional Head (west), JSW Steel. He conducted a lecture on the need for marketing and the role of marketing at the time of recession.
Learning is an active process. We learn by doing. – Dale Carnegie