June 3rd was the day when I reached Pune and registered for the hostel. After arriving at the SIC campus, I was awestruck by the beautiful surroundings and hostel facilities. I Could feel that SCIT was going to be my second home. The next day, June 4th, was the day when the Induction programme was held. The auditorium was filled with young and energetic to-be MBA graduates (I was proud to be one among them!) and anxious parents. First, we were played a movie on Symbiosis group of institutions, followed by the one about SCIT. Once, the chief guest and other dignitaries arrived, Director, Dr.R.Raman began his welcome address.
Our Director gave an enlightening speech about the course in MBA-IT Business Management and its scope. He also beautifully explained the priorities of the two-year residential programme and how the students can ably manage time. His address to the crowd was scintillating , which left the faces of the students and parents glowing with excitement. We wished that his speech never came to an end.
Next, the gathering was addressed by the Principal Director of Symbiosis Society, Dr.Vidya Yeravdekar, where she appreciated our director for his wonderful speech. She also said that she was overwhelmed with the discipline that the students maintained through the programme. This was followed by the addressing by Dr.Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, SIU, who has been a key member to witness the growth of the institution over the years.
Then, there came our Chief guest Mr.Abhilash Verma, Director, Citrix, who was an alumnus of SCIT. He gave a thought provoking speech which influenced all of us to a great extent. He gave us the tips and hints to the paths that would lead to success . While, he is a successful manager himself , he owes all of it to the college that provided him the right kind of education.
Finally, the program came to an end by a vote of thanks by our Deputy Director, Dr. Dhanya Pramod. Then, while everyone dispersed , I stepped out of the auditorium, saw clear the bright sky and told myself, “Mighty mighty SCIT!”.