SYMBIOSIS-the word itself says a lot. I was in Pune for 4 years. I have done my engg in Pune itself. So as a Punekar I know what the name SYMBIOSIS carries with it. Well Pune is nothing but the home for education. In Marathi it goes like Shikshanache Maher-Ghar. There are lots of institutions in pune but the real craze is for symbiosis and becoming a part of symbiosis family-A perfect Symbian…The exam is there off-course to get an admission in this institute. I cleared the exam and got selected in one of the best institute of SIU–SCIT-A Premiere IT Business School…
I was at home for longer period of time waiting to join the institute with much more excitement. Finally the day came-4th June-the induction day at SCIT. I was very nervous as it was my may be last first day in college. I entered the college and went to the auditorium where the program was scheduled. I interacted with some of my batch mates. The one thing I noticed was the diverse nature of the institute. The best students from all over the India got the chance to represent the big institute-SCIT.
The outline for the day was- The lecture by the director R. Raman followed by Vice chancellor and then vice chairman and finally by the alumni of the SCIT. At first we were shown a short film on Symbiosis which elucidated the vision of our founder director and how symbiosis came into existence. Then we were shown some more videos regarding SCIT and various achievements of students of SCIT.
The official program started with the lighting of the lamp. The first one to speak was Mr. R. Raman-The Director of SCIT. As he started speaking I literally got the goose bumps and it was really great. The motivation with the help of examples and demonstrations was really awesome. He gave a clear cut idea of what is there in store for us in next 2 years. One line got the attention which all SCITans never going to forget- “Don’t break the rules and if you want to break the rules then Break the rules but don’t get caught.”
The next one in line was The Vice Chancellor of SIU-Dr. Rajani Gupte. She made us to realize why we are here and how we can help symbiosis by taking its name at the global level. She gave us the Do’s and Don’ts Mantras for the 2-years of college. The Principal Director- Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar made us to feel like a family. A home away from home-The SCIT punch line. Finally The Alumni of SCIT-Abhilash Sharma who took us through the 2 years of SCIT and afterlife. That was really awesome experience which gave the glimpse of the corporate life after MBA.
The session was planned superbly. First Director motivated us then Vice Chancellor gave us the perspective of the SCIT as a part of SIU followed by the Principal Director, who made us a member of the Symbiosis family and then the Alumni of SCIT made to realize how one from family can represent the name of Symbiosis at the corporate level.
The program was ended with singing of the national anthem. The first day at SCIT was a wonderful experience which will always be with me for the whole life.
Finally few lines as A SCITan
We are proud to be a SCITan ,
And we have made this declaration.
We aspire to step ahead with great determination,
All we need is a bit of dedication.
Just think of the day,
When we would only be a ray.
So let’s join our hands to sustain,
Unity in diversity we promise to maintain.
MIGHTY MIGHTY SCIT!!!