SVIMS Alumni Association

26 Aug 2023Alumni Interaction by Ms. Calinta Lazarus on Financial Industry: Expectations Vs RealityProf Harshali Bhalerao32
1st September 2023Unlocking MBA Succces: Skills and Industry Insights by Ms. Meera Nair, Data Analyst, Graduate at Alfred H Knight (AHK) UKProf Harshali Bhalerao54

Association Registration details

Members of the Governing Body of SVIMS Alumni Association for A.Y.2023-24

Sr. No.Name of the MembersDesignationContact Number
1Ms. Darshika ChughPresident7378983703
2Ms. Bindiya Janak RangwaniVice-President7709252638
3Ms. Sonia Anil KaramchandaniSecretary7768095595
4Ms. Sameeksha Surjeet MakhijaniJoint-Secretary9890884989
5Ms. Priya Srichand SachdevTreasurer8983426332
6Ms. Monica Santaji JedheMember9890257269
7Dr. Prabha SinghMember9518938413

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Alumni Contribution

A.Y. 2023-24

Unlocking MBA Succces: Skills and Industry Insights by Ms. Meera Nair, Data Analyst, Graduate at Alfred H Knight (AHK) UK

Ms Meera Nair, Data Analyst, AHK, UK, spoke to the students on skills and expectations form the MBA students. She first narrated her journey from the first day of MBA till date, her job interview, her first day of job, etc. She explained how she upskilled herself by doing courses on data analysis so that she is aware of the latest trends in the field. She added that the industry expects certain skills like Leadership, Interpersonal, Communication, skills from the MBA students. She said that MBA students are expected to have a global perspective and ethical decision-making ability. They should be comfortable to work in teams, be resilient, continuous learner, innovative, adaptable and embrace diversity. MBA students should be good at networking as that’s the key to success today. Finally, she ended by suggesting the students take up additional courses in their field of interest, participate in co and extra-curricular activities and go out of the way to make the most of two years of MBA course.

Alumni Interaction by Ms. Calinta Lazarus on Financial Industry: Expectations Vs Reality

Ms. Calinta, Associate Wealth Manager at Deutsche Bank spoke on “Financial Industry: Expectations Vs Reality” on 26th August 2023, on the occasion of 12 Day Induction Program of the 2023-15 Batch. She explained about various opportunities in Financial Sector, like Financial Analyst, Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management, etc. She described her journey from MBA to her dream the job in Deustche Bank. She endorsed that any MBA students irrespective of their specialization, should have a very good knowledge of Excel, before they enter the company. She also explained the benefits of courses like FinTech, Power BI, Python, in the industry. While sharing her experiences. She pointed out that now-a-days promotions and increments are no more based on gender but on performance. She advised the students to be very careful and meticulous while doing the job and at the same time enjoy every bit of the work that they do.

Topic :-Power Your intelligent enterprise with SAP   By Ms. Komal Panjawani

26th November 2022

SAP, or Systems Applications and Products, is a widely-used enterprise resource planning (ERP) software SAP creates a centralized system for businesses that enables every department to access and share common data to create a better work environment for every employee in the company.

Since Sap is now an essential part of all business, an Alumni session was arranged on the Topic.


  • Ms. Komal Panjwani, SAP Consultant at TCS spoke in detail about SAP and its importance for Organizations.
  • She further told students about the SAP Courses, its fees and where it can be pursued. She mentioned that SAP software tries to integrate different departments and functions of the organizations into a single computer system. This helps in generating reports and analyzing data and other tasks of the departments.
  • She told the students about the job profiles and requirements from candidates, who want to pursue their career in this field.

Topic : Accept that You can Upgrade By Ms. Snigdha Das

26th November 2022

  • Ms Snigdha mentioned the importance of pursuing MBA. At the same time, she explained the importance of pursuing various courses for upskilling.
  • Ms Snigdha suggested that MBA students should know excel thoroughly, be good communicator, be prepared to work hard and for an extended time.
  • She further explained how it was important to attend college and lecture regularly.
  • To summarize she guided the first-year students about their MBA journey and expectations from the company.

Topic: ‘Plan-Analyze-Execute’

Roshani Ramchandani

Date: 24th March 2021

Roshani Ramchandani, (Alumni) System Analyst at Information Technology of Foodimentary India was invited to speak on the topic ‘Plan-Analyze-Execute’. She explained planning process of business activities and how planning of a business can reduce uncertainty. She has given example of project planning, effective project encapsulates, market analysis, technical analysis, financial analysis, Economical Analysis, and ecological analysis.

She explained the process by asking students to plan a trip to GOA with friends. Students gave several inputs, and a detailed discussion was held, and a proper trip plan was developed considering cost, mode of travelling, time of travelling, route, hotel stay, places to visit etc. She concluded by advising that proper planning is a must for a successful career and life.

Topic – Introduction to Cyber Security  

Date – 12 June 2021

Ms. Sameekasha, started her session with cybercrime and threats while using internet, smartphones, social media, and online meetings.

She enlightened students about the latest cyber threats —

  • Cloud vulnerability – enterprises are leveraging cloud applications and storing sensitive data related to their employees and business operations on the cloud.
  • AI-Enhanced Cyberthreats, AI Fuzzing
  • Smart Contract Hacking
  • Social engineering attacks like phishing have always been used by attackers to trick victims into surrendering sensitive information like login details and credit card information.
  • Deepfake- is a fake video or audio recording that cybercriminals use for illicit purposes.
  • Handing over the keys to the kingdom in terms of personal information, OTP, UPI payment, posting your activities on social media, etc.

She cautioned students against the above crimes and urged everyone to increase their level of awareness and education. She stated that one must never click on the links in the unknown messages, unknown offer link, responding to unknown mails with your personal details.

Her nuggets of wisdom:

Educate yourself on the importance of data protection and security protocols. Focus on cyber security awareness.

Create a unique and strong password combination and complement it with two-factor authentication to access the system.

Invest in cybersecurity tools like antivirus software, firewall, and other privacy tools to automatically scan threats. Install and update your antivirus software.

Topic – Job Opportunities in Risk Management

Date – 10 July 2021

Ms. Sonal Makhijani, Assistant Vice president, Credit Suisse, Pune – explained the concept of Risk management as the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization’s capital and earnings. These threats, or risks, could stem from a wide variety of sources, including financial uncertainty, legal liabilities, strategic management errors, accidents and natural disasters, IT security and data theft. Risk management strategies to alleviate these, have become a top priority for digitized companies.

She explained that a Risk Manager has to communicate risk policies and processes of an organisation;  develop  risk mitigation models;  provide research and analytical support and ensure that  controls are operating effectively. A risk manager has to make sure that the company only takes the risks that will help it achieve its primary objectives while keeping all other risks under control. 

Ms. Makhijani also spoke about career options in this space: 

  • Risk Analyst
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Loss Control Representative
  • Risk Consultant
  • Risk Control Consultant
  • Risk Management Consultant
  • Risk Manager
  • Business Risk Manager

SKILLS required for successful Risk Management:

  • Financial acumen
  • Analytical skills and an eye for detail
  • Industry and Market knowledge
  • Ability to endure and work under stress
  • Technical skills, negotiation skills and the ability to influence people
  • Good communication and presentation skills