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Report on Udbodhana Series
Topic: Goods & Services Tax
Date: 01.08.17

The first lecture under the Udbodhana Series for the academic session 2017-18 was on the topic ‘One Nation, One Tax- Goods & Services Tax. The chief speaker was CA Tarun Agarwal. He delivered the lecture for nearly ninety minutes followed by question answer session. The focus of his speech was on the need for constitutional amendments and the synchronization of twenty nine state government, two union territories and one central government. He also deliberated on the administration, migration and transitory issues. He categorically stated the immense benefit of this tax for the consumers, business entities and the government which will accrue in the medium and long run. This session was also attended by PDG Rtn. Sibabrata Dash, IAS Retd. And Mrs. Niharika MIshra. The meeting was chaired and moderated by principal, Dr. Sandip Ghosh. 148 students along with all the teachers were present. It was held in the college auditorium.

STATE TOPPERS IN B.COM ANNUAL utkal UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION

In an outstanding and exhilarating performance of talent, B.Com Final Year students of SAI International College of Commerce, Bhubaneswar – Nikhil Bhushan Singh and Manas Agarwal have emerged as state toppers in Utkal University B.Com Annual Examination results published on 24th April 2017. Their scintillating performance of brilliance and excellence has made SICC proud in the state and national forum. Nikhil Bhushan Singh secured 75.2% to top Accounting Honours and Manas Agarwal secured 77% to top Management Honours, in the state. This performance driven attitude and spirit of our students has made them passionate about learning and will craft them as able and efficient leaders of future. This ground breaking achievement of our students will set them as examples of tomorrow and inspiration yardsticks etched in eternity. With an endeavour to add more feathers to the cap and many more miles to go, the SAI International Group is looking forward to retain its crowned position and strive for new heights.

Sicc Summer internship 2017

SICC in an endeavour to provide multifaceted learning experience and foster the spirit of social change encourages its students to venture beyond classroom, interact and collaborate with the brightest brains in the country. Participation in seminars, conferences, industrial trips, study tours, competitions and college fests broadens their knowledge horizon to uphold the dynamic standards of our country and state.
In order to keep up this endeavour, Summer Internship Programme 2017 was designed. Through this, our students are able to get a genuine experience of the corporate world for enhancing their skills as well as for excelling in future. Summer Internship Programme 2017 is a four week programme to keep up the spirit of our students for experiencing education beyond syllabus. The students are doing Summer Internship 2017 for many reputed corporate honchos like National Thermal Power Corporation, Samaj, Times of India, National Aluminium Company Limited, Motilal Oswal Securities Pvt Ltd, Gupta Power Infrastructure Ltd. Internship in the areas of Human Resource, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Editorial and Media will give the students an insight into the corporate world and prepare them for their professional venture in the future.
The performance driven spirit of our students makes them passionate about learning and dedicated doers of their task.

SICC STUDENTS AWARDED AS EMERGING LEADERS

Bhavan’s Centre for Communication and Management (BCCM), inaugurated by former president of India Late Sri R. Venkatraman, provided a platform to students for exhibiting their talent towards future leadership excellence on 26th November 2016 by organising Bhavan’s Emerging Leader’s Contest. The contest was won by B.Com students of SAI International College of Commerce (SICC) who performed in an outstanding manner amongst other participants from Utkal University, Maharshi College of Natural Law, Kalinga College of Commerce, DAV School of Business Management and Trident Academy of Creative Technology namely.
The event compromised of group competitions like Treasure Hunt, Drama, Antakshari, Business Quiz and solo activities like Situation Analysis and English Debate Competition. SICC students Chandrasekhar Pradhan and Aditya Pattnaik won second prize for Business Quiz; Seebangi Dhal and Akanksha Pani won second prize for Atankshari; Akanksha Pani and Soyaam Samparna secured second position for Situation Analysis and Debate Competition respectively and Tamanna Priyadarshini also stood second in singing competition.
With jury members being professionals from academics and corporate world and talented participants coming from across the state, it wasn’t a cakewalk for the SICC students. SICC’s unceasing strive to develop leaders and managers with innovative altitude, creative ideas in this digitalised and competitive world has proved beneficial for the students as they gained exposure and deeper insights of practical corporate world.

SICC INDUSTRIAL TRIP

At SICC, Industrial trips are specially designed to industries, plants, factory sites, manufacturing centres and ports to bridge the gap between classroom teaching and practical working environment. Industrial trips are responsible for bringing about intangible changes in the personalities of students and their perception about execution of actual field work. The whole idea is to encourage learning through observation of industrial practices aligned with the aim of conditioning the students in different professional fields.
In order to keep up the endeavour of multifaceted learning experience, Abhyiaan (SICC’s trips and tour committee) organised an industrial trip to Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd (NINL) located at Duburi, Jajpur on 17th March 2017. B.Com First Year students accompanied by faculty members visited the integrated Iron and Steel Plant which is also India’s largest exporter of pig iron catering to the needs of pig iron in Eastern, Central and Northern parts of India.
Mr. Soumitri Panda, Manager (HR) along with other engineers took the students on a tour around the plant and briefed them about the various processes through which the raw material (coal) passes in order to become the finished product (pig iron). The students had a look around the Raw-Material-handling-System, Coke oven, Sinter Plant, Blast Furnace, Steel melting Shop, Power Plant and Quality Control Laboratory. The students also witnessed that NINL has its own captive power plant to meet the internal power requirement and air separation unit for producing oxygen, nitrogen and argon.
The tour within the manufacturing site lasted for about five hours i.e. from 11am to 4pm. The industrial visit was an enriching experience for the students as they got a live exposure of the manufacturing process in an Iron and Steel plant. The processes, systems and procedures involved helped the students to gain genuine insight about state-of-the-art of technology. The students had a close view of the manufacturing site to enhance their conceptual skills in industrial entrepreneurship.

SICC organises inter-college English debate competition

In an effort to unleash the potential and wisdom of budding debaters in the state, SICC organized an Inter-college English Debate Competition in collaboration with Cuttack Management Association (CMA) on 23rd March 2017. The topic "Demonetization - Boon or Bane", on recent economic scenario urged the participants to bring out different angles and perspectives of Demonetisation. The young aspirants went ahead a great deal to put up a brainstorming debating session.
On this occasion, Mr. S.N. Panda; President CMA and Mr. Vikash Srivastava; Secretary CMA were also present. The competition was judged by Cdr. D.P. Padhy. Students from educational institutes like Ravenshaw University, Sri Sri University, Srusti Academy of Management, Biju Pattnaik Institute of IT and Management, United School of Business Management, College of IT and Management Education and SICC had participated.
The First prize was won by Richa Kaushik of Sri Sri University, Second prize by Akanksha Pani of SICC and third prize by Manan Sachdeva of Sri Sri University. The winners were awarded with cash prizes worth up to Rs. 10,000, trophies and certificates. The competition ended with Commander D.P. Padhy's guidance on improving communication skills and professional debating techniques which left the participants a new horizon to explore.

SICC conducts Historical Study Tour

To broaden the socio-cultural horizon, strengthen the overall learning experience and get a flavor of the rich heritage of the Country, SAI International College of Commerce (SICC) regularly conducts Historical study tours to different parts of India. As part of this programme, 23 students and three Teachers went on a 7-day tour to Rajasthan, the treasure trove of historical monuments and culture from 6-12 October, 2016.
The team visited several landmarks and monuments in the Blue City of Jodhpur, the Golden City of Jaisalmer and the City of Lakes, Udaipur. They went through the palace records, visited the museums and mingled with the local people to get a glimpse of the culture, tradition and custom followed in different places of the State. To enrich their experience further they also visited Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, a museum of traditional art and fold culture and the Gadsisar Lake in Jaisalmer.
Apart from the splendid forts and palaces, the team also explored the colourful bazaars, the opulent havelis and the azure lakes to create a bunch of memories. They also experienced the desert safari amidst traditional folk music, camel rides and delectable local food.

BUSINESS CONCLAVE- 2016

Two day SAI International College of Commerce(SICC) Business Conclave 2016, held at the college campus was inaugurated on Monday October 3, 2016. Among others who graced the occasion were Shri Sidharth Rath, Group Executive, Corporate Relationship and Transaction Banking, Axis Bank, Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo, Chairman, SAI International Education Group, Dr. P.C Jain, Director SICC and former Principal SRCC, Dr. Sandip Ghosh, Principal SICC, visiting delegates and Under graduate Commerce students across the Nation.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rath said that when the entire world was facing recession, India was not much affected. He added that we need to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the youth of today and empower them with adequate knowledge for building up a great nation. He lauded the effort of SICC for instilling in the students the required knowledge. He encouraged the students to dream big and turn it to reality by sheer determination, hard work, discipline and a positive attitude and advised the youth mass to take up initiatives and ventures which would benefit the society at large and provide livelihood to needy people.
Addressing the students on the inaugural day, Dr. P.C.Jain said that the youth of today has immense potential to contribute towards the economy of the Country. The Central Government has various schemes to support such ventures, the students need to dream big and achieve success by hard work. He congratulated the students on being part of the SICC.
Dr.B.K.Sahoo, Chairman said that Commerce Conclave was initiated to create interest in Commerce and motivate the students to become entrepreneurs, by interacting with eminent personalities and through peer learning from students of various schools and organizations. The two day event will be attended by more than 1500 students from various schools and colleges of the state. There were also a myriad of events for the students like Quizzimodo – a quiz competition, StartupDisc , Brainboxer’s Bureau Contest , Drama – O- Cratic, Market Strike and Open Events.
A panel discussion was also organized where eminent persons of the state like Dr.J.K.Mohanty, CEO, Swosti Group, Shri Ashwini Kumar Rath, CEO Batoi Systems, Dr.Sahoo and Dr.P.C.Jain spoke on various Business acumen. Among other present were Shri Sabyasachi Patnaik, MD, T Cube, Shri Chandra Sekhar Chitrala, MD, Catalyst IT Solutions etc.
It was followed by a Cultural programme.

SICC student makes it to Prairie State University

For an 18 year old boy, studying in a prestigious US University with 100% scholarship while getting an International exposure to pursue his favourite sport is a dream come true. With a current International ranking of 1085 and a National ranking of 40 in lawn tennis, Avilash Mishra is the proud recipient of a scholarship from the Prairie State University, Chicago to play tennis for them for two years and study Business Administration from September 2016. Avilash will receive an annual tennis scholarship.
The 1998 born, double handed backhand player, Avilash had been the Under-14 and Under -16 State Tennis Champion and has won several National and International matches. His latest Champion trophies include Pro Serve 50K AITA Men’s National Ranking Tennis Tournament in Coimbatore in July 2016 and Under-18 Boy’s doubles of AITA National Series Tournament in Hyderabad in June 2016. He got his training at the Farhan Ali Academy, Bhubaneswar, under the able mentorship of coaches Subhranshu Sarangi and Farhan Ali.
Son of Manoj Kumar Mishra and Nirupama Rath, Avilash is also a meritorious student who passed out with 94% in Commerce stream from SAI International School and presently pursuing his graduation at SAI International College of Commerce.

Results time

+3 Final Year Degree Examination results of Utkal University has been published. The students of SAI International college of Commerce, Bhubaneswar have performed exceedingly well. 80% of students have secured First Class Honours with distinction in Accounting & Management Honours and the remaining 20% have secured Second class Honours. The highest mark in Management Honours is 75.8% and in Accounting Honours is 71.3%. The Principal and the team have congratulated the students and wished them good luck.

SAI International Model United Nations Conference

SAI International Model United Nations Conference was a three day conceptual replication of the International Committees in United Nations, held at SAI international School, Bhubaneswar. This registered event of United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC). SAIMUN aims to create a platform for the young minds, where the delegates will gain an insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics by assuming the roles of UN representatives and the member of the International Bodies. SAIMUN 2016 proved to be an event that brought about a prolific change in the education firmament of Eastern India. Centred on the theme, VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM – One World, One Family, SAIMUN 2016; it made a social impact from the lessons learned at the conference, i.e. grappling with the complex issues in the world today and working towards a better tomorrow. The students of SAI International College of Commerce were a part of this SAIMUN 2016.
Two students of our college participated as delegates of Iran and South Africa in UN Habitat whose agenda was Development of National Urban Policy – Achieving Sustainable Urban Development through resilience and economic development. Ten students of our college participated in International Monetary Fund as delegates of Argentina, Indonesia, Iraq, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Oman, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Tunisia and Cyprus. The agenda for IMF was Macroeconomic Stability in Resource Rich Countries – The Role of Fiscal Policy. Two students also participated in World Health Organisation as delegates from Australia and Russian Federation where the agenda was IHR Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations. One student participated as rapporteur from CommonWealth of Nations where the agenda was Reparations to erstwhile colonized nations. The best delegate award was given to Yasmin Ambari, representing Russian Federation from World Health Organisation.

BHAVAN’S EMERGING LEADERS CONTEST

It was a day’S fest. Different colleges were invited and there were a total of 11 teams from 6 colleges which were BJB, Utkal University, DSBM, SICC, Pentagon College and Mother's Public School. Each team comprising of six members. The program started with hoisting of Bhavan's flag by their chairman Major General B.K Mohapatra. He declared the event open. Then there was an ice breaking session after which the competitions started.
There were six competitions - Situation Analysis, Nukkad Natak (Role play), Debate, Business Quiz, Singing, Antakshari and Treasure Hunt. Every team had to participate in all these competitions. Every competition had a different set of judges. Our college won the following prizes:-
1. Situation Analysis- 1st position (Akanksha Pani)
2. Nukkad Natak - 2nd position (Akanksha Pani, Soyaam Samparna, Sangmen, Chandrasekhar Pradhan, Shivangi Dhal and Aditya Patnaik).
3. Business Quiz- 1st position (Chandrasekhar Pradhan and Aditya Patnaik)
Our team was the winner of the fest, that is, we won the Bhavan's Emerging Leaders contest.
The ceremony was chaired by their Chairman – Shri B.K Mohapatra, Principal of DSBM – Shri D.N Mishra, Principal of SICC – Shri Sandip Ghosh, Director General of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan – Shri Shailendra Ku. Tamotia, Director and Dean of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan – Smt Sujata Mangaraj, Chief Editor – Shri Suresh Chandra Mantri and Lieutenant Colonel Shri Prasanna Sahu.

Students of SICC participated in XURBIA

Our students from our college participated in XURBIA, a sports event of Xavier’s, in the XIMB Campus, Bhubaneswar. Students from various schools and colleges across the state and even the country had participated in this gala event of XIMB. 11 students from SAI International College of Commerce won a range of competitions organized there.
K. Sahana and Nupur Mohanty, two girls of 1st year won the 1st prize in 200 m and 100 m race respectively. Yogesh Singh, a 1st year student became the 1st runners up in the 100 m race for the boy’s category. Abhilash Mishra and Abhilash Sahoo of 1st year bagged the 1st position and 2nd position respectively in Lawn Tennis. Our team from SICC received the 3rd prize in the ‘Man Gaming’ category.
In Badminton (Singles), Nikhil Bhushan of 2nd bagged the 2nd position and K. Sahana bagged the 3rd position. Both our Basket Ball team and Volley Ball Team were awarded with the 3rd prize. The entire event was thoroughly enjoyed by the participating students of SICC; who have added to the laurels of the pioneering commerce college of East-India.

Chief Minister Inaugurates SAI International College of Commerce

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. Naveen Patnaik inaugurated SAI International College of Commerce (SICC), as a forward integration of the widely acclaimed and immensely popular SAI International School Bhubaneswar, on Monday, November 2, 2015. The occasion was graced by some of the eminent personalities like Dr. Pradeep Panigrahi, Higher Education Minister, Odisha, Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patasani, Member of Parliament and Shri. Priyadarshi Mishra, Member of Legislative Assembly. The College had been established in the year 2011 and was functioning in the school’s campus. More than 250 students have taken accountancy and management honours and presently studying in the college.
Our Hon’ble Chief Minister congratulated and applauded the dedicated team led by Founder and Chairman Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo, combined with active mentorship by Dr. P.C. Jain, Director SICC and Former Principal SRCC, Delhi University for creating a perfect platform for commerce education, to empower the students taking on Commerce and Economics. “The education sector is one of the key priorities of our government and we are poised to bring about a prolific change in the education firmament of our state and make Bhubaneswar a centre of excellence of our country. What I see here today is a dream turned into reality. Today, Commerce education is now in the forefront and the fact that Commerce education is the driving force of any Nation has been widely accepted. It builds entrepreneurship and adds skill to employability” said Shri. Naveen Patnaik.
The countries in the world’s economy are growing at a rapid pace and service sectors in many companies constitute the largest chunk of GDP of countries, the career opportunities for commerce graduates is ever expanding throughout the world. The vision of Commerce education is to provide opportunities for the students to do business effectively. “SICC affirms our commitment of rendering quality education to the students following the +2 stage. Very shortly we are going to begin the residential school pertaining International Standards and I am sure that we will be the leading global phenomenon for imparting quality education and imbibing tradition, excellence and attitude in the students pursuing a career in our institute. I am really thankful to our Hon’ble Chief Minister for extending every possible support” said Dr. B.K Sahoo. Dr. P.C. Jain, Director SICC and Former Principal SRCC, Delhi University and Dr. Sandip Ghosh, Principal, SICC were also present to give their blessing to the budding entrepreneurs.
In the public perception, SICC will be clearly one of the alternatives for commerce education in Eastern India that will aim at 360 degree, practical and comprehensive education as that is the need of the age. Students at SICC will be encouraged to venture beyond the classroom, to interact and collaborate with the brightest brains in the country in order to be at the helm of innovation, research and social change. The technology enabled campus with its state of the art facilities and numeral hobby clubs, National and International activities will act as beacon of light in their first step towards ‘Globalization’.

Udbodhana Series!!!

The main aim of SAI International College of Commerce is to go beyond academics in all possible ways; the Guest Lectures have always offered insights to students about various career options and motivated them to perform better in their academics. The College offers opportunities for all the students to interact with well known personalities in the field of commerce from across the state and even the country. A series of lectures have been added to the academic curriculum as an educational objective for the students of SICC.
The first lecture under the Guest Lecture, known as the Udbodhana Series was given by the Entrepreneur and Industrialist Mr. Pawan Agarwal, on September 14, 2015. He delivered a talk on Entrepreneurship-its challenges and opportunities and the second lecture was given by Prof. Ranjan Kumar Bal, Professor, Commerce, Utkal University, on September 15, 2015. He spoke to the students on leadership and time management. He also emphasized on the importance of reading the newspaper regularly and staying well versed with all the happenings round the world.
The third lecture under Udbodhana Series held on October 8, 2015, was taken by Dr.Maheswar Sahu, Head of the Department, Department Of Commerce, Utkal University. Speaking to the students about their career objective, he explained the importance of vision in an entrepreneur's life. He spoke on the topic'Promotion Of Entrepreneurship through Marketing, elaborating the five ‘Ms’ of management, namely, Money, Material, Men, Management and Marketing. Dr. Maheshwar Sahu concluded by urging the students to become entrepreneurs, which will provide them an opportunity to serve their state Odisha.
The fourth lecture under Udbodhana Series was held on October 14, 2015. Dr.Bhagaban Das, Dean, PG Department of Business Management, FM university was the invited speaker. He delivered a talk on' FDI in Retail Sector and spoke on all the aspects of FDI in retail sector in India giving figures and facts about the retail sector in the global market.

HELLO FRESHERS!!!

Fresher’s party is all about making the best start to a fresh academic year; a time to create never-ending relationships with each other. The event is an indication of union among the students. Fun, frolic and rejuvenation marked the Fresher’s Party, 2015 of SAI International College of Commerce.
‘ABYARTHANA ’, the welcome party for the first year students of SICC was organized by their immediate seniors, on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. This day marked the induction and integration of the new entrants to the SICC family. Continuing with the proud tradition of the college, senior students and newcomers of the college mingled with each other at the fresher welcome party. With pulsating ambience, flashing lights and latest Hindi music, the theme of the party was ‘BOLLYWOOD’. The freshers were dressed up as various actors and actresses and walked on the red carpet up to the stage, where they were presented with roses and the ‘tilak’ ceremony was done. The excitement augmented to a joyful high, with the beginning of the cultural program, which was a blend of cultural items and foot tapping performances.
Chairman Dr. Bijoy K. Sahoo, in his brief address, gave an extremely warm welcome to all the new comers, giving them encouragement to follow their dreams and keep striving hard till their ultimate goal is achieved. Finally the program concluded on a melodious memorandum, leaving behind memories that will be treasured eternally.

Rotary Literacy Program at SICC!

Rotary Literacy Program was organized at SAI International College of Commerce on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Rotary has constantly focused on making a distinction and providing opportunities through creativity, inventiveness and identifying what the needs are in our current society. Rotarians work with children, parents, and educators to encourage and build reading skills at an early age.
In order to make the students aware of the importance and the work this club does, the Chief Guest for this occasion Shree. Satyabrata Dash, retired IAS Officer and District Governor, interacted with the students and the teachers at length. He illumined the students on the rotary activities which come under the awareness program. He further emphasized on the objective of the Rotary i.e. ‘To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise’ and shared his thoughts with the students that even the poorest of the poor people should be provided with the basic necessities of the life. Highlighting the importance of education he advised the students to get involved in the CSR activities of the club and lend a helping hand to the less privileged children.

A trip to ‘Kanha National Park’!

Coming Soon!!!

The students of SAI International College of Commerce will be given a special opportunity to go on a field trip for 5 days to Kanha Kisli National Park, in Madhya Pradesh (five hours drive from Jabalpur, six from Nagpur) in the month of October. The purpose of SICC, behind planning this trip is to help students develop an appreciation for the extraordinary wildlife and wilderness that surround them. This trip will act as an experiential learning program and would allow students to explore the hidden secrets of wetlands, learn how to survive as a traveler and look for clues of animal inhabitants in the park. With its confiding herds and relatively tolerant predators, Kanha offers an almost unrivalled scope to a keen photographer of Indian wildlife.