Management Studies

The academic year 2019-20 was perfectly knit together with exemplary events and new beginnings. Here is a brief report of the activities of the department.


XYNERGY’19 (30th November 2019)

Xynergy’19 was an excellent platform for sharing knowledge about the BMS course as most of the school graduates are not aware about the various options available for higher studies. The entire concept of the event was to eliminate such confusion from the minds of the students.

The students organised a variety of activities for the visiting school students and the objective was to answer the queries about course and placements after graduation.


ZEPHYRUS 2020: “Dawn of the Decade”

Zephyrus is the official business festival of St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai and it is conducted annually by the Department of Management Studies.

The festival this year consisted  of a Conference conducted on January 17, 2020 and a series of competitions conducted on 17th and 18th January of 2020.

The theme for 2019-2020 was “Dawn of the Decade”, with the aim of helping students to understand the dynamism of the business world.

The Conference conducted on 17th January was divided into 4 sessions with an array of distinguished personalities gracing the occasion. The Conference was inaugurated by the Principal, Dr. Rajendra Shinde by unveiling ‘BUSINESSENCE’ - the official magazine of Zephyrus.

The keynote session was a panel discussion on the Indian Banking System and the way forward.

The panel consisted of:

  • Prof Errol D’Souza: Director, IIM Ahmedabad

  • Ms. Anjana Dube: Deputy Director General, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance

  • Dr. Soumya Kanti Ghosh: Group Chief Economic Advisor at SBI

  • Mr. Jaspal Bindra: CEO of the Centrum Group.

The session was moderated by Dr. Agnelo Menezes and it explored the issues in the current banking system.

This was followed by a 13 year old entrepreneur, Mr. Tilak Mehta, who took the audience through his journey from a regular school student to the founder of Paper n Parcels - a logistics firm based in Mumbai.

The third session explored the potential of Artificial Intelligence and


Guest Speakers



Session Details

1. Kuntal Joisher

February 25th, 2020

Mr. Joisher is a mountaineer who is the first one to have climbed Mount Everest on a plant-based diet

2. Ms. Anuja Shukla, SR Vice President, Cloud and Advanced Technology, Bank of America)

May 23rd, 2020

CloudServicesandits Importance Post the Pandemic

3. Mr. Jatin Paranjpe (Former Indian Cricketer and Founder of Khelomore)

June 2nd, 2020

The Role of Digital Media in Sports Management

Behavioural Economics in changing the phase of business and the society at large.

This session was conducted by Mr. Biju Dominic, CEO of Finalmile Consulting.

The final session of the day was an interactive session with the following eminent personalities from the field of business:

  • Mr. Hemant Jain: Co-founder and CTO of Tavaga Financial Enterprises

  • Mr. Naveen Bachwani: Group Head for Customer Experience at Edelweiss

  • Ms. Anuja Shukla: Senior Vice President, Engineering and Advanced Technology, Bank of America

The session hovered mainly over three spheres of Cloud Computing, Data Science and Customer experience and their potential to play a greater role in the business world.

Day 2 and Day 3 had participants from across colleges in India participating in various business related events.

The highlight of the event was the Goodwill Flea, which is Zephyrus’ way of giving back to the society. Participant colleges raised funds for NGOs that were working for different causes.




Session Details

4. Dr. Deepali Pant Joshi (Economist and Former Executive Director of RBI)

June 6th, 2020

Implications of the 2020 Financial Package on Business and The Economy

5. Mr. Kishu Daswani (Professor Government College) and Ms. Ragini Shah (Founding Partner at Literati Juris)

June 20th, 2020

The Significance of Intellectual Property Rights for Small and Medium Enterprises

6. Dr. Collin Higgins (Director, MBA at Deakin University)

September 18th, 2019

Post Graduate education in Australia.

7. Dr. Radha Kumar

August 7th, 2019

BuddhistPhilosophyin Management Education

8. Connel Coelho, Alisha Ajit, Alan Joseph, Jeremiah Andrews, Nikitha George, Crystal D’Souza, Nihal Saldanah and Shashwat Narayan

June 2019 -

February 2020

Alumni interaction


Student Achievements



Event / Achievement




Sonali Das and Shameek D’Silva (SYBMS)

Consulting Club (First Runner Up)

IIT Bombay


Only undergraduate team to be in Top 7 teams in the final round

Retailersbook Pvt. Ltd.


Annual Business Ideation Competition- Mission Innovation

JaiHind Mumbai



First Runner Up

E-Summit 2021


Business essay writing national competition (2nd Place)

E-Cell of Manav Rachna University


2. Nathan D’Souza, Rishabh Vig, Divyam Dewan and Raj Sharman (TYBMS)

International Case Study competition

Milgrad School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma, USA


3. Vansh Gupta (SYBMS)

1st at State and Zonal Levels; 3rd at National Level; Selected for international

Association of Indian Universities’ World Debating Championship.


4. Antara Ghosh (SYBMS)


International Odissi Dance Festival 2019 (Bhubaneshwar, Odisha)



Vansh Gupta and Jainam Mehta (SYBMS)

Winners, Niti Charcha

Annual Event of the Department of Public Policy


6. Stesha Mathews, Miza Ali, Stina Wilson, Mohini Jakkar, Sana Sangal (SYBMS)

Winners, Fashion Event

NMIMS Festival- Vaayu.



Esha Malhotra and Merrick Fernandes (SYBMS)

Winners, Gaming Event

NMIMS Festival- Vaayu


8. Esha Malhotra (SYBMS)


HCAP (Harvard College in Asia Program)


9. Shameek D’Silva, Merrick Fernandes, Jude Bosco, Elton Rodrigues, Anusheel Gupta, Yashwanth.C and Austin Paul (SYBMS)


Interclass Tournament



Event / Achievement


10. Divanshi Rawat, Bhoomika Chawla, Dayle, Miza Ali, Aishani Choksi and Snehal (SYBMS)


Int e rc l a s sG a r b a Competition

11. Sonali Das, Ayurvi Pensalwar, Yohan D’Souza and Shameek D’Silva (SYBMS)

Course on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

IIM Raipur.

12. Sonali Das (SYBMS)

Winner,F l agship Personality Contest



Represented India

International Classical Dance Youth festival at Singapore


Mumbai International Film Festival 2020

13. Aadit Nair

Winner, Quarter Final

Table Tennis Tournament, University Level


Certificate Courses

  1. Social Media Marketing (under the aegis of RUSA 2.0)

31 students from FYBMS took a 15 hour certificate course on Social Media Marketing in collaboration with India’s leading institute in Digital Education: IIDE

  1. Basic and Advanced Excel

14 students  of  SYBMS  took a course on both Basic and Advanced Excel conducted by


Industrial Visit

The visit organized by Professor Yogesh Zaveri to the John Galt International factory as a part of the Operations Management course, enabled the students to understand the complexities of quality management of quality and operations at the factory level.

The First Year students also visited the Heras Institute and Museum and got a good understanding of the Indian Culture through the archaeological collections displayed at the Institute.


Faculty Enrichment

The staff members actively participated in the various Faculty development programmes to enhance their skills. The LMS training sessions, research methodology seminar, NAAC assessment, and impact of the Pandemic on the placement process to name a few.


Social Work

The Department has signed an MoU with CSA (Centre For Social Action) to collaborate with them in helping the people from the villages of the district of Raigad.

  • Visit to the Kalote village in Kelavali was an initiative by CSA as a part of its pilot project to promote rural tourism. CSA will be working in collaboration with the students of the Department of Management Studies in setting up the villages as a hub for budding social entrepreneurs.

Dr. Neelam Shetty completed her PhD in Commerce and Management and was awarded the Doctorate Degree from the University of Mumbai. We congratulate her and wish her the very best.

To conclude, we can say that we are in the process of preparing ourselves to navigate through these unprecedented times due to the pandemic. It has been an incredible academic year and we hope to raise the bar even higher in the future.

Ms. Soni George Tharakan
Head, Department of Management Studies



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