Inauguration of the Business Management Programme at Sri Sathya Sai Institute

Faculty Members of the Business School at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning with the Revered Founder Chancellor, Sri Sathya Sai Baba at Trayee Brindavan

Thursday, August 21, 1986

August 21st 1986, became yet another significant milestone in the career of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. Bhagavan Baba, the Revered Founder Chancellor of the Institute, inaugurated the Master’s degree course in Business Administration this day. 



TWENTY YEARS LATER...



Saturday, August 20 to Monday, August 22, 2005


An Alumni Meet of the School of Business Management, Accounting and Finance (SBMAF) of Sri Sathya Sai Institute was held at Prashanti Nilayam between 20th to 22nd August 2005. This Meet was arranged by the Institute as part of the 80th Birthday celebrations of Bhagavan and also to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Management Programme at the Institute which was inaugurated by Bhagavan on August 21, 1986.


Bhagavan granted Darshan in Sai Kulwant Hall at 3.45 pm, on 20th afternoon. The programme commenced with Vedic chanting. Sri A.V. Gokak, Vice Chancellor of the Institute and two alumni of the Institute Sri N. Sudhindran and Sri Sanjay Mahalingam, delivered the introductory speeches. Bhagavan then gifted carpentary, electrical and plumbing tool kits to a select group of 80 needy youth to provide them the means of employment. He also gave them clothes. Bhagavan blessed the souvenir entitled ‘Fragrance’ brought out by the alumni and the staff of SBMAF on this occasion. 



The Alumni Panelists with the Staff of the Business School, SSSIHL

This was followed by a brilliant panel discussion organised by the alumni on the theme ‘Man Management-The Key to Managerial Success’. The panelists were the alumni of SBMAF: Sri T.N. Giridhar, Director, SSG Capital Ltd., London; Sri Sai Narain, Vice President and Country Marketing Director, Citi Bank, Taipei, Taiwan; Sri A.Raghavendra, Head-Supply Chain Management (South), Corporate Banking, HDFC Bank, Chennai; Sri Karthik Shenoi, CEO, ICAM Solutions Private Ltd. Bangalore; Sri Vijaya Krishnan, Proprietor- Managing Partner, Kavi Infotech, Trichy; and Sri Aneesh Mohan, Consultant, Polaris, Chennai. The Moderator of the Panel was Sri V. Krishnamoorthy, Channel Manager, Sify India - Sathyam Group, Chennai. Bhagavan sat through the entire programme of over an hour and blessed them at the conclusion. 


Students of the MBA Programme with the Faculty Members of the Business School

Bhagavan arrived in Sai Kulwant Hall at 8.05 am on 21st morning. The alumni presented a musical programme titled, ‘Yaadein’. Sri Subramaniam, a doctoral research scholar of the Institute, in his speech referred to the declaration of Bhagavan about the aim of this Management Programme, during the inauguration of this Course. Sri Amar Vivek and Sri Ashok Sundaresan, alumni of the first batch of the MBA and MFM programmes of the Institute addressed the gathering.  Bhagavan came to Sai Kulwant Hall at 3 pm. The alumni presented a drama entitled ‘Karishye Vachanam Tava’. At the end of the drama, Bhagavan had photographs taken with them. On 22nd morning, Bhagavan blessed the seven students with a personal interview who took part in the panel discussion and later blessed all the 500 alumni in the Bhajan Mandir, showering His bountiful Grace on them.

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