Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Excellence in Education

In a moment that fills us with immense pride, Dr. M. P. Singh, the Executive Secretary of SMS Varanasi, has been felicitated with theHonoring Excellence in Education esteemed Vishisht Seva Samman for his outstanding contributions to higher education. This honor was bestowed upon him during the grand Bharat: Sahitya Aur Media Mahotsav in Mumbai!

Dr. Singh's relentless dedication to shaping the future of education is an inspiration to us all. Let's join hands in celebrating this extraordinary achievement!

Jagran Excellance Award 2023

We are overjoyed to share the momentous news that SMS Varanasi has been bestowed with the prestigiousJagran Award "Jagran Excellence Award 2023" in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the realm of quality professional education, a distinction presented by none other than the esteemed Dainik Jagran.A special commendation goes to our dedicated Registrar, Mr. Sanjay Gupta, who stood tall and received this esteemed award on behalf of SMS Varanasi.This recognition is a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence in education that SMS Varanasi upholds.This recognition is not merely an award; it's a reflection of the collective effort, passion, and dedication of every member of the SMS Varanasi community - faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Together, we have not only met the standards of excellence but have set new benchmarks for the future.

Certificate of Appreciation was conferred on School of Management Sciences, Varanasi 

Certificate Of AppreciationA Certificate of Appreciation was conferred on School of Management Sciences, Varanasi on 26th July 2022, jointly by the Hon'ble Chief Secretary Government of Uttar Pradesh Shri D. S. Mishra and  Hon'ble  Vice Chancellor Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University,  Lucknow Prof P.K. Mishra, on the auspicious occasion of Foundation Day ceremony of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Technichal University,  Lucknow , in recognition of the attainment of NAAC "A" Grade by SMS Varanasi.

SMS Varanasi is Awarded with Best Environment Friendly Management institute in North India 2021 

Sms Varanasi Award 2021School of Management Sciences , Varanasi is Awarded with Best Environment Friendly Management Institute in North India 2921. Award for outstanding and exemplary contribution towords Education, Skill Development and Research on 30th december, 2021 during 16th Rashtriya Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar Ceremony 2021 in Hotel Shangri-La's New Delhi


Best Higher Education Institute For Management 2020" AND "Young Faculty of the Year Award 2020

Award & Accolades-1Dr. Amit Kishore Sinha, Associate Professor and Dr. Ram Gopal Gupta, Professor at School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has been awarded with Young Faculty of Year 2020, for his exemplary contribution in area of education at Second National Educational Execellence Conclave by Integrated Chamber of Commerce and Industry New Delhi on February 24, 2020.

School of Management Sciences, Varanasi has also been conferred With “Best Higher Education Institute For Management 2020” Award by Integrated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Program held at India International Centre, New Delhi.

“Young Faculty of the Year Award 2020” ICCI Award received by Prof. K.K. Agarwal, Honourable Chairman, National Board of Accreditation (NBA)- MHRD at India International Center, Lodhi Estate New Delhi in presence of Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi, Honorable MP and National Spokesperson- BJP, Prof. Hariharan: Advisor (Approval) AICTE-MHRD, Dr. Biswajit Saha: Director CBSE-MHRD, Mr. Sanjiv Goswami: Managing Director- Springer Nature, Dr. Sandeep Marwah: Chancellor, AAFT University, Mr. Kamalendu Bali: Director-General ICCI & Senior Director Concentrix, Prof. Pankaj Gupta: President- IIHMR, Dr. Davish Jain: Chairman- Prestige Group of Industries, Prof. Amiya Bhoumick: CEO & Vice-Chancellor- Lincoln University College Malaysia, Mr. Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra: Chancellor- Shobhit University, Prof. N.K. Sinha: Vice-Chancellor- Himalayan Garhwal University, Prof. M.K. Vajpayee: Vice-Chancellor -Capital University, Prof. Abhay Kumar: Vice-Chancellor- IEC University, Dr. Sandeep Pachpande: Chairman- ASM Group of Institution, Dr. Anupam Chouksy: Secretory- LNCT Group of Institutions etc.

Chairman Dr. M. P. Singh, Director Prof.  P. N. Jha and Registrar Mr. Sanjay Gupta of SMS Varanasi congratulated both the senior faculty memebers.

SMS Varanasi conferred with ‘ASSOCHAM National Leadership Excellence Award in Higher Education (North)’

Award & Accolades-226th October has been a remarkable day for School of Management Sciences Varanasi as institution has been honoured with prestigious award by jury of ASSOCHAM. SMS Varanasi is conferred with ‘ASSOCHAM National Leadership Excellence Award in Higher Education (North)-2018’. Award was given by Her Excellency, the Governor of Jharkhand, Smt. Draupadi Murmu to Prof. P. N. Jha, Director, SMS Varanasi. Program was organized by ASSOCHAM at hotel Chanakya Bnr Ranchi.

Professor Jha congratulated all the stakeholders of SMS Varanasi on receiving such award and said that such recognition by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) motivated our faculty members, Non-Teaching Staff and students for their future assignments.

Brand Leadership Award-2018 to SMS Group of Institutions

Award & Accolades-3SMS Group of Institution has been recognized amongst the “Best Brand” and conferred with the “Brand Leadership Award 2018” for its significant contribution in the field of Education at U. P. Brand Leadership Award-2018 organized by ABP News.

Mr. Rajendra Pratap Singh, Cabinet Minister, Government of U.P. presented the award to Mr. Sharad Singh, CEO & Secretary, SMS Lucknow, at a scintillating award ceremony organized on September 18, 2018 at Hotel Renaissance, Lucknow. Heartiest Congratulations to all the stakeholders of School of Management Sciences Group of Institutions.

Prof (Dr.) M. Mehrotra of SMS Lucknow also received Dewang Mehta National Education Award for Education Leadership at the 26th Business School Affaire organized by ABP News in the same function. SMS Group congratulates Prof. Mehrotra on such achievement.

Executive Secretary, School of Management Sciences, Felicitated as Renowned Edupreneur (Education Entrepreneur)

National Up Education And Excellence Awards 2014Shri Narayan Sanskritik Chetna Nyaas, NOIDA a social and philanthropic organization of Uttar Pradesh, known for its contribution to the society, conferred Dr. M.P. Singh, Executive Secretary, School of Management Sciences, the leading management and professional education institute, with Edupreneur’s (Educational Entrepreneur) Award for his exceptional service in the field of Higher Education and his contribution towards society by way of providing quality education and career opportunity to students and also providing excellent professionals to the Industry.

A jury comprising of distinguished academicians and industrialists, selected Dr. M.P. Singh for the award for his exceptional contribution in the field of Higher Education. School of Management Sciences was established in Varanasi in 1995, and started Management and Engineering campus at Lucknow in 2008. With its quality in education, Govt. of India’s body NAAC conferred SMS, Varanasi with Grade A in 2017.

Since its inception SMS Varanasi has trained thousands of students, who have made their mark in the industry, as successful professionals. The institute has also produced many entrepreneurs who are doing well and have given jobs to many, some of them conduct campus interview in their alma mater.

The grand award ceremony, which was organized at NOIDA, was attended by Mr. RK Sinha, MP Rajya Sabha, (Chief Patron), Prof. RK Khandal, President R&D India Glycols Ltd, (Mentor), Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Gurgram, (Chairman of Jury), Mr. Rajan Srivastava, Chairman, Shree Narayan Sanskritk Chetna Nyaas, Prof. ADN Bajpai, Vice Chancellor, Himachal University, Shimla among other. The award was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Cabinet Minister and chief guest of the function. The award was received by Shri Satish Kumar Singh, Chairman, School of Management Sciences Society on behalf of Dr. M.P. Singh.

NAAC Accredited “A” Grade to SMS Varanasi

Award & Accolades-4It gives us immense pleasure to announce that SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES, VARANASI has been accredited with GRADE “A” BY NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council – An Autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission) in the FIRST CYCLE vide notification of The Accreditation Results of institutions approved by the 27th Standing Committee on 12th September 2017.

A three-member peer team from the NAAC had visited the Institute campus on August 21, 22-2017 to assess the Institute based on various categories. The grade was decided during the 27th meeting of the Standing Committee of NAAC on Tuesday and SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES VARANASI has secured 3.17 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Accordingly the A grade has been awarded in the FIRST cycle of the grading.


Award & Accolades-5November 9, 2016 was a day of proud to SMS Group of Institutions when Shri Akhilesh Yadav Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh conferred “Education Leadership Award 2016” to School of Management Sciences, Lucknow. Award ceremony was organized by ABP News at Hotel Taj in Lucknow. The Award was conferred upon the institute’s overall performance and new initiatives in the areas of Academics, Placements, Social Responsibility and industry linkages.


Award & Accolades-6School of Management Sciences, Varanasi was conferred with the “B-School Leadership Award” at 8th Innovation Education Awards ceremony organized by DNA & Stars of the Industry Group at Mumbai on 18th Feb, 2016. Award was received by Mr. Sharad Singh, CEO, SMS Lucknow. Award was presented to Institute on the basis consistent efforts in developing Business Leaders through rigorous academic programs.

SMS GOI bags Innovative Bschool Award for ‘Innovation in Building Academic & Industry Interface’ during 23rd HRD Congress

Award & Accolades-7SMS Group of Institutions bags Innovative B-School Award for ‘Innovation in Building Academic & Industry Interface’ during 23rd HRD Congress at Mumbai. Mr. Sharad Singh, CEO SMS Lucknow received the award on behalf of SMS Group of Institution.

Executive Secreatary of SMS Society Dr. M. P. Singh was honoured with National UP Education and Excellence Awards 2014 for best Edupreneur in the state

National Up Education And Excellence Awards 2014Amidst a high-profile gathering of Academicians and Industry people along with honourable ministers at Vivanta, Taj, Lucknow, the Executive Secretary of SMS Society Dr. M. P. Singh was honoured with National UP Education and Excellence Awards 2014 for best Edupreneur in the state in the UP Technical Education Summit 2014 for Excellence through skill development and outcome based Education & Innovation. The programme was supported by the UP Technical University, Lucknow, the AICTE, AIU, NIELIT (DOEACC) Government of India, MSME etc.

Confederation of Education Excellence (CEE) Awards 2014

Award & Accolades-8SMS Lucknow bagged two awards at Confederation of Education Excellence (CEE) Awards 2014. The awards were presented by Padma Vibhusan Prof. Yash Pal to –

  • Mr Sharad Singh , CEO , SMS Lucknow for Best Institute of UPTU Award .
  • Dr B.R. Singh Director , SMS (IET) for “Best Director- Engineering in recognition of outstanding contribution towards Active Participation of Growth of Institution”

SMS GOI bags B-School Leadership Award 2014

Sms Goi Bags B-school Leadership Award 2014In their effort to identify outstanding individuals and organizations promoting inclusive, leadership based and quality education, SMS Group of Institution is awarded with “B-School Leadership Award 2014” in the 22nd World HRD Congress at Mumbai on 17th Feb 2014. The other award winners in this category include K J Somaya Institute of Buisness Management, Department of Management of IIT Delhi & IIT Roorkee. Event took place in Taj Lands End, Band Stand, Bandra (West), Mumbai.

ASSOCHAM Awards School of Management Sciences, Varanasi for being ”The Best Institute in UP for Placement Efforts”

Assocham Awards School Of Management Sciences, VaranasiAssociated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) and the reputed educational magazine, The Education Post has recently awarded School of Management Sciences, Varanasi for being ”The Best Institute in UP for Placement Efforts” at the event hosted at Ahmedabad. The award was presented by the State Minister for Education for the State of Gujarat on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Quality Initiative Mission Educational Leadership Award to SMS Varanasi

Award & Accolades-9In their endeavour to identify outstanding individuals and organizations promoting inclusive and quality education, School of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi was awarded for ‘Quality Initiative Mission Educational Leadership Award for the year 2013’ in the Management Education category. The award was presented recently in New Delhi by Shri Wajahat Habibullah, Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities, Govt. of India (Former Chief Information Commissioner, India) in the presence of Dr. Véronique Briquet-Laugier, a very renowned Life Science Scientist of France & Head, Science Department, French Embassy, India.

UGC recognises SMS Varanasi in Sections 12(B) & 2(f)

SMS Varanasi has been been recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956 under the head Non-Government Self-Financed institution. This section provides an opportunity to the institution to receive central assistance for all the UGC Schemes related to teachers and students as per the commission of 8th July, 2011. SMS has been placed in this list on basis of its association with Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith University (MGKVP), Varanasi and consistent efforts by SMS Varanasi in the area academic excellence.

This is also worth mentioning that SMS Varanasi is already placed under Section 2(f) of UGC Act.

Innovation and Leadership Award 2013 to SMS Varanasi

Innovation And Leadership Award 2013 To Sms VaranasiSMS Varanasi has been recognized and awarded at World HRD Congress by “DNA & Stars of Industry Group- Innovation and Leadership Award 2013” on 16th Feb, 2013. The award is in recognition of leadership development, innovation and industry interface of SMS Varanasi team. The award has been earned for the second time by School of Management Sciences on account of hard work and consistent efforts by faculty, staff and management team of SMS, Varanasi in the areas of student development and innovative thought processes.

Two journals from SMS Varanasi accepted for hosting on OJAS of INFLIBNET

Two journals from the SMS Varanasi cradle: Management Insight (Established: 2004; ISSN 0973-936X) and Purushartha (Established: 2008; ISSN 0975 024X) have been accepted for hosting on the OJAS (Open Journal Access System) platform of ‘Information & Library Network (INFLIBNET)’ Centre, an autonomous inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC). It is one of the rarest achievements in terms of the intellectual capital of the Institution. Out of the eleven journals making it to the final stage from the country, two happen to be from SMS Varanasi.

Innovation & Outstanding B-School Awards for SMS Group

Innovation & Outstanding B-school Awards For Sms GroupComplementing the fast track movements of the SMS Group of Institutions (SMSGI) in various endeavors of professional education, teaching, placements, industry-interface, inculcating philanthropic culture etc., the DNA and Stars of the Industry Group has conferred the “Innovation in Building Academic & Industry Interface” to SMSGI and the Awards were presented at a Special function at Taj Lands in Mumbai on February 12, 2011 The award is in recognition of leadership, development, innovation and industry interface of SMSGI. The Group constitutes of School of Management Sciences (SMS) in Varanasi and Lucknow in addition to SMS Institute of Technology in Lucknow.

SMS bagged three Prestigious Awards in World HRD Congress Summit

Award & Accolades-10SMS, Varanasi received three prestigious awards, viz., ‘Innovations in Building Academic and Industry Interface’, ‘Outstanding B-School in Marketing (North)’, and ‘Best B-School in Business School Leadership’ at the 12th World Human Resource Development Congress in Mumbai. Other prominent competitors in these award categories included IIM-Ahmedabad, IMT-Ghaziabad and IIT-Mumbai.

SMS won the AIMA Management Quiz

Award & Accolades-11Students of SMS Varanasi, Mr.Naveen Kumar and Mr. Vikas Kumar won the final round of the 6th National Management Quiz (Eastern Zone) organized by All India Management Association. The quiz was organised in two stages, where final stage has six round covering specific subjects.

SMS Group gets Pride of Industry Award

Sms Group Gets Pride Of Industry AwardSMS Group of Institutions received the “Pride of Industry Award” in the launching ceremony of the World Brand Congress Brochure 2009 and the book titled “Building Pride” at Mumbai.

SMS conferred with two awards

Sms Conferred With Two AwardsSMS, Varanasi received two prestigious awards, ‘Outstanding Business School (North)’ and ‘Innovative Business School in Academic-Interface’ at the 4th world HRD congress held in Mumbai, organised by leading media house Dainik Bhaskar and DNA. The participants of the award ceremony included corporate leaders, internationally acclaimed professionals and representatives of over 2000 B-Schools of the country.

Honour for SMS

Award & Accolades-12SMS Varanasi was awarded as the best B-School in three categories at the 16th Business School Affaire organized at the 17th Asian Brand Summit held in Mumbai. The award categories included ‘Best Business School for Encouraging Innovations’, ‘Business School Leadership Award’, and ‘Best Academic Input (Syllabus) in Marketing’. Over 1000 B-schools of the country participated in the summit.

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