Each academic session of SMS Varanasi begins with an orientation programme. SMS Varanasi welcomes each of the newly admitted students with a sense of warmth in its lush green and serene atmosphere endowed with a building of architectural marvel. The orientation programme begins with the lightning of lamp at the altar of goddess Saraswati and garlanding of her statue by the chief guest of the occasion and the other eminent dignitaries present at the function. At the very outset, the director of the institute greets the newly admitted students with his blessings and exhorts the students to strive for academic excellence, personal values and social concern. The students get a chance to interact with the industrial vanguards and the world class academicians and the trainers invited from the top industrial houses and the institutions of repute. On the very first day itself the students get to know what the industry expect of them and how to proceed to attain the excellence through academic rigour and corporate interface.