South Indian Education Society

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Annual Awards

The SIES Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati National Eminence Award:

The Mahaswami of Kanchi, Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati, was the 69th Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. He was the embodiment of the ancient wisdom of India enshrined in the Vedas. He represented the very essence of Sanatana Dharma. His teachings were matched by his life which was a direct message in all its completeness. All the same, his perception of truth and its presentation were unparalleled in style and substance. People, both the learned and the unlearned, flocked to him for kindly light, get their difficulties and doubts dispelled by his inimitable knowledge and understanding. His blessings knew no bar of caste and religion.

He was an open book to all alike. No one returned from his effulgent presence without the feeling of peace and tranquility, courage and confidence to face life. The benevolent sage gave a century of spiritual guidance to millions of devotees all over the world. The Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati National Eminence Award is our way of paying reverential obeisance to this noble soul, the legend of humanity and to perpetuate his memory, mission and deeds for the present and future generations. The National Eminence Awards are given in the following fields:

Public Leadership
Community Leadership with preference to rural development
Science and Technology
Social Thinkers, Philosophers and Pravachana Karthas

The award carries a citation, a silver scroll, a silver lamp, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 2.5 Lakhs each.

Public Leadership
Community Leadership
Science & Technology
Social Thinker/ Pravachan Kartha
International Award
2017 Shri. Pranab Mukherjee General Vishwanath Sharma Prof. Baldev Raj Pujya Swami Omkarananda Dr. David Dean Shulman
2016 Shri. Devendra Fadnavis -- Dr. Kiran Kumar Smt. T. R. Kamalamurthy Dr. John Marr
2015 Shri. Suresh Prabhu Smt. Rajashree Birla Dr. R. K. Sinha Dr. David Frawley, USA Dr. Sergie Emile Demetrian
2014 Shri. Ram Naik Dr. Ilaiyaraaja Prof. K. Vijayaraghavan Shri. Chaganti Koteswara Rao  
--- Shri. Anna Hazare Dr. Palle Rama Rao Nochur Venkatraman  
Smt. Sushma Swaraj Shri. Amitabh Bachchan Dr. Sam Pitroda Swami Tejomayananda  
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, M.P. Shri. Dilip Kumar Dr. Jayant Narlikar Dr. Mohammed Hanif Khan Shastri  
-- Lata Mangeshkar Mr. Arvind Gupta Shri. Baba Ramdev  
Mr. Somnath Chatterjee Dr. E. Sreedharan Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri  
Dr. Karan Singh Shri. Nanaji Deshmukh Dr. M. M. Sharma Dr. (Smt). Teejan Bai  
Shri. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Dr. Kiran Bedi, IPS Dr. Anil Kakodkar --  
Sankara Nethralaya.
Dr. Madhavan Nair
Chairman, ISRO
Swami Satyamitanand Giri Maharaj
2005 Shri Atal Bihari
Dr. C.N.R.Rao Sant Sri Asaramji Babu  
Shri. Sundarlal
Dr.R.A.Mashelkar Shri. Pithukuli
2003 Sushil Kumar
Dr. Verghese Kurien Dr. M.S Swaminathan Shri. Acharya Kishore Vyas  
2002 Shri. Purno Agitok Sangma
Dr. Veerendra Heggade Dr. R. Chidambaram Bramhasri B. Sundarkumar  
2001 Shri. K. Ramkrishna Hegde.
Shri Sunil Dutt, M.P Dr. K. Kasturiragan,
Shri Pandurang Shastri Athavale  
2000 Shri. P.V. Narasimha Rao
Former Prime Minister 
Bharat Ratna
Dr. Ram Narain Agarwal.
Bhaishree RameshBhai Oza  
1999 Dr. P.C. Alexander,
Governor of Maharastra
Dr. Nani Palkhivala Bharat Ratna
Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Scientific advisor to Govt. of India
1998 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
Former President of India

Shri. T. V. Chidambaran Memorial Lecture:

Shri. T. V. Chidambaran was the Registrar of the Mumbai University for over two decades. He was intimately connected with the growth of this premier university. After retirement, he was a member of its Senate and Executive Council for several years. His vast experience, expertise and knowledge of the University was always a great help and guidance in arriving at the right decisions affecting the colleges, teachers and students. His report on the University Administration Reforms continues to be the best reference for university managements throughout the country.

He was associated with our Society for over thirty years and was instrumental in founding the SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce in 1960. He was the President of the Society between 1977 to 1982 and 1989. He passed away on 29th November 1989 at the age of 72. To perpetuate his memory and good deeds, the Society organizes a memorial lecture each year on the date of his demise. The seventeen memorial lectures held till now at the SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce were delivered by several important personalities.

Delivered by
Reservations - the Road to Destruction Dr. K. Venkatasubramanian,
Vice -Chancellor, Pondicherry Central University and Ex- Member, Planning Commission
Law and Society Justice M. N. Chandurkar, Chief Justice,
Madras and Bombay High Court
Challenges of the 21st Century Mr. Mani Shankar lyer, M.P.
Election Reforms Mr. T. N. Seshan, Chief Election Commissioner
Right to information Prof. S.P. Sathe, Hon. Director,
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Pune
Space Research and National Development Dr. K.Kasturirangan, Chairman, ISRO
Good Governance - The need to know Mr. J.B. D'Souza, Chief Secretary (Retd.), Govt. of Maharashtra
Indian Bureaucracy - the emerging order Mr. B.G. Deshmukh, Former Principal
Secretary to the Prime Minister.
Population, Environment and Food Security Dr. M. S. Swaminathan - UNESCO Consteau Professor in Eco-Technology
Crime free Society Dr. Kiran Bedi, IPS
"Towards a Transparent and Accountable Governanceā€ Shri N. Vittal, IAS, Central Vigilance
Commissioner of India
National Security Issues Mr. George Fernandes, Union Defence Minister
India's present position in the world Dr. Srikant Jichkar, M.P.
Leadership in the Indian Environment Mr. M. Damodaran,
Chairman and Managing Director,
UTI Asset Management Company
Indian Elections-New Challenges Mr. T.S.Krishnamurthy,
Chief Election Commisioner
Science for future Prof. C.N.R.Rao, F.R.S., Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Technology challenges in Space Dr.G.M.Madhavan Nair, Chairman , ISRO

Principal Ram Joshi Memorial Lecture:

Dr. Ram Joshi, noted academician, was the Principal of SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce for 17 long years and was associated with the college since inception. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mumbai between 1977 and 1983. He served the cause of education with devotion, exemplary professional ability and competence. Under his stewardship, the SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce became a centre of excellence in higher learning. Dr. Ram Joshi shed his mortal coil on 14th September 1998. He was the architect of pre-school education reforms. He pioneered educational systems that made "Education-fun" for tiny tots. A crusader for play way method, he formulated several far reaching changes in pre-school education.

In perpetuating his memory, the Society organizes an annual lecture on topics of currency in education. This lecture is delivered each year on 14th September coinciding with his death anniversary and is held at the SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce. The lectures were delivered in the past by:

Speaker Topic
Shri. Anant Kulkarni, Secretary, School Education, Govt of Maharastra Enhancing effectiveness of education
Shri. Sumit Mullick, Secretary, School Education & sports,Govt. of Maharastra Quality in Education
Mrs.Meera Borwankar, Jt. Commissioner of Police, Mumbai Leadership in education
Ms. Kumud Bansal, IAS
(Additional Secretary, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)
Implications of GATTS on
Indian Education
Dr. A.N. Maheshwari, Chairman, National Council for Teacher Education Education in the Information
Age - Uses of Internet
Dr. Rupa Shah, Vice- Chancellor,
SNDT University
Stress in Education
Dr. Mrs. Snehalata Deshmukh,
Vice-chancellor, Mumbai University
Journey of Education
Mrs. Mariamma Verghese
Vice -Chancellor, SNDT University
Women in the Next
Millennium -
"Issues and Challenges"

SIES - Ram Joshi Memorial Inter-Collegiate Elocution Trophy:

Sponsored by Jhaveri Bros. & Co. Pvt. Ltd., this annual event is a project based competition event amongst colleges offering Early Childhood Care and Education programmes.

SIES - Nani Palkhivala Annual Budget Review:

There is no other activity other than the annual financial statement of the government that evokes frenzied response, a period of animated suspense before its presentation and a feast of intellectual assessment in March each year. The Budget by far is the most significant event in the calendar of professionals, entrepreneurs, trade associations and academic campuses. This euphoria and public opinion formation is largely credited to barrister Nani Palkhivala who over three decades has made his annual assessment session more significant than even the budget. We have in our way sustained the efforts of Mr. Palkhivala by continuing his lecture series with Shri. P. Chidambaram, Former Union Finance Minister.

The budget review could not be continued as Shri. P.Chidambaram is currently the Union Finance Minister again and would be reviewed once he demits his office.

SIES -Inter Collegiate Debating & Essay Competittion:

An annual Inter-Collegiate debating and essay competition is conducted by the SIES College of Commerce & Economics, Sion (East). Essentially topics of relevance in Economics & Social Science form the subject of both essay and debate. A panel of experts drawn in consultation with the bank decides the relative merit of the presentations.

Union Budget Workshop:

Each year after the presentation of the Budget and after the public address by Shri. P. Chidambaram, the SIES College of Management Studies, Nerul, in association with the Unit Trust of India organizes a day long workshop on the several aspects of the Union Budget. The programme is an annual feature which is funded by Unit Trust of India and is now five years old. The discussions cover economic direction, direct and indirect tax proposals, capital markets, foreign exchange and sovereign rating.

SIES - Indian Express Rolling Trophy:

This is an inter-collegiate case study competition conducted annually with participation from future managers from eminent B-Schools.

SIES - HDFC Standard Life Rolling Trophy:

This is an Inter B-School paper presentation competition conducted annually.

SIES - SET Rolling Trophy:

This is a trophy set for creative excellence in advertisements. The advertisements are judged on the basis of lasting impact they have on the audience through their creative power. The presentation focuses on idea generation process and on the visual effectiveness of the advertisements.

SIES - BPCL Rolling Trophy:

This annual award is for advertising effectiveness. The focus is on the communication strategy for a brand that has been "Out of Limelight" and how the advertising campaign has metamorphosed it.

SIES - Eureka Forbes Rolling Trophy:

Biz Quiz is a management quizzing event of SIES College of Management Studies, Nerul, specifically designed to challenge very best of B-School students in the battle of wits and management acumen. The quiz is researched, developed and programmed with a very high degree of excellence and encompasses a whole range of topics relevant to the corporate world. This event is acclaimed as one of the most popular quizzing events by both the academia as well as the industry.

SIES - The Guinness Book Of Records

The SIES Institution has marked its presence in the Guinness Book of world record as well. Thismagnanimous feat was penned down in the history of the Guinness records when on 10th of August, 1997 a banner 8.5 Km long was presented by the Society to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Indian Independence.