SPJ in review – 2021

2021 has been quite a year! Our students and alumni around the world sought out amazing opportunities over the last 12 months, proving their excellence in many different ways.

We are so proud of everything our students and alumni achieved this year! Let’s take a look at some of their achievements.

Alumni

Ganesh Bhat (GMBA 2011)

  • QIP/CFT of the Year – Best Cross Functional Team Project
  • Best Manager – Digital of the year 2021

Parasharan Chari (GMBA 2007)

  • Raised INR 40 Cr in Funding for Medkart – A generic medicine chain

Ankur Chandra (GMBA 2012)

  • Awarded for Leading the Product Management and Design Function
  • Digital Tower of Legato, an Anthem company (Fortune 23)

Sushmit Godha (BBA 2021)

  • Successfully started a cold storage unit to help Indian farmers

Capt. Mohit Sabharwal (EMBA 2019)

  • Featured in ChordX Shipping Podcast
  • Published an article: Learning and Growth Mindset – A belief and way of life

Vinit Kore (MGB 2016)

  • Landed a dream job with Blitz
  • Co-founding a new sports company that will launch in 2022

Ankita Paranjape (MGB 2019)

  • Employee of the Year 2021 and Employee of the Quarter Q1 2021
  • Served Ration kits to 500+ laborers in UAE
  • Guest speaker at PSGRKCW college

Chirag Galundia (GMBA 2010)

  • 40under40 Top Digital Professionals, Exchange4media

Mohammad Ashar (GMBA 2011)

  • Authored and published ‘Reflection’ (YourQuote)
  • Won “Rising Star” award by Star Icon 2021 (Recognised for more than 14 publications in a single year)

Rolly Sitani (GMBA 2009)

  • Chosen to be part of the Marketing and Creative Judging Committee, Stevie International Business Awards

Pankaj Bothra (BBA 2021)

  • Metal City (Pankaj’s start-up) was awarded with Best Quality Product Service Provided of the Year at International Service Pride Award
  • Selected among the top 750 delegates at Bureau of Middle East Recycling (BMR)
  • Appointed as the Director of Metsons Industries Pvt. Ltd

Sonali Rawal Nambiar (GMBA 2014)

  • Promoted to Director of the Dubai Branch (Anand Rathi Wealth Management)
  • Featured in Economic Times in Bangalore and Mumbai

Rohit Grover (EMBA 2020)

  • Started a new venture in the Wealth Management domain – ‘Wealth Corner’

Aakanksha Bhargava (GMBA 2007)

  • Aakanksha’s company, PMR, was felicitated at the “Rise to the Challenge Awards 2021” in the Transportation & Logistics sector award category.
  • PMR is a recipient of “Superior Quality Achievement Award” in the International Transportation Services Category at Graebel’s 2021 Excellence Awards.
  • PMR is awarded with ‘Silver Award’ for Cartus Global Citizenship Award 2021 for the CSR Initiatives undertaken during 2020 & 2021.
  • PMR is presented with the prestigious Platinum Award for ‘Commitment to Excellence’ by the ‘Cartus Global Network’ in 2021

Akhil Somani (GMBA 2010)

  • Promoted to Managing Partner, Dec 2021
  • Diamond of the Month Award, May 2021
  • Excellence Award in Eligible Client Acquisition, May 2021
  • League of Club Award, May 2021
  • Featured among “101 Top Most Influential BFSI Leaders”, ET NOW World Congress Awards, Feb 2021

Vaibhav Neema (MGB 2017)

  • Winner of Mr India 2021
  • Featured in an ad film for Goa Tourism
  • Part of the Droom Calendar
  • Walked the ramp for several top fashion designers

Students

Tanjeet Singh Wadhwa (GMBA Intake of 2021)

  • Selected for the SP Jain Placement Committee (Term 2)
  • Participant, Pedia 1.0 – ‘Entrepreneurship Cross Campus Competition’
  • Awarded for being a top ‘Creative and Precise Communicators’, Intra Pecha Kucha Competition

Bhavish Adwani (BBA Intake of 2018)

Initiated Partnerships with 2 Indonesian Based NGO’s:

  • Limb for Limbless Centre (Raised funds for 35 artificial limbs)
  • SLC (Worked with EcoYouth and Girl Up Sydney to raise funds for 22 wheelchairs)

Kavya Sangam (BEC Intake of 2019)

  • Speaker at Aunua Academy Youth Education Summit

Madhav Singhal (MGB Intake of 2021)

  • Founded a 3D Printing Startup to help frontline workers with latest tech.
  • Awarded ‘The Top 3D Printing Startup of India in 2021’, Industrial Outlook Magazine.

Atul Anand (GMBA 2011, DBA Batch 15)

  • Won 6 awards for professional achievements in 2021
  • Authored the book – ‘Experiencing Life As a YOGI
  • Won ‘Cherry Book – Author of the year award’
  • Won the I”NSPIRO award – Author of the year category

Tushar Tayal (BBA Intake of 2019)

ACADEMIC/EXTRA-CURRICULAR RECOGNITIONS:

  • Dean’s List Rank 1 for 4 consecutive semesters
  • 2nd Prize in IEEE Hackathon – Team Anovators
  • 1st Prize in Think Tank Business Pitch competition during Entrepreneurship week
  • 2nd Prize in Godfather during Entrepreneurship week
  • 1st Prize Crticial Thinking Challenger

BUSINESS/STARTUP RECOGNITIONS:

  • Travelidea (Tushar’s start-up) has become a private limited firm- Experience Travelidea Private Limited (ISO9001:2015 certified)
  • Travelidea’s dynamic website with IATA APIs – both B2B and B2C with international reach is already in pilot testing and would be launched by January end
  • Travelidea (Tushar’s start-up) has won ‘SiliconIndia’s Top 10 most promising travel company’ award
  • Won 1.1 Million INR Funding recently valuing company at 15 times the book value
  • Appointed as a Director in Aureum Business Consulting and Financial Advisor Private Limited (Another Startup founded in partnership with 33.33% stake)
  • Co-Founded an export-import trading company with an SP Jain peer – Eximtia Global Private Limited

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:

  • Awarded the ‘Young Entrepreneur 2021’ award by IAF
  • SiliconIndia’s Top 10 most promising Travel Company
  • Appointed as the District Joint Secretary by National Human Rights and Crime Control Bureau, India

SOCIAL SERVICE:

  • Contributed INR 1,00,000 for Flood Relief in Assam through Travelidea

Pooja Agrawal (BBA Intake of 2018)

  • Founder & President, Girl Up Sydney
  • Organsied Girl Up Sydney’s first fundraiser, March 2021 (Raised over 800 AUD in a week)
  • Invited to the Annual Global Leadership Summit organised by Girl Up HQ

Siva Priya Ganti (BBC Intake of 2021)

  • Earned a Diploma in Kuchipudi Dance (With Distinction) from Potti Sreeramula Telugu University Member of Council of International Dance (CID), an organisation headed by UNESCO

Mayank Mittal (BBA Intake of 2021)

  • 2nd Runners Up in Business Startup Plan, University of Delhi, May 2021
  • Recipient of the Global Citizenship Award by SP Jain
  • Felicitated by Sankalp NGO
  • Awarded for hosting the first business fest at SP Jain Mumbai

Harshil Shah (MGB Intake of 2021)

  • Recommended by the Hon’ble Consulate General of India in Dubai to work for the India Pavilion at The Expo 2020

Rishabh Bhatia (BBA Intake of 2019)

  • Represented SP Jain at an Inter-University Marketing Pitch Competition by Skyline University, UAE (Won 2nd Runners Up & Special Mention)
  • Landed an internship in Sydney through Vodited

Navisha Wadhwa (BBA Intake of 2020) & Rishabh Bhatia (BBA Intake of 2019)

  • Ranked #3 in the Digital Advertisement Competition held by the Skyline University, Sharjah (UAE)

Saurabh Wadhawan (DBA Batch 10)

  • Top scorer in SP Jain’s DBA Batch 10 (CGPA of 4.15)
  • 6 research papers published and presented

Bafna Tushaar Jain (BBA Intake of 2019) & Sanskruti Dhawley (BBA Intake of 2020)

  • Won the gold medal at Perpetuating Synergy – an International Case Study competition of Precipice 2021

Hari Saravanabhavan (DBA Batch 9)

  • Inducted into the Forbes Technology Council and the Analytics India Magazine Councils
  • Honorary Board Member at ICFAI Busines School and KIIT School of Management

Sreekar Bharadwaj (GMBA Intake of 2021)

  • Startup pitch “BOLT DELIVERY” won at PIDEA Entrepreneurship Competition (SP Jain)
  • Among Top 8 at Hackcellence International
  • Semi-finalist at Eureka fest (IIT Bombay)
  • 2nd Runners Up at ‘Clash of Titans’ (American University of Sharjah)

Sanskruti Dhawley (BBA Intake of 2020)

  • Won 2 startup pitch competitions: Jag Think Tank and IEEE Hackathon
  • Won All India Case study competition and Godfather stock simulation
  • Chaired 3 MUNs
  • Rebranded and launched a website for her startup – Synergia
  • Won the Volunteer Excellence Award by UPAY NGO
  • Promoted to be the Secretariat of Operations for UPAY NGO
  • Promoted to be the Club President for EcoYouth, SP Jain
  • Joined Robin hood Army in India
  • Landed and completed 4 internships

Sachit Swroop (GMBA Intake of 2021)

  • Winner of the PIDEA Entrepreneurship Competition at SP Jain
  • Top 11 in Hackcellence competition (Participation from 26 countries)
  • Semi-Finalist of Eureka GCC Competition by IIT Bombay

Tanishqa Kambli & Chinmay Naik (BBA Intake of 2018)

  • Won the NOVUS Digital Marketing Championship

Amisha Garg (BBA Intake of 2018)

  • Attended the GITEX Technology Meet in UAE 2021
  • Interviewed renowned companies at GITEX Technology Week GITEX GLOBAL
  • Collaborated with 2 NGOs- Being Helping Hands and Awaaz Foundation
  • Social Media Influencer (fashion, lifestyle, travel). Collaborated with many brands and joined many workshops

Congratulations on all these wonderful achievements, SP Jain family! Wishing you many more accomplishments in 2022!

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