From The Principal’s Desk
Dr. Poonam Verma

Dr. Poonam Verma

Principal, SSCBS

Founded in 1987, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies is a constituent college of University of Delhi, 100% funded by Government of NCT of Delhi. Accredited Grade A by NAAC, we are committed to produce leaders of tomorrow.    In the very recent survey by India Today (June 2019), SSCBS has been ranked as the second best college in India for undergraduate education in management.

We offer full time regular courses: Bachelor of Management Studies [BMS], Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial & Investment Analysis) [BBA (FIA)], B.Sc. (Hons.)-Computer Science, and PG Diploma in Cyber Laws [PGDCL].  Students are admitted to our flagship programs BMS, BBA (FIA) through an all India Entrance exam, DU-JAT, conducted by University of Delhi.  We are the first college in DU to offer one year PG course in cyber security, to cater to huge demand of cyber security experts in industry.

Once the students are on board, we ensure they interact and collaborate well.  Our faculty, staff, students and alumni actively work in cohesion to create conducive environment where every student develops roots of responsibility and wings of freedom leading to their holistic development and lifelong learning.  The students in return have brought laurels to the college, society and country consistently since inception of the college. 

Our SSCBS family, our facilities and our vision – every element is focused on benefitting and developing each one of our students.  We teach, coach, counsel, and impart life skills through a wide array of student activities.  We make it a mutual learning process, standing behind every student and enjoying with them as well.   We have a supportive, learning environment with each one of us duly engaged, accessible to our students, and many other lighter opportunities to interact with each other through societies, social upliftment initiatives, alumni talks, industry visits etc. Our diverse and wide ranging societies have won great accolades, prizes and fans across India and globe, universities, institutes and colleges, and people at large.

We also have student council through elected student representatives, which helps students on wide array of matters and maintains a healthy two-way interaction with faculty and me.

Our college was the first undergraduate college in DU to dedicated placement support. As an indicator of overall development and strong management teaching inputs transforming 10+2 students into young professionals with high industry acceptance level, we have an excellent placement track record all through the years since inception. In academic year 2018-19, we placed 92% of students registered for seeking placement.   Typically, the placements are at roles like consultants, business analysts, investment banking associates, risk consultant, client strategist, business research associate, software developers, data science analysts etc. Our recruiters include Google, BlackRock, Reckitt Benckiser, Knight Frank, Grant Thornton, JLL, CBRE, McKinsey Knowledge Center, RocSearch, BCG, Bain Capability Center, DE Shaw, EY, Bira, MetLife, Deloitte, KPMG etc. While the average package was Rs. 7 lakhs p.a. during 2018-19, the highest package was Rs. 18 LPA.  

Besides the final placements, students also aim for higher studies. Globally renowned institutes like IIMs, ISB, XLRI, FMS, Harvard, Chicago Booth, Tuck School, Columbia, U-Penn etc. have SSCBS graduates as their students who have further excelled there because of strong development during their collegiate years at SSCBS.

While we develop leaders of tomorrow, we encourage students to take risks, to be entrepreneurs, to be the job creators rather than being job seekers. SSCBS has promoted an independently run section 8 company - SSCBS Innovation and Incubation Foundation (SIIF) to provide a well-developed start-up ecosystem to students, alumni and faculty of the college, including an extensive industry / mentors’ network, facilities and incubation centre spread over 20,000 sq. ft. at first floor.  Its CEO is our own alumnus with MBA from IIM-A and 26 years of corporate experience.   Out of 33 ventures approved for incubation at SIIF, 16 start-ups have scaled up well and 4-5 of these are now seeking VC funding. SIIF has already provided seed money of Rs. 44.5 lakhs to 7 start-ups. We have success stories like Woo Coupons, Perspectico, Knick Knack Nook, Chocowishes, Bookyzia, CareUp Plus, PlatinumGate, ReneYou GreenTech etc., which have been incubated by SIIF.

We also have an active alumni association as many of our alumni are now who-is-who of the industry at CXO, MD levels, and have also attained heights in areas like fine arts, government services, politics, media, academics, law etc. Our alumni are spread all over the world, reinforcing the brand equity of SSCBS.

As the world around us has been changing, we have been evolving too.  We have been continuously working upon our course contents, pedagogy and working systems, ensuring that the students get the best learning and value system for their future.  As our courses, contents and delivery have progressed, we had moved to our new campus in July 2017.  This iconic campus with G+7 levels is example of how Government can create one of the finest facilities in undergraduate education ecosystem in India. It has 56 airconditioned classrooms with latest teaching audio video equipment, a large auditorium (500+ capacity), 4 conference halls (100+ capacity), independent examination halls, 7 PC labs, Library spread over two floors, placement zone, cafeteria and separate well-managed (and air-conditioned!!) hostels for boys and girls.

The time one spends at SSCBS is an exciting journey for all of us, to have lifelong relationships, to be a better individual than others, and to add value to this country.  Whether inside or outside of the college premises, you should be a thorough professional, a true citizen. While the college has all the mechanisms and processes to handle untoward situations / grievances, the college expects you to have impeccable conduct, high moral behaviour, mutual respect and care, to be a human being with the highest values and virtues.

The future holds tremendous promise for all of us. 

It begins with you. Let’s create it together, and be proud of it.

Best wishes,

Dr. Poonam Verma