Encore West 2017
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management – Pune has prided itself for being a pioneer in the field of business institutes since 1978. It takes cognizance of the fact that the responsibility to create distinguished and highly capable business leaders rests majorly with a B-School and thus it must fulfil the same. The institute considers its alumni as an extended part of its family and seeks to continually re-enforce the relationship it shares with them. To physically realize these goals, a vibrant network which aids in institution building has been established through the means of Encore. Encore is an event organized by SIBM Pune to engage with its alumni on an annual basis. It combines the formal setting of an alumni meet with the informal environment of a batch reunion to forge strong bonds. It is unlike any other reunions or alumni events, a unique feature being the presence of attendees from every batch of SIBM Pune. Since its inception, the wholesome experience Encore provides has been enthralling for all its member parties.
Encore West 2017 was organized at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on 23rd September, 2017. It was attended by alumni that graduated from batches ranging from 2000 to 2017. Director of SIBM Pune, Dr. R Raman accompanied by esteemed faculty Mr. Sandeep Bhattacharya and Mr. Santosh Gopalkrishnan interacted with the alumni present and presented an overview of the recent milestones attained by SIBM Pune. The Saturday evening extravaganza also entailed the screening of a welcome video that comprised of the various council teams, its recent events and student achievements. With a series of quiz rounds on topics of general knowledge, the competitive spirit of the erstwhile students was rekindled. This translated into enthusiasm that was displayed throughout the evening and went on to the wee hours of the morning. Old bonds were strengthened, new connections were forged and Encore 2017 was labelled as a grand success