Shikha Ruchandani is SPPU topper MBA 2017 - receives 9 Gold Medals


It was a rich haul of Gold medals for Shikha Ruchandani of Sinhgad Institutes who secured the first rank in the MBA Final year Examinations held in April/ 2017 by SPPU - Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Shikha Ruchandani Management student of Sinhgad Institute of Business Administration & Research, Kondhwa popularly known as SIBAR, is one of the premier institutes for pursuing Management Studies in the region. Hailing from a well reputed family with an affluent business background, Shikha was quick to absorb the theoretical learning of management subjects with actual practice. She was a consistent achiever not only in studies but also in many co-curricular activities. Dr. Avadhoot Pol, Director of SIBAR speaking about Shikha, fondly recalls, “ Shikha was a dedicated student always eager to learn asking questions, gathering information, interacting and understanding situations with as much clarity as possible. She has wonderful communication and presentation skills. She also displayed excellent convincing skills which is very useful in pursuing a career in management.”

Shikha was awarded 9 Gold Medals for her outstanding academic performance. The list of Gold Medals awarded to Shikha Ruchandani are listed below:

1. The Venkateshwara Hatcheries Ltd Gold Medal
2. The Hari Malini Joshi Gold Medal
3. Cummins Gold Medal in International Business Management
4. Dr. P.C. Shejwalkar Amrut Mahotsava Suvarnapadak
5. Vidya Vachaspati Diwakar Abhyankar Gold Medal
6. Late Sushama Chandrashekhar Chitale Gold Medal
7. Dr. M. S. Gosavi Suvarna Mahotsav Paritoshak
8. Tribhuvandas Hochandra Doshi Paritoshak
9. The Maratha Chamber G. D. Apte Memorial Prize of Rs. 6600/- only
At a solemn function Prof. M. N. Navale Founder President of Sinhgad Institutes honored Shikha Ruchandani. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Navale congratulated Shikha wishing her a bright future ahead. ‘Sinhgad Institutes has a rich legacy of academic excellence and Shikha has done all of us proud with her remarkable achievement. With holistic education and strong values that she has imbibed very well, we are sure that Shikha would go on to serve humanity and make the world a better place. We wish her a bright wonderful future ahead.”

Shikha credits her achievements to the great Professors and mentors at Sinhgad Institutes besides her family support. Speaking on her achievement she says, “I never expected so many Gold Medals. My focus was to imbibe as much knowledge as possible in Management studies. Sinhgad Institutes has been the perfect campus to provide such a wonderful learning atmosphere. I express my deep gratitude to my Director Dr. Avadhoot Pol and all my wonderful professors who have helped me to achieve this remarkable result of becoming the SPPU topper in MBA. Your motivation and persistent efforts have helped me to realize my potential.” Shikha is currently employed with Axa in Investment Banking profile.