Expert Lecture

International Guest Lecture “Analysis of HRD”
Date: 10 September 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an international guest lecture “Analysis of HRD” for students undergoing HR specialization. The session was conducted online though zoom. The resource person was Dr.Shakya Gamage, lecturer from Elizabeth School of London, UK. The lecture began with an introduction and welcome address by Ms. Chandrika from BCom V semester. The resource person discussed the various tasks undertaken by HR Departments in various organizations, key indicators of HR effectiveness and HRD mechanisms. She also deliberated on the ongoing trends and future of HRD. She enlightened the students on the concept of empowerment and engagement in HRD. There was a questionnaire session at the end where many students interacted and their queries were resolved. This lecture series was an attempt to raise the competitiveness of individuals in accordance to demand of the corporate. The session was concluded with a vote of thanks.

Expert Lecture Role of Professionals in Nation Building
Date: 14 August 2023
Chartered Accountants, Certified Management Accountants, Company Secretaries and the like play a pivotal role in the financial landscape, serving as trusted advisors who provide expertise in areas of financial management, compliance, and strategic decision-making. These professionals bring a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles, tax regulations, and financial reporting standards to guide organizations and individuals in optimizing their financial operations. It is important that students too are acquainted with the professional ethics and their role in Nation Building.

In this regard, an expert lecture was organized for the students pursuing CA / CS Courses on 14th August 2023 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm in A3 Auditorium. The resource person was CA P.J Johney Pallivathukkal, B.Sc, FCA- Johney & Co Eddapally, Kerala.

CA P.J Johney Pallivathukkal, started the session with an inspiring quote “Either I get corrupted and be in Forbes richest people list and leave my people with nothing OR I serve my country, my people and let my country be in the list of top 10 economies of the country” as quoted by ex-prime minister of Singapore P M Lee Kuan Yew.

The resource person explained the importance of professionalism and its relevance to the economy. He emphasized that to be good professionals and to stand by ethics and integrity requires the 3 I”s that signify- Interest, Intelligence and Involvement and the 3 P’s that is Planning, Preparation and Perseverance. The session was interactive and enriching. The resource person concluded the session by quoting the Japanese proverb “If one can do, you can do, and If no one can do, you must do.”

Expert Lecture on Building a Career in Analytics
Date: 11 August 2023
In today's intricate business landscape, where data flows in abundance from various sources, business analytics stands as the compass that guides decision-makers towards well-informed choices. By delving into data patterns, trends, and correlations, organizations can unravel insights that lead to more precise market predictions, optimized operations, and enhanced customer experiences. Business analytics serves as a bridge between raw data and actionable intelligence, enabling businesses to uncover hidden opportunities, streamline processes, and maintain a competitive edge.

The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance conducted an Expert Lecture titled “Building a Career in Analytics” . The resource person was Mr. AV Rahul, a distinguished professional in the field of Analytics. The lecture aimed to provide various valuable insights to the students about pursuing a career in the dynamic and evolving field of Analytics. He spoke about the career opportunities in the field of Analytics and covered various domains of Business Analytics. Around 250 BCom students participated in the programme.

The main objective of this lecture was to educate the students about the various opportunities available in the Analytics Industry, guide them on the skills required to excel in this field, to give them various insights regarding the career phases and to inspire them to consider Analytics as a viable career option. The session was interactive and the students were benefitted by the conduct of the session.

Expert Talk on Business Economics
Date: 27 April 2023
Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert talk on “BUSINESS ECONOMICS” on 27th April 2023 from 1.40 pm to 2.40 pm in Auditorium A2, Admin Block for the first-year B Com P4 and P7 students. Dr. Raja Kamal C.H, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Commerce addressed the students.

The main objective of the session was to make the students aware of the basic concepts of Economics. The speaker discussed various topics like Diminishing Marginal utility, Factors of Production, and Cost concepts. Dr. Raja Kamal also explained concepts of Business Economics that have practical applications with the support of real-life examples.

It was an interactive session among the students and the speaker also added information regarding the importance and various applications of business economics. The session concluded after clearing the queries of the students.

Expert Talk on Investment in Equity and Debt Securities
Date: 17 February 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert talk on “Investment in Equity and Debt Securities” on 17th February 2023 for first-year B.Com International Business and Finance students. Mr. Kamal R, CPA, Global SOX Lead, 3M-ANSR Ltd, Bengaluru addressed the students.

The main objective of the session was to make the students understand the concepts of Financial Accounting and Reporting. The concepts of equity and debt securities were discussed at length. The speaker shared information on investments and the various modes of investments by quoting real-life scenarios. Different categories of debt instruments and their importance to the stock market, stock market fluctuations and their implications on the economy, valuation of securities under the net income method and equity method, and the like were discussed during the session.

The session was informative. The session concluded with a Q & A.

Expert Talk on Information Technology-1
Date: 13 February 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert talk on “Information Technology-1” on 13th February 2023 from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm in Room No.A403, Admin Block for the first-year B Com International Business and Finance students. Mr. Kamal R, CPA, Global SOX Lead, 3M-ANSR Ltd, Bengaluru addressed the students.

The main objective of the session was to create awareness among the students on Information Technology and also emphasize the importance of the practical aspects and significance of Information Technology. The speaker discussed various topics such as hardware, software, and methods of processing. Mr. Kamal also explained topics under information technology that has practical application with the support of real-life examples. The speaker highlighted the importance of IT as a subject and the weightage of IT in the CPA exam. Mr. Kamal also added information on the IT sector in the business world and the job opportunities available in this sector.

It was an interactive and informative session where all the queries of the students were clarified by the speaker.

Expert Lecture on Modern Aspects of Finance
Date: 17 January 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert lecture on “Modern Aspects of Finance on 17th January 2023 for the I st year B Com (CMA) students. Mr. Nikit Dani, CMA,CPA, Financial Controller, Aeries Bengaluru addressed the students.

The session started with a brief overview of the CMA course. The real world scenarios in the corporate world especially in finance sector was the main highlight of the session. The speaker also highlighted the value that a degree holder with a professional qualification can fetch in the market when compared to a degree holder. The perks attached to the professional courses and the growth patterns of those with a professional course were discussed.

The roles and responsibilities of a CMA Professional were discussed at length. The huge potential the profession offers and also the wide arena of opportunities that one enjoys while being a professional cannot be expressed in words. The speaker encouraged the students to work hard and to never give up.

It was an interactive session among the students and the speaker Mr Nikit Dani concluded the session by giving motivational example of Paytm CEO. The session was interesting and thought provoking.

Expert Talk on “Crypto for Beginners”
Date: 11 January 2023
A guest lecture was organized by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance for the VIth semester Honours students on 11th January 2023 . The resource person for the day was Prof Mahesh S Betasur BA, LLB, LLM (PhD) - Kristu Jayanti College. The emcee for the session was Janmejay Sidhant, student of VIth semester, B Com Honours. The session began at 11:00 am with a prayer followed by the welcome address by Nafiya, student of VIth semester, BCom Honours.

The speaker threw light on the following aspects. Whether trading in crypto currency legal in India & whether crypto currency was legalised in India. The speaker explained the basic concepts of crypto currency and the nature and characteristics of the currency in a simple and understandable manner. He also shared the advantages and disadvantages of the same and also gave a brief on the crypto currency exchange in India, which included Coin DCX (2018), Uno Coin and BTCXIndia (2013) and many more. The speaker further elucidated how RBI issued a bill in 2021 which stated the rules and regulations to be followed in order to trade crypto currency in India followed by the Operationalisation of Central Bank Digital Currency by RBI.

The session was informative and enlightening.

Expert Talk on Judicial Pronouncements
Date: 21 November 2022
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance at Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) organised an Expert Talk on the topic "Judicial Pronouncements" for students in their final year B.Com Professional students on 21st November 2022 at Auditorium A2, Third Floor Admin Block. Three distinguished members from Income Tax Department Mrs. Neethu S. Thottammariyil, IRS, Mrs. T.N. Srividya, and Mrs. Shwetha K. R addressed the students.

Mrs. Neethu S, IRS, Deputy Director Training, National Academy of Direct Taxes, Regional Campus Bengaluru, motivated the students by explaining her experiences and the dedication she put in to become an IRS Officer. She clarified some of the common misconceptions about the terms "tax" and "raid" held by the general population. Mrs.Neethu discussed a variety of subjects, including the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), various income heads, field formation, and significant cases in her own experience.

The session was continued by Mrs. T.N. Srividya, an Income-tax Officer at the Ministerial Training Institute in Bengaluru, who gave an idea of tax evasion and the steps that are taken by the Income Tax Department when they notice tax evasion. She explained the procedures that occur after the public file their Income Tax Returns (ITR), such as assessment, scrutiny, survey, impounding, prosecution, and so forth. Mrs.Srividya discussed the cases from her professional experiences and how they brought prominent tax evaders under the law. A video was played explaining how the tax money is utilised for ‘nation-building.

The session concluded with an address by Mrs. Shwetha K R, Inspector at the Income Tax Department, who listed the numerous organisations through which a person can join the Income Tax Department (ITD) such as Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The Expert Talk ended with a Question and Answer session wherein the resource persons clarified the queries raised by the students. It was really an educational and enlightening session for the students.

Expert Talk on “Gateway to Success”
Date: 08/09/2022
To build confidence among students and to succeed in the competitive exams such as CA/CS, an expert lecture was organised by the department. Mr. Suresh Kumar Mani was invited as the resource person. The chief guest took over the session by explaining about the importance of the CA/CS professional courses and the opportunities that lie ahead.

The speaker stated that the Chartered Accountants make valuable contribution in the fields of tax planning, capital budgeting, budget forecasting, financing, preparation of books of accounts, and the like. From drafting rules to provisions to implementation of taxes, the role and expertise of CAs cannot be stated in words.The speaker also shared the career prospects of Company Secretary citing the duties & responsibilities and the role played by the CS professionals in the well-being of companies.

Boost Brainpower with Healthy Eating
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance in collaboration with the Women Empowerment Cell organized a session on ‘Boosting Brainpower with Healthy Eating’. Ms. Suneetha Rao (M.Sc., RD), Chief Nutritionist at NU Hospitals, Bengaluru was the Resource Person for the expert talk. The session took place on the 20th of August 2022 at the Main Block Auditorium M1 at 10:00 am.

The talk consisted of a wide variety of topics scaling from ‘What foods to be taken to boost the brainpower’ to ‘Why is physical activity very important for a human being’. Ms. Rao spoke on the foods to be avoided, how to eat healthy, gut health, eating habits and how human beings can improve their health by losing body weight.

The session also included tips for healthy living and laid emphasis on consumption of fruits and vegetables, following a healthy diet, avoiding foods that contain fats, avoiding overeating & undereating and exposure to sunlight for at least fifteen minutes per day. The session was enlightening and informative

Commemorative Lecture on “Damage Caused by War to The Environment”
Date: 10/06/2022
A nation's survival depends on resources from the environment. The progression of warfare and its effects on the environment continued with the invention of weapons of mass destruction. The result of innovations in chemical warfare led to a broad range of different chemicals for war and domestic use but also resulted in unforeseen environmental damage. To create awareness among the participants regarding the damage caused by war to the environment, an expert lecture was organized, Shri. Harsha Vardhan Umre, IRS, Additional Commissioner CUSTOMS AND GST, Bangalore (Founder. Ahimsa Foundation) was invited as a resource person.

The chief guest took over the session by explaining about then war that took place in the name of religion and kingdoms. He also explained the after-effects of Ist and IInd world war. It was the most horrible in human history. At the end of the war, millions of people were dead and millions more homeless, the European economy had collapsed, and much of the European industrial infrastructure had been destroyed. This talk gave a clear idea about the impacts caused by nuclear weapons and chemical weapons that degrades the environment with examples of atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,Fukushima accident in Japan.

The expert lecture on damages caused by war to the environment created a great awareness among students and faculties.

Expert Lecture on “Current Trends in Intellectual Property Law in India”
Date: 09/04/2022
Intellectual property right (IPR) is the right granted to the creators of intellectual property and includes trademarks, copyrights, patent, industrial design rights and trade secrets. Dr.Mohan R Bolla, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College of Law was the resource person for the expert lecture.

The resource person took over the session by explaining the importance of IPR in the present scenario, followed by the different types and the dual role played by copyrights. The talk gave a clear idea about the different rights granted by copyright such as the economic and moral rights, about right of paternity and right of integrity which comes under the moral rights. The topic of infringement of copyright was dealt with in detail. The session also gave insights on Section 52 of the Copyright Law. The various tools available for patenting were also discussed. The importance of filing patents and the patent filing procedures were discussed at length. The patents are classified as IPC (International Patent Classification), USPC (United States Patent Classification) and CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification) by World Intellectual Property Organization. Different search engines such as Espacenet, USPTO, WIPO’s patent scope, Indian patent office and patent searches such as keyword based search, patent classification based search and structural based search were also explored.

Expert lecture on – “BRAND YOU”
Date: 19/02/2022
Personal branding is what shapes the perception of an individual in the eyes of the public. Personal branding is all about building your reputation, creating an image of yourself for the outside world and marketing yourself as an individual. Due to increasing competition in the job market, it is essential that individuals build their own brand. An expert lecture was organised for the students to share tips on building a personal brand. Personal brand is more than a reflection of who you are today; it’s a roadmap of where you to go.In this regard, Mr. Charles Godwin, HR Leader of Zoho Corporation ,the resource person shared insights to help one create an authentic personal brand—and amplify their career in the process. Developing a personal brand might sound challenging, but there are incremental steps you can take to build credibility in your field.

He also emphasised that career decision is one of the most significant decisions in one’s life and therefore, it must not be taken under parents’ compulsion or peer pressure. He also motivated the students to never go out of following their own passion. He also encouraged the young minds to think differently.

Expert Lecture on Mental Wellness
Date: 10/02/2022
Globally, one in seven persons experience mental disorders yet these remain largely unrecognized. The consequences of failing to address adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults. Individuals with mental health conditions are particularly vulnerable to social exclusion, discrimination, social stigma, educational difficulties, risk-taking behaviours, physical ill-health and human rights violations and an increased risk to career setbacks too.

A session on mental wellness was being addressed by Dr. Alice Aloysius, who is a notable psychologist and student counsellor. In her session she makes us familiar with the term “Mental Wellness”. Considering the role mental health plays on each aspect of our lives, she emphasizes on the importance of mental wellness and how it is important in someone’s life, 7 things that lead to emotional instability i.e. over thinking, improper diet, social media addiction, making excuses, gossips, being too much emotional and laziness She also stressed on the need of mindfulness meditation, good mental wellness, self-actualization and self-awareness.

The session concluded with an open discussion wherein the queries raised by the students were clarified by the resource person.

Expert Talk on Accounting Frauds And Its Challenges
Date: 01th December, 2021
As a part of Chartered Accountant’s role in the frauds taking place in today’s world, the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance conducted an expert lecture through the offline platform on 1st December 2021. The resource person for the session was Mr. Mridul Agarwal, who is a Chartered Accountant, Lawyer, M.Com graduate by qualification running his own firm and company in Bangalore and also a faculty at ICAI.

The objective of the session was to explain how accounting and financial frauds take place in the real world and the role a Chartered Accountant has to play in preventing and detecting frauds and the use of upcoming technology (block chain technology) in order to make the work simpler and transparent. The session was conducted for the academic and holistic development for the students of the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance.

Awareness programme on “Menstrual Health and Hygiene”
Date: 26th October 2021
The Women Empowerment Cell in collaboration with the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) Bangalore, organized an awareness programme on “Menstrual Health and Hygiene” exclusively for the first and second year undergraduate girl students of the department on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am via Zoom Video conferencing portal. Ms. Theertha , the student coordinator, welcomed the gathering. The resource person for the session was Ms. Roshnee Bhowmick, CSR Executive, Unicharm India. She enlightened the students about the importance of personal hygiene and the menstrual Health.

In her talk, Ms. Roshnee Bhowmick, mentioned the significance of regular exercise, proper diet and stress-free environment for proper reproductive health and highlighted on the inevitability of being aware of personal growth and changes and irregularities in the menstrual cycle that could be indicators of serious health issues. The speaker shared insights on the biological aspects of growth and changes in women and gave tips on how to improve on their personal hygiene. Ms. Roshnee Bhowmick, harped on the necessity to practice yoga especially vajrasana, shaahnkasana and Marjariasana and regular exercises for student’s personal well-being and also shared tips on how to prepare and deal with stress and mood-swings on the days of menstruation. She spoke about hormonal changes that lead to emotional and behavioural changes during puberty. Around 300 participants attended the session with great enthusiasm. The session was interactive and several queries were raised by the students and all the queries were addressed by the speaker. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks.

Expert Lecture on “Role of Registrar of Companies un Enforcement of Companies Act 2013”
Date: 09th October 2021
Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert lecture on the “Role of Registrar of Companies in enforcement of Companies Act 2013” on 9th October 2021 at 11.15 am in Auditorium 1, Main Block. Shri .V. Sajeevan, ICLS, Registrar of Companies and Ms.H.S.Aparna, ICLS, Assistant Registrar of Companies, Karnataka, Ministry Of Corporate Affairs, Government of India addressed the students. The programme was exclusively organized for the final year B.Com Students of the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance.

Shri .V. Sajeevan, ICLS, Registrar of Companies addressed the students about the role of Registrar of Companies in enforcing the Companies Act. The RoC focused on how they ensure that various provisions of Companies Act are complied with by the companies. The main point of discussions included important schedules of the Act, types of Companies, the procedures to start a company, changes in the key definitions of “Company” and One Person Companies and more. Ms.H.S.Aparna, ICLS, Assistant Registrar of Companies, discussed about the role of the office of Registrar of Companies in detecting fraud and fraudulent activities. Her experiences in identifying and tackling the fraud by companies were shared with the students. Assistant RoC provided evidence about multilevel marketing scams taking place in the city and across the country.

The session concluded with open discussion in which both RoC and Assistant RoC clarified the queries raised by the students with regard to Companies Act. The expert lecture helped the students to understand the role of Registrar of Companies in ensuring the ethical business by Companies.

Expert Lecture On “CFA- Certification, Preparation & Opportunities”
Date: 17th September 2021
Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert lecture on CFA- certification, preparation & opportunities on 17th September 2021 through virtual platform to provide an overview about Chartered Financial Analyst programme. Mr. Subin Nair, CFA Level II candidate and strategic financial consultant addressed the students.

Mr. Subin Nair explained about the three levels of CFA programme by highlighting the fact that CFA is the elite programme among many other professional certification programmes. The different subjects to be studied at various levels of CFA programme was explained to the participants along with the respective curriculum. Mr. Nair provided a detailed information about various career opportunities available for the CFA. The speaker pointed out that the opportunities available for CFA is not only in corporate but also in regulatory bodies like SEBI, RBI etc. the participants were reminded about the importance of hard work and determination required to clear the various levels of CFA programme.

The session was an enlightening session for the students as they gained knowledge about the CFA programme. The expert lecture helped the students to understand the need of meticulous preparation for CFA programme

Guest Lecture on Digital Sabbath
Date: 19th August, 2021
Digitalization can serve as a boon or a bane. On one hand, the digital world has grown leaps and bounds and on the other hand, excessive use of gadgets, surfing over the internet for unsavoury subjects, does bring in pitfalls. While we see people experiencing digital weariness, yet the fact remains that we cannot do without it either.

The idea of a digital Sabbath has been floating around for about a decade. It comes as an antidote to our busy lives, which is exhaustive and tiring. At the same time, it may seem paradoxical that abstaining from technology could help us connect better, as it was believed that technology had actually fostered deeper connections with the people.

Technology Shabbat or Tech Shabbat is a term coined in 2010 by Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg to describe a day of rest or cessation from the use of all technology. Sabbath does not mean to escape the blinking screens of our electronic world, but looking for mechanisms that lead to a realisation of dedicating quality time to any endeavour, without interruption or distraction from the digital world.

With this noble intent, the department of Professional Accounting and Finance organises an awakening talk in the form of a guest lecture titled “Digital Sabbath”

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