Expert Lecture

International Lecture Series on Moving from Shadows to Central Stage
Date: 09 February 2024
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an International Lecture Series on 2nd February 2024 titled “Moving from shadows to Central stage” for the final year students of the department. The objective of this lecture series was to create awareness among the students on the importance of leadership roles. Dr. Antonio Esqueda Flores, Senior Director, International student Services and Ms. Sai Krishna Keerthi Kaluri, International Recruitment Coordinator from the City University of Seattle, USA were the keynote speakers.

Dr. Flores began the session by involving the students in an activity wherein they were asked to self-reflect on themselves and map their future pathway. Dr. Flores also shared his personal experiences and insights into leadership, providing the participants with practical guidance on becoming efficient leaders.

The resource persons also shared the importance of higher education to the participants.

The session was informative and interactive inspiring the students to implement the leadership skills and strategies they had learned during the session.


Expert Talk on Entrepreneurship Essentials for Youth
Date: 03 February 2024
The global economy is witnessing a rapid shift in technology and intellectual property rights are gaining more importance in the recent years. To create awareness among the students on the significance of IPR in all the innovations, the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert talk on “Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights” for the second year B com IBF students on 3rd February 2024. Adv.Rakshana Chandramouli, LLM was the resource person for the session.

Adv.Rakshana Chandramouli updated the participants on the differences in tangible and intangible assets and also explained different concepts in IPR such as copyrights, patents and trademarks Adv.Rakshana expounded all the topics with practical examples which made the students to understand the concepts comprehensively. The speaker also conducted an activity wherein the students were asked to identify logos and trademarks of reputed organizations. This activity facilitated the students to understand the importance of designing logos that attract the attention of all.

The session was informative and interactive and the students participated enthusiastically throughout.


The MOA and AOA Playbook: Case Studies in Corporate Governance
Date: 03 February 2024
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance hosted a guest lecture titled "The MOA and AOA Playbook: Case Studies in Corporate Governance" for ACCA second-semester students an online session on February 3rd, 2024 from 11 a.m. onwards Dr. B.N. Ramesh, Dean of Law and Management at MNLUA, Aurangabad, delivered the informative session.

Dr. Ramesh aimed to enhance the practical knowledge of students by using real-world examples and case studies to illustrate the workings of the Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA) within the context of Corporate Administration. He also provided a fundamental framework for understanding these essential documents and emphasized the importance of a strong foundation in Corporate Administration by covering other relevant topics. The session concluded with an interactive Q & A, where Dr. Ramesh addressed student questions and concerns regarding MOA and AOA concepts. Students found the session valuable, gaining practical tips for applying Corporate Administration principles and achieving success in their studies.

By utilizing case studies and engaging examples, Dr. Ramesh successfully achieved the main objective of the guest lecture to deepen students' understanding of MOA and AOA through practical application.


Global Horizons: Navigating Pathways In Higher Education
Date: 24 January 2024
The Department of Professional accounting and Finance organized a career guidance session for the final year ACCA students on 24th January 2024. The session was taken by Ms. Megha Malhotra, Country Head for Robert Gordon University, Scotland. She was accompanied by Ms. Tanuj, Senior manager for strategic planning from ISDC. Ms. Megha discussed the various reasons for studying abroad can be obtaining a new perspective on culture, language skills and a great education. Studying in a different country offers many new activities and opportunities to explore interest areas while gaining an understanding of a different culture. She explained how the education system of India differs with that of its counterparts abroad. Ms. Megha explained the admission procedures and things to check before selecting a higher education institute. She showed the life of students at Robert Gordon University and resolved the queries of students during the Q& A session. The ISDC provided a helpdesk to guide the students for their queries regarding studying abroad procedures. All the students were highly enlightened about the various global opportunities available for them after completing their Course.


Expert Talk on Global Career Opportunities for Accountants
Date: 22 January 2024
In the present world countless of opportunities are available to accountants across the globe and with the ability to progress in many different roles, holding a professional degree in accountancy is a passport to meaningful and rewarding careers in both private and public sectors. To create an awareness on the global careers on Accounting, the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert talk on “Global Career Opportunities for Accountants” for the II and III year B Com students on 22nd January 2024.

Mr.Anoop N Mehta,CPA, CGMA, Immediate Past Chairman, AICPA and Chief Strategist, Analytical Mechanical Associates, HAmton, USA addressed the students. The speaker explained the demand for certified Public Accountants in USA and western countries. Mr.Anoop shared his own experiences in gaining professional degree and the importance of those degrees for career advancement. Mr.Uttam Pai, AVP, Academics, Miles Education, Bengaluru also addressed the students and explained the current scenario existing in the corporate world with regard to need of qualified CPAs. The session was informative and engaging.


Expert Lecture on Latest Trends in Marketing
Date: 22 January 2024
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance successfully hosted an expert lecture on "Latest Trends in Marketing" by Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta on 22nd January, 2024. Session was conducted for the Ist year BCom Professional students The session was highly interactive, starting with thought-provoking questions from Dr. Gupta, which stirred the attendees' curiosity and set the stage for active participation. The audience was grouped into teams, encouraging teamwork and competitive spirit, as they probed into the latest marketing trends and identified real-world applications by various companies. This approach not only provided practical insights but also showcased how theoretical concepts are implemented in business. The concluding presentations from each group highlighted diverse marketing strategies and added depth to the learning experience. Overall, the lecture was a blend of interactive and practical learning, leaving attendees with valuable insights into modern marketing dynamics.


Judicial Pronouncement Income Tax
Date: 19 January 2024
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance orchestrated an insightful expert lecture on the intricate subject of income tax. Distinguished guests, including Shri. Shashidar S Shet (IRS), Mrs. Shwetha K R (Inspector of Income Tax), and Mrs. T.N. Srividya (Income Tax Officer), graced the occasion with their profound knowledge. 250 final year students from the department attended the program.

The primary objective of the lecture was to augment the participants' understanding and awareness of the key facets of income tax regulations. The esteemed speakers provided invaluable insights into the complexities and nuances of the tax system, offering a unique learning opportunity for our students.

The lecture comprehensively covered various essential topics such as the objectives, rules and regulations, historical evolution, and assessments conducted by the Income Tax Department. The speakers also shed light on the procedures to be followed in the event of a search conducted by the Income Tax Department, adding a practical dimension to the participants' learning experience.

The question and answer session that ensued not only facilitated a deeper understanding for the students but also added an engaging and interactive element to the entire session. Overall, the event proved to be an enriching and intellectually stimulating experience, leaving the participants with a heightened level of knowledge and a better grasp of the intricate concepts related to income tax.


Expert Talk on Entrepreneurship Essentials for Youth
Date: 17 January 2024
Entrepreneurs play an important role in the process of nation-building especially in a developing country like India. They contribute towards economic development of a nation. The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert talk on “Entrepreneurship Essentials for Youth” for the I year and II year B Com CMA students on 17th January 2024.

Ms.Srividya Puppala, Founder and CEO of ENSCONCE Bangalore, President of MSME World Bangalore Chapter addressed the students. The speaker briefed about her own experiences in setting up an enterprise. Factors leading to demand shifts and the performances of MSMEs were also addressed by the speaker. The speaker discussed the factors influencing entrepreneurships such as revenue, growth, scalability, visibility, value creation, customer experience, maturity and governance, and organization culture.The students actively participated in the session and interacted with the speaker to clarify the queries.


Expert Talk on a Journey to Explore the Power of your Subconscious Mind
Date: 12 January 2024
The mental health issues are a significant concern among youth. Various studies revealed that education efforts focusing mental health helps the youth to set their goals effectively. Today’s youth face more stress and mental pressure in their day to day life. To help the students to cope up with the stress and to plan for goal setting process the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert talk on “A journey to explore the power of your subconscious mind” Mental Wellness Psychometrics Session for the second year BCom CMA students on 12th January 2024. Ms.Honey Rai, General Manager, Human Resources-Training and Development, Miles Education Bangalore addressed the students.

The main objective of the programme was to make the students understand the importance of mental as well as physical wellbeing. To give better understanding to the participants about the concepts of mental well-being, the speaker conducted a physical activity wherein the whole class was engaged and participated actively. The speaker also highlighted the importance of mental wellness through activities and case studies. During the session the resource person Ms.Honey Rai explained the concept of goal setting. The session helped the students to understand the importance of having a goal in life and how consistency, commitment and hard work can help to achieve those goals.


Expert Talk on the Next Digital Frontier: Harnessing AI/ML to Transform Financial Landscape
Date: 10 January 2024
The emergence of Artificial Intelligence has opened the door to more innovations and new operating models in all industrial sectors including financial sector. It has therefore become an essential part of technology in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) Industry, and is changing the way products and services are offered. To make the students aware about the changing technology in finance sector an expert talk was organized by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance on the topic “The Next Digital Frontier: Harnessing AI/ML to Transform the Financial Landscape” for the 2nd year CMA students on 10th January 2024 from 12:40pm to2:30pm. Dr. Anand Lokhande, Agilist, PMI-PMP, ITIL V3 Foundation, Bengaluru addressed the students.

The speaker introduced new terminologies in finance sector like FinTech, RegTech and InsureTech along with a brief explanation on the Turing test. A detailed discussion on various aspects of AI like what AI leads to, how AI works, types of AI, AI systems etc. were covered during the session. Dr.Anand explained the evolution of finance over the years and how AI and Finance go hand in hand in the contemporary times. He also threw light on various topics including Finance automation, RPA, Mckinsey 7s framework, Financial Governance and Control, Evolution of Cost Management, AI Applications in Financial Services, Working Capital Management, etc. The uses of AI in finance was explained to the students by quoting examples from different part of the globe with the support of videos. The session concluded with an open discussion wherein students raised queries on future of finance professionals and these were clarified by the speaker.


Expert Talk “Beyond Books: Empowering CA Aspirants for a Fulfilling Journey”
Date: 06 January 2024
Department of Professional Accounting & Finance organised an expert talk to create awareness on the importance of studying chartered accountancy – A lucrative occupation that is regarded as a great career choice, with ample opportunities to forge ahead on the career front. The guest speaker motivated the students in overcoming the fear of chartered accountancy course. He also insisted that students should have commitment, discipline and perseverance while doing the course.


Expert Talk on Trends in Finance and Accounting
Date: 05 January 2024
Accounting roles are considered most important for organizations for their resource management. In the current scenario only right accounting qualification and skills will give best opportunities for the graduates. The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized a career enhancement programme on the topic “Trends in Finance and Accounting” for the II year CMA students on 5th January 2024. Subin Nair, CFA, Instructor, Miles Education addressed the students.

The primarily focus of the session was to give an overview about CFA as a career option. The students were given detailed information about the CFA course including the course objectives, eligibility criteria, course fees, exam pattern and job opportunities etc. The skills required for facing interviews were discussed with the participants. Important accounting terminologies which test the technical knowledge of the students were also shared with the students.

Various other career options like jobs under Controlling Function and Cost Management, Internal Control jobs, Audit and Assurance (CIA and CPA), Business Analysts, Vendor Management, Investment Banking jobs, Credit Analysis jobs, Fintech jobs, etc. were also discussed with the students. The entire session helped the students to have a wider understanding of the various career options.


Expert Talk Accountants and their Key Role in Modern Business World
Date: 03 January 2024
Accountants play a vital role in the present business world. Qualified accounts professionals are in great demand. An expert talk was organized by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance on the topic “Accountants and their Key Role in Modern Business World” for the II-year CMA students on 3rd January 2024. CA Reshma Marathi, FCA, CPA (USA) Chief Finance Consultant and Tax Advisor, M/s Reshma M & Associates, Bengaluru addressed the students. The future of CMA and the importance CMA as a qualification and the opportunities available for CMA professionals were discussed at length. Interactions on topics such as Investment Banking, Financial Analysts, Market Analysis, Strategist etc. were also held. The session was interactive and the speaker CA Reshma clarified the queries raised by the students.


Expert Talk on CMA Exam Guidance and Preparation
Date: 31 October 2023
Certifications are essential in financial sectors to demonstrate the financial capabilities of professionals. The current job market is encountering turbulences across the world. In this scenario certifications in various finance related topics are essential in the present job market. It’s an added advantage for a graduate if they possess additional certifications apart from their degree. Hence an expert lecture on the CMA Exam Guidance and Preparation was organised by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance for the 3rd year CMA students on 31st October 2023 at 10:00 am at Room No.A409. Mr.Uttam Pai U, CMA and CPA, AVP-Academics and Corporate Relations, Miles Education addressed the students. The speaker explained his own experiences in obtaining various degrees and certifications in his career. The demand for certified finance professionals in the current job market was highlighted by Mr.Uttam Pai. He also introduced new ways of learning the finance concepts through live examples and role plays. A detailed orientation regarding certification in Strategic Finance offered by AICPA-American Institute of Certified Public Accountants was given to the students. The added benefits of this certificate in terms of money and value were also described to the students. Mr. Uttam gave a detailed explanation about the pattern of exam, syllabus, passing criteria and also the methods to prepare for the exam. The lecture was well-organized and was very much informative. Mr. Uttam presented the matters in a clear and concise manner, and he was able to effectively engage the audience. It was also an opportunity for students to clarify their queries regarding CMA exam


Expert Talk on CMA Exam Guidance and Preparation
Date: 31 October 2023
Certified Management Accountant is a globally recognized designation that holds acclaim around the world in the field of financial decision making. By considering rising demand for CMA professionals IMA has updated the understanding and capability requirements for a candidate to earn CMA degree. The candidates appearing for CMA exam from September 2024 onwards need to prepare according to the revised curriculum. Hence an expert lecture on the CMA Exam Guidance and Preparation was organised by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance for the 2nd year CMA students on 31st October 2023 at 12:00 noon at Room No.A405. Mr.Uttam Pai U, CMA and CPA, AVP-Academics and Corporate Relations, Miles Education addressed the students. The speaker highlighted on the importance of taking a professional degree like CMA. A detailed information about the changes made in the CMA syllabus which will be incorporated from September-October 2024 window onwards was explained by the speaker. The students were motivated to attempt CMA exams in the Jan-Feb and May-June window so as to take up the exam as per the existing curriculum. Exam preparation guidelines and suggestions were also shared with the students briefly. The session was very interactive and the speaker clarified the queries raised by the students.


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 Talk on Mental Wellness Psychometrics Session
Date: 02 September 2023
The mental wellness of an individual influences their ability to handle stress and challenges. Being in good state of mental wellness keeps an individual motivated. Today’s youth face more stress and mental pressure in their day to day life. To help the students to cope up and manage stressful situations, the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an expert talk on Mental Wellness Psychometrics for the II year B Com International Business and Finance students on 2nd September 2023. Ms.Honey Rai, General Manager, Human Resources-Training and Development, Miles Education Bangalore addressed the students.

The main objective of the programme was to assist students in identifying stressful situations and offering coping mechanisms to deal with the same. The speaker conducted activities for the students to enhance their understanding on Wellness. The speaker also highlighted the importance of mental wellness through activities and case discussions. During the session the resource person Ms.Honey Rai interacted with the participants and indulged in thought provoking discussions. The session helped the partipants to get acquainted with the concepts like competitive mentality, teamwork, motivation, experience and many other topics related to psychological aspects of youth. The activities conducted during the session facilitated the students to find solutions for many of their problems especially with regard to feelings such as frustration, anger management stress etc.


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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