Capacity Building Training on Life Skills Education for first-year BBA students
The Department of Management organised Capacity Building Training on Life Skills Education for first-year BBA students from 11th August 2022 to 16th August 2022. The introduction to Life Skills Education was given by Prof. Rupashree on 10th August 2022 in Mini Auditorium M1 to Ist year students. Prof. Rupashree introduced the ten life skills for budding managers. Prof. Rupashree highlighted the importance of life skills in an individual’s personal and professional life.
The main focus of the training programme was to walk the students through the ten pivotal life skills, namely Self-awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Interpersonal Relations, Coping with Emotions, and Coping with Stress. These skills are essential for a holistic and purpose-driven life. It also equips a person with professional competencies.
The session on Self Awareness skill was handled by Mr. Somasundaram T and Dr. Eshan M R. They made the students reflect on who they are and showed them how self-awareness couldhelp them to have a happy mindset.
The Empathy skill was taught by Mr. John Pradeep Kumar, Dr. Geethu Anna Mathew, Dr. Rakhi Mohan, and Ms. Diana Erudiyanathan, who encouraged students to be more empathetic and to connect with people from different backgrounds, which will help them to be more compassionate. They also made them understand the difference between sympathy and empathy.
The Creative Thinking skill was taught by Mr. Manjunath S, Mr. Haribaskar R, and Mr. A. Arun Prakash. Teachers explained the characteristics of a creative person and made students realise they all are creative in different areas. They taught students the different stages of creative thinking.
The session on Critical Thinking skill was taken by Mr. Suku Thomas Samuel, Dr. K. Jagannathan, and Dr. P. Prasanna. They started the session with an activity to warm up and explained what students should do to be critical thinkers and helped students understand the steps in critical thinking.
Mr. C Surendranath Reddy, Mr. Manjunath S, and Dr. B. Subha took the session on Problem Solving skill. Faculty members explained about types of problems and steps involved in solving a problem. The students were taught the various attributes of a problem solver.
The Decision Making skill was taught by Ms. C. Shilpa Rao, Dr.Leelavathi R, Ms. K. Opika, and Mr. Bijin Philip. Faculty members made students understand the decision-making procedure. Students were challenged to have SMART goals.
The Effective Communication skill was taught by Mr. Vinod Joseph George, Dr. Roshen Therese, and Ms. Aiswarya Babu. Faculty members took the students through the different kinds of communication and gestures to help them understand how to communicate our thoughts and ideas effectively.
Dr. A.J.Excelce, Dr. Jaspreet Kaur, and Ms. Diana Erudiyanathan took the session on Interpersonal Relationship in which they taught the importance of positive relationships affecting students’ mental and social well-being. They also gave tips to maintain healthy and positive relationships. They spoke about the different relationships in everybody’s lives and how to handle each one of them.
The on Coping with Emotions was handled by Dr. V.G. Jisha, Ms. Rupashree R, and Ms. Sherly Steffi L. They helped the students to understand how to deal with negative emotions and taught them the importance of expressing emotions constructively. Students were also told about the positive ways and values which would help them to manage their emotions.
The last skill Coping with Stress was taught by Mr. Madhusudhanan R, Dr. Leelavathi R, Mr. Suku Thomas Samuel, and Ms. Aiswarya Babu. Faculty members taught the importance of coping with stress and things young people can do to control stress. They made students learn various approaches to managing stress.
The Life Skills Education training was well organised and conducted very well and informative session
Orientation on Campus Culture & NEP 2020: Curriculum Framework
The Department of Management conducted an orientation on Campus Culture & NEP 2020: Curriculum Framework exclusively for I BBA students on 16th November 2021 from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm in the SKE Auditorium, PG Block. The aim of this orientation program is to create awareness among the students about campus culture, code of conduct and curriculum framework of New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The orientation program was inaugurated by Rev. Dr. Augustine George. He welcomed the students to the campus and insisted each and every student to follow the campus culture and enrich their knowledge and skills for their better career. Followed by that, Prof. C. Surendranatha Reddy, Head, Department of Management (BBA) explained the Campus Culture in terms of the Jayantian Code of Conduct and mentioned the criteria for academic excellence, student’s behavior, discipline & dissemination of information from authorized college sources. He educated the students about the procedure and process of leave application; dress code and grooming part of the students followed in the campus; explained about various students supporting centers & committees, student council, infrastructure support & facilities provided to the students in order to enrich their skills and knowledge in all academic & co-curricular activities.
In the second session Dr. Aloysius Edward, Dean of Commerce and Management, has vividly explained the entire concept of New Education Policy (NEP) to the entire BBA students. His presentation gave valuable insight to the students about the significance of NEP along with the 32 years of struggle, Kasthurirengan Committee recommendations, the transformation of education from teacher-centric to learners centric, need of NEP in the current scenario multiple entries and multiple exits with its awards, peculiarity of the fourth year and its dimensions with various aspects with post-graduation and research, credit allocation for the subjects, comparison of Indian curriculum with foreign studies, need of Life Skill Education and Value Added Courses and its importance in NEP. He also stated that there are no differences between Curricular and Extracurricular activities in NEP. In the futuristic view, he also gave an insight about Academic Bank Credit (ABC) and he concluded with future prospects of NEP.
From this orientation session, students learned the campus culture and also knew about the do’s and don’ts in the college. This session gave a lot of inputs regarding code of conduct, campus culture, dress code and leave application process and educated the students to incorporate in the campus. The students understood the NEP Curriculum and different courses objectives and course outcomes in order to learn new knowledge and skills to update themselves to achieve their career goals.
Orientation on Entrepreneurship
Department of Management organized Orientation on Entrepreneurship on 9th October 2021 between 12.30pm to 1.30pm. The main objective of the orientation was to help the students understand the need for entrepreneurship and opportunities in the market and to help them to start up their business by identifying their qualities of being an entrepreneur. The resource person for the orientation was Prof. Madhusudhanan R, Faculty Coordinator Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre (EIC), Faculty Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College Bengaluru. The Orientation on Entrepreneurship aimed to nurture and nourish the thought process of being an entrepreneur. It helped each and every student to rethink from the regular routine during and after completion of graduation. This orientation served as a seed in every one’s mind and induced them to think innovatively to sustain in the field of business. This will throw the lime light on the wide spread opportunities spread across the globe even during the cut throat competition. The training on the traits which the entrepreneur should possess has helped the students to keep themselves in that position. A successive entrepreneurial talk will ignite the spirit of entrepreneur inside every student. Hands on training, funding agencies criteria, providing a space to showcase the talents will give a new ray of hope to the students. This program enabled the students to attain the entrepreneurial skills in a better way.
Soft skill certificate programme on Employability skills
Soft skills include any skill that can be classified as a personality trait or habit. Interpersonal skills and communication skills are more specific categories of soft skills that many employers look for in job candidates. To provide awareness among students about the employability skills and traits required to be inherited and practiced, the Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), organized a soft skill certificate programme on Employability skills to cater to the need of the BBA second-year students.
The department conducted a five-hour soft skill course focusing on employability, and each of the sessions was handled by expert teachers who have expertise and knowledge in the area of employability. The students were oriented about various sub-topics like Corporate Etiquette, Interview Skills, Career Planning, Resume Building and Employment opportunities available in the market. The soft skill classes were scheduled from 20/09/2021 to 24/09/2021 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm through the online Zoom platform. Soft skills prove to be an essential part of improving one’s ability to work with others and positively influence furthering the career. The overall objective of the soft skill course was to provide students with the knowledge and equip them with skills required for employability, which was successfully achieved at the end of the course. 296 students were benefitted from the course.
The Department of Management organized an induction session on 7th September 2021 for III BBA students from 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM on ‘Orientation on IIC and KJIC’. Prof. C. Surendranath Reddy, Head, Department of Management, Kristu Jayanti College had delivered the welcome address and introduced the resource person- Dr. A. Muruganantham, Director, Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre, Bengaluru. The resource person elucidated about the Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem in Higher Education Institutions, the objectives of Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre, the various cells functioning under the KJIC, the activities that are carried out by the various cells and also the participation and achievements of students in various competitions conducted across the country. The participants were able to gain an understanding on the Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem in Higher Education Institutions. The participants were also able to understand the importance and role of Incubation Centre in starting up a business. 355 Students benefited from this programme.
Department of Management conducted a Life Skill program for first year BBA students on 12th January 2021 and 13th January 2021. There was around 360 participants for the life skill training program. The main focus of this program is to help the students in their personal and career life. The program begins with inauguration and the Students attended the training through virtual platform via Zoom, all the six sections (BBA ‘A, B, C, D, BA & AM’) were part of one batch with other departments.. It was a full – fledged two days training sessions across the ten life skills.
Inauguration: The Inauguration of Life Skill Education for the 1st year BBA was held on 12/01/2021 by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P J Director, Kristu Jayanti College of Law, Director, International Relations, Faculty, and Department of Psychology. Prof. K. Opika welcomed the gathering. Father spoke about the life skills and its importance in the human life. The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life. Fr. Wished students best of luck and happy learning and addressed the concerns of students regarding the post pandemic learning.
09.15 – 10.30 am - Creative Thinking Prof. Sen B Mathews introduced the concept of Life Skills, the 10 life skills and its importance to students. Sir, took the first session Creative Thinking.
The Next session at 10:45 am was taken by Dr. Nagadeepa which was Critical thinking. As human we are involved in various tasks in a day however, sometimes we carry out our routine without Creative and Critical thinking. In order to excel, one must learn to include critical thinking in their day – to – day activites.
The next session initiated at 12:15 pm by Dr. Kalyani on Self – Awareness. The topic of third session was interesting as it identify the area of self – Consciousness and the zeal to learn more about oneself. The session was interactive and liked by students.
The fourth session – Empathy started at 2: 15 pm by Prof. Suku Thomas – Department of Management. Sir, shared why empathy is considered as a life skill and how one must attain it in long run.
The last session at 3:30 pm by Prof. Surjith Singha on Effective Communication, enhances the skills of students in the area of presentation, body language and communication. It involved active participation from students. Day – 1 comes to an end with five skilled completed successfully.
Day – II – 13/01/2021
A fresh start with the sixth skill - Interpersonal relationship by Dr. Kalaiselvi K from 09.15 – 10.30 am, gave the valuable insights on the topic by the resource person. There was a break of 15 minutes then students joined back for next session at 10.45 – 11.45 am by Prof. Madhusudanan on Coping with stress. The third session of the day was coping with Emotions at 12.15 – 01.15 pm by Dr. Mathiarasan. It’s really important to know the ways to cope up with emotions in our busy schedules. The fourth session was Problem Solving by Prof. Vigranath which identifies the areas of solving the issues with less worry. The last session of the day was Decision making at 03.30 – 04: 30 pm by Dr. Geethu. The session focused on the factors included while you make a decision.
Students equipped with basics on ten core life skill and shared feedback from students who attended the session. Students liked the session virtually and able to connect to ten life skills. They enjoyed by participating in various activities in different sessions.
The Department of Management organised an orientation session for the students of BBA I semester batch of 2020 – 2023 on 9th October 2020 from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. The orientation was conducted online through Zoom platform. The orientation was carried out to highlight the benefits of CIMA certification and explain the pathways for completion of CIMA certification. Prof. Gincy Charles, Faculty, Department of Management was the host for the session. Prof. Surendranath Reddy, Head, Department of Management welcomed the gathering. Prof. Gincy Charles introduced the guests. Mr. Shone Babu, senior manager ISDC provided a bird eye view of CIMA integration. Teresa Jacobs FCIEA, Executive Director – Learning & Development – ISDC oriented the students on the need to stand out of the crowd. CMA Milind Date, Certified Independent Director, Member of IOD explained the benefits of CIMA. Prof. Suku T Samuel, Faculty, Department of Management proposed the vote of thanks. The orientation session was very useful for the students of BBA I semester.
CGMA TRAINING - Financial Reporting
A training session was conducted for the students of III BBA Section on Financial Reporting CIMA subject on 23rd and 24th September. The training session was conducted by Shri. Sudesh Nepune, ISDC trainer. The objective of the session was to prepare the students for Organizational Case study CIMA exam. 26 students of class were participants at the session. The students were oriented on the concepts of the subject such as IFRS etc.
CGMA Training Session – Advanced Strategic Management
A training session was conducted for the V BBA CGMA students on Advanced Strategic Management on 16th and 17th of August, 2019. The training session was conducted by Ms. Nadia Zackria, ACCA, ISDC Trainer. The objective of the session was to prepare the students for Management Level Case Study exam. The students were trained on the concepts of Advanced Strategic Management. This training helped the students to think strategically for various case studies. The students are expected to take up the management level case study exam with CIMA board in January 2020.
CGMA Training on Financial Reporting for V Semester students of BBA Batch 2017-2020
A training was conducted for the students of V BBA Section A from 5th – 6th July, 2019. The training was conducted by Prof. Sarvesh Mopkar ACA. The chapters of Financial Reporting were covered as a part of the training. The objective of the training was to orient the students on the standards of financial reporting especially IFRS to prepare them for taking up CIMA Operational level case study. The training was covered across 2 days for the 36 students of V BBA section A.
CGMA Training Session – Advanced Financial Reporting
A training session was conducted for the students of V BBA Section A on Advanced Financial Reporting on 24 – 26 July 2019. The training session was conducted by CA Sudesh Nepune, ISDC Trainer. The objective of the session was to prepare the students for Management Level Case Study exam. The students were trained on the concepts of Advanced Financial Reporting. 37 students of class V Semester section A were participants at the session. The students are expected to take up the case study exam with CIMA board in January 2020.
CGMA Training Session – Advanced Management Accounting
A training session was conducted for the V BBA CGMA students on Advanced Management Accounting in two slots. The first session of training was between 18th-23rd July 2019 and the second session was conducted on 22nd & 23rd August 2019. The training session was conducted by Shri. Rajeev Kumar, ISDC Trainer. The objective of the session was to prepare the students on Advanced Management Accounting for the Management Level Case Study exam. This training helped the students in interpreting values to take various management decisions. The students are expected to take up the case study exam with CIMA board in January 2020.
Revision session for III Semester BBA
A revision session was conducted for the students of III BBA Section on Fundamentals of Management Accounting on 08 July 2019, Monday. The revision session was conducted by Ms. Krishna Gayathri, ISDC Trainer. The objective of the session was to prepare the students for Fundamentals of Management Accounting CIMA exam. 26 students of class were participants at the session. The students were oriented on the concepts of the subject. They were also prepared to take up the exams with CIMA board in UK.
Orientation of CGMA for I Semester students of BBA Batch 2019 - 2021
An orientation was conducted for the students of I sem BBA by Ms. Fathima Imraz, Manager – Operations & Ms. Sapna N, Manager – Training, of ISDC, Bangalore on 29th June 2019. At the orientation, the students were explained the benefits of completing CIMA and CGMA. The roadmap of the course was also explained to the students covering aspects such as the n