Seminar Conference

EBSCO On-Site Training Session
Department of Commerce PG organized EBSCO On-Site Training Session on 02nd August, 2019 at Mini Audi (PG Block) from 3.45 pm to 4.30 pm for enabling students to access to high quality data and information on research papers, books & online sources of materials. The resource person is Mr.M.S.Srinivasa, Training Manager, EBSCO Information Services India Pvt. Ltd. conducted this training session for I Semester & III Semester M.Com & M.Com FA students.

On-site training is delivered in a live classroom setting and always focuses on the specific requirements of the student fraternity in accessing online sources of materials. The On-site Training session typically consists of a variety of learning methods: lecture, day-in-the-life demonstrations of configured application, and independent exercises to reinforce concepts and solidify learning.

Total 188 students (50 from III M.Com, 39 from III M.Com FA, 59 from I M.Com & 40 from I M.Com FA) attended the training session. The trainer made it easy for the students on how to access on-site platform and provided them with a robust experience to access the quality articles, research papers, books, e-books, e-contents, etc.

6th International Conference on Contemporary Practices in Enhancing Business Excellence”

Name and Details of the Resource Persons:
Inauguration:
Mr.Chris McGrew, Director, Center for Global Engagement and Chief International Officer, Indiana State University, Indiana

Session I: Challenges to Business Excellence
Mr.Shinto Joseph,
Director, South-East Asia, Operations, LDRA India.

Session II: Business Excellence Through People First Approach
Ms.Sakshi Korde,
Co-founder and Director, Sattvalabs Innovation Pvt. Ltd.
Session III: Role of NSE in Building Business Excellence
Mr.Achal Jaiswal,
Vice President,
Business Development & Southern Region Head for NSE.
Session IV: Recent Taxation Policies and Challenges for Business Excellence
Mr. Vinod Nagarajan,
Head of India Tax, Dell EMC
Valedictory:
Mr.Stephen Coman,
Director, Human Capital Management, USA

Objective: Aims to provide a platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Contemporary Practices in Business Excellence.

Inauguration: Dr.Chris McGrew, Director, Center for Global Engagement and Chief International Officer, Indiana State University Dr. Chris McGrew, Chief Guest of the occasion delivered the inaugural address emphasizing the need for systems awareness and thinking within the system. He presented an example of the interaction between elements of the natural ecosystem under the tropic cascade effect of Yellow Stone National Park due to government intervention. He presented the need to consider all factors rather than only one theory, for consequences of actions to be better predictable, and thus related back to the equilibrium of the economic system.

Session I: Challenges to Business Excellence
Mr.Shinto Joseph, Director, South-East Asia, Operations, LDRA India.

Keynote Session I was held under the banner of Challenges to Business Excellence being a lack and fear of innovation. He had mentioned the effects of disruptive innovation as a major challenge for society. He had thrown a light on the Global Social Megatrends, types of innovation as discontinuous, and continuous categories, the importance of an innovation mindset, the meaning and importance of design thinking as a transition from answer a question, to questioning the question itself. He made mention of the skills needed for future growth in the careers of employees.

Mr. Shinto Joseph had mentioned Globalization as one of the major challenges to society as a social megatrend pointing out that no one, not even President Donald Trump could put a stop to it. He pointed out change in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world as both an opportunity and a treat to business houses, caused by disruptive and unpredictable changes in the coming generations.

He illustrated discontinuous disruptive innovation with Tesla’s electric car and Iridium networks pointing out how they had disrupted the Automobile and Telecommunications industry respectively, thus acting as a change agent forcing the industry to enter into a new realm.

He thus concluded the session with interactions.

Session II: Business Excellence Through People First Approach
Ms.Sakshi Korde, Co-Founder and Director, Sattvalabs Innovation Pvt. Ltd.

In Keynote Session II, Ms.Sakshi had made mention of people-centricity as the core of the organization, mentioning human resources as revenue-centres rather than being cost-centres, especially in top companies with a positive work environment stating that businesses are all about people-interaction, that for organization to be successful, the employees must deem themselves successful in their personal life, leading to their dedication of within the team itself. She highlighted the values of people-centricity as Value-Creation, Empathy and Trust towards employees and customers.

She pointed out that businesses and even non-profit organisations are made of people, customers and other stakeholders are nothing but people at the end of the day, and their goal, their dignity should be respected by the organisation in the conduct of its affairs. Reaching business excellence would have to do first with satisfaction of internal stakeholders and then connected and external stakeholders, towards building the organisation.

She pointed out value creation to employees and customers, empathy of managers to the needs of the employees and customers and the creation of a positive sense of trust between the society and business, as well as within the team to be essential pillars of a people centric approach towards a people-centricity as the core thus turning human resources into revenue centres rather than cost centres.

The session thus concluded with an interaction regarding this new approach to business practices.

Session III: Role of NSE in Building Business Excellence
Mr.Achal Jaiswal, Vice President,
Business Development & Southern Region Head for NSE.
Mr. Jaiswal had exhibited the growth of NSE from its inception in 1992 to its commencement of Commodity Derivatives to be inaugurated on 1st October, 2018, showing itself at par with global exchanges. He made specific mention of the product innovations, market innovations and fin-tech innovations in NSE which had reached even beyond the extent of Trade Algorithm testing to Artificial Intelligence in Transaction processing to study the behaviour of the investors and their consequences.

He spoke of its contribution to business excellence not being only in the internal processes of NSE, but in bringing it to the capital market industry as a whole. He pointed out the IPO forum at NSE Emerge to SME fund raising being a less expensive source of capital to such start-ups as one of the flagship achievements of the fastest-growing exchange of the country.

He brought to light many fin-tech innovations and developments right from Online Screen-based Trading, Mobile trading reaching even to co-location of broker servers within the NSE premises for faster trade execution and processing.

The session was concluded with multiple interesting interactions, wherein sir had pointed out the need for research in investment allocation rather than relying on simple tips laid out by brokers and market specialists, just as research is done before ordering a simple square meal online. Further insight was drawn on the role of SEBI and NSE on the regulatory framework.

Session IV: Recent Taxation Policies and Challenges for Business Excellence
Mr. Vinod Nagarajan, Head of India Tax, Dell EMC

Mr. Nagarajan opened the session with an interaction asking the audience for their expectations and the session continued to remain interactive. He had brought to light how important and relevant a tax policy, reform or amendment is to the government, business firm, and the political system as a whole; what an ideal tax policy should be and its present impact on firms as to how business firms cope up with such changes.

He had pointed out the importance of tax to a nation as something beyond a source of revenue and to a business firm as something beyond an operating cost and burden. He emphasised the words of the government itself with tax as “one among the nine pillars to transform the nation”. It was a policy to invite FDI to the country, influence the market competitiveness and augment growth.

He gave insight on the ideal tax policy to be stable and sustainable, having moderate rates on a higher tax base of assessees, minimal government with maximum governance, and change with the economy as a dynamic component of the system. He pointed out multiple anti-avoidance measures such as GAAR, changes in the definition of “Resident Company” by defining PEOM, Significant Economic Presence being considered rather than mere Physical Presence, Equalisation levy and the most technical – ICDS (Income Computation and Disclosure Standards).

Mr. Vinod Nagarajan thus addressed all questions and fulfilled the expectations of the audience mentioned at the commencement of the session.

Valedictory: Mr.Stephen Coman, Director, Human Capital Management, USA

The chief guest introduced his company Grant Thornton LLP and his background in HR expressing the need for real management as proposed by Project Oxygen, Google including the ability to develop models, empower members and create an inclusive team environment, which he shared a very touching story on regarding a young girl who shaved her own hair in order to make friend undergoing chemotherapy feel welcome and loved. He gave further insight on Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning as the present disrupters in the environment, and the need for management to tackle these changes as opportunities.

A total of 231 papers were presented at the international conference related to “Contemporary Practices in Enhancing Business Excellence”

Outcome: The International Conference brought altogether over 89 delegates from States such as USA, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, who took part in the conference to share their experiences and research findings on the emerging contemporary practices in enhancing business excellence. The international conference embedded and entrenched four Key Note sessions, eight plenary sessions (Paper Presentations) and round table conference to enable delegates to discuss and deliberate emerging contemporary practices in enhancing business excellence. This conference provided a forum and platform for research scholars, educators, students and industrialists to exchange their thoughts and ideas, to communicate and discuss their research findings and to address new issues and challenges in the field of “Contemporary Practices in Enhancing Business Excellence” and also to enable the participants to explore possible avenues to foster academic and student exchange, as well as scientific activities within the region and India as a whole.

5th International Conference – Commerce (PG)
International Conference on the topic : “Emerging markets in Accounting, banking and Finance” was organized by Department of Commerce, at Kristu Jayanti College on 21st and 22nd September 2017. Dr .T. D Kemparaju Vice Chancellor, Bangalore North University was the chief guest.

Ms. Lilla Gourley, Experienced manager, Grant Thornton was the guest of honour.

In the keynote address, the guest of honor highlighted on the skills for an accounting job, drivers of change and future skills by ACCA, auditing and assurance, corporate reporting and compliance audit.

The main objective of the conference was “Aims to provide a platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Global Accounting, Finance and Taxation”

The conference brought together over 260 delegates from States such as Maharastra, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka , had 150 paper presentations and included keynote sessions on emerging and global financial trends and also GST and its implications.

4th International Conference – Commerce (PG)
International Conference on the topic : “Emerging markets in Accounting, banking and Finance” was organized by Department of Commerce, at Kristu Jayanti College on 5th and 6th October 2016. Dr.Philip B LairdVice president, Trinity Western University, Canada was the chief guest.

Chief Guest spoke about the economic crises 2008, extraordinary monitory policy across the globe, EU & BREXIT, four key issues of emerging markets-managing & control, managing speed & change, living & leading in tensions, managing & anticipating. Finally he concluded with Warren Buffet’s statements “Be fearful when others are greedy & greedy when others are fearful”.

The main objective of the conference was “To provide a platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Banking, Accounting and Finance”

The conference, which had 177 paper presentations, also included illuminating technical sessions on topics pertaining to SME financing, Venture fund, Cost and Management accounting and others.

3rd International Conference – Commerce (PG)
International Conference on the topic : “Emerging Trends in Global Accounting and Finance” was organized by Department of Commerce, at Kristu Jayanti College on 7th and 8th January 2016. Shri. George Edward Johnston, Head India Product, Barclays Investment Bank, was the chief guest.

The main objective of the conference was “To intensify the information exchange of the results in theoretical research and practical developments in the field of accounting and finance.”

The conference, which had 160 paper presentations also included illuminating technical sessions on topics pertaining to global accounting, wealth management, GST and others.

International Conference on the topic “Risk Management Through Financial & Commodity markets
International Conference on the topic “Risk Management Through Financial & Commodity markets” was organized by Department of Commerce, at Kristu Jayanti College on 25th and 26th September 2014. Mr. Brock Dykeman, Director, Managament Education, Vancouver Island, University of Canada was the chief guest. The conference proceedings were released at the beginning of the event, post which the convener, Prof.V.Babu, gave a brief summary of the 2-day conference.

The conference had 138 participants from various universities which had a perfect mix of paper presentations and technical sessions.

Two day International Conference organized by the department of commerce (PG)
Department of Commerce (PG) organized a two day International level conference on the topic, “Global Economic Turbulence and Its Implication on Indian Financial Environment”, on 26-27 September, 2013. Ms. Chantrelle Star, Senior HR, Grant Thornton Shared Service Centre, was the Guest of Honour. The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Daniel Powers, Tax Practice Leader, US Tax Partner, Grant Thornton Shared Service Centre.

During the inaugural address, Mr Daniel pointed out three reasons that attract US investors to invest in India. The reasons include ‘Indians being conversant in English language’, ‘well equipped labour force’ and ‘democratic government’. He also mentioned that maintaining companies in India is really challenging due to various legal and environmental issues. He suggested that Indian banks should recapitalize and force tax payers to pay to decrease the current account deficit.

The two day international conference also witnessed several research paper presentations, discussions and seminars.

Two day National Conference organized by the department of commerce
Department of Commerce (PG) organized a two day National level conference on 11-12 September, 2012. The conference was inaugurated by Shri. Manjit Singh, Executive Director, Bangalore Stock Exchange. 85 participants from various institutions in Karnataka participated in the conference.

During the inaugural address Shri. Manjit Singh spoke about the present scenario of the Indian Financial System and the current reforms in Indian Financial Market. Dr. Prassana Chandra, Director of CFM and Dr. Anilkumar Gopal Garag, Director, Bapuji B-schools, Davangere also addressed the participants on various topics.

The two day national conference also witnessed several research paper presentations and discussions.

Second semester results of Post Graduate Diploma (One Year Programme) students belonging to 2018-19 batch is published today(23-8-19) online through the ERP solution. First Semester supplementary results of Post Graduate Diploma (One Year Programme) students belonging to 2018-19 batch and Second Semester supplementary results of 2017-18 batch students are published today(23-8-19) online through the link https://results.kristujayanti.edu.in | Examination Fee details for all UG & III / V Sem PG classes (Except MBA classes) [CLICK HERE VIEW] | MBA III Trimester(2018-20 Batch) results are published online today(14-8-19) through the ERP solution.| Project Viva Voce of BBA VI Semester students will be held on 10th March 2020| |

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