Guest Lectures

Guest Lecture on “Successful Entrepreneurs during COVID 19-Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities”

Department of Commerce in Association with Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre (EIC) conducted guest lecture on “Successful Entrepreneurs during COVID 19-Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities” for fifth-semester B.com students for 2021 – 2022 academic year. The chief guest for the lecture was Dr. R. Karthika, Associate Professor M.A.M. B School Trichy Tamil Nadu who motivated the final year students towards entrepreneurship and inculcated the entrepreneurial skills to face the challenges and grab the opportunities in the business world. Guest lecture was organized through the zoom platform, and on September 18th 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The lecture aimed at focusing the challenges of entrepreneurs faced during COVID 19 and how to overcome them. The students were highly motivated with the lecture toward entrepreneurship and strategies to manage their venture.


Guest Lecture for BCom Final Year on the Awareness of Citizen's Rights and Duties Enshrined in the Indian Constitution

The Department of Commerce (UG) organized a Guest Lecture on The Awareness of Citizen's Rights and Duties Enshrined in the Indian Constitution for BCom Final Year Students on 15th September 2021. Dr Arvind Shanker Shukla, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, noted that the people are the ultimate authority of the state. Love for a country is not just enough, but the responsibility is equally important. It is the duty that makes a country honourable and its people the ultimate authority. The need for Democracy and the awareness of rights have led to the uprisings such as the Arab Spring. He also stated that we could get privileges by doing our duties responsibly. Duty is more important than rights, as rights are always present. Knowing is the power and key to Democracy. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Ms Keerthana A, Final Year B.Com. student and closing remarks by Prof. Vijayakumar, HoD. The Department's Human Values and Ethics Committee member, Dr Cherian Thomas, conveyed his gratitude to the HoD for making this session happen.


Guest Lecture on Digital Sabbath

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”


Guest Lecture on “Embarking On The Professional Journey”

With new beginnings and a fresh start, the students of BCom are all set to equip themselves with the knowledge and skill sets required in the industry, that will set them apart from the ordinary. In lieu of the same, the department of Professional Accounting and Finance conducts a guest lecture titled “Embarking on the Professional Journey”. The aim of the session was to orient the students on the significance of the professional courses and also explain the procedure of registration to the Professional bodies and the conduct of the coaching classes. The guest speaker Mr Irfat M shared useful information and gave tips to ace the exams.


Guest Lecture on Financial Literacy on Capital Markets

Date: 27 March 2021
Department of Commerce (UG), Investors Club organised a guest lecture on Financial Literacy on Capital Markets on 27 March 2021; resource person Mr Hariharan Narayan highlighted the significance of India's capital markets and their functions. The second resource person Mr Thejas N spoke about Financial literacy in Capital markets and covered the investor's dos and don'ts, followed by the regulatory framework and various investment avenues. Students gained knowledge of capital markets and understood the importance of regulatory framework. The session was concluded with the Q & A raised by the students.

Guest Lecture on Personal Finance

Date: 08/12/2020
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 149- V-B.Com Students – Batch - IV
Name and details of the Resource person: Mr. PANDURANG PATKAR, Founder and Director of Future care Academy, Bangalore.

The session covered a multi-dimensional view on Personal Finance for the final year students of B.Com. The topic proved to be relevant as students might be receiving their first paycheck in a span of a few months. Mr.Pandurang Patkar explained how important it is to start investing wisely in order to save for the future.

He broke the myth of investing in plans that give a single digit return and rather focus on new investment plans like mutual funds. The session was very insightful and informative. It has indeed changed the perspective of investment plans in traditional ways like gold to systematic investment plans which have lower risk and greater returns.


Guest Lecture on Mutual Funds in India

Date: 28/01/2020
Venue: Mini Auditorium – I (Admin block) 2nd -Floor
Time: 12:00 PM
Number of beneficiaries: 120
Name and details of the resource person: Mr. VARRUN YOGANATHAM, Regional Manager - RBD Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited, Bangalore

Mr. Varrun focused his session mainly on the Investment channels (Asset Allocation) and Tax planning for savings and investment; prominence was given to Mutual Fund which is considered to be one of the most interesting investment avenues in India.

The session began with discussion on investment basics, key factors involved in investment and returns. The following points were discussed

  • Mutual Funds: he spoke about the meaning and importance of mutual funds with advantages followed by modus operandi of mutual funds, types, analysis and Equity scheme for long term.
  • Investing in Mutual funds through SIP and its benefits: he emphasized the concept of SIP, how it is beneficial to investors in the form of Insurance and tax and this was explained with practical examples.

OUTCOME:

participants found the session to be extremely useful and informative. The session helped the participants to gain more knowledge about investment especially Mutual Funds (SIP). They posed several questions to the guest and all the doubts were addressed by the speaker.

GUEST LECTURE – CAPITAL MARKETS IN INDIA

Date: 16/08/2019
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 180 B.Com-Finance Specialization students
Objective: To understand the capital markets in India
Name and details of the resource person: 1. Mr. HIMANSHU, Manager (Business Development) National Stock Exchange of India Limited, Bangalore Office
2. Mr. THEJAS N, Assistant Manager National Securities Depository Limited (Karnataka Region)

The session held revolved about capital markets in India. It also threw light upon how capital markets help students at a young age on investment opportunities in India. Mr Thejas N spoke about the importance of Depository Systems and advantages of Depository. The session covered the following:

Mr. Himanshu emphasized that the students have to be SMART (i.e. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound) when they are trading in the markets. He discussed about different investment opportunities available in India.

Mr. Thejas N spoke about NSDL and he shared inputs to students on how to create a DEMAT account and many strategies were discussed on efficient and effective trading in the markets. He explained how Depository system works in India and discussed about importance and advantages of depository.

OUTCOME:

Students found the sessions to be extremely useful and they understood that savings and investments are very important at middle age. They posed several questions to the guests and all the doubts were addressed by the speakers.


GUEST LECTURE – TIPS TO PREPARE FOR ACCA EXAMS

Date: 03/08/2019
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 70, III-SEM, B.COM-ACCA
Name and details of the resource person: Ms. REMI ANN MATHEW, Certified Chartered Accountant

Ms. Remi mainly focused her session on the mode of preparation for the ACCA exams. She shared her personal experiences on her journey to becoming a Certified Chartered Accountant and also achieving the first rank at the national level as well as the fourth position in the global ranking for the subject Advanced Financial Management.

Tips for clearing ACCA Exams: She also shared important tips for preparations for ACCA examinations such as

  • Concentration on lecture notes and improved focus on preparation of short notes for study.
  • Emphasis on Time management
  • Dedicated practice of Mock test papers and Revision test papers.
  • Concentrate on answering to the point rather than increasing the length of the content.
  • Avoid last moment preparation and have a consistent study pattern.
  • OUTCOME:

    Students found the sessions to be extremely useful and felt that it was like an awakening call- a call for hard work and dedication, patience and perseverance. They posed several questions to the guest and all the doubts were addressed by the speaker.


    GUEST LECTURE –INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Date: 02/26/2019 (Tuesday)
    Time: 4:30PM to 5:15PM
    Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 12, IV-B.Com (B/section)
    Objective: To create awareness on New Investment Avenues
    Name and details of the: Mr. K. Kiran Kumar, Resource person Investors Club- Coordinator

    Mr. K. Kiran Kumar led the session on Insight of Bitcoin and Training on Stock market trading in Indian stock market. First, he spoke about the truth of Bitcoin and the future of this investment followed with drawbacks of bitcoin, as to why we should not invest in bitcoin exchange and why it was banned in India. Second, He discussed Mutual funds and security analysis for selecting a stock before investment. Finally the session was ended with doubts being cleared by the resource person.

    Outcome:

    Students gained knowledge on crypto currency (Bitcoin exchange) and an insight into the problems faced by an investor if he/she invested in the bitcoin exchange.

    Students acquired information on mutual funds and security analysis.


    GUEST LECTURE –TRUTH OF BITCOIN AND ONLINE TRADING

    Date: 02/28/2019 (Thursday)
    Time: 11:00AM to 11:50AM
    Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 70, IV-B.Com (A/section)
    Objective: To create awareness on New Investment Avenues
    Name and details of the: Mr. K. Kiran Kumar, resource persons Investors Club- Coordinator

    Mr. K. Kiran Kumar led the session on Insight of Bitcoin and Training on Stock market trading in Indian stock market. First, he spoke about the truth of Bitcoin and the future of this investment followed with drawbacks of bitcoin, why we should not invest in bitcoin exchange and why it was banned in India. Second, he trained the students on online trading (live) in Indian stock market and discussed the factors to be considered before selling or buying securities and ended the session with answering the questions raised by the students.

    Outcome:

    Students gain knowledge about crypto currency (Bitcoin exchange) and an insight into the problems faced by an investor if he/she invested in the bitcoin exchange.

    Participants understood the procedure of online trading and settlement and learnt how to buy and sell securities in the stock market with live examples.


    GUEST LECTURE - SECURITIES MARKETS IN INDIA

    In association with NSE India Lt.d,
    Date: 16/01/2019 (Wednesday)
    Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 139 IV- CBCS students
    Objective: To make awareness on securities markets in India
    Name and details of the resource persons : Mr. Himanshu Srivastav, Manager (Business Development) NSE India Ltd., Office-Bangalore

    Mr. Himanshu Srivastav spoke about Securities Markets in India and discussed different investment opportunities. He started the session on the history and achievements of NSE in different segments. He also spoke about the major stock exchanges in India followed by Investment opportunities for an investor and also explained about the investor‘s perception regarding investments. All this was really informative to all the students and made them understand many facts about the stock market and the students enjoyed the session. He spoke about different NCFM Modules and how these modules will help the students in the future. Finally he concluded the session with answering the questions the students had raised.

    GUEST LECTURE – CAPITAL MARKETS IN INDIA

    In association with BSE-(IPF), Stockathon Academy and Pentad Securities
    Date: 11/12/2018 (Tuesday)
    Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 204 VI-B.Com, (Finance Specialization students)
    Objective: To understand the capital markets and Investment Procedure
    Name and details of the: 1. Mr. Thilakraj Rai, resource persons Regional In-charge, BSE-IPF, Karnataka
    2. Mr. Vijay Raghavan Managing Director, Stockathon Academy, Bangalore

    Mr. Thilak Raj and Mr. G.Vijay Raghavan spoke about Capital Markets in India and how to invest, where to invest and what are the precautions to be taken before investing.

    Mr. Thilak Raj, who was Regional in-charge of BSE (IPF) Ltd., Karnataka, was the first to start the session. He spoke about BSE and gave a brief introduction of it. He showed some videos on Traditional Trading which was followed by BSE before 1996 and some of the methods they used before when trading. This helped a lot in knowing more about each trade practices.

    Mr. G. Vijaya Raghavan, , the Managing Director of Stockathon Academy, spoke about investment precautions. He started the session with a small quiz which was very interesting to the students. Winners of the quiz were rewarded with many gift vouchers. He also spoke about Investment procedures, how to invest, where to invest and when to invest.

    Finally they said how investment, trading give far better returns and how youngsters can earn through stock market. All these facts about stock market made the session very informative. The students enjoyed the session.


    GUEST LECTURE – BASICS OF INVESTMENT AND IMPORTANCE

    Date: 29/11/2018 (Thursday)
    Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 75 BA, BSC, BCA UG-students
    Name and details of the resource person: K. KIRAN KUMAR, Investors Club, Coordinator, Faculty of Commerce (UG)

    Mr. K. Kiran Kumar gave an insight on Investment Opportunities in India and highlighted about the Stock Market which is the most popular investment avenue in India, and he also covered types of speculations and online trading.

    Investment Opportunities: First, he spoke about Investment opportunities in India and explained the importance and features of the investments Stock markets in India: Secondly, he spoke about BSE and NSE Importance and features of stock exchanges. Furthermore, he explained on online trading process with live trading system and gave examples and discussed about the different types of speculators in stock market. Finally he concluded with clearing the doubts asked by the students.


    GUEST LECTURE – LIVE TRADING

    Date: 30/11/2018 (Friday)
    Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 47 UG BBA students
    Name and details of the resource person: K. KIRAN KUMAR, Investors Club, Coordinator, Faculty of Commerce (UG)

    Mr. K. Kiran Kumar spoke about how to open an account, how to add funds in to the trading account and discussed on how to trade in stock market - live.

    How to open an account: He spoke about the procedure of opening an account with the registered broker and also on how to add funds and how to withdraw funds from our brokerage accounts. Trading Procedure: He explained the trading procedure starting with selection of stock from the trading process and ending with settlement. Further, he spoke on how to buy and on what basis we should select stock. He cautioned that the investors should consider the current environment or scenario before selling any kind of stock. Finally he concluded session by clearing the doubts raised by the students.

    GUEST LECTURE - "LIFE'S NEXT CHAPTER - GLIMPSE INTO CORPORATE LIFE "

    Date: 08th August 2018
    Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: V Sem B.Com P, V Sem B.Com ACCA and V Sem B.Com (E )students (167 students)
    Objective: Major focuses were given on the work culture of Multinational companies and to prepare the students for the corporate culture.
    Name and details of the resource person: Pearl N Panthaki, Assistant Director, EY
    This guest lecture was focused and created with the goal of orienting the final year students with tools for refining their personal and professional excellence in corporate world.
    • This session gave tips to students on how to become efficient through learning the basics of corporate communications, Preparations for Aptitude rounds, Resume and how to crack interview rounds.
    She also focused on self-grooming and proper gestures, managing time and the mindset that is required for placements.
    • Ms. Pearl also shared motivating tips of success to foster growth in one's career. She focused on 3 C’s to be more important- "Be courageous”, “Be civil" And "Be Candid". Corporates or Organizations specially look for the candidates those who possessed Technical Skills, Communication skills, Positive Attitude.
    • The students actively participated in the guest lecture. The session was concluded with an interactive session termed as the ‘Panel Discussion’ where questions were posed to the resource person and suggestions and answers were given.


    GUEST LECTURE - “PREPARING FOR THE CORPORATE WORLD”

    Date: 6th August, 2018
    Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 5th Semester B.Com regular and tourism students (240 students)
    Objective: To acquaint the students with the corporate culture and preparing them for a transition from campus to the corporate world.
    Name and details of the resource person: Mr. Amarta Datta Gupta, presently working as the Chief Operating Officer - Ace Antenna India Pvt ltd.
    Amarta Datta Gupta oriented the students on the following aspects:
    • How to prepare for interviews.
    • Frequently asked questions (FAQs) at Interview
    • Important points to be remembered as an interviewee. (Do’s and Don’ts)
    • Expectations of the Corporate World.
    The speaker also encouraged an interactive session by sharing his personal experiences and some of his personal challenges. The students were deeply inspired by his words of encouragement and hoped to apply his valuable insights in future.


    GUEST LECTURE on Dynamics of Indian Stock Market

    Date: 30/07/2018
    Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 27 UG students (Group-2)
    Objective: To know current trends in stock market
    Name and details of the resource person: K. KIRAN KUMAR, Investors Club, Coordinator, Faculty of Commerce (UG)

    Mr. K. Kiran Kumar focused his session on overview of Stock Market and current trends in capital markets • Basics of stock market: He gave an insight on Investment opportunities available in India followed with the basics of Indian stock market

    Major stock exchanges in India: He also gave a brief introduction about major stock exchanges, Speculators in stock market and Bitcoin Exchange.

    GUEST LECTURE on ACCA FUTURE PROSPECTS

    Prof. Mohammed Sajid Khan, Head of International Development, ACCA addressed the first B.Com students on 21 June 2016 about the ACCA future prospects.

    Mr. Khan highlighted the present scenario of an Accountant job. Unlike the olden times at present an accountant has got lot of respect, opportunity and is rewarded. “A focused approach, to have regular schedule and regular practice is essential for the budding accountants to be a competent accountant.” He added.



    An interaction with Mr. Ravindran Balakrishnan, ACCA Professional from the ISDC
    The department of commerce organized an interaction with Mr. Ravindran Balakrishnan, ACCA Professional from the ISDC on 14 July 2016. Mr. Balakrishnan spoke about a career as an accountant and introduced the various areas of accounting, which includes- management, finance and statutory accounting. He also highlighted the necessity of ethics in accounting profession and briefed the students about how they must take up the ACCA exams and that they must keep themselves updated with the ACCA Global website.

    Guest lecture on youth and ethics

    The Department of Commerce organized a Guest lecture on youth and ethics on 23 June 2014 for the undergraduate students. Mr. Samuel from Rhoumai Missions International addressed the grave reality of various social evils like pornography, addiction to drugs, and abortion among the student community.

    “About 30 per cent of the world’s abortion happens in India of which 7000 babies are aborted in Bangalore per month and about 9 lakh nationally. 50 per cent of these abortions happen to be girls between the age groups of 13-18, according to the information received from principals of many colleges in Bangalore, many of these abortions happen in illegal clinics,” opined Mr. Samuel.

    Mr. Samuel also elaborated on how students get addicted to drugs. He mentioned about the after effects of drugs. Students who are addicted to drugs are the ones who get involved in criminal activities in the society. He stressed on how drugs lead to negative changes in relationships, violence, feeling of loneliness, stress, depression, injuries, accidents, damage to internal organs and risk of infectious diseases.

    Department of Commerce (PG), organized a guest lecture for the M.Com students on August 16, 2013. Prof. K. Kanishka, Head of Department, BBM, and St. Joseph’s Evening College addressed the students on public private partnership model. He began the speech by defining PPP Model and explained the numerous variables involved in PPP Model. He also mentioned the potential benefits of the model, like: mobilization of resources, cost effectiveness, accelerated delivery, reduces corruption and waste and enhanced social service.

    “PPP Model will be successful only if certain essential factors are taken care of such as policy factors, transparency, cost and risk sharing arrangements,” Prof. Kanishka added.