Innovatio 2020 is a Business Plan competition conducted exclusively for the final year students of the Department of Management (BBA). With the “entrepreneurship buzz” going around in the nation and dynamicity of the environment, Innovatio 2020 is a platform where students are encouraged to identify an innovative business idea and present a detailed plan covering all aspects of the business. The main purpose of this competition is to develop entrepreneurship ability, and to inculcate the needed confidence and knowledge to start a business. The programme was conducted on 24th January, 2020 at the Mini Audi 1at 12.00pm in administration block. Innovatio was inaugurated by Mr. Paniraj Murthy, CEO & Logistics, NextStep Logistics Pvt Ltd. and Ms. Shobha Satish, Founder & Director, NextStep Logistics Pvt Ltd. The guest addressed and emphasized about passion being integral to an entrepreneur and successful business. For Innovatio, the 240 final year BBA students are divided into teams of 3 members and put through a screening round. After the screening round, 5 teams from each section of final year BBA is selected for the stage round. The stage round on 24th January, 2020 witnessed a number of ideas ranging from Bio Motors, Flora, WeStitch, Vandi, Notify and so on. The Judges for the day were Prof. Stephen Deepak, School of Management and Prof. Manjunath S, Department of Management. The presentations came to close by 4:30 pm and the valedictory was conducted on the same day. The valedictory was was graced with the presence of Prof. Surendranath Reddy, Head, Department of Management and the faculty coordinators of Innovatio 2020. The Head of the department along with the Judges felicitated the winners of Innovatio 2020. Innovatio 2020 has provided a platform for the budding entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and gather opinions on the areas of improvement. On the whole, the knowledge acquired from Innovatio will prove to be really useful for the students in the years to come.
Koushala is a Service Management Exhibition curated exclusively by the students of second year. The aim of this specific exhibition is to enlighten the participants about various sectors in the service industry and to enable them to exhibit their creativity and vision in the form of a model.
The Department of Management inaugurated Koushala 2019 on the 20th of September 2019 at 9.50 am in the Mini Auditorium II. The Chief Guest for the day was Shri Vijay Anand K, General Manager and Human Resource Manager of Frozen Bottle. The inauguration ceremony began with the lighting of the lamp. Prof.T.Somasundaram, Faculty Coordinator for Koushala 2019 informed the gathering about the exhibition’s pre requisites and encouraged the participants by stating a quote by Jim Rohn, “Service to others leads to greatness.” Later Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director - Jayantian Extension Services and Kristu Jayanti College of Law spoke a few inspiring words. Then the Chief Guest addressed the gathering where he mentioned the importance of having knowledge about the service industry and referred to sources such as National Daily Economic Times. Shri Vijay also elucidated few examples from his life such as the target of ‘Frozen Bottle’ to open 140 stores by March 2020 and the ways in which he motivates his employees and his colleagues. Further he went on to appraise the current market scenario in India. Before finishing, Shri Vijay said to the students, “Don’t be one among them. Be unique and make your own mark before graduating and entering the real world.”
The participants were divided into teams of 7-8 members who showcased their innovative models and distinctive ideas pertaining to a particular service sector or industry such as Hospitality industry, Entertainment industry, Cruise industry, Postal System, Water theme Park, Agricultural industry, Tourism industry and many other service sectors. Each team was judged based on their ability to think out of the box and their presentation skills which made the exhibition look vibrant and colourful.
The exhibition concluded with the valedictory ceremony held at 4.00 pm in the Main Auditorium. The valedictory ceremony began with a warm welcome from Student coordinator Mr.Jason Joseph followed by feedback from participants. The participants found this experiential learning process extremely useful as they were able to apply subject knowledge to practical situations.
Followed by the feedback was a report on Koushala 2019 presented by Dr. Geetu Anna Mathew, Faculty Coordinator for Koushala 2019. Then came the prize distribution session for the overall best performing teams including 6 consolation prize winners and 2 teams who won 1st and 2nd place respectively were felicitated by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P J alongside Prof.C.Surendranath Reddy, Head, Department of Management. The vote of thanks was presented by Student Coordinator Ms.Neha Eapen. All good things come to an end and so did the event of Koushala 2019.
Virtuoso means "a person who is extremely skilled at something". Just like it's meaning, the department of management organizes Virtuoso - A management workshop exclusively for the First year students of BBA to prepare them to be skilled management professionals. The department of management inaugurated Virtuoso 2019 on 12th July at 9 am in the main auditorium. The chief guest for the day was Mr. Vinod Modi, founder of secured life science. The inauguration began with the lighting of the lamp. Later, Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal & Director, International Affairs addressed the gathering. In his address, he mentioned about the 3 important pillars in every individual's life that is Attitude, Skill, and Knowledge which are necessary to maintain right balance in life. He further added that the application of knowledge in practical situation serves the purpose of learning. This was followed by the Chief guest, Mr. Vinod Modi's address. He emphasized on success by sharing a motivational story about a young boy through which he shares the mantra of success that is to believe in your teachers. He further mentioned that people fail to succeed in the modern world because people fail to adapt. He advised the students not to analyze the situation too much and also not to take oneself seriously. He then shared an interesting story about a group of men who depict various reflections on a problem. He concluded by appreciating the department for organising such programs which inculcates in the student the need for the application of knowledge in a real-world scenario and encouraged the students to be more human than mere machines. The inauguration geared up the students to perform in the finals of various events.
The 358 first year BBA students were divided into 21 teams of 17 each, which will accommodate 6 events of the workshop. The events included in the workshop were Finance, Human Resource, Entrepreneurship development, Marketing, Business Quiz and Best CEO. Every event constituted of two preparatory rounds and a finale. The preparatory rounds were conducted on the 6th and 10th of July respectively, which hence geared up the students for the finals on 12th July, 2019.
Finance means "dealing with money". But money itself has different aspects. The finance event consisted of 3 participants per team. The finance event tested it's participants on various terms of finance, Financial analysis and Situational judgement case studies across the Preparatory rounds and finals. It proved to be a great learning for all the participants as they were exposed to the actual meaning of finance.
"Great vision without great people is irrelevant." But acquiring and retaining great people in an organisation is possible only when an effective Human resource system is in place. The human resource event also consisted 3 participants per team. This event tested the participants in teamwork, coordination and other core functions of human resource management like recruitment across the Preparatory rounds and finals. The participants experienced a thorough learning in dealing with people.
"It's not about ideas, it's about making ideas happen." One such event is Entrepreneurship development. This event also consisted 3 participants per team. The participants were asked to pitch their ideas and ways of execution in different contexts across the rounds. The entrepreneurs of this workshop learnt different approaches of pitching a plan and the industry set standards of a business plan to have the competitive edge.
"Strong customer relationships drive sales, sustainability, and growth." For this, one has to Think like a customer and Act like a customer. A good marketer is the one who can do so. Marketing event consisted of 4 participants per team. This event provided a platform to the participants to understand the customer, to develop products as per the Market expectations and also to involve in continuous research.
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest". Business quiz is one such event that tests the participants about current affairs, business icons and the key periods in business world. There were 3 participants from each team and gained a variety of knowledge through this event with utmost curiosity.
An event which is the combination of all the core aspects as well as soft skill aspects of the corporate is the Best CEO. There is one Best CEO from each team. The Best CEO has to go through a bunch of things from formulating strategies to handling stress while dealing with any task. The best CEO participants were taught to handle stress, situation judgements and various approaches towards a task.
All the events constituting the workshop came to an end with the Valedictory session of Virtuoso 2019 at 4 pm in the Main Auditorium. The Valedictory session began with the feedback of the participants from different events. The participants found the tasks challenging and as a test to their abilities which motivated them to work on improving their knowledge and skills. Most of participants felt this workshop as a great learning experience since Virtuoso 2019 is their first activity in the college. Followed by the feedback session, the Overall best performing teams were felicitated by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director of Jayantian Extension services alongside Mr. Surendranath Reddy, Head of Department of Managemet. On the whole, Virtuoso 2019 ended on a high note and served as a great boost to the students for the years to come.
SAVISHKAR - 2019
The word Savishkar means having manifestation or making an exhibition of any power or talent. Savishkar is a management exhibition organised to develop the skills of the 1st year BBA students. The exhibition was a one day event held on 20-February 2019. The students were divided into teams of 8 each and totally 42 teams participated in the exhibition. The class animators assigned various management topics to different teams.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the principal Rev. Fr. Josekutty P.D and two chief guests, Dr Per Markus Anderson, Associate Dean for Global Learning Concordia College, Minnesota, USA and Prof. Christopher J. Mason, Interim Director, Offutt School of Business. The Principal emphasised on the knowledge and its importance the students are groomed with. This exhibition integrated the skills of students in management and art to exhibit their innovations with a sense of competitiveness. Different teams were assigned with various topics. Some of the topics are Airport system, QR scan ATM, L&T Defence, Aeroplane manufacturing, etc. The exhibition witnessed great teamwork and knowledge of the students in the form of exhibits. The exhibits were judged by two Faculties .
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P.J and Mr. Surendranath Reddy, Head of Department of Management felicitated the winners during the Valedictory ceremony. The teams were judged on their performance with respect to the different criteria such as presentation, fluency, knowledge and spontaneity to the various questions posted to them and cash prizes were awarded to the winner along with 5 consolation prizes. On the whole, SAVISHKAR served as an important element of positive learning in the field of management and hence the event ended in a lively mood as the students celebrated with great energy and pleasure, which would be a great boost in their hearts in the years to come.
DISCUSSION FORUM ON THE UNION BUDGET
Department of BBA organized a discussion forum on the Union Budget 2019 for the students on 6th February 2019 in Main Auditorium . The students were divided into six teams and each team had two students who were assigned to present their respective topics such as Indian railways, Defence system of India, Women-led India, Impact on Agricultural sector, Gratuity, GST, Income tax and Unorganized sectors. All the participants were very good with their presentations and discussion forum. From this session, the students got to learn various aspects of the Union Budget and they highlighted on the key points which were discussed in the Budget Union 2019.
(1) 12 crore farmers with under 5 acres of land can get annual income support of Rs 6000 directly into their bank accounts.
(2) 3 crore salaried, pensioners to gain between Rs 500 and Rs 3600 a year in the tax savings due to higher standard deduction.
(3) 10 crore unorganized sector workers eligible to get pension up to Rs 3000 a month after age 60 on a contribution of up to Rs 100 while working.
(4) The main gainers from the Budget are Tax payers, Investors and Businessmen.
The students imbibed a lot of vital information from the session. Overall it was an interesting and interactive Session.
Social Responsibility Week 2019
The department of management inaugurated its Social Responsibility Week 2019 on 7th of January at 3:30 pm in the main auditorium. The theme for the week was United Nations Sustainable development goal-I, Poverty. The chief guests for the day were Mr. Dilip Kumar, president, Fora Recycling, Ms. Samitha Manoharan, Head, CSR, Target Corporation and Mr. Sriram CA, Target Corporation. The inauguration began with Prof. Manjunath's prelude about the week and the theme. This was followed by Rev. Fr. Josekutty P.D, the Principal addressing the gathering. In his address, he stated that social responsibility is the outcome of individual responsibility and a minor change will also result in real change. He also mentioned about the college being the Universal hub for United Nations sustainable development goals(UNSDG). With this, Rev. Fr. Josekutty P.D handed over the session to the chief guest, Mr.Dilip Kumar. Mr. Dilip emphasized on the importance of triple bottom line point in CSR. He mentioned that companies should find out the hazards caused by them and take necessary steps as a part of their CSR. He also appreciated the department for organizing such programs which inculcates the need for social responsibility in students. Mr. Dilip Kumar's address was followed by Ms. Samitha Manoharan, who introduced Target Corporation and its CSR activities to the gathering. She stated that Target is engaged in CSR activities even before it was made mandatory by law. Further, Mr. Sriram took over the session and concluded by encouraging the students to take full advantage of CSR week and the opportunities. The inauguration ended on a high note and served as a great start for the week.
In this event, students come up with different social issues and provide practical solutions to it. There were 12 teams consisting of 2 participants each. The participants were from first year and second year. Some of the issues presented by the teams were Poverty, Pollution, Hunger, and Traffic.
Social Entrepreneurship is an event in which students present their business models based on some social issue. These models are solutions to various social issues. There were 14 teams consisting of 2 participants each. The participants were from first year and second year. Some of the issues covered by the business models were Road accidents, Hunger, waste disposal and Agriculture.
Poster making is an event which brings out the artistic side of students. There were 41 participants from the first years and second years. The participants were given the topic "Eradication Of Poverty" on the spot. The participants were required to come up with a handmade poster within 1 hour. This event really turned out to be a visual treat.
A tableau is a piece of art such as a sculpture or painting that shows a scene. The students were required to show a scene that represents a social issue for 1 minute. There were 8 teams consisting of 8 students each. Some of the issues presented by them were Dowry, Women Harassment and Hunger.
Short Film Making
"Every short film story is a golden opportunity to showcase creativity"
In this event, students were required to make short films not more than minutes on a social issue. There were 10 teams consisting of 2 students each. Some of the issues presented were Hunger, Cyberbullying, Depression, and poverty.
Social Responsibility week 2019 ended on a high note. The valedictory session began with the feedbacks of participants from the first year and second year. There were 628 students who participated in the SR Week.They gained awareness about various social issues and different ways to solve the issues. They got inspired and motivated to be more socially responsible individuals. The feedback session was followed by Rev.Fr. Lijo P Thomas's address to the students. He appreciated the efforts of the department for organizing such an event. He emphasized on the practice of giving back to the society. He also mentioned how people have increased being active on social media rather than being socially active. He concluded by encouraging the students to be more aware and responsible about the society. There were 2 winners for each of the events conducted. The winners were felicitated with Certificates by Rev. Fr. Lijo P Thomas. The Social Responsibility week 2019 served as an important period for the enrichment of students' participation in the society. Hence the event ended on a lively mood as the students celebrated with great energy and motivation to be more socially responsible, which would be a great boost in their hearts in the years to come.