Programmes

Belmont University
Date: 28 November 2023
Members Present
1. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director of International Office
2. Dr .Lyola Thomas
3. Dr. Reenu Mohan
4. Mr. Witold Wolny, Director of Study abroad, International student services
5. Ms. Shelby Garner, Professor of Nursing, Belmont University

Matters Discussed:
• The meeting started with a formal introduction of Professors from both the institutions.
• Ms.Shelby Garner gave an introduction about Belmont University’s vision and the courses offered from their university. She said that Belmont is looking forward to partnership with foreign universities especially as student and faculty exchange activities.
• Fr.Emmanuel P J made a college presentation which included introduction of the college, the various deaneries and courses offered, extension activities and UNAI Hub at the college and various collaborative activities that can be carried out between the two institutions.
• Mr.Witold Wolny enquired about the procedure and duration of student exchange and the credit system of courses especially business. He also mentioned that he would be discussing Kristu Jayanti college in the upcoming faculty advisory meeting at Belmont to explore new courses in collaboration.
• The proposed date of visit of Faculties from Belmont University will be 8th January 2024 as a part of their project with Bangalore Baptist Hospital.
• Ms.Shelby has invited the Kristu Jayanti fraternity to visit their campus in USA.


Bridgewater State University & Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous
Date: 15 November 2023
Members Present:
1. Dr. Wing Kai Tau
2. Dr. Uma Shama
3. Dr. Arthur Lizie
4. Fr. Emmanuel P J
5. Dr. Lyola Thomas
6. Dr. Sneha N
7. Dr. Kalai Selvi
8. Ms. Sangeetha BK
9. Ms. Lissa Sunny

Discussion Highlights:
• Father Emmanuel presented a brief overview of Kristu Jayanti College, emphasizing potential areas for collaboration.
• Dr. Uma Shama highlighted the commonalities and opportunities for engagement in various fields.
• Dr. Wing Kai emphasized Bridgewater's focus on global curriculum, study abroad, and international students.
• Dr. Arthur Lizie shared Bridgewater's areas of interest, including visual communication, public relations, and humanities.
• Mentioned three types of engagement: faculty exchange, student exchange, and academic collaborations.
• Discussed challenges, including the cost of studying in the U.S., and explored options like two plus two programs.
• Emphasized the interest in collaboration in fields beyond engineering, such as life sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
• Dr. Arthur Lizie highlighted Bridgewater's strength in Collaborative Online and International Learning (COIL).
• Proposed short-term virtual exchanges and collaborations in specific majors.
• Father Emmanuel suggested exploring possibilities for teacher training programs and international internships.

Next Steps:
• Dr. Uma Shama suggested focusing on short-term exchanges initially.
• Dr. Wing Kai Tau proposed drafting a general MOU for short-term mobility. Agreed to explore COIL virtual exchange projects.
• Dr. Arthur Lizie to provide more information about triangular Erasmus+ collaborations.
• Father Emmanuel expressed interest in Erasmus+ collaborations and Fullbright scholarships.
• Dr. Arthur Lizie will send more details via email regarding Erasmus+ collaborations.
• Agreed to finalize the MOU and collaboration details after Thanksgiving.


The University of Auckland & Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous
Date: 13 October 2023
Agenda:
Value Added Course (VAC)
Signed Letter of Understanding (LOU)
Discussion on Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Members:
1. Dr. Lyola thomas
2. Ms. Smridhi Marwah
3. Ms. Lissa Sunny

Matters Discussed:
● Dr. Lyola introduced Ms. Lissa as the administrator assistant for the International Relations office and shared details about the VAC, particularly in computer science, with Ms. Smridhi.
● Ms. Smridhi expressed interest in understanding the Value Added Course to relay information to Prof. Sean Strum, who will be delivering the lecture.
● Dr. Lyola shared that the last day for topic submissions is the 26th, with the plan for Prof. Sean Strum to use Zoom for his session. Agreed on a 60 to 120-minute session for the lecture.
● Dr. Lyola expressed interest in Prof. Sean Strum's work on digital studies with arts-based methodology.
● Ms. Smridhi offered to share Prof. Sean Strum's ideas and provide feedback by Monday or Tuesday.
● Dr. Lyola agreed to share the syllabus highlighting completed portions via WhatsApp.
● Ms. Smridhi introduced Prof. Sean Strum, emphasizing his student-friendly approach and mentioned his research outputs. She mentioned some of his research outputs, including papers related to "Kindness has water in the University" and "To see or be seen in the grounds of a place based on the University."
● Discussion on future collaboration and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
● Dr. Lyola suggested various options, including recorded versions, research writing, webinars, and guest speakers. Mentioned accommodation for students and an LMS platform for recorded videos.
● Ms. Smridhi discussed the New Zealand government's support for student and faculty exchange programs. Consideration of a dual program with certificates from both universities. Involvement of Mr. Marek Tesar in discussions.
● Confirmation of finalizing the lecture date by the coming Wednesday.
● Anticipated sharing the signed Letter of Understanding by Monday.
● Emphasis on continuing discussions about the Memorandum of Understanding and exploring collaboration opportunities.


Pre-Mou Meeting Between Kristu Jayanti College and University of Auckland (International Partnership)
Date: 28 July 2023
Members Present:
1. Prof Marek Tesar, Associate Dean International Operations Administration
2. Ms. Smridhi Marwah, Ph.D. candidate, Project Manager, International Partnerships
3. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, International Relations
4. Prof. Stephen Deepak, Co-ordinator, International Relations 5. Dr. Lyola Thomas, Member, International Relations
6. Prof. Soumya Simon, Member, International Relations
7. Prof. Sangeetha BK, Member, International Relations
8. Ms. Lissa Sunny, Member, International Relations

Matters Discussed:
● Prof Marek Tesar greeted everyone and expressed his admiration for Kristu Jayanti College. He mentioned that they had a productive meeting and were impressed by the campus visit.
● Ms. Smridhi Marwah took the lead and expressed excitement about the prospectus and the remarkable work being done by Kristu Jayanti College in India.
● Dr. Loyola Thomas provided information about the value added course offered. We provide Cultural studies, Introduction to Cultural studies, Digital Writing. These courses provide insights into subjects not covered in the regular curriculum
● Dr. Stephen Deepak explained the three categories of courses available: value added courses, certificate courses, and generic courses.
● Prof Soumya Simon listed the topics covered in their courses, which included Personal Branding, Indian Psychology, Yoga and Wellness, Alternative therapy, and Indigenous practices.
● Prof Sangeetha BK presented the course offerings in Mass Communication, which included Social Media Marketing, Production Film Making, Film Analysis Techniques, Visual Analysis Techniques & Media Analysis Techniques.
● Father Emmanuel P J explained that they offer hybrid and offline modes of course delivery. He also suggested the possibility of tailoring a program for the next semester based on preferences from both universities.
● Ms. Smridhi Marwah expressed interest in collaborating on value added and certificate courses, with the goal of encouraging students to apply for scholarships to gain on-ground experience in Asian countries, an opportunity given by the New Zealand Government.
● Prof Marek Tesar proposed various topics for collaboration, such as education, educational theory, educational social justice, diversity, disability, special needs, and educational psychology and expressed enthusiasm for collaborating and starting with value added courses, particularly interested in value added courses in social work.


International partnership meeting with Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio (International Partnership)
Date: 18-21 July 2023
Members Present:
1. Dr. Tiffany Boury, Coordinator of Global Academic Partnerships (CGAP)
2. Dr. Joseph Pathakamuri, Professor of Biology
3. Prof. John Herman Director Student Financial Services at Franciscan University
4. Mr. Robert Dougherty Vice President of Finance
5. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, International Relations
6. Prof. Stephen Deepak, Co-ordinator, International Relations

Matters Discussed
● Fr. Emmanuel began the meeting with a brief prayer and welcomed all the attendees.He expressed appreciation for the efforts taken by Dr. Tiffany Boury and Dr. Joseph Pathakamuri.
● Fr. Emmanuel asked the Franciscan University team to share their views on the 15:5 proposal made by Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous.
● Dr. Tiffany and Dr. Joseph presented two options for the student exchange program, involving sponsorship of three Franciscan University students for every five incoming students from Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous. They agreed on the timing of the exchange, with Kristu Jayanti students visiting in the Fall semester and Franciscan University students visiting in the Spring semester.
● Both sides acknowledged that the students would need to cover their airfare, visa, food, boarding, and other personal expenses.
● Fr. Emmanuel proposed considering the FUS University's Austrian campus as an alternative, given the difficulties in obtaining US visas for Indian students.
● Dr. Tiffany mentioned that the proposed visit of Franciscan University students to Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous would be from the second week of January until the end of May.
● Dr. Joseph suggested another financial option for consideration.
● Dr. John Herman and Mr. Robert Dougherty appreciated the efforts of Fr. Emmanuel and Dr. Tiffany in fulfilling the student exchange initiatives.
● Fr. Emmanuel requested Dr. Joseph to send a detailed cost sheet covering both financial proposals. He assured them that he would discuss the proposals with the management and reply back to them.


Pre-Mou Meeting Between Kristu Jayanti College and Murray State University(International Partnerships)
Date: 13 July 2023
Members Present:
1. Dr Don Robertson, Vice President Student Affairs
2. Dr Ruben Ricardo, Director for International Recruitment Institute for International Studies.
3. Dr. Guangming Zou, Assistant Vice President Institute for International Studies
4. Dr Victor Raj Department Chair Computer Science/Information Systems
5. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, International Relations
6. Prof. Stephen Deepak, Co-ordinator, International Relations
7. Dr. Lyola Thomas, Member, International Relations
8. Prof. Sangeetha BK, Member, International Relations

Matters Discussed
• Dr. Lyola Thomas introduced the members from Kristu Jayanti College and the Director of International Relations Father Emmanuel.
• Father Emmanuel then proceeded to give a brief introduction about Kristu Jayanti College, its vision, mission, history and future plans.
• Don Robertson, Vice President Student Affairs at Murray State University stated that they had a long history of association with India and that they had many students from India who considered Murray State University their Alma Mater.
• Dr Ruben Ricardo Month from the Institute for International Studies at Murray then made a detailed presentation about Murray State University.
• He also mentioned that they have student representations from 100 countries a fact that they were all proud about and further elaborated on the various programs that Murray had and also outlined the requirements for Student Admissions.
• Fr. Emmanuel then made a detailed presentation about Kristu Jayanti College.
• The meeting ended with Dr. Victor Raj summarizing the points covered and briefly outlining the further course of action. On a final note the team from Murray University invited officials from Kristu Jayanti College to visit them on campus and Father Emmanuel also extended a warm welcome to Murray State to visit Kristu Jayanti campus.


University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Bilateral agreements for MOU (International Partnerships)
Date: 10 July 2023
Members Present:
1. Mr. Javier Ponce Marrero Director of Mobility
2. Dr. Jin Taira Vice President for Internationalization, Mobility & International Projection
3. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, International Relations
4. Prof. Stephen Deepak, Co-ordinator, International Relations
5. Dr. Lyola Thomas, Member, International Relations
6. Prof. Soumya Simon, Member, International Relations
7. Prof. Sangeetha BK, Member, International Relations
8. Ms.Lissa Sunny, Member, International Relations

Matters Discussed:
● Fr. Emmanuel welcomed attendees and introduced the team members from Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) along with their roles.
● Mr. Javier Ponce from ULPGC expressed gratitude for the collaboration opportunity.
● Mr. Jim Taira shared insights on potential opportunities in Spain.
● Collaboration agreement discussed in Tourism and English Philology areas.
● Proposal: KJC students to enroll in Spanish classes at ULPGC during 1st semester and attend other classes conducted in Spanish during 2nd semester. Exploring the possibility of KJC organizing English classes for foreigners.
● The meeting fostered positive engagement between Kristu Jayanti College and ULPGC, with a proposal for student exchanges and collaboration in the areas of Tourism and English Philology. Both institutions expressed eagerness to share information and actively participate in academic partnerships, promoting a promising collaboration for the future.


Collaborations with Canadian Universities (International Affairs)
Date: 06 July 2023
Members Present:
1. Mr.Anuj Bhasin Trade Commissioner, Education
2. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, International Relations
3. Prof. Stephen Deepak, Co-ordinator, International Relations
4. Dr. Lyola Thomas, Member, International Relations
5. Prof. Soumya Simon, Member, International Relations
6. Prof. Sangeetha BK, Member, International Relations
7. Ms.Lissa Sunny, Member, International Relations

Matters Discussed
● Fr. Emmanuel introduced the team members and their respective roles within Kristu Jayanti College.
● Mr. Anuj Bhasin identified himself as responsible for education programs in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.
● Fr. Emmanuel highlighted Kristu Jayanti College's active engagement in international collaborations since 2009, mentioning partnerships with Appalachian State University, Trinity Western University, and institutions in Germany and France. He inquired about degree acceptance in Canada, with a preference for public universities.
● Mr. Anuj provided a list of Canadian institutions in various provinces and expressed interest in identifying quality institutions for master's programs, recommending SAIT, NAIT, University of Manitoba, and University of Winnipeg.
● Fr. Emmanuel welcomed collaboration with institutions from any part of Canada and expressed appreciation for Mr. Anuj's suggestions.
● Mr. Anuj proposed focusing on semester abroad and faculty exchange programs and was requested to provide a one-pager on international partners and priority programs.
● Prof. Stephen Deepak agreed to furnish relevant materials and department overviews for collaboration efforts.
● An action plan was proposed, which involved drafting a document, involving the Consul General, and assigning team members to facilitate collaboration efforts.
● The meeting concluded on a positive note, emphasizing the potential for valuable academic partnerships.


Universidad del Atlantico Medio-Kristu Jayanti College - Bilateral agreements for MOU (International Partnerships)
Date: 04 July 2023
Members Present
1. Ms. Maria Bayas International Relations Officer
2. Ms. Danny International Office Head
3. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, International Relations
4. Prof. Stephen Deepak, Co-ordinator, International Relations
5. Dr. Lyola Thomas, Member, International Relations
6. Prof. Soumya Simon, Member, International Relations
7. Prof. Sangeetha BK, Member, International Relations
8. Ms.Lissa Sunny, Member, International Relations

• Ms. Maria introduced Universidad del Atlántico Medio and Kristu Jayanti College, warmly greeting everyone.
• Fr. Emmanuel presented the Kristu Jayanti College team, their roles, and highlighted their international collaborations, including the partnership with Arizona and recent visits to Namibia.
• Ms. Danny from Universidad del Atlantico Medio expressed interest in an Exchange Student program, acknowledging the Indian community at their institution and mentioning visa challenges that take approximately three months.
• The discussion focused on language courses, with Ms. Maria inquiring about the possibility of completing a language course within one semester. Ms. Danny confirmed positive collaborations with Mexican and Michigan Universities for language courses.
• It was agreed to start the language programs in September, with 2 to 5 students eligible for travel.
• Ms. Danny extended an invitation to Kristu Jayanti College for the upcoming International Week at Universidad del Atlantico Medio in September, which will include international dignitaries.
• Ms. Maria concluded the meeting by sharing her experiences in Bangalore and highlighting job opportunities in the IT and hospitality industries in Spain. She praised Kristu Jayanti College's organization and achievements.


Student and Faculty Exchange Program Meeting - Lincoln University College (International Partnerships)
Date: 23 June 2023
Members Present:
1. Dr. Abhijit Dean, Faculty of Business and Accountancy
2. Prof Swapan Majumdar, Operations Management, Information Systems & Digital Entrepreneurship
3. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, International Relations
4. Prof. Stephen Deepak, Co-ordinator, International Relations 5. Dr. Lyola Thomas, Member, International Relations
6. Prof. Soumya Simon, Member, International Relations
7. Prof. Sangeetha BK, Member, International Relations
8. Ms. Arya Menon, Member, International Relations
9. Ms. Lissa Sunny, Member, International Relations

Matters Discussed
• Dr. Abhijit commenced the meeting by extending greetings to all participants and expressing the university's keen interest in establishing a Student Exchange and Faculty Exchange Program with Kristu Jayanti College.
• Fr. Emmanuel introduced each member of the Kristu Jayanti College team, providing an overview of their roles and responsibilities within the institution.
• Prof. Stephen Deepak took the floor and inquired about the functioning of the department at Lincoln University College. He also expressed interest in understanding the details of the PhD program offered by the university.
• Dr. Abhijit responded by directing everyone to visit the university's website for comprehensive information on the programs and various academic areas. He explained that the PhD program is a three-year accredited program with assigned supervision. The completion of the research typically takes two and a half years.
• The meeting concluded with Dr. Abhijit confirming that a follow-up meeting would be scheduled to continue the discussions on the proposed collaboration between Lincoln University College and Kristu Jayanti College.

International Lecture Series on Emerging Technologies
Date: 23 February 2024
The Office of International and Domestic Relations, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science [PG], orchestrated a thought-provoking International Lecture Series on Emerging Technologies for the students of MCA, MSc Computer Science and MSc Data Science on 23 February, 2024 at 12.00 pm. The event featured Dr. Winston Erevelles, President-Elect of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, USA, who delivered a captivating presentation and enlightened the students on various facets of emerging technologies, with a focus on Reverse Engineering, Industrial robotics, 3D scanning and printing, Big data utilization, Smart manufacturing, and the role of computational sciences in optimizing real-life problems. One of the key highlights of the lecture was the elucidation of the point cloud generation process, offering a deep dive into the complexities of this fundamental aspect of 3D scanning technology.


Interaction with Dr. Joseph A. Pathakamuri, Professor, Department of Biology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
Resource Person: Dr. Joseph A. Pathakamuri, Professor, Department of Biology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio

Interaction Overview: Fr Emmanuel, Director, Office of International and Domestic Relations, extended a warm welcome to Dr. Joseph A. Pathakamuri, Professor, Department of Biology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

Father Emmanuel provided a brief overview of Kristu Jayanti College, covering its vision, mission, history, and future plans.

Father Emmanuel presented on college facilities, emphasizing the institution's commitment to education through hybrid and offline course delivery.

Discussion on possibilities of exchange programs with Life Sciences, English, Mass Communication, and professional management courses, positive discussions on the proposals for the Student/Faculty Exchange Programme were also put forth during the meeting.

The meeting concluded with expressions of gratitude for the fruitful discussion and a shared commitment to fostering international collaboration in education. Dr. Joseph Ajay Pathakamuri, Fr. Emmanuel P.J., Dr. Sneha N, Dr. Cynthia Winnie, Prof. Sangeetha B.K and Ms. Lissa Sunny.


Interaction with delegates from Singapore and German Universities
Date: November 06, 2023
Meeting Overview: The meeting with Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, Office of International and Domestic Relations extending a warm welcome to the delegates from Germany and Singapore Universities on 6, November, 2023.
Father Emmanuel provided a brief overview of Kristu Jayanti College, encompassing its vision, mission, history, and future plans.
Delegates discussed the possibility of customizing a program to align with the preferences of potential universities in Germany and Singapore.
Ms. Kim Thy Tong emphasized the importance of collaborative internships and proposed the idea of academia-public-private sector partnerships. The discussion included:

  • Mandatory internships in German universities
  • Teaching internships in certain German states
  • Process of MOU signing
  • Mobilizing finances via ERASMUS

The discussion included the potential for dual degree and twinning programs between Kristu Jayanti College and universities in Germany and Singapore. Mr. Tom Zeising elaborated how German universities could contribute through KAS funding and also highlighted that scholarships are provided by the German Academic Exchange Service for four semesters. The criteria included minimum B1 level clearance in German during application and at least B2 level later. Scholarships at the PhD level, with an initial commitment for a minimum of 2 students was also mentioned.

Mr. Ashish mentioned internships in Delhi lasting 1-3 months.
The meeting concluded with expressions of gratitude for the fruitful discussion and a shared commitment to fostering international collaboration in education.
The delegates who were present for the interaction were Ms Kim Thy Tong, Prof A Subramanyam Raju, Dr Sabu Thomas, Prof Uma Maheswari, Mr Moritz Fink, Mr Tom Zeising, Mr Ashish Gupta, Mr Fynn Schymek, Mr Elias Marini Schaefer, Dr S Shaji Sadashivan, Prof D Suba Chandran,Fr.Emmanuel P.J, Prof. Ramya.B, Dr. Sneha. N. Dr. Shinomol George. K, Prof. Brighton Rose and Ms.Lissa Sunny


Interaction with Dr. Mumin Chen, Professor, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Date: November 03, 2023
Resource Person: Dr. Mumin Chen, Professor, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Meeting Overview:
Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, Office of International and Domestic Relations extended a warm welcome to Dr. Mumin Chen, Professor from National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan on 03November, 2023.

A brief overview of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous by Father Emmanuel, covering vision, mission, history, and future plans was presented to the guest. The institution’s representatives shared their respective histories and backgrounds.

Father Emmanuel highlighted the college's commitment to education through hybrid and offline course delivery.

A discussion on tailoring a program for the upcoming semester, considering preferences from potential Universities in Vietnam, proposals for Student/Faculty Exchange Program were discussed positively, agreement to collaborate on drafting a detailed proposal for the student exchange program was also put forth in the meeting.

The meeting concluded with expressions of gratitude for the fruitful discussion and a shared commitment to fostering international collaboration in education. Dr Ramya B, Head, Department of History, Prof D Suba Chandran from NIAS, Dr. Sneha N, Coordinator, Office of International and Domestic Relations, Dr Reenu M, Member and Ms Lissa Sunny were present on the occasion.


Interaction with Delegates from Lincoln University, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Date: September 07, 2023
Name and details of the Resource Person:
1. Dr. Srikrishna Banerjee (Director)
2. Ms. Archita Chakraborty (H.O.D International Affairs & Marketing)
3. Dr. Abhijit Ghosh (Dean of the Faculty of Business)

Fr. Emmanuel P J extended a warm welcome to the distinguished guests, Dr. Srikrishna Banerjee (Director), Ms. Archita Chakraborty (H.O.D International Affairs & Marketing), and Dr. Abhijit Ghosh (Dean of the Faculty of Business), followed by an introduction of these eminent individuals to the audience on 07, September, 2023.

Interaction Overview:
Dr. Abhijit Ghosh commenced the meeting by providing an insightful overview of Lincoln University, emphasizing its commitment to fostering practical and scientific skills, promoting social values, nurturing leadership and entrepreneurship, and harnessing the power of information technology and business management. He highlighted Lincoln University's dedication to building a noble and peaceful human society. Dr. Ghosh also spoke about the numerous collaborative opportunities that Lincoln University is eager to explore with other institutions.

Dr. Srikrishna Banerjee (Director) expressed Lincoln University's keen interest in establishing a fruitful collaboration with the institution. He outlined specific areas of cooperation, including joint research, joint conferences, and collaborative publications. Additionally, Lincoln University is open to exploring student and faculty exchange programs, as well as the creation of a Ph.D. & PDF integrated research center.

Dr. Banerjee also mentioned that Lincoln University has made revisions to its fee structure for the current year. He encouraged the institution to review the updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for further details. Dr. Banerjee expressed the university's eagerness to receive suggestions and feedback to finalize the MOU signing formalities promptly.

The event saw the presence of notable individuals, including Dr. A.L. Calistus Jude, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences; Dr. Jonas Richard, Head of the Department of Social Work; Prof. Sevuga Pandian, Head of the Department of Computer Science; Mr. C. Surendranath Reddy, Head of the Department of Management; Mr. VijayaKumar.R, Head of the Department of Commerce (UG); and Prof. Soumya Simon.


Interaction with Dr. John Joseph Puthenkalam S.J. (Trustee for Global Academic Affairs), Sophia University, Japan
Date: August 3, 2023
Resource Person: Dr. John Joseph Puthenkalam S.J. (Trustee for Global Academic Affairs), Sophia University, Japan.

Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director, Office of International and Domestic Relations extended a warm welcome to Dr. John Joseph Puthenkalam S.J followed by the introduction of the esteemed guest to the audience on August 3, 2023.

Dr. John Joseph Puthenkalam S.J. initiated the session by providing an overview of Sophia University. He highlighted the university's prominence as one of the top private educational institutions in Tokyo, Japan. Addressed the gathering about the various collaborative opportunities between Sophia University and other institutions.

Dr. John Joseph Puthenkalam S.J. emphasized the importance of collaboration and academic exchange between institutions. He put forward suggestions such as the publication of magazines and books, the implementation of short-term study programs, and the facilitation of faculty exchange initiatives. The discussion also revolved around the process of identifying suitable partner institutions through various academic departments.

Among the attendees were notable individuals including Prof. Stephen Deepak, Coordinator of the International Office; Dr Gopakumar AV, Dean, Humanities, Dr. Lyola Thomas from the Department of English; Prof. Soumya Simon from the Department of Psychology; Prof. Sangeetha BK from the Department of Media Studies; Prof. Vigranth Bapu and Prof. Sevuga Pandian from the Department of Psychology and Computer Science respectively; Dr. Jonas Richard, Head of the Department of Social Work; Dr Justin Nelson Michael, Director, Centre for Research and Dr. MK Baby from the School of Management.


KRISYM 2023 - 16th International Conference on Accelerating Growth through Enhancing Managing Competencies
Inaugural: His Excellency Jonas Brunschwig, Consul General of Switzerland, Dr. Philip G Laird, Vice President Innovation, Global and Academic Partnerships, Trinity Western University, Canada.

I Keynote session: Dr. Shuo (Geoffrey) Feng, Executive Director of International Partnerships, Trinity Western University, Canada.

II Keynote session: Her Excellency Shabeena Sultana, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Tunisia in Bengaluru. Panel Discussion: Dr. Dinesh Dave, Director of Supply chain Management, and Dr. William Magnus Northington, Assistant Professor both from the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, John A. Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, USA

III Key Note Session: Dr. Laura L. Brewer, Lecturer of Supply Chain Management, Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, John A. Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, USA.

Valedictory: His Excellency Raghu C Rajappa, Consulate of Poland, Bengaluru and Dr. Sharon Andrew Rajkumar, Vice President & Happiness Evangelist, Happiest Minds Technologies, Bengaluru

Kristu Jayanti School of Management organized ‘KRISYM 2023 the 16th International Conference on Accelerating Growth through Enhancing Managing Competencies in collaboration with Trinity Western University, Canada on 12th and 13th January 2023. Over the two-day conference, Leading professionals from the industry and academia around the world deliberated on global management techniques to speed up growth by boosting competency. The Emcee Ms. Sharon Francis Joseph, II-year MBA, Commenced the session and Ms. Arathi L & Ms. Parmila Uttam, II-year MBA introduced the Guests. His Excellency Jonas Brunschwig, Consul General of Switzerland, and Dr. Philip G Laird, Vice President of Innovation, Global and Academic Partnerships, Trinity Western University, Canada inaugurated the conference. Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru delivered the presidential address. Dr. Aloysius Edward J, Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Management welcomed the gathering.

In the inaugural address, His Excellency Jonas Brunschwig made a quick comparison of Switzerland and the state of Karnataka. Highlighting the three key principles for growth namely, emergence over authority, resilience over strength, and learning over education, he attributed these principles to the successful progress achieved by Switzerland in spite of its smaller size and population. Dr. Philip G Laird, Vice President of Innovation, Global and Academic Partnerships, Trinity Western University, Canada presented the keynote address. He emphasized on the idea of ‘intrapreneur’, key qualities, and the role of intrapreneurs in expanding businesses faster. Dr. Baba Gnanakumar, the faculty coordinator – of KRISYM 2023 presented the prelude to the International Conference, and Dr. M. K. Baby, Head, of the School of Management, concluded the Inaugural session with a Vote of Thanks.

The conference comprised of three Keynote sessions and one-panel discussion delivered by distinguished professors from partnering International Universities. The first Key Note session was delivered by Dr. Shuo (Geoffrey) Feng, Executive Director of International Partnerships, at Trinity Western University, Canada. The emcee Ms. Nishmitha, II-year MBA commenced the session. In his speech, Dr. Shuo (Geoffrey) Feng emphasized the need for Internationalisation and its significance in integrating intercultural dimensions into teaching, research, and service functions leading to the expansion of business. Mr. Prasanna, II-year MBA delivered the Vote of Thanks.

Post Interval, the second keynote session was commenced by Emcee Ms. Ashwini Prasantha, II-year MBA. Her Excellency Shabeena Sultana, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Tunisia in Bengaluru, was the Speaker for the Second Key Note Session. Interacting with the students she shared her experience as the deputy chairperson of the Creto, Karnataka region economic Trade organization. She encouraged students to be self-driven, motivated, and confident to turn vision into reality and accelerate growth. Mr. Ravindra, II-year MBA delivered the Vote of Thanks.

Day 2 of the International Conference began with a Panel Discussion on the theme of Supply Chain Networks during disruption. Emcee Ms. Divya Priya, II-year MBA commenced the session. Mr. Anto Alice Amrutha, II-year MBA introduced the guests. Dr. Dinesh Dave, Director of Supply chain Management, and Dr. William Magnus Northington, Assistant Professor both from the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, John A. Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, USA were the resource persons for the panel discussion.

In their Opening remarks during the discussion, Dr. Dinesh Dave highlighted the backend working of the supply chain management process and the various factors that affect like the economy, politics, infrastructure, and Competency. Adding to it, Dr. William Magnus Northington, threw light on the front end of the Supply chain management process. He delivered a clear and effective focus on the concept of the right product, right place, right time, and right quality performance and its role in enhancing the business-consumer relationship. The Panel discussion was moderated by Prof. Stephen Deepak, Co-convener of the conference, Faculty School of Management. Mr. Thomas Mathew, II- year MBA, proposed the Vote of Thanks.

Post lunch, the third keynote session was commenced by Emcee Ms. Ancy Joy, II-year MBA. Dr. Laura L. Brewer, Lecturer of Supply Chain Management, Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, John A. Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, USA was the keynote speaker. She spoke about the various challenges faced by the Market during disruption and underlined the role of tariff policies, Supply Chain Management structures and proprietary information for firms aiming to accelerate growth. Mr. Brainerd David, II-year MBA delivered the Vote of Thanks.

To mark a great ending to the International Conference the Valedictory ceremony was graced by the presence of His Excellency Raghu C Rajappa, Consulate of Poland, Bengaluru, Dr. Sharon Andrew Rajkumar, Vice President & Happiness Evangelist, Happiest Minds Technologies, Bengaluru along with Rev. Fr. Jais V Thomas, Financial Administrator, Faculty Member, Commerce and Management, Dr. Aloysius Edward J, Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Management, Dr. M. K. Baby, Head, School of Management, Dr. Baba Gnanakumar, Conference Convener and Student coordinators Mr. Balaji S and Ms. Sparshana. With over 300 participants and 8 delegates from countries across the globe, KRISYM 2023 witnessed 180 research papers and concluded on a successful note.


Resource Person: Dr. Sumantra Sengupta Dean, School of Business and Management City University of Seattle, USA
Objectives: Supply Chain Resilience

School of Management, Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, Bengaluru organized International
Lecture Series on Supply Chain Resilience on the February 07, 2023.
International lecture series bridges the gap between the academia and the global business. IL lectures has resulted in change, enabling students to have new and different perspectives. This lecture on Supply Chain Resilience was a pragmatic framework covering the dynamics of supply chains, the issues, challenges and the resilient framework to succeeded. Sumatra Sengupta Dean, School of Business and Management City University of Seattle, USA was the resource person for the day. Dr Sengupta is an academician and an industry veteran in his vast experience in working with top notch companies gave excellent insights on Supply Chain resilience. Prof Stephen Deepak, faculty and Coordinator, Office of International and Domestic Relations, Kristu Jayanti college, Autonomous executed the programme effectively for the enrichment of the students. Sophia Merlin 2 nd year MBA, the MC for the day commenced the session by introducing the guest to the audience mentioning some remarkable feathers sir has added to his achievement.

Aishwarya BV 2 nd year MBA student, student coordinator welcomed the gathering. The program was then taken over by Dr. Sumatra Sengupta, speaking of dynamics of Supply Chain he fondly added saying it as Value chain. He deliberated on how the pandemic hit the supply chain structure of many manufacturing companies who were facing problems in receiving the raw materials and the inflationary effect on the products. He also mentioned regarding reduction in transportation cost for sourcing the raw material as well as making sure to reach the final products to the end customers in different parts of the world. He spoke on the Russia and Ukraine war which impacted the SC structure. The need to be more resilient on all the aspects of business as we live in VUCA world was emphasized and mentioned regarding the labor arbitrage that India enjoys speaking on the IT service industries. The program was concluded with a Q & A session. He was presented with memento and sapling as a token of gratitude and respect. The session ended by a thank you note by S Nivetha student coordinator from 2 nd year MBA.


A session aimed at enhancing knowledge regarding education and career opportunities abroad

Resource Person: Ms. Victoria D’sa
Ms. Victoria began the session on “Access the World”. During the course of the session, She discussed a variety of subjects during the sessions including Country specifics, Scholarships and funding available, University requirements, Visa documentation, job opportunities and Stay back options. She responded to all of the students' questions at the conclusion of this fascinating session.

“It was a great session and Victoria ma’am gave a very good overview of the opportunities for studies in abroad and even the places”, said Aniketh Dabral from 3 rd year BCom LSCM.

Objectives:
1. To boost interest and enhance students’ understanding of the various education and career opportunities abroad.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”– Abraham Lincoln. On the 23rd of January 2023, the Office of International and Domestic Affairs organized “Access the World” for interested students of all Postgraduate courses. This event was aimed at broadening the student’s knowledge about the various education and career opportunities available abroad. This enriching session which was held in Audi 2, Admin Block, began at 3:00 pm and was attended by the PG students who had registered for the event and Faculty members of various departments. Ms. Victoria D’sa who currently works at International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC) as the National Head of ‘Education Abroad’ was the resource person for the event. Ms. Victoria has expertise in International Education, International Relations, Business development and counseling and has 15 years of experience in the International Education system.

International Lecture Series on ‘Europe, The Migration crisis’
An International Lecture Series on ‘Europe, The Migration crisis’ was organized by the Department of History and the School of Management of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) in association with NIAS Europe Studies, Science Technology, and International Relations, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, on 07 December 2021. Mr. Achim Burkart, Consul General at the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangalore delivered the lecture to an audience comprising of students, faculty, and research scholars from both institutions. The Consul General was received by Dr. Augustine George, Principal of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous). Prof D Suba Chandran, Professor & Dean, School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies. Dr. M.K Baby, Head, of the School of Management, Prof Ramya B, Head, of the Department of History, and Prof. Stephen Deepak, Coordinator, of the Office of International and Domestic Relations were present at the lecture.

Mr. Achim Burkart in his lecture described the role of migration to the European Union and to Germany in particular. He shared statistics on migration numbers over the years and countries from which migration was taking place. He narrated how for many European countries migration was a blessing than a crisis as resident labor shortages were replaced by migrant workers. He concluded that a positive perception among the countries was required to channel the opportunity for the greater good.

A Question and Answer session followed up after the lecture, and the consul General patiently answered them with additional inputs and examples. Prof. Stephen Deepak, Coordinator, Office of International and Domestic Relations, and Ms. Harini Madhusudan, Doctoral Fellow, NIAS delivered a vote of thanks to the Consul General and offered their thanks to the management of NIAS and Kristu Jayanti College. The International Lecture Series ended with a soulful rendition of the National Anthems of Germany and India.

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