Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre

Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre is designed to accelerate the growth and success of budding entrepreneurs through an array of business support resources and services that could include physical space, capital, coaching, common services, and networking connections. It is a unique and highly flexible combination of business development processes, infrastructure and people, designed to nurture new and small businesses by helping them to survive and grow through the difficult and vulnerable early stages of development. The Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre aims to help the students of the college build a business by providing them with Management Training, Business Plans and prototypes to successfully venture into an enterprise.

Smart India Hackathon 2020
Date: 05/02/2020
Time: 11:00 A.M.
No.of Beneficiaries: 35
Name of the Resource Person: Mr. Rafael Vicente, Product Manager, CISCO. Building IOT apps for CISCO access points

The Session started with introduction of the Speaker who is from Sao Paulo, Brazil and is currently working as Product Manager at CISCO in the Wireless team. The Agenda was
• CISCO APs as IOT Gateways
• Use Case and Problem Statements
• The Demo
• The Resources

Firstly he started with APIs as a multiprotocol gateway and explained the main concepts such as ZIGBEE, BLUETOOTH and Z-WAVE involvement in the IOT

Secondly it was about the Use case, in the use Case he took an example of the Smart Garbage sensor to warn that the garbage is full or not using LoRa Protocol and explained about the LoRa USB gateways, Docker which is used to build the own docker apps and also LoRa Sensor. Later he spoke about the Creating a Z-wave Gateway as how Software and Hardware such as Raspberry Pi and Home assistant are used together and its workings and also the steps involved in creating the Z-wave Gateway with Raspberry Pi with demo. Finally he concluded by sharing some of the resources such as Docker Development and how to install the Aeotec Z-stick Gen5 with Home Assistant and Docker and also the conversion of the Docker app to CISCO Iox.


Nurturing of Kristu Jayanti Startup
Date: 31st Jan 2020
Time: 4:30 P.M. – 7:00 pm
No.of. Beneficiaries: 12
Name and details of the Resource Person: Mr. Thanaeswar Singh, Founder, IEntra Business Solutions Private Limited, Bengaluru
Objective: Aim to provide the support to Kristu Jayanti startup companies.

The session was started with formal welcome of resource person Mr. Thanaeswar Singh, Founder, IEntra Business Solutions. Mr. Thanaeswar Singh addressed the students with what the company is doing and how they will to nurture the startup. Further he started discussing with individual startup company and collected the details about how they performing, what is their need in terms of financial and other aspects.

Learning Outcome:
The five startup companies had deep discussion with Mr. Thanaeswar Singh. They had fruitful session got the how to pitch with angel investors.


Webinar on Alexa Skills Kit
Date: 31st Jan 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
No.of. Beneficiaries: 45
Name and details of the Resource Person: Karthik Ragubathy, Solutions Architect for Alexa Skills Kit at Amazon
Objective: To learn more about building voice assistants with Amazon Alexa.

The webinar on 31st of Jan was organized by Smart India Hackathon 2020, ‘Building Engaging Voice Experiences with Alexa’, conducted by Karthik Ragubathy, Solutions Architect for Alexa Skills at Amazon. The webinar session Voice Service enables you to access cloud-based Alexa capabilities with the support of AVS APIs, hardware kits, software tools, and documentation. It simplifies building voice-forward devices with Alexa built-in by handling complex speech recognition and natural language understanding in the cloud, reducing your development costs and accelerating your time to market. The session was helpful as it was simple and clearly understood by all. Mr. Karthik also answered few of the question the students asked during the webinar session.

The webinar concluded with Mr. Karthik giving the resource links and further guide and instructions to create Alexa voice bot.

Learning Outcome:
Build natural voice experiences that offer user a more intuitive way to interact and introduced to the collection of tools, APIs, reference solutions, and documentation to make it easier to build for Alexa.


Webinar on Smart India Hackathon
Date: 24th Jan 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
No. of Beneficiaries: 45 Students
Objective: Aim to provide the instructions and the details about Smart India Hackathon 2020 to the participants.

Smart India Hackathon 2020 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving.

The webinar on 23rd of Jan was organized by Smart India Hackathon 2020, was to give the hackathon participants a brief idea of how the hackathon works, the instructions and the deadlines for each of the round document submissions. The participants were also informed about how many teams can participants in Software and Hardware groups and can have two wait listed teams for each of the groups. They were also informed about the rounds and the deadlines for the same.

Learning Outcome: The participant had a brief knowledge about Smart India Hackathon.


Workshop on “ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
Date: 19 November 2019
Number of beneficiaries: 92 students from B.Com, B.B.A.,B.A.& B.Sc Departments.

Mr. Amlan Bhattacharya, co-founder and director of Throttle PAD 2.0. Mr. Amlan addressed the students in a very interactive way stating the various opportunities to start a business and a ready plan for every situation.

Objective: To acquaint the students in getting a brief idea on how to become a successful entrepreneur and to keep a focus on how to position your products/services in the minds of the customers, for your own enterprise.

The one-day workshop on "idea generation and business plan preparation" was organized by entrepreneurship and innovation center in association with Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre. The workshop consisted of 4 sessions namely why entrepreneurship, funding and support, innovative ideas and business ideas and business plan preparation. The inauguration started at 9:30 am and a brief introduction of the workshop was given to the students by the chief guest. In the first session sir spoke about how entrepreneurship is different from a job and self-employment and highlighted the reasons as to why a person should opt for entrepreneurship. The second session was about funding and support. He discussed the 4 methods of funding consisting of angel investors and venture capitalists. During this session he encouraged the students to participate in business plan competition in various colleges and build their connections as the judges of such competitions are mostly investors or venture capitalists. The third session comprised of how an idea should be. He told the students that their idea should be innovative and not copied in order to be viable and valuable in the market. The last session was about business ideas and business plan preparation. During this session he spoke about the different steps in business plan preparation and discussed about diversification and transition.

Feedback: The feedbacks received by the participants for the workshop was brilliant. According to them the sessions were very resourceful and indeed motivated them to go ahead with their business ideas and generate a proper business plan. Feedback was taken in order to analyze the effectiveness of this Programme. It was found that out of 96 beneficiaries, 51% (48 students) rated the programme was an excellent event and found the information imparted to them was very inspired and beneficial. Apart from this 23% (22 students) rated the talk as very good, 20% (20 students) rated as good, and 6% (6 students) rated as satisfied. Very less no of students expressed their dissatisfaction towards the event.

Overall assessment of the event:

How were these areas addressed

Strongly agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly disagree

5

4

3

2

1

Workshop was enlightening

48

22

20

6

0

Information about how to start a
business plan.

45

23

19

9

0

Content was delivered efficiently

47

23

20

6

0

Idea about how to sustain the
existence of company for an entrepreneur.

46

22

21

7

0

Discussions were interesting

47

23

20

6

0


Kristu Jayanti Alumni Entrepreneurs meet – 2019
Date: 30 November 2019
Number of beneficiaries: 30 Jayantian Alumni Entrepreneurs & 70 students from B.Com, B.B.A.,B.A.& B.Sc Departments.

1. Mr. Girish Batra: Founder, Glocal Projects Private Ltd, Bengaluru 2017 – date . Glocal Projects is an Idea stage incubator dedicated for College students. We have reached out to 15+ colleges and engaged with 2000+ students.

2. Mr. Gopinath M R: Gopinath has about 20+ years of experience in multinational companies in the areas of finance and general management. Gopinath is the Co-Founder and CEO of Startup Basket, which advises and handholds start-ups at ideation and POC stages

3. Mr. Sanjay Shukla: Sanjay Shukla has over 30 years of experience working as a global manager, start-up management, angel investor, advisor and mentor. He is currently a charter member of TIE network, a member in Indian angel network (Largest network of angel investors in India). Currently, also actively involved to build start-up ecosystem for student entrepreneurs.

4. Mr. Subrata Patra: Subrata is a Venture Partner of ah! Ventures. He brings 18+ years of industry experience from reputed companies as well as startup in IoT and AI/ML domains. He has advised the world's top 3 consulting firms, among other enterprises including top businesses, startups, VC/PE firms, on industry trends, market intelligence, product profile, as well as cost and operational due diligence – helping shape key decisions. He is an alumnus of UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, IIT Delhi, and Jadavpur University.

5. Ms. Sukriti Saroj: Mr. Sukriti Saroj, Manager - Investments (South India), Lead Angels Network. Sukriti is working as a Manager- Investments (South India) at Lead Angels, alumni focused seed-stage angel network with over 150 members and chapters in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore & Hyderabad. The network has made multiple investments into IITian founded companies. Many of its members are also IITians including some recent graduates. She holds 4+ years of Early-stage investment experience across Fintech, Consumer Brands and Consumer Internet and has been working in the early stage ecosystem in India for the last 6 years.

6. Mr. Thaneshwar Singh: Mr M Thaneshwar Singh is a serial entrepreneur, who has masters in Marketing and International Business from ESC-Pau France, He has worked in various domains like Media space sales, Telecom, Time Share and FMCG at managerial levels. After having 2 failed start-up experience, now he has implemented all the learnings he had acquired into Ientra Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, a portal which helps entrepreneurs to connect with potential investors, it also provides much needed mentorship and guidence to entrepreneurs which enables them to become better decision makers.

7. Mr. Mani Kumar Lakkaraju: Mani is a Startup Mentor & Fund raiser, as a Seasoned Enterprenuer with an mindset in achieving bottom-line results while formulation, implementation of advanced technology to meet Business Needs.

8. Mr. Santhosh Kumar Shamanna: Co-Founder and CEO, LICIT – Go Legal. Santhosh Kumar Shamanna is responsible for Product development, Service Providers on-boarding and operations. Prior to Licit he was working as a Program Manager with HP handling global projects for 10 years and before that was part of DELL Inc for 5 years and Have 15 years of Service Industry experience. He holds an MBA from Sikkim Manipal University and a LAW degree from Bangalore University. Holds industry standard certifications like PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner and ITIL certifications.

9. Mr.Mohit Babu: Mr. Mohit is associated with Exfinity Venture Partners as a Senior Associate. Prior to this role, he was part of the Strategic Initiatives Team at Regalix where he was responsible for sector analysis & identification of possible investment opportunities.

0. Ms. Nithya Achuthan: Ms. Nithya is a CEO of ATTIGO PROJECTS. She is a dynamic lady

Objective: The objective of the Jayantian Alumni Meet 2019 was to create entrepreneurship related associations and international entrepreneurial networks. The team of entrepreneurs focused to increase graduate entrepreneurs by supporting young start-ups; they also show cased how active alumni work and act as role models for other alumni associations. The event created a connecting hub between alumni, students and faculty on entrepreneurship matters.

Kristu Jayanti College’s Entrepreneurship Innovation Centre (EIC), Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre (KJIC) and the Institution Innovation Council (IIC) in association with Business Standard jointly organized the first edition of the Kristu Jayanti Alumni Entrepreneurs meet – 2019 on the 30th November 2019. This was a unique gathering that brought all the alumni members who had turned entrepreneurs during their studies in college and also those who started their entrepreneurial ventures after graduating from college. This interactive meeting also brought in some of the finest start-up entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, IPR Experts, MSME representatives and legal experts. The entrepreneurs meeting was attended by more than 50 alumni members and 150 student entrepreneurs from the Innovation and Incubation Centres.

The meet was illuminated by a distinguished panel of resource persons Mr Girish Batra, Founder Global projects Pvt Ltd, Mr Sanjay Shukla, Angel Investor, global manager, start-up management and angel investor, Mr Gopinath MR Co-Founder and CEO of Startup Basket, Mr Mani Kumar Lakkaraju, Founder of SolworxS, Ms Sukriti Saroj, Manager- Investments (South India) Lead Angels, Mr Mohit Babu, Senior Associate, Exfinity Venture Partners, Ms Nithya Achuthan, CEO of Attigo Projects, Mr Subrata Patra, Venture Partner of ah! And Mr M Thaneshwar Singh, a serial entrepreneur in domains like Media space sales, Telecom, Time share and FMCG.

The Jayantian Alumni Entrepreneurs was presided by Rev Fr Josekutty P.D, Principal of the Kristu Jayanti College, Dr Aloysius Edward, Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Dr Mathiyarasan, Director - Entrepreneurship Innovation Centre (EIC), Dr Muruganantham, Head, Incubation Centre and President, Institution Innovation Council (IIC) and Prof. Stephen Deepak, Convenor and Vice President – Institution Innovation Council (IIC).

The Alumni entrepreneurs meet included keynote addresses on the Entrepreneurial ecosystem opportunities and challenges. It was followed by parallel sessions where alumni entrepreneurs interacted with angel investors by pitching their business proposals, mentoring sessions were conducted for business issues and scale up, IPR and Legal consultations for business and networking sessions among alumni entrepreneurs was organized.


E-Store
Date: 19/12/2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Name of the students:
3) Karthigeyan. T, Darshitha. A. M., Sarah Deborah, Jude Keerthick
4) Saima Khan, Bidiya Acharya, Himanshu Manwani
5) P. Gokul, T. Nithish Reddy, Abhishek R.S
6) Nikhil Reddy, Nithasha. S. Ramesh, Narayanamurthy. R.
Class: II and IV semester students of B.Com, BCA, and BBA department
Type of E- Store:
5) Hot Dogs, Carrot Halwa, Burger, Gulabjamun, Sweet Payasam.
6) Cupcakes, Brownies, Cake Slices
7) Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes
8) Brownies, Cupcakes
Products sold:
1) Brownies, Cupcakes, Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes
2) Hot Dogs, Carrot Halwa, Burger, Gulabjamun, Sweet Payasam
Name and details of any external agencies/contacts involved: Nil.

E-Store is one of the activities initiated by the entrepreneurship and innovation centre of Kristu Jayanti College. It provides a great platform for the students to showcase their entrepreneurial skills which helps them understand certain important aspects related to business like investment, marketing strategies, sales, and profit. There were 4 stalls put up this Thursday by the students in the college premises. All the stalls got a remarkable response from their customers and earned a reasonable amount of profits which covered their costs. The investment by different stallholders was ₹1200, ₹400, ₹1000 and ₹1300 with a profit of ₹200, ₹1700, ₹1000 and ₹ respectively. Everything was conducted smoothly with the help of the faculty coordinators and the student coordinators and the students were happy with the returns they earned. Being the occasion of Christmas, the students were able to influence the students of the college to buy their goodies with beautiful presentation of their products in their stalls. This just didn’t encourage the students who had put up the stalls to showcase their entrepreneurial skills but also the other students who wish to do the same. It also gave them a slight idea of how a business work and most definitely encouraged them to take bigger steps in order to become successful entrepreneurs.

Number of Customers: 400 +

Feedback received from the customers: The feedbacks received by students for their respective stall were brilliant. Students of the college loved all the Christmas goodies which were being sold and also the snacks items. They learnt and got a slight idea of the business world and claimed to have a great experience while putting up their own stalls.

Learning Outcome of the Entrepreneur: The students will be able to sell themselves and their ideas. Students master oral and visual presentation skills and establish a foundation of confidence in the skills necessary to cause others to act. They understood that marketing and presentation is a key aspect to focus on.


E-Store
Date: 12/12/2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Name of the students:
1) A Parna B. Dilip, Nathaniel Philip, Sneha Sindhuja..
2) Sidhi Agarwal, Geetha P, Rubeena, Avinash Sahu.
Class: II and IV semester students of B.Com, BCA, and BBA department
Type of E- Store:
1) Hand Made painting, Paper weights & Christmas cards.
2) Hand made Gift Item, Cards & Box
Products sold:
3) Hand Made painting, Paper weights & Christmas cards.
4) Hand made Gift Item, Cards & Box
Name and details of any external agencies/contacts involved: Nil.

The young students of Kristu Jayanti College this week had E-Store as one of the activities initiated by the entrepreneurship and innovation centre of Kristu Jayanti College. With the help of this activity students get a great platform to showcase their entrepreneurial skills which helps them understand certain important aspects related to business like investment, marketing strategies, sales, and profit. There were 2 stalls put up this thursday by the students in the college premises. All the stalls got a remarkable response from their customers and earned a reasonable amount of profits which covered their costs. The investment by different stallholders was ₹1000, and ₹1300 with a profit of ₹1200, ₹1700, respectively. Everything was conducted smoothly with the help of the faculty coordinators and the student coordinators and the students were happy with the returns they earned. Being the occasion of Christmas, the students were able to influence the students of the college to buy their goodies with beautiful presentation of their products in their stalls. This just didn’t encourage the students who had put up the stalls to showcase their entrepreneurial skills but also the other students who wish to do the same. It also gave them a slight idea of how a business work and most definitely encouraged them to take bigger steps in order to become successful entrepreneurs.

Number of Customers: 350 +

Feedback received from the customers: Students were really satisfied and were ready to go forward with their future plan of action as they were able to have an experiential learning The overall feedbacks received by students for their respective stall were brilliant. Students of the college loved all the Christmas goodies which were being sold and also the snacks items. They learnt and got a slight idea of the business world and claimed to have a great experience while putting up their own stalls.

Learning Outcome of the Entrepreneur: The students were able to clearly able to understand about their efforts and what were the areas they were lagging behind to grab the market, which were to focus more on marketing of their products and the customers satisfaction level and presentation of their products is a key aspect.


Second Quarter IIC Minutes of Meeting
INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION COUNCIL (IIC)
Welcome Address- Prof. Stephen Deepak Vice President, IIC
Briefing about IIC First Quarter - Dr. Ravindran, Innovation Activity Coordinator
Proposed Activities of IIC - Prof. Velmurugan R Technological IIC Coordinator
Vice Principal Address - Rev. Dr Augustine George Vice Principal
Mentor Sharing - Mr. Nishant Krishna, Co-founder and CTO TechMachinery and more Pvt., Ltd.
Mr. Girish Batra, Founder, Glocal Projects
Vote of Thanks- Dr. BalaSenthilkumar

Upcoming Activities
The proposed activities which have been planned for quarter 2.
1. Workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2. Workshop on Design Thinking
3. Demo Day – Exhibition cum demo for POC & Mentorship Session
4. Workshop on National Innovation and Start-up Policy (NISP)
5. Exposure visit to Design Centre/markers space/fab lab/proto type lab
6. Idea Olympics – Dr. Ravindran
7. Idea Presentation – Dr. Balasenthil kumar
8. Business Proposal – Prof. Velmurugan R
9. Business Plan Presentation – Prof. Stephen Deepak
Top 3 Business Proposal will be awarded.


Second Quarter Council Meeting
Date: 9th December 2019
Venue: Panel room 1, PG Block
Council members: Dr A.Muruganantham (President of IIC), Prof.Stephen Deepak, Prof. Velumurugan R, Dr D Ravindran, and Dr Mathiyarasan M and students coordinators.
Objective- To discuss the activities conducted in the first quarter and brief about the activities to be conducted in the second quarter.

Institutional Innovation Council along with Entrepreneurship and Innovation centre and Kristu Jayanti Incubation centre organized a second-quarter council meeting. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the activities conducted in the first quarter and brief the council about the upcoming activities that will be conducted in the second quarter. The session started with a warm welcome address by Prof. Stephen Deepak, vice president, IIC continued by a briefing about IIC 2.0 which was done by Dr Ravindran, Innovation Activity Coordinator. IIC is an addition to the other two units of Kristu Jayanti College namely Entrepreneurship and Innovation centre and Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre. The main objective is to encourage the students to become successful entrepreneurs and provide the necessary guidance and help through internal and external means.

Following that, Prof. Velumurugan R, Technological IIC coordinator proposed the activities of IIC for the second quarter. The activities comprised of various workshops related to various aspects of entrepreneurship, demonstrations, business plan presentation and plans to attain funds from venture capitalists for various start-ups initiated by the students. He also reported the success of various activities conducted in the first quarter like Idea Cluster Pods and Jayantian Alumni Meet. The presidential address was given by Rev. father Dr Augustine George. He appreciated the efforts and hard work of the teacher coordinators and the students in uplifting the name of the three units of the college and congratulated on their success. He explicitly mentioned his desire to see minimum 4-5 successful entrepreneurs from college.

Subsequently, the meeting was taken over by the external mentors, Mr Nishant Krishna, co-founder and CTO TechMachinery and more Pvt.Ltd. and Mr Girish Batra, founder Glocal Projects. The mentors shared their own stories and motivated the students to work on their idea with enthusiasm and confidence. Mr Nishant spoke about the changes that occur once a person becomes an entrepreneur. He said, “an entrepreneur should be thick skinned.” He also said that once a person becomes an entrepreneur nothing is impossible for him/her. Mr Girish said that with external mentors like them and the support of college the students can excel and become successful. All they need to do is think through their idea and put in their 100%. There was a quick question and answer round after the mentors shared their experience and views. The students asked questions related to patents and formation of the company or business. Mr Nishant being an expert in patents gave relevant and important information related to patent rights and how to apply for a patent. He also told the students that he would help them in filing a patent application.


Workshop on Idea Generation
Date: 4th October 2019
Venue: UG block Mini Audi 1
Participants: B. Com – 16 Students, BBA – 13 Students
IIC Faculty Members: Dr. A.Muruganantham (President of IIC), Prof.Stephen Deepak, Prof. Velumurugan R, Dr. D Ravindran, and Dr. Mathiyarasan M and students coordinators.
Objective- To cluster the incubation members (students) based on their areas of interest for further training and planning.

The idea cluster pods (ICP’s) is an initiative of Kristu Jayanti Incubation center to create clusters comprising of students showing common entrepreneurial interests in business opportunities which helps the students from the first step of idea creation till the last step of business development. The incubation center works to ensure that the students become job creators and not job seekers. The objective of the ICP is to generate viable business ideas, fund and launch the idea and provide necessary support and assistance to the students during the process by giving them assistance from entrepreneurial mentors.

The session started at 3:30 PM and the members of the entrepreneurship and innovation center were a part of it. The resource person of the session was Prof. Stephen Deepak, Vice President, Institution Innovation Council. He gave the students a brief idea about the incubation centre, its objectives and the various activities which would be conducted. He mentioned the duration and evaluation criteria for each activity. The activity consists of 12 phases starting with cluster formation ‒ preliminary cluster discussion – opportunity research and idea generation – idea screening, choice and elimination – preliminary research of chosen ideas – opportunity recognition and evaluation – post evaluation and market research – business plan draft – business plan refinement – business plan presentation and discussion – business proposal meeting with external mentor and the final phase business launch and incubation.

The activities taken up today were cluster formation, preliminary cluster discussion, and opportunity research and idea generation. Sir explained all the phases to the students and ensured them that they’ll get the required support, guidance, and resources from the center and if required, external mentors and resources will also be provided to them. The students were divided into groups of similar interest known as pods. Seven pods namely, food, tourism, scrap management, fashion, technology, marketing and event management were created. With the formation of these clusters the students who have similar interest can work together and share their ideas and responsibilities.

An activity based on brainstorming and creative discipline was conducted. Each cluster was provided with a chart paper and a box of colorful pens and colors. The students were asked to jot down their ideas and discuss it with their fellow pod members. The teacher coordinators were continuously helping and guiding the students while they were working and cleared their doubts. Overall the session was very interactive and motivated the students to grab the opportunity given to them to transform their ideas into a successful business. The students were advised to stay connected and maintain communication with their pod members

Feedback- The clustering activity followed by brainstorming and presenting their team ideas with the chart was really interesting and motivating the new student members.They were able to identify their and other talents and surely will be the platform to get connected with each other and to work as a team.


Institution Innovation Council Meeting
Date: 19th September August 2019
Venue: Panel Room I – PG Block
Memebers attended the meeting: Dr. A.Muruganantham (President of IIC), Prof.Stephen Deepak (Vice President IIC), Aloysius Edward Dean, Commerce and Management, other council members and students coordinators.

Mr.Girish Bhatra , Mr. Jobith M. Basher, Mr.Nishant Krishna
Objective- To identify the need for entrepreneurship in college and to motivate and encourage more job creators.
The session was conducted on 19th September 2019 started at 4PM invoking god’s blessing. Welcome address was given by Dr.Ravindran D (innovation activity coordinator), Briefing about ICC 2.0 by Dr.Muruganantham A (President of IIC) , Activities briefing by Prof.Stephen Deepak (Vice President).

After the briefing about the meeting, started off with the open discussion where Mr.Girish Bhatra stated the importance of entrepreneurs in the country and how having young job hunters would have a great impact on our country. He suggested that is needed to encourage more students to come up with startups and teachers could guide these young minds to achieving their goals. He even stated entrepreneurship is not a rocket science and anyone with a dream could become one , encouraging even the science students to be an entrepreneur. They also discussed about the activities that could be conducted in the college that would encourage the young minds to think and dream big. One such idea was Idea Cluster Pod where students of similar interests and ideas would come together and work together e.g. music , fashion, food etc. Mr. Nishant Krishna, External Expert he joined through video conference and he gave his points about entrepreneurship and minimum target of 5 startup in our campus.

Feedback- Resource persons were completely experienced and efficient giving us insights, that made each one of us acquire entrepreneurial benefits and ideas that made us understand the importance of being a job hunter and not a job seeker.(Sreya Mariyam John -Student Coordinator,MBA)


IDEA CLUSTER PODS (ICP’s)
Date: August 19th 2019
Classes Attended: 83 Students (MBA, MCOM , MCA )
Venue: Conference Hall 2, PG BLOCK
Time: 3.30 PM

The idea cluster pods (ICP’s) is an idea of Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre to cluster the likeminded students in entrepreneurial interests and looking for business opportunities. The objective is to encourage entrepreneurial desire among the students and to mentor them from the inception of idea creation till the successful business implementation. The orientation programme for the PG students was conducted on 19-8-2019 by 3.30 after noon. Dr. D. Ravindran coordinated the programme. The session started at 3.30 PM with the welcome address by Prof. R. Velmurugan followed by a brief introduction by Prof. Stephen Deepak. He talked about the purpose of the innovation and entrepreneurship cell and the incubation centre in facilitating, the interests of the students, to provide funding for the business idea by helping the students raise sponsors and the process in finding like-minded people and cluster them. He stated the activities consist of 12 phases starting with cluster formation to the final phase business launch and incubation. Kristu Jayanti School of Management not only provides knowledge and information on how to run a business but creates a wonderful platform for practical knowledge and experience. It provides opportunity to every single student and creates an interest and shapes us for realizing our own dreams.

Final conclusion and vote of thanks proposed by Dr. A. Muruganantham.

Feedback: Joanna John Selvaraj (I Year MBA)
The programme was interesting and informative for emerging entrepreneurs. The discussion and clarification of the students’ doubts in the process of executing the idea was very helpful.

Faculty Coordinators:
Dr. A. Muruganantham (Computer Science-PG)
Dr. R. Bala Senthil Kumar (School of Management)
Prof. Stephen Deepak (School of Management)
Prof. R. Velmurugan (Computer Science-PG)
Dr. D Ravindran (School of Management)
Dr. Mathiyarasan M (Commerce)


IDEA CLUSTER PODS (ICP’s)
Date: August 9th 2019
Classes Attended: 55 Students (B.Com – 17 students, BBA – 27 students, BCA – 7 students & BSc – 4 students)
Venue: Mini Audi 1, UG BLOCK
Time: 12 PM

The idea cluster pods (ICP’s) is an initiative of Kristu Jayanti Incubation centre to create clusters comprising of students showing common entrepreneurial interests in business opportunities. The main aim of this programme is to motivate entrepreneurial desire of the students and to mentor him from the first step of idea creation till the last step of business development. The orientation programme for the year 2019 was initiated on 9-8-2019 by 12 Noon. The incubation centre works to ensure that the students become job creators and not job seekers. The objective of the ICP is to generate viable business ideas, fund and launch the idea and provide necessary support and assistance to the students during the process by giving them assistance from entrepreneurial mentors. Dr. D. Ravindran and Dr. M. Mathiyarasan organized the programme. The session started at 12 Noon and all the members of the entrepreneurship and innovation centre were a part of it. The welcome address was given by Dr. A. Muruganantham. He gave the students a brief idea about the incubation centre and what are its objectives. The session was then taken over by Prof. Stephen Deepak, who was the speaker of the session. He spoke about ICP, its objective and discussed in brief the various activities which would be conducted by the students. He mentioned the duration and evaluation criteria of each activity. The activity consists of 12 phases starting with cluster formation ‒ preliminary cluster discussion – opportunity research and idea generation – idea screening, choice and elimination – preliminary research of chosen ideas – opportunity recognition and evaluation – post evaluation and market research – business plan draft – business plan refinement – business plan presentation and discussion – business proposal meeting with external mentor and the final phase business launch and incubation. Sir explained all the phases to the students and ensured them that they’ll get the required support, guidance and resources from the centre and if required, external mentors and resources will also be provided to them. Once their ideas will be incubated, they can provide internships to the aspiring candidates. Examples of different alumni students who were a part of the centre and successfully started their business were given to the students. The session came to end with a quick question and answer round followed by the vote of thanks proposed by Prof. R. Velmurugan.

Feedback: KRITIKA RAJ, BBA (Student Co-ordinator, EIC)
Overall the session was very informative and motivated the students to grab the opportunity given to them to transform their ideas into a successful business. The question and answer round helped in clearing various doubts of the students like if they can be a part of two different activities, can they execute idea which require large funds and many more.

Faculty Coordinators:
Dr. A. Muruganantham (Computer Science-PG)
Dr. R. Bala Senthil Kumar (School of Management)
Prof. Stephen Deepak (School of Management)
Prof. R. Velmurugan (Computer Science-PG)
Dr. D Ravindran (School of Management)
Dr. Mathiyarasan M (Commerce)


Regional Mentoring Session POC
Date: 05/08/2019
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M.
No.of. Beneficiaries: 2
Name and details of the Resource Person: Prof. Satya Ranjan Acharya & Prof. Amit Kumar Dwivedi, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.
Objective: Aim to learn about IIC 2.0, ARIIA 2020 activities and reporting.

The Institute’s Innovation Cell hosted a Regional Mentoring Session for Proof of Concepts (PoC) on 5th August 2019. The event was sponsored by MHRD and AICTE New Delhi. The event witnessed more than 150 delegates from more than 50 institutions across Karnataka who have registered in MHRD Innovation Council and have established Institutions Innovation Council. The keynotes in the event were delivered by Dr. Elangovan, Assistant Innovation Director, Innovation cell, MHRD and Dr. R. Sakthivel, Regional Officer & Assistant Director, AICTE South Western Regional Office. There was a introductory session about Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham by the Associate Dean & Head Prof. Rakesh S.G. The orientation session on Proof of Concepts was delivered by Prof. Satya Ranjan Acharya & Prof. Amit Kumar Dwivedi, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.

Post lunch sessions pitching for the innovation fund was carried out and Mr. Vijetha Shastry Executive Director, TiE Chapter Bangalore, Mr. Dojo Jose, CEO & Publisher, Small Enterprise India, Aspire Media Pvt Ltd and Dr. L. Vijayashree, Head ED Cell & NewGen IEDC, Professor – MBA, BNMIT served as he expert committee along with Prof. Satya Ranjan Acharya & Prof. Amit Kumar Dwivedi.

Learning Outcome:
Conceptual clarity and approach on problem statement, ideation, innovation and entrepreneurship


Orientation Session on IIC 2.0 and ARIIA 2020
Date: 05/08/2019
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M.
No.of. Beneficiaries: 2
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr. Elangovan, Assistant Innovation Director, Innovation Cell, MHRD.
Objective: Aim to learn about IIC 2.0, ARIIA 2020 activities and reporting.

The session was inaugurated by Principal of Amirta Engineering College, Bengaluru to welcome the gathering. The chief guest addresses the faculty members of IIC from various institutes all over Karnataka. During the inauguration IIC logo were released to the colleges to use. The second session he introduced about IIC 2.0 activities to be conducted by Institute under the banner IIC. The activities conducted by MIC and self-driven activities were discussed and each category how many programs need to be conducted are also given. The weightage of each activity conduct by the college and how to upload the report on the online portal.

The Afternoon session they were giving direction on ATAL Ranking 2020 and how to fill the application form and guidelines regarding various parameters are given.

Learning Outcome:
To learn about IIC 2.0 activities and weightage of the activities and report uploading formats as well as ATAL Ranking 2020 form filling guidelines.


Business Plan Presentation
Date:14/09/2018
Number of beneficiaries: 02
Name and details of the Panel Experts: Prof. Muruganantham A, Prof. Stephen Deepak Objective: To start a business –“Food Business” supplying snacks to IT organizations in Bengaluru.

Mr. Manish, I Semester B.Com presented a business plan on starting off a business on supplying Snacks (Samosa) to IT companies in Bengaluru. He proposed his plan of how to sell the product with action plan of hygienically packed samosas to companies and also had plan of sharing the profit margin of one percent to social welfare organization.

The panel of experts gave the suggestion of study the market with plan of action to sell the product to the company employees. The revised business plan to be submitted for further course of action was suggested to Mr. Manish.


Idea Cluster Formation
Date: 04/09/2018
Number of beneficiaries: 55
Name and details of the Panel Experts: Prof. Muruganantham A, Prof. Stephen Deepak, Prof. Abraham
Objective: To cluster and form a business groups based on their interest and provide them a platform to develop further.

Prof. Muruganantham started off with welcoming the panel of experts and young entrepreneurs for Idea Cluster Formation program. Prof. Stephen Deepak took over the session by enumerating on how to build business and areas of business. He also spoke about Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre providing business support for the young incubators by training, mentoring, taking business to the next level.

Prof. Stephen spoke about how the Idea Cluster formation is going to group the students based on their business interest. During the session form was circulated to choose the area of business which they are interested accordingly the students were grouped.


Business Plan Presentation
Date: 01/09/2018
Number of beneficiaries: 03
Name and details of the Panel Experts: Prof. Muruganantham A, Prof. Bala senthil kumar, Prof. Abraham
Objective: To start a business “Escores”, a cloud-based system for conducting shooting championships all over India

The presentation given by Mr. Jiran Kurian, III Semester MCA along with Mr. Dolwin Davis and Mr. Deepak, IV MBA business companions were present, whose business on “Escores”, a cloud-based system for conducting shooting championships all over India. In the presentation Mr. Jiran talked about the system will provide profiles for shooters and a platform for sellers. The system will be available on Android, iPhone, and Windows.

He briefed about their products and service of Escores works on three segments 1. For rifle association’s / clubs, 2. For Shooters, 3. For Sellers. All three segments will have to create Profile in Escores where the profiles for association and sellers will be provided by the administration team and the shooters profile will be activated by the respective associations. This strategy is implemented to prevent fake profiles.

He also discussed about marketing strategy, competitors, financial analysis for 5 years and management and operations were presented. The panel expert asked clarifications and gave suggestions like to find out the market potential, how to approach investors for the business.


Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme
Date: 12/07/2018
Number of beneficiaries: 53
Name and details of the Chief Guest: Mr. Girish Batra, Founder, Glocal Projects, Bangalore
Objective: The aim of this session is to know more about the Entrepreneurship and qualities of a good leader in today’s World.

The session started with the introduction of the Guest for the day - “Mr. Girish Batra”. He started with the session by speaking about the entrepreneurship and the difference between entrepreneurship and ideapreneurship. He also gave us an inspirational speech about Apple Chief Ex. Steve Jobs, Paytm Founder, Amazon and their inspirational stories.

The session became more interesting when he spoke about the 10 traits of a good leader. The session became more enthusiastic, when students started to share their entrepreneurship ideas, .This interactive and motivating session was taken as an opportunity to explore the ideas of entrepreneurship. He concluded by giving a brief idea about his Glocal Projects and how they train people to come up with their entrepreneurship plans.

International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing (ICCTAC) scheduled on March 19 & 20, 2020 stands postponed due to restrictions in travel and large gathering. | National Conference on Educational Upliftment of Women: Vision 2030 scheduled on March 13, 2020 stands postponed due to restrictions in travel and large gathering. | Admission 2020: The Result of PG Counselling held on 29th February 2020 [View Result]. Next Counselling will be held on 25th April, 2020 | Admission 2020: The Result of MBA Counselling held on 07th March 2020 [View Result]. Next Counselling will be held on 25th April, 2020 | Information regarding those who have already applied for 54th Annual Convocation in 2018 of Bangalore University must mandatorily complete the NAD registration [CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETAILS]| End Semester Examination Fee Details March / April 2020 for UG / PG Programmes CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETAILS |

Explore 360° View

Download App
© 2020 Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), K Narayanapura, Kothannur, Bangaluru-560077, Karnataka.