'Excelsior', an Intracollegiate Commerce Fest 2015 organised by the Department of Commerce (UG) was inaugurated on 14th September, 2015 at the Main Auditorium. The fest, with the theme 'Quest for Eminence’ featured the events Finance, Business Quiz, EDP, Public Relations, Mock Stock, Human Resource, Marketing and Best Manager. The semi-final and final rounds of the events happened on 14th and 15th of September.
The inaugural function commenced with a welcome address by the Student Secretary of the Commerce Club, Mr. Rohan Jose. The program was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mr. Sabin Andrews, Senior Marketing Manager for Amazon. The other dignitaries who presided over the inaugural ceremony were Vice Principal Fr. Augustine George, Head of the Department of Commerce, Prof. Aloysius Edward, Prof. Vijayakumar, Prof. Monica Mathew, Staff Coordinator and Ms. Vineetha Vijayan, the Student Secretary of Commerce Club.
Vice Principal, Fr. Augustine George addressed the gathering on the occasion and remarked that the fest was an opportunity for the students of the department to improve their ideas and make their passion grow. He also said that, "The fest provides an environment to share their ideas and showcase their managerial and financial skills."
Chief Guest of the day, Mr. Sabin Andrews, former Head of Digital Marketing and Analytics at TESCO, stressed the importance of the students in shaping the future and the potential for start-ups. "Be outstanding, be relevant, and choose your own future," he advised the students in reference to the competitive job market.
"This year showed maximum number of participation from the students. The final year students also had a unique way of presenting the fest," said Prof. Aloysius Edward, Dean, Commerce and Management. In reference to aims of the fest, Mr. Rohan Jose, the Student Coordinator said, "The first year students were not familiar with the events. The fest aims to develop the communication skills that would be useful for their future."
Excelsior is an event which is designed to provide a common platform to learn entrepreneurial, managerial and marketing skills that will give an in-depth knowledge and experience about the market system outside.
The valedictory function of Excelsior 2015 commenced on 15th September, 3.30 pm. The Valedictory ceremony started with an invocation song by the Department Choir. Staff Coordinator, Prof. Raghavendra Babu welcomed the dignitaries on the dais. Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P.J was the Chief Guest for the event. Head of the Department Prof. Vijayakumar, Prof. Kalyani and the student coordinators accompanied him on the dais.
Father told that the Department of Commerce is the biggest one and need to take the opportunity and make use of it. He referred to Thomas Edison’s quote about life and to contribute 100% with our attitude and honesty.
The winners of Excelsior 2015 were declared and their prizes were distributed by the different dignitaries on the dais.
The valedictory ceremony was concluded by a Vote of thanks by Prof. Kalyani.