Orientation session on Business Analytics
Date: 26 August 2023
Ms. Likitha K- Analytics and Digital Marketing - International Skills Development Corporation, provided a comprehensive introduction to the field of Analytics and its significance in our daily lives. She highlighted the practical applications of Analytics across various domains. The speaker emphasized on the significance of Business Analytics in the present day world. She outlined the subjects covered in the course, including Statistics with R Programming, Python Programming, SQL, SAS and Tableau, Big Data Analysis, and Social Media Analytics. The key takeaways are that the students gain access to over 300 courses on Data Camp, enabling them to stay updated with emerging topics in the field. During the session the speaker also touched upon the dynamic nature of the Business Analytics industry, highlighting its consistent growth across companies. This insight served as a motivation for students to consider Business Analytics as a promising career option. Overall, the lecture provided a solid foundation on the importance of Business Analytics, the role of professional bodies like the Institute of Analytics, and the diverse subjects and opportunities available to students pursuing this field.
Know Your College (KYC)- Quiz Competition
Date: 17 August 2023
The "Know Your College" (KYC) - Quiz competition was organized by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance for the I year B. Com students (Batch 2023). The Quiz competition serves as a platform for the students to develop their knowledge about the college and also gain deeper insights into the rich tapestry that makes up their college. The participation rate serves as a testament to the relevance of the quiz's content, as well as the eagerness of students to learn more about the institution that plays a pivotal role in their academic journey. The "Know Your College" quiz has not only provided an avenue for students to showcase their knowledge but has also revealed the extent of their connection to the college community. The quiz has not only highlighted the areas where students excel in their knowledge but has also identified opportunities for improvement, such as enhancing awareness of recent developments and administrative structures. Eventually, the insights gained from the quiz will serve as a foundation for fostering a more informed and engaged student body. The success of the "Know Your College" quiz reaffirms the importance of promoting a comprehensive understanding of the college and its offerings, contributing to a more enriched and rewarding academic experience for all students. Out of 523 participants, the winner was awarded the certificate.
Orientation on CMA and Job opportunities
Date: 16 August 2023
Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized orientation on “CMA and Job Opportunities” on 16th August 2023 from 12.45 pm to 1.45 pm in A1 Auditiorium, Admin Block for the first year B Com International Business and Finance students. Ms.Rhea Mariam Zenu, Manager, Academic Relations, miles Education, Mr.Kamal Vora, Senior Manager- EX KPMG, 3M-ANSR TCOE and Mr. Michael Wagner, Dean, Industry Relations, Miles Education Pvt.Ltd addressed the students
The main objective of this session was to make the students aware of the importance and value of the professional course Certified Management Accountant. Mr. Rhea Mariam explained about the course, curriculum, exam patterns and the IMA registration formalities. The speaker stressed on the the job opportunities and the guidelines to prepare for the CMA examination. Mr. kamal Vora elaborated on the difference between the Indian CMA degrees versus the US CMA certification. He also shared his personal experience from the corporate sector. Mr. Michael Wagner explained about the changing scenario in the job market and the opportunities ahead of a CMA. He also added about the extended support offered by Miles Education to our students up to five years.
It was an informative and interactive session wherein the speakers interacted with the students and cleared all the queries raised by them. The speakers enriched the students by sharing their own experience and highlighting the demand for CMA at global level.
Orientation on CPA and Job opportunities
Date: 16 August 2023
Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized orientation on “CPA and Job Opportunities” on 16th August 2023 from 1.45 pm to 2.45 pm in A1 Auditiorium, Admin Block for the first year B Com International Business and Finance students. Mr Madan M.G, CMA,CPA Mr.Kamal Vora, Senior Manager- EX KPMG, 3M-ANSR TCOE and Mr. Michael Wagner, Dean, Industry Relations, Miles Education Pvt.Ltd addressed the students
The main objective of this session was to make the students aware of the importance and value of the professional course Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Kamal explained about the concepts and how the examinations are conducted. The speaker highlighted the job opportunities and the steps taken to prepare for the CPA examination. Mr Madan shared his personal experience and explained in detail about the course and shared tips on how to prepare for the examination. He also made the difference between an accountant and an auditor clear to the audience. Mr. Michael enlightened us on the industry and the job opportunities CPA students have, and the demand for a CPA professional in the job market.
It was an interactive session among the speakers and the students. The course subjects and examination pattern was briefed to the students during this session. The session was concluded after the doubt clearing session.
Orientation on –“ UNLOCKING YOUR POTENTIAL”
Date: 09 August 2023
CA and CS are the evergreen professional courses which always have a wide scope and great career opportunities .It is also the most significantly demanding field in the present scenario. Hence to cater the needs of students an orientation programme was organised by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance, MR. M.IRFAT CA.,CMA.,CIMA.,CPA., Founder and Director of North Star Academy, Bengaluru, was invited as the resource person to share some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the courses and also to brief about the commencement and schedule of the CA and CS classes in our campus.
Mr.M.Irfat gave details of Chartered Accountancy/Company Secretary course and said that it is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding profession. The course involves a blend of theoretical education and practical training and equips students with knowledge, ability, skills and other qualities required for an Auditor. He spoke on the importance of doing either of the two courses. Sir highlighted that with the rapid growth in economy, careers in finance and accounts have gained tremendous popularity and is considered as the most prestigious & lucrative career options. Chartered accountants works as Chief Finance Officers (CFO), Finance Managers, Financial Controllers, Financial Advisors or Directors (Finance) and frame important financial strategies in the day today management of companies. They can also have their own consultancy or private firm which could be more rewarding and satisfying.
On the other hand, the Company Secretary is an in-house legal expert; a compliance officer of the company, an expert in corporate laws, securities laws, capital market and corporate governance. A Company Secretary can become a chief advisor to the board of directors on best practices in corporate governance responsible for all regulatory compliances of company & can be a corporate planner and a strategic manager.
The resource person has also advised the students to opt for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to refresh them. Orientation programme created a great awareness among students regarding the importance of undertaking the professional courses and the immense career opportunities available for the CA and CS aspirants.
Orientation on “Road Map to ACCA Journey”
Date: 07 August 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting & Finance organized a session titled “Road Map to ACCA Journey”. The resource person for the session was Ms. Nithya S, Senior Associate -Operation Support, International Skill Development Corporation. The main objective of the session was to motivate the students to excel in their attempt to clear the professional exams. Over the years, there has been a massive surge in the number of ACCA aspirants in the country. This is because of the increase in demand for accounting professionals with globally recognized qualifications. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a global organization that offers the certification to be a professional accountant. In this regard the resource person spoke about the benefits of the course adding that the qualification equips one with well-rounded finance skills with practical application in industries, such as Accounting Advisory (IFRS), Risk Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuations, Internal Audit, Assurance, International Taxation, Transfer Pricing, Forensic Auditing, Financial Reporting etc She also stated the benefits of becoming an ACCA Affiliate or Member stating that one could work not only in India but in over 180 countries across the world. Ms. Nithya also shared about the integration of ACCA course in the curriculum, fees, registration process, exam centres pattern of examinations and job opportunities. The session was informative and it was able to give the students a heads-up to commence their journey forward.
Workshop on Navigation through Miles LMS & Exam Orientation
Date: 10 February 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized a workshop titled “Navigation through Miles LMS” on 10th February 2023 for second-year B Com CMA students. Ms.Rhea Mariam Zenu, CMA Manager-Academics and Student Relations, Miles Education, Bengaluru addressed the students.
The main objective of the session was to give the students hands-on experience with the Learning Management System of Miles Education. The resource person explained the procedure to access Miles LMS and assisted in registering in the LMS portal and guided them to navigate through various options available on the Miles website. Various options available in the LMS portal like Live Webinar Sessions, Forums, Recorded classes, MAC store, and Mock exams were discussed with the students. MS. Rhea also conducted a one-to-one mentoring session for the students where all the queries regarding the upcoming CMA exams were clarified. Information regarding the schedule of offline classes conducted by Miles Education and the additional assistance provided to the students were also discussed. The importance of attempting one mock test before taking up the CMA exam was also emphasized by the speaker.
It was an interactive session where Ms. Rhea clarified the queries of the students and encouraged the students to attempt and complete the CMA exam.
Statistics with R
Date: 23 January to 22 February 2023
Statistics with R is the certificate course in Business Analytics from ISDC an IoA-UK endorsed programme. The two batches of students from the 30-hour certificate course in statistics using R were conducted from 23rd Jan to 22nd Feb 2023. R programming skills and excellent data analysis techniques were taught to Business Analytics students in this course. The trainer offers a thorough explanation of how to set up the software required for a statistical programming environment, install it, and configure it. He also explains how high-level statistical languages incorporate general programming language ideas. The course covers practical issues in statistical computing which includes programming in R, reading data into R, accessing R packages, writing R functions, debugging, profiling R code, and organizing and commenting on R code. Working examples will be provided for topics in statistical data analysis.
Orientation Programme on Civic Responsibility
Date: 09 January 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance conducted an orientation programme on civic responsibility for all semesters of the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance students on 9 January 2023.
The program was enlightened with loads of information regarding the Jayantian code of conduct, civic responsibilities, and role in nurturing and preserving the environment. The main objective of the program was to re-orient the students on the code of conduct and civic responsibilities. Civic education in students is important for the survival of our democracy. Effective civic education is the primary means for teaching and learning democratic values. The focus of the program was also to acquaint the students with the civic responsibilities of road safety, protection of public property, protection and preservation of cultural heritage sites, protection, preserve and improve the natural environment, maintain the spirit of a common brotherhood, respect, value and follow all the noble ideals. The session ignited a sense of duty and responsibility
Orientation on CMA Exams
Date: 18 January 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an orientation session on “CMA Exams” on 18th January 2023 for the second-year B Com (CMA) students. Ms.Rhea Mariam Zenu manager-Academics and Student Relations, and Mrs. Nithya Rajagopal Vice President, Academics, Miles Education, Bengaluru addressed the students.
The speaker Ms. Rhea discussed the CMA exam registration procedures and the windows available for exam registration and explained the entire registration process step by step. The speaker also shared the importance of the use of LMS and shared details of all the LMS content that is available on the Learning Management system.
The speaker also guided the students on how to book the exam dates online and also outlined about Prometric center in Whitefield, Bangalore. Ms. Rhea insisted the students to carry their personal Calculators, Passports, and any other ID proofs along with the appointment letter in order to avoid inconvenience during the exam.
The session concluded with a Question & Answer session wherein the speakers clarified all the queries raised by the students. Tips for exam preparations and the approach to be followed was also shared by the speaker.
The session was interesting and motivational.
Orientation on CPA Programme
Date: 01 October 2022
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized Orientation on “CPA Programme” on 1st October 2022 at 11 am to 12.00 pm for the first year B Com International Business and Finance students. Mr. Madan M.G, who is qualified CMA and CPA addressed the students.
The main objective of the session was to make the students aware of the importance and value of clearing professional exam such as CPA. Mr. Madan explained about the role of CPAs in the corporate and enlightened the students about the globally integrated program CPA. The speaker explained the difference between various roles in the corporate such as Accountant, Auditor etc. The concepts and Professional curriculum and exam pattern was also discussed during the session. Students clarified various doubts and queries regarding the CPA Programme. This session highlighted the job opportunities available for the students who complete CPA Programme.
It was an interactive and informative session.
Date: 26 Sep to 04 Nov 2022
B.COM Business Analytics in association with The Institute of Analytics (IoA-UK) undergraduate programme designed to prepare students to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge so that they can meet the challenges of a changing business environment. Certificate in Business Analytics from ISDC is an IoA endorsed programme. The programme equips the learners with the skills and expertise to build a reputable and high paying career in the World of Analytics. The 30-hour course in Python Programming certificate course was conducted for two batches of students from 26th Sep to 4th Nov 2022 who have a strong interest in developing statistical and business skills required to succeed in the digital economy. The student has learned to interpret data and analyze patterns using ‘big data’ and drive strategic change in the organisation. The trainer provides an overview of Python's structure and highlights its versatility as a language that can be used for scientific computing and calculations, simulations, web development, and database systems. The trainer emphasized the importance of knowing multiple programming languages to succeed in the software development field.
Orientation on CMA Programme Thinking Beyond Boundaries
Date: 24 September 2022
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organised an orientation programme on “Thinking beyond Boundaries” on 24th September, 2022 for the first year B.Com CMA students. The students were addressed by Mr. Madan M.G who is a qualified CMA and CPA. The main objective and motive behind the orientation was to provide the CMA students detailed information about the course, discuss its value and exam pattern.
The session began with an interactive session wherein topics such as volume of the stock exchange market, difference between the Indian GAAP and US GAAP, difference between auditors and management, types of shareholders were discussed. The scope of CMA was discussed and a detailed explanation of the difference between the Indian CMA degrees and the US CMA certification was provided. Mr Madan also provided information about the job profile of a Management Accountant. Detailed information about the syllabus and units to be covered for the CMA exams and exam patterns were explained effectively by the speaker. Mr Madan M.G cleared all doubts and queries of the students and made the session interactive and informative.
Orientation on ‘Kristu Jayanti Learning Management System (KJLMS)
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an Orientation programme on ‘Kristu Jayanti Learning Management System (KJLMS) for the first year B. Com Professional students to acquaint them with the nitty-gritties of the LMS and also assist them in the usage of the Learning System.
Dr.Saranya S, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Accounting and Finance, Kristu Jayanti College oriented the students. The session threw light on the four quadrants of KJLMS viz. Lesson activity, Video presentation, Open discussions and Assessments. The LMS served as an important tool in knowledge acquisition and impartation of blended learning systems.
The students were also oriented on the procedure of accessing the LMS portal. The login credentials were shared with the students and they were directed to change the passwords for enhancing security in usage. The grievance redressal mechanism was also communicated to the students. The session ended with a video depicting the stepwise procedure of LMS access.
Orientation on SEC, OE & KJC Portal
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance in association with Academic section of Kristu Jayanti College organized an orientation programme on SEC, OE, & KJC Portal for I BCOM students on 23rd August 2022 at 11.45 am. The Co-ordinator- PAF department CA Dr. Annie Stephen was the resource person for the expert talk. The session started with highlighting the importance and a brief background of the NEP 2020. The programme framework under NEP 2020 was explained and depicted to the students. The students were briefed of the various terms under the new curriculum which included DSC (Discipline Specific Courses), Open electives (OE), AECC (Ability Enhancement Compulsory courses) and SEC (Skill Enhancement Courses) and the credits offerings. The students were also briefed on the KJC event registration portal. The session included a video explaining the steps to be taken for enrollment in KJC Portal. The session was informative and interactive.
Orientation on “Roadmap to CMA and CPA”
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an Orientation programme on the “Roadmap to CMA and CPA” on 30th August 2022 in Auditorium A2, Admin Block for the CMA students and first year B.Com International Business and Finance students. Mr.Varun Jain, (CPA CMA) - Co-Founder Miles Education and Futurense Technologies addressed the students. The main objective of the programme was to make the students aware of the importance and the value of clearing professional exams like CMA and CPA. Mr. Varun enlightened the students on the professional CMA and CPA and also explained the mode of examinations and the examination pattern of CMA and CPA . He explained the role played as profesionals and the challenges that lie ahead in the present world.
Mr.Jain emphasized the need to rely on data to provide hindsight, Insight & foresight. One should take data leverage to make financial decision making. The session highlighted the job opportunities available for CMA and CPA. The speaker gave a gist of IMA student membership which lets students appear for CMA exams before graduating and competency framework by IMA. The session was informative and interactive.
Orientation on “Embarking on The Professional Journey”
CA and CS are the evergreen professional courses which always have a wide scope and great career opportunities. It is also the most prestigious course with worldwide recognition. To cater to the needs of students, an orientation programme was organised by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance, MR. M.IRFAT CA.,CMA.,CIMA.,CPA., Founder and Director North Star Academy, Bengaluru, was invited as the resource person to share some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the courses and also to brief about commencement and in- house schedule of the CA and CS coaching sessions.
The resource person started the session by explaining the importance of CA and CS in the present scenario. He explained that there are three levels to accomplish the CA and CS courses. They are Foundation, Intermediate and Final levels. Doing CA and CS together has an excellent advantage. The advantage is that the course content are quite similar in both these courses. Most of the subjects & their contents are related to each other. Also as per the New Education Policy, the exams for such courses have been reduced from eight papers to six papers. CA should be chosen if one wishes to pursue a career in finance or accounting, but CS is the best option for those who want to seek higher-level managerial roles or legal management. Qualifying as a CA and CS exams can open great opportunities and choices in one’s career paths such as company secretary, auditor, accountant, an in-house legal expert, a compliance officer of the Company, an expert in corporate laws, securities laws & capital market and corporate governance, chief advisor to the board of directors on best practices in corporate governance and many others. It provides immense stability with a strong requirement for one’s skills in this specific field. He also advised the students to opt for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to equip themselves to cope up with the challenges of the modern world. He also encouraged the students to be more self-confident to reach great heights in their career. He said that prioritizing is the most important thing to learn in one’s life to be more successful.The orientation was informative and a great source of learning for all the students.
Expert Talk – “Road Map to ACCA Journey”
The Department of Professional Accounting & Finance organized a session titled “Road Map to ACCA Journey”. The resource person for the session was Ms. Nithya S, Operation Support Associate- International Skill Development Corporation. The main objective of the session was to motivate the students to excel in their attempt to clear the professional exams. Over the years, there has been a massive surge in the number of ACCA aspirants in the country. This is because of the increase in demand for accounting professionals with globally recognized qualifications. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a global organization that offers the certification to be a professional accountant. In this regard the resource person spoke about the benefits of the course adding that the qualification equips one with well-rounded finance skills with practical application in industries, such as Accounting Advisory (IFRS), Risk Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuations, Internal Audit, Assurance, International Taxation, Transfer Pricing, Forensic Auditing, Financial Reporting etc
She also stated the benefits of becoming an ACCA Affiliate or Member stating that one could work not only in India but in over 180 countries across the world. ACCA is a largely connected accounting body with partnerships with numerous accounting bodies and universities and is currently associated with over 7,000 Approved Employers that provide amazing opportunities for ACCAs. Some of the most popular countries that Indian ACCAs often work in are the UK, Australia, Singapore, Germany and many other countries in the European Union. Ms. Nithya also shared about the integration of ACCA course in the curriculum, fees, registration process, exam centers pattern of examinations and job opportunities.
The session was informative and it was able to give the students a heads-up to commence their journey forward.
Date: 04th August 2022
Orientation sessions enable students to make important connections with the collegiate environment, academic studies, peers and network with the campus community. The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized an informational orientation session for the students of second year as they began with their academic year 2022-23. Dr.Aloysius Edward, Dean of Commerce and Management addressed the students and stressed on the importance of value added and skill enhancement courses for the students in their academic life. He also updated the students about the new UGC guidelines. He emphasized on the importance of maintaining attendance in every semester and the consequences of not able to maintain required attendance. He wished the best for professional success of the students.