Reader’s Island Club - Master of Words
Date: 12 September 2023
The "Master of Words" competition, organized by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance, took place on September 12, 2023, with the primary objective of improving the spelling and literary skills of the participants.
The competition comprised of three rounds: Word Play, Riddle Round, and Spellabrate. The first round, Word Play, was a written round where participants were tasked with correctly spelling words within a specified time frame. Those who qualified for the second round, the Riddle Round, faced 15 riddles that tested various aspects of literary knowledge. After careful evaluation, the top 5 finalists proceeded to the final round, Spellabrate, which was an oral round where participants had to verbally spell words. This round presented a higher level of difficulty, and the students demonstrated remarkable performance and competitive spirit throughout the competition.
The esteemed judges for the final round were Dr. Reenu Mohan and Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta. All the finalists delivered exceptional performances in this round.
The title "Master of Words" was awarded to Vishnu Sharma, a first-year student from BCom Professional B. The second position was secured by Pranav Mohan, a final-year student from P2, and the third position was secured by Arujit Gour, a second-year student from BCom Business Analytics.
Expert Talk “Perils Of Emotional Dysregulation: Cognition Behind Self-Harm”
Date: 08 September 2023
On the occasion of Suicide Prevention Day Expert talk on “Perils of Emotional Dysregulation cognition behind self-harm” was organized for all the second year students from the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance held on 08/09/2023 at A2 Auditorium . Emotional dysregulation is a complex mental health challenge that affects many individuals. It involves difficulty in managing intense emotions, which can sometimes lead to harmful behaviors like self-harm. Suicide is a significant concern, with distinct stages that individuals may progress through as pain overwhelms their sense of connectedness and hope. Understanding these processes is crucial for effective intervention and support.
Ms.Tanisha was the resource person for the expert talk, an accomplished Counselling Psychologist with a stellar background in Clinical Psychology, holding an MSc from Christ University. With over 2 years of professional experience, she excels in addressing a diverse range of psychological challenges, including depression, anxiety, stress, and disruptive conditions.
Unleashing Voices: KJC Blog Writing Competition
Date: 01 September 2023
The "Unleashing Voices: KJC Blog Writing Competition" was an exciting initiative organized by Professional Accounting and Finance Department in association with Reader’s Island Club that provided Final year PAF students with a creative platform to express their thoughts and ideas. This competition encourages the development of writing skills, promotes critical thinking, and offers opportunities for students to engage with a diverse range of topics. This report provides an overview of the competition, including its objectives, themes, rules, judging criteria, and potential prizes. In the dynamic realm of college life, where ideas flourish and perspectives evolve, the art of expression finds its perfect canvas. A Blog Writing Competition has emerged as a remarkable platform for students to articulate their thoughts, opinions, and experiences. This competition not only fosters creative thinking but also cultivates effective communication skills, all while harnessing the power of the written word.
The College Blog Writing Competition stands as a testament to the power of expression within educational environments. It provides a platform for students to hone their writing prowess, share their insights with a broader audience, and contribute to meaningful conversations. As the competition unfolds, it is not just about winning accolades but about embracing the journey of self-discovery and growth through the written word.
Anti-Ragging Awareness Programme
Date: 12 to 18 August 2023
Ragging is any disorderly conduct, whether by words spoken or written, or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any student, indulging in indiscipline activities which cause or are likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm. ‘Anti-Ragging Awareness Programme’ was conducted from 12th August 2023 to 18th August 2023 with the aid of Power point presentations.
The Poster competition in commemoration of Anti – Ragging week was organized by the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance for I year B. Com Professional students. The event aims to raise awareness, provoke thought and encourage creative expression regarding the importance of maintaining a respectful and harassment-free educational atmosphere. The central theme of the competition revolves around anti ragging initiatives, creating a culture of mutual respect and upholding the dignity and well-being of every student. The Evaluation criteria was based on creativity, relevance, impact and Composition. The winners were announced and were given certificates.
An ‘Anti-Ragging Awareness Programme’ was conducted for the II year B.Com Professional students. The Second Year class animators addressed the students about the origin and menace of ragging and also explained the legal consequences of involvement in such activities. Documentary Screening was also projected after the awareness. The students also took the pledge not to involve themselves in ragging of any form and also to make the Institution Ragging free.
The Mime performance organized by the Department for the III year B.Com Professional students on account of the ‘Anti Ragging Week’, was conducted to shed light on the crucial issue that affects students across the globe. The main objective of the event was to put forth a message crystal clear- that there should be an end to the vicious cycle of ragging. The event took place at the Chavara Square with a massive attendance of students as it was a live open ground performance.
Skill Development Activity -Juego De Roles
Date: 04 May 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance enables the students in acquiring knowledge about the subject-related concepts and inculcate skills required for intellectual development. Role play is an activity where students get to imitate various real-life characters and showcase their presentation skills. The department provided a platform for experiential learning through Juego de roles to the students studying the Business regulatory framework. The event was organized on 4th May 2023 in the moot court at 11 am to understand the law concepts and develop decision-making and analytical skills. There were three teams that were provided three cases related to the Consumer protection act, Information Technology Act, and Competition Act. The students depicted the crime scene and the court scenes. The plaintiff, defender, attorneys, and judge executed their roles very well by putting forward their arguments. This activity helped the students to understand the law concepts and got an insight into the real world of litigation.
Clue Pinata – 2023
Date: 02 May 2023
The Readers Island club of the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance in its endeavor to develop the habit of book reading among the students organized Clue Pinata (Treasure Hunt) on 02.05.23. The First round was an online book quiz conducted on the 1st of May 2023. The second round was a written test wherein the participants were tested on their comprehension skills. The participants had to decrypt the phrases from the given set of pictures that depicted common phrases of the English Language. The third round was a memory test. A few items were displayed on the screen for 20 seconds, once the time was up they were asked to write down as many items as they could remember.
For the last round, student volunteers were stationed at various rendezvous points in the college campus – the basketball court, Admin block canteen, Chavara Square, Maggie point, etc. holding a clue essential for solving the hunt. Each team was assigned a volunteer who would accompany them to keep time. The teams were sent on the hunt in a staggered manner. The students enjoyed the event and it proved to be a fruitful learning platform for them.
Ready Set Co.
Date: 17 April 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) had organised a programme titled ‘Ready Set Co.’ hosted by the Festing Club. A programme to designed with the objective to develop various skills such as Problem-solving, Decision Making, Crisis Management, Financial Management and Public Relations. The first year as well as the second-year students displayed an array of attributes and healthy competition among the teams prevailed. The event also paved the way for discovering the inherent strengths and the areas that needed to be strengthened. The students participated in large numbers and beat their opponents with vigour and confidence. The ability to accept failure and the trait of perseverance embodied with team spirit and with a never give up attitude; the students challenged their own potentials seeking to win or wage a tough fight against the opponents. The event also gave them an opportunity to handle stress and the ability to multi-task. The event gave them a taste of a real-world experience augmenting their practical learning experience.
The event managed to engage the students, leading to learning that starts from their skyrocketing networking skills, understanding the nuances of how finances need to be managed and also an attitude of winning and never giving up attitude can build a variety of skills and be the perfect tool for practical learning. It is believed that life is a great teacher. Events such as these pose real-life scenarios and give the students an opportunity to position themselves for the same and find meaningful outcomes and solutions. Thus the event was a huge success.
“Shishtaachaar- A Session on Professional Ethics”
Date: 20 March 2023
Professional ethics are principles that govern the behavior of a person or group in a business environment. Like values, professional ethics too provide rules on how a person interacts with other people. Professional ethics are important to any organization because they provide personal and professional benefits by regulating the actions of a profession and stipulating the virtues of such a profession. They also encourage teamwork and promote bonds between colleagues. They are designed to ensure that employees are behaving in a socially acceptable manner.
With this intent in mind, the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized “Shishtaachaar – A Session on Professional Ethics” for the IV Semester B. Com Students on 20th March 2023.
Dr. R. Sashikala NLP, counselor, expert trainer, and writer addressed the students on the topic of Professional Ethics and Etiquette The speaker shared tips on ways to deal with people in a professional manner. The session included tips on anger management, problem-solving in relationships, networking, and developing an adaptable mindset to connect and network with others at work and even otherwise.
Soft Skills Training Session on Time Management
Date: 21 February 2023
The Centre for Soft Skills Training of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru organized a seminar on Time Management for first-year B.Com. PAF students on 21st February 2023 at 11:00 am in the M1 Auditorium. The session aimed on emphasizing what is time, how we can manage our time efficiently along with its approaches, how procrastinating some important things in life could have a big impact, the concept of Timeboxing, and the steps on how to timebox. The session started with a silent prayer, and a welcome address by Ms. Riyana E, Student Coordinator – CSSAT followed by the introduction of the resource person by Mr. Jingle Jiju, II B.Com PAF who handed over the session to the resource person. Prof. Suku Thomas Samuel, the resource person of the event addressed the students by first asking what they think about the definition of time. Many students answered by saying that, Time is a Resource and it’s precious, as once the time is gone, it never comes back for anyone. The resource person also informed us that some people accomplish many things in their 24 hours, while others don’t accomplish much. He also taught that time management means making the best use of the available time along with its approaches where our approach to time management is logical, but the reality of the approach is that it is an emotional decision.
He also discussed the Time management theories (1st dimensional approach, 2nd dimensional approach, and the 3rd dimensional approach, notably Sir saying that the 3rd dimensional approach is the best approach to be used today). Afterward, Sir talked about the 2007 Meta-Analysis published in Psychological Bulletin which found that almost 80 to 95% of college students procrastinated regularly, particularly when it came to completing assignments and coursework. He told us how students tend to overestimate how much time they have left to perform tasks, overestimate how motivated they will be in the future, and overestimate how long certain activities take to complete. Next, Sir explained a new concept of Time-Boxing which meant allocating a fixed and maximum unit of time to activity along with the steps on how to time-box (Finding Suitable Tasks, Defining your Goals, Setting the Time, Working and Assessing the Results, and Claiming your Reward at the End). The session ended with a vote of thanks from Mr. Jephin James.
Students gained insights regarding Time Management. During the session, students interacted actively and gathered information on how to manage time effectively along with approaches, how to overcome procrastination, and the concept of the time box followed by its steps. This session has helped the students to understand the importance of Time management, Time-Boxing along with what impact some decisions of procrastination can make in our lives.
Anokha - Corporate Walk
Date: 21 February 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance conducted an event titled Anokha – Corporate Walk. Anokha means Unique. This event replicated the Corporate Fashion walk and the main aim of the event is to set a vision/goal for the future.
Participants chose the profession of their choice and were asked to express their mission statement and also express why they chose a particular profession. Diverse professions were showcased ranging from auditors to photographers and also fitness enthusiasts. The event comprised three rounds. The first round was judged based on their confidence and their choice of profession, mission statement which included a one-minute speech on their chosen profession, and also their resumes.
The second round was a face-off round wherein real-life scenarios were thrown open and the participant’s ready wit, spontaneity, and critical as well as logical skills were put to test. The round involved an element of stress too. The crisis management skills were also adjudged by the jury members.
Tanya Jayraj won 1st place followed by Abel Thomas who secured the second position for Anokha - 2023
Hands-on Training on Virtual Stock Trading
Date: 06 February 2023
Department of Economics has organized a Hands-on Training on Virtual stock trading for the Students of BA and MA Economics on the sixth of February. The Resource Person was Dr.K Kiran Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance, KristuJayantiCollege, Autonomous, Bengaluru The resource person opined that virtual trading is similar to actual trading where one can buy and sell stocks wherein no real money is involved. He focused on virtual trading facilities, stock simulators, and other aspects of the Virtual stock markets. The session ended with an Interface session wherein the Resource Person answered all the Quires of the Participants.
Date: 04 February 2023
Pursuit of a Research Project in a corporate organization and submission of a Research Project Report pertaining to a live/latest business problem/issue of the organization is a mandatory requirement for fulfillment of the B. Com Programme. This Research Project exposes the student’s real-life business issues and helps them to acquire a research mindset. The students are required to submit the project report demonstrating their work on the organizational study. The projects aim to provide an understanding of the functional operation of an organization as well as the application of multidisciplinary concepts, tools, and techniques to solve organizational problems. The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance conducted the Mock Viva-Voce on 2nd February 2023 for 2020-23 batch students. The Final Viva-Voce was conducted on 4th February 2023 by 22 external examiners of various colleges in Bangalore. The students had an excellent learning experience the experience paved the way for fostering critical thinking and analytical skills through hands-on learning and Expanding knowledge and understanding of a chosen field outside of the classroom.
Date: 03 February 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) arranged a Skill Development Activity on Digital Poster, Photography, and Reels through different applications like Canva, VN, etc.
The session began with a brief orientation on the importance of digital skills in the modern world. The students were given an orientation on the do's and don'ts of poster making. The Creative Team Leaders briefed the students on how they were expected to capture pictures and make reels for social media. The time allotted for the session was 30 minutes. This included depicting their proficiency in photography under the following topics: Landscape, Portrait, Street View, Subject photography.
They were also given raw video footage of videos captured earlier and the participants were asked to present original reels. The students put up a good show and competed fiercely against each other. The Faculties in charge of the event were Dr. Kiran Kumar & Dr. Nidhi Raj Gupta.
Creating LinkedIn Profile
Date: 01 February 2023
A professionally written LinkedIn profile allows you to create an online professional brand which can help open doors to unimaginable opportunities
LinkedIn provides one with the ability to showcase it and serves as the first professional impression for recruiters and employers.
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized a session on “Creating a LinkedIn Profile” for II-year BCom students. The resource person was Mr. Suku Samuel, Assistant Professor, at Kristu Jayanti College.
The speaker started the session by stressing on the need and importance of creating a LinkedIn profile in the digital era. The speaker gave a brief on LinkedIn and how it helps in professional growth. He also emphasized on creation of a Personal brand and the steps to transform it into a brand. The session also gave tips on the do’s and don’t’s of using a LinkedIn profile and the mode of connecting with friends, recruiters, and also the Alma matter. The session was especially useful for the students planning to take up placements in the near future.
The interactive session ended with a Q & A.
Workshop on Virtual Audit Experience in Financial Audit
Date: 17 January 2023
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized a workshop on “Virtual Audit Experience in Financial Audit” on 17th January 2023 from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm for the Ist year B Com International Business and Finance students. Mr. Akhshay K Chopda –CMA, ACCA addressed the students.
The main objective of the session was to give the students hands on experience on audits. The speaker outlined the different aspects of audit procedures in a company. Various online platforms and websites that provide professional courses free of cost were shared with the students. Mr.Chopda spoke of Swiss Audit that offers certification programmes. The sub topics under Swiss Audit like ordinary audit, limited audit and no audit required by law were also briefed by the speaker. The session was followed by a practical demonstration session. The speaker shared his expertise on the subject Strategic Planning and also shared the importance of having a LinkedIn profile.
The session was informative and interactive.
Skill Development Lecture “Flip the Script for Success”
Date: 27th September 2022
In today’s competitive world job-hunting has become a truly adventurous task. To get a desired job, students have to participate in the rat race of qualified, highly-qualified and experienced or fresh candidates. To succeed in this race, drafting an appropriate resume and presenting their candidature is a crucial challenge. Hence, in order to overcome this challenge and to be successful in their career a skill development lecture was organised by the department. Mr. Kaarthik Subramaniyan was invited as the resource person.
The chief guest took over the session by explaining about the importance of resume, the right format to be chosen, how to prepare an objective, present the skills, achievements, project details and many more. Sir, has also provided information on how to answer the questions related to the areas of their strengths and weaknesses. Sir highlighted about the three different formats of resume according to the job profile along with writing a covering letter or a mail.
Sir concluded the session by stating that job recruiters scrutinise and select an applicant whose resume stands out in the competition. Hence, it is the ‘first impression’ that needs skill, time, and efforts from the aspiring candidates to keep it updated, specific, impressive, well-crafted and suitable for a particular position. The session has helped the students to gain practical exposure on effectively presenting their credentials in their resume.
The Secrets to Effective Relationships
Relationships are a cornerstone of happiness and living a full life. Relationships should be seen as a valuable investment. Different aspects of life can be enriched through relationships. The more we understand how relationships work, the more we can grow from them. To develop the values for effective relationship management the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), organized an expert talk on 12th September 2022 for the Second year B.Com students of P1,P2,P3 and P4 on the topic ‘The Secrets To Effective Relationships’
Dr. Alice Aloysius, Student Counsellor, Kristu Jayanti College and the resource person of the session discussed the importance and essentials of a good relationship. Dr. Alice elaborated on the various kinds of relationships. She discussed the seven signs of healthy relationships as well as the killers of effective relationships. Dr. Alice stressed on the need of having a friend and highlighted the various ways to reset the broken relations.
Date: 26th March 2022
Joel chaired the meeting, which began with the case studies presented on Wednesday. The case study subjects were as follows:
1)India's Economic Challenge
2)Celebrity CEO start-ups
3)Ashneer Vs. BharatPe
Rohan provided a summary of his thoughts on all the case studies.
Returning to the meeting, they spoke about Monetary Policy Company, Accommodative Stance, Calibrated Tightening, and Hawking.
Aayush discussed the offline and online concepts associated with start-ups. He touched on Celebrity CEOs such as Elon Musk; recently whose Tesla had its price fall and investors lost almost $5 billion. When market prices decline, impoverished people's pensions suffer. Billionaires are engaging in reckless behavior, and it is time to investigate.
The second session included group discussions, presentations, and debate. On the issue between Ashneer and BharathPe, two teams were formed. They were given 20 minutes to discuss on how to prove their points. A task was assigned to each team.
Team 1 was tasked with creating a PowerPoint presentation on how to rebrand the company.
Team 2 was tasked to issue a statement as Ashneer after being forced to resign.
Ananya represented the BharathPe team. BharathPe is rising from a crisis.
Sharanya represented the Ashneer team. After being compelled to quit, he issued the following statement.
Ananya and Rohan brought the one-hour intense conversation to a conclusion.
Theertha announced the winners after a long evaluation at the end of the two-hour meeting. Team Ashneer was victorious. Identifying each team's strengths and weaknesses, as well as suggestions for enhancing future conversations.
Skill Enhancement Programme on ‘New Enterprise Creation: Procedures and Formalities’
Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru always thrives to cater to the all-round development of their students. The main focus of the institution has always been to encourage young, dynamic and enthusiastic minds to raise their voice on pertinent issues and play the role of change maker in society. The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized skill enhancement programme on new enterprise creation: Procedures and formalities by Mr. P K Thomas.
Mr. PK Thomas is an entrepreneur and an academician with more than 29 years of experience, of which around 18 years in corporate sector and the rest with entrepreneurial activities and academia. He is associated with JAIN (Deemed to be University), St. John’s Medical College and other reputed Business Schools. The programme was conducted under the guidance of the coordinator Dr. Annie Stephen, FCA and Dr. J. Poornima along with the consistent efforts of the student coordinators. Mode of conducting the session was via zoom.
The speaker primarily spoke on the various forms of enterprises and the procedures for setting up enterprises. The speaker threw light on the statistics of start-ups worldwide and also emphasised on the need of startups in India. It helped students in developing concepts for evaluating a personal entrepreneurial strategy potential and to pursue an enterprise through a business plan, and determine whether the strategy can create a good fit and work out an an attractive risk-reward balance. The session was informative and helpful to the students. The session concluded with a Vote of Thanks.
Yale to Tale : Online Anchoring Competition
Date: 2 October 2021
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance , Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) conducted an online anchoring competition for the first semester B.Com Professional students titled ‘Yale to tale ’ on 2nd October 2021.The aim of the competition was to provide an opportunity for the students to exhibit their public speaking skills . Thirty students actively participated in the event by creating a one minute video on the given theme and uploaded in the link given. The winners were selected on the basis of creativity, fluency and voice modulation.
MUN 2021 Igniting Economic Growth
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized a Model United Nations (MUN) on 12th November 2021. The theme was “Igniting Economic Growth, One Debate at a time”. MUN is an academic simulation of the real United Nations where the students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues. There were five committees in this MUN, United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Social and Humanitarian Council (SOCHUM), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organization (WTO) and Economical and Financial Committee (ECOFIN).
The MUN started with the inaugural session, where our principal, Rev. Fr. Dr Augustine George gave us an insight about how important leadership and teamwork is. Later, the delegates were asked to go to their respective committees. The session started with roll call and general speakers list, following which Moderated caucuses, Unmoderated Caucus, resolution drafting, voting procedures and crisis took place. The delegates were very well prepared with the information regarding their agenda and their countries. The MUN ended with the valedictory ceremony, where the winners were felicitated.
Financial Extravaganza Exhibition
Date: 08 December 2021
Session on “Union Budget- Direct Taxation”
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized a session on “Union Budget- Direct Taxation” on 5th February 2022. Growth-oriented and pro-development, India’s Union Budget 2022-23 lay down the its plan for the economy for the next 25 years. Despite repeated waves of the COVID-19 infection, supply-chain disruptions and inflation, the Indian economy is expected to register a growth rate of 9.27 per cent in the current financial year, implying that the overall economic activity has recovered from the pre-pandemic levels. The Union Budget 2022-23 revolved around four key pillars including Inclusive Development, Productivity Enhancement, Financing Investments and PM GatiShakti.
The budget took a transformative approach to boost economic growth and sustainable development driven by its seven engines such as - Mass Transport, Waterways, Railways, Roads, Airports, Ports, and Logistics Infrastructure. However, with all its lush green initiatives, the question remains – what is there for the common man, a question that still lingers in the minds of the people.In the education sector the budget focused on the skill development and provision of world-class education to students across the country for the education sector by the launch of a digital ecosystem for skilling and livelihood (DESH-Stack e-portal). Therefore, an insightful session of Budget 2022 was planned to discuss the highlights of the Budget especially with regard to Income Tax. The session was conducted through the zoom platform. The resource persons Mr. Sudhakar Giridharan and Mr. Mahadevan R , Chartered Accountants covered various areas of changes in direct taxations such as virtual digital assets, foreign-sourced dividends, slab rates and more. The session was informative and resourceful.
Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Case Laws
Department of professional accounting and finance, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), organized a Skill development lecture on 9th February 2022 for the final year B.Com students. The issue of Cyber Crimes is emerging as a big challenge around the world and India is no exception. With its growing economy, the huge IT industry is very attractive for organized cyber criminals to target India and its citizens. Prof.Mahesh S Betasur, Assistant Professor, Kristu Jayanti College of Law,the resource person for the session discussed various kinds of cybercrimes occurring in recent times and precautions to be taken while usage of internet. The procedure to file against cybercrimes was also discussed. Instances of cyber bullying, data theft and encrypted data that have occurred in the recent times were also shared. As the youth are generally vulnerable to cybercrimes, the session also entailed ways in which one could avoid becoming a victim of cybercrimes were discussed at length. The National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in), enabled the public to report incidents pertaining to all types of cyber-crimes, with a special focus on cyber-crimes against women and children. The session was informative and an eye opener for the attendees.