‘Genesis’- The Forum of MBA students of St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, conducted the following programmes, during odd semester of the Academic Year 2013-14.

MBA: Inauguration of Activities of GENESIS for 2017-2018

The inaugural ceremony of Genesis, the students’ association of Department of Business Administration - SJEC for the academic year 2017-18 was held on 27th September 2017 at 2:30 pm in Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall. The function was graced by Mrs. Aruna P. Kamath, Principal, SDM College of Business Management, Mangaluru, as the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr. Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC presided over the function; Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal - SJEC was the Guest of Honour. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean, Department of Business Administration, SJEC, Ms Babitha Rohit, Faculty Coordinator of Genesis and Mr Bhanu Prakash, Student Coordinator of Genesis, were also present on the dais. The invocation to the Divine was led by the MBA Choir. The gathering was welcomed by Ms Vanessa Nazareth of II year MBA.

The dignitaries officially inaugurated “Genesis 2017” with the lighting of the lamp. Mrs Aruna P. Kamath addressed the gathering. She emphasized the importance of skill upgradation in enhancing one’s career prospects. Extracurricular activities can empower students to make their own decisions and help them gain vital experience and skills to lead them on the path to their future. She also highlighted that combining positive action with positive thinking will result in success and help the students gain confidence to face the challenges that come their way. Rev. Fr. Wilfred Prakash D’Souza made his presidential remarks about utilizing the opportunities available to the students and focusing on improving themselves. Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering by stressing on the importance of effective communication skills that MBA students as future managers must possess. He also advised the students to improve their soft skills and communication. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis handed over the memento to Mrs. Aruna P. Kamath as a token of gratitude. Mr Rahul Amin of II year MBA proposed the vote of thanks.. Ms Likitha G. of II year MBA was the master of the ceremony of the event.

MBA – Genesis: Inaugural Activity

Genesis, the Management Association of the Department of Business Administration - SJEC organised the first activity on 06-09-2017 for the II year MBA students. Blind Train and Passing the Rope were the activities conducted by the team comprising of Prasanna Pejathaya I R, Yogeesha K, Remson Michael Fernandes and Saurav J. Karnad. The participants displayed Planning, Leadership, Coordination, Team work and Time Management abilities during the activities. The winners of Blind Train activity were Vinay Prasad and Team and Passing the rope was Bhanu Prakash and team

MBA: Valedictory of Zephyr - 2k17

Zephyr-2K17, National level Post Graduation Management Fest at SJEC was held on 11th and 12th of April 2017. The valedictory function was held on 12th of April 2017. The theme was ‘Invictus’- meaning unconquered.

18 teams participated in various events of Zephyr-2K17. There were a total of seven events consisting of Best Manager, Best Management Team, Finance, Human Resource, Marketing, Quiz and Cultural round. Evaluations of various events were done by Industrial and Academic experts. The overall championship was bagged by the team from Mangalore University Central Campus and the runners-up were from Srinivas Institute of Technology - Valachil.

Ms Diana Mathias of 2nd year MBA welcomed the gathering. The Chief Guest for the Program was Rev. Fr Joseph J Lobo, Director - SJEC. Speaking on the occasion he encouraged the participants to never give up in life. He emphasized on the importance of learning through failures.  Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC and the Guest of Honour for the occasion stressed on how team work will lead to success. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal - SJEC presided over the function.  

The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Chitralekha J Acharya, Faculty Convener of Zephyr -2K17. The master of ceremony was Ms Suraksha K of 1st year MBA.

MBA: Inauguration of Zephyr 2k17

The inaugural ceremony of Zephyr 2k17 - Two-Day National Level P.G. Management Fest, organized by the Department of Business Administration at SJEC, was held on 11thApril 2017. The ceremony commenced at 9:30 am. The function was graced by Rev. Fr Praveen Martis, Principal – St Aloysius College - Mangaluru, as the Chief Guest. Rev Fr Joseph J Lobo, Director – SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis – Principal - SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto – Dean MBA at SJEC, and Ms Chitralekha J Acharya- the Faculty Convener were present on the occasion

The Chief Guest Revs Fr Praveen Martis addressed the gathering with an inspirational talk. He narrated about the four C’s - competence, commitment, compassionate and conscience. In his talk, he also mentioned about three H’s- heart, head and hand; He stated that, when heart and head work together, the hands will reach out to achieve the vision. Fr Martis also stressed upon attitude; that matters most in life.

Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo thanked the Chief Guest for being the part of the event. He encouraged all the participants to actively take part in the Competitions. He wished the best for all the participants. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, in his address threw lights on startups. He also mentioned that exposure and experience are two requisites for budding entrepreneurs to be successful.

18 teams from various Colleges attended the inaugural ceremony. Ms Joyce Saldanha extended the vote of thanks. 

MBA: Rendition 2016

Rendition 16, A National Level Paper Presentation Contest and Productive Dialogue Competition was organised by the Department of Business Administration at SJEC on 27th September 2016 on the theme Business Strategy in Digital India.

The inaugural ceremony began with the student choir of MBA-SJEC invoking god’s blessings. The students of 2nd year MBA presented a video highlighting the various activities undertaken by the Department of Business Administration - SJEC. 

Rendition 16 was then inaugurated by the Chief Guest – Mr Rammohan Pai Maroor, a successful entrepreneur and former President of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mangaluru. The president of the programme, Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC; the guests of honour, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D‘Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice principal-SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA, Ms Shakila B, Faculty Coordinator of Rendition 16, and Student Coordinator Mr Ashwath K, were present on the dais. Mr Allen Pereira, member of SJEC Governing Council was also present for the inauguration. The event was formally inaugurated by lighting the lamp.

Ms Shakila B welcomed the gathering. Mr Rammohan Pai Maroor, in his inaugural address congratulated the students for their enthusiasm and hard work in organizing the event. He remarked that the present young generation has ample opportunities in every sphere of life and they should make the best use of it. He advised the present generation to develop the required skills to excel in their career.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis motivated the students to participate in various activities under Genesis. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo addressed the students to be enthusiastic and stressed the importance of attributes that an individual should possess – belief in oneself and belief in others.  He wished all the participants the very best.                                                      

Mr Ashwath K proposed the vote of thanks. Ms Michelle Aranha of 2nd year MBA compeered the programme.

Rendition 16 concluded with the valedictory programme in the evening. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC was the Chief Guest, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal SJEC was the president of the programme, and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC was the Guest of Honour for the programme.

Ms Divya Naik, student from II MBA welcomed the guests and audience. The Chief Guest Dr Rio D’Souza expressed the various perspectives of Rendition. He correlated the concepts of digital and analog by substantiating the vitality of atom in theory of discretion.

The winners of Rendition 16 were announced by Ms Varsha Baliga, student of II MBA. The Chief Guest distributed the prizes to the winners.


Finance Specialisation

I Place – Ms. Anusha K, Alva's Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mijar, Moodbidri.

II Place – Ms. Renita Aranha, St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore

Human Resource Specialisation

I Place – Ms. Amrutha Shanbhag, Vivekananda College, Puttur.

II Place – Mr. Jijesh K S, Srinivas Institute of Management Studies, Pandeshwar, Mangalore

Marketing Specialisation

I Place – Ms. Smrithi K, St. Agnes centre for PG Studies & Research, Mangalore.

II Place – Mr. AmrithaKrishna N, Vivekananda College, Puttur.

Productive Dialogue

I Place – Mr. Deekshith D'souza & Mr. Rakshith Pinto,AIMIT College, Mangalore.


II Place – Ms. Komal H S & Ms. Nidhitha Shetty, Sahyadri College, Mangalore.


The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms Diana Mathais, Student Coordinator of Rendition16. Mr Joel Periera compeered the valedictory program.

During the day over 40 papers were presented and 18 teams participated in the Productive Dialogue. 

Inauguration of GENESIS 2016-17

The Department of Business Administration at St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru inaugurated the activities of its students’ association – GENESIS for the academic year 2016-17 on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, at 2.30 pm in the Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall in Academic Block III. Ms Vinitha Kottari, Assistant Manager at People Gamut H.R Solutions Mangaluru, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, who presided over the ceremony, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC was the Guest of Honour, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA at SJEC, Ms Chitralekha J Acharya, Faculty Coordinator of GENESIS, and Mr Sachin Nayak, Student Coordinator of GENESIS.

The Inaugural function began by invoking God’s blessings with a prayer song by MBA Choir. Ms Joyce Saldanha, II year MBA, welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. She also introduced the Chief Guest to the audience.

Lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries marked the inauguration of GENESIS. The Chief Guest, Ms Vinitha Kottari, Who is an alumna of MBA at SJEC, shared her experience as an MBA student, highlighted the importance of communication, taking up new responsibilities and how to have a proper work life balance.

Dr Joseph Gonsalves, Guest of Honor of the function, in his speech, motivated the students to participate in various activities under Genesis. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo in his presidential address expressed the importance of communication, involvement and leadership among the students.

Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr Johnson Mascarenhas, II year MBA Student.

The Master of the ceremony was Ms Varsha Baliga, II yr MBA. 

MBA: Inauguration of Zephyr 2016

Zephyr-2016, the annual National Level Management Fest organized by the Department of Business Administration was inaugurated on 6th April, 2016 at 9:30 am in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. The inaugural ceremony started with the video presentation reflecting the theme of the event. Ms Renita Menezes, Student Coordinator welcomed the esteemed gathering. The fest was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the esteemed dignitaries. Mr. Gilbert D’Souza, President of Rachana Catholic Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a well-known personality of the region graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

In his address, Mr Gilbert D’Souza appreciated the video presentation and congratulated the students for their enthusiasm and hard work in organizing the event. He sailing ship depicted in the backdrop of the stage in conjunction with Vasco Da Gama was used as an analogy to explain the journey of success. He further added that one should have a desire in life and must grab the opportunities with determination that leads to achievement of goals. He also asked the students to think in terms of development and should not underestimate oneself.  Mr D’Souza also shared few of his life experiences in his role as a businessman. He encouraged students to take risks and advised to learn from failure. He referred to the parable of “Three Talents” from the Bible and advised the students to use their talents in an optimum way. He concluded his speech with a note that one must always think positively in order to move ahead in life.

 Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal SJEC, and the guest of honor for the event, addressed the gathering and asked the students to derive inspiration from the illustrious achievements of the Chief Guest Mr Gilbert D’Souza in his life journey. He concluded his speech by saying that the health and wealth of the business should be balanced in order to reach the goal.      

Rev. Fr Joseph lobo, Director – SJEC presided over the inaugural ceremony. In his presidential address, Rev. Fr interacted with the students in bringing out their views on entrepreneurship. He explained the importance of grabbing the opportunities of life. Finally, he wished good luck to the organizers and the participants of Zephyr-16.

The vote of thanks was proposed   by Mr Gowtham M, Student Coordinator of Zephyr 2016. The Master of the ceremony was Ms Dafny D’Souza, II yr MBA. 

Inauguration of Yuvalakshya 2016

Yuvalakshya 2016 - a UG Level Fest is being organized by the Departments of Business Administration (MBA) and Computer Applications (MCA) of St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru. The fest is being organized for the students of BCA, BSc, BCom and BBM students from in and around Karnataka.

Yuvalakshya 2016 was inaugurated on Wednesday, 10th February 2016 with the lighting the lamp by the dignitaries which included Mr Brian Fernandes, Chief Officer-Operations, Spearhead Media [P] Ltd, who was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC who presided over the ceremony, Rev Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal/Dean-MCA-SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA/Convener Yuvalakshya and Ms Anushree Raj, HOD MCA/Co-Convener Yuvalakshya.

The function began by the invocation of the Divine. The gathering was welcomed by Ms Varsha Baliga - I MBA, who extended warm wishes to all the people present during the Inaugural and dignitaries were then felicitated by the students. This was followed by the Lighting of the Lamp which officially declared Yuvalakshya 2016 open.

The Chief Guest, Mr Brian Fernandes addressed the gathering wherein he stressed the importance of excelling in the field of an individual’s choice. He mentioned that every individual is unique and special in their own right. He also urged the participants to compete with themselves in order to get the best out of them. At the end, he wished that Yuvalakshya would become a grand success and appreciated the organizers for organizing an event of this stature. This was followed by the addressing of the gathering by the Principal and Director who motivated the participants with their words of wisdom.

The newsletters of MBA Department - Yuktha and MCA Department - Tantrakosha, were released by the dignitaries during the occasion.

The curtains were drawn on the Inauguration Ceremony with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Mr Johnson Mascarenhas, I MBA, thereby declaring the fest open to all. The MC’s role for the inaugural ceremony was donned by Ms Diana Mathias from I year MBA. The Inaugural programme was followed by a video presentation which introduced SJEC to the participants from various UG Colleges.

The events are being conducted by the students of MBA and MCA with the judges being invited from in and out of the college. All in all 25 teams have registered for Yuvalakshya 2016 under BCom and BBM category and 27 teams under the category of BCA and BSc. Around 500 participants are being a part of the fest.

The fest is comprised of 9 events namely - Ashwamedha (Business Quiz), Padmavyuha (Mad Ad), Akriti (Painting) and Koshadhyaksh (Treasure Hunt) which are being conducted by the department of MBA for the students of BCom and BBM along with IT Quiz, IT Collage, IT Product Launch, IT Dumb Charades and Gaming which are being conducted by the department of MCA for the students of BCA and BSc. The events are designed to test the management and technical mettle of the participants.

Deep Dive Peer Enablement Program (PEP) on Foundation Program 4.0

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering in association with Infosys Campus Connect organized Deep Dive Peer Enablement Program (PEP) on Foundation Program 4.0 for the faculty of CSE, ISE and MCA departments of SJEC from 21st January 2016 to 23rd January 2016. The resource persons for the PEP were Mr Sathyendra Bhat J, Assistant Professor-MCA and Ms Evita Coelho D’Silva, Assistant Professor-CSE, who had participated in the Faculty Enablement Program (FEP) held at Infosys Limited, Mangaluru from 14th to 19th December 2015. The main intention of conducting this PEP was to make the faculty members of SJEC aware about the Foundation Program 4.0 of Infosys Campus Connect and also to enable them to take up Campus Connect sessions. 

The PEP was inaugurated by Dr Rio D’Souza-Vice Principal, SJEC, at CS02 Lab of CSE Department. He spoke about the importance of the Campus Connect program and urged the faculty members to actively participate in conduction of Campus Connect classes. The participants of the PEP underwent rigorous training on all the Focus Areas (FA’s) of Foundation Program 4.0 namely Object Oriented Programming using Java (FA-1), Relational Database Management System (FA-2) and Introduction to UI Concepts and Web Technologies & Software Engineering (FA-3) which was supported by the hands on sessions on the same. The hands on sessions made the faculty aware of the approach Infosys takes in order to train their resources in an efficient manner. A number of assignment problems were solved during the hands on sessions and the participants came up with their own assignments along with the solution. The PEP was coordinated by Ms Sadhana Kumble, Assistant Professor-MCA and Ms Sona Mundody, Assistant Professor-CSE. 

Rendition 2014: Inauguration

A National Level Paper Presentation Contest & Productive Dialogue titled “Competitive Strategies in Management for a Sustainable World” was organized by GENESIS, the Association of the Department of Business Administration on 1 October 2014.

The inaugural program was conducted at 9:30 am in the Seminar Hall, Academic Block III. Capt. John Prasad Menezes, Former President, Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mangalore, was the Chief Guest for the program. Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Director In-charge, presided at the program and Guests of Honor included Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal; Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director; Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA; Ms Babitha Rohith, Faculty Coordinator; and Ms Sonia Pinto, Student Coordinator, Rendition 2014, were also present on the dais. Rev Fr Alphonso Cardoza, Campus Counselor and Mr Allen C A Pereira, Member, Governing Council, were also present for the inaugural function

Ms Babitha Rohit, welcomed the august gathering and introduced the Chief Guest, Capt. John Prasad Menezes as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers, London, and Member, Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors, London, who has had a distinguished career.

Addressing the gathering, Capt. Menezes remarked that if there was no shipping in the world, half the people in the world would starve and the other half would freeze to death. He also emphasized climatic change as an important aspect of a sustainable world. He considered three important factors for the happiness index i.e. world peace, health economy and energy levels. He encouraged the participants to become good leaders and serve the society and also mentioned that as humans we belong to nature and not the other way round therefore it is our duty to protect and conserve nature for long term sustainability.

In his speech, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, persuaded the students to grow up and be a resource to this country, and to prepare themselves to handle situations like shortage in the energy sector, nutrition loss and food scarcity. Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, in his Presidential remarks, motivated the participants to look for innovative insights and ideas. He considered Rendition 2014 as a forum where minds meet and successful leaders are evolved.

Ms Sonia Pinto, proposed the vote of thanks and Ms Giselle D’Almeida, III Semester, compered the programme. 

Rendition 2014: Valedictory

Rendition 2014 concluded with a Valedictory program on 1 October 2014, at 3:30 pm in the Seminar Hall, Academic Block III.

Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal was the Chief Guest. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, presided over the program. Other Guests of Honor were Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Director In-charge and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA; Ms Babitha Rohit, Faculty Coordinator; and Ms Renita Huns, Student Coordinator Rendition 2014, were also present on the dais. Ms Delisha Monteiro, III Semester, welcomed the guests.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest remarked that proper presentation in today’s world is very essential. He believed that to be an independent person one has to do better, review one’s work and trust one’s own ability.

Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa said that the need of the generation is to covert minds with negativity into positive, creative and productive ones. He also persuaded the students to let their ideas bring about a change to this nation.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, expressed the importance of looking towards the future. He also believed that it is essential to bring about a change to be sustainable.

Ms Renita Huns, proposed the vote of thanks and Ms Audrey Lobo, I Semester, compered the programme.

Rendition 2014 had 40 paper presentations from M.Com. and MBA students of Colleges from Bangalore, Kodagu, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts in the specializations of Finance, Marketing and Human Resource. Around 25 students participated in the Productive Dialogue and deliberated on the theme, “Competitive Strategies in Management for a Sustainable World”.

Certificates of Excellence for Paper Presentation were awarded to:


I Place: Ms Clara Rodrigues, St Agnes PG and Research Centre, Mangalore

II Place: Ms Namitha Bhat, Poorna Prajna Institute of Management, Udupi

Human Resource

I Place: Mr Jinesh N S, St Aloysius College, Mangalore

II Place: Ms Deepika Bolar, University College, Mangalore


I Place: Mr Amol H Nanawaty, Christ University, Bangalore

II Place: Ms Roshna S, Christ University, Bangalore

Certificates of Excellence for Productive Dialogue were awarded to:

Winner: University College, Mangalore

Runners up: Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Moodabidri.

Genesis: Guest Lecture on Career Opportunities in the Insurance Sector

GENESIS – Student Association of the MBA Department organized a Guest Lecture on Career Opportunities in the Insurance Sector, for second year students, on 23 September 2014, in Academic Block III, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. The Guest Speaker was Mr Hillary D’Souza, specialist in Fellowship Insurance, with ten years’ experience in the insurance sector. The Guest Speaker was introduced by Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA.

Mr Hillary D'Souza started his talk by introducing students to the meaning of Life Insurance and how much Life Insurance a person must have.To help students understand the concept better he played a video titled 'Life in Insurance'. He briefed students about financial planning and its three categories namely - protection, saving, and investment - and explained the term 'Insurance Contracts'. He provided information on types of insurance such as Life Insurance, General Insurance and Health Insurance. Practical examples on awareness before buying the policy, term plan of insurances, reasons and motives of people behind buying an insurance policy etc., were discussed. Different insurance plans like Term Plan, Endowment Plan, ULIP Plan and Pension Plan in addition to risk and return involved in government securities, postal deposits, bank deposits, company debt instruments, mutual funds, equity shares, and derivative trading were explained.

Students were given an idea about career opportunities in insurance in various departments such as actuarial, marketing, financial, accounts, public relations, operation, underwriting, personnel, investment and legal. Mr Hillary D’Souza also encouraged students to pursue NCFM certificate courses. He explained the 12 different certifications, and provided information on various levels for undertaking professional and associate examinations in insurance. Students were also given an opportunity to raise their queries and clarify their doubts.

Dr Prakash Pinto, Dr Anjali Ganesh and Ms Chitralekha, faculty from MBA department, were present for the session. Ms Alzin Menezes proposed the vote of thanks.