Master of Business Administration

About Master of Business Administration Department

The Department of Business Administration, St Joseph Engineering College set sail in the year 2007. A non-profitable and socially responsive institute was established to cater to the management and entrepreneurial needs of the society. The Department of Business Administration offers a Two Year full time MBA programme approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Government of India and is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, Karnataka. The MBA programme is offered in the tradition of scholastic excellence for training for life.

"To impart quality management education to bring out competent, socially responsible and conscientious professionals."

  1. Imparting contemporary curriculum and its application to business situations
  2. Developing proficiency through continuous industry-academia interface and research
  3. Sensitizing students towards the needs of the society
  4. Inculcating diligence through extra-curricular activities
  5. Encouraging entrepreneurial attitude through constant guidance
  1. PEO 1:Graduates will be able to apply the theoretical concepts in real life situations
  2. PEO 2:Graduates will be able to exhibit effective decision making skills.
  3. PEO 3: Graduates will be capable of starting entrepreneurial ventures.
  4. PEO 4: Graduates will be able to think critically, communicate effectively and be able to manage interpersonal relationships.
  5. PEO 5:Graduates will be able to adapt to constantly changing environment.

At graduation, SJEC MBA Graduates will have the following outcomes

  1. Students will possess analytical and problem-solving skills to assess problems facing businesses.
  2. Students will appraise global and domestic economic and financial theories and their application to the business setting.
  3. Students will identify and assess ethical issues surrounding business decisions.
  4. Students will evaluate competitive strategies followed by industries
  5. Students will function effectively as individuals and in teams through effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Students will relate functional areas and long-range planning, implementation and control.
  7. Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate the multicultural, political, environmental and legal aspects of the business.
  8. Students will integrate the core concepts of financial planning, financial reporting and the uses of accounting information in the decision-making process.
  9. Students will apply the concepts and models of human resource management.
  10. Students will use the knowledge of marketing concepts & strategies.
  11. Students will exemplify entrepreneurial skills in the contemporary environment.
  1. Emerge as subject specialists for business application.
  2. Possess investigative skills to identify complex business problems.
  3. Function effectively as independent and critical thinkers in organizations.
  4. Demonstrate resourceful and responsible behavior in organizational roles.
  5. Grow as effective communicators and enhance interpersonal relationships.
  6. Exhibit confidence in decision making.
  7. Be adaptable to the dynamic environment.
  8. Perform as experienced collaborators to achieve the organizational goals.
  9. Be aware of ethical and social issues affecting the organization.
  10. Apply the art of reflective learning in life.
  11. Evince locally responsive leadership traits.

The present business environment is characterized by continuous changes demanding dynamic leadership. With global competition and changing technology life long learning has become the order of the day. Result oriented leaders need to constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills to succeed. The Department of Business Administration is committed to developing leaders to excel in today’s rapidly changing corporate world.

We follow a learner centered philosophy in the Department of Business Administration. The learners here think beyond the limits and achieve excellence with an enriching learning experience. We offer MBA programme of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka which includes rigorous courses that are contemporary in nature with a perspective of global business scenario . The academic curriculum supplements class room learning with corporate exposure through compulsory organization based project work spanning a period of ten weeks. In addition a continuous industry-institute interaction in the form of special guest lectures, workshops, practical assignments and conferences strengthen practical learning. We prepare graduates future ready to face the distinct business challenges and strive to produce talents who can contribute to the growth of our nation.

Therefore, we provide a learning environment to learners who can better respond to the fast changing circumstances and unexpected challenges they will inevitably face after graduation.

So, if you are looking for an exciting learning experience explore the world of Department of Business Administration and become a part of an excellent academic tradition in St Joseph Engineering College.

I wish every learner an exciting learning experience.

Library:

The Department has a spacious library having an excellent collection of latest books, magazines, journals and periodicals on Management. In addition to the print versions of journals the Department has Emerald on line journal database. The library remains open for nearly 12 hours on all working days for the benefit of students and faculty. Apart from the Department library the students have access to the central library of the SJEC for traditional and digital references.

Computer Laboratory:

The Department has a separate computer lab equipped with the latest technology and trained assistant to help the students learn through hands on experience.It also has Campus Wi-Fi network for interne t access for faculty, students and staff.

Placement and Training Cell:

The college has a creditable placement record. The Placement and Training Cell is headed by a qualified and experienced Placement Officer. The Cell conducts regular training programmes for personality development, entrepreneurship development etc. and assists the students for project placement as well as final placement. On-campus and off-campus placement interviews are arranged during the final semester.

2017 Batch

Sl No. Name of the Company No. OF STUDENTS
1 IDBI Federal Life Insurance 18
2 Shriram Transport Finance 2
3 HDFC Assest Management 2
4 Janalaxmi Financial Services 1
5 Karur Vysya Bank 1
Total 26

2016 Batch

Sl No. Name of the Company No. OF STUDENTS
1 NGCN INFOSOLUTIONS 8
2 FUTURE RETAIL 1
3 ALLERGIS GROUP 1
4 ICICI BANK 3
Total 15

2015 Batch

Sl No. Name of the Company No. OF STUDENTS
1 People Gamut 2
2 KPMG 4
3 My Deals247 11
Total 17

MBA: Alumni Interaction

The Department of Business Administration has organized an Alumni Interaction session by Mr Johnson Stephen Mascarenhas, HR Coordinator at Starlink DMCC, Dubai, for I yr MBA Students on 30th November 2018  at 2:00 pm in Spoorthi Hall, 7th Floor, Academic Block III.

The main objective of this interaction is to imbibe in students the corporate culture and to make them understand the situation prevailing in the corporate world. 

Ms Chitralekha J Acharya, Assistant Professor, MBA introduced Johnson and welcomed the gathering.

Mr Johnson started his session by providing some useful tips on grooming and interviewing. He expressed his passion for HR from his earlier days and is happy with his current designation as HR Coordinator. He also highlighted the usefulness of theory studied which is then applied in the organization set up. Mr Johnson also added few tips to be taken care while preparing resume, the skills that has to be highlighted in the resume such as MS excel which is mandatory in the organization for any HR related Jobs. He also shared his work experience at Starlink, Dubai, which gave him wide exposure. 

The session was concluded by queries from first year students which were clarified by Johnson.

Mr Vinish P, Faculty of MBA, proposed the vote of thanks.

MBA: Alumni Interaction

The Department of Business Administration has organised an alumni interaction by Varsha Baliga, Sr Tax Analyst, Pricewaterhouse Coopers for the MBA Students on 5th November 2018 in Spoorthi Hall.

The interaction was a planned to connect the current students of 1st and 2nd year to the corporate world. Mr Vinish P, Faculty of MBA Dept introduced Varsha to the audience and welcomed the gathering.

Ms Varsha spoke about the trends in the industry, opportunities and work culture. She highlighted the skills required for an Analyst and growth prospects and mentioned about the latest developments in the background verification process. She advised the students to be careful in maintaining social media pages.

She concluded her talk by offering to help the younger ones by providing references and connecting them to recruiters.

Ms Glinish, student of 2nd year MBA proposed the vote of thanks.

MBA: Genesis Inauguration

The inaugural ceremony of Genesis, A Forum of MBA students, SJEC for the academic year 2018-19 was held on 29th October 2018 at 2:30 pm in Spoorthi Hall. The function was graced by Mr. Sheelam M Thippeswamy, Alumnus of MBA (Batch 2007-09) as the Chief Guest, Dr. Rio D’Souza, Principal- SJEC as the President, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Chief R&D - SJEC as the Guest of Honour, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean, Department of Business Administration, SJEC, Ms Chitralekha Acharya, Faculty Coordinator of Genesis and Mr Rhyes Rego and Mr Sudarshan Bhat, Student Coordinators of Genesis, were present on the dais. The invocation was led by the MBA Choir. The gathering was welcomed by Ms Deeksha of II year MBA.

The dignitaries officially inaugurated “Genesis” with lighting of the lamp. The Chief Guest Mr Sheelam M Thippeswamy is an actor and also a senior financial analyst in HP. He has completed his MBA from SJEC and a Six Sigma certified at IIT Delhi. He is also a brand ambassador of local cloth brand and model for Kempegowda statue. He addressed the gathering and told that it is his pleasure to be back to SJEC. He told that his acting career started from SJEC and proudly said that he has taken corporate knowledge from SJEC and implemented it in Film Industry. He motivated the students by saying that hard work and being honest is a key to success and also emphasized that discipline has been clearly defined at SJEC. Dr. Rio D’Souza appraised Mr. Sheelam for being a role model for MBA students. He also said that one should be independent to be interdependent. Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering by stressing on the words leadership and hard work.. He proudly said that many have transformed into successful professionals after pursuing MBA in SJEC. Mr Sudharshan Bhat of II year MBA proposed the vote of thanks. Mr. Vandhan Lobo of II year MBA was the master of the ceremony of the event.

MBA: Outbound Training on “Feel Leadership”

As an initiative to develop team building skills, trust and bring out leadership skills among the students, an outbound training is organized every year for 3rd semester MBA. For this academic year, outbound training-1 was conducted at Gurupura, Kaikamba for three days i.e., from 17th through 19th September, 2018. Dr. Sunny Tharappan from CLHRD group, Mangaluru was the resource person for all 3 days. The program schedule covered; leadership effectiveness, team roles, influence process, problem solving, emotional intelligence, quality management and personality development. The area of ‘problem solving’ was liked the best by the students with 86% as the satisfaction rating. The outbound training was coordinated by Ms K.Manjula, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration.

MBA: MDP on Contract Management

A Two Day Management Development Program (MDP) on Contract Management was organized by the Department of Business Administration at St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru on 15thand 16th  October 2018 at Spoorthi Conference Hall. The Programme commenced at 9:30 am and was inaugurated by Prof. Lionel Aranha , Chartered Accountant and legal Advisor, Mangaluru.

The dignitaries on the dais were Prof. Lionel Aranha-Chief Guest, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza-President, Dr Rio D’Souza-Principal and  Rev Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director, SJEC as the guests of honour. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean, MBA, DrBabitha Rohith-Faculty Convener-MDP. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Chief R&D and Ms Chitralekha J Acharya, Faculty Convener-MDP were present in an Inaugural Ceremony.

Participants from various organizations and institutions like NMPT, Cardolite, Bharat Group, AIMIT, Yenepoya Institute, A J Institute etc were present in the inauguration.

Ms Chitralekha J Acharya, Faculty Conveners-MDP introduced the chief guest and welcomed the gathering.

 Prof. Lionel Aranha spoke about Contract management implementation and oversight of the legally enforceable performance commitments both outbound and inbound and also its importance in the field of various business sectors.

Dr Rio D’Souza stressed on the importance of contract management to the engineering discipline as well and shared his experience in the workplace which demands the need of thorough knowledge of contract management.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza explained the importance of team in the workplace through an anecdote and shared his view on contract management.

Ms Reena Sequeira was the Master of Ceremony. Dr Babitha Rohit, Faculty convener-MDP, proposed the vote of thanks.

MBA: Outbound Training at Talakaveri, Madikeri

The Department of Business Administration had organized a Two-day Outbound training program for the students of 3rd semester, MBA as on 12th and 13th of October, 2018 at Talakaveri, Madikeri. This Outbound training is designed to make students understand talent management, succession planning, various aspects of finance, Segmentation & Positioning and make students run a company in simulated environment.

The second year MBA students along with the faculty coordinator left SJEC campus early morning at 6.00 a.m and reached Madikeri at 12.30pm. They were received by the Resource person Mr. Ramani Venkat at the venue who immediately gave them instructions and rules to participate in the training program. Later the students had their lunch and the training began at 2.30 pm. Mr. Ramani Venkat, a motivational speaker and trainer along with his team lead the students to apply strategic methods to solve problems so as to become a successful entrepreneur. At 9.00pm, a cultural program was organized by the students followed by a Campfire.

Next day, the training commenced at 6.00a.m through 1.30 pm having a quick breakfast at 8.30 a.m. After lunch the activities continued till 3.30pm. Later the students and the whole team of trainers packed their bags with excitement to visit Talakaveri Temple while returning back home to SJEC. The outbound training was coordinated by Ms K.Manjula, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration.

CLHRD Practical Sessions on Leadership for I Year MBA Students

CLHRD Practical Sessions on Leadership was conducted for the 1st Year MBA students on 9th-11th October 2018. The three days sessions were scheduled 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on all 3 days wherein the students were divided into two batches.  Batch I was taken up by Dr Shakila B, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration and batch II was handled by Ms Sangeetha Ferrao, Placement Officer

Day 1  09-10-2018      On the first day 55 students registered for the program. They were given the required stationeries by the facilitator. The objectives of the program were clearly explained to the participants. The session began with the activity breaking the ice. Then the participants were asked to make a self analysis where they could assess their abilities. Later activities like Kriticos, Face it, and Salesman were conducted in order to sharpen the mind skills. Post lunch, the participants were administered activities like Toy Game, Tower Building, My Favourite Person, My Favourite Animal etc to identify their self-confidence, competency and self-esteem. End of the day clarifications if any were cleared and evaluations of the facilitator were done by the participants

Day 2  10-10-2018      The day two began with the recollections of the previous day’s learnings.  Then, the participants were asked to write down their successful things. By which the participants learnt that importance should be given to small successes of one’s life.  Later, the facilitator explained the need for group discussion and rules to be followed in group discussion and group discussion was conducted. Post lunch began with calisthenics. Then, activities like tailing the donkey, nine spots, and making T were conducted. The session ended with public speech practicals by the participants and evaluations of the facilitator were done by the participants.

Day 3  11-10-2018      The day three began with the recollections of the previous day’s learnings.  Then, the participants were made to understand the difference between descriptions and evaluations. Activities were conducted to understand the concept of effective criticism, crisis management, importance of non-verbal communications and two-way communications. Post lunch public speech practicals were conducted and enable the participants to gain self confidence.

The participants enjoyed the activities and discussions throughout the sessions. The programme concluded with a message of gratitude from all the participants.

MBA: Rendition-18

Rendition-18, A National Level Paper Presentation Contest and Productive Dialogue Competition was organized by the Department of Business Administration at St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, on 4th October 2018 on the theme, Strategies for Business Excellence.

 

The programme was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr P S Aithal, Vice-Chancellor, Srinivas University. In his inaugural address, Dr Aithal stressed on the quote which said, “Lucky people will get opportunities, Brilliant people will create opportunities and Winners will make use of the opportunities”. He also said that the Department of Business Administration, SJEC, has been successful in creating opportunities to students from various institutions to showcase their skills and increase their knowledge. Further, he encouraged the students to publish their research papers on national and international journals.

 

Dr Rio D’Souza, emphasised the true meaning of the word ‘Rendition’ which meant creating or rendering something new and destroying or disrupting something which is already existing. He also said that, only when something is destroyed, it makes space for new ideas and innovation.

 

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, in his presidential remarks stressed that the paper presentation contest would provide fodder for the thought provoking process of knowledge and learning. He wished the paper presenters success and hoped that they would enrich knowledge and be open to learning. He congratulated the Department for hosting decennial Rendition programme.

 

Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest.
Dr Shakila B, Faculty Co-ordinator Rendition-18 gave an overview of Rendition. Mr Rhyes Rego, II MBA, was the Master of Ceremony. Ms Naina Viola Pinto proposed the vote of thanks.

 

Rendition 18 concluded with the valedictory programme in the evening. Ms Noelin D’Souza, student of II MBA welcomed the guests and audience. Dr Rio D’Souza expressed the various perspectives of Rendition. The winners of Rendition-18 were announced by Ms Reena Sequeira from II MBA. The Chief Guest distributed the prizes to the winners.

 

The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms Pooja S, Student Coordinator of Rendition-18. Ms Lavanya Naik compeered the Valedictory Program. During the day over 42 papers in different streams were presented by the participants from various institutions in and around Mangaluru and 18 teams participated in the Productive Dialogue.

10k Marathon – ‘Run for Humanity’

The Department of Business Management of St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) organized a 10k marathon - 'Run for Humanity', to aid the victims of recent floods in Kerala and Kodagu, on Sunday, 23rd September 2018.

The marathon was inaugurated by Mangaluru Mayor Mr Bhaskar Moily and Arjuna Awardee Olympian Ms Vandana Shanbaug at the Mangala Stadium. The other dignitaries present at the starting point were, Executive members of the Lions Club Mangaladevi, Lion Ronald Isaac Gomes-Second Vice District Governor, President-Lioness Kushalakshi, Lion Yashawanth Poojary, Treasurer Lion Divakar B S, Lion Lokesh Bolar, Region Chairman Harish Shetty along with Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D Souza, Director-SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal-SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA, SJEC and Mr Vinish P, Convener of the Marathon.

Speaking on the occasion Ms Vandana said that Mangaluru has always stood by people who need help during calamities. She went on to say that it is an exemplary initiative by SJEC to organize this marathon in support of the flood victims and appreciated the entire organizing team.

The Mayor appreciated the initiative of the organizers and wished them good luck for the event.

The marathon participants began their run at the stadium and passed through Bejai, KPT, Nanthoor, Kulshekar, Kudupu to reach their destination at the SJEC campus.

The valedictory ceremony was held at the SJEC grounds.

The Principal of SJEC, Dr Rio D'Souza praised SJEC for creating history with this event and for doing the good work of helping the needy. He also appreciated all the people behind the event.

The Director of SJEC, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, in his message to the gathering, said that it was a great experience working towards the cause and thanked all who supported it.

Prizes and medals were then awarded to the first two finishers in the men's and women's categories.

Winners (Men):

1. Mr Anil Kumar

2. Mr Basava Nelupa Gadi

 

Winners (Women):

1. Ms Chaithra Devadiga

2. Ms KS Shalini

The winners were awarded medals, cash prize and certificates. The top 200 finishers were awarded medals and certificates. The rest of the runners were awarded certificates.

Ms Reena Sequiera compered the inaugural event.

Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza - Director, Fr Rohith D'Costa - Asst Director, Dr Rio D'Souza - Principal, Prakash Pinto - Dean of MBA, Rakesh Lobo, HR Manager of SJEC, Vinish P, Convener of the Marathon were on the dais for the valedictory ceremony.

MBA: The Fourth Lecture in the SJEC Distinguished Lecture Series

The Fourth Lecture in the SJEC Distinguished Lecture Series was held on 11 August 2018 at Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall, Academic Block II. Dr John Miller, Retired Senior Lecturer, United Kingdom and Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam, Senior Lecturer, University of East London, United Kingdom were the speakers.  Dr Prakash Pinto, Professor and Dean, MBA, welcomed the gathering and introduced the resource persons to the audience.

Dr Arunachalam spoke on Transforming Higher Education: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning for a Digital Age. He highlighted that traditional method of teaching has been transformed into digitized teaching. Education is a two way communication between teacher and student.  The learning and teaching in today’s era have been   altered to digitized teaching and learning. He stressed upon enhancing the students skills and abilities which include experiential learning, smart work, decision making skills, communication skills and problem solving skills in order to be prepared to work under agile environment.

BE students from Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Final year MBA students the along with the faculty members attended the lecture.

Dr Babitha Rohit, Assistant Professor, MBA proposed vote of thanks.

MBA: Third lecture in the SJEC Distinguished Lecture Series

The third lecture in the SJEC Distinguished Lecture Series was held on 10 August 2018 at Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall, Academic Block II. Dr John Miller, Retired Senior Lecturer, United Kingdom and Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam, Senior Lecturer, University of East London, United Kingdom were the distinguished speakers. Dr Prakash Pinto, Professor and Dean, MBA, welcomed the gathering and introduced the resource persons to the audience.

Dr John Miller and Dr S. Arunachalam collectively spoke on the topic Changes in the British University System over 50 years. They shared their own life experiences on how they pursued their education, the UK education system, commitment towards their continued learning and challenges they faced. Speaking on quality of British system of education Dr Miller stated, “One has to earn the degree in UK.”  

BE students from Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Final year MBA students along with the faculty members attended the lecture.

MBA: Management Development Programme (MDP) on Agile Leadership in the Changing Business Environment

The Department of Business Administration at SJEC organized a Three-Day Management Development Programme (MDP) on Agile Leadership in the Changing Business Environment from 26 to 28 July 2018.

The event was inaugurated by Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal - SJEC. Addressing the gathering, he said, “An Agile Leader is someone who invites, nurtures, and grows agility in his organization”. He also mentioned that, “Change is a need but changing too many things would lead to instability”. Dr Rio D’Souza appreciated the MBA Department for holding the MDP and thanked the participants for their positive response.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC, presided over the inaugural Ceremony and in his presidential address mentioned that, “Changing business environment needs agile leaders and an agile leader should have the ability to inspire, innovate, adapt to the changing situations. The ability to accept changes and overcome any challenges helps improve our employees”. Rev Fr Rohith D'Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC was the guest of Honour. The MDP convener Dr Shakila B. presented an overview of the three MDP. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean - MBA and MDP Chairman welcomed the gathering. Prof Satyendra Bhat, Organising committee member proposed the vote of thanks. Ms Sangeetha Ferrao, Placement Officer, SJEC compeered the programme.

The MDP was attended by participants from the industry as well as academia. The brief details of three-day MDP are as mentioned below. On Day 1, i.e, on 26-07-2018 in the forenoon, the session on Need for Agile approach & Increasing Employee Engagement and Market Factors was conducted by Mr Praveen Kallbhavi , Managing Director & CEO, at Novigo Solutions Pvt Ltd. In the afternoon, session on Building Effective Teams & Personal Effectiveness and Empowerment was held by Prof. Anila former Principal and Consultant Director at CLHRD (College for Leadership and HRD) and currently serving as Consultant at CLHRD, Mangalore.

On Day 2, 27-07-2018, in the morning, Ms Ivy Linet Saldanha, GM & Head Human Resources, Tata Power delivered a talk on Organizational challenges faced when undertaking Agile more broadly. Then, in the afternoon Mr. M N Pai, Director, Achal group of Industries spoke on Helping leaders broaden and deepen agile principles, practices and behaviors at an organizational level. On Day 3, i.,e the entire day session was taken up by Mr Praveen Kamath, GM & Head of HR for Global Delivery Enablement, Wipro Ltd. He spoke on Coaching, Mentoring and Life Skills. Competencies to be learned in the competitive world. The participants actively participated in the various activities and group discussions conducted by the resource persons during the three days of the MDP on Agile Leadership in the Changing Business Environment.

Career opportunities for MBA students in Banking - Ms Swathi K

The Department of Business Administration at SJEC organised a session on Career opportunities for MBA students in Banking on 28th April 2018 at 3:00 pm at Spoorthi Hall. Ms Swathi K, Manager, Canara Bank – Padubidri, handled the session. The Department as part of the Industry Academia Interface organized the talk. Miss Shakila B, Asst Professor, Department of Business Administration at SJEC introduced and welcomed the speaker to the gathering.

Ms Swathi began her talk by sharing her experience as a banker. She enlightened the students on various opportunities banking sector provides for their career. She stated that banking sector jobs are full opportunities for growth. Candidates get opportunities for high pay scale, growth, going aboard etc. There is a higher scope of getting early growth in this career. Ms Swathi also mentioned that banking has traditionally been one of the best options for commerce graduates. Of late, many Engineering and Medical students are showing great interest in this stream. In addition, Ms Swathi also presented the strategies required to crack IBPS examination. Which is an entrance exam for career in banking. The session witnessed active participation from all corners of the audience and concluded on a positive note. The session concluded with the vote of thanks by Ms Shareen D’Souzaof final year MBA.

MBA:Second Workshop on Leadership and Communication

The second workshop on student empowerment through leadership and  communication training was organised at Government First Grade College (G.F.G.C), Kaup for the M.Com students by the students of 1st year MBA, Mr Rohan Pai , Ms Reena Sequeira and Ms Nisha Dias, under the guidance of Dr Prakash Pinto,Dean, Department of Business Administration and Mr Vinish P, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration on 24th April 2018 at G.F.G.C Campus.

 

The workshop was organised as a part of the institutions's commitment towards strengthening the Educational Social Responsibility. Multiple activities on analytical thinking, observation skills, team management and situation handling were conducted by the students followed by a short discussion on real time applications and skills to focus on for overall development of oneself. The session was ideal for peer_to_peer learning (P2P) and confidence building.

 

The participants appreciated the training skills of MBA Students and expressed the inspiration from the workshop to acquire similar skills displayed by their peers.

 

MBA: Zephyr-2018

Zephyr-2018, the Two-Day National Level P.G. Management Fest, organized by the Department of Business Administration at SJEC, was held on 12 and 13 April 2018. Mr P B Abdul Hameed, Vice President, Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mangaluru was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Ceremony held on 12 April 2018. He addressed the gathering and narrated about his journey as an entrepreneur and advised the youth to be job providers and not job seekers. He also stated determination, consistency, and marketing as guiding principles for a start-up.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis said, the beginning is always humble and one needs to be firm throughout the journey. Rev Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza encouraged all the participants to actively take part in the event. He conveyed his best wishes to all the participants.

16 teams participated in various events of Zephyr-2018. The valedictory function was held on 13 April 2018. Addressing the gathering, Dr Rio D’Souza said that meeting new people during these events adds value to one’s life and helps in developing skills.

The overall championship was bagged by the team from SDM P.G Centre and the runners-up were A.J Institute of Management.

Rev Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, Director SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal presided over the valedictory ceremony and gave away the prizes, followed by the vote of thanks by Dr Babitha Rohit, Faculty Convener, Zephyr -2018.

MBA: Visit to Bankers Institute of Rural Development, Mangaluru

The Department of Business Administration at SJEC organized a visit to Bankers Institute of Rural Development, Mangaluru for second year MBA students on 3 April 2018. The main purpose of the visit was to help the students gain insights on the significance of banking in India and learn about the career opportunities available in the banking field. Dr Anjali Ganesh Professor facilitated the visit and accompanied the students. Ms K Manjula and Mr Jeevan Lawrence, Assistant Professors also accompanied the students.

Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) is a training establishment of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) involved in capacity building of its client institutions and other stakeholders, to make them financially strong, managerially efficient and organizationally vibrant on a sustainable basis for deepening the rural credit. It has trained nearly 50,000 officers of various client institutions in the last 30 years. Mr. P Selvaraj, DGM and Training Manager at NABARD addressed the students. He emphasized on the significance of banking and gave information about the various types of banks in India. He made the session interesting by sharing his life experiences and motivated the students to take up a career in banking. He encouraged the students to build up their confidence level and concentrate on what they want to become in the future. He also shared the stories of Swami Vivekananda and Muhammad Yunus and inspired the students to remain focused and committed to achieve things in life and to be trustworthy and respect their words.

There was also a discussion on Self-Help Groups (SHGs). Overall, the session was very informative and good-humoured. Ms Kamakshi S Pai, Joint Director, Bankers Institute of Rural Development, NABARD also interacted with the students. She gave insights on the various credit and development functions of NABARD. Mr. P Selvaraj concluded the two-hour session by answering the queries of the students. He expressed his gratitude towards the Department of Business Administration for organizing a visit that benefits the students. Dr. Anjali Ganesh, Professor appreciated the efforts taken by the NABARD team for providing this learning opportunity to the students. She especially thanked Mr. P Selvaraj and Ms. Kamakshi S Pai for spending their valuable time with the students and for their hospitality.

IGNITE 2018 - An Exhibition of 300 Indian Entrepreneurs

The students of First Year MBA have organized IGNITE 2018, an exhibition of 300 entrepreneurs at Fr Fred Memorial Hall on 2 April 2018. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean of Business Administration, received the dignitaries. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC inaugurated the event by cutting the ribbon and addressed the gathering on building entrepreneurial thoughts among younger generation and inspiration from the well-known Indian entrepreneurs.

Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC and Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC graced the occasion. Faculty and students from various Departments were present for the inaugural function. The inaugural address was followed by Brand Rangoli competition for students of engineering disciplines. Four teams took part in the competition and Ms Nishmitha A and Ms Keerti from 2nd year Computer Science Engineering were declared winners by the judges, Dr Anjali Ganesh and Ms Shakila B, faculty members, Department of Business Administration.

The exhibition was kept open to visitors till 4th April 2018.

MBA: Workshop on Leadership and Communication

A workshop on student empowerment through leadership and communication training was organised at  Government First Grade College (G.F.G.C), Mudipu for the final year students of B. Com and B.A program by the students of 1st year MBA of SJEC, Mr Rohan Pai, Ms Reena Sequeira, and Ms Nisha Dias, under the guidance of Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean of MBA at SJEC, Mr Vinish P, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration on 28th March 2018 at G.F.G.C Campus.

The Workshop was organised as a part of the institution’s mission for strengthening the Educational Social Responsibility. Multiple activities on Analytical thinking, Observation skills, Team Management, and Situation handling were conducted by the students followed by a short discussion on learnings out of each activity and skills to focus on the overall improvement of oneself.

The platform enabled the MBA students to switch their role as a trainer and gain experience of training and development under facility constraints.

The participants appreciated the distinctiveness of the activities and execution methods.

MBA: MDP on Tourism and Hospitality - Marketing and Growth Prospects with reference to Dakshina Kannada

A day long Management Development Programme (MDP) on Tourism and Hospitality: Marketing and Growth Prospects with reference to Dakshina Kannada, was organized by the Department of Business Administration at St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru on March 24. The Programme commenced at 9:30 am and was inaugurated by Ms Eulalia D’Souza, Proprietor of Lia Travels - Mangaluru. She spoke about tourism in Dakshina Kannada and about tourism added revenue to different businesses and facilitation of the growth in local, regional and national economy. 

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC, presided over the inaugural Ceremony and Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC was the Guest of Honour. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean - MBA at SJEC welcomed the gathering and Dr Anjali Ganesh, Professor in the Department of Business Administration - SJEC delivered the vote of thanks. The other resource persons who spoke in the Programme were Mr Allen C A Pereira, Former CMD of Bank of Maharashtra; Mr Nownith Kumar, Traffic Manager - NMPT, and Mr Peter Nirmal, General Manager of Taj Gateway. Each of these resource persons highlighted the role played by hospitality and tourism in the economy and in generating employment, both directly and indirectly. They stressed upon the fact that tourism and hospitality being an important service sector, is an ever-growing sector that contributes to the growth of GDP of our nation. Around 43 participants from different travel agencies, hotels and colleges participated and deliberated intensely on the challenges and opportunities in Tourism and Hospitality.

MBA: INGENIOUS-2K18 (Business Plan Contest)

A half-day event on Business Plan was organized by the Department of Business Administration on 23 March 2018 at Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. A well-designed plan lays out a vision of growth. A business plan is a guide, a roadmap for our business that outlines goals and details, as to how we plan to achieve these goals. The event began at 9:30 am and Ms Noelin D’souza, Student, I yr MBA welcomed the gathering and introduced the judges.

The Judges were Mr Sandesh Shenoy who is currently running wholesale family business in Mangalore and Mr Keith Raymond Fernandes, working as Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication, SJEC. There were 8 teams participated in the event .Winners for the event were Deeksha N and Navya Naik from the Department of Business Administration and Runners up for the event were Crystal D’Souza and Saniah Nasil from Computer Science and Engineering. The event ended at 1.00 pm by a vote of thanks by Naina Viola Pinto, Student, I yr MBA. The event was organized under the guidance of Faculty coordinator Ms Chitralekha J Acharya and Student coordinators Rohan Pai, Satyajit, Vinayashree, Delita Denia Roche and Supreetha Madonna K.

MBA: Orientation program for aspirants of Civil Service Examinations

The Department of Business Administration organized an orientation program for the aspirants of Civil Service Examinations on 21st March 2018 in Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall. The program was conducted by Mr Shahid Hashmi and Mr Nazeer Ahmed from Ace IAS Academy, Mangaluru. Mr Shahid Hashmi in his address said to crack country’s toughest examination one need not be intelligent and studious. Throughout the examination process of UPSC, the aspirants prepare in the areas like general knowledge, common sense, aptitude, ethics and communication skill. Mr Hashmi said before starting the preparations for civil service examinations one has to prepare mentally and physically for the examination. Set the goals and devote time effectively. There are many services in UPSC civil services. One has to choose their career accordingly. The different position has different roles. He advised the aspirants on various aspects of preparations for civil service examinations like the strategies for the exams, time management, suggested reading, mental balance etc. The students attended the programme across the engineering branches and from MBA. Ms Shakila B, Asst Professor, MBA Dept. compered the programme.

MBA : Ingenious-2K18 Workshop on Business Plan

The Department of Business Administration, SJEC organized a Workshop on Business Plan Writing on 10th March 2018 at Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. The workshop was conducted prior to the event Ingenious-2k18 to enhance the knowledge of students on various areas of business plan writing. Students from 1st year MBA and various engineering departments participated in this workshop. The program started at 11.00 AM with a welcome speech by Acharya Chitralekha J, Faculty Coordinator, Ingenious-2k18. Dr Anjali Ganesh, Professor, Department of Business Administration, SJEC was the resource person for the workshop. 

Students can use the concept of preparing a business plan as a method of exploring new ideas for starting a business. A business plan is a series of questions that helps a person think about the requirements and the possibilities of any kind of business. The workshop aimed at helping the audience identify the key areas to be considered while framing a business plan. 

Dr Anjali Ganesh started the session by interacting with the students to know their level of understanding on the subject. The quote “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”  was used by Dr Anjali to explain the importance of the workshop. Dr Anjali highlighted the three core areas of a business plan which were, product plan, marketing plan and financial plan. A detailed explanation on various components of a business plan was provided to the students. Live examples of various business enterprises like Airtel, Infosys, Paytm, Tata Motors and Flipkart were discussed to understand the strategies followed by them. The session was very informative and interactive and ended with a series of queries from the students, which were answered by Dr Anjali Ganesh.

Ms Delita Denia Roche from 1st year MBA proposed the vote of thanks and Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA in his concluding remarks motivated the participants to take active part in business plan development and also assured to provide them with all the necessary support.

MBA : Workshop on New Age Skills for Excellence in Teaching

A Workshop on “New Age Skills for Excellence in Teaching” was organized by the Department of Business Administration on 3rd March, 2018 at Bethania Hall, SJEC. Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager & Head of HR for Technology Practice Units, Wipro Limited was the resource person who addressed the faculty members of SJEC. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director, Rev. Fr Rohith D'Costa, Assistant Director, Dr Rio D'Souza, Vice Principal, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean, Department of Business Administration, Ms Sangeeta Ferrao, Convener of the workshop were the dignitaries who were present for the inaugural programme.

Mr. Praveen Kamath spoke on the practices of effective teachers. He informed the audience that a teacher should be shameless and extraordinarily selfish to learn everything there is to learn on a subject. He stressed on the fact that each and every teacher should go on to create their own ‘Rock Star Brand’ being well equipped with knowledge on the subject along with skills like storytelling, innovation, enthusiasm to use technology in classrooms, openness for dialogue etc. In addition to verbal communication, he also asked the audience to pay attention to non-verbal signals like eye contact and body language in the classroom. Mr Kamath encouraged the audience to network and strengthen connections with industry personnel such that students benefit from industry knowledge on the subjects being taught. The audience were also motivated with video clippings of creative educators like Sir Ken Robinson, Dr Pravin Bhatia and Bill Gates.

With his enthusiasm and infectious love for teaching Mr Kamath inspired the audience and left them introspecting on their current methods of teaching so as to improve and take classroom teaching to the next level. At the end of the workshop certificates were distributed to the participants and Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director, SJEC, felicitated Mr Kamath with a memento. 

TIARA-2018

The  National Level Tech Fest TIARA-2018 was held on the 21st  and 22nd  February 2018 at St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru. TIARA-2018  was inaugurated at the Kalam Auditorium of SJEC. Mr Ivan Fernandes,  Managing Director and Promoter of Regent Technologies, Dubai and  Mangalore Internet City Pvt Ltd. was the Chief Guest of the  programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, SJEC welcomed the  gathering and introduced the chief guest.

Ivan  Fernandes in his address complimented the students for developing the  innovative inaugural

contraptions  and mentioned that India, being a country of youngsters, its future  depended on the

achievements  of present day youngsters. He called modern day India as a land of  opportunities and spoke about how young entrepreneurs are elevating  their life style with innovation and creativity. He spoke of how  India could assume the role of a leader in technology. He highlighted  few areas such as environmental solutions, sustainable energy,  banking and finance, healthcare, artificial intelligence, and life  sciences that holds potential for growth and mass impact.  Congratulating the students in showing interest to participate in the  various technical events, he hoped that the fest would help them  develop innovations for tomorrow. He asked the students to have big  goals, plan well, and work without fear and with passion.

Fr  Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director, SJEC, presided over the ceremony  and in his presidential address highlighted the need to use  technology wisely and to use technology to bring about harmony and  peace. Highlighting the colossal damage to life style by technology,  he requested the students to keep an eye over the ill effects of  technology.

Fr  Rohith D’Costa, assistant director, SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza,  vice-principal, SJEC, along with the conveners of the fest, Franco  Menezes and Reshma K J, were present on the dais. The two-day fest  witnessed the participation of students from across the region in a  series of technical events displaying their technical skills and  competencies.


Department  of Computer Science and Engineering:

The  Department of CSE conducted five events.


PAPYRUS  – PAPER PRESENTATION ON INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY


20  teams participated in the paper presentation competition PAPYRUS.


Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Adikeshavamurthy and Sachin who presented on the topic-  Network Based Severity Prediction System for Potato- Alvas College of  Engineering, Moodabidri.

2nd  place - Shraddha Kamath who presented on the topic-Bat Algorithm  Scheduling Workflow Application in Cloud- Canara Engineering College,  Mangaluru.


EXODIA  – MEGA EVENT

The  mega event EXODIA consisted of 4 rounds which included quiz, treasure  hunt, memory test, and games.


Winners  of the event:

1stplace: AdithyaShetty, DeekshithRaj, AmithD’Silva from Alva's Institute  of Engineering &  Technology,  Moodabidri

2nd  place: NikithaShetty, Rakshitha, Rajarajeshwari from Alva's Institute  of Engineering &  Technology,  Moodabidri


ENIGMA-TECHNICAL  EVENT

The  technical event ENIGMA consisted of 3 rounds which included coding,  technical questionnaire and treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Rakshith and Achal from Mangalore Institute of Technology &  Engineering

2nd  place: Pratibha and Adline from St Joseph Engineering College


BLACK  HAWKS – SEMI TECHNICAL EVENT

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which tested the teamwork, effective  communication capability and the ability to solve mysterious cases.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: AkarshD’Mello, Sahana  M Angadi, Yuktha Raman GU from St  Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Arjun Nayak, Reuben Sequeira, Shreya RK from St Joseph  Engineering College, Mangaluru


COUNTER  STRIKE

The  event tested the gaming skills of the participants.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Shobith Shetty, Gowtham, Athish Shetty, Shravan Shetty and  Sushanth Kotian

2nd  place - Nahid, Harshith, Sandeep, Masood and Vinay


Department  of Electrical and Electronics

The  Department of E&E conducted 6 events.

THE  JOURNAL

This  was a technical paper presentation event. The topic for the paper  presentation was ‘Recent Trends in Electrical and Electronics  Technology’. This event focused on bringing out the research and  presenting skills of the engineering students and enabling them to  learn new concepts, which are beyond the syllabus. Some of the topics  presented in this event were solar rains, smart quills, lifi,  nanotube fountain pen, wireless power transmission etc.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Mohammed Arfa & Mr Mohammed Shehzan, AITM ,Bhatkal

2nd  place - Ms  Athira Lakshman SIT, Valachil


INQUISITION

This  was a quiz event. This event aimed at testing the knowledge of the  students on various topics and in various fields.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr. SundeepKamath, Mr. VedanthShenoy & Mr. Nirbhay,Canara  Engineering College, Benjanpadavu,  Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr.  Karan Gupta , Mr. Garry Leroy Pinto &Sujay L Karinja, SJEC,  Mangaluru

 

RACE  YOUR RC’S (MEGA EVENT)

Race  your RC’s is the mega event of Electrical and Electronics  Department. This event is a remote controlled car-racing event in  which the participants fabricate their own car or use a readymade car  and race it against time. This event brings out the ability of the  students to design their own car and encourages teamwork.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Rajath C Kotekar,Shrinivas School of Engineering, Mukka

2nd  place - Mr   Rahul S, Varun Urs &Glenn Shawn, SJEC Mangaluru

 

BOT  HOCKEY

Bot  Hockey is an exciting event featuring bots, which play hockey and try  to score maximum goals to win the event. Teamwork is put to test in  this event.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Mr IrfanAziz  & Mr Adham Noushad , KVG , Sullia

2nd  place – Mr Jevish  Fernandes , Mr Zayan Azad  and Mr Alstan Lewis, SJEC, Mangaluru


PICK  MIX FIX

Pick  Mix Fix was a semi technical event. This event aimed to test the  technical and logical skills of the participating teams as well as  their creativity.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place -  Krishna Ganapathy, Richard mannil Thomas & Nihaad  Mohammed, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Asheeq Khalid, Achyuth Diwaker & Karthik M, SJEC,  Mangaluru


SECONDS  OF SURVIVAL

This  event was a series of time management challenge. This event focused  on testing the team spirit and time management qualities of the  students.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Akhil Nair &  Darshan Ail, SIT, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Akash Lobo & Chirag I P, SJEC, Mangaluru


Department  of Electronics and Communication Engineering

The  Department of E&C conducted 5 events.

ANVESHA

This  was a technical paper presentation competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Sneha G N, Varshita P J (Alvas Institute of engineering and  technology)

2nd  place: Chaithanya S P, Haripriya R (Alvas Institute of engineering  and technology)


CRAZIOSTACKERS

The  event was semitechnical. The event consisted of 3 rounds which  included audio-visual questions, mathematical puzzles, general  knowledge and aptitude questions and a task, minute to minute task,  technical and memory games.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Sai Sagar and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place – Mr Ashish Bellur and team, SJEC, Mangaluru


TECH-KNACK

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which tested the participant’s  observation skills and knowledge on digital logic and coding.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Ms Akshatha and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place – Mr  Shrijith P and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

 

LOOP  HOLE

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included general knowledge quiz,  fun tasks and treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Sandeep and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr Darrel and team, SJEC, Mangaluru


aMAZEing  (MEGA EVENT)

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Vrashab R, Mr Winston Joel Sequeira, Mr Wilton Daniel  Pinto, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr Akshay Kumar  and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

 

Department  of Basic Science

The  Department of Basic Science conducted 6 events.

TATVA

The  event was based on the principles of Physics consisting 4 rounds.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Chetan Pinto, Ms Chrystle Pinto, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Mr Raghavendra Bhat, Mr Siddhartha N, SJEC, Mangaluru


CHEMSTORM


This was a  project/model exhibition based on the theme “Science (Chemistry)  and Society”.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Deepak Nayak, Mr Yahya Asadi, SMVITM, Bantakal

2nd  place: Mr Aldrich Rasquinha, Mr Bryan Caldeira, Mr Winston Pais  ,SJEC, Mangaluru


CHEMHUNT


This  was a treasure hunt event, which started from the chemistry lab, and  the hunt ended in the sports field finding the treasure.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Royston D’Cunha, Mr Naveen Fernandes, Mr Prajwal UK,  SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Katherine D’Souza, Ms Deeksha Rao, Ms Melanie D’Souza,  SJEC, Mangaluru


MATHART


This  was a Collage competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Ms Deekshtha,Ms Christal Lobo, Ms Greshal Shalma,  SJEC,Mangaluru

2nd  place –Ms Jaahnavi, Ms Elrica Neha Costa and Mr Jonathan Dsa  SJEC,Mangaluru


CHANAKYA (Mega  event – Quiz)

This  event tested the knowledge of the participants in Physics, Chemistry,  Mathematics, general knowledge, Current Affairs and engineering  field.

 

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Mohammad Sinan A S & Mr Sumanth Pai, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Zian Shafi & Ms Sharanya P, SJEC, Mangaluru


PRAYATNA

This  was a paper presentation competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Astrid Jane Fernandes, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Mr Akash Lobo G, SJEC, Mangaluru



Department  of MBA:

The  Department of Master of Business Administration conducted 3 events.


NEURON

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included defending the  personalities given to them, creating their own product and promoting  it on Facebook and stress interview.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Ms Nishmitha Menezes, SDM College, Mangalore

2nd  place: Mr Adriel Fernandez  of SJEC, Mangaluru


NEBULUS

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included face painting on the theme  “Global Warming”, making a short film on the theme TIARA-2018 and  presenting a PPT on a product.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Adarsh M P and Mr Rohith K, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Tasniya and Ms Swathi M.S, SJEC, Mangaluru



NEXUS

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included solving puzzles, guessing  the correct answer by connecting pictures, treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Mythri & Ms Reena dsouza ,SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Ashwika D.K. and Ms Nidhi S, SJEC, Mangaluru



Department  of Civil Engineering

The  Department of Civil Engineering conducted 4 events.


CENTRE  LINE MARKING

The  technical event was open for civil engineering students each team  with three participants. They were asked to mark the centre line on  the ground for the given plan. Judgement was based on the accuracy,  time taken and for the neatness.


Winners  of the event:

First  Place: Mr Jagadeesh, Mr Damodar Shenoy and Mr Rakshith R Shetty of  AIET Moodbidri

Second  Place: Mr Praveen S, Mr Thanesh Shetty and Mr Ashwath H of SSE Mukka


CID  (CIVIL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT)


The  event had two rounds, which included puzzles and solving a crime  scene.

Winners  of the event:

First  Place: Ms B Ishwarya, Mr Sayed Aseem and Mr Mohammed Salman Kachhi of  SJEC, Mangaluru

Second  Place: Mr Melroy D'Souza, Mr Madhusudhan and Mr Akarsh of SJEC,  Mangaluru


INNOVATIVE  MIND

This  was a paper presentation on the topic environmental aspects in  engineering or smart city.

MBA : Outreach Programme - Christmas Celebrations at ‘Samvedana’ Children’s Home

On 16th December 2017, the first year students from the Department of Business Administration accompanied by the Dean Dr Prakash Pinto and faculty visited the children’s home ’Samvedana’ situated near Pumpwell, Mangaluru. The visit was planned as a part of the departments Outreach Programme. 


The students and faculty reached Samvedana at around 2.45 p.m.  The students entertained the children with a dance, humorous skit, christmas carols and action songs. Few games were also conducted for the merriment of the children. To celebrate the joy of giving, the students and faculty distributed sweets, indoor game sets and gifts. 


The team spent a little over three hours with the children of ‘Samvedana’ before saying goodbye to them. It was indeed very satisfying experience for the students as they could bring smiles on the children’s faces. They realized that one must understand his/her social responsibilities and actively participate in such activities.

Workshop on Public Speaking in collaboration with Port Town Advanced Toastmasters

A half-day workshop on public speaking was organized by the Department of Business Administration in collaboration with the Port Town Advanced Toastmasters, on December 5th, 2017. The purpose of the workshop was to hone and enhance the communication and public speaking skills of the students. It aimed to help the students develop innovative ideas and enable them to speak confidently in front of a live audience.

The workshop began at 9:20am with a welcome address and introduction to the guests from Port Town Advanced Toastmasters by Dr Anjali Ganesh. The resource persons included Dr​ ​Malini​ ​Hebbar​, Distinguished Toastmaster and Coordinator of Port Town Advanced Toastmasters, Ms.Bharathi​ ​Shevgur​, Distinguished Toastmaster of Port Town Advanced Toastmasters.

Dr Malini Hebbar conducted the first session for the day, which consisted of two activities. Stressing on the idea that the best way to learn is through participation Dr Hebbar requested for a few volunteers for the first activity. Mr Austin and Ms Felcine from first year MBA volunteered. Each volunteer was given a set of words by Dr Hebbar which they had to had to express through movements of their fingers, face, leg and then with their hip. The crowd was divided into two groups and were made to guess the words being enacted.

The learning outcomes of this activity were:
● Importance of gestures in communication, not everyone grasps it intuitively
● The significance of body movements in revealing ones thoughts, moods and attitude
● Awareness of one’s body language in order to ensure projection of the right message
● Teamwork and co-ordination
● To be perpetual learners

Dr Hebbar conducted the second activity where she requested for nine student volunteers. Eight student volunteers were given a statement to say out loud. The ninth volunteer had to listen to all the eight statements. The statements were then repeated again by the eight students out of which one was altered on request by Dr Hebbar. The volunteer listening to the statements had to identify the statement that had altered.

The learning outcomes of this activity were
● Identification of the speaker’s purpose and tone
● Consciousness of ones surroundings
● Making a conscious decision to listen

Before winding up the session, Dr Hebbar displayed slides containing the following words: AWRY, YACHT, GIGANTIC, ZEALOUS, DEBRIS, ELITE, FAÇADE, JEOPARDY, QUAY, CHASM, ONION and NICHE. Two student volunteers Ms Swathi and Mr Marvin were requested to pronounce these words. The audience learnt the correct pronunciation for these words.

Dr Anjali Ganesh thanked Dr Hebbar at the end of first the session.

Ms.Bharathi Shevgur conducted the second session at 11:20am. Addressing the significance of various behavioral aspects of group discussion, two different group activities were conducted. The first activity was an unguided group discussion where the students were divided into eleven groups of five to six members each. While interacting with the students Ms Bharathi stressed that every member in the group needed to voice their opinion about the topic specified . The topic for discussion was, “Is 24X7 news coverage needed?” and the time allotted was 8 minutes.

The learning outcomes of this activity included:
● Encourage participation of all
● Co-ordination and co-operation among the members
● Building team spirit

Ms Shevgur explained the benefits of group discussion to the audience. One’s true personality and qualities of leadership crystallize during active participation in group discussions which is also why they are an important part of recruitment processes.

The second group activity was conducted in two phases. The first was called ‘Face It’, where each individual in the group had to face a question asked by the group. The second phase was ‘Mock Press’ where group members could ask any question to an individual, mimicking a press conference. The learning outcome of this activity was to be proactive and speak confidently. Ms Shevgur informed the students that while facing a discussion or an audience, one should always have a suitable posture. Tips on how to refuse a question in a professional way were also communicated.

Dr Anjali Ganesh expressed her feedback on the session and delivered the vote of thanks which concluded the program.

The Second SJEC Distinguished Lecture Series

The second SJEC Distinguished Lecture Series was held on 25th November, 2017 at Spoorthi Hall located in Academic Block III.  Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager & Head of HR for Technology Practice Units, Wipro Limited addressed the students of Business Administration and Computer Applications. Ms K. Manjula, faculty coordinator from the Department of Business Administration introduced the resource person to the audience.
Mr. Praveen Kamath spoke on ‘Preparedness in the Digitalized Organizational Set-up’. He stressed that hard work and being proactive is the only mantra to acquire success. He also advised the students to use social media as a tool to interact and network with people of prominent work profiles. Further, Mr Praveen Kamath shared his own life experiences on how he faced challenges and overcame them. The students were extremely motivated by his talk.
Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal felicitated Mr Praveen Kamath with a memento and Ms Shakila B. from the Department of Business Administration delivered the vote of thanks.

MBA : Industrial Visit to MCF

The Department of Business Administration organized an industrial visit to Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (MCF) for the second year MBA students on the 17th October 2017. The main objective of the visit was to expose the students to an industrial arena and help them gain insight on the HR practices and policies of the organization.

MCF is the largest manufacturer of fertilizers in Karnataka. Its industrial plants are designed to conform to international standards. MCF is credited to have successfully implemented the Japanese 5S technique for workplace organization.

Dr. Anjali Ganesh, Professor, Department of Business Administration, SJEC accompanied the students to MCF.  Mr. Rajnikanth, Head, Learning and Development Center at MCF, addressed the students and enquired about the purpose and the expectations of the students from the visit.

A short film titled ‘Suraksha’ which depicted the working of the fertilizer plant and the products produced was displayed to the students. Information about the safety measures followed within the organization and the guidelines to deal with emergencies was imparted. The organization's CSR activities, such as development of neighboring villages by organizing health camps and public awareness programs that serve as a guide during emergency situations was also highlighted. ‘Mangala - An Initiative for Change’ , which is an employee based program  undertaken for improving employee relationship and increasing their contribution at home, work and the world around them was also briefed to the students. 

Mr. Rajnikanth provided further information that gave a macro view of the working of the organization and its products. MCF supplies a range of unique products to the farmers and also aims at providing technical support combined with scientific know-how to maximize crop yield. The company with its wide range of products that include Urea, Di-Ammonium Phosphate, Muriate of Potash, Granulated Fertilizers, Micronutrients, Soil Conditioners and Specialty Fertilizers, touches and enriches the lives of farmers across South India.

Mr. P. Suresh, Chief HR Manager, also addressed the students and gave them insights on various HR related aspects. He elaborated on the various functions of the HR department such as recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, compensation, industrial relations, time management, employee welfare and grievance handling. Mr. Suresh spoke about the need to give ones best while working in any organization and work hard to improve skills and acquire knowledge.

Mr. Rajnikanth concluded the half-day session by answering the queries of the students. He expressed his gratitude towards the Department of Business Administration for organizing a visit that benefits the students.

Dr. Anjali Ganesh appreciated the efforts taken by MCF team to show the ropes of the organization to the students. She especially thanked Mr Rajnikanth for providing this learning opportunity and asked for his cooperation in the future

MBA: Rendition-17

Rendition-17, A National Level Paper Presentation Contest and Productive Dialogue Competition was organised by the Department of Business Administration, St Joseph Engineering College on the theme 'EMERGING TRENDS IN SERVICE SECTOR' on 12th October 2017, in the Spoorthi Conference Hall.

The inaugural programme of Rendition-17 commenced by invoking God’s blessings through a hymn which was led by the MBA student choir. A video highlighting the various activities undertaken by the Department of Business Administration was then displayed. The programme was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries which included the esteemed Chief Guest- Dr Devaraj K, Director SDM-PG Centre for Management Studies and Research, Mangaluru, President of the programme Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director SJEC, Guest of Honour Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA, Ms. Chitralekha J Acharya Faculty Coordinator, Rendition-17, Ms. Jessica Mascarenhas, Student Coordinator, Rendition-17. Ms Chitralekha J Acharya, Faculty Coordinator, Rendition-17 welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest. 


Addressing the gathering Dr Devaraj K congratulated the department for organising the programme. He remarked that managing knowledge is most important and encouraged students to face challenges which would make a difference in their life. He concluded by saying "The desire to succeed should be stronger than the fear of failure".
Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal SJEC, in his guest of honour address stressed on the importance of reading business journals and newspapers and being updated on the day to day happenings. He also encouraged the students to develop interest in learning and acquiring knowledge.
Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza in his presidential remark highlighted the growth of the Service Sector in India. He emphasized on the word 'Service' and conveyed the message to 'place service first before attitude'. 
The inaugural programme concluded with the vote of thanks which was proposed by Ms. Jessica Mascarenhas, Student Coordinator of Rendition-17.

Over the course of the day 33 teams from various parts of the region took part in the events organized. 

 The valedictory programme for 
Rendition-17 was conducted in the evening. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal SJEC presided over the event and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director SJEC was the Chief Guest. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA SJEC and Ms. Chitralekha J Acharya, Faculty Coordinator Rendition-17 were also present. 
Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa expressed the various perspectives of Rendition in his address. He congratulated the participants for their effort and confidence to come forward and be a part of this national level event. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis in his presidential remarks appreciated the management committee for their hard work in putting up this successful event for the 8th consecutive year. The winners of Rendition-17 were announced by Mr Austin Noronha, second year MBA student. The prizes were distributed to the winners by the dignitaries.

The winners of Finance Paper Presentation Event:
I Place – Ms Pooja, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru.
II Place – Mr Rahul K, St Aloysius College AIMIT, Mangaluru.

The winners of Human Resource Paper Presentation Event:
I Place – Ms Niveditha Karanth , Poorna Prajna Institute of Management, Udupi.
II Place – Ms Suchithra K A,University College, Mangaluru

The winners of Marketing Paper Presentation Event:
I Place – Mr Prince Mathew, Sacred heart College, Madanthyar.
II Place – Ms Moona Rahamathulla, Poorna Prajna Institute of Management, Udupi

The winners of Productive Dialogue Event:
I Place – Ms Ashwitha Sharon Crasta and Rachel Fernandes, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru.
II Place – Ms Shannidi Shetty and Shivani Amin, A.J Institute of Management, Mangaluru.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr Arwin Fernandes, Student Coordinator Rendition-17.

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.

Two-Day Faculty Development Program on Goods and Services Tax (GST)

The biggest Tax reform in our country - GST  having become a reality, has tremendous implication on Indian economy. The unified tax regime has brought in substantial changes in the day-to-day business transactions.

With a view to create an enhanced understanding of GST framework and its effect on economy and industry sectors, The Department of Business Administration at St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, has organized a two days FDP for the benefit of all faculty members of Undergraduate and Post graduate programmes across institutions in Mangaluru and neighboring regions.

Dr. Prakash Pinto, Dean, Department of Business Administration, welcomed the august gathering and thanked the dignitaries for their support and cooperation in educating the community on GST. Chief Guest of the function, Capt. Shambhu Bhat, Deputy Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Mangaluru in his inaugural address remarked about the paradigm shift in taxation system in India and the complexities associated with it. Guest of Honour, Mr. B N Rame Gowda, Deputy Commissioner, Commercial Taxes highlighted the mental diversity among taxpayers in India and other developed countries. He also stressed the importance of paying taxes for growth of economy. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC gave an insight on historical developments in taxation in India. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash Dsouza, Director-SJEC presided over the inauguration and expressed the concerns of challenges in implementation of GST. Ms Acharya Chitralekha, Asst Professor, Department of Business Administration conveyed vote of thanks.

Alvida 2017

Alvida 2017, the Farewell Programme for the final year PG and UG students of SJEC was organized on Saturday, 13th May 2017, at 10:00 AM in Kalam Auditorium, 5th Floor of Academic Block-II.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC was the Chief Guest of the programme. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, presided over the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC were the Guests of Honour. Rev. Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor-SJEC and Dr Prakash Pinto-Dean MBA were Special Invitees to the programme. Ms Supriya Salian, Convener-Alvida 2017 was also present on the dais.

The function began with a presentation of motivational videos followed by the invocation of the Divine by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, welcomed the dignitaries and extended a warm welcome to the gathering. The traditional raising of the toast was performed by Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA and Ms Eden Rose Fernandes from III Year ECE on behalf of Faculty Community and Student Community respectively. The replies to the toast were delivered by Ms Megha Rachel Kuriyan, IV Civil and Mr Roger Michael Pereira, IV Mechanical on behalf of the outgoing Class of 2017.

This was followed by the presentation of Farewell Video. The Chief Guest, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein he complemented the students for their achievements in SAE, sports, placements and accreditation. He also advised them to be disciplined, responsible and have a thirst for knowledge. On this occasion, all representatives of final year classes were called on stage by the Director to offer bouquet of flowers to the Principal as a surprise birthday wish. This was followed by the addressing of the gathering by the Director who motivated the outgoing students with his words of wisdom.

The outgoing students were blessed by Rev Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor –SJEC. The curtains were drawn on the programme with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms Supriya Salian. Ms Viola Pinto, Assistant Professor-E&C compered the programme. 

MBA: Industrial Visits

The Department of Business Administration at SJEC organized an Industrial Visit to Industrial Area, Baikampady - Mangaluru on 10th May 2017 for the II Semester MBA students. The planning and execution of the industrial visit was done with the help of Mr Henry Britto, President Kanara Small Industries Association (KSIA) - Mangaluru. The team of 48 students from II Semester MBA accompanied by two faculty members, Ms Shakila B & Mr Rakshith Bhandary visited three industries viz. Deccan Plast Industries, Gurucharan Industries, and Lamina Suspension Products Ltd. The visit was scheduled between 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

 

Deccan Plast Industries offer Molded Solutions of plastic molded furniture, like Premium Relax chairs, Premium Arm chairs, Premium Dining Chairs, Mid back arm chairs, Dining chairs, Armless chairs, Chairs for children, Rocker Toy for children and many more. They also manufacture Material Handling solutions which have diverse applications in fishery, food processing, Agro industry, retail shops, and many other storing and transporting applications. The team was divided into 2 groups and two officials from the company were in charge of each group and they were taken around the whole factory and shown the different plants of the entire factory. Thus the students gained practical exposure to the manufacturing process of furniture.

 

Gurucharan Industry was established in the year 1966 by Mr Jayakar Shettigar to manufacture Plastic Processing Machineries, Allied Machineries, and Spare Parts and Components of Plastic Processing & Allied Machineries. The students were given a close look at some of the important operations that go into the fabrication of massive and complex machine units. The manufacture of machine spare parts was demonstrated.

 

Lamina Suspension Products Ltd is a manufacturer of leaf springs, automobile leaf springs, grey iron castings, SG iron castings and suspension spares & parts. The students were initially taken to the mechanical testing lab where they were shown the various samples that are tested as well as the testing methods followed. Later they were taken to the actual production area where they witnessed the working of gas furnaces, mechanical and hydraulic punches, rolling, curling and flattening machines etc. that are inevitably a part of most metal forming processes. The last parts of the visit were the assembly and painting areas. The students also got the opportunity to see fully automated functions.

 

The industrial visit to these three industries was an enriching experience for students in getting live exposure of manufacturing which can help them in their studies and further career enhancements.

MBA: Industrial Visit to New Mangalore Port

The Department of Business administration of SJEC organised an industry visit to the New Mangalore Port on 25th April, 2017. The final year students of MBA along with Prof. K. Manjula and Prof. Babitha Rohit visited the New Mangalore Port Trust.

A guide arranged by the CISF authority escorted the students on a short tour inside the port. The guide explained about the various berth, the various cargo shipments that were used for import and export of goods from the port. The students got an opportunity to have a view of the liquid terminals, cruise ship and the unloading of the iron ore. After the visit inside the Warf, a talk was arranged at the Port auditorium. The speaker was Mr Navneeth Kumar, Senior Deputy Traffic Officer and Mr Suresh Babu Rtd Traffic Officer NMPT, who addressed the students and gave an in-depth lecture about the working and the achievements of the port. He provided detailed information about the 17 berths which are active in the port and listed out the items of exports and imports and he said that port is the most critical area of operation where every detail of work is to be seen, further continuing his talk he told that there are less human work and most of the work is automated leading to increased profits. He also explained about the cost incurred in every deals and how the edible oil standards are met and the time taken for it.

Continuing his lecture he told about how the management student will gain knowledge by exploring the wide world and wished the students all success. Prof K. Manjula thanked Mr Navneeth Kumar and Mr Suresh Babu for organising a very informative session on Port Management. Overall, the visit was a good experience for the students and provided them an opportunity to interact with experts in the field and received words of advice.

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: MOU with KSIA

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between SJEC and Kanara Small Industries Association (KSIA) Mangaluru on 31st March 2017. The MOU was initiated by the Department of Business Administration at SJEC. Signing the agreement, Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director – SJEC, expressed the need for MOUs that will benefit the students of Business Administration. He also opined that industry-institute interaction bridges the gap between the industry and academia. Mr Henry Britto, President of KSIA was present on this occasion and stated that the students need to understand the practicalities of the industry. He also mentioned that the majority of entrepreneurs in India began their business from scratch and became successful.  Dr Joseph Gonsalvis Principal - SJEC congratulated the Department of Business Administration for the initiative taken and expressed that the MOU with KSIA would enhance the quality of management education in SJEC. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC, Mr B. A. Nazeer, Office Bearer - KSIA, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean of MBA at SJEC, along with Faculty from the  Department of Business Administration were present on the occasion. 

MBA: Workshop on Public Speaking Skills in collaboration with the Port Town Advanced Toastmasters

A half-day workshop on Public Speaking, organised by the Department of Business Administration at SJEC, in collaboration with the Port Town Advanced Toastmasters was held on 21st and 28th March 2017 in Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to hone and enhance the communication and Public Speaking skills of the students and develop innovative ideas, and enable them to speak confidently in front of live audience consisting of their own peer group.

The workshop began sharp at 9:20 am and Dr Anjali Ganesh welcomed the gathering and introduced the guests of Port Town Advanced Toastmasters in the presence of Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean of the Department of Business Administration. The resource persons were, Mr Brian Fernandes, President of Port Town Advanced Toastmasters and CEO of NewsKarnataka, Dr Malini Hebbar, Distinguished Toastmaster and Co-ordinator of Port Town Advanced Toastmasters, and Ms Bharathi Shevgur, Distinguished Toastmaster.

Dr Malini Hebbar conducted the first session. She asked seven students to come forward voluntarily. She told us that the ‘best way of learning is through participation’. The following students of 1st year MBA volunteered: Bhanu Prakash, Arwin,Vinay, Swetha, Likitha, Shareen and Supriya. Each one of the students had to choose a numbered cardboard, which held names of animals on the other side. Next, she asked for two more volunteers, a boy and a girl. Rahul and Suraksha came forward. The activity was to arrange the animals in the order of their usefulness i.e. from the most useful animal to the least useful one. Rahul and Suraksha acted as the mediators and the boys and girls instructed the right order to them separately. The learning outcomes of this activity were:

 • Try to make a good judgement

• Taking the first step i.e. going forward voluntarily as the saying goes, “Make hay while the sun shines”

 • Teamwork and co-ordination

• To be perpetual learners

This marked the end of first session.

Ms Bharathi Shevgur conducted the second session at 9:50 am. She signified the importance of various behavioural aspects of group discussion. There were three different group activities conducted. The first activity was an unguided group discussion. She divided the students into eight groups of six members each and the time and place of discussion was clearly stated. While interacting with the students Ms Bharathi Shevgur said that one has to be active and assertive while responding to a question or opinion. The topic for discussion was, “Is Cricket destroying the sports in India?” and the time allotted was 8 minutes. The purpose of this activity was to encourage participation of all, co-ordination and co-operation among the members and to build team spirit. It was more than knowing about Cricket. Later, Ms Bharathi Shevgur explained about the ‘ability to ask and answer questions’. This was taken up solely to make students excel in facing the questions asked in interviews and to make them actively indulge in the group discussions which are also an important part of the recruitment process. The activity was to form the same group as before and the group discussion called ‘Face It’. It had two phases. First phase was where each person of the group had to stand in front, facing the question asked by the group.

The second phase was Mock Press and some famous controversial profiles given were Virat Kohli, Vijay Mallya, Arvind Kejriwal, Alia Bhat, Mukesh Ambani and Rahul Gandhi. The learning outcome of this activity was to be proactive and speak confidently. She told us that while facing a discussion or an audience, one should have a proper posture. She also gave us some tips on how to refuse a question, in a professional way. This concluded Ms Bharathi Shevgur’s session.

Mr Brian Fernandes conducted the 3rd session of Public Speaking Workshop. He is the CEO of NewsKarnataka, a news publishing company in Mangaluru. This session was all about storytelling. He divided the students into six groups and gave each group two keywords. Based on the keywords one person would start the story, the other members of the group would continue it and the last person would give the conclusion. Thus, storytelling session enabled us to know the importance of listening to our team members and understand what they are trying to say. It also helped us to be more creative. This marked the end of third session. Arwin, Shareen and Likitha expressed their views and gave their feedback on the workshop. Suraksha of 1st year MBA delivered the vote of thanks and settled the program.

The next workshop was on 28th March 2017 in Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall. Dr Anjali Ganesh welcomed the toastmasters. The resource persons were, Dr Malini Hebbar, Distinguished Toastmaster and Co-ordinator of Port Town Advanced Toastmasters. Ms Vidya Shenoy, Toastmaster of Port Town Advanced Toastmasters. Ms Preetham Kamath, Toastmaster of Port Town Advanced Toastmasters. Dr Malini Hebbar conducted the first session. She asked eight students to come forward voluntarily. The following students of 1st year MBA volunteered: Vinay, Likitha, Shareen, Rahul, Suraksha, Apoorva, Karthik and Priyanka. She gave each of them a piece of newspaper and told them to close their eyes. She asked the students to fold the paper in such a way that all the four corners of the paper would meet at a point. Later she told them to tear the corners of the paper. Finally, she asked them to open their eyes and look at their own newspapers. All the students did it differently. This showed that each one’s perception and understanding was different. The learning from this activity was, though the instructions, the physical environment was the same for all, their listening, and understanding capability was different.

Later, Dr Malini Hebbar gave a presentation on Murphy’s Law of Communication and Johari Window. Ms Vidya Shenoy conducted the second session. She presented about the three V’s of Communication (Visual, Voice and Verbal). She also showed videos of great speakers like Kiran Bedi and Barack Obama. Ms Preetham Kamath conducted the third session on listening skills. In order to understand the importance of listening skills, she began with a small activity where she asked the students to sit in a circle and made one student stand in the centre to start the round. According to the instruction given by the starter, students had to vacate their seats and occupy others. One who left without seat had to continue the game in order to arrange seats for themselves. The purpose of this activity was to enhance the listening skills of the students and act according to the instructions given. She briefed the students on how well one can improve their listening skills. One who is a good listener can become a good communicator too, whom the people like the most and respect.

The learning outcomes of this activity were:

• Improving attention and listening skills

• Paraphrasing

• Clarity

She concluded her session by informing students about good listening skills, communication and barriers to communication. After this session, the toastmasters divided the students into three groups. Ms Vidya Shenoy headed Group 1, Ms Preetham Kamath headed Group 2 and Dr Malini Hebbar headed Group 3. Students had to speak on different topics and the heads of their group judged them. In addition, the toastmasters had to choose two best speakers from their team. The main intention of this activity was to improve the communication skills and boost the confidence of the students. The toastmasters congratulated the students on their active participation and mentioned their good points as well as the areas requiring improvement. Before winding up the session, Dr Malini Hebbar displayed two slides containing six words each and asked the students to pronounce them. AWRY, YACHT, GIGANTIC, ZEALOUS, DEBRIS, ELITE, FAÇADE, JEOPARDY, QUAY, CHASM, ONION and NICHE were the words taught to pronounce. Then she announced the winners from each group: Apoorva and Suraksha (Group1), Likitha and Vanessa (Group2), Bhavan and Shareen (Group3).

Ms Priyanka B. Rao proposed the vote of thanks and with this, the session ended.          

MBA: Workshop on Business Plan

The Department of Business Administration at SJEC organized a workshop on 20th March 2017 on Business Plan.  The workshop was conducted prior to the event Ingenious-2017 to provide a deeper understanding about the latter. Students from 1st and 2nd Year MBA and Engineering students from various Departments participated in this workshop. The program started at 3:00 pm with a welcome speech by Ms Acharya Chitralekha J, Assistant Professor at SJEC. The resource person was Mr Rakshith Bhandary, Assistant Professor at SJEC.

This program aims at providing insight on how to start a business with a vision in mind. It also dealt with identifying the key factors to be considered while framing a business plan. It enabled the students to understand the concept of entrepreneurship and contribute more.

Mr Rakshith Bhandary started the session by interacting with the students to know their level of understanding. He briefed on what is a business plan and what are its elements. He provided live examples on screen about various start-ups, covered all aspects of fund generation relating to business plan and briefed us about how innovative a business plan should be.

The session followed by queries from students. Mr Rakshith Bhandary provided various ideas on marketing strategies. He also briefed about marketing research data that can be used for this purpose .The session was interactive and he shared a couple of examples to make it more simple. The session concluded at 4.15 pm. The concluding part of the workshop, i.e. vote of thanks was proposed by Likitha G, Student of I Sem MBA.

MBA – IIIC: Visit to Standard Cashew Oil Industries, Molahalli, Kundapura

Dr Prakash Pinto – Dean, Department of Business Administration and Mr Vinish P, Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration visited Mr Kishore Shetty and Mrs Veena Kishore, Managing Partners - Standard Cashew Oil Industries and Radiant Abrasives, Kundapura on 20th March 2017 at their factory located in Hunsemakki Village, Kundapura. The visit was planned on the backdrop of Industry-Institute interaction and extending consultancy services by the Department of Business Administration to the SMEs in Mangaluru and Udupi Region.

The visit reinforced the academic interaction with the industry and enabled to gain an insight of entrepreneurial contributions to economic and social growth of the rural region. Discussions were held to figure out the future business prospects and problems in local markets and Dr Prakash Pinto assured to provide need based solutions on a priority basis. Consensus was drawn by both parties to facilitate exchange of expertise and extend mutual cooperation for well-being of each other. The interaction also helped to identify internship opportunities for Management Students in SMEs.

Dr. Prakash Pinto ( Dean & Professor )

  • Awarded Fellowship of the World Business Institute of Australia for his demonstrated excellence in academic research activities and contribution to the body of knowledge.
  • Appointed as the Member of the Expert committee for the introduction and monitoring of MBA (Corporate Finance) Course of JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru.
  • Appointed as the Member of Board of Examiners of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi for the year 2016-2017.
  • Served as the Member of Board of Studies (BOS) of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi for the years 2013-2016.
  • Member, Governing Body of Padua College of Commerce Management, Mangalore.
  • Member, Committee to review proposed new Programmes in Management at the Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • Reviewer, Edited Volume of Papers in Banking, College of Banking and Financial Studies, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee in the School of Management of Manipal University.

Dr Anjali Ganesh (Professor)

  • Selected in International Group Study Exchange programme of Rotary International for the professionals of different fields to Brazil in the year 2008. Delivered lectures in Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, and Pontificia University in Rio Grande Do Sul.
  • Editorial Board member for National and International refereed journals viz., International Journal Of Applied Sciences and Management, Journal Of Commerce and Accounting Research, Interdisciplinary Journal of Management and Behavioural Sciences, Values Based Management and Vidyaniketan Journal of Management.
  • Delivered a keynote address in Bankers Club Mangalore on 20th August 2016. The audience consisted of around 150 senior local bank executives/ officials including Executive Directors, DGMs, and AGMs of five different commercial banks.
  • Delivered a session in Leadership Development Programme in Infosys Mudipu Campus for project managers on 27th August 2016.
  • Delivered a lecture in MCF L and D Centre on Cultural sensitivity and adaptation on 6th January 2016.
  • Handled a session on Time & Stress Management to the trainees of Karnataka Bank Ltd., Mangaluru on the 19th January, 2016.
  • Delivered a session in Staff Training College on Time & Stress Management on 18th & 19th February, 2016 at Karnataka Bank Ltd, Mangaluru.
  • Delivered a session in NABARD on Work life balance to special executives from Bihar regional banks on 14th July 2016.
  • Delivered a session on work life balance to women officers of Vijaya Bank on 17th August 2016.
  • Esteemed Life Member of Indian Society for Training and Development since 2012.
  • All India Radio 'A' Grade artist in light music vocal.

SL.NO Year Date Event Participated Place Secured
1 2016 29 th & 30 th April National level Commerce & Management Fest “MAGNUM” 2016 Mangalore University, Mangaluru Overall championship
2 2015 13th & 14th February B-School Fest ‘ETTIN‘15’ Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, NMAMIT, Nitte First Place
3 13th February National Level management Fest ‘Vista – 2K15’ Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology Overall Championship
4 20th & 21st February National Level Inter Collegiate Management Fest ‘Shreshta 2015 Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Post Graduate Centre for Management Studies & Research, Mangaluru First place
5 25th & 26th March State Level Intercollegiate Cultural, Technical and Management fest ‘Sentia-2015’ Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engineering, Moodabidri First place
6 2014 14th and 15th February National level PG fest ‘Alva’s Agon-2014’ Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Moodbidri Runners up
7 20th & 21st of February “ETTIN-14” Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, NMAMIT, Nitte Runners up
8 2013 - 2012 2 nd & 3 rd April Management Fest Management Fest “AGON-2012” Alvas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Moodbidri Second place
9 2 nd & 3 rd April Management Fest “Inspirationz 2K12” Malik Deenar Institute of Management Studies, Kasargod, Kerala Second place
10 5th May Management Fest “Kaushalam 2012” Department of Management Studies & Research Centre, GSS Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mysore Overall Championship
11 11th & 12th October Management Fest “SHRIYANS-2012 Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangalore First place
12 30th & 31st of January National Level PG Fest INNOVISION- 2013 ‘HANAKOTOBA P.G. Studies in Commerce, Besant Women’s College, Mangalore First Place
13 11th & 12th October National Level Management Fest ‘Insignia’13’ St.Aloysius Institute of Management & Information Technology, Mangalore/td> Runner up
14 20th and 21st of March National Level B-School Meet “Crossroads 2013 Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri First place
15 5th & 6th of April National Level Management and Cultural Fest “Echelon – 2013” Shree Institute of Technology Second place
16 8th & 9th November ‘Drishti’ in ’Eximius-2.0’ Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangalore First place
17 2011 4th & 5th March National Level B-School Fest “ETTIN 2011” Justice K.S Hegde Institute of Management NMAMIT, Nitte Second place
18 8th and 9th March Management Fest “Magnum 2011” Mangalore University Konaje Overall runners up
19 10th March “FLAMES 2011" P.A. College of Engineering, Mangalore Second place
20 11th March “Sambhram’11 Shree Devi Institute of Technology, Kenjar First place Second place
21 11th and 12th March Management Fest “Shreshta 2011 SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore Overall runners up
22 17th 18th and 19th March Management Fest “Verve 2011” St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology Beeri, Mangalore Overall runners up
23 April 13th National Level Paper Presentation Contest on “Emerging Trends in Information Technology & Management” Shrinivas Institute of Technology Mangalore Third place
24 4th & 5th March National Level B-School Fest “ETTIN 2011” Justice K.S Hegde Institute of Management NMAMIT, Nitte Second place
25 8th and 9th March, 2011 Management Fest “Magnum 2011” Mangalore University Konaje Overall runners up
26 10th March, FLAMES 2011” P.A. College of Engineering Second place
27 11th March “Sambhram’11 Shree Devi Institute of Technology, Kenjar First place in the HR Second place in the Ice Breaker
28 11th and 12th March Management Fest “Shreshta 2011” SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore Overall runners up
29 17th 18th and 19th March Management Fest “Verve 2011” St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology Beeri, Mangalore Overall runners up
30 2010 18th & 19th February The State Level Commerce & Management Fest ‘Magnum-2010’ Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri First place
31 25th and 26th of February ‘Shreshta-10’ A National Level P.G. Management Fest SDM College of Business Management, Post Graduate Centre for Management studies & Research, Mangalore. Second place
32 10th & 11th March GREENFIN National Level Business School Meet ‘Crossroads’ organized by the Department of Business Administration, Mangalore University Second place in the Finance event
33 12th March National Level Management Fest ‘Elixir-10’ A.J. Institute of Management, Mangalore First place
34 19th & 20th October National Level PG Fest ‘COM –Kriti 2010 Besant Womens College, Mangalore First place in the HR event
35 26th October ‘MANASA MANTHANA 2010’ a National Level paper presentation competition and discussion on “Redesigning Management Education for the next decade” St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, Mangalore First place
36 9th November INGENIOUS 2010’ a one day creative regale Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology Runners up
37 2009 3rd and 4th of March Pinnacle 2009’ MSNM Besant Institute of PG Studies, Besant Vidya Kendra, Bondel, Mangalore Second place in Business Quiz, HR Event and Marketing Event Overall runners up
38 6th and 7th of March ETTIN 2009’ a National Level B-School Fest Justice K.S.Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte Second place in the HR event
39 4th and 5th September State Level B-School Fest ‘Finnacle’ Manipal Institute of Management, Manipal First place in the event ‘Master Mind’ Best (CFO)
40 20th and 21st October Management Fest ‘Shriyans-09’ Srinivas Institute of Technology, Valachil on Overall runners up
41 2008 1st March Samparka’ in ‘‘sarvajith ‘08” A University Level Post Graduate Meet held in Poornaprajna Institute of Management, Udupi First place
42 9th and 10th April ‘Flames-08’ P.A. Engineering College, Mangalore First place in the HR and Marketing event Overall runners up
43 2007 2nd & 3rd November CATO- the HR Game and TITUS-SUMMIT, the Team Game in “ETTIN 2007" K S Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte Second place

The Department of Business Administration follows the Best Practices in the Management Education such as:

  • 1. Bridging Industry-Academia skill gap through organizing Expert talks by Industry persons on wide range of Management issues.
  • 2. Organizing National level Paper presentation Competition for MBA students under the badge “Rendition”.
  • 3. Conducting Workshop on Computing Skills for MBA Students.
  • 4. Organizing Outbound Training Programmes for MBA students on Overall development.
  • 5. Initiating Mini research projects for MBA students in order to equip them with research and analytical skills.
  • 6. Conducting visits to industries located in and around Mangalore City.
  • 7. Inviting Special lectures from Industry and Academic professionals.
  • 8. Supervising Book reviews on Bestselling Books having management orientation.
  • 9. Organizing Faculty Development Programmes in the areas like Social research, innovative teaching and Business Analytics.
  • 10. Coordinating and organizing National level fest for Undergraduate Students under the title “Yuvalakshya”.
  • 11. Organizing a National level Management fest for Postgraduate students under the brand name “Zephyr”.