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

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.

MBA: Outreach Programme –Visit to Arogya Matha Kendra

First Year students from the Department of Business Administration at SJEC accompanied by the Dean and Faculty visited the old age home Arogya Matha Kendra on 11th March 2017. The old age home visit was planned as part of the Department Outreach Activities.

Arogya Matha Kendra is a charitable organization managed by sisters of Fathima and situated near Neermarga. It inhabits 30 inmates hailing from different parts of Mangaluru. The students and faculty reached the place at 9.20 am. The inmates were very hospitable and friendly as they welcomed us with their beautiful smiles. To break the monotony of their lives, the students entertained them with songs and dances. In order to bring laughter on their faces, the students performed a small humorous skit. This brought cheer on their wrinkled faces. The students also performed action songs and made elderly people dance along with them. This was followed by a cake cutting ceremony and all the elderly people came forward to cut the cake. Refreshments were served to all. To celebrate the joy of giving, the students and faculty pooled money and donated fruits, eatables and different items of provisions which are used on a daily basis. The Sr Superior who is the caretaker of the old age home thanked all for sparing time with the old souls. She also acknowledged the generosity of the college in conducting such programmes.

Later, the students interacted with elderly people there. Each one of them had their own reasons to be in that place. Before leaving the students clicked photos with them. It is sure that one cannot bring a big change in their life or assure them a better life but a smile was something one could surely give them. Though the time spent there was short but it created lasting impression in the minds of all. Truly it was a learning experience for the students to connect with society.

MBA & Press and Media:Panel Discussion on Union Budget 2017

A panel discussion on Union Budget 2017 was held at SJEC on 14th February, 2017 under the banner of PRUDENS 2017. The event was jointly organized by the Department of Business Administration and Press & Media Committee of SJEC. A first of its kind initiative, the panel discussion offered participants detailed insights and nuances of Union Budget and its influence on socio-economic condition of the Country. Dr T. Mallikarjunappa, Professor of Finance at Mangalore University chaired the session consisting of Shri Allen Pereira, Former CMD – Bank of Maharashtra, Shri Norbert M. Shenoy, Financial Consultant, Shri Henry C.F. Britto, President – Kanara Small Industries Association, and Shri Sumith Rao, Chief Executive of Olympus Refrigeration Inc., as panelists.

An audience numbering 400 and comprising of students, faculty, and invitees were provided an overview of the Budget 2017 by Dr T. Mallikarjunappa especially from the points of view of combining financial and railway budget for the first time since 1920 and budget post remonetization. Dr Mallikarjunappa called upon the student community to actively participate in the budget preparation by providing suggestions to the finance ministry through the online portal at least 3 months prior to budget presentation. Shri Allen Pereira in his opening statement provided an overview of world economy in view of the rising protectionism and de-globalization symbolized by recent US policies and BREXIT. Drawing from the economic survey, Mr Pereira provided an overview of Indian economy and termed the Budget 2017 as cautious, restrained and balanced, especially in response to the RBI bi-monthly policy statement. Considering the disruption of informal sector economy due to demonetization, Mr Pereira pointed to a lower growth in GDP. Explaining in detail the demonetization process, he pointed out that the governments expectations of a windfall gain was incorrect and any possible benefits was unclear. Mr Pereira also spoke of many issues including GST, digitization process, real estate pricing, retaining of repo rates by RBI, dwindling employment generation, influence of budget on banking sector, affordable housing policy, and budget influence on rural economy.

Mr Norbert Shenoy in his opening statement spoke of the Non-Performing Assets. Terming it as the elephant in the room, Mr Shenoy pointed out the presence of 6.75 Lakh Crores worth of NPAs which amounted to 4 to 5 percent of GDP and ~9 % of total lending by banks. Terming the overall Union Budget as good, he stated that the budget however failed in addressing the NPAs. Mr Shenoy cautioned against considering the response of the capital markets in rating the budget by claiming that the markets are generally agnostic to budget and hence the response does not reveal much. Calling the budget, a bits-and-pieces budget, Mr Shenoy, however mentioned that the pieces fell in place and praised the budget for leading financial consolidation.

Mr Henry C. F. Britto, himself an industrialist, offered a practical response to the budget from the viewpoint of Small and Medium Enterprises. Claiming that the SME industry has over the years developed systems to defeat the negative impact of budget, spoke about the disparity in treatment meted out to SMEs in relation to big corporations. Despite providing 40% employment 40% exports, and producing most economical products in the markets, Mr Britto stated that there was no level playing field when it comes to SMEs and suggested a separate SME bill. Mr Sumith Rao, also an industrialist, concurred with Mr Britto on the problems faced by SMEs and pointed out that in the budget 2017, the initiative to start 600 skill development centers was the only positive. Speaking about the existing discriminations based on caste and religion, Mr Rao called upon the students to be the change that they expect in the society.

The opening statements were then followed by discussions based on the queries raised by the audience and the session chair. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director – SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, Dr Vincent Crasta, Dean – Student Welfare and Alumni Affairs, were the other dignitaries present in the event. Dr Prakash Pinto – Dean of Business Administration was the Organizing Chair of the event. Mr Binu K.G, Associate Professor – Department of Mechanical Engineering and Media Coordinator of the Institution was the Organizing Secretary. Ms Pramila Rita D’Souza, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry compered the event. 

MBA IIIC: An Interaction with Mr Henry Brito

To strengthen the Industry Institute interaction, Dr Prakash Pinto - Dean, Department of Business Administration and Ms Shakila B Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration met Mr Henry Brito, President of The Kanara Small Industries' Association (KSIA), Mangaluru at his factory, Toyeez, Baikampady - Mangaluru on Saturday, 4th February 2017. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibilities of an MOU with KSIA.

The MOU with KSIA will inculcate corporate experience among students, providing real-time practice, industrial visits by the students, providing consultancy and testing services to solve industrial problems, organizing workshops with joint participation etc. This kind of associations will also help the students to carry out their internships at these organizations. Mr Henry Brito is a well-known toy manufacturer in coastal Karnataka for more than two decades. During the interaction, Mr Brito gave brief introduction of his business. He expressed his concerns towards government policies affecting the small industries and challenges faced by the entrepreneurs. Dr Prakash Pinto and Ms Shakila B conveyed the Institution’s willingness to contribute to the growth of the business and assured R&D activities on a continuous basis. Dr Pinto said such interactions will boost up the academic activities of the department and will help in mutual growth. Mr Brito also expressed his willingness to be associated with the institute. The interaction was ended by viewing toy manufacturing process at the factory.

IQAC: workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE

A Two-Day workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SJEC on 30-31 January 2017 at Spoorthi Seminar Hall in the 7th Floor of Academic Block III.


The workshop began with a brief inaugural ceremony. The Vice Principal and Chairperson of IQAC, Dr Rio D’Souza, welcomed the gathering. Further, he gave an overview of the workshop to all the participants. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal of SJEC spoke about the importance of quality assurance in engineering education. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director of SJEC in his presidential address expressed his concern on the quality of Engineering Education in general, and encouraged the participation of faculty to enhance the same. Dr Shreeranga Bhat, coordinator of the workshop proposed the vote of thanks, while Ms Ramya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering compered the ceremony.


A total of 50 delegates participated in this workshop.

 

The Workshop was spread over 8 sessions on the following topics.

1.     Overview OBE, Necessity for adaptation, Concepts of OBE

2.     PEOs, POs, PSOs, and Bloom’s taxonomy

3.     Curriculum Gap analysis, and Benchmarking the teaching learning practices.

4.     Writing Course Outcomes; Course Articulation Matrix; Considering taxonomies, Program articulation matrix; CO- PO mapping

5.     Learning styles and Designing activities for effective attainment of COs and POs

6.     Course Assessment, Programme Assessment and attainment

7.     Overview of NBA-OBE requirements

8.     Continuous improvement by Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

MBA - IIIC: An Interaction with Sri Sudheer Nayak, President of DSIA-Udupi

Dakshina Kannada district has a prominent presence of Industries related to tile, beedi, cashew kernel, coconut oil, food and beverages, and manufacturing activities like rubber/plastic goods, wooden products etc.  Dr Prakash Pinto – Dean of Department of Business Administration and Mr Vinish P, Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration visited Mr Sudheer Nayak, President of District Small Industries Association - Udupi on 19th January 2017 at his factory Sri Vinayaka Cashew Exports.

The visit was intended to strengthen the Industry-Institute interaction through MoU. The agreement will foster consultation services, organising soft skill training workshops for Industry staff and vice-versa, making use of domain expertise and experience of both Industry and academic personnel. The MoU will also facilitate the management students to carry out their internship at these organisations. The Discussion lasted about one hour where in Mr Sudheer Nayak spoke about wide range of issues in small industries and employability of today’s graduates. He shared his experience on Cashew business in India and the challenges encountered by the employers in smooth conduct of day-to-day operations. He also discussed about Labour welfare practices and managing key customers at SSIs. Dr. Prakash Pinto conveyed the Institution’s willingness to contribute to the growth of the business and assured R&D activities on a continuous basis. He said such interactions will synergise academic activities of the department and will help in mutual growth. He also expressed the interest to sign a MoU with DSIA, Udupi and welcomed all the office bearers to the Institution for a formal interaction. The interaction was followed by a factory tour where the cashew processing, grading and packing was explained.

MBA: Capacity Building Programme on Google Suite for Education

The Department of Business Administration at SJEC organised a one-day Capacity Building Programme on Google Suite for Education ​ - ‘A solution built for Teachers and students by Google’ on 12th January 2017. The CBP was intended to develop knowledge of collaborative learning on a cloud based platform. The participants included Ex-Principals, HODs, Senior Professors, Research Scholars and other faculty members serving in Engineering, Commerce and Management streams from in around Mangalore City.  

Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-Department of Business Administration of SJEC and FDP-Chair welcomed the august gathering and thanked the participants and Heads of various institutions for their wholehearted support and interest shown in various workshops conducted by the Department. He also introduced the Resource Person Mr Ragesh Raju, Assistant Professor, Department of Master of Computer Applications and mentioned about Google certification for Educators. The session began with a peep into emerging information technology and Google’s educational social responsibility through G-suite.

Mr Ragesh Raju highlighted the importance of G-suite over Microsoft office products and importance of cloud storage in today’s context. The hands on lab session enabled the faculty members to become more familiar with Google products like Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Sites, Drive and Forms. The sessions were occupied with lively interaction from the participants.

he programme was concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr. Vinish P, Assistant Professor and Organising Secretary, Department of Management Studies. As a token of gratitude Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean - Department of Business Administration presented a memento to Mr. Ragesh Raju. The workshop has created a sense of realisation among the faculty members and they have expressed their willingness to support such initiatives in the future.

MBA: Workshop on Case Developing and Publishing

The Department of Business Administration organized a one-day workshop on CASE DEVELOPING AND PUBLISHING on 10th January 2017. Dr Rajasekharan Pillai, Professor, School of Management, Manipal University was the resource person for the workshop.

Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean –MBA welcomed the gathering. Dr Pillai delved on the nuances of developing a case and a research paper. He related his experience of formulating a case, case structuring and techniques of answering reviewer’s queries for publication.
Post lunch session, Dr Pillai gave hands on experience of writing a case followed by presentation by the participants.

Dr Pillai also reviewed few case write-ups and shared his thoughts about the same.
Ms Babitha Rohit, Assistant Professor proposed the vote of thanks. Over 40 Commerce and Management Faculty members from various undergraduate and Post Graduate Colleges attended the workshop.

MBA: Career opportunities for MBA Students in Project Management

The Department of Business Administration at SJEC organised a session on Career opportunities for MBA students in the field of Project management on 24th October 2016 at 3:45 pm. The session was handled by a team of executives, Mr Akash Shetty and Mr Bharath K from Synergy School of Business Skills, a division of CADD centre and authorised training partner of Primavera.

The focal point of the session was the role of project management and the use of Oracle Primavera software to manage various phases in Capital projects in asset intensive industries, Software and Systems development, Six Sigma and Lean process improvement, Sophisticated Manufacturing, and New product development. He also cited the role of Project management professionals in attaining operational excellence in projects implemented in India and abroad.

In addition, Mr Akash presented a case of major operational failure due to lack of sufficient planning, people management skills, and improper utilization of resources and underlined the importance of project management.

Mr Akash highlighted the importance of Primavera training for MBA Graduates for better career prospects and opportunities for career advancement. He said industries are on the lookout for employing certified professionals to coordinate and monitor projects from initiation through delivery and closeout using Primavera.

The session witnessed active participation from all corners of the audience and concluded on a positive note. 

MBA: Talk on HR Philosophies and Practices in IT Sector

Dr Subraya Pai, Senior Unit Manager, Infosys Ltd. - Bengaluru delivered a talk on HR Philosophies and Practices in IT Sector to the students of Department of Business Administration on 14 October, 2016 at Bethania Hall. The talk was organized by the Department as part of the Industry Academia Interface.

Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean of Department of Business Administration at SJEC introduced and welcomed the speaker to the gathering. Dr Subraya Pai began his talk on the role of top management in envisioning the future of the organization and transforming the work culture in order to achieve the set goals. He explained the concept of Design thinking and its importance in delivering superior customer value. He also stressed the role of HR as a mediator between the Management and Employees and the challenges to be tackled in the organization.

He also advised the students to pursue MBA from a holistic view in order to confront various HR issues from diverse perspectives and build a promising career. Dr Pai also gave an insight into the best retention practices in IT industry and opportunities available for the performing employees. He also insisted on work-life balance and its importance in performance management and employee motivational programs.

He concluded the talk by reminding the students to keep themselves updated with the latest business affairs and focus on strong communication skills. Students clarified their doubts regarding the career opportunities in IT industry which was followed by vote of thanks by Ms Pooja Bhat K. of final year MBA.

MBA: Rendition 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Finance Specialisation

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

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

Human Resource Specialisation

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

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

Marketing Specialisation

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

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

Productive Dialogue

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

 

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

 

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

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

Inaugural of Classes for PG Courses 2016 - 2017

The Departments of MBA, MCA & M.Tech., (CSE, ECE, & EEE) of St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru jointly organized the Inaugural of Classes for PG Courses for
the academic year 2016-17, on 17th September, 2016 at 9:15 am in the Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block-III.

The Chief Guest for the Inaugural was Prof Edmund Frank, Dean-PGDBM at St Aloysius College (Autonomous) - Mangaluru. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, who presided over the ceremony, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA at SJEC, and Ms Anushree Raj, I/C HOD-MCA at SJEC.

The programme began with the invocation of the divine which was led by the II year MBA students. The gathering was then welcomed by Dr Prakash Pinto, who also introduced the Chief Guest. The PG Courses, namely: MBA, MCA, M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, M.Tech in Digital Electrical and Communication, & M.Tech in Power Electronics were then inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries.

The inaugural function also witnessed the felicitation of noteworthy performers at the UG level by the Chief Guest.

Ms Varsha Baliga B (II MBA) and Ms Namitha J (III MCA) were then called upon to share their experiences at SJEC.

The Chief Guest of the day, Prof Edmund Frank, spoke about the history of the institute and urged the students to make studies as their top priority in addition to all the extracurricular activities. He also called upon the students to be good managers and stressed on the management aspect of studies. He concluded by wishing all the students the very best in all their future endeavors.

The Principal Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein, he spoke about the leadership qualities to be inculcated among the PG students and urged them to acquire knowledge beyond the curriculum. The Chief Guest was then honored by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo by handing over a memento as a token of gratitude. 

Inauguration of GENESIS 2016-17

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

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

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

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

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

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

MBA: Special Lecture Series - Insurance sector in India and Career opportunities

A special lecture on Insurance sector in India and Career opportunities was organised by the Department of Business Administration at SJEC for its 3rd Semester MBA students on 17th August 2016 at 3.30 pm in MBA lab. The speaker for the session was Mr Hilary Donald Souza who is working as Sr Training Manager at Birla Sunlife Insurance, M.G Road Mangaluru.

Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean of Department of Business Administration at SJEC, introduced the speaker to the gathering and briefed about special lecture series conducted by the Department from time to time to enrich the knowledge of the students.

The first half of the talk was basically an outlook on Insurance Industry in India and IRDA regulations governing the insurance companies. He also highlighted the presence and growth of private players in Indian market and Government initiatives in ensuring social security.

The second half of the presentation concentrated on skill sets required for the job aspirants to join Insurance Industry wherein, he mentioned about various job opportunities and certifications required to apply for the suitable post. He also discussed the career opportunities in international markets and shared his experience as an insurance professional.

He has concluded his presentation by assuring all the students the necessary support needed to pursue the career in insurance sector. The presentation was fruitful and students had a good learning session.

MBA: Outbound Training at Pegasus Institute of Excellence

The III Semester MBA students, numbering 52, accompanied by the faculty members, Ms Babitha Rohith and Mr Vinish P visited the Pegasus Institute for Excellence Campus in Doddaballapura for three-days Outbound Training from 27-29 July, 2016.

The lush green campus is located about 20 kms interior from Doddaballapura and has all the facilities required for a comfortable stay. The Institute has exhibited high degree of hospitality, which was very welcoming and made the stay pleasant for all. The objective of the visit was to develop skills necessary for corporate life and prepare oneself to be job ready. The training composed of activities based on self development, team building, multi tasking, time & stress management, strategic thinking & leadership.

The training was coordinated by the faculty members of the Institute. The trainers were backed by support staff, who which were very courteous and helpful during the stay. Each training session comprised of activities and discussions on management lessons to be learned. The students were actively involved throughout the training session and displayed professionalism and team spirit.

The training was concluded with a short valedictory function, where students expressed their gratitude to the trainers and the support staff. 

MBA: Faculty Development Programme on Case Method of Teaching & Case Writing

A One day Faculty Development Programme on Case Method of Teaching & Case Writing was organized by the Department of Business Administration on Tuesday, 12th July 2016. The resource persons were Professor B.V. Raghunandan, Retired Professor of Commerce, SVS College, Bantwal and Dr K. Rajasekharan Pillai, Professor, School of Management, Manipal University.

The morning session was handled by Professor B.V. Raghunandan on Case Method of Teaching, which is very necessary in class room teaching. The resource person enlightened the participants on various issues which can be brought up as a Case and can be discussed in the classrooms. He focused on related topics likes ‘How to present a case study’, ‘How to form groups for analyzing a case’, ‘Problems to be tackled while analyzing a case’, etc.  His presentation was very extensive and informative to the audience.

The afternoon session was handled by Dr K. Rajasekharan Pillai, on Case Writing and demonstrated various cases from different journals including Harvard cases. The resource person spoke on the matters relating to the ‘contents of a case study’, ‘teaching notes’, writing skills and the perseverance required for the author while writing a case study. Participants had many queries to which he responded appropriately.

Faculty members from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi District and Bengaluru colleges participated in the programme. In total there were 45 faculty participants. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA & FDP-Chair welcomed the gathering and Assistant Professor & organizing Secretary K. Manjula proposed the vote of thanks.

MBA: Industry-Academia Training Program on Reinvent and Transform

An industry-academia training program was organized by the Department of Business Administration on 22nd of April, 2016 on the topic “Reinvent and Transform”.  The resource person for the session was Mr. Ronald Mendonca, Principal Consultant and Coach at Smart Solutions, Mangalore. He was introduced by Dr Felcy D’Souza, Chief Librarian, SJEC

In the year 2003 Mr. Ronald ventured into training and consulting activities under the name Smart Solutions. He has experience of more than a decade and conducted training program for entrepreneurs, executives, professionals and students on People management, communication skills, customer service management and also on topic such as campus to corporate.

Mr. Ronald started his training session by telling about Smart Solutions and his works in different fields. He spoke about innovation in industries and skills that companies require. He asked questions to test the knowledge of the students by some probing questions and gave many important tips which the students can apply in their day to day life. Through an activity he taught the students the importance of networking in day to day life. He also conducted small activity with 6 students in which he asked them about their future and tips which they can give to their friends.

He gave information regarding some of the bank examinations and also gave insight about how to reinvent ourselves and gave important tips regarding this.  The students from I year and II year MBA and faculty members from the Department of Business Administration were present for this training program and vote of thanks was proposed by Diana Mathias, student of I year MBA.

MBA: Inauguration of Zephyr 2016

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

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

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

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

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

MBA: Industrial Visit to MCF

An industrial visit was organized for II Year MBA students to MCF, Panambur on 10th March, 2016. Mr Rajnikanth, L&D Trainer at MCF, addressed the gathering. He spoke about the safety procedures and the products developed at MCF. MCF produces products like Mangala Urea, Mangala DAP, Mangala 20:20:00:13, Mangala MOP, Mangala 10:26:26, Mangala 17:17:17, Mangala Single Superphosphate, Ammonium Bi Carbonate, Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde Liquid, Sulphuric Acid etc. A film on public awareness was later shown. Mention was made of the Health and Safety Management System Certification. The company has obtained Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 as a part of its commitment to continual improvement. MCF has also obtained ISO 22000 - Food safety management for their ABC food products which are supplied to the biscuit companies. Year 2014 onwards MCF also transfer their excess electricity power generated to the electricity supply board.  MCF also conduct public awareness program about safety.

The next session was conducted by senior HR manager Mr Suresh. Firstly, he explained about the main functions of Human Resource Management that is: decision making, problem solving, negotiation, time management, and explained those HR functions in brief. Secondly, he spoke on the pay structure that is: basic, conveyance, performance evaluation pay, gratuity, special allowance, ESI, medical allowance, HRA, etc. Thirdly, he explained how the MCF employees are evaluated by using ranks. The session concluded at 12.30 PM. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Anjali Ganesh, Professor from Department of Business Administration at SJEC. 


MBA: Guest Lecture by Ms Komal Prabhu

An industry-academia guest lecture was organized by the Department of Business Administration on the "Challenges and opportunities in the Hospitality Industry" on 3rd March, 2016 at 3:00 pm. Ms Komal Prabhu, owner of Maharaja group of hotels, and a well known woman entrepreneur of Mangaluru, was the resource person for the session.

The resource person, being a humble person by nature, owes all credit to her husband for introducing her to the business industry. From Srinivas group of hotels to the famous Maharaja group, she mentioned the ups and downs she had to face, being new to business. Nevertheless, she conveyed what it meant to be an entrepreneur and stressed on dreams, confidence and achievement as the key principles of her success. No business is easy and hospitality too had its share of difficulties but her motherly love and understanding towards the needs of her staff and customers is what allowed her to emerge victorious in this competitive world. She emphasized on the fact that respect towards others and trust over your employees is necessary to survive in the hospitality industry.

She encouraged the budding post graduates to be entrepreneurs and pursue their dreams as there are a lot of opportunities in business and the ability to sustain oneself is what will let one touch the pinnacle of success. The ability to take proper decisions, proper guidance, patient listening and avoiding impulsive actions are the mantras to sustain oneself, as she believes it to be. And God, above all, is a vital support system for any individual.

She concluded with some amount of good advice on how should dreams be pursued and how it helped her to transform from a homemaker to an entrepreneur. The lecture wound up by 4 pm with the vote of thanks being delivered by Ms Pallavi Shetty, 2nd MBA. 

Inauguration of Yuvalakshya 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rendition 2014: Inauguration

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rendition 2014: Valedictory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificates of Excellence for Paper Presentation were awarded to:

Finance

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

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

Human Resource

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

II Place: Ms Deepika Bolar, University College, Mangalore

Marketing

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

II Place: Ms Roshna S, Christ University, Bangalore

Certificates of Excellence for Productive Dialogue were awarded to:

Winner: University College, Mangalore

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

Genesis: Guest Lecture on Career Opportunities in the Insurance Sector

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

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

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

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

Inauguration: Classes for First Year MBA & MCA 2014-15

The new batch of students for the MBA and MCA program, for the academic year 2014-15 was inaugurated on August 18th 2014, at 10 am, in the Seminar Hall of Academic Block III.

The function was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr Jayaprakash Alva, Dean and Professor of Medicine, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore. Asst Director Rev Fr Rohith D’Costa, Principal Dr Joseph Gonsalvis and Vice Principal Dr Rio D’souza were the Guests of Honour, and Rev Fr Ajith Menezes, Director In-charge, presided over the function. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA; Ms Anushree Raj, HOD in-charge, MCA; and Ms Shakila B, Convener, were also on the dais.

Dr Jayaprakash Alva, in his inaugural address, remarked that the present generation has ample opportunities in every sphere of life and they should make the best use of it. He emphasized the importance of the art of communication in all disciplines.  He advised the young students to undertake research in their area of specialization and also make effective use of the available resources.  Dr Alva asserted that character is important for a person above all other virtues.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis greeted the new entrants and wished them great success in pursuing the Masters Program at SJEC.

Rev Fr Ajith Menezes appreciated the students for deciding to choose SJEC for their post graduate studies. He advised them to create a win-win situation and achieve their goals.

The SJEC MBA Choir presented the invocation.  Ms Shakila B, Asst Professor MBA, welcomed the gathering.  Ms Sowjanya Kamath, Asst Professor MCA, proposed the vote of thanks.  Ms Lorraine Rosario, Asst Professor MBA compered the inaugural session.

Orientation: I Year MBA

The MBA Department conducted a comprehensive Orientation Program for the students of the I Semester from 18 – 20 August 2014.In all seven sessions were conducted by faculty members to provide students with an overview of the program and the involvement required to complete the program successfully, as also, the commitment and responsibility expected from the students at the post graduate level.

  • Individual and Group Dynamics: Ms Sukanya Rao

Students were encouraged to use - I can’t funeral activity – adapted from Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, to get rid of a negative attitude. Pictorial Communication, a group activity, encouraged members to participate as a team.Goal Setting & Strategies, was devoted to preparing a personal development plan outlining vision, mission and priorities.

 

  • Regulations governing MBA program under VTU: Ms Babitha Rohit

Students were given detailed information regarding attendance requirement, internal assessment and eligibility for passing, evaluation criteria for theory exams, internships and award of class/distinction by VTU.

 

  • Motivational and Leadership Dynamics: Fr Pradeep Sequeira

After an ice-breaking activity the importance of interpersonal relationships was explained using the concept of Johari Window. Case studies were presented to evaluate the difference in ethical and unethical behavior. Wilfredo Pareto’s 80:20 principle was also introduced as a means to achieve success in life. The session ended with an overview of – important and urgent tasks to be accomplished.

 

  • Positive Attitude: Dr Anjali Ganesh

This session deliberated on the important aspects of positive thinking and perseverance and demonstrated the importance of sharing knowledge and learning from each other. A video on – Commitment to a Cause – was screened and students were asked to identify core learning concepts from the presentation.

 

  • Revised MBA Curriculum and Dual Specialization: Ms Shakila B

Students were introduced to the revised curriculum. They were also briefed about the importance of dual specialization and the guidelines relating to the same.

 

  • Vision, Mission & Motto of SJEC / Department of MBA: Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA

Students were introduced to the ideals of the institution and the Management of SJEC. The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) and Program Outcomes (PO) were explained along with the attributes of graduate study in the Department of Business Administration. Faculty profiles and areas of specialization were also highlighted. VTU research facilities provided by the college and various activities of the department were also displayed.

 

 

  • Library Orientation: Dr Felcy D’Souza, Librarian, Central Library

Various resources both, print and online, as well as NPTEL programs, were presented and demonstrated. Institutional library access with NITK Surathkal library was also explained. Information on library membership and rules were also provided.

As part of the orientation program, Director, Rev Fr Ajith Menezes; Principal, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis; and Vice Principal, Dr Rio D’Souza interacted with the first year MBA students.

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”.