CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and UDIS Forum, Coimbatore in partnership with CBM organized a program on “Marga Schulze Scholarship Distribution for Girls with Visual Impairment in Karnataka State” on 17 December 2018.
Thirty one, visually impaired girls of Karnataka hailing from Bengaluru, Tumkur, Mysore, Chikmagalur, Belgaum, Haveri, Bellary, Dharwad, Gadag and Hullahalli were identified by heads of Government Colleges in Karnataka and were awarded with Rs.12,000/- each. The criteria for selection were based on the marks scored in the examinations appeared for the course of study. Students scoring an average of 75% marks and more were selected.
Amongst the recipients of scholarship 3 students from Government P.U. College Ms. Karishma R, Ms. Sharanamma S and Ms. Renuka S, were selected based on a computer software application test to win the latest model of laptop computers to aid in their studies.
The program was welcomed by Dr.T.R.Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) who said, “We see light from our eyes but I feel that real light in life is seen from our heart.” He also stated that Jain will always support to educate the socially challenged young students.
Dr.Ismath Afshan, Professor, Department of Sericulture and Life Science and Director, Braille Research Centre, mentioned that the number of books available for visually impaired students to access free are increasing.
Ms.Rajani Gopalakrishna, Senior Manager, Finance, Legal and Administration, CBM India Trust stated, “Visually impaired girls must prove to be more independent and use computer software to be at par with the normal students. Many visually impaired students across India have proven to be successful in society by gaining employment in the corporate sector and leading a career.”
Ms. Ramyashree H Ramaprsad, HR manager, Tata Consultancy Services who heads CSR programs mentioned that there is good demand for visual impaired girls in the Information Technology sector but all must learn to converse in English and operate computer software. She urged the young girls to become graduates and opt for any job offered by the corporate. She promised students to be trained under TCS-Maitree ACTC (Advanced Computer Training Centre) 40 days duration course with state-of-the-art lab for the visually impaired after their graduation.
Prof. R.Srinivasam, Rtd. Professor, ARVIC, Founder and Trustee, UDIS Forum said, girls must undertake skill based programs to be independent in their earnings. The UDIS has over 300 blind students who have applied for scholarships in 2018.He advised more students to apply for the Marga Schulze scholarship every year and compete.
Dr.Hans Eugen Schulze (visually impaired), a retired judge of the Federal courts of Germany has been distributing the scholarship in Africa and Asia for girls. All India Confederation of the Blind in Delhi for the northern states and the UDIS Forum in Coimbatore for the southern states are the 2 CBM partners who are implementing the scheme. The scheme provides a merit scholarship of Rs.12,000/- for undergraduates and B.Ed. courses, and Rs.18,000/- for Post-Graduation course. From 2007, about 1,200 girls with visual impairment are benefited in southern states and Maharashtra.
Creative genius Mr. Prahlad Kakkar - Advertising Guru, Chairman and Founder (Prahlad Kakkar School of Branding and Entrepreneurship) inspired our MBA students by his words during session on "Personal Branding" held at CMS Business School on 15 September 2018.
He emphasized on how to create own personal branding and how to get noticed and set yourself different from the crowd. He explained that owning a job and doing a job are two different things. If you own your job, you become possessive about it and do it without fear. Also, he played all his created and favorite advertisement; each giving a lesson and the effort that goes behind each advertisement.
CMS Business School heartily thank Ad Guru Prahlad Kakkar for visiting the campus and enriching lives of the students with inspiring words.
CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be-University) organized a Movie Screening and Panel Discussion on 20 September 2018.
September is recognized as the month of Suicide prevention awareness all over the world. The event along with the panel discussion was organized to spread the awareness among the students in CMS Business School. The program also celebrated the decriminalization of section 377 in India, a great recognition for the LGBT community who can now lead a respectful and normal life. More than 100 students from first-year MBA attend the event.
The event started with a brief topic followed by a movie screening. The movie selected was “A Single Man”, based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood. Most of the action takes place over the course of a single day in Los Angeles in the early '60s when being gay was socially disapproved. The film emphasizes over the issue of discrimination. It is apparent that George and Jim had a very real and loving relationship no matter what 1960s America thought. Their love story is contrasted to the next-door neighbors. The movie ends with the protagonist changing his mind about suicide and declaring to have found the reason to live but eventually suffering a heart attack which takes his life.
List of Panelists
1. Dr. Uma Warrier, Chief Counselor
2. Mrs. Supriya Christopher, Counselor
3. Mr. Sushanth Podival, Alumni
4. Mr.Ajaath Kankar, Student
5. Ms.Neha Menon, Student
6. Ms. Pallavi, Moderator for the panel
The panelists were of the opinion that the decriminalization in India was a milestone to mark in the history and that can help people have more meaningful and better relationship. Talking about the suicide awareness, they said that taking help and talking about it to others might help the sufferer come out of pain and survive suicide rather dwell about the happenings. Questions from the audience were received and answered effectively by the panelists regarding the impact of these ideas on the future generation.
CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be-University) organized a Faculty Corporate Meet on 7 September 2018.
The objective of this event was to empower the faculty members with the recent trends in the industry and reinvent learning strategies to make the student's talent future-ready and industry-ready. The speakers from different sectors were invited to speak on various topics in Marketing, Finance, HR, General Management domain. More than 35 faculty members attended the session.
The speakers of the session were
Mr. Amarpal Chadda-People Advisory Service, EY
Mr. Surya Prakash Mohapatra-Global Head talent transformation, Wipro Digital Operations and Platforms and the member of Leaders Excellence Harvard Square
Capt. Shantanu -leadership Development and digital Learning strategy from Cargill Inc.
Mr. Arun Kumar-Global Head retail innovation and consulting at Wipro Technologies
Mr. Saurabh Narain-Senior Director and Head- Marketing communications, Biocon
Ms. Bindu Menon-Associate Director, IDFC Asset Management Company Limited
Mr. Rahul Saria-Director and Head of Finance at RentoMojo
Mr. Padmanaban-country Head Finance and operations, Intuit Technologies
Mr. Tilak Banerjee -Senior Director and Mr. Gurunandan- Director and VP, Content Business Service
Mr. Raja Peter-Partner, Mofam Media advisory Service Company
Mr. Pradip-Business consultant
The Faculty Corporate Meet brought together the best minds from both the industry and academics and tried to bridge current thought and perspective in management and its practical application. The faculty members gained valuable insights on creating value in their particular sectors and how they could deliver this value to the larger community of users in better and superior way. It was very productive and ended on a positive note with all participants expressing their satisfaction with the arrangements and quality discussions.
CMS Business School, Jain University had contributed to the Kerala flood relief operations by taking active participation in the flood relief drive. A group of ten MBA students from Kerala volunteered to take up the initiative under the guidance of Vishwas and Students council of CMS Business School. Communication was sent to students and staff about the objective of the drive and forms in which contributions are accepted. List of items required was procured live from relief camps in Kerala so as to ensure the provision of needed items to be supplied. Students and staff together collected clothes, medicines, food, drinking water, chlorine tablets and concentrate in ten cartons and were sent to relief camps through trucks and buses plying to Kerala. The flood relief items reached the camps of Chengannur and Kuttanad, which are some of the worst affected areas of the flood.
CMS Business School, Jain University had organized an annual In-house Management fest 'Parichay-2018' on 10, 11 and 13 August 2018 with the theme “APEIRON” Soar to Infinity.
Parichay is an event where the seniors acquaint themselves with the junior batch of students by engaging them in management activities such as Best Manager, Best Entrepreneur, and Business Quiz besides testing their talent in the functional areas of Marketing, Finance, and HR. The cultural event “CMS got Talent” showcases their talent in singing, dancing, both group and solo, theatre, mimicry, magic etc.
A maximum number of students participated from batch 2018-20 in the various events. They exhibited exemplary performance and team spirit in each of the events and raised the bar of performance for the coming years.