CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) in collaboration with Rotary Club of Platinum City and Karunashraya Bangalore Hospice Trust conducted a “Cancer Awareness & Hair Donation Drive” on February 27, 2021.
The event on Cancer Awareness & Hair Donation Drive was an attempt to inculcate a sense of gratitude, sensitivity, and empathy amongst the students. The stigma around having cancer prevents people from seeking the help they require, causing their illness to progress to more severe stages. This event was a sincere effort to open a dialogue about cancer and its many facets: from early screening to the prevention of cancer and how as a society we can act as a catalyst to make the patients feel more comfortable.
The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Suresh Ramu, Co-founder, and CEO of CyteCare Super Specialty Cancer Hospitals, Bangalore. He enlightened the audience with information on cancer such as types of cancers, reasons for developing cancers, treatment details of cancers, and prophylactic measures, etc.
Besides the awareness campaign, a hair donation drive to support the needs of cancer warriors was also conducted, especially to understand the ache women and children feel who lost their hair to this illness. There were 12 donors including faculty members who contributed to the hair donation drive and strictly maintained the protocol of social distancing to conduct the objectives of the event.
The event was highly successful it motivated the spirit of life within us and also taught about the courage, and determination one needs to fight this battle against cancer.
CMS B School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organized an online training program on “How to Retrieve Case Studies from E-Journals” Subscribed by CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)” on January 27,2021.
The most fundamental component of management education is to develop and foster the students' skills to analytically evaluate information. The prime objective of an MBA course is not only to train the students in management but also to prepare them to administer key positions with appropriate skills that can help them in their workplace.
The key speaker for the event was Mr. Prithviraj, Librarian, CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). He enlightened the participants on how using a case study from the present industrial scenario would be of immense relevance and importance in the context of functioning as a standpoint for envisaging different situations and learning by practicing.
While the recommended course material assists the student in gaining more knowledge, case studies facilitate in developing business wit and wisdom. Analyzing case studies provide ample scope for the application of information for example business cases direct the minds of the students in a particular situation and enable them to nurture the art of making astute decisions.
It was a great learning experience for the students who responded with positive feedback as they were elated to learn about the various aspects of case studies, build analytical skills and gain conceptual understanding. The training program not only enhanced rigorous thinking but enabled me to constructively approach any challenge.
CMS B School, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organized an online training program on the Capitaline database for the faculty members of the Finance Department on January 13, 2021.
Mr. Prithviraj, Librarian CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) introduced the speaker Mr. Gurumurthy while also briefing how the online database can be a handful for the faculty members and students to publish research articles, and projects.
Mr. Gurumurthy, Senior customer Support - Capital Market publishers (I) Pvt. Ltd. the key speaker for the event gave an insightful learning experience to the participants about searching and retrieving authentic data on the finance of any company, sector, or product.
The online training program also had a hands-on practice session, where Mr. Gurumurthy trained the faculty members on how to shortlist companies based on different criteria like share price, performance, profit, products that can be used for comparative analysis, sector-wise comparison and ratio analysis, to evaluate a company’s growth, etc.
It was an immensely helpful program that enabled the faculties to become aware of the various aspects of the financial database, to learn retrieving financial information such as P&L, balance sheet, cash flow, consolidated financial data, segment data, forex data, R&D data, and also helped the faculties to guide the students effectively for assignments/Organization Study / Internship Projects, etc.
The Session ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Preetha Chandran, Associate Professor and Area Chair – Finance.
CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) conducted “Coffee Par Charcha with Ms. Garima Pandey Kalia February 17, 2021
The Coffee Par Charcha series is an initiative by CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), it is a program that follows a tete-a-tete approach giving the students an opportunity to directly interact, question and interview Industry Experts.
Coffee Par Charcha with Ms. Garima Pandey Kalia educated the students about how marketing is so simple yet so complicated in the modern era. The Guest Speaker busted some myths about changes and brand management through her vast experience as an Entrepreneur and Brand Management Consultant. Ms. Garima's enamouring answers were applauded by all those who were present online and offline. The Anchor for the event Abhishek Vasist did a fabulous job of keeping the discussion alive with his lively spirit and interesting questions.
CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) launched the second season of the interactive series Coffee par Charcha on January 18, 2021. This unique forum provides aspiring managers an opportunity to interact with industry stalwarts and be future-ready.
Hosted via virtual mode, the first session was conducted by Ms. Deepti Gupta - Vice President- Global Finance Assurance, HSBC was the guest for the session. Ms.Gupta is a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified General Management Accountant (CGMA) with experience of over 16 years in Internal Controls; Audits, Risk Assessment & Management, Process Improvements; Reengineering, Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) across diverse industry segments such as Banking, Foods & Beverages, FMCG, Retail, IT/ITES, KPO/BPO, Automotive, Pharma, etc. She has served in the capacity of consultant as well as a subject-matter expert, across a wide range of processes. Having worked in places like PwC, Evalueserve, EXL, Bharti Group, PepsiCo, and currently with HSBC in leadership roles. She is also a mentor to IIT women Ph.D. scholars, blind students from Blind Relief Association of India (BRAD), and to several other youngsters within and outside her organization.
Here are someexcerpts from the session:
Student Question: What are the factors that should be considered by MBA students while choosing a career in the finance domain – especially since there are so many options in different domains of finance?
Deepti: The first that should be considered is where does your interest lie? If you are just being a part of the process because of herd mentality and say that I should do this because everyone is doing it, that is not going to help you. Follow your heart and follow your interest and where you think you are capable.
Student Question: Risk Management and Internal Control has been an integral part of your profile. Can you advise us on the skills that we should develop to work in that domain?
Deepti: Risk management as a domain has many sub-domains (e.g. Insurance sector has a separate set of certifications). Thus certificates are to be sought for different domains differently. However, the more important thing for building a career in Risk Management is to have a ‘risk bent of mind’ where you can identify real and potential risks. This skill is more important to succeed in this domain than mere certifications’
Major takeawaysfrom the Coffee Par Charcha:
The 90-minute discussion was packed with takeaways – ranging from adapting to the corporate culture to the emerging opportunities in the Finance Area. Some of the key takeaways from the session:
Be prepared with your subject matter, so that you can showcase yourself whenever the opportunity arises (which may come when you are least expecting it)
Choose your career based on what interests you, and not based on what will give you a higher starting package.
Analyze your strengths to see where you are capable. Do not follow the herd mentality in the choice of career.
The area of finance is undergoing lots of exciting changes. Ensure that you remain well informed on the trends and update your skill sets to match the emerging domains.
The online session was an instant hit with the students as they actively participated and engaged in the conversation with the speaker.
Keep watching this space for more interesting webinars from the Coffee Pe Charcha series.