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Workshop on Film Making During Pandemic Situation

The Department of Data Science the and Department of Media Studies, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru in technical association with Computer Society of India (CSI) organised a one-day workshop on 'Mobile Filmmaking During Pandemic Situation'. The workshop took place on December 18th, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via the Cisco WebEx platform. Around 150 participants from different schools and colleges participated in the workshop. The event began with Mr Nihal Thapa, the student coordinator, who welcomed all the participants and gave general instructions on attending the workshop. Dr Samiksha Shukla, head of the Data Science Department, Christ (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus, addressed the gathering. This was followed by an inaugural address by Dr Jossy P George, Director and Dean of Christ (Deemed to be University), Lavasa, Pune Campus.  The first half of the session was conducted by our guest speaker, Dr Kannan S, who discussed the importance of Fi

Power of Positive Mind - S B Patil Institute of Management

"Things have a way of working themselves out if we just remain positive." – Lou Holtz The past year and a half have been a rough time for everyone, with a simple airborne contagion disrupting everyday life as we know it. While the novel coronavirus's disruptive effect has been highly homogenous in its heterogeneity, it can perhaps be safely said that no one has been spared of its cruel touch. Students have been one of the worst-affected sections of society, and their physical and mental health has been taken for a terrible spin. The disruption of society's functioning concerning education has been absolute. Against such a sullen backdrop, it is straightforward to give in to despair and to fall prey to the misfortunes of a troubled psyche. Positivity as a resource has become scarce, perhaps too much so. While humankind begins to fight back and limp back onto its feet, it still has a long way to go. With that said, however, it is easy to see why Positivity is the need o

Workshop on Careers in Teaching/Research/JRF UGC NET/SET

  A workshop on Careers in Teaching/Research/JRF UGC NET/SET was organised by the Department of MBA on 8th December from 4-5pm. A total of 27 Masters level students participated in the event including students from second year Marketing Specialisation and Data Science.  The resource speaker was Prof. Stanny Dias.  The workshop was divided into 3 components where the speaker first spoke about careers in teaching and research. Details on research fellowship and stipend if they opt for full time PhD was shared with the students. The next component was about what UGC NET is and its details in terms of eligibility and exam pattern. Clear understanding between UGC NET assistant professor and JRF was made known to the students. Tips regarding clearing competitive exams were shared including preparation for Paper I and Paper II. The third component was questions and answers and there were multiple queries from both marketing and economics students regarding various aspects.

Valedictory Function - Hackathon 2020

The valedictory ceremony for Hackathon 2020 was conducted by the Department of Data Science in collaboration with Qubit.AI on December 10th from 12:15 to 1:30 PM. The event began with a welcome address by Dr. Samiksha Shukla, Head of the Department of Data Science. The Director, faculty members, The chief guest and all the students were cordially welcomed to the event. She emphasized the importance of the event and congratulated all the students who tried and gave their 100%. She also mentioned that the participation and enthusiasm was amazing. Fr. Dr. Jossy P George delivered an inaugural talk mentioning that Hackathons always give an opportunity for the students to get a feel of the industry. He also congratulated the department for successfully completing the event and ended his talk with the note ‘Dear Christites march on’. Mr. Naveen Kolli, Vice president, Business Development, Quibit.AI, gave his felicitations. He welcomed all students to continue working on the DLTK platform. He

Christmas Message from the Director

Season’s greetings to all! Christmas is upon us, and soon, so will the New Year. This goes without saying, but the year 2020 has left a devastating impact on the lives of so many of us. With the pandemic situation, few of us have been fortunate enough to be well and in good health, while others have not. It has been a task to hold classes online, both for the students and teachers, and work our way through the situation to the best of our abilities. Many of our first-year students are yet to even see the beautiful place and campus that they are a part of. But in spite of all these hardships that we’ve had to face, it is indeed remarkable that we have fought against all adversities with undefeated enthusiasm and hard work. That being said I think it’s important to realize and be grateful for the blessings of the past year. In the midst of the current virtual mode of education, we managed to come as one and celebrate togetherness and joy through events like Darpan, Cul-Rah and various ot

Human Rights Day - Virtual Colloquium with Dr. Meeran Borwankar

  The Human Rights Law Committee of the Student Bar Association of the School of Law, (Christ Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus celebrated the Human Rights Day on December 10, 2020 wherein a Virtual Colloquium was conducted. The chief guest of the day was Dr. Meeran Borwankar IPS (Retd), who addressed the students and faculty on the topic, 'Police and Human Rights - The Indian Scenario'.  Dr. Daisy Alexander, the Head of the Department, welcomed the chief guest and Fr. Dr. Jossy George, the Director of Lavasa Campus, enlightened the students on the importance of the Human Rights Day. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Sunil John. The session was very informative and Dr. Meeran Borwankar discussed various cases with a practical approach and the session was open to all the students across all the CHRIST campuses. The student Human Rights Committee Head Abhimanyu Raja proposed the vote of thanks. The Virtual Colloquium was followed by Discussion Hour and closed with


Finance Club ‘HARMONEY’ has organized a ‘Stock Mock Competition’ from 2nd November 2020 to 13th November 2020. The Competition was held for 10 days and Virtual Trading Platform named ‘Moneybhai’ (virtual platform by MoneyControl) was used. A total of 127 students participated in the events. The students were from 2nd year Finance students and 1st year batch as a whole. The students were divided into Six teams led by Rahid, Santam, Rahul, Ashton, Sumit and Mohit. A maximum investment of Rs 1 Lakh daily was allowed and daily portfolio report was to be submitted to the respective team leader. Daily data was updated over spreadsheet by the team leaders. On 4th November 2020, first round of elimination was done where a total of 22 students were disqualified for breaching the investment limits and failing to submit the portfolio. The second round of elimination was on 8th November, where a total of 14 students were disqualified. On the 10th day i,e 13th November, the final profit and los


  The Business Club was launched on 2nd November 2020 in the presence of Director, Rev. Fr. Dr. Jossy.George, Academic coordinator Rev Fr. Dr. Arun Anthony and Head of the Management Departement. Dr. Binu Paul. They congratulated the organizers of the Business Analytics Club and wished them all the best. This club is known as the ‘Data Divers’ Club. This club will conduct various activities related to spreading knowledge and awareness about the latest business data analytics developments through various conclaves, Workshops, Newsletters, Games, Hackathons, and conferences.   


Business Analytics Club conducted a business Analytics Conclave on 25th November 2020 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. The conclave had three eminent speakers – 1st Speaker, Mr. Chandrasekhar Hota, a Risk Management professional, spoke about Risk Management and Data Science in Internal Audit. 2nd speaker: Mr Arnab Ganguly Spoke about Changing trends in the world of data science. 3rd speaker: Mr. Sajeev Nair enlightened the audience with his intriguing talk on Security Analytic. It was a very interactive session where the participants had many questions related to the increasing intensity and complexity of threats faced by IT security systems, the Fintech Services, and possible ways to deal with these threats in the context of Business Data Analytics 


The Marketing Club of the MBA Department ‘Marketing Monks’ hosted a Quiz contest for the MBA Students on November 27, 2020. The Quiz was conducted in three rounds. A preliminary round of questions related to Business current affairs was shared through Google form in the drive to shortlist the participants.  The second round was conducted in Quiz Wizard( with the questions on logos and taglines and the final round was in Kahoot with specific questions related to Marketing. The students took part in the quiz with a great deal of enthusiasm which created a spirit of healthy competition intended to test their business and general knowledge. The event was coordinated under the guidance of Assistant Professor., Prof. Jobin and Dr. Neena PC with the team efforts of student organizers., Ms. Rimple Rai, Aaron George, Dwayne Gibson and Anurag Singh. Congratulations to the winners Kevin John and Bhavya Thamban !

Director's Message - XLLENZ 2020

Good afternoon and a warm welcome to you all! I would like to commence my address today with a quote, the source of which is unknown but this quote carries the essence of what Xllenz and CIMA events should mean to you as students. It goes - “Remember why you started” In the middle of assignments, CIAs and academics, Xllenz will surely be a breath of fresh air; an opportunity to break away from the monotony of academics, and an opportunity to create enriching experiences in your student life. But beyond this, I hope the fest will remind each one of you your reason and motivation behind taking up the course. Not just based on academics and the classroom experience that you engage with on a daily basis, but on the basis of challenging events that will prepare you for the corporate world outside your classroom. Xllenz offers a variety of events relating to HR, Finance, Operations, Management and so on. I strongly urge all of you to participate in a bid to discover and develop your skillset


At CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Lavasa, Pune, the director Rev. Fr. Dr. Jossy George along with all the other faculty and staff members united to stand in solidarity and show support towards fight against HIV. The awareness was spread by wearing red ribbon as a sign to remind us all of the existence of this destructive pandemic and that the fight against HIV is not over yet. As an educational institution CHRIST supports to remove prevailing prejudices of the society and improve the education on the issue. The School of Law at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune took an initiative to mark this day at the institute and collaborated with all other Departments to put forward a strong foot and join the cause to come together for this first ever global health day with this year’s theme – GLOBAL SOLIDARITY, SHARED RESPONSIBILITY.


Chri-Zzer 2020- International Quiz organized by The School of Business and Management and The School of Commerce Finance and Accounting CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus - The Hub of Analytics in collaboration with CHRIST(Deemed to be University), Delhi NCR Campus organized an International quiz competition for School Students (9th - 12th grade) . The Mega event saw the participation of Quizzers from across the country and abroad competing for the grand FIRST PRIZE of INR 100000/- and a SECOND PRIZE of INR 50000/- The event started on 23 November with a grand inauguration welcoming all the participants to the quiz and giving them a brief of the rounds to be conducted. The preliminary rounds continued for the next six days culminating with the mega finale hosted by the Grandmaster Dr. G. S. Pradeep. Dr. Pradeep is the recipient of numerous awards, with India Today magazine naming him as one of the top 10 great media men of Kerala from the last 20 years. The Asian Tel

71st Constitution Day Celebrations Inauguration and the organisation of Samvaad: The discussions on the Constitution of India

The Constitutional Law Studies Committee one of the Committees of the Student Bar Association of the School of Law, (Christ Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus commenced the Constitution Day celebrations on November 26, 2020 with the inauguration and an event called “Samvaad” that is the Discussion hour on the relevance and Challenges in Indian Constitution. It is a weeklong celebration with various events comprising of symposium and academic competitions.  The Constitution Day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated all over India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950. The Programme commenced with the Preamble reading wherein Fr. Dr. Jossy George the Director of the Lavasa off campus inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp and rendition of Christ Anthem and addressed the s

Director's Address - Chri-Zzer 2020 Grand Finale

Before I begin, I would like to express my warm welcome to our beloved Pro Vice Chancellor – Dr. Fr. Jose CC for agreeing to be with us today, Dr. Fr. Viju - Director of NCR Delhi campus, Dr. Fr. Arun Antony & Fr. Sunny- the coordinators of the campuses, our Grand Master GS Pradeep, faculty and staff members, Christites and our 6 Finalists! A week's worth of fun and excitement is finally coming to an end today with the grand finale of this International Quiz Competition. We are always in the pursuit of providing the best education to our stakeholders and this is an initiative by Christ Lavasa in collaboration with Delhi NCR Campus to bring together Quizzers from across the country and outside.  From its inception to the finish, the team behind Chri-Zzer have put in their best and given the event their all. From the coordinators in Delhi campus to the coordinators at our Lavasa campus, the CHRIST team worked as one. Conducting a quiz competition is surely a task by itself but in


  In the wake of recruitment season The Placement team conducted their first Alumni Talk Series. Our Alumni Mr. Harsh Khandelwal, Financial Analyst at XL Dynamics, was invited to share his insights on the topic: Interview Success Tips for Analysts Position at XL Dynamics. Harsh joined the company in September (2020). He gave the students an overview of what XL Dynamics is all about, their clients, the roles of a Financial Analyst, work culture and motivated others to join the company. Harsh gave the students a brief about the recruitment process; he also emphasized on the usefulness of the analytical course offered by the university, which gave him an edge in being recruited. He also focused on being disciplined throughout the recruitment process.  For students awaiting placements, he advised them to be updated with the industry and to properly research of the company on either Quora or Glassdoor. In case for applying in Financial Analyst Position he said - the candidate should have an


  The Department of Data Science- CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Pune-Lavasa campus organized the first intra-department online techfest named the Technophilia’20 on 20th and 21st, November 2020. The word ‘Technophilia’ stands for the enthusiasm for constantly discovering and understanding new technology. The Inaugural ceremony of the event was held on 20th Nov 2020, with a welcome speech by Head of the Data Science department-Dr Samiksha Shukla in which she has encourage the students for the participation and performance in the events.The welcome speech was followed by an Inagural address given by Dr Fr Arun Antony academic coordinator ,pune lavasa campus. Fr Arun has appreciated the events organized by the department along with motivating the students for their active participation in the events. An outline of all the scheduled events by was presented Nihal Thapa -student coordinator and vice president of DSA. Analytica - Visualize your thoughts On November 20th of 2020, the Depa

Director's Address - Chri-Zzer 2020 Inaugural

We are here today to witness the inaugural of Chri-Zzer 2020 – an International Quiz Competition. In collaboration with CHRIST’s Delhi NCR campus, it gives me great pleasure to address you today to mark the start of this pioneer event that will surely be one to look forward to every year.  Quiz competitions often provide a chance to exercise one's brain cells, and one of the focal point of Chri-Zzer 2020 is how it will bring together participants from all over the country to do so. It will be a platform for students from across hundred schools to engage and compete with each other. I hope Chri-Zzer will bestow you the opportunity to take something new with you, over its course – be it in the form of a piece of knowledge, an enriching experience, or maybe even new friendships.  Let me conclude by expressing my gratitude to the director of Delhi NCR campus, Fr. Viju, for being a driving force behind this collaboration. I also extend my appreciation to all the campus coordinators for

GLOBAL LEADERS LECTURE SERIES - Next Gen Recruitment using AI by Mr. Jyothis KS

  Mr. Jyothis KS, Co-founder, and Director, Zappyhire, addressed the MBA final years on Tuesday, 17th November 2020 from 2.30 pm to 4 pm on the topic: Next Gen Recruitment using AI. Mr. Jyothis KS holds a bachelor's degree in B Tech from Mahatma Gandhi University. He has overall 15+ years of work experience in the IT sector. In Oct 2018, Jyothis co-founded Zappyhire after working as the Chief Operating Officer of CogniCor Technologies.  The lecture began with a small briefing on Zappyhire and an introduction to his team. He emphasized what Artificial Intelligence was and its importance in today's volatile business world. AI began to revolutionize the Indian market in 2014-15 with advanced development. He shed light on the role of AI in HR and the rapid growth of HR tech in the past 5-6 years. HR tech is the automation of HR functions. 56% of companies use AI and ML algorithms for sourcing and interviews. He cautioned the students about how they use their social media profiles b

Workshop on: LinkedIn profile - Rock your LinkedIn profile “building a great student profile”

A LinkedIn workshop was conducted under the Marketing club activity on 6thNovember, 2020 from 2.30 pm to 4 pm. The speaker for this event was Mr. Rakesh Gaur, Sr. Enterprise Sales Director LinkedIn Pune coordinated and organised by Prof. Stanny Dias. The Mission of LinkedIn is of connecting world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. The first year MBA students and Final year MBA Finance specialization batch students attended the session with a audience of total 110. The Host introduced the Guest and post the workshop, The vote of Thanks was given by Ms Akshita Saini from first year MBA batch.  The resource speaker first spoke about LinkedIn and suggested ways to building a great LinkedIn profile. Building a Great Student Profile The workshop covered the following points:   How to make a LinkedIn profile  Difference between LinkedIn profile and resume.  Write an informative profile headline.  Importance of a profile   Pick an appropriate photo.  Personal Branding

GLIMPSES FROM IGNITE 2020 - Kindling the festing spirit in you

Christ (Deemed to be University), Lavasa, has persistently functioned around the objective of Holistic evolution of young minds. The School of Business and Management Association and School of Commerce Association is a perfect platform for the students to develop and explore the existing and newfound potentials. On that note, IGNITE 2020 - an intra class business fest conducted exclusively for the first-year students of BCOM and BBA. The theme of this fest- “Kindling the festing spirit in you” intends to kindle the young new minds with the novel ideas. School of Commerce, Finance and Accountancy & School of Business and management offered variety of meticulously planned events were conducted on the 5th and 6th of November to showcase the talents of our very new enthusiastic batch of Christites. 5th November marked the beginning of Ignite’20. Day 1 started off with the inauguration ceremony wherein Ms. Amala Siby, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce and Management, formally

Promoting Sustainability and Local Culture of Lavasa City (SDG 11)

CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune is located at the heart of Lavasa, A beautifully planned and majestically built city in the seamless mixture of mesmerizing infrastructure, lush green valleys, sprawling ranges, and endless rivers, which is indeed a pleasure to one's eyes and relief to one's heart. Being located in a quiet, peaceful city has helped keep the pristine environment a perfect fit for education without any distractions. Holding high regard to this serene nature, which would relieve one from the stressful chaos of routine, the institution has come up with various initiatives to keep the surrounding intact and sustainable. The small changes create a huge difference, and every small change is the first step in a long path that starts from home. We regard 'pollution should never be the price for prosperity ' as accurate, and that is one reason the institution was set up in a pollution-free environment. To maintain the city, The CHRIST(Deemed to be Univer

Ignite 2020 Management Fest - Message from the Director

It gives me great joy to address you all today, on this inaugural event marking the beginning of Ignite 2020. With this intra-department business fest, I hope you will succeed in taking your entrepreneurial skills beyond the scope of pure academics. The events of Ignite 2020 will give you the opportunity to fine-tune your skills and develop them for the corporate world. Aside from this it will provide you with an insight into how to coordinate and organize this fest, so that you may be equipped to do the same when the time comes for your turn. With the large number of students from all the departments, I hope all of you will work to translate this strength in number to strengthen enthusiasm and determination for the event and thus make Ignite a valuable tradition of CHRIST Lavasa. I would like to commend the HoDs, coordinators and event heads for their organizing efforts. And dear students, I hope you will participate in the events with enthusiasm and dedication, and let this serve as

Interaction with Parents - Director's Message

I know sitting in front of screens has become the new normal. So addressing you all through this online mode is surely an experience to remember for all of us. I understand that this could be difficult or unusual for a lot of you. But in this regard I’m reminded of our students who are forced to spend their campus life online. How hard it must be for them to miss out on one of the best experiences of their lives – being a student.  It is not easy on our faculty either, but they, along with our management team have been working very hard to make this sudden transition for them as smooth as possible. At Christ we have been spending more time and effort for the efficient running of daily matters, with our students extending great cooperation as well. So I would like to begin by appreciating all of them, for their dedication and drive that is in line with the spirit of CHRIST and what CHRIST stands for.  Let me also express my heartfelt gratitude to you, the parents, for constantly moti

Inauguration of Analytics Club - Director's Message

In today’s data driven world, analytics is everything. With this focus CHRIST Lavasa recognizes itself as “The Analytics Hub of CHRIST”. Thus it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the inaugural of the Business Analytics Club, an initiative by the marketing department. I’m sure this club has marked the beginning of a lot of new possibilities for our students to gain hands-on experience. I commend the efforts taken by our dear students of marketing in making this a reality. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. With the initiation this club you’ve paved the way not just for yourselves and your batch mates, but all future CHRISTITES as well. I hope you will continue to put in the same amount of effort and enthusiasm, driving this club to be a USP of the marketing department at CHRIST. With this in mind, I look forward to the many activities soon to be conducted both inside and outside the campus by the Business Analytics Club. Let me extend a hearty congratulations to the HoD,

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG 9, SDG 12)

CHRIST( Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus is known for its world-class infrastructure and facilities. The institution has invested in various infrastructure to support its students' education, health, and research. There is a computer lab, CDI studio, bright room, auditorium, Amphitheatre, bus shed, canteens, cafeterias, etc., to name a few. The Campus also has an e-rickshaw, solar panels, pickup trucks, and a nursery for its on-campus staff. The main principle that guides the institution is motivated to look out for nature and sustainable resources. The institution also has a waste management system that converts waste generated from the Campus into compost. Trash management lessens the impact of garbage on the environment, health, and other factors. It can also assist in reusing or recycling materials such as paper, cans, glass, etc. Waste management encompasses a wide range of activities, including the disposal of solid, liquid, gaseous, or toxic wastes