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GUEST LECTURE ON TAX PLANNING

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The School of Business and Management (MBA) organized a Guest Lecture on Tax Planning on 17th December 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:25 PM at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus. The event started with Ravula Gowthami introducing the guest speaker, Mr Poorav Doshi. Mr Doshi is certified by ICAI in forensic accounting & fraud detection. He established his CA firm PV Doshi & Associates which provides professional services including auditing & assurance, taxation, book-keeping, and advisory Service. He is also a cyber enthusiast and has hands-on knowledge in the field of information security and ethical hacking. The speaker, then, commenced his talk with the basics of income tax and talked about Arthasastra with reference to the modern Indian tax system. Then he explained various classifications of income heads such as landed property, professions, and trades, securities salaries, and pensions. He elaborated on the important sections amongst the taxpayers. Moreover,

WEBINAR ON ROLE OF DIGITAL MARKETING IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR

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The webinar on “Role of Digital Marketing in the Pharmaceutical Sector” by Dr Manoj Kumar, Senior Vice President and Strategic Business Unit Head with INTAS/Accord Pharmaceuticals was organized by the School of Business and Management (BBA) at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus on 16th December 2021.  The guest speaker, Dr Manoj Kumar, endorsed the impact and relevance of digital marketing in the Indian pharmaceutical industry with specific relevance to super-specialists. As doctors may not be available everywhere due to infrastructure and geographical constraints, digital consultancy showed a new way of a career in the pharmaceutical sector during COVID times The pandemic was the time when healthcare workers were praised and called superheroes. We realized how pharmaceutical companies had a big role in this too. From the production of life-saving medicines to covid vaccines, they did it all. But what we do not realize is that marketing had a big role to play in all o

GUEST LECTURE ON PAVING THE WAY FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

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On the 15th of December, a Guest Lecture on “Paving the way for Positive Change” was conducted via Webex from 02:00 PM to 03:05 PM at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus. The virtual event “Paving for Positive Change” was organised to highlight the importance of management concepts in real-life scenarios. The Guest Speaker, Dr Anand Sharma, was invited to enlighten the students on the importance of motivation, perception, learning, personality leadership, and change management. The programme helped us gain the practical aspects related to the topic at hand. He explained the impact of change in the perception towards certain scenarios and how these changes can be viewed through a different lens to see it as a positive change. He also explained the management principles from Bhagavat Gita which is specially designed for corporate India. The event was deemed a success in general. The majority of students said that they enjoyed the event and were pleased with the informati

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S MERCHANT OF VENICE

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The Theatre Club of the Student Bar Association School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus organized a students’ performance of the Trial Scene of the William Shakespeare’s play, Merchant of Venice, Act IV. The event was conducted to bring to the students’ notice a skillful examination of the tension between law and equity. The event was scheduled to be held on 17th December 2021.  The students’ performances were conceptualized by Ms Christine Elizabeth Samuel, Dr Sunil John, and Ms Amrutha Valavi. The play was directed by Ajay Thakur, a Third Year BBA LLB student. The event began at 11:15 AM. on Friday Rev Fr Dr Jossy P George addressed the audience and Dr Sunil John gave a brief introduction of the play along with its legal significance. The recorded trial scene by the first, second, and third-year LLB students in the Moot Court brought the themes of justice, revenge, mercy, love, marriage, and friendship of the play to the forefront. The event was conducted

CIMA SPORTS FEST - 2021

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The School of Business and Management organized a CIMA Sports Fest from 3rd December 2021 to 9th December 2021 in CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus.  Day 1 Like every year, this year too, our department has organized the CIMA sports fest with grand splendour. The host for the occasion, Shambhavi Khare, welcomed Father, Director, Jossy P George, Academic Coordinator, MBA, Father Arun Antony, Dr Becky M Thomas, HoD, MBA, the faculty members and the students with utmost enthusiasm. Father Director addressed the students and made them aware of the importance of extracurricular activities. The first sports event to be held was - badminton. It started with a match between Knights and Samurais, followed by Vikings and Spartans. The next two matches were between Vikings and Spartans, and then Saprtants vs Samurais. Two semifinals were also played before the much-awaited finals. Samurais emerged as the winners in both boys’ (Sanju & Rinoy) as well as in girls’ (Varshini

SYMPOSIUM ON FINTECH: INDIA PERSPECTIVE & 3F: FUTURE FINTECH FRAMEWORK

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The School of Commerce, Finance, and Accountancy organized a symposium on Fintech: India Perspective & 3F: Future Fintech Framework on 17th December 2021 in CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus. The session comprised around 100 participants and commenced with a one-minute prayer. Soon, Ms Soumya Singh, the emcee of the event took over and went on to hand over the mike to Dr Vandana Bhagat, the head of the department, school of commerce, Finance & accountancy, who bestowed the welcome address. Then Dr Fr Arun Antony, the academic coordinator, continued the event by giving the presidential address. The session finally began as Mr Kartik Swaminathan, the founder at Fintastech. in & author of Future Fintech Framework, imparted his insights, knowledge, and experience to the participants. He started by exploring the evolution of FinTech in India and stating his example around NPCI and its product suite. He then shared trends, along with a framework for growth and

GUEST LECTURE ON TOOLS & TECHNIQUES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

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The School of Commerce, Finance, and Accountancy organized a Guest Lecture on Tools & Techniques Of Management Accounting on 17th December 2021 in CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus. The session started with the opening speech by Ms Pritisha Sarma (3 BCOM A). followed by the introduction of the resource person: Ms Ashna. Then the speaker started her lecture on Budget and its various concepts, advantages, and importance in the working of the business. This also included things like features and types of Budget. Then she explained to us in-depth the steps involved in budget control followed by the explanation of the budget officer and budget committee. Then the speaker explained to all the participants the major advantages and limitations of budget in an economy and hence its importance in today's day-to-day life and operation to get the maximum output. Lastly, the speaker gave a lesson on various topics like operating budget, non-monetary budget, and fixed and

RESEARCH WORKSHOP ON “DECODING RESEARCH PROBLEMS EFFECTIVELY TO ATTAIN BEST OUTCOMES”

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The School of Commerce, Finance and Accountancy of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa, campus conducted a research workshop on 1st September 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 pm titled “Decoding Research Problems effectively to attain the best outcomes”. The workshop was hosted by Mr Vivek Joshi who has been a corporate research analyst for over 10 years. He started off the session by discussing the importance of research and how it is more than just an “accumulation of fact”. He went on to explain through various videos how research changes the world one paper at a time! The workshop then progressed to the understanding of the various stages and phases of research. The main focus of the workshop was understanding various research problems. The workshop dealt with a number of research problems one may face during their term of research. The major portion of understanding research evolves from understanding the Types of research questions one should ask and await while conducting bu

ONLINE RESEARCH WORKSHOP ON “STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELLING USING AMOS"

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The School of Commerce, Finance and Accountancy, and the School of Business and Management organized an online research workshop on ' Structural Equation Modelling Using Amos' on  20th March 2021 in CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus. About the Workshop In management research, theory development and theory testing are widely used practices. Methodologists have developed structural equation modeling techniques by integrating the features of multiple regression and factor analysis. Theory testing or theory confirmation is the process of testing the proposed theoretical model with the data. In SEM the model fit values are used as a criterion to assess the fit of the data with the theoretical model. In the recent literature, in most of the cases, researchers have used a structural equation modeling approach to test their theories. About the Speaker The guest speaker for the workshop was Dr P Murugan. Dr P Murugan has worked as a Data Analyst at the Australian Coun

BIOCREST - NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION DAY

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BIOCREST was an event designed to raise awareness among the students as well as faculty about the National Energy Conservation Day. The event was held on an aforementioned Day on 14th December 2021 organized by the School of Commerce, Finance & Accountancy (BCom) and School of Business & Management (BBA) in CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus.  The event consisted of two phases: In the first phase, interested parties were asked to send in a proposal that would help reduce the consumption of energy and help usher in a greener future. Five teams were then shortlisted for the second phase where they had to present their proposals to a panel of five judges (one judge from each of the Departments of the Pune Lavasa Campus). The presentations took place in the Central Block of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus in a hybrid model; students attended the event both offline and via the online platform Zoom. Interested students were also given the opport

CHRIST PREMIER LEAGUE

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Finance Club of MBA Department organized and invited cricket fanatics from all specializations to take part in Christ Premier League event on 10th December 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:25 PM at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus. Seven teams with eight members each competed against each other in a cricket player auction and formed their respective cricket team comprising of 11 players in each team. Every team was given a limited budget of 200 crores using which they had to acquire the players they desired. The agenda of the event was to create an experience of legal bidding for the participants with a dedicated auctioneer controlling the proceedings of this multi-day event. For the rest of the event, CPL franchises fiercely bided for the listed players and parked their allotted funds strategically on the right players. The number of players being auctioned in the event was 104, consisting of a mix of batsmen, bowlers, and wicket keepers. The participants, through the proces