Showing posts from March, 2021

Tech Talk on Data Analytics and Opportunities

The Department of Data Science, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune, Lavasa, in collaboration with Women in Big Data (WiBD), organized A tech talk on 'Data Analytics and Opportunities' on 24 March 2021. The resource person for the talk was Prof. Akhil Nair, Assistant Professor, Department of Data Science, Christ (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus. The event started off at 4:15 pm with 40 participants. Miss Arundhati Kolahal, Office Bearer, welcomed the audience and introduced the speaker, Prof. Akhil Nair. Prof. Akhil Nair started the talk by briefly introducing "What on Earth is Data Science". He talked about the functioning of the Google navigation system as an example. He followed by giving an example of good prediction by predicting a perfect gift for an unknown person. He showed a picture of a recommender system and how it is used in all apps to customize the customer experience.  He continued on to explain who a Data Scientist is. He proposed this

Launch of ‘ARTHBODH’ – The Finance Newsletter

'Harmoney', the Finance Club of MBA at School of Business and Management, Christ (Deemed to be University) Lavasa, Pune launched its first newsletter for the year 2021 on Friday, 12th March 2021 at 2.30 pm through CISCO Webex platform. The launch was followed by some activities organized by III trimester MBA Finance specialization students.  The event started at 2.30 PM with an introduction by the MC, Ms Althea Fernadez of VI trimester MBA Finance followed by an invocation song. The newsletter was released by Dr Fr Arun Antony Chully, Academic Coordinator of the campus. He congratulated team Harmoney for the first edition of the Newsletter for the year 2021 and read out the contents of the newsletter for the audience which included 20 articles, 1 puzzle and few tips for investing in stock markets. The contributors were Mr Jibin J. Varghese, Ms Shruti Tiwari, Ms Gayathri Bharathan, Ms P. Yamini Rao, Mr Kevin John, Ms Nanditha Menon, Ms Mr Rahid Arzoo Choudhury, Mr Ashton Mendez

Economic Conclave 2021: Policies at the Intersection of Society and Economy

The Economics Club of the Dept. of Data Science, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus – The hub of Analytics hosted a very influential event under the banner of Economic Conclave 2021 on 9th of March 2021, Tuesday. The theme of the conclave was “Politics at the Intersection of Society and Economy: reflections on contemporary developments in India”. There were talks by eminent academicians and policy advisors as well as presentations by the students of the University. The event saw active participation from students and senior academicians from several universities and institutions across India. The event was flagged off by a panel discussion by two renowned academicians- Prof. N.R. Bhanumurthy (Vice-Chancellor of Bengaluru, Dr B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics University) and Dr Sandeep Shastri (Vice-Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal).  Ms Remya Nair, a senior journalist, who is currently a senior associate editor with The Print had joined the panel as the

Concerto Night

Music is the language of the mind which everyone across the world enjoys irrespective of its variety. It crosses boundaries and travels through people’s heart. It is known as a part of numerous cultures and societies, whether it is past or present.  After a long time away, people coming together always energises the soul and makes one feel more at home. The Student Welfare Office of CHRIST Lavasa campus organised “Concerto Night”, an event that focused on music was a night leave our worries behind and immerse ourselves in the melodies of our friends. The event was conducted in the new café in the management block- “Café Concerto”. The rhythm of the music, along with delicious food and the well-lit ambience, created a very wonderful experience altogether. It was the first music festival hosted by CHRIST, Lavasa post lockdown. Adhering to all the Covid Protocols, the event began with the performance of the University Choir Team; the crowd was astonished by the melodious music sang by the

Gender Justice Lecture Series

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, on 8th March, the School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune, Lavasa Campus launched its two-day Gender Justice Lecture Series. The series was organised in collaboration with the Student Bar Association. E-certificates have been awarded to students who participated.  The aim of the Gender Justice Lecture Series was to highlight the contemporary social and legal nuances in the conversation around Gender Justice in India. The lecture focused through guest speakers on interactive and engaging sessions to highlight the on-ground experiences and learnings of activists and lawyers working on gender-related issues.  The guest lectures were as follows:  Lecture on ‘Gender and Sexuality’ by Aanchal Narang, Founder of Another Light Counselling NGO on March 08, 2021.  Aanchal Narang is a trained therapist with a Master's in Applied Clinical Psychology from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai). She specialises in customisi

Director's Note: Economic Conclave 2021 Politics at the Intersection of Society and Economy - Reflections on Contemporary Developments in India

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to this Economic Conclave on Politics Politics at the Intersection of Society and Economy: reflections on contemporary development in India. I am honoured to be amongst luminaries such as Prof. N R Bhanumurthy, Vice-Chancellor of Bengaluru Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics University (BASE), Bangalore and  Prof. Sandeep Shastri, Vice-Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal. Our understanding of the economy and the forces that operate within would be incomplete without learning of the political economy and how it affects our society as a whole. Often at times we inadvertently assume politics as an abstraction that doesn’t affect the functioning of an economy much and tend to oversimplify the effects the state of the political economy has on our lives as individuals and as a society. We cannot blame ourselves for this because the world has become so hyper-specialized that these things seem to fade into the background for us on a da

Director's Note: WiBD Student Chapter Inauguration

We are all gathered here today as an acknowledgement of all the social, political and economic achievements of women worldwide. The goal of this women’s day is a reminder of the age-old adage, “Action speak louder than words”, it is to act to challenge existing biases so that equal opportunities, recognition and representation are given to women from every walk of life. Women in Big Data is one such organization that can help ensure that collective action is taken for women in STEM. WiBD is a global volunteer-driven organization that works tirelessly to achieve its goal of cultivating tangible opportunities for women, strengthening the diversity in big data and developing leaders through technical training, career development, mentoring, and networking. It is my great privilege to announce that in honour of this international celebration of women and womanhood WiBD will be inaugurating the student chapter at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus. It is moments like this

WiBD Student Chapter Inauguration

The Department of Data Science, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa campus, in association with Women in Big Data (WiBD) organized the inaugural of the WiBD Student Chapter on 08 March 2021. The event was open to the faculty, students and interested members of WiBD. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr Ch Janaki (Scientist, CDAC Bangalore). The guests of honour were Ms Sowmya Moni and Dr Ekta Mehul, Co-Directors of WiBD. The event officially commenced with the introduction given by Ms Arundathi Kolahal (Treasurer, CUWiBD). Dr Samiksha Shukla (HOD, Dept of Data Science), Christ (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa campus gave a welcome note to all attending the event.  Dr Fr. Jossy P George, Director, and Dean, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Lavasa Pune addressed the inaugural.  In his speech, he congratulated and appreciated the department for coming up with such a great initiative. An excellent presentation followed the inaugural address on the WiBD organization by Ms So

Research Methodology and IEEE Authorship Lab

The Department of Data Science of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa organized a two-day workshop on ‘Research Methodology and IEEE Authorship Lab’ by Dr Navin Kumar. The event started with Prof. Akhil M. Nair welcoming the participants to the workshop. He introduced Dr Navin Kumar, the Chairperson and Associate Professor at the Dept of Electronics and Communication, School of Engg, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru.  Dr Navin Kumar took over the session with a brief introduction to the IEEE  regarding their scientific resources and contribution. He gave informative insights about IEEE on why every student should be a member of IEEE and the same innovations. He briefly discussed the procedure and benefits of joining the IEEE and encourage the students to join. He continued to speak about IEEE standards like WiFi, Bluetooth, Firewire, IEEE Xplore digital library and other powerful search tools. He also talked about Elsevier and publishing stats such as archive and promote

Timeless Management Principles of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

On the special occasion of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, a special webinar was organized by The School of Business Management, Christ (Deemed to Be) University, Lavasa. All the faculties and students were very engaging throughout the entire session. The guest of honour for the occasion was Mr Shivaprasad Mantri – Mechanical engineer, former vice president of TATA Auto Comp, CEO TATA TOYO Radiator Co and former vice president at VIT Institutes Pune. Career and Business Coach, Trainer - Students, Family businesses and business leaders. Being a history enthusiast sir has worked with Late Ninad Bedekar and has co-authored best seller “Timeless Management Principles Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj & Bajirao Peshwe” in Marathi over 51,000 copies sold. The session commenced at 3:00pm with Dr Jayant Mahajan inaugurating the session. Following this, Father Jossy took over and extended his greeting to Mr Mantri and addressed the students with some insightful details about Chhatrapati Shiv

FINIQ – The Online Finance Quiz

HARMONEY – the finance club of MBA of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Lavasa conducted  ‘FINIQ’ – an online Finance Quiz on Friday, 26th February 2021 from 4:30pm – 6pm through Cisco Webex.  UG students of CHRIST Lavasa campus were the participants of the quiz and all students of MBA Finance specialization were the audience. The event had 3 rounds based on various questions from the field of finance that were designed to test the knowledge of students in the finance domain. The organizers were Mr Jairaj Bohra of VI Trimester MBA Finance and Mr Vinay Kumar of III trimester MBA Finance and the scorer was Mr Amal Xavier Simon of III MBA Finance. The quiz started at 4.30 PM with Mr Vinay Kumar welcoming the participants and audience and also introducing the rules and regulations. For the scoring purpose, an innovative concept of a virtual wallet with an initial balance of Rs 1000 was allotted to each team. The balance would increase with each right answer and would decrease with each wro