Convocation Day 2014

The International School of Management Excellence (ISME) recently held its convocation ceremony. It witnessed a panel discussion on the topic “Corporate experience: Managing social media and use of analytics” by eminent speakers from the industry.

The chief guest, Sandeep Dhar, CEO, TESCO, in his convocation address, urged the students to take on challenges and not to get rattled by setbacks.

Acharya Media Cup

The Acharya Media Cup 2014 saw Suvarna 24X7 and Janashri News battling it out in the finals. Janshri News clinched the trophy, winning comfortably with an over to spare, chasing a total of 57 in 12 overs.

Karuna Jain and Vanitha from the Karnataka women’s cricket team selected for the T20 World Cup, along with Joseph Hoover, senior sports editor, and Maheshappa, Principal, Acharya Institute of Technology, were the guests for the presentation ceremony.

Janashri News was awarded a cash prize of Rs.30,000 along with a trophy and Suvarna 24X7 got a cash prize of Rs.20,000 along with a trophy. The Hindu was the media partner for the event.

Faculty programme

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), organised a faculty development programme “Achieving organisational excellence through modern industrial engineering techniques.” K.S. Badarinarayan, former principal of MVJ College of Engineering, was the chief guest for the inaugural function. S.Y. Kulkarni, Principal, MSRIT, N.V.R. Naidu, Vice-Principal and Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, and T.V. Suresh Kumar, Academic Registrar, were present.

Seminar

A one-day seminar on “Reading myths” was organised by the Department of English Post-Graduate Centre, Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore. The objective was to exchange experiences on reading and re-reading myths in literary, popular and film texts and their relevance in the contemporary world. The topics discussed included ‘Cultural Relevance of the Myth of Mahabali’, ‘Representing Sita – Reading Popular Cultural Representations of Mythical Women’, and ‘Reading Myths: Draupadi of the Post-Modern Era’.

Literary fest

Sahitya Sindhu Vaibhava 2014, the literary fest of Sindhi College of Commerce, was held recently. The Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka Sanskrit University, Mallepuram G. Venkatesh, the chief guest, said literature encourages people to view the world with a critical eye.

The cultural events followed with skits in four languages. At the art exhibition, students displayed rare artefacts and manuscripts of different languages. Quiz, Bhagavadgita recital competition and folk dance were also held. Over 60 colleges participated.