Alumni meets, fests keep students busy

Staff Correspondent
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Winners:Students of Karnataka State Law University receiving the general championship trophy at the national-level fest ‘Yugas-13’ in Hubli.
Winners:Students of Karnataka State Law University receiving the general championship trophy at the national-level fest ‘Yugas-13’ in Hubli.

With the academic year coming to an end, educational institutions in the twin cities witnessed flurry of activities in the form of annual gatherings, alumni meets, competitions and festivals.

The Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) team, led by Shanel Punnoosse and comprising Megha Savanur, Gururaj Ramkrishna, Anantha Bhat, Supriya Kulkarni and Vinayak Zutti won the general championship trophy at the national-level fest ‘Yugas-2013’ organised by Vishwashanti’s Oxford College of Commerce, Hubli. In the event that was based on reality shows, 36 participants from across the nation took part and the KSLU team won. While Mr. Punnoose and Mr. Gururaj won the quiz contest, Ms. Savanur won the debate competition and Mr. Bhat and Ms. Kulkarni won Splitsvilla (non-academic event).

In the event ‘Roadies’, Kritika of J.G. Commerce College, Hubli, bagged the first prize, while students of Vijayanagar College, Hospet, stood first in the ‘Just Dance’ event.

Head of the Department of Commerce at Karnatak University R.L. Hyderabad gave away prizes to winners. Chairman of Oxford Group of Institutions Vasant Horatti and principal Jitendra Shigihalli were present.


In another national-level IT Fest ‘Nexus-13’ hosted by Oxford College, J.S.S. College, Dharwad, won the general championship. Students of Global College, Hubli; Gogte College, Belgaum; and Fathima College, Hubli, won prizes in various events. Chairman of the college Vasant Horatti gave away prizes.


A two-day workshop on ‘Building business and entrepreneurship awareness’ was held at SDM College of Engineering and Technology (SDMCET), Dharwad.

Inaugurating the workshop, chief executive officer of Deshpande Foundation and member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission Naveen Jha said entrepreneurship played an important role in the economic growth and development of the nation. He said it was a risk-taking activity that required utmost devotion, commitment and sincerity. The workshop was organised by the departments of mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics engineering of the college, in association with the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP). Secretary of SDME Society K. Jinendra Prasad and principal S. Mohan Kumar were present.

Resource persons from across the State delivered talks at the workshop.


SJMVS Arts and Commerce Degree College for Women, Hubli, in association with Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of Karnataka (CEDOK) and District Industries Centre (DIC) conducted a three-day entrepreneurship awareness camp.

Inaugurating the camp, joint director of DIC M.J. Jeevaannavar lauded the entrepreneurship skills among women and said that women had never failed as entrepreneurs.

Presiding over the session, principal of the college Asha P. said the camp was aimed at motivating girls to become career oriented.

Around 100 degree students of arts and commerce streams participated. Faculty of the HRD department Berna Alexander and Sumangala Jali, and Deputy Director of CEDOK C.H. Angadi were present.


Meanwhile, Shri Manjunatheshwara Commerce College held a seminar on traffic regulations and safe driving by inviting experts to sensitise students on traffic regulations.


Sri Kadasiddheshwara Arts College and H.S. Kotambri Science Institute; P.C. Jabin Science College; J.G. College of Commerce; Oxford College for BBA, BCA, B.Com; SDM Institute of Information Science, Hubli; held annual day celebrations last week by inviting eminent persons.




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