- Niti Samvaad 2.0
Niti Samvaad is a competition conducted by Damodar College of Commerce, in Madgao Goa. Termed as a Undergraduate National Level Colloquium and Competition, it provides the participants with the opportunity to research and write about existing issues in the financial sector in India and to create a prescriptive policy to address these problems. The very first edition of this competition was conducted in 2017, and the winners were our seniors from the Department of Commerce. In 2018, the winners of the second edition, were also from the Department of Commerce, hopefully setting a new tradition. The team consisted of the Pranay Loya, Ananta Khandelwal and Neha Nithin, guided by Dr Girish S. The team bagged the Best Team Award, Best Policy Prescription Award, Best Question and Answer session. Pranay Loya also won the runners up award for best technical speaker. While the first edition of this competition did not have any prize for the guiding teacher, the second one did, and the award was bagged by Dr Girish S.
The preliminary round of the competition necessitated the participants to send their paper on any of the 2 following topics; ‘Issues Plaguing the Indian Banking Sector’ or ‘Has the Startup Revolution Really begun in India?’ after which, if the paper was selected, the participants would be invited to participate in the finals. The competition the finals were conducted over a span of 2 days, 28th and 29th of September, 2018. The participants were provided accommodation and expenses were reimbursed over the course of the competition. On the last day, after the formal events ended around midday, the hosts took the participants on a guided tour around Madgao and Panaji.
- Poster Presentation
REPORT ON RESEARCH PAPER PRESENATATION COMPETITION
The world around us is undergoing a change with the changing times and it is pertinent for us to stay abreast with the same. Keeping this in mind, Bcom Honours Programme, Dept. of Commerce organized a Research Poster Presentation Competition for the third year Bcom Honours students. A total of 108 groups were formed with 3 members each. 39 teachers were appointed as mentors for these 108 groups. Each Mentor was asked to choose one best research under their guidance. 35 papers were selected. Head of Department of Commerce, Dr Nithila Vincent, inaugurated the event and emphasised on the importance of research in today’s world. The students were screened over a period of 2 days i.e. 27 and 28 Feb 2019. On 28th Feb 2019, 20 teams were screened by Dr. Leena James from Department of Management Studies and Prof. Rubin from the School of Law.
On the following day the remaining fifteen teams were judged by Dr. Vidya Chandra Shekar from the Department of Professional Studies and Prof. Rubin from the School of Law.
The judges expressed their satisfaction on the conclusion of the programme as they had so many take ways from the programme and were surprised by the indepth research done by the students.
Finally, a total of ten teams were selected for presenting their paper on Research Day.
- International Conference 2018
- Gnana Samanvaya Programme 2018
- Extension Activity to Kodlipet First Grade College 2017
- Report on GST Outreach Programme
- CORPUS CONCLAVE 2018
- Annual Reports
- Journal Club
The objective of Journal Club is to foster research culture among the post graduate students. The club is scheduled for the first and the second year students. Clusters are formed comprising of both second year and first year students. Each cluster is assigned to a faculty. The faculty divides the clusters into small teams, each team comprising of 1 second year student and 2 from the first year. Each team selects a research article (preferably based on the specialization & Project of the second year student), in consultation with the faculty. Thereafter, they do a detailed review of the article and present the same by highlighting the statement of the problem, the objectives of the study, the methodology, findings etc.
- Mudra E - Newsletter
MUDRA, a monthly E-newsletter initiated by students of Department of Commerce encourages the students to think and write. This magazine provides a platform to the students to write and express their own ideas and opinions on current Commerce and Management related topics in the form of articles. It serves as medium to develop their power of thinking and strengthen their imagination. This helps students to update their general knowledge and they acquire the habit of reading and writing.This magazine includes articles, business related activities, Interview with celebrity, information of the work done by students in different spheres, highlights of important activities of the department etc.
To make “Mudra” more accessible for reading, Mudra Committee took an initiative to launch “Mudra App” in the month of August. Students can download the App in their smartphones and can read newsletter anywhere, anytime.
- Faculty Learning Circles
This year, the Faculty Learning Circle witnessed a variety of learning sessions which were directed towards exploring the various pedagogies practiced in higher education, providing a platform for professional dialogues on new developments in the realm of commerce and encouraging research culture amongst faculty members. The sessions were conducted every week and faculty were grouped in 4 teams and group facilitators coordinated the sessions with the help of moderators.
EKTA 2015 was a community outreach initiative of SUYUKTI, the oratory club of our department to involve and evolve, to share and care. Our students were glad to organise a soft skills training on INTERVIEW, GROUP DISCUSSION, & RESUME WRITING for selected 75 students from the sponsored villages (KOLAR & HOSKOTE) of CSA. Through this venture in collaboration with Centre For Social Action (CSA), we never intended to do a social transformation but in turn in the process, we got transformed. It turned mutually beneficial as our students realised our worth and the beneficiaries, their self worth. We learned the value of genuineness and unadulterated love. We learned how we could give back to our society, and also how we could involve and evolve!
SUYUKTI (The Oratory Club of Department of Commerce)
The fourth edition of EKTA - the flagship event of SUYUKTI (The Oratory Club of Department of Commerce) was held on 7th and 8th of February 2018. EKTA is a social outreach program to involve and evolve. This was initiated in collaboration with CSA (Centre for Social Action) in the year 2015 with an intend to provide soft skills training for the job seeking youth from the villages in the outskirts of Bangalore. The one-day training session includes training modules on Resume Writing, Personal Interview, Group Discussion, Email Drafting, and Presentation Skills. This year EKTA-2018 extended its collaboration with CAPS (Centre for Academic and Professional Support) in getting one-week training for our student trainers. The discussions about career counseling and an inspirational session by Prof. Shubhashree Acharya and Prof. Sunil made a positive impact in the event.