ALTIUS

ALTIUS 2016

The National level Undergraduate and Postgraduate Economics fest, Altius, is an annual event hosted by the Department of Economics at Christ University, Bangalore. This year, Altius 2016 was conducted over two consecutive dates in September; 16th and 17th, with the theme “25 years of reforms in India”. This year’s edition of Altius saw one among the largest turnouts from colleges all over the country, scaling the southern and eastern parts of India. The Undergraduate fest included 7 main events and the Postgrad events were 11 in number. The flagship events were the two paper presentation competitions. A total of 20 colleges and close to 150 participants had taken part in the two-day fest. The ceremony was presided over by Mr. Raghuvir Srinivasan and he gave some wonderful insight into the pros and cons of Globalization in the Indian economy. Various events focused on explaining this phenomenon through the means of activities that symbolized growth in Indian sector and exposure to foreign markets. The event was concluded on a successful note on the 17th of September at 2:00 pm, and all teams parted ways with memories to last a lifetime.

ALTIUS 2015

The Altius 2015 is a National Level Economic Festival which comprises of 13 events, all of which were consciously designed to benefit the students of economics. We had students from 15 universities hailing from different parts of the country as participants this year. The Economics Department has taken initiative to ensure that Altius 2015 is impressionable in more ways than one; this is evident from the theme that has been chosen for this year’s festival ‘Creativity and Innovation’.


As the tradition narrates in Christ University, the inauguration began with the ‘lighting of the lamp’ ceremony accompanied by aninvocation song. This exhibited the auspiciousness of the occasion also ensuring that the entire program would be carried out with a sense of belief and commitment. Soon after this, the program coordinator, Dr Mahesh E formerly addressed the gathering with a welcome speech.


The Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr John Joseph Kennedy was then called onto the stage to deliver the presidential address. The Dean as anticipated made a notable remark on the efforts put by faculty members and students for the inception of Altius 2015, he also shared with us his perspectives and expectations from this broad initiative.
Next the Chief Guest, Prof M V NadkarniFormer Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University; Honorary Visiting Professor ISEC; Senior ICSSR Fellow, New Delhi, began his key note address by welcoming the gathering and acknowledging his second visit to the campus. Delighted by the conscious choice of this year’s theme, he began to throw light on the importance of having such activities which ensures practical experiences. He believes that ‘Altius 2015’ will act as a platform for students to nurture their creative skills which is considered very much essential to deal with the economic complexities of today.

Prof Emmanual P J, Head, Dept of Economics then delivered the vote of thanks expressing heartfelt gratitude to all the faculty members, students and to all those who had made contributions for the advent of Altius 2015.
Before drawing an end to the inaugural ceremony, the Christ University dance team – Advaya entrained the audience to a strong dance performance, just enough to kick-start the Altius 2015 Journey at Christ University.

 

ALTIUS 2014

The Altius 2014 is a National level Economic Festival which comprises of 13 events, all of which were consciously designed to benefit the students of economics. We had students from 15 universities hailing from different parts of the country as participants this year. The Economics Department has taken initiative to ensure that Altius 2014 is impressionable in more ways than one; this is evident from the theme that has been chosen for this year’s festival ‘Creativity and Innovation’.


As the tradition narrates in Christ University, the inauguration began with the ‘lighting of the lamp’ ceremony accompanied by aninvocation song. This exhibited the auspiciousness of the occasion also ensuring that the entire program would be carried out with a sense of belief and commitment. Soon after this, the program coordinator, Dr Mahesh E formerly addressed the gathering with a welcome speech.


The Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr John Joseph Kennedy was then called onto the stage to deliver the presidential address. The Dean as anticipated made a notable remark on the efforts put by faculty members and students for the inception of Altius 2014, he also shared with us his perspectives and expectations from this broad initiative.


Next the Chief Guest, Dr Thimaiyya, Chairman, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and Former Economic Adviser to Government of Karnataka, Bangalorebegan his key note address by welcoming the gathering and acknowledging his second visit to the campus. Delighted by the conscious choice of this year’s theme, he began to throw light on the importance of having such activities which ensures practical experiences. He believes that ‘Altius 2014’ will act as a platform for students to nurture their creative skills which is considered very much essential to deal with the economic complexities of today.


Prof Emmanual P J, Head, Dept of Economics then delivered the vote of thanks expressing heartfelt gratitude to all the faculty members, students and to all those who had made contributions for the advent of Altius 2014.
Before drawing an end to the inaugural ceremony, the Christ University dance team – Advaya entrained the audience to a strong dance performance, just enough to kick-start the Altius 2014 Journey at Christ University.

 

ALTIUS 2013
Altius 2013 was conducted by the Department of Economics, Christ University on 12th and 13th November, 2013. The theme of this year’s fest was Reminisce, Reason and Redefine. The fest was inaugurated by Prof. S. Bislaiah, Member of Expert Committee for appointing Vice Chancellors in State Universities. His inaugural address emphasized on the integration of economics with other disciplines and also spoke on how economics as a field of study takes on from various other fields.

 

This National level fest witnessed participation from major colleges across the country. Events such as Bidding War, Teaching, Quiz, Debate, Brand Aid and Mind Games kept the students engaged on both the days. The events were open to all the participants and they thoroughly showcased their talents through these events. Two day fest concluded with the valedictory session which was chaired by Prof. Emmanuel P.J Head of the Dept.