Extra Curricular/Co-Curricular Activities
- A talk on GENDER EQUITY 2018
- Report of Summer School in Graph Theory 2019
- Rural Exposure Camp 1Msc 2019
- Rural Exposure Camp 1EMS 2019
- Orientation Program for 1year PG students 2019
- Orientation Program for 1EMS
We, the students of the BSc EMS (Economics, Mathematics and Statistics) program were extremely privileged to have an elaborate orientation program that enabled us to learn about what the course has to offer and build our personal skills.
The three day program began on June 10th where students of various programs gathered in the auditorium for a formal orientation. Teachers took stage to explain to us the rules and regulations of the University. Our Vice Chancellor, Father Abraham V.M addressed the students and emphasised the importance of utilising every opportunity provided in campus and to use these three years in the best possible manner. As part of the cultural events; Natyarpana, the University’s Dance Group put up a mesmerising performance and the University Choir gave us a beautiful rendition of ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’.
Our class teacher, Dr Smita S Nagouda warmly welcomed us and explained the prospects of the course. Dr Joseph T.V, Head of the Department of Mathematics addressed us and mentioned that this is the only Department in Christ University where all the fifteen teachers have completed their PhD. Dr Joseph also enlightened us about the scope in the field of research and emphasised on how important it is for us to maintain a positive attitude throughout our lives.
On June 11th, Dr Sahana Prasad and Dr Joshy K.J from the Department of Statistics and Economics respectively introduced to us the course plan and had an interactive session. Dr Anita Mary, a psychologist, gave us a motivational talk from which every one of us took home valuable lessons. Ma’am introduced to us the acronym KASH which stands for Knowledge, Attitude, Skill and Habit and she tied this acronym very beautifully with the motto of the University, Excellence and Service. She reiterated the fact that we must always keep chasing our dreams however hard they may seem.
This was followed by a session in the auditorium where we were introduced to all the various extra-curricular activities that Christ has to offer. Some of them being CSA, SWO, CAPS, NCC, Theatre and Music.
For the last day, we had Mr Rupen Paul who taught us what is takes to be a good leader and how we must effectively manage our time. Sir gave each of us a minute to speak to the class and talk about our Greatest Achievements. This opportunity really helped us connect with our classmates on a very personal level as most of the stories were very touching ones. Our seniors then had an ice breaking session with us and we played a couple of games. This really helped us build a good rapport with them.
These three days were educative and a lot of fun and we look forward to the years ahead at Christ University.
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- Talk on Gender Equity 2019
- EMS Alumni Meet 2019
- Alumni Interaction 2019
- Report on Graph Theory 2018
- Soft Skill Training Programme 2018
- Campus Tour 2018
The second year EMS students took up the initiative of familiarizing their juniors with the CHRIST (Deemed to be University) campus by organizing a campus tour for them. The students were first taken to the Central Block Knowledge Centre where they explained the various parts of the library and got inspired by the motivational quotes displayed on the walls. They were also taken to the UG library and were shown a wide range of reference books available for them. Then they were taken to the Bird’s Park where the students experienced a very calm and refreshing environment. They were also introduced to various eateries across the campus. “Parivartana”, the waste-management wing the university. They showed the importance of segregating and recycling waste and hence instilled in its students a sense of social responsibility. Through this, University has served as a role model for other universities to emulate. Like the icing on the cake, it recycles paper and processes it into notebooks which are then circulated among students and the cost of those books are further used for helping the poor. So “Parivarthana” is a complete system in itself that focuses on those sectors of our society that are in dire need of help and it works towards its upliftment.
As the campus tour progressed, they were taken to various basketball courts and football fields and cricket grounds among many other sports’ grounds. The mere sight of them enthralled them and were taken aback by their stunning appearance. By the end of the day, the entire pack of first year EMS students were found on the various grounds. “The Gourmet”, the very word strikes a sense of elegance in our minds, and the food served there does justice to the word. By offering many choices in the Continental and Indian cuisine, it has become a place where students flock to during the lunch hours. The Gourmet is not the only place to savour the various delicacies it has to offer. Apart from these they were given directions to the various other eateries and food stalls on the campus by our seniors. On the whole the campus tour proved to one of the best experiences on the campus as they came to know the vibrancy and magnanimity of the beautiful , lush green campus huddled in the heart of Bangalore city and they all felt extremely privileged to be a part of this institution.
- Alumni Interaction - 2018
ALUMNI INTERACTION - I
The department, arranged an alumni interaction with final year and Second year BSc(EMS) on the 19th of June 2018 between 2-4. This interaction talk was done by four alumini Ms Chetana, Ms. Nishata, Ms Chahak and Ms Anahita of first EMS batch of 2013.
The need of such talk was needed as third years must cope with not only academics but it is the time to think about the future ie. What after BSc?. Job, higher studies, diploma, or choose any other option from the endless list of opportunities?
Ms Chetana is in final year MSc(Mathematics), Ms Nishata is preparing for UPSC exam and also an adjunct faculty in Department of professional studies, Ms Chahak is doing her MSc(Actuarial Science) and Ms Anahita is working as Risk Analyst at EY, Bengaluru.
They discussed about the different career paths they choose and the mistakes they have made during working towards reaching their goals. They all had a clear vision and were still striving to reach their set goals. They also discussed about the course EMS and its vast ocean of opportunities. They talked about few career options which included:
1. Actuarial Science
2. Research scope in all the three fields- Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
3. Study of Applied Mathematics and Economics
4. The beauty of Econometrics as a subject for further study and as a career option
5. Jobs in Banks, Insurance Companies and handling taxes of the companies
6. UPSC, civil services
They briefed about the competitive exams associated with the career options mentioned in the above list. Dilignce, hard work, consistency and interest towards study and work is the key to be successful. They also discussed various Colleges/Universities in India and abroad that are good for certain fields and their criterion for admissions. They busted the myth that people do not come back to do their higher studies once they start earning. They encouraged to sit for placements too. Actuarial Science, UPSC, Mathematics as a research career was talked about in detail.
ALUMNI INTERACTION - II
On Friday 22/06/2018 between 10-12 Mr Krishana an alumini of 2013 batch, gave a talk on various career paths after BSc(EMS) to final and second year EMS students. He graciously shared his experiences and advice. Mr. Krishna has completed his Master in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the Tilburg University and has now been selected at the University of Zurich to do his Doctorate studies in the area of Behavioural Economics. He gave a brief introduction about himself and shared his experiences of his stay at Netherlands. He spoke about his determination and sincerity towards constantly reading at the library and his efforts that helped him pave way for his PhD studies to happen at University of Zurich. He adviced the final year students to learn independently and beyond the four walls of the classroom.
The students then asked a lot of queries, about studying abroad, such as, what is the right time to apply for colleges abroad, to which he espoused that September to October would be the correct time. Another query asked was, which is the most important component of the application that would be considered for admission abroad. In response, he mentioned that there was not one component that had high importance but many, including GRE or GMAT scores and Course Work. When asked about the application process and GRE preparation, he adviced that it would be ideal to attempt GRE twice and go for the second attempt in months. Anyone would tend to perform better that way as the concepts would still stay fresh in the mind.
His talk inspired all the students to pursue our areas of interest with utmost sincerity and focus. Anyone who works hard with determination will be able to reach heights. It was a very interesting learning experience for all the students.
The talk was also attended by Dr. Joshy KJ, Head of the Department of Economics and Dr. Smita S Nagouda, Co-ordinator, EMS Programme, Department of Mathematics, CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
ALUMNI INTERACTION – III
Mr Rovin(2014-2017) MS-Economics, LSE interacted with 5EMS on Tuesday 17 July 2018 1.30-2.30.