Latest activities and events conducted by the Student Council.
September 05, 2019
Date: 5th September, 2019 Time: 11:30 am to 1:20 pm Venue: Main Auditorium Teachers Day celebration was held from 11:30 am to 1:20 pm in the main auditorium in CHRIST (deemed to be university), school of business studies and social sciences on 5th September, 2019. The program started with welcome address by Dr. Fr. Biju KC, the campus director. A dance performance was done by team Laasya. A musical performance was delivered by team Pranyam. All teachers were asked to download Kahoot Quiz, which was played later. It was conducted by Vishal Parwani and Vritti Mishra. Questions were asked based on the theme “How well you know your colleagues”. Professor who gained the most number of correct answers and in the least amount of time, was declared the winner. After the quiz, awards were distributed by Alan. Each teacher received a title, and a sache having the title on it. All teachers also received a mug which was customised with their names on it and the message of happy teachers day on it. A spoon was also provided. Dr. Jyoti Kumar, the dean then shared a few words on the auspicious occasion of teachers day. A speech to thank teachers was delivered by Jhala Shubhanginidevi, and the vote of thanks by Anjana Nambiar. Refreshments were provided to all teachers after the program ended.
September 05, 2019
Samarpan 2019 - Teachers’ Day As a Student Council initiative, Teachers’ Day - Samarpan 2019 for all the faculty members of Department of Professional Studies was celebrated on 4 September, 2019 from 11am to 12noon in main auditorium at CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Prof. Johny Joseph, Controller of Examinations and Director of Student Council, Dr. Jain Mathew, Dean of Commerce and Management and Prof. Biju Toms, Head of Department of Professional Studies graced the occasion. All the teachers were welcomed with roses. The program started with the symbolic lighting of lamp followed by an invocation dance. On behalf of all students, Chinappa shared a beautiful thanksgiving message to all teachers of their immense dedication in transforming the lives of students after which there was a melodious song performance. Prof. Johny Joseph and Prof. Biju Toms addressed the gathering about the significant role played by Teachers in shaping the lives of students. Then, there was a spectacular dance performance by Team Kanuvu and a group song performance. The program ended with a vote of thanks and college anthem. At the end of the program, all the Teachers were given a sapling, a coffee mug and a snack box as a token of gratitude.
September 05, 2019
Teachers’ Day, which is one of the major events organised by the Student Council was celebrated on 5th September 2019 . In Kengeri Campus, for the past 7 years, it was being organised by SWO. But this year, the Student Council had decided to collaborate with them in organising an unforgettable Teachers’ Day for all the teachers . The Gifts Usually, the gifts given to the teachers are common to all. This time, the Student Council of Kengeri Campus decided to give personalised gifts to the teachers to make the gift more special. Hand-drawn Portraits of teachers have been framed and given to all the Teachers. The Process The decision of the gifts was done way back in June. The work started in the first week of July and ended by the first week of September. All the 196 sketches of the faculties from Faculty of Engineering, School of Architecture and the Institute of Management have been drawn by our University Student Council member Harshit Srivathsava, as we wanted consistency in the quality of all the sketches. The collection of money has been started by the SWO as usual, but we had negotiated and convinced them to work along as our part has been planned long ago and most importantly that is a unique initiative. All the Deaneries collected good amount of money, supported by the amount given by the management we could make it possible. Involvement of the Deanery Student Council Members The frames had been ordered from Frames speciality store. The Deanery Student Council Members were asked to help in putting up the sketches and frames together. The Distribution On 5th September, from 10:00 am onwards, the gifting of portraits was being done by Deanery Student Council Members along with the University Student Council Members. This distribution happened department-wise which made it quicker and more efficient. Gifting was done various places like the corridors, laboratories and classrooms which also ensured that each student in the campus is aware of what their contribution was utilised for. To ensure that this initiative and work of Student Council is noticed by every individual, the portraits of Fathers, Deans and Heads of the Departments had been gifted to them in the Open-Air Auditorium amidst the gathering by the University Student Council Members after some wonderful performances by the teachers.
September 05, 2019
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” We celebrate Teachers’ day every year throughout the country on 5th September. Students express their gratitude and appreciation for their teachers on this day. This day is dedicated to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – second President of India. The great academic philosopher and one of the most well known diplomats, scholar, president of India and above all a teacher. As a tribute to this great teacher, his birthday has been observed as teachers' day. For this Teacher’s day, on behalf of the students of the Department of Management Studies, the Student Council organized a lunch for the teachers on September 5. Keeping with the University’s efforts towards reducing the use of paper and plastic, we gave the teachers Vanilla Cheesecakes as an invitation present. These cakes were baked by an alumnus of our department and ex-council member. Lunch was served in Ivy Hall, Audi Block between 1:00-2:00. To show the gratitude they felt towards the teachers, the members of council who were present there served some of the dishes themselves to the teachers. In addition to the lunch, we also presented the teachers with a small gift. The teachers were presented with a small mason jar that has a packet of seeds, a chocolate and a personalized message. The idea behind giving the teachers seeds was that teachers help us, small seeds, grow to become mighty trees by nurturing us with education and wisdom. We hope that the plants that will grow from these seeds will help them remember us forever.
September 05, 2019
Date: 9th September, 2019 Time: 3.45 Pm to 5:30 pm Venue: Campus view The Teachers’ Day celebration for the academic year 2019-20 was held from 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm at the Campus view in CHRIST (Deemed to be University) on 9th September, 2019. The emcee was done by Rajath and Gayathri Balasubramanian, DSC members. The program began with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries of the day accompanied by an invocation song by Sahana and Pooja. Following this, Keya Rebello, University Student Council member delivered the welcome address. A fifteen-minute-long video was shot by the students of Deanery Student Council, which was a compilation of teachers’ day greetings from all the classes in School of Law, including few alumni. The video also included Mr. Ashwin, Mr. Stalin and Ms. Sunayana who shared their journey from student life to teacher life. The teachers were certainly overwhelmed after watching the video. An Indian style dance performance was put up with the help of the cultural committee. The graceful movements of the girls were a treat to the eyes. A fun game called Tambola was organised for the teachers. The event was conducted by Siri Prasad and Nandita Karunakaran. All the teachers played with great enthusiasm and the set of winners were rewarded with gifts. Dr. Abdur Munir Roaf from Western Cape University who was on his visit to School of Law, was invited to share a few words with the audience. He appreciated and praised the DSC for organising such an event and shared some of his memorable experiences. The cultural committee gave another western dance performance. The energetic dance brought everyone on their toes. It was a refreshing performance for around two minutes. The music team of the cultural committee entertained the audience with a beautiful collection of Bollywood songs. Dr. Sunita, Professor from the LLM followed by Prof. George K Jose respectively shared a view words about their initial stages of career and how they value the noble profession. Dr. Fr. Benny Thomas, Director, School of Law was invited to address the gathering followed by which Pahul Sond, University student council member delivered the vote of thanks. All the teachers and DSC members present assembled for a group photo session after which everyone was provided with refreshment. The event on the whole was well organised and was a grand success .
September 05, 2019
The Deanery of Humanities and Social Sciences celebrated one of the most important professions – teaching, by gifting all our teachers with a lifelong gift - a plant. To forward this year’s waste-reduction initiative, the Council Members bought coir pots instead of plastic pots from Pinia to reduce plastic usage in the campus. From the Lalbagh nursery, we bought peperomia plants which are indoor plants that help purify oxygen. These plants require minimum care. Along with being medicinal, the plants are a beautiful addition to any desk or room. The Deanery Student Council members wrote messages which were given to the teachers along with the plant. On 5th September, 2019 the University Student Council members went to all the teachers in each Department, showing gratitude and thanking them for their invaluable service to the institution.
September 05, 2019
TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION Deanery of Science A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom. It becomes very necessary for us to thank our teachers for whatever they have been doing for us, putting in all their efforts day and night. Hence we, on behalf of all the students, thanked our teachers from the Deanery of Sciences on 5th September . Although it becomes our responsibility to thank them every day, this is a day made for them to feel special about themselves. The plan of making them feel special about their work was being made from the past one month. After a long brain storming about gifts and events, we made up a draft plan. We decided to collect money from the students of each and every class of Science deanery with the help of our Deanery level Student Council members and invest it in getting few small gifts filled with gratitude to our teachers. On 5th September with the help of our Deanery level council members ,we packed the gifts: a pen which is the symbol of knowledge, a key chain with a 50 year calendar in it which will remain as a memory as time passes and a plant sapling which is a symbol of growth, health, wealth and happiness. Then all the University level members along with their deanery level members showed their gratitude by gifting the teachers personally. This was a memorable day to all of us.
September 05, 2019
Department Of Commerce Behind the birth of each great student lies the infinite efforts and wisdom of their guide, guru or teacher. The teachers of Christ University are not less a guru to their students. Teachers' Day in India is celebrated on 5 September every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - First Vice President of India and the Second President of India and an educationist at heart. Teachers day has always been a joyful occasion for both teachers and students alike in Christ University. To appreciate and honour the tremendous efforts taken by them to spread the light of knowledge to students the Student Council members had taken extra efforts to put up different programs and fun activities for our teachers. The Teachers day preparation involved meticulous planning to meet budgets and to provide the best experience to our teachers. The Student council members had organised into different committees to manage the various tasks. Along with the Student council Kala, Sangeet and Taal teams had put in lot of efforts for preparations and making the programs a grant success. Last but not the least Last minute production for their constant support. The first task at hand was the invitations. This time we wanted the invitations to be very different from usual. The Invitations team came up with a creative idea of Doves carrying the invitation, a mirror to the ancient Persian way of using birds to deliver messages. Lots of time and effort was put in by the gifts committee to personalise the mementos for each teacher. The mementos were spray painted glass bottles with cute black laces carrying an ink pen and a heart touching letter from their present class. The Teachers day program of DOC had commenced at 3.00 pm in the Main Auditorium with the humble presence of the Dean Dr. Tomy K Kallarakal, associate Dean Dr. Theresa Nithila Vincent, Dr. Sheril Michael Almeida, Dr Girish S, Dr Natchimuthu N, all the teachers and students from the department of commerce as audience. The celebrations began with an opening message followed by a mesmerizing mime performance by Last Minute Productions, dance choreography by Taal, band performance by Sangeet. Followed by a heart whelming speech by a student for the teachers. The teachers were engaged with amusing, interactive quiz questions to create a jolly mood among them. A special heart touching video was created and filmed by the student council members dedicating it to all the teachers. The celebration concluded with the distribution of the mementos to the teachers, a token of appreciation. Each teacher was welcomed with a loud round of applause by the audience onto the stage for their mementoes. The teachers were served homemade refreshments and delicacies prepared by the students after the program. The theme for the recipes was fusion. Baked beans tart, nachos chat, rolls, sandwich, fruit cream and drinks were the treat for the teachers Over all with the grace of God this year the Teachers Day celebrations was a grand success.
July 26, 2019
The Orientation Program of the Deanery Student Council Members of School of Law CHRIST was conducted on 26th July 2019, at the Kengeri Campus of CHRIST (Deemed To be University). The day started with a short prayer, following which a few ice breaking activities were conducted to facilitate interaction amongst the Deanery Student Council Members. The main purpose of theafore mentioned activities was to provide a congenial and informal environment for the students to get to know each other better. The program also featured many thought provoking discussions during which students raised concerns and made suggestions on various issues. The issues discussed ranged from the need to improve general security measures on campus, to the need for internship programs and summer school collaborations with Foreign Universities. After detailed deliberation the students were shown a Ted talk on the concept of ‘ideal leadership’, which gave them insight in to the role of a leader. The students discussed how a leader is not merely meant to be an autocratic figure, but should strive towards building a fiduciary relationship with his team. While discussing these ideas on the role of a ‘leader’, the students initiated a discussion on the role of the Student Council in Law School and discussed measures to improve the relationship between the Student Body and the Council. The members were then asked to present on certain topics which had been assigned to them before hand. Included among the topics were: Daksh, Teachers Day, Gratitude Week, mechanisms to include student perspectives on various aspects of campus life etc. The students were also given specific sub-committees to work under, in order to ensure the smooth functioning of all the council activities planned for the year. In conclusion, the Orientation Program was a fitting way for the Law School Deanery Council to start the Academic Year.
July 17, 2019
The informal orientation session for Deanery Student Council members conducted on 17th July, 2019 in Bannerghatta Road Campus of Christ (deemed to be university) presented a great opportunity to the newly selected council members to get to know each other as well as to bond with the continuing members. Conducted by Mr. Jibrael Jos, an Associate Professor from the Hosur Road Campus, this interactive and fun session was the perfect catalyst to bring the council members together. The event started at 11.30 am (after an introductory address by University Student Council member Alan Joseph John) in the morning and went on till 1.20 pm in the afternoon. The venue of the event was the spacious seminar hall in the first floor. The activities involved ‘rapid fire questions’, group discussions, singing, dancing and team-building exercises. A big empty space was created in the middle of the hall for the activities to take place. The activities were not only aimed at strengthening the bond between the students and promoting teamwork but also at creating awareness about the cultural diversity in the campus. Jibrael sir called them sociometric experiments that encourage the students to go beyond regional boundaries, religion, caste and class. The event was concluded with delectable vegetarian lunch for all the student council members. Some memorable moments from the session as captured by USC member Abhishek is shared below:
July 15, 2019
The program began at sharp 4:30 pm on 15th July at the PU block quadrangle. Firstly the deanery level student council members, representing the Deanery of Sciences, were welcomed with a briefing about the agenda of the first meet. It was followed by the introduction of the student council coordinator for Deanery of Sciences, Prof. Benny Sebastian and all the University Student Council Members representing the Deanery of Sciences to all the DSC members. Then the selected DSC members were inducted primarily by receiving the badges followed by a talk on the importance of the Student Council both in the student body and the University, its working, its agendas by Benny Sir. Brief talk was also given by the University Council members regarding what is Student Council. Then the newly selected members were made to involve themselves in 2 of the group activities in order to understand the functioning of the council and to improve their mutual coordination, understanding with their co-members and also with the university level members. At last the meeting was concluded with a talk on the newly drafted role clarity proposal, initiatives and the action plan of the council for this year, the major events held by the council and the involvement required by the members extensively in every bit of any program organised by the council. Hence, the meeting ended on a cheerful note with immense hope of a wonderful team work ahead.
July 13, 2019
The University Student Council members of the Deanery of Humanities and social sciences organised an orientation for the newly elected Deanery level student council members. The orientation started with an introduction by Prof. Padmakumar to the student council by referring it to a salad bowl rather than a melting pot and differentiating it from the Student Welfare Office. The dias was next taken over by Prof. Samuel S. George- Praveen Kenneth Leadership Chair who mentored the students on the importance of leadership and teamwork to achieve the desired goals. According to him, “Leadership is different. The traditional understanding of leadership is authority but it really is based on the power of influence. It is presenting one’s views and having the will and ability to support and negotiate for the welfare of people and the apex body.” The next round was important as the students were elaborated on their roles and responsibilities as a Deanery level member. This was followed by a Q/A session and three different team-building activities that helped the members bond with each other. The evening ended with a photo session and a snack time with the group. Highlight of the event: The University student council members of the Humanities and the social sciences department along with the guidance of Prof. Padmakumar came up with the idea to not use paper cups while serving juice to the students at snack time. This proved to be successful as the members came with their own water bottles and we were successful in saving a lot of unnecessary waste generation.
July 12, 2019
Deanery Student Council Induction : All the 66 Deanery Student Council members were inducted by Dr. Jain Mathew, Dean of Commerce and Management and Prof. Biju Toms, Head of Department of Professional Studies (DPS) on 6 of July, 2019 at main auditorium along with Insight Event. Deanery Student Council Orientation The Deanery Student Council members had an orientation by University Council members on 12 July, 2019. They were oriented about the Student Council Body and their roles and responsibilities as a Deanery Student Council member. Roles and Responsibilities of a Deanery Student Council Member 1) Hold compulsory meetings with the class once a month 2) DSC members must document these meetings and the reports for the same must be submitted by the end of the week. 3) Agenda for the meetings should be as follows, a. Discuss the proposals and upcoming department events and initiatives with the students. b. Conduct a survey or polling on student’s opinions or feedback on department initiatives. This should be part of the report. c. All queries and grievances are to be addressed at the end of the meeting. d. A monthly report of the meetings should be submitted to the university council members at the end of every month. 4) Take initiatives on two levels a. Compulsory project at the class level b. Compulsory project at the university 5) Report for the projects must be submitted at the end of the academic year An activity was conducted: We had the students take the behavioral style assessment tool test where they understood what type of team player and leadership quality they possessed. We asked them to substantiate the strengths, challenges and work ethics of their specific styles and we further elaborated and spoke about the importance of how each style works with each other in dynamic environments. Stressed on how the positives of one style and negatives of the other complement each other as they will all be working together in a team for their tenure as the deanery student council member. The students were later then asked to introduce themselves and state their purpose of joining the Student Council.
July 10, 2019
Introduction : After being evaluated based on various parameters inclined towards representing as a Deanery Student Council member, 18 members were selected from the Main Campus, Hosur Road and 10 members were selected from the Kengeri Campus, Kengeri. The Deanery Student Council members were then taken through an induction and an orientation program in order to understand the various aspects involved in the Student Council Body. Objective : The objective of the induction and the orientation program conducted by the University Student Council members were to facilitate the understanding of the Student Council Body to the Deanery Student Council members. The objectives set for the induction and orientation program were as follows, 1. To introduce the faculty coordinator Prof. Lakshmiprasad 2. To introduce University Student Council members 3. To help the Deanery Student Council members understand their roles and responsibilities 4. To provide insights on how to be a communication facilitator for students 5. To conduct an oath taking ceremony 6. To introduce the Deanery Student Council members of both campuses to each other 7. To provide Deanery Student Council member badges to the council members Oath Taking Ceremony 05-July-2019 : The induction program was followed by the oath taking ceremony for the Deanery Level Student Council members. Interaction of Deanery Student Council Members 10-July-2019 : The Deanery Student Council members from both campuses were introduced to each other through an interaction activity. Conclusion : The members of the Deanery Level Student Council were well oriented after a through understanding of the Student Council Body was provided by the University Student Council members. The Deanery Student Council members have understood the sensitiveness of their roles and responsibilities and have already plunged into action by volunteering for various initiatives presented by the University Student Council members.
July 08, 2019
The Department of Management Studies conducted its Orientation program for the Deanery Council on the 8th of July in the Council Room, Central Block. The program began with an address by our Council Coordinator, Prof. Naveen Kumar. In his speech, Sir welcomed and congratulated the newly elected members. He briefed the students about the values and principles that the council upholds and works towards. Next in the formal session the University Council Representatives of the department briefed the new council about their roles and responsibilities. There was a short presentation about the calendar of events and the committees that will be formed for the smooth functioning of the council. Given that the Open Forum for the first important activity of the council post this orientation, the council was briefed about the purpose of the Open Forum and their role in it. To conclude the formal session, the council members were informed about the expectations that the department and its faculty has from the council and how they can work towards fulfilling them. There was also an informal session where an ice breaker game was played and some team building activities were organised to help the members familiarize themselves with each other. The aim of this informal session was to ensure that the council would eventually work not just as team formed by the department, but as a family that enjoys working together.
July 05, 2019
Opening: The orientation started at 2:00 pm. The agenda of the meeting was to orient the newly selected Deanery Council Student Representatives about their role and responsibilities in the Deanery The orientation began with a welcome address by Dr. Naveen Kumara , in which he congratulated all the DSC member and briefed them about their roles and responsibilities Ansh, USC Member briefed the newly selected DSC members about the various responsibilities they have to handle in the department. Primarily roles were allocated regarding recording the Minutes of the Meeting, Teachers Day, Daksh and Gratitude Day from each course In charges from each course were thereafter nominated and selected. The orientation ended with a small informal interactive session with the DSC members in which they got an opportunity to interact with each other. The informal event included many group building and bonding events. The meeting was closed at 4:00 pm