Investiture Ceremony and an Informative talk on Vertical Gardening and Landscaping
The long-awaited investiture ceremony for Nucleus, the science forum and Caarma, the eco club of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) - School of Sciences, was organised on 14th September 2022. The event started with Mr. Upendra Sharma, the convener, introducing the forum and its core committee members. Dr. Altaf Ali and Dr. Sandeep Chawan handed out badges to all members of the core committee. The event was followed by an interesting talk on Vertical Gardening and Landscaping by Mr. Mathews P. Raj, Assistant Professor - Department of Life Sciences.
Mr. Mathew briefed the audience about landscape and its importance. He highlighted important aspects of landscaping and how the mindset of the person designing the landscape determines its features. In a brief presentation, he showcased different types of natural and manmade landscapes, terrariums, and aquariums, and the various elements utilised in the landscape. The historical, social, economic, and ecological significance of landscaping and its maintenance was demonstrated with examples and case studies. The discussion placed a strong emphasis on the relationship between preserving naturally formed landscapes and maintaining the ecological balance.
Later, the speaker gave a few examples of endemic flora and fauna and explained their roles in enhancing and blending with surroundings to form natural landscapes and maintain the ecological balance. Many students from various departments attended the informative session. The event concluded with a vote of thanks to the speaker.
The growing consumption of junk food and inactive lifestyle promote poor health. In this fast-paced and technology-driven era where comfort is always the priority, it becomes of crucial significance that mindful eating habits and lifestyles are adopted. To spread awareness about physical well-being and diversely emphasise the significance of health, Antaral - Pause and be the Change, a prominent student society of the School of Commerce organised HEAL - Healthy Eating, Activity, and Lifestyle on 13th September 2022. The event comprised two segments, cooking without fire and fitness challenges.
In the cooking without fire segment, the students learnt culinary skills appreciating the hard work put into cooking. The activity aimed to provide a platform for students to showcase their talents and explore new areas of interest. The students prepared a wide range of healthy dishes. The dishes were served artistically and aesthetically.
The winners of the cooking without fire section:
Manvi and Nitya
Gagana and Sathiya
Balaji Raj and Chanadhana
The winners were provided with coupons by our nutrition partner, Shot Circuit.
The fitness challenge aimed to immerse students in the challenge and a positive environment. It acted as a great initiative to infuse a little life into the existing exercise routine of participants and spice things up. In this section, the participants had to perform planks, push-ups, lunges, burpees, and single-leg stands to showcase their fitness levels.
The winners of the fitness challenge section:
The winners were provided coupons from our fitness partner, Finix Fitness.
The event improved public knowledge of different kinds of food and their benefits. It also conveyed the idea that sustaining physical health or fitness routine leads to enhanced mental health.
Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organised its product launch event on 9th September 2022 at the university campus. The mega event witnessed the participation of 190 volunteers, along with 18 sponsors' stalls and 1 Enactus Product Exhibition stall. The chief guests for the event were Ms. Vani Murthy, founding member of the Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT) and Ms. Ibadat Jishtu, Enactus India Programme Manager and Consultant - Enactus Global. At the Product Launch 2022, Enactus officially announced its upcoming endeavours and projects. Additionally, it offered a short rundown of every project undertaken by the forum in the previous year. This academic year, seven projects that are beneficial to society, the economy, and the environment have been successfully launched. The forum aims to contribute to a better and more sustainable future through these initiatives.
Upon the arrival of Ms. Vani Murthy and Ms. Ibadat Jishtu the event began with a torch lighting ceremony. Soon after, Enactus and the event, Product Launch, were introduced by the emcees to the audience, followed by an inaugural dance by Aditi S. Khasnis, a member of Enactus. Ms. Vipanchi V, Faculty Supervisor - Enactus JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), introduced the esteemed Chief Guests, Ms. Vani Murthy and Ms Ibadat Jishtu, after which they were called upon the stage to address the gathering. A film documentary that provided an overview of all Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) past year projects and events was shown.
The seven projects for 2022–2023 were introduced one at a time, with the chief guests transferring leadership to the project heads at each stage.
Project Rangde: The initiative attempts to break through the textile business with a novel and ecological idea by dying fabrics with floral waste and making them into cloth bags, pouches, and scrunchies.
Project Kalaa: A programme that helps replenish the declining flora while addressing the problem of expanding paper trash. The goal of this project is to create standard stationery items that are made from recycled paper and contain plantable seeds.
Project Khaady: By providing edible and biodegradable cutlery that is safe for use and encourages sustainability, it seeks to provide consumers with an alternative to plastic cutlery.
Project Meira: Aims to develop a bamboo lantern to tackle the power crisis.
Project Nesara: Produces bio-enzymes, which are liquid solutions of natural enzymes that may be used on a variety of domestic surfaces for cleaning and treatment. It is created with specific amounts of leftover fruit and vegetable waste.
Project Viva: Strives to produce kits filled with handcrafted and natural self-care products that are cruelty-free and ethically sourced.
Project Dhaaga: Aims to raise awareness about the adverse effects of single-use plastic and polythene covers by reusing plastic bags to make yarn and crochet them into durable products.
Ms. Ibadat Jishtu shared her views on the event and expressed support to all the project teams. Nikhil MS, the Faculty Advisor of Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), shared a few words about the Enactus team and extended his sincere regards to the chief guests. Ms. Ibadat Jishtu was fascinated with Project Viva and assured the team that the growing international demand for natural products could help their natural skincare line. She expressed her warm wishes for the team’s future endeavours. Ms. Vani Murthy admired the concept of Project Nesara and shared her preference for utilising bio-enzymes for cleaning because they are safer and more environmentally friendly than the chemical ones available in the market. She expressed her support for Project Dhaaga and showed the team her tote bag made of plastic waste. Both the guests showed a positive response to the idea of Project Meira as well. Ms. Ibadat Jishtu and Ms. Vani Murthy also liked the ideas behind Project Rangde, Project Kalaa, and Project Khaady. They appreciated the designs of the end products and offered suggestions to the respective heads on broadening their product line.
After going around the exhibition stall, the chief guests visited the other stalls which were:
Inline-4 Automotives (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.
Yama Bakes and Cake
Y.S juice shop
99 Variety Dosa
Vellvette Lifestyle Pvt Ltd.
To conclude, Product Launch 2022 was a resounding success that was extremely beneficial to all the seven projects that received a lot of input and feedback from the chief guests and faculty of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).
The MUN Society of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organised JIGYASA 2022, the maiden edition of the flagship event of the MUN Society. The event saw tremendous success with more than 20 institutes participating and 250 delegates. The three-day event began on 28th August 2022.
The conference had five committees:
UNODC- United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime
UNGA DISEC- United Nations General Assembly Disarmament International Security Committee
UNHRC- United Nations Human Rights Council
AIPPM - All India Political Party Meet
IPC- International Press corps
Mr. Pakkiresh Badami was invited as the keynote speaker for the event. He is currently part of the Indian Revenue Service, serving as the Deputy Commissioner for Income Tax in Bengaluru.
The conference, in its very first edition, managed to break records and became one of the biggest MUNs in the college circuit of Bangalore. All three days of the conference saw delegates representing various member nations and various members of political parties with immense zeal and enthusiasm. The conference was a perfect mixture of debate, learning, fun, and healthy competition. Many flaming topics like opposition deciding to sit on a protest in AIPPM and Russia leaving the UN in DISEC were discussed, making JIGYASA an insightful event.
“Kannada Vedike 2022” Inaugurated at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)
The Kannada Section in association with the School of Commerce, School of Sciences CS & IT and School of Humanities & Social Sciences at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) jointly organised the inauguration of “Kannada Vedike 2022” at the JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) Main campus on 08-09-2022.
Dr Rajani Jairam, Head of the Department of Languages and Dean for Student Welfare JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) inaugurated the event and in her speech advised that the students should focus on developing multiple skills for their overall growth to survive in the current competitive world. She further added, that in every academic year the “Kannada Vedike” is identifying the talents and skills of the students and helping them to grow holistically. She further said that this initiative has received a satisfactory response from students and we will continue to help the students in their skill-building efforts through the “Kannada Vedike” platform.
Dr Uma M.H, Head of the Department, School of Humanities & Social Sciences participated as the Resource Person and gave a special talk about “Knowledge and Discipline. She further quoted that knowledge is the combination of the conscious and subconscious mind, while discipline consists of internal discipline and external disciplines. It is very important that every person should adopt these characteristics in their lifestyles to lead a satisfactory and fruitful life.
Dr Suchitra Head of Department, School of Sciences & IT was present on the Dais and Smt Rajeshwari Y.M coordinator, Department of Languages, was the Guest of Honour.
Students, Ms Raksha sang the prayer song, Ms Anushka R Gowda welcomed the guests and spoke about the richness and culture of Karnataka, Ms Gagana gave a brief note about “Kannada Vedike”. The event was anchored by Ms Anusha Bhat and Mr. Tejas Vasistha gave Vote of Thanks.
All the student’s actively participated in many cultural activities like Mimicry performances, playing Veena, singing movie songs and more at the “Kannada Vedike” event.
A non-profit educational organisation with its US headquarters called Toastmasters International (TI) runs clubs all over the world to advance leadership, public speaking, and communication skills. The School of Commerce of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) had long sought a Toastmasters club, and now that wish has been eventually realised. On 9th September 2022, the JU Toastmasters Club was officially launched.
As a special guest speaker, the School of Commerce had the honour of inviting Mr. Arvind. He is the Art Director at More Than Textbook, a business he started with the goal of revolutionising education in India. He is the Republic of Toastmasters' Vice President of Education and a Toastmaster himself. Mr. Arvind is the founding president of the Republic of Toastmasters as well as the MTT Roastmasters Charter VPE.
The event was held at the JAIN Global Campus, and about 73 students took part. Three well-known Toastmasters were in attendance, and they gave the students an overview of Toastmasters International's features and advantages. After JU Toastmasters' hierarchy was revealed the members clamoured for positions in the principal officer ranks. A Q&A session followed the event's conclusion.
The majority of current infections and COVID-19 cases are observed in unvaccinated people. If breakthroughs occur in vaccinated persons, symptoms are less severe than those in unvaccinated ones. However, emerging data consistently show a decline in vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV2 infection and COVID-19 with time since vaccination and a more significant decline in older adults. Restoring vaccination effectiveness from that judged insufficient is the goal of a booster dose. The booster dose camps aim to enhance and boost India's fight against the SARs-CoV-2 virus and add another layer of safety.
To combat the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure the safety of students and staff, the NSS wing of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organised Covishield and Covaxin booster dose camp at the campus on 4th August 2022. The drive aimed to boost the uptake of Covid-19 precaution doses. The NSS wing conducted the camp to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's Independence and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The booster doses were available free of cost to all teaching and non-teaching staff above 18 years of age. Around 300 students volunteered and participated in the drive.
An Energetic Flash Mob by Samashti - The Student Council
An impromptu public performance of dance was organised by Samashti - The Student Council of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) on 2nd August 2022. The flash mob aimed to spread awareness about fellowship and harmony among the council members. Around 50-60 students performed at the flash mob and then dispersed in an instant leaving the viewers amused and delighted. An exclusive choreography was clubbed with the playful energy of a populous area and the ordinary ambience transformed into a thrilling and uplifting one. The dress code of participants caught everyone’s attention. Once the students started performing, the excitement level and the cheers were enthralling. The flash mob was followed by the banner reveal of Samashti.
Cleanliness is crucial to leading a healthy lifestyle. Cleanliness should not only be limited to our rooms or houses but also include neighbourhoods and surroundings. The Cadets of 1COY/ 9KAR BN NCC HQ & PL NO1, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), conducted a cleanliness drive, Swachhata Hi Seva Hai, to spread awareness about the importance of cleanliness in our society. The activity was held under the guidance of Major (Dr.) Rekha Sinha, Director - School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Interior Design, in Shanti Park at Jayanagar, Bangalore on 2nd August 2022.
During this one-hour activity, the cadets spread awareness about cleanliness, its importance, and hygiene. Keeping in sync with the theme, the cadets prepared posters and spoke about the three R's - Refuse or Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes and their types were also brought to light. The cadets highlighted the healthy hygienic environment and diseases like diarrhoea, dengue, malaria etc., which spread due to unhygienic surroundings. The cadets revealed that Swachhata Hi Seva Hai is the world’s largest cleanliness drive. They also discussed how garbage contributes to global warming and how to stop it by maintaining a clean environment.
The activity impelled the cadets and instilled an awareness regarding the importance of cleanliness. The cadets were motivated and looked forward to participating in more such activities.
An Impactful Session on Setting Goals for BCom Students
For long-term success, goal setting is fundamental. For students, setting clear and actionable goals can help track progress and allow them to focus on their priorities. To help students understand the importance of goal setting, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), School of Commerce, conducted an informative session for B. Com first-year students on 25th and 27th July 2022.
The guest speaker for the session was Mr. Rahul Kapoor, a mind-set coach, inspirational speaker, and author. Mr. Kapoor has trained over two lakh people from various backgrounds in the past 20 years and conducted sessions in 15 countries, including India, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, and the Middle East.
During the session, the speaker discussed eight steps of setting goals and how to achieve them. The important steps included identifying values, goals, action plan, motivation, discipline, flexibility, and outcome. He highlighted the problems faced by students while setting goals and why they cannot achieve those. He stressed how students should accept failure and stay motivated to work in the right direction. Further, the speaker explained the importance of self-love and acceptance and how students can achieve the stage of self-acceptance.
More than 600 students in three batches attended this interactive session. The energy of Mr. Kapoor kept the students enthusiastic throughout the session. For students, one of the main takeaways from the session was that goal setting should not be the primary focus of one's life and one can only achieve the desired outcome if the process of goal setting is followed correctly.
"The quickest way to resolve criticism and gender bias is to educate people on the values of understanding and acceptance, teaching love instead of hatred against one another." JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), School of Commerce under its student society, Antaral - Pause and Be the Change, organised Garv - The Pride Event on 27th July 2022. It was conducted to spread awareness about the LGBTQ community diversely. The motive of the event was to promote self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group.
During the event, two games were conducted - twister and tic-tac-toe. In the twister game, two groups competed with each other. The winner group got a prize voucher, and the other group answered the questions related to the LGBTQ community. In the tic-tac-toe, two groups of five players took turns marking the spaces in three-by-three grids. The winning team placed the three of their marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row and got vouchers for The Original Café, the sponsors. The other team read the facts related to the LGBTQ community.
Antaral - Pause & Be the Change, took a small step to bring awareness about equality among all genders. As a forum, we encourage people to come out and be themselves and voice out their choices. Acceptance is a stepping stone to a better future.
Blood donation is a tremendous humanitarian service and contribution to society. To celebrate 75 years of independence and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, NSS volunteers of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), in association with NSS Wing and Rotary Bengaluru Midtown conducted a blood donation camp - Sampradana. This one-day camp was organized on 28th July 2022 at Jain School of Commerce and Computer Sciences, Jayanagar campus.
The camp was inaugurated by Rtn Atul Kaushal - President, Rotary Bengaluru Midtown, presided by Sri. Ravindra Bhandari - Vice President, JGI Group, Professor Sridhar Murthy - Director, Academic and Planning, Dr. Rajani Jayaram- Head of Student Welfare, Dr. Aravind Kumar - NCC, Ex-officer and Dr. Sreenivasaiah R - NSS coordinator.
The blood donation camp was an effort to motivate people to come forward and donate blood. Students and staff were made aware of how blood donation can save countless lives every year. Around 350 volunteers came forward to donate blood during the camp, including students, teaching, and non-teaching staff. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences collected 80 units, Lions Blood Centre collected 97 units, and Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health collected nearly 79 units of blood through this campaign. Overall, the camp was a big success as a total of 256 units of blood was donated voluntarily.