The paper titled "Inclusive Engagement for Sustainable Growth: Utilizing Microfinance as a Catalyst to Achieve SDGs" received the prestigious Best Paper Award at the Model G20 Summit held at the JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), School of Sciences. Congratulations to Our Winners.
Dr. KVN Lakshmi, Associate Professor, School of Commerce, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)
Dr. S Ramesh, Professor, School of Commerce, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)
S Tejaswini, Assistant Professor, School of Commerce, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)
Dr. A Sharmila, Associate Professor, School of Commerce, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)
The presidency of India is dedicated to promoting a sense of universal unity. The Model G20 Summit, with the theme "One Earth, One Family, One Future," was an extensive two-day conference organized by JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) and hosted at the School of Sciences on JC Road. We are pleased to announce that Team Enactus from JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), School of Commerce received the prestigious BEST POSTER AWARD for their work on the impact of environmentally sustainable projects in achieving SDGs, as part of an initiative by Enactus JU.
Congratulations to all the authors
Ms. GEETANJALI S
Student Coordinator (ENACTUS), JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru,
Mr. NIKHIL M S
Assistant professor, Mentor (ENACTUS), JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru,
Dr. K V N Lakshmi
Assistant professor, Research supervisor (ENACTUS), JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru,
DR. SWAPNA H R
Professor, Head (ENACTUS PG), School of Commerce Studies, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University),
Dr. RAJI RAJAN
Assistant professor, Head (ENACTUS), JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru
Every year on 25th January, National Tourism Day is observed to raise public awareness of the importance of the tourism industry. It attempts to promote awareness of both India's natural beauty and the value of tourism to the Indian economy. The School of Commerce celebrated the occasion with a panel discussion involving industry experts under the theme, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav - Celebration of 75 Years of Independence. The industry experts to join the event were Mr. Anjin Mucharla, Director of Sales - Pride Group of Hotels, Mr. Jagadeesh H, Director of Big Travels, and Mr. Nithin Yadav, Founder and CEO of Smash Over-Cloud Kitchen. Dr. G. Saravana Kumar, Professor and Mentor (BMS - THM), presented a small video on the theme Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav showcasing the tourism developments in the last 75 years of independence. He then showed another video and this one was produced by the Ministry of Tourism. The 20-minute informative video, India 75 Years, addressed a wide range of topics, from India's struggle for independence to the current situation of tourism in all of our states, with its many different cultures and religions.
Post Covid the Challenges Faced by the Industry and Future Prospects was the subject of the panel discussion. In the conversation, Mr. Anjin discussed the hotel industry. He claimed that Covid caused a large loss in the hotel industry that resulted in fatalities, layoffs, salary reductions, and a lack of business. He claimed that the hotel industry"caught business by diversifying into outdoor catering, events, food delivery, etc., and it has been a continual increase on the 45-degree line. When asked about the sector's future, he added that it would see continuous expansion and that there would be no flattening out or decrease in activity for the ensuing 30 years.
Mr. Jagadeesh spoke on how Covid has affected the travel and tourist industry. During the pandemic, he described having no business and closed offices for nearly eight months. He continued by saying that although things eventually got a little better, vaccination remained difficult, and as a result, the industry was only partially operating with much less revenue. Later, as government restrictions were relaxed and vaccinations were given to those under the age of 45, domestic travel rose. He talked about how business was booming and new travel options including caravan tourism. He responded, "Domestic tourism was doing excellent in India and India is a big market for tourism and people have good spending capacity," when asked which of the outbound, inbound, or domestic is doing well in India.
Nithin Yadav discussed the food and beverage sector. He remembered starting his cloud kitchen during his final year at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). He said that he started this firm with a borrowing of Rs. 2 lahks from his grandmother and that it has grown to be worth Rs. 33 lakhs in just three years. He has increased the size of his kitchen and now takes on international chains. Nithin said post covid there was good business since people ordered more from home due to safety concerns and Government restrictions. He thanked Dr. Saravana Kumar for inviting him and asked students to gain maximum benefit from his experience.
Dr. Rachana Saxena concluded the panel discussion by summarising the important points and a vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. G Saravana Kumar. The National Anthem brought the event to a close.
Knowledge of the industrial environment is crucial for students to become successful professionals. The industrial environment has undergone a rapid transformation as a result of the increased frequency of innovation, which has accelerated the pace at which it is being updated and improved. Academic institutions like JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) emphasise experiential learning through industrial tours, workshops, and seminars in response to this transition in various industries. The School of Commerce of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) recently took some of its Bachelor of Management Studies students pursuing Tourism and Hospitality Management to Taj West End Hotel, Bengaluru. The visit took place with nine students who were accompanied by Dr. G Saravana Kumar, Professor - BMS - THM at the School of Commerce, on the 10th of November 2022. The visit intended to make students familiar with the operations of different departments in a five-star hotel.
When the students arrived at the hotel, Mr. Rajasvi Madan, L&D Manager of Taj West End, greeted them and gave them a general overview of the establishment. He revealed that the 20-acre property had 117 rooms, a garden, and exotic trees. He said that the colonial-style building is still maintained as it is without any alteration in the structure. He then went on to show students the ballrooms, Machaan (coffee shop), Masala Café (Indian-style restaurant), Blue Ginger (Vietnamese-style restaurant), open lawn party areas, swimming pools, and prestigious TATA Suite. The students even witnessed the grand history of the hotel through old pictures of the Taj West on the Wall of Heritage. He told 450 staff members are working in the hotel, which is quite high as the property is spread-out and every room service order is carried by hand because no trolley can be used on the ground as it is uneven.
He told the kids that discipline and grooming are two crucial components of this field and that if they are focused and diligent, they may succeed and gain a lot of respect in the field. He expressed his best wishes for the students' future endeavours. In addition to being a great learning opportunity, the visit to the hotel gave students a chance to know the demands of the industry.
The student society, ANTARAL - Pause & Be The Change, in association with Tata Croma, organised the event E- Ware to address the issue of electronic waste and its disposal. The event aimed at educating college students about the harmful effects of improper management of e-waste, which causes dozens of health hazards. The two-day event took place on the 13th and 14th of October 2022 and was conducted on the college premises.
Students and teachers were asked to come forward and discard their e-waste into an electronic waste box set up by our partners, TATA Croma. A sapling was planted in the name of every person who contributed to the cause. Even though the focus of the event was on the collection of electronic waste, the event also highlighted the lack of infrastructure available in the country for the processing of these wastes or even recycling them. It was highlighted during the event that it is the need for the hour to come up with and set up various ways and methods to dispose of various types of e-waste. E-waste collection, recycling, and treatment facilities and management of it should be implemented to ensure that people perform their responsibility to adopt sustainable measures to preserve the environment.
Antaral, in collaboration with TATA Croma, tried its best to raise awareness among the youth to find a solution for this major global problem.