Crisis management was the second event organised by Colossus – The Commerce Association for the first year students. The event was held on the 16th and 17th November 2020.
Crisis Ahead, as the name suggests, was an event based on solving situations and crisis a company or a department of the company faces. The first round was a written round. A case study was sent to the participants on 16th at 4:30 P.M. and the participants had to submit their solutions by 5:10 P.M. There were 25 teams that had registered which added up to a total of 75 individuals.
Eight teams got qualified for the finals. The final round was a presentation based round. Each team was given only 15 minutes to present and then were required to join a google meet where they had to present in front of two judges for 8 minutes which was followed by rebuttal from the judges. The first and second places were backed by I CAME L and I CAMS J won the 3rd position.
‘Advantage’ being the third event organised by Colossus – The Commerce Association for the first year students was held on the 4th and 5th of December 2020. The students could register for this event using the google form sent to their class WhatsApp groups or by accessing the same link in the bio of the Colossus Instagram page.
Advantage was a marketing event. To give some insights about the working of this two-day event an orientation class held on the 3rd of December for the students. In round one, we tested their creativity by asking them to send us a poster and a tagline of a product, and then asked them the 4P’s of marketing (Product, Place, Price and Promotion). In round two, 8 teams got qualified and had to buy one place, one product and one brand ambassador and to come up with marketing strategies using the three categories bought by them. The final round was a presentation-based round.
The outcome of this event was far better than crisis management due to the orientation given and the participants loved that this was more of a creativity-based event rather than a completely knowledge-based event. The first and third places were backed by I CAME L while the second place was backed by I CAMS J. The event required teams of three and there were 21 teams that had taken part with a total of 63 individuals.
Mock stock was an event organised by Colossus – The Commerce Association which was open to both the first as well as the second year students. The event was conducted from the 13th to 16th January 2021. Round one was a quiz-based round in which all questions pertaining to the stock markets around the globe were asked. The quiz took place through google forms and round one was an elimination round. For round two there were 12 teams that had qualified. Each team consisted of four teammates. In this round the teams were given a scenario and a certain amount of money. This amount of money was to be used in various investments and the rate of return was to be shown, the round was termed portfolio management. For round three only eight teams got qualified. The final round was a simulation of the Indian stock market. There were 7 companies, 2 commodities and Nifty that were allowed to be traded. In spite of being hosted online, the participants had just as much fun as when it was hosted offline last year and said that the intensity of the final round was very high.
The first place was backed by II CAME L and I CAMS K, second place by II CAMS K and I CAME L and third by II CAMS K and I CAME L.
The Department of Commerce launched its third and final volume of Comlette on 19th April 2021. This was a special edition for the students of the junior commerce classes enabling them to get an idea of the entire process of making a newsletter. Comlette Volume 3 mainly included four topics on which the students had to submit their articles, namely, Finance, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Analytics. The topics ensured that an overall learning experience was created for the first years. This time, it being a special edition, the students also got to design the cover page and share their experience in the events conducted by Colossus. The newsletter also featured a Teacher’s Article penned by Mrs. Betsy R M. Thus the Comlette team saw great participation from the juniors and successfully wrapped up all the three volumes of the renowned newsletter.
The second edition of Comlette officially closes two of the biggest events witnessed at Christ Junior College – Model Business Summit V6.0 and Colossus’20 within its pages. It includes a deep insight into the proceedings of Business Summit, which was a simulation of the intense corporate meetings right at the very top; and a sneak peek into the 8 events that comprised the very first edition of Colossus’20, by the event heads themselves!
In the very end, we flip the coin as we see the glorious reviews for these events by the participants. All in all, Comlette V2.0 is nothing short of a special edition by the commerce fans for the commerce fan!
Start Up! was the first event organised by Colossus for the 1st PU students welcoming them to the world of commerce. It was held on the 15th and 16th October, 2020. Start Up! was a product launch based event where the team had to come up with their own idea for a product that hadn’t been launched in the market. The registrations for the same started on the 9th of October and the participants had to submit a detailed synopsis of their product idea by the 13th of October. On the day of the event they had 6-7 minutes to present their idea following which was the question answer session by the judges. The event saw a participation of 17 teams and a total of around 70 individual participants from all three classes. The students really exhibited their talents and Start Up! being their very first event, they did not hesitate to show what they possess. The first place was bagged by I CAMS K and second and third were both backed by I CAME L. The interested participants could register by accessing the google forms sent on their class groups or by accessing the link in the bio of the Colossus Instagram page.
The CUEGIS LAUNCHPAD was an initiative sincerely started by the lecturers of II CAME L, Ms. Vandana Mary and Mr. Srinvas Rao, in collaboration with the IB department. It was truly research oriented and very well linked to their subject – Business Studies. This effort to create an interactive and enriching experience for the students during the unfortunate times of the COVID pandemic emerged tremendously successful.
The students of II CAME L were divided into several teams and given the liberty to choose an organisation of their choice to research on. CUEGIS required the students to accurately pen down the facts and their opinion on the functioning of these various companies. Every enterprise is significantly affected by change, culture, ethics, globalisation, innovation and strategy. These are the characteristics on which every company depends for its growth and diversification. After an engaging period of 5 months, the students drafted their research work in the form of 11 engaging and ingenious books. Each of these books contained a detailed analysis of the respective company in relation to the above-mentioned factors. The final copies then went on to be released by the Principal of our college on 16th December, 2020.
The various companies on which research was conducted included Disney, Starbucks, Amul, Lamborghini, ITC Ltd, Larson and Toubro, Apple, Amazon, Tata Motors, and PepsiCo. The students, thus, reaped their efforts of research with corporate knowledge, an enthralling experience and lots of interactive sessions with their classmates.
Magnachrista 2020, one of the biggest and most awaited intercollegiate fests conducted by Christ Junior College, surpassed all the barriers by pushing its horizons to the national level. Colleges from many cities across India participated in the events conducted virtually on the 27th and the 28th of November, making Magnachrista 2020 a glorious event with a whopping number of 400 participants. 19 events were brought together under five different categories – Literary, Language, Art, General and Stage and provided participants an enthralling experience. Technology has been a great comfort in communicating with the team as well as participants from different colleges from the convenience of our homes. For the team at the Student Welfare Office, it has been an exciting month; beginning from inviting colleges to handling accounts, inviting judges, organising competitions, communicating with the participants, announcing results, sending the cash prizes and certificates, which allowed volunteers to learn under multiple capacities. The wonderful team of volunteers gave their best in making this such a successful event.
“Good Cover design is not only about beauty. It’s your first contact with a potential reader”.
– Eeva Lancaster
The Library Committee organised Bibliomania for First PU students. As a part of Bibliomania, an online Re-Cover competition was held on November 21st, 2020. Participants were given an opportunity to redesign the cover of a popular fiction. The book provided for redesigning the cover page was ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins. This competition provided them a platform to create myriad hues of colour and patterns while sticking on to the theme of the book. Forty students registered through google forms and twenty three students participated. The winners of the competition were:
I – Rohit Talakadu Manjunath, I PCME G
II – Ruthvik Arunkumar, I HEPP N
III – Shilpa Satish, I PCMB E and Vishakha Bakshi, I PCMC I
As a part of Bibliomania, the Library Committee organised Behind the Paint competition for first PU students. This was an online competition held on November 20th, 2020. Through this competition, participants got an opportunity to pen untold tales behind a painting. They could express it either in the form of a short story or as a poem. Participants utilised this opportunity to hone their writing skills. Thirty five students registered and twenty eight students participated. The winners of this competition were: