The department was established in the year 2009. Known for understanding the dynamism in the business world, the department conducted a variety of Innovative programmes this year. The programmes were chalked out in such a manner that they not only proved beneficial for students in their academics, a new horizon of knowledge opened up for the students.
The department offers three specializations, Human Resources, Marketing and Finance. Students can also enrol in value-added certification courses of the three specializations For the overall development of the students, there are classes in Soft-skills, Aptitude Training, English Enhancement, Newspaper Analysis, Computers and grooming- etiquette sessions.The main aim of these courses is to transform theory into reality.
Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (AIET) offers an MBA degree affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. It enables students to build upon their undergraduate degree and specialize in emerging business fields. The much sought-after degree prepares graduates to take on leadership roles in organizations or to start their own enterprises or join family business. AIET continually reviews and expands its course offerings and electives to make the professional degree flexible; while adhering to the business curriculum and skills prescribed by VTU. The MBA program at AIET is not just affordable, it is rigorous, holistic and aligns with the current business needs. The institute has been able to achieve 100 per cent placements in reputed organizations year after year. The outgoing graduates are not just professionally qualified, but they come out as highly motivated, competent and ethical business men and women who are eager to serve the society.
The vision of the Department
"To develop competent, ethical managers with transformational leadership and entrepreneurial approach, sensitive to the environment culture and responsible to their communities with a global outlook and approach."
The Mission of the Department
Provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to be effective in the field of their choice
Promote critical thinking, leadership qualities and entrepreunal skills in a rigorous academic environment.
Adopt interdisciplinary and holistic and approach to enable students to excel in a volatile uncertain, Complete and Ambiguous(VUCA) world.
Develop in students a strong commitment to ethics, values and integrity and global outlook.
MBA Program Educational Objectives
Provide holistic business management education firmly rooted in Indian ethos.
Impart knowledge in all broad areas of business management and in-depth knowledge in functional areas of choice.
Develop the ability to synthesize knowledge in various functional areas to respond to emerging business situations.
Nurture leadership qualities, teamwork and the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
Inculcate value-based ethical behaviour in professional and personal life.
Develop a spirit of inquiry, continuous learning and hard work for self-development to adapt to and excel in the dynamic global environment.
Workshop on Professional Grooming for Corporate Life
Resource Person: Mrs Matharani Mathias, Corporate Trainer in Hospitality, Professional Etiquette and Social Skills
Date: May 21, 2019,
A half-day workshop on “Professional Grooming for Corporate Life" covered all aspects of grooming for managers. It was attended by both first and second-year students. Etiquettes and Manners covered introductions, dressing, telephone manners, email manners, interview manners, personal grooming, and table manners.
Dr Claret Mendonca, Dean and Head of the Department, presided over the function. Ms Deeksha Shetty was the master of ceremony, Ms Spandana introduced the guest speaker and Ms Aishwarya Kotian delivered the vote of thanks.
Conferences are significant parts in any educational institution to attract plethora of thoughts and arrange for an exchange of ideas. Experts and knowledge-workers gather to learn and teach many unknown and innovative things to those who are in search of knowledge. Management institutes organize conferences on varied management topics.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
To highlight key issues in the field of Rural Entrepreneurship, a conference on ‘Rural Entrepreneurship’ was organized by the Department from 28-4-16 to 30-4-16.
The conference was attended by 273 delegates. An attractive exhibition on rural products and artifacts was also arranged on the occasion. A total of 10 technical talks were also organized.
EXHIBITION ON RURAL PRODUCTS
As a part of the rural entrepreneurship conference the department organized a two day exhibition on the rural products. Twenty three stalls with 50 participants from all over India participated in the event. Milking machine, Bio plates machine, blacksmith, stone carvings, pottery maker, LED lights display, handmade ornaments, wooden toys, cocoon flowers, handbags were the main attraction of the exhibition. A total of 600 participants visited the exhibition and gained knowledge and experience.
TALENT WINS GAMES BUT TEAMWORK AND INTELLIGENCE WIN CHAMPIONSHIP
Sports day of Institutions affiliated to VTU and Rajivgandhi Medical University like Alvas Institute Engineering and Technology , AIET Department of MBA, Alvas Physio Therapy Ayurvedha College, Alvas Nursing College ….etc presented a beautiful march fast on 11-2-17
The various sports events were conducted from 9-00am to 3-00 pm in Swaraj Maidhan Mijar. So we are happy to report that MBA department of AIET won the overall championship in the sports meet.
MBA students led by Ms Chandini who won the overall championship of the event. Many of MBA students like Sharath , Bharghav, Kumar, Kavya, Kalavathi, Akila and Sharal won medals in the sports.
WOMEN'S DAY - Celebrating Alva’s International Women’s Day 2018
Theme: Press for Progress (adopted from the United Nations) |Date: on 12.03.2018
A conference was organized by Alva’s Institute of Technology and Engineering for the female students, staff and faculty of AIET, Alva's College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences and Alva’s Homoeopathic Medical College to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018.
Dr Claret Mendonca was the main Event Coordinator. Mrs Jyothi, Mrs Shiny, Mrs Sakshi Kamath, Mrs Reema, Dr Pavithra and Dr Sumith were the joint coordinators.
The invocation song was sung by MBA Students.
Dr Peter Fernandes, Principal of AIET presided over the function. Dr Vanitha Shetty, Principal of Alva's College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Mrs Meenakshi Alva, Mrs Jayashree Shetty were the guests of honour
The key speakers at the conference were Dr Priya Ballal, MD; Managing Director and Trustee of K. Pandyarajah Ballal Institutions; Vijaya Clinic Group Hospitals; Professor and Head at Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KMC, Mangalore spoke on ‘Her Body’. Dr Lavina Noronha, Founder Director at Ave Maria Palliative Care, Mangalore spoke on ‘Her Mind’ and Ms. Lakshmi Rao, Managing - Director of Manjunath Rubber Industries, Baikampady and CEO of Manjunath Tyresoles Pvt. Ltd. shared her experiences on ‘Her Business’ and success. Ms. Shilpa of Halli Mane Rottis narrated her ‘Life Story’.
Dr Claret Mendonca welcomed the gathering and Mrs Shakshi Kamath proposed the vote of thanks.
A poster competition was held as a part of the celebration. Fifty-One teams participated.
The Judges of the poster competition were Dr Zenica D’Souza, Medical Superintendent, Alva's Ayurveda Medical College; Dr. Jenita, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology; and Dr Shruthi, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Organic Chemistry, Alva’s Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research, Moodabidri.
Mr. Darshan and Mr. Manoj got first place. Ms. Dhanyashree and Ms. Madineni Manasa got the 2nd place and Ms. Gauthami got the 3rd place.
Felicitations and Award of Citations:
Dr Priya Ballal, MD, Managing Director and Trustee of K. Pandyarajah Ballal Institutions, Vijaya Clinic Group Hospitals, Professor and Head at Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore for her dedication and service to her students, patients and community. Leading Educationist top Gynaecologist for having devoted herself in helping the students get a good education and women receive proper health care.
Dr Lavina M. Noronha, MSW, M.Phil., PhD, Founder and Director of Ave Maria Palliative Care, Mangalore was recognised for setting up the first standalone Palliative Care Unit/Hospice in this region. As a founder trustee of Susheg Charitable Trust, coordinating with Mangalore’s suicide helpline providing solace to those in despair and anguish.
Ms Lakshmi M. Rao, Managing Director of Manjunath Rubber Industries, Mangalore and Chief Executive Officer of Manjunath Tyresoles Treads Pvt. Ltd. Mangalore being the only woman entrepreneur who has dared to enter into a male bastion the tyre retreading business. She has excelled in the field of retreading and is now the market leader.
Ms. Shilpa, Entrepreneur of Halli Mane Rottis, Mangalore has ventured into the highly competitive food industry for securing her and her child’s future. She has now become a role model for all women and is a hit on social media. She started with no capital, education nor training, yet with sheer hard work and determination was able to succeed.
On 14-03-2016, the department organized Women’s Day, to recognize and celebrate Women who have been a great symbol of courage, sacrifice and dedication since time immemorial. The event began with the inaugural ceremony where the Chairman of Alva’s Education Foundation, Dr Mohan Alva highlighted the need to recognize the contributions of women towards society. Several prominent academicians and achievers attended the event.
On the occasion of Women’s Day, several well-known personalities were invited and they spoke on various issues concerning women of today. At the end of the day, Mr Karthik Kateel gave a demonstration on
how women can defend themselves against possible attacks. Sessions from reputed personalities who have excelled in their chosen fields were held. Around 850 people, including students, faculty and general public participated in the event.
2nd Rank (VTU Exams)
Ms. Bindu Sapkota
5th Rank (VTU Exams)
THE TOP SCORERS OF THE MBA DEPARTMENT FOR 2014-15 were Ms. Jolly Velankanni Lobo and Ms Swetha Poojary from the first year and Mr Satyajeeth Shetty and Ms Bhavyashree Shetty from the second year
Guest Talkon "Health and Wellness"
Resource Person: Dr Deepak Shedde, MD-PGIMER; Chandigarh | Date: 31 May 2019
Dr Shedde spoke on the very important topic health issues concerning women and the role of men in understanding and being supportive to women in their lives. Since all of us begin our journey from the womb of a woman, it was necessary to understand and be aware of the reproductive cycle and also be able to protect oneself from serious ailments related to reproductive organs.
The interactive session that followed answered many of the doubts and students were highly appreciative of the lecture. Dr Claret Mendonca, Head of the Department presided over the inaugural function.
One Day Technical Talk on ‘Research Methods forOutstanding Research Work’
Resource Person: Prof. R Venkatamuni Reddy, Department of Commerce, MAHE, Manipal
Date: 15. 5. 2019
Prof. R Venkatamuni Reddy was very lucid and convincing in his delivery. He started with “Why” of research, and then went on to explain “How” of it and how to make sense of the SPSS output. He gave lots of hints and suggestions to prepare a good project report. The students found the session very useful as it was part of their syllabus and also, that the second year students are preparing for their viva-voce and the first year students will soon be heading for the Organizational Study.
A half-day technical session was organized by the department to create an awareness of the new GST regime and its implications to all concerned. Mr Flenil D’Souza, a budding tax expert in Mangalore was the resource person. Since GST is part of their syllabus it helped them immensely to learn the practical implications of GST.
After the lecture presentation, there was a question and answer session. Students expressed much satisfaction about the content and delivery of the lecture. Dr Claret Mendonca presided over the inaugural function. Dr Nagendra Sanoor was event coordinator. Ms. Aiswarya, a student leader shared the dais with the other guests. Mr. Satvik Hebbar was the master of ceremony. Ms. Afnan delivered the vote of thanks.
Guest lecture on "Career Opportunities in the Insurance Sector"
Resource Persons: Mr. Giridhar Bhat, Branch Manager, DHFL Pramerica Insurance Company, Mangalore Branch and Ms. Esther, Senior Marketing Manager
On May 2, 2019, Mr. Giridhar Bhat, Branch Manager, DHFL Pramarica Insurance Company, Mangalore Branch and Ms. Esther, Senior Manager conducted a session on ‘Career Opportunities in Insurance Sector’ at Department of Business Administration, Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mijar.
A guest lecture on career opportunities in the insurance sector was organised in the MBA Seminar Hall. Mr Giridhar Bhat informed the students about the lucrative jobs and self-employment opportunities available in the insurance sector. It could also supplement ones regular income substantially. Ms. Esther narrated her own experience with DHFL Pramerica after quitting her regular HR position in a private company. The talk was followed by an interactive session. The students were given guidance on taking the competitive exams for furthering their career prospects.
They explained the way to earn additional income with the Insurance Sector along with the regular job. Mr. Giridhar Bhat offered guidance to students about how to clear Insurance Examinations. They distributed Insurance Examination forms among students.
The function was presided by Dr Claret Mendonca, HOD of Department of Business Administration and attended by faculty and students.
Guest Lecture on "Spirituality and Science"
Resource Persons: Mr. Nishta Das, Mr Powell and Mr Tapan Vyas
The event was organized in association with the ISTD Mangalore/Udupi Chapter.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Nishta Das, an IITian stressed on the importance of environmental protection for sustainable living. He drew parallels with Vedic Science and the modern sciences. He discussed the limitations of modern science which studies mostly matter and has neglected consciousness and super-consciousness. Mr Powell of Russia and Mr Tapan Vyas were the other speakers
Guest lecture on ‘Leadership Assessment and Development Centre for B schools’.
Resource Person: Dr Happy Paul, Professor, Human Resource Management and Chairman for Leadership Assessment and Development Centre, TAPMI Manipal
Dr. Happy Paul, Professor, Human Resource Management and the Chairman for Leadership Assessment and Development Centre at TAPMI Manipal, conducted a guest lecture on the topic ‘Leadership Assessment and Development Centre for B schools’.
Dr Paul explained as to how they develop leaders among students at TAPMI. He spoke about the importance of generating self-awareness so as to identify his/her potential to become a transformational leader. He explained the seven psychometric tests used by them to measure various aspects of leadership in an individual. He opined that openness to experience is the most important trait which leads to the generation of new ideas and critical thinking.
Guest lecture on ‘How to start a Successful Business’
Resource Person: Mr. Stan Goveas, Director of Business Operations at Rock of Colors, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Date : 31 December 2018
Mr Stan Goveas a highly successful serial entrepreneur, shared his entrepreneurial journey with the MBA students. He owns Brampton Monument Works, Mississauga Memorials, Caledon Memorials and Peace Monuments and is a franchise for Canada’s most successful Coffee outlet brand ‘Second Cup’.
He said, to become a successful entrepreneur one needs to have a healthy lifestyle, analytical skills, excellent networking, a good business plan and business sense.
He emphasized on the need for adoption of technology. Confidence of the promoter is an essential requirement. One should use the internet to advertise and market their goods. It is important to own a website.
Guest lecture on ‘Tactics of Challenger Companies’
Resource Person: Ms Laura Cairns, Management Consultant, KPMG, London
Date: 15 December 2018
Ms Laura Cairns, Management Consultant, KPMG, London, addressed students on the very interesting topic – How small companies and start-ups survived the relentless onslaught of the giants and also, managed to be profitable.
Ms Laura Cairns in her power point presentation illustrated and explained with many examples. Some of them were, how Tesla challenged the established passenger car manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Audi etc. How large MNC’s like Ikea, P & G, Unilever used similar strategies to enter the new markets.
Workshop on Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - Mind Power Magic
(by Mr. Ramani venkat)
Alva’s Education Foundation(AEF) has strong binding with professional career and personality development training centers which conduct exclusive training for AEF-Institutions. Mr. Ramani Venkat has been part of the Student Training Programmes in Alva’s especially grooming budding Managers/Engineers. The Department of Business administration, AIET has arranged a series of workshop to kindle the spark and rejuvenate of its budding Managers.
Hence the Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - Mind Power Magic, had been framed and the series of this program was implemented on 06-03-2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The first year students batch of 2017-2019 have started experiencing the objective of this NLP workshop with series of mixed exercises involving interactive lectures, presentations and practical sessions.
They understood and felt the importance of mind logics and started exhibiting their progress towards the confidence level at this stage during the program.The session enlightened the students thinking in overcoming the fear of failure and controlling emotions, inculcating responsibility through out their career. They also felt their social responsibility as a management student to incorporate and accommodate themselves in the corporate culture. The session gave hope to the students in developing amiable environment around them at home and at work
INDIA HAS ABUNDANT GROWTH PROSPECTS-Dr. N S Shetty, Former FAO Consultant, UN
“India’s growth potential is enormous. The country needs a suitable model for its growth. Only then we will be able to tackle key challenges that undermine the achievement of the potential growth rate,” said Former FAO consultant Dr. N.S. Shetty.
He was speaking on ‘Indian Economy- Emerging Issues’ , as a part of the Guest Lecture series organised by ‘FINBYTES’, the finance forum of MBA department of Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, at AIET Seminar Hall, Mijar on 17th October 2016.
Speaking on the history of Indian Economy, Dr Shetty elaborated at length on the financial sector which is meant to sub-serve the needs of the real economy and cannot drive growth by itself. He also said that there is a wide difference between mean-based production and need-based production.
Dr Shetty said, “The growth model that we should pursue has also been a subject of great debate amongst the policy makers. Should it be a manufacturing driven, export-led growth, should it be infrastructure led growth or one driven by domestic consumption? The discussion is still going on now.” Lack of investment in infrastructure- both physical and financial and high level of financial exclusion skill gap which has implications for employability are key challenges to growth, said Dr N S Shetty.
Dean of the department, Prof P Ramakrishna Chadaga felicitated the guest on the occasion. Prof Gurudatt Somayaji introduced the guest and Yashaswini compered the programme.
BE A SMART AND WISE INVESTOR-Prof Raghunandan, Associate Trainer, Lotus Knowlwealth
“FIN BYTES”, the finance forum of the Department of Business Administration at Alva’s Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mijar- Moodbodri organized “Capital Market Awareness Programme” by Prof. Raghunandan, an Associate Trainer with Lotus Knowlwealth (LKW), Bangalore on 4th October 2016.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Raghunandan stated that development of the economy required intelligent investors with the knowledge to operate in sophisticated markets like stock exchange, commodities exchange, mutual funds and derivatives. This was to build the wealth with very high rate of return achieved through least taxability of the income and capital gains. He emphasised that consistency, liquidity and returns are the three pillars of investing.
Dr. Ravi Kulkarni, Programme coordinator, felicitated Prof. Raghunandan.
KNOWLEDGE OF IT SKILLS - KEY TO CORPORATE SUCCESS: Mr. VIVEK ALVA, MANAGING TRUSTEE, ALVA’S EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The opening ceremony of the course for “Computer Development Skills” for the students of MBA Department of Alva’s Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mijar, Moodbidri in association with NIIT Mangalore was held on Thursday, 29.09.2016. The function was graced by the Managing Trustee of Alva’s Education Foundation, Mr Vivek Alva who inaugurated the course. Mrs Pavithra Vikas, Business Partner, NIIT Mangalore and Prof P Ramakrishna Chadaga, Dean of the department were present.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Vivek Alva stressed that it was vital that computer literacy had become a requirement in universities and colleges today. Our world had become more and more computerized, forcing people to work with the machines every day. It could only benefit them and
the workplace or the people around them. Computer knowledge has increased the functionality of the modern world, said Mr Vivek Alva.
He also emphasised that students should engage themselves and become exponential learners. He appealed the students to make the best use of the opportunity provided by the institute.
Prof P Ramakrishna Chadaga, Dean MBA, advised the students to take the benefits of this course to cope with corporate changes.
MAXIMIZING WEALTH, SECRETS REVEALED -START INVESTING EARLY TO BE FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT
There is a difference between insurance and investment. Just keeping money in banks won’t make anyone rich. In 2046, nearly 4 lakhs Rs in a month may be needed to lead a decent life. This reality should be understood by everyone. Speculation is for gamblers. Investment is not trading. All should concentrate on wealth – maximization because it is the ultimate goal of investment. Obligations like constructing homes cannot happen overnight. Regular investment is the need of the hour, said Sri Harish, Proprietor, Premier investments, an associate of Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd.
He was speaking on the occasion of a guest lecture organized by FINBYTES, the Finance Forum of the department of Business Administration of Alva's Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mijar on 19-09-2016
Therefore, start early, invest regularly and think long term- are the best strategies to
invest. If anyone understood the power of compounding interests, they will get rich faster than others, said Sri Harish on the occasion.
The Dean of department of Business Administration, Prof P Ramakrishna Chadaga was present on the occasion.
Mrs. Saumya Chandraker, Senior Manager (HR), MRPL, Mangalore – Successful organisational management strategy includes agreement on a common vision.
VIBES- the HR Forum of Department of Business Administration at Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mijar had organised a guest lecture on “Use of Technology in HR and Managing Organisational Change” on 15th September 2016.
Speaking on the occasion, the resource person Mrs. Saumya Chandraker mentioned that technology is playing a major role in HR today. Technology is also being used for talent search, master data maintenance, employee life cycle management, real time talent assessment and other related fields.
Technology is a wonderful tool for recruitment, training and development, performance management, virtual man power and data storage.
She emphasized that technology has brought in a paradigm shift in HR by making the system entirely transparent. The main goal of technology is transforming disintegrated departments into Strategic Business Units with embedded HR system.
The Dean of MBA department, Prof. P. Ramakrishna Chadaga also spoke on the occasion. He stressed on the importance of updating oneself in the Dynamic world. Programme co-ordinator Gurudatt Somayaji was present.
On 14th September, Wednesday, the Department of Business Administration at Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mijar, organized a guest talk on Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Mr Nivedan Nempe, inventor of areca tea (Proprietor of Mystic Aromatics) www.arecatea.com. He addressed the management graduates of the institute and stressed on the need to become entrepreneurs for the rural development of the country. He gave an insight into how entrepreneur’s skill sets could be inculcated in the young minds.
He emphasized on the fact that failures are part of the entrepreneurial journey. He gave an account of the challenges which he had faced while setting up his business. He told that the real business could be generated in Rural India. Hard work, dedication and lot of common-sense are the prerequisites of a successful entrepreneur, he said.
Managing trustee Mr Vivek Alava, Dean of the Business Administration Prof. P. Ramakrishna Chadaga and the coordinator of the program Prof. Gurudatt Somayaji were present.
As a part of our efforts to educate the students on industry and related avenues, a series of guest lectures and talks were organized by the department this year. The topics ranged from financial matters to etiquettes. Prominent speakers from different sectors visited the campus and gave insightful lectures.
POLITICS OF POVERTY AND THE CORPORATE SECTOR OF INDIA
On September 9, 2015, the Business Administration Department organized a talk on “Politics of Poverty and the Corporate Sector of India” by eminent Professor and renowned economist, Dr. G. V. Joshi.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Joshi stressed on the fact that all subsequent governments didn’t put enough efforts to eradicate poverty from the country. He said some governments only mooted slogans and didn’t really take any concrete steps to drive poverty out of country.
Dr. Joshi then explained the inter-linkage between politics of poverty and poverty of politics, both of which had ruined the country and deprived people of happiness. Highlighting the need to create more jobs in the country, the speaker highlighted the need to provide basic needs to the common man and bring a balance between the expectations and reality in terms of economic conditions of people.
Managing Trustee, Sri Vivek Alva and Dean MBA Prof. Alexander Mathews were present during the occasion.The talk was attended by Faculties and MBA students of the institute.
Dr Surekha Prabhu, HOD of the MBA department of KVG College Sullia visited the department on the 3rd of November and presented a talk on ‘Women Entrepreneurship’. She addressed the issues and challenges women face when they decide to branch out on their own.
The Bombay Stock Exchange as part of its initiative to create financial awareness among the public, deputed Dr Raghunandan of Lotus Knowlwealth on the 1st of September 2015 to give a talk to the students on ‘Capital Awareness’
Stock Market Investment for Beginners
Dr Raghunandan formerly of SVS College Bantwal visited the department on 18th February 2016 for motivating and educating the students on considering the investment option in shares. He gave a talk on ‘Stock Market Investment for Beginners’
How to Excel in MBA
On the 5th of November 2015, Captain Radhakrishna gave an encouraging motivational talk to the newly joined MBA students. He expounded on the need for a systematic approach to studies combined with a zeal to achieve
Importance of Etiquette
The 6th of November saw Retd Air Vice Marshal Ramesh Karnik, Retd Prof, JKSHIM-NITTE address the students on the ‘Importance of Etiquette’
How to do presentations and perform well at Group Discussions
Prof Preeti DSouza of the Mangalore University on the advised the students on how to perform well during the company recruitment process thro’ her talk on ‘How to do presentations and perform well at Group Discussions
The Art of Management
On the 2nd of March 2016 the department had Dr Varambally from Manipal Institute of Management to deliver a talk on ‘The Art of Management’.
Industrial Visit to Indian Council of Agriculture Research
Central Plantation and Crops Research Institute, Kasargod and Model Farm, Miyapadav -16 May, 2019
The first and the second year MBA students visited ICAR-CPCRI, a premier research institute established by Govt. of India for research and product development of Coconut, Arecanut and Cocoa crops. It is located in Kasargod, Kerala
Since coconut, arecanut and cocoa are the main crops of this region, it was thought best to introduce the students to the business opportunities available to them by value addition, cultivation and marketing of these products.
The students were first shown a film in the PJ Hall were they learnt about scientific farm management, the research that happens in the development of new varieties of seeds, the farming practices, development of products using these crops as raw material as well as the institutional support available to the farmers and entrepreneurs.
Dr Jayasekhar S, Senior Scientist (Agri. Economist) addressed the students on the marketing challenges faced by the growers and agro-based industries. Since he was personally involved development of the market for the products introduced by the Institute, he was able to discuss and answer many of the questions posed by the students.
The institute is also into development of various products such as coconut oil, virgin coconut oil, coconut chips, desiccated coconut, coconut sugar, neera etc. which have the huge market potential not only in this region but around the world.
The students were shown around the model farms. It was one of the best marketing management sessions the students have had as the crops and the industry was so familiar to them.
After lunch, the students visited Dr Chowta’s exotic farm at Miyapadav. Dr Chowta again addressed the students as to the economics of being an agri-farmer. He explained to them at length as to the need for change in crops and water management practices that have happened over three generations. His family has moved from paddy cultivation to coconut to arecanuts and currently, they are into the big-time growing of exotic fruits such as rambutans, avocado and mangosteen which are profitable.
Industrial Visit to Pune | Date: 9 October 2018 to 15 October 2018
Day 1: Departure from Mangalore Railway Station
Day 2 Magarpatta Township Development Company: On reaching Pune, the group proceeded to Magarpatta Township Development Company, a model township and visited the Seasons Mall.
Day 3 Cooper Corporation -Satara :M/s Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd., manufactures liners, motors and other parts for ships and vehicles. The General Manager made a power point presentation and also interacted with the students. The Safety and Health Officer, informed them of the safety and health guidelines. The students were taken to their plant in small groups.
After seeing the plant, the group proceeded to Mahabaleshwar Hill Station. They spent the evening at the Mapro Garden at Panchgani and waited to watch the sunset at the Pilot Point.
Day 4 Gestamp Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune – Takve Plant (Hot Press Process) and Chakan Plant (Cold Press Process)
Day 5 Thermax (Heat and Energy Solutions Plant) The VP HR made a power point presentation of the organization and the entire process. He interacted with the students answering a lot of questions.
The afternoon was spent on Laxmi Street shopping and scouting the old Pune city.
Day 6: Departure from Pune Railway Station
The day of departure from Pune City. Students were free to visit malls, temples and church. Some went to meet their relatives and they shopped for gifts to carry home.
The 5-day industrial tour to Pune was organized by Dr Claret Mendonca for 79 students of Second Year MBA. Dr Nagendra and Mr Johnson Fernandes also escorted the group.
LOCAL INDUSTRIAL VISITS
On the 16th of October 2015, the Department of Business Administration had organized an industrial visit for 94 students of the First semester MBA course of our college. Four faculties of the department accompanied the students during their visit. The visits were to the following companies: KMF- Nandini unit at Kulshekar, The Hindu press at Jeppu and Achal Cashew Industries, Baikampady.
The entire class of I semester MBA was divided into two batches, ‘A’ and ‘B’. Two college buses were provided for the industrial visit. The teams reached KMF Nandini unit at 11 AM. Mr. Vishwanath, Manager, took charge within the company premises and took the group around the
plant briefed the group with the introduction about the plant as well as the number of production lines. He also mentioned about every activity happening in the plant like procuring milk from various units of Cooperative societies, filling, capping, labeling and packaging. He also answered the queries of the students regarding marketing and manufacturing of Milk packets.
The second visit of the group was to the Hindu press, located at Jeppu, Mangalore. The group visited the press at 12.45 PM. Mr. G R Venkatesh, Regional General Manager, The Hindu, welcomed the group and explained in detail the inception, ownership, management, marketing and editing avenues of the newspaper. The group left the company premises at 1.45 PM.
After the lunch at 2 PM, the group left for Baikampady to visit Achal Industries at 3 PM. Mr. P V Shenoy, Manager, assisted the group in explaining different functional units at the factory. The students got to know about the processes of peeling, sorting and packing of cashew nuts.
Overall, the students gained considerable amount of practical knowledge during this industrial visit.
INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO RUDSET- UJIRE
On the 8th of March 2016, the Department of Business Administration had organized an industrial visit for 98 students of the Second Semester MBA of our college. Two faculties of the department accompanied the students during their visit. The visit was to RUDSET institute, Ujire.
Unemployment is the prime challenge India is facing in the process of its development. Scores of youth enter the job market every year after completing their school/collegiate education. The entry of automation and mechanization in every sphere of commerce and administration due to the advent of science and technology has further accentuated the problem. On the rural side, the employment potential in agricultural economy also appears to have reached a saturation level leading to large scale migration of manpower from rural areas to urban areas adding woes and
pressure to already over strained civic infrastructure. Hence, the visit to RUDSET, Ujire was focused on getting the students know about the training facilities provided for rural unemployed youth.
T.P. Jagadeesha Murthy, Director, RUDSETI, CS, Ujire, explained very clearly about the functioning, structure, methodology and admission procedure at the institute. There was a unique hand-holding facility at the institute wherein the trained students will be under watch till they become independent in their business.
MBA DEPARTMENT PLEDGES FOR CLEANLINESS IN “Swacch Mijar”
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness”- said Mahatma Gandhi. It is every citizen’s duty to keep his or her surrounding clean and neat. Cleanliness was very close to Mahatma Gandhi's heart. A clean India is the best tribute we can pay to Bapu when we celebrate his 150th birth anniversary in 2019.
The department of Business Administration also took active interest in keeping the surrounding places clean by organizing “Swachh Mijar” programme on 14-4-2016 at Ashwathpura area near Moodbidri. All faculty and students involved themselves in the cleaning activities for the day. Students also visited villages and requested people to keep the surrounding clean.
ALUMNI MEET 2019 | (MBA 2016-18 Batch)
Ms.RINU THOMAS | 2ND RANK (VTU EXAMS)
Second Rank -MBA, VTU Examinations 2018 with 8.67 CGPA
Placed as an Assurance Associate at Ernst And Young, Bengaluru
The alumni meet of the MBA 2016-18 Batch was held on May 4, 2019. The function was presided by Dr Claret Mendonca, HOD of the Department of Business Administration. It was attended by the faculty and the students. Mr Shreyas was the master of ceremony.
Placed as an Assurance Associate at Ernst And Young, Bengaluru
The Alumni present introduced themselves to the Juniors. The Juniors entertained the alumni with folk dances and songs. The department had organized a Hi-tea for the Alumni.
The following day Alumni visited the classrooms and had an interaction session with the students of the present batches. They shared with them their experience at the workplace. They also guided them on how to face the interviews and what corporates expect from the management graduates at the time of selection. The MBA students had lots of questions for the alumni and the seniors were happy to answer them. They have also promised to help them in finding good placements.
Management Fest AGON | 20 February 2018
The Department of Business Administration of Alva's Institute of Engineering and Technology organized a One-Day Management Fest AGON 2018 on 20 February 2018 for the undergraduate students The invitation and the brochure is seen above.
Mr Kishore Alva, Executive Director, Udupi Power Plant was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural Function. Mr Vivek Alva, Managing Trustee, Alva’s Education Foundation presided over the function. Mr Peter Fernandes, the Principal of AIET was present on the occasion.
The events of AGON 2018 can be read from the registration form annexed below
Around 10 colleges from this region participated in the event. The winning teams are seen in the pictures. Mr Gaurav Hegde, President of Kanara Small Industries Association, Baikampady was the chief guest for the valedictory function. Mr Vivek Alva, Managing Trustee, Dr Peter Fernandes, Principal of AIET are also seen in the pictures of award ceremony.
The department takes an active part in making sure that relevant concepts in Management are practised. The forums of HR, Marketing and Finance are great platforms which provide students with the opportunity to hone their management skills.
Objectives of the Club :
To increase competitive spirit among the students.
To know the issues and challenges of HR.
To make students aware of the current happenings in the field of HR.
To understand how HR theories help students in the practical world.
Programmes under the Club:
Live Case Discussions:In this activity, students are introduced to different live cases. They handle these cases through discussion and debates. Questions will be asked at the end of the session and presentations also held.
HR Vocabulary:Students are asked to find the meaning of different corporate HR terms.
Online Certification Courses:Students are required to visit the websites which give online certificates. They have to study a particular course, the duration of which differs. They will then get certificates online from the concerned authority which offered the course.
HR Blog:An HR blog is created to discuss various issues related to HR. The students can also post their views, present relevant information about the issues in the blog. They can also put their queries in the blog. The blog has been acting as a good platform to create awareness on HR matters.
MARKETING FORUM - ATOMS
ATOMS, the Forum of the Marketing wing of Business administration successfully conducted and nurtured the talents of business graduates by highlighting the marketing skills though various activities.
ur forum reached out to all first-year business grads in creating and launching of products and services, a unique team game, wherein graduates were asked to ideate the new products and services and place them in the market order.
Secondly, a Retail exhibit was demonstrated by final year business grads and this helped them in understanding the retail business. Thirdly, the forum conducted two day workshop on SPSS software to reach out to all the wings to familiarize the software in research and intern work, which was the highlight of the marketing forum.
Fourthly, creating new punch lines for new products and identifying close to three hundred punch lines of international products, companies and others were engaged for final year graduates.
A Business plan game was imbued to enrich the idea of organization work structure, operations, marketing, and other related domains.
FIN BITES - THE FINANCE FORUM
It is an association of MBA finance students formed mainly for educating and training the students in the field of finance. The association conducted a number of guest lectures on various issues in finance. The experts from industry and institutions shared and interacted with our students.
The association has also conducted various finance games like finance quiz, mock trading, number games for first year students to sharpen their knowledge in the area of finance. The finance faculty of the department also conducted a workshop for the first year students on the “stock market”. The forum is planning to continue all these programs in the future years as well and in addition to this, it is planning to conduct more innovative finance activities to create financial awareness in the minds of our students.
WORKSHOP ON FINANCIAL LITERACY
The government, SEBI, BSE and NSE has put lot of effort to create interest among the people to invest in the stock market. It is necessary that educational institutions and other stockholders must take initiatives to develop the stock market in India
At this juncture, our department decided to conduct workshops on “STOCK MARKET- RECENT TRENDS” in UG colleges. As it is the year of inception of this program, the team conducted three workshops at Alva’s College, Moodbidri. The main aim of this workshop was to create awareness among students about the Indian stock market and induce them to invest in the share market. The workshops were well appreciated by the participants. The Department is planning to continue the program in the future years as well.
B. Com. Students
“PANORAMA” ON WORLD TOURISM DAY
India offers a different aspect of its personality – extravagant, elegant and eclectic -- to each traveler to the country. In this innovative and unique activity by the department, it was aimed to bring to light a new dimension which will shape our vision of the country
To celebrate the uniqueness of India, “Panorama” – an event to highlight the major tourist spots of the nation was held on 26-3-2016 with much fervor and enthusiasm. Students prepared models of various tourist places of the country and exhibited them. Several competitions were held on the occasion.
The department organized a dental camp in association with the A J Institute of Dental Sciences on 31st October 2015. A full day program in the campus was inaugurated by Dr. Vijaya Hegde, HOD A. J Dental College. Mr. Vivek Alva, Trustee AEF, and Dr. Peter Fernandes, Principal, were present on the occasion.
There was an inspirational talk organized by the A J institute of Dental Sciences on the ill effects of tobacco. The camp started at 9 am in the morning and continued till 4.30 pm. 25 doctors attended to 492 clients on that day. Many of the local people from the village and government school students benefitted from this initiative.
Name (s) of the Teaching Faculty
Dr. Sreenivas Athreya
MBA, M.Com., LLB, PGDMM, DEIM
Prof. A.V.M. Ramesh Karnik
Dr. G V Joshi
Dr. Claret Mendonca
PGDM-Finance (TAPMI) MA -English NET (Mgt) PG Diploma(IM) PG Diploma (REM)
Dr. Nagendra S
M.A(Eco), MBA (Marketing), PGDMM (Marketing), NET UGC (Eco)