An insight into the business world

An insight into the business world

An insight into the business world

The ‘House of Commerce and Management’ of Jyoti Nivas College recently held ‘Arbitrium 2013’, a national-level workshop-cum-fest.

Titled ‘Employability skill sets – bridging the gap between college and corporate milieu’, it saw 270 students from different colleges participate in various commerce-related activities with great enthusiasm.

On the first day, there was a workshop that included case studies, live examples and games.

The theme was Akraya (which means commerce) and nine out of the 64 traditional art forms of India were chosen and the process of commercialising them was explored.

Day two had the more engaging events like ‘Best Manager’, ‘Human Resource’, ‘Marketing’, ‘Finance’, ‘Business Quiz’ and ‘Moot Court’, which exposed the participants to the realities of the corporate world.

For those who had previously participated in such competitions, it was like a practice session to get better. But for newcomers, it was a challenging but fulfilling experience.

What helped was that the judges were all from the business world, which ensured that the students were on their toes at all times.

Vaishnavi, a third-year BCom student and president of the commerce department, informed that the students started preparing for the fest from early May.

She expressed her pride at seeing the event become a reality and more importantly, a success.

Sampreeta Bhat, an event head from the college, added, “It was very nice to have participants from so many colleges as it helps build a network for the future. The competition was healthy and everyone fared well and understood their shortcomings.”
Out of the eight colleges that participated in the fest, Christ University emerged as the overall champions of ‘Arbitrium 2013’ while St Joseph’s College of Commerce went home as the runners-up.

Rachit Ghai, who won the ‘Best Manager’ event, felt that the event stood out from the rest for its innovative and unique theme. “They judged us on our individual capacities and management skills, which helped us learn what is expected of us in the industry. The judge’s speech was not only educative but also fun,” he said. Sini George, a participant from Christ University, added, “The fest provided a platform for a good learning experience. There was good competition and it was very well organised.”