Commerce (B.Com)

The academic year 2017-2018 was special to the commerce section as it was the 30th year of its effort in creating many success stories by continuously offering quality higher education and all round development to its students. Here are some highlights of the academic year 2017-18.

Faculty member, Mr.Kamaji Bokare was awarded a Ph. D. in Economics under the guidance of Dr. D. S. Tikate by Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University on 14th March 2018. His doctoral research was on ‘A Cost Benefit Analysis and Impact Evaluation of Economic Development with reference to Maharashtra’.

Mr. Sanjay Parab resumed his post on 14th November 2017 after two years of FIP leave to pursue his Ph. D. On his rejoining, Mr.Navneet Sangha, who had filled in for Mr.Parab, left the department leaving behind sweet memories. We are thankful to him and wish him a happy and peaceful journey ahead.

Yasmeen Khan, a third year BCom.student went to Harvard University, USA in January 2018, as part of a student exchange programme. She gained valuable insights and great experience.

Though most commerce students came to college after working throughout the day, they have shown excellence in academics which can be seen in the results. The following three students from third year BCom secured the highest CGPA:

Jose Akhila

3.82

Attari Tasneem Mustafa

3.79

C.R.K.K. Akhira

3.63

As in the past, the commerce department continued to organise various activities in the  academic year 2017-18 as well. The list of activities is below:

Prayer Service and Orientation:

An inter-religious prayer service was organised on 6th July, 2017 for first, second and third year students to start off the academic year. The Orientation for newly admitted first year students was conducted on 6th and 7th July, 2017 to acquaint them with each other and the college campus.

Graduation Ceremony:

The Graduation Ceremony for the fifth Autonomous batch was organised on 8th July, 2017 to felicitate the BCom. graduates of the academic year 2016-17. The chief guest, Mr. Ralph Mawar, alumnus of batch 2010-11, a practicing CA, and the guest of honour, Mr.Aman Bhaiya, alumnus of batch 2011-12, the Assistant Vice-President and Programme Head, SBI Foundation, encouraged the graduates and motivated the present students by sharing their past and present experiences.The students were delighted with the separate programme that had been organised for them for the first time.

Guest Lectures:

Dr. Prasad Karnik, Technical Director, International Institute of Sleep Sciences, and Ex-Centre In-Charge, Thane Campus, University of Mumbai, delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Wake up to Sleep’ on 22nd July, 2017. He pointed to the fact that the youngsters of the cities like Mumbai are suffering from sleep disorders and a good night’s sleep is now only a dream to them.

Colonel H. K. Gopinath, Deputy Chief Officer of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa Area (Signals) delivered a lecture on ‘Indian Army – Service with Pride in Valour’ on 6th January, 2018. He highlighted several career opportunities available to young graduates in the Indian Army.

Cultural Programmes:

Cultural programmes were organised on the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola on 31st July, 2017and that of St. Francis Xavier on 3rd December, 2017. As part of the Christmas celebration which took place on 23rd December, 2017, a  students versus staff cricket match was organized. 

Outdoor Seminar:

A study cum excursion programme was conducted for the third year students on 9th and 10th December, 2017 at Xavier’s Villa, Khandala. The theme of the seminar was ‘Values of Life’. Its objective was to provide learning opportunities to  the students beyond the curriculum.

Expressions 2K18:

It is an inter-class competition which is organised every year with a number of events. It was organised on 27th January, 2018. The highlights of the event were the Personality Contest and debate on the topic ‘The Right to Privacy Vis-à-Vis the Aadhaar Scheme’.

Coaching Centre for Competitive Examinations:

On behalf of the 30th year of its service, the commerce section started a coaching centre in the academic year 2017-18 to prepare those aspiring to write competitive examinations such as UPSC and MPSC. The coaching classes were conducted twice a week throughout the year by the faculty of the commerce section and Dr. Joseph Rodericks, who passed the Civil Service Examination in 2009 and was selected for Indian Defence Estate Service. 

Sitare– 2017:

After a break of two years, the commerce section organised Sitare– 2017, an inter-collegiate national level competition for the night college students on 25th November, 2017. The competition was organised for the seven events – Elocution, Power Point Presentation (PPT), Quiz, Solo Singing (Bollywood), Solo Dance (Folk), Carrom (Double) and Chess wherein 16 night degree colleges from various parts of the country and 38 junior colleges from Mumbai participated. St. Vincent College, Pune won the Best College trophy. The results of Sitare– 2017 are as mentioned.

 

Power Point Presentation (PPT) (Senior Category)

Prize

Name of the Student

Name of the College

1st

Melita Martis

St. Xavier’s College– Autonomous, Mumbai

Shiva Kumar

2nd

Lokare Vaibhav P

Night College of Arts and Commerce, Ichalkaranji, Dist: Kolhapur

Patil Akshay M.

3rd

Renny Peter

St.Vincent College of Commerce,Pune

Leslie Joseph

 

Elocution (Senior Category)

Prize

Name of the Student

Name of the College

1st

Akshay M. Ilke

Night College of Arts and Commerce, Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur

2nd

Wagh Saurabh Shantaram

Late Sau. Ratnaprabha Vaishmpayan Arts, Science College, Nasik

3rd

Humraaz Shaikh

Navneet Night Degree College, Mumbai Central, Mumbai

 

Quiz (Senior Category)

Prize

Name of the Student

Name of the College

1st

Zaheed Shaikh

St. Vincent College of Commerce, Pune

2nd

Akhila Jose

St. Xavier’s College– Autonomous, Mumbai

3rd

Mangesh Kisan Parthe

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Edu. Society’s Arts and Commerce College, Parel, Mumbai

 

Solo Singing (Senior Category)

Prize

Name of the Student

Name of the College

1st

Pramil Iswalkar

Navneet Night Degree College, Mumbai Central, Mumbai

2nd

Ajay Sing Thakur

Gujarat Arts and Commerce College (Evening), Ahmadabad, Gujarat

3rd

Ganeshacharya Prajakta Shahaji

Night College of Arts and Commerce, Kolhapur

 

Solo Dance (Senior Category)

Prize

Name of the Student

Name of the College

1st

Ashwini

Chh. Shivaji Night College, Solapur

2nd

KoleSarvesh K.

Night College of Arts and Commerce, Ichalkaranji, Dist: Kolhapur

3rd

Neha Ranawade

Public Night Degree College, Santacruz (E), Mumbai

 

Chess (Senior Category)

Prize

Name of the Student

Name of the College

1st

Musaddique Anwer Wahiduz Zafar

A.I.T’s Arts Commerce and Science Night College, Malegaon, Dist: Nasik

2nd

Tejas Gamare

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Edu. Society’s Arts and Commerce College, Parel, Mumbai

3rd

Johnson  D’souza

St. Vincent College of Commerce, Pune

 

Carrom (Double) (Senior Category)

Prize

Name of the Student

Name of the College

1st

Akshay Pradhan

St. Vincent College of Commerce, Pune

Snaden  Xavier

2nd

Lalu Rathod

St. Xavier’s College– Autonomous, Mumbai

Akshay Chavan

3rd

Prakash D.Maru

Mahatma JyotibaPhuleEdu. Society’s Arts and Commerce College, Parel, Mumbai

Omkar Jethe

 

Solo Singing (Junior Category)

Prize

Name of the Student

Name of the College

1st

A. Gayathry Krishnachandran

The Andhra Education Society's Junior College, Wadala (W), Mumbai

2nd

Prashansa Thorat

B. M. Ruia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Gamdevi, Mumbai

3rd

Raj Ashok Salian

I. E. S. Junior College, Bandra (E), Mumbai

 

Solo Dance (Junior Category)

Prize

Name of the Student

Name of the College

1st

Samruddhi Khair

B. M. Ruia Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Gamdevi, Mumbai

2nd

SirilSabu

St. Xavier's Junior College, Bhandup (W), Mumbai

3rd

Samiksha Pawar

Maharshi Dayanand College, Parel, Mumbai

 

As with the last twenty-nine years, the 30thyear of the commerce section was filled with academic endeavours and extra-curricular activities and we look forward to the 31st year with more hope and enthusiasm. May God continue to bless our efforts.

 

Fr. Errol Fernandes,S.J

Vice-Principal (Commerce)





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