Association Activities (Shift I)
The Department of Commerce organizes the coaching classes for ICWA, CA and Banking examinations. Students have registered from various departments. Regular classes are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experts from T.I.M.E. Organisation and other professionals handle the sessions. Human Resource Management and Development UGC Certificate course is conducted every day from 2-4 p.m.
26.06.’15 – 28.06.’15
A Workshop on Creative Writing was organized for three days by the Tamil Association. Mr. M. Tamilselvan, Madurai, was the resource person. Students from the department participated and enjoyed the sessions.
05.07.’15 to 13.07.’15
Along with the Head of the Department Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj, five students from the Department participated in the Student Exchange Programme in the National Youth Services Centre, Maharagama, Sri Lanka.
K. Vidhya – M. Phil.
S. Jaya Durga – B.Com. 3rd Year
B. Jaya Shree – B.Com. 3rd Year
V. Karishma Kumarie – B.Com. 2nd Year
R. Purnima – B.Com. 2nd Year
It is an initiative made to enhance the mutual collaboration and international peace among youth in the two participating Countries. The Award Leaders and Coordinators for India were Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susai Raj, HoD of Commerce and Vice Principal (Shift II) and Dr. Beulah Suresh, HoD of Business Administration and Mr. Dinesh Gajendran, Director, Audacious Dreams Foundation accompanied a total of 20 students.
A number of field visits to places with Cultural and Historical value – the National Parliament, High Commissioner’s Office, Elephant Orphanage, meeting the Ministry of Youth affairs and Community mobilizing activities were the highlights of the program. Students shared the Culture, Art, Tradition, Best practices, Youth related issues, Commerce and Education of their respective Countries through Seminars. The Common Wealth Youth Council led by Shiromi Samarakoon, Youth Coordinator (CWYC) Coordinated for the students of Sri Lanka.
22.07.16 – 24.07.15
Two students of M. Phil. Commerce and four from M.Com along with Dr. Meenakshi P. Asst. Professor (Shift II) attended the Entrepreneurial Development Programme at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbadur, for three days. The sessions were based on Social Entrepreneurs as change makers, beginning a social Enterprise, characteristics of Social Entrepreneurs, Need Identification, generating ideas and assessing viability of Social Enterprise, Management challenges of Social Enterprises, Developing and implementing a marketing plan, e-marketing and Goal setting in Social Entrepreneurship were knowledgeable and interesting.
25.07.’15 to 26.07.’15
Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susai Raj, Vice Principal (Shift II) and HoD of Commerce and Ms. Anitha S., Asst. Professor, Dr. Beulah Suresh, HOD of Business Administration, Ms. Lalith Priya, Asst. Prof., eight resource persons and 143 Audacious Dreams Foundation members left for the Don Bosco Camp Site, Yellagiri Hills for a two days programme on 25th–26th July, 2015, empowering the youth through experiential learning. In view of receiving the Bronze Medal, from Audacious Dreams Foundation, an NGO, the students who had enrolled are aiming for ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award’, under the flagship, Challenge India. The students have completed the “practical service”, “physical recreation”, and “skills and development” during the academic year 2014-2015. To encourage a spirit of challenge and discovery, the students were required to undertake a venture of adventure. The themes included Decision making, Creative thinking, Problem solving, Coping with stress and Effective communication, Self-awareness and Endurance. Staff and students climbed “Sami Malai”, the highest peak on the hills. The two day session was animated by the Director of Magic Bus’, National NGO, Mr. Jerislo Vinoth and his team of 8 members and Mr. Dinesh, Executive Director, ADF. Five students of the department participated to receive their Bronze Medal and Certificate.
The Commerce Association was inaugurated under the guidance of the HoD, Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj and the coordination of Ms. Nalini M. Asst. Prof. and the Association Secretary, Jaya Durga S. Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj, HoD of Commerce welcomed the Chief Guest and the students laying stress on the importance of the Commerce Association in this Hi-tech era. The Chief Guest, Dr. Sowmya Narayanan, Director, R & R Learning Development Centre updated the students on various aspects of Commerce and the Job Opportunities available for the students. She stressed the importance of Skills and development of Talent.
The Staff and students participated in the Don Bosco rally from Round Tana Circle, Katpadi through the College premises. Rev. Fr. Santhosam Sdb., Headmaster, Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School coordinated the entire programme from St. Mary’s Hr. Sec. School to the Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School, Katpadi along with the Past Pupils and Salesian Cooperators. The NCC, NSS and the Rangers lead the colourful procession with colorful flags and a variety of conventional dances by the students of Don Bosco interspersed with crackers presenting a picture of Joy and Celebration. Later the Catholic Staff, Non teaching staff and hostel students participated in the Holy Eucharistic celebrations and enjoyed the lunch provided by Don Bosco, Katpadi for all the participants.
Ms. Shrilatha S., Dean and Asst. Professor, Department of Commerce, defended her thesis “A Study on Brand switching behavior of car customers with reference to Vellore District in the PG & Research Department of Commerce, Voorhees College, Vellore. The Vice Principal, Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susai Raj accompanied the Staff and the M. Phil. students for the Viva Voce.
The seventeen students and three official Sri Lankan Delegates arrived at Chennai Airport around 3.30 p.m. to take part in the India Sri Lanka Youth Exchange Forum 2015 from 13th -20th August 2015. The theme for the visit was “Global Understanding for Sustainable Development”. The Exchange Programme was coordinated by Mr. Dinesh Gajendran, Asia Regional representative, Commonwealth Youth Sports for Development and Peace, Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj, HoD of Commerce and Vice-Principal (Shift II) and Dr. Beulah Suresh, HoD of Business Administration. Students from the Department who had gone to Sri Lanka in July also participated on selected days.
Jaya Durga S., Jayashree B. and Purnima R., students of III B. Com. accompanied Dr. Beulah Suresh, Coordinator of the India Sri Lanka Youth Exchange Programme to the Academy of Prisons and Correctional Administration (APCA) at Vellore for the Independence Day Celebrations.
At noon the Sri Lanka and UK delegates came to the College, the hosting partner of the India Sri Lanka Youth Exchange Programme. They were warmly greeted by the Principal, Dr. (Sr.) Ugini Fatima Mary, the Award Leaders and Coordinators for India Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susai Raj, HoD of Commerce and Vice Principal (Shift II) and Dr. Beulah Suresh, HoD of Business Administration The delegates were welcomed with Nadeswaram and Arathi, a traditional way of greeting and a sour lime, blessing the delegates with health and happiness. The delegates were offered a variety of food for their lunch.
Followed by a panel discussion among the delegates of UK, Srilanka and India on the topic ‘Global Understanding for Sustainable Development’, the delegates were happy to visit the Auxilium Campus and marvelled at the surroundings. Staff and Students from the Department of Commerce and Business Administration coordinated the entire programme.
In the evening there was a grand cultural programme in which the delegates were bid farewell. The cultural items of both the countries showcasing their culture, art and tradition received a round of applause and encore from the audience. The Principal, Dr. (Sr.) Ugini Fatima Mary distributed the medals to the Sri Lankan Delegates and the Secretary, Sr. Amalorpavam SJ distributed the certificates to all the delegates along with the Don Bosco CD, mementos and knick knacks showcasing the culture of India. After a sumptuous dinner at 10 p.m. Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susai Raj, Vice Principal and Dr. Beulah Suresh, HoD of Business Administration accompanied the Sri Lankan delegates to the Chennai Airport where the visitors boarded the flight at 3 a.m. to their country.
The III B.Com. students visited the Correction Home for Girls, Thorapadi, Vellore along with Ms. Hema Nalini, Asso. Professor and Ms. Deepa, Asst. Professor, Department of Commerce. They spread a spirit of joy to the inmates by dancing to a rhythmic tune and distributed functional items for their daily use.
The Association Activity was conducted by Ms. Nalini M. Asst. Prof. Department of Commerce. We invited Ms. T.S. Thillaivani, MCA, Managing Director of Bharat School of Banking, Mr. Venkat and Ms. Janani, Director, Bharat School of Banking. They gave a deep insight into the career opportunities available in the Banking Sector and the workings in preparation for the Competitive Exams. An interactive session with the students was lively and thought provoking.
Priyanka S. and Gayathri Krishnan III B.Com. submitted the Essay to the Ramakrishna Mission Competition based on the topic “The man who has no inner life is the slave to his surrounding”.
The M. Com. and M.Phil. students attended the National Level Seminar on the topic ‘Disaster Management’ conducted by the NCC Unit. Dr. Nandhagopal R. IAS, Head, Civil Defence and Collector, Vellore District was the Chief Guest of the Seminar. Dr. Jaya Kumar, Asst. Prof. GITAM University, Bangalore delivered the lecture with a PPT.
The Citizen Consumer Club Activity was conducted by Ms. Sukacini S., Asst. Prof. Department of Commerce. All the students of the Department participated in the awareness on Consumer Rights.
A National Level Seminar on the “Professional Courses in Commerce and Career Opportunities” was organized by the Department of Commerce and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Kolkata. Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj, HoD of Commerce warmly welcomed the gathering. CMA Dr. I. Ashok, Central Council Member and Chairman (CAT Committee) The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Kolkata gave the inaugural address. He gave a talk on Personality Development and 12 tips on developing a challenging personality in the National Stock Exchange. CMA Dr. A. Mavil Murugan and CMA Dr. Jyothi Sathish were invited as speakers for the Technical Session I and II. They gave us knowledge on the impact of a professional course in the job market. The members of various Cost Accounting Institutes, students from other departments studying Cost Accounting participated along with the UG, PG and M. Phil. students of Shift I & II.
Shri Jayabalan SN appointed as the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) Counsellor for Vellore District imparted to the I B.Com. and I Mathematics students the details of becoming a professional Company Secretary. He informed the students on the five stages to become a Company Secretary starting from the Foundation, Executive, Professional, pre-membership training and continuing Professional Development.
The M. Phil. students of the Department attended the Workshop conducted in Voorhees College by Dr. M. Anbalagan and Dr. P. Anbalagan on the topic ‘Research Methodology and Thesis writing’. The sessions were instructive and informative.
The Consumer Awareness Club, Department of Commerce (Shift I) conducted a session on “Awareness of Food and Safety”. The resource persons were Mr. Selvaraj, Mr. Manikandan and Mr. Kolanjan who gave tips about the quality of food and preventive measures to be taken by the students. The Skill Based Elective students of the Department of Commerce Shift I & II attended the sessions along with the II year B. Com. students of Shift I.
A National level Workshop was organized by the Department of Commerce and the Department of Business Administration on the topic “Basics of Capital Markets”. Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj, HoD of Commerce welcomed the gathering. Shri. K. Jawarilal Jain, Chairman, Ambalal Group of Companies is the Patron of the Seminar. Mr. S. Gopal, Managing Director and Mr. A. S. Rajasekaran, Senior Vice President of Ambalal Shares and Stocks Pvt. Ltd. Co. NSE gave their insight on the Capital Market of India and the importance of the Stock Exchange. The one day workshop dealt on the investment opportunities in Stocks and Shares. Shri. Vasudevan Parthasarathy, Certified Financial Planner, Trainer, Stocks and Shares, Chennai created an in depth knowledge on “Financial and capital markets an Awareness”. He explained basics about stock exchange in India and the importance of investment in stocks. Online Trading through the Internet was viewed and a surprise cash award was given to two students for the best question asked in the interactive Question & Answer session.
Shrimathi Sunitha Anand, Head, South Regional Head, National Stock Exchange interacted with the students. The UG, PG and M. Phil. students of B. Com. and BBA, Shift I and II participated in the Workshop. Staff and students received a participation certificate from Ms. Sunitha Anand, NSE.
The Past Pupil Meeting was held today. All the Departments had worked hard to invite the Past Pupils for the Day. After a short prayer service the Past Pupils from each department shared their experience. A few past pupils greeted the participants through a video presentation from various countries.
The PG and M.Phil. students attended the inter-collegiate paper presentation conducted by Auxilium Research Cell (ARC) and presented topics of relevant interest.
The Leadership Training Programme was attended by the UG and PG office bearers of the College Union Shift I and II. The Vice Principal, Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj conducted the Prayer Service invoking God’s blessings on the students and their Gift to God and Society. She introduced the Team from Chennai as a group that gives each and every child the opportunity to live and grow well through the universal appeal and unique power of Sports for Social Change. As a knowledge partner of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Magic Bus provides technical inputs, expertise and guidance. The programme was led by Mr. Jaraslo Vinoth, Head, Chair Person, Magic Bus, Chennai and his Team of Four. The theme was “Development of Leadership through Sports”. The ‘Magic Bus’ team teaches equality and personality development through extra-curricular activities. The significance of the Role of a Leader was understood by the students through conjecture, attention-grabbing activities and exciting games.
15.10.’15 – 16.10.’15
Ms. Deepa K. and Ms. Anitha Alice E., Asst. Prof. attended the Faculty Development Programme on “Emotional Intelligence” conducted at Marudhar Kesari Jain College for Women, Vaniyambadi. It was conducted by the ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu to understand the significance of EI at the workplace, to become emotionally intelligent personally and professionally.
The Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Religious Profession of Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj, Vice-Principal, Shift-II and HoD Commerce Shift-I was held with love and prayers. The Staff members along with the UG, PG and M. Phil. students with great love and joy set aside a day for the same. The Principal, Dr. (Sr.) Ugini Fatima Mary, the Secretary, Sr. Amalorpavam SJ, former Principal, Sr. Alphonse Yettukuri and the Vice Principal, graced the occasion. A delicious lunch was arranged and the retired staff Ms. P.M. Vijayalakshmi and Ms. Caroline, Asso. Prof. (On Leave) were also invited. With a meaningful prayer service, momentous video presentation of the jubilarian’s life, dances and poems they greeted the jubilarian. The Final year students individually greeted her with gladuoli flowers placed artistically in vases. Bouquets and gifts soon followed. Ms. P.M. Vijayalakshmi and Ms. Caroline greeted the jubilarian with words of gratitude and appreciation. The Jubilarian thanked the Staff and students with incidents of her past life and her vision for the mission in Auxilium College. The Shift II Staff and Past pupils greeted her after the programme.
A one day picnic in two buses to Jawadhi Hills, Jamunamarathur, Tirupatur was conducted for the staff members of Shift I and Shift II. The Lunch and the snacks were packed and distributed on the Hills. The staff members were very happy to pluck the juicy Guavas, Lemons and Gooseberries. Relaxing in the shade they enjoyed the games and prizes with fun and laughter. We are very grateful to Sr. Sophia Rayan, Superior, Jawadhi Hills for her warm welcome and hospitality. The tea and hot snacks were appreciated by all.
All the Staff members of the Department of Commerce (Shift I & II) who were allocated different subjects for the new course to be applied – B.Com. (Banking & Insurance) came to the College for three days and completed the Syllabus.
Four Staff members, Ms. Auxilia Antony, HoD Commerce (Shift II), Ms. Valentine Usha K. Asst. Professor, (Shift II) Ms. Anita S. Asst. Professor, Department of Commerce and Ms. Anupama Beck, Asst. Professor, Dept of English, (Shift I) attended the one day Zonal Level animation for the Catholic staff on the theme – “Pedagogy of Faith; Missionaries of hope and joy in the Family & Society” in Mary Immaculate, Tirupattur.
The III B.Com. students of Shift I & II and their Tutors assembled in the auditorium to participate in a session conducted by the Azim Premji University on the theme ‘Developing Leaders for Social Change’ in view of their joining a Two-year full time Masters Programme 2016–18 in Education, Development and Public Policy and Governance. The animators from WIPRO gave a detailed explanation on the Vision of the University in ‘Education for Social Change’. They highlighted the eligibility criteria, financial assistance and the Career opportunities and Placement Support given to the students. Mr. Kulandai Francis, Magasasay Award winner, IVDP, Krishnagiri was the key mediator in inviting the University to conduct the Seminar. He offered to furnish the auditorium with the best seating arrangements which though usable are old and fast depreciating. The students were invited to attend the Orientation Programme for the Courses on 13th December at IVDP, Krishnagiri.
Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj, HoD Commerce, Ms. Hema Nalini, Asso. Professor and Ms. Usha Bernadette Mary, Asso. Professor attended the Viva Voce of Sr. Gertrude Nirmala, Department of Economics at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur.
The Management, Staff and students of Auxilium College raised an amount of Rs. 350000 as a Fund towards relief for the victims of floods in Tamil Nadu during the months of October, November and December 2015. Immediate home needs like dress material (sarees, nighties, chudidars, T-shirts and Lungis, Towels and bed sheets) were purchased with the amount and the Management exclusively contributed 100 bags of rice. The students also contributed by collecting miscellaneous items like sanitary pads, toothpaste, soaps, hair oil, candles, matchboxes and mosquito repellants etc. The entire collection was divided into two lots – one to reach Cuddalore and another to reach Mannivakkam in Chennai. A team of 32 volunteers comprising of 10 sisters, 4 lay staff members, 5 non-teaching staff and 15students from UG and PG classes visited 5 villages on Vadalur-Chidambaram highway in Cuddalore district. The team started at 6 a.m. on 9th December and returned at 2 a.m. on 10th December. Ms. Hema Nalini, Asso. Professor and Ms. Josephine Vincy II B.Com. were part of the Team. It was a great learning experience for the entire team.
Mr. Dinesh Gajendran, Director, Audacious Dreams Foundation motivated the final year students to take part in the Orientation Programme to be conducted by the Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, for various PG Courses.
The Vice Principal, Dr. (Sr.) Mary Sheila Susairaj invited Mr. Dinesh Gajendran, Director, Audacious Dreams foundation and his team to animate the I B.Com. and BBA students on the forthcoming State Assembly elections. In her welcome address she stressed the importance of voting as a true citizen of India. Interaction by the team with the students was inspiring and educative.
The I PG students attended the Human Rights Seminar conducted by Dr. (Sr.) Regina Mary R. Asst. Prof. and Director of PG & Research Studies.
The students attended the SPSS Workshop from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. conducted by Ms. Ida Selvarani, Visiting Faculty, Third Eye, Banking Institute, Vellore.
An Orientation Programme was conducted by the Career Guidance and Placement Cell. Mr. Vignesh T. Rajan, Manager, GODFATHER Consultancy enlightened the final year PG students on the career opportunities available in Business Analysis and System Association in BPOs and IT Companies. Entrance tests in UPSC, Bank and Post Office examinations were also explained. An Aptitude test was also conducted for the PG and M. Phil. students of various departments.
A group of faculty members, sisters and students represented the College to donate and render their service to the flood affected areas in Aarambakkam and Walaja Badh in Chennai. Through the Salesian Convent at Mannivakam the staff and students spent the entire day distributing the various items collected, well coordinated by the local Flood Relief Team.
Five M. Phil. Students and six UG students attended a two day National Level Seminar on ‘Consumer Protection and Consumer Welfare’, conducted by the Department of Commerce, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur.
Association Activities (Current Academic Year) (Shift II)
The Department of Commerce organizes the coaching class for TNPSC Group IV examinations. Thirty five students have registered from various departments. Regular classes are conducted on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experts handle the sessions.
The Commerce association was inaugurated for the academic year by the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Mr. Ganesh Kumar (Manager of Indian Overseas Bank) and Mr. Sri Ram Vishvanathan (Assistant Manager, Indian Overseas Bank). They delivered an inspiring talk on the various job opportunities in the Banking sector.
The Vellore JCI Organisation conducted a series of Skill Search Programmes coordinated by the Department of Tamil. The students from II B.Com. received the participation certificates in the Dance and Song competitions.
Ms. Valentine Usha, Asst. Prof. Department of Commerce and Ms. Isabella Rosaline, Asso. Prof. and HoD of Botany attended the three days Counseling Course for Staff, conducted by the Province held in St. Marys Hr. Sec. School, Vellore.
A special guest lecture was given to the students by Mr.Saravanan HR Manager, All Zones Solutions Pvt. Ltd on the topic “Career opportunities and threats faced by the youth”.
An activity was conducted by Ms. Lalith Priya M .D Asst. Prof . who taught ‘Jewellery making to the “Women Entrepreneur Club” members. Many students participated and made Jewellery which were ready for sale. The income generated through the sale was 5,000/- .
To inculcate the habit of savings among the students the “Small Savings Club” continued its depository scheme with the Postal Department of India. There are 115 depositors comprising of 105 students and 10 Staffs. The amount collected every month is deposited in the Recurring Post Office Account. The total amount deposited till date is 73,500/-. 2% commission is received every month from the deposit which is deposited in the Department Account. Out of this amount a scholarship of 1,000/- is given to the economically weak student every year.
Commerce association conducted various competitions like Stress Interview, AD-ZAP, Paper presentation and Poster making. Students participated actively and won various various prizes.
A National Conference was conducted on the topic “Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development”. Ms. Auxilia Antony, Asst. Prof . welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest, Mr.Mahesh Rajamani (Founder & CEO, Invertree, Bengaluru ) who delivered the inaugural address. The Technical session I was delivered by Dr. J. Akbar Khan (Retd. Prof. C. Abdul Hakeem College, Mel Visharam) on the topic “Development of Women Entrepreneurship – Recent trends”. The Technical Session II & III was handled by Mahesh Rajamani and Prof. S. Anil Kumar, Asso. Prof. Aacharya Bangalore B-School) on the topic “Entrepreneurship and Marketing and Entrepreneurship in Economic Development” respectively. Nearly three hundred students from Auxilium College and fifty from other Colleges participated.
Talented young students of the College sang melodiously around the Living Crib where the Babe of Bethlehem was adored by Mother Mary, St. Joseph, the Magi, Angels and Shepherds for the recording by the Madha Television Team.
Dr. Sowmya Narayanan, Director, R & R Learning Development Centre updated the students on the various aspects of Commerce and the Job Opportunities available for the students. She stressed on the importance of Skills and the development of individual Talent.