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St. Joseph’s College of Commerce has consistently strived to create an ecosystem that promotes innovative thinking among the students and faculty. This ecosystem is comprised of a symbiotic relationship between the various stakeholders of the college: industry, government, academia,and the society. Education at this college provides a platform for students to learn not just from the textbook and classroom lectures but also through interaction with industry experts, experts from professional bodies, academic scholars, social thinkers and activists and government representatives.

Such an ecosystem has been made possible through a long term vision and mission towards collaboration with international and national universities and colleges of repute, leading industries in the field of commerce and management, professional bodies and NGOs. The curriculum and syllabus for the programmes have been designed in consultation and collaboration with these stakeholders.

Apart from these the college has devised special programmes to motivate and support young entrepreneurs. As a result of industry collaboration the college also works as an incubation centre which gives students a space for pitching innovative ideas and working towards executing them.

An innovation ecosystem thus created contributes to a holistic development of students and helps them to be leaders in their professional career.

Institutional and Industry Collaborations
The Institution has entered into various Exchange programmes, International Academic Partnerships, Partnerships with Professional Institutions, Industries and NGO’s to foster a global culture of educational excellence and to create an environment of innovative learning. The below listed are the Institution’s major collaborations to realize its commitment to Academic Excellence, Character Formation and to reach out to communities and individuals who are socially and economically deprived:

International/National Academic Partners
St. Joseph’s College of Commerce has paved the way for International exchange programmes through its International twinning initiatives, Cultural Exchange and Summer Abroad Programmes. These programmes are an enriching and refining experience at many levels. They steer personal and professional development among students by kindling creative ideas, strengthening relationships and instilling cultural sensitivity. In recognition of the said objectives, the Institution has collaborated with Swansea University, UK, Kobe College Japan, ESDES France, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand, University of St. Andrews, University Putra Malaysia, Seattle University, Concordia University, UCO etc.

a. Swansea University, UK
Swansea University is a research driven institute that thrives on exploration and discovery. It shares a profusion of values with St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, such as its emphatic drive to provide topnotch education to its students. Over the past few years the college has established a strong relationship with Swansea in terms of academic twinning and cultural exchange programmes. This initiative seeks to explore the possibility of developing collaborative and mutually beneficial activities. Undergraduate students of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce have been participating in this 1 + 2 -year twinning programme since 2010. 6 students are currently pursuing twinning program at the university for the academic year 2018-19.

b. Kobe College, Japan
Kobe College is an Institution of higher learning for women in the field of liberal arts and sciences. As an initiative to establish the educational tieup, Kobe College has signed up into a cultural exchange programme with St. Joseph’s College of Commerce for five years now. Every year both the Institutions host a 10-day cultural exchange programme which includes lectures on the global economy, social conditions, communicative language classes, workshop on traditional crafts and, visit historical places and industries.

St. Joseph’s college of Commerce hosted 13 Japanese students accompanied by 2 faculty members between 1st September 2018 and 9th September 2018. During their stay in India, the college arranged for social visits to Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a charity home, Tibetan Youth hostel and Jyothi Seva, a NGO . They were also offered assistance for an ongoing research on Indian economy, microfinance and social environment both in Bangalore and in Anekal. In addition to this lectures on ”Multiculturalism in India ”and “Women in India” were organized to give an insight to the current situation in India.

c. ESDES, France
ESDES School of Business and Management (was founded in 1987 as part of the Catholic University of Lyon. St. Joseph’s College of Commerce through its French Exchange Programme with ESDES introduced a six-month International Business Programme (IBP) and a one-year Degree Programme. As part of the six -month International Business Programme (IBP), 4 students from 2 BBA A have been selected for the batch Jan 2019 – April 2019.

d. Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers a wide array of over 130 qualifications from certificate and diploma to degree and postgraduate level. A Twinning Programme proposal with EIT and St. Joseph’s College of Commerce has been initiated. Both the Institutions are currently working arduously to materialize this endeavor.

The initial purpose of the collaboration is to offer a Bachelor of Business Studies to the students of SJCC in New Zealand. It is a 3-year full time Programme, with a one plus two-year twinning (one-year study in India and two years in New Zealand) available for St Joseph’s College of Commerce students. More collaborated Programmes would be rolled out eventually. At present 2 students are pursuing twinning program at the University.

d. Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers a wide array of over 130 qualifications from certificate and diploma to degree and postgraduate level. A Twinning Programme proposal with EIT and St. Joseph’s College of Commerce has been initiated. Both the Institutions are currently working arduously to materialize this endeavor.

e. Seattle University, USA
Seattle University (SU) is a Jesuit Catholic university in the northwestern United States, located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. SU is the largest independent university in the Northwest US, with over 7,500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programmes within eight schools, and is one of 28-member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. St. Joseph’s College of Commerce has signed a MoU with Seattle University to encourage direct contact and collaboration among students, faculty and staff in the areas of research, teaching, organizing of conferences, lectures and seminars. This collaboration will benefit the students and staff of both the institutions.

f. Concordia University, USA
Concordia University (commonly referred to as Concordia) is a public comprehensive university located in Montreat, Quebec, Canada on unceded Indigenous lands. Founded in 1974 following the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University, Concordia is one of the three universities in Quebec where English is the primary language of instruction. Concordia’s core values stem from those long prized by its founding institutions, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. The union of two very different institutions of higher education has led to an exceptionally successful synthesis of compatible and timely values. It dares to be different and draws on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world.

SJCC signed an MOU with Concordia University, New York to enable students of SJCC to enroll and participate in a transfer undergraduate degree programme of academic study at Concordia. Upon successful completion of the academic programme of study the students will be conferred a degree by Concordia University.

g. Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Malaysia
In its formative years, MUST was fully assisted and supported by MIT, a worldrenowned university noted for its education and research in advanced science and technology. Malaysia University of Science and Technology emulates world class method of teaching and learning which encourages creativity, analytical thinking, problem-solving, innovation and teambuilding. These are qualities that have been proven to be successful in producing entrepreneurial leadership in technology and business.

MUST also nurtures a research-driven culture in all fields of expertise to ensure depth of understanding and confidence in facing practical problems. The world class model has been the impetus of the MUST culture that is vibrant, innovative and purposive to our local environment.

A MoU was signed with Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST) on 6th August, 2018 with an intention of exploring possibilities of offering study programs, opportunities of faculty exchange, study tours and partnering in research initiatives.

h. France International Graduate School
SJCC signed a MoU with France International Graduate Schools (FIGS) on 14th December 2018 with agreement to cooperate and collaborate in areas of joint research and publication, resource sharing, study programs, faculty and student exchange and mutual participation in conferences, lectures and seminars.

i. University of Central Oklahoma
The University of Central Oklahoma, often referred to as UCO or Central, is a coeducational public university located in Edmond, Oklahoma. The university is the third largest in Oklahoma, with more than 17,000 students and approximately 434 full-time and 400 adjunct faculty.

An initial discussion with the University of Central Oklahoma represented by Mr. Brandon Lehman and senior leadership of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore was held on the 4th of October, 2018 at the SJCC Campus in Bangalore where briefings of both the institutions were shared.

The focus area being Commerce and Business for both the academic institutions, various short-term and long-term programs will be formulated. Some of the short-term programs will include Study Tours and Internships. Two students are absorbed by the University for Research Based Internship.

j. Hof University of Applied Sciences
The University of Applied Sciences Hof also known as Hof University of Applied Sciences, is a public non-profit business, media and technical vocational university founded in 1994 in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany.

In 2000, the fabric design and fabric technology studies joined the University (former UAS Coburg). Founding president was Georg Nagler. The University has a new record in students in the winter term 2010 with 2600 enrolled students. A six member team consisting of Prof Dr. Dr. Jurgen Lehmann, President, Ms. Wiebke Dorfler, Managing Director, Ms. Elisabeth Vogele, Manager Business and Universities, Prof. Dr. Daniel Werner, Ms. Susanne Krause, Head of International office and Mr Jose Jacob, Senior advisor-Bavaria India Centre visited our campus on 5th February 2019. The possibilities of collaboration on both short term and long term programmes which included participation in summer school programmes, integrated programs, transfer programs, semester exchange learning, faculty and student exchange programs were deliberated and discussed with the TQM members of SJCC. The college is looking forward to have a successful collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences HOF in the coming months.

k) Kongu Arts and Science College, Erode, India
The Kongu Arts and Science College is an arts and science college in Nanjanapuram, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India, founded in 1994. The college belongs to the Kongu Vellalar Institute of Technology Trust, which also includes Kongu Engineering College, Kongu Polytechnic College, Kongu Industrial Training Center, and the Kongu National Matriculation Hr. School.

The Kongu Arts and Science College is an educational institution in Erode, reaccredited by NAAC (2013), offering programmes in the arts and science stream. It is a co-educational institution affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, and is run by the Kongu Vellalar Institute of Technology Trust, Perundurai. It is a autonomous from the year 2016.The trust has secured the approval of the Government of Tamil Nadu and of the Bharathiar University. The professional courses offered have been approved by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). In order to share best practices between the institutions, a MOU was signed in January 2019 between Kongu Arts and Science College and SJCC.

Partnerships with Industry
St. Joseph’s College of Commerce has entered into a significant collaboration with Industry partners to not only provide an exposure to the industry for students and staff but also to enhance the curriculum and syllabus creation so that students can develop skills and acquire knowledge as required by the industry.

a) Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry
The Federation of Karnataka chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) can be traced back to the erstwhile Mysore Chamber of Commerce, the precursor of FKCCI, which was conceived by Sri M. Visvesvaraya. The association has a membership of about 2500, drawn from all sectors of trade; commerce and industry, spread over the entire state including 150 district chambers of commerce and trade associations. The college has a tie-up with FKCCI which enables us to bridge the gap between industry and academia.

b) Karnataka Tourism Forum
The Department for B. Com Travel & Tourism collaborated with Karnataka Tourism Forum. Karnataka Tourism Forum is a non-profit organization comprising tourism professionals and companies that are dedicated to make a meaningful contribution to improve tourism in Karnataka. KTF, founded in 2001, is a structured and proactive force that has taken upon itself to bring a radical change to tourism at large by way of global approach and dynamic endeavors. The Forum supports and works with the State and Central Government and its efforts have ranged from creating awareness to being an advisory body, suggesting and assisting policy formulation.

The Department of B. Com (Travel & Tourism) hosted its annual National Level Travel & Tourism Festival – TURAS 2018 in association with KTF on 5th & 6th of February, 2018. The Department intends to further explore the possibilities of collaboration at various levels that benefit students by way creating a platform for industry interface.

c) Patrick’s Academy
Patrick Academy is a renowned Travel and Tourism Academy in Bangalore. Established by Mr. Patrick Andrews, a professional trainer with decades of experience in industry and Training, this academy is committed to every student to impart knowledge and groom their skills to stand out in this challenging industry aviation & Hospitality. Students of Travel and Tourism learn subjects such as Aviation and Airline Management, Airline Ticketing, Cargo Management among many others. The short-term courses offered by Patrick’s Academy focuses on quality and sustainable education in the fields of Travel, Tourism, Aviation and Hospitality. They also provide practical industry exposure to every student while studying in the form of on field training.

d) Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook is a leading Travel and Tourism company with global presence. Thomas Cook specializes in providing a wide range of services that include Foreign Exchange, Corporate Travel, MICE, Leisure Travel, Insurance, Visa & Passport services and E-Business. St. Joseph’s College of Commerce has an on-going collaboration with Thomas Cook to assist the institution in organizing international study tours. The study tours include visit to various universities, educational intuitions and organizations of international repute which enable students to bring about an international perspective into their learning.

e) IMS Proschool
IMS Proschool, an initiative of IMS Learning Resource, is one of the foremost providers of financial accounts and analytics course in the country. IMS conducts training programmes for CFP, CFA, Financial Modelling, CPA, CIMA and IFRS. The Institution in association with IMS Proschool conducted a Financial Modelling programme for 60 Hours which included a tailor-made syllabus on topics like Financial Management, Project Finance, Equity Research and Advanced Macros and VBA for Finance.

f) National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is India’s leading stock exchange covering various cities and towns across the country. NSE was set up by leading Institutions to provide a modern, fully automated screen-based trading system with national reach. The Institution in collaboration with NSE conducted a NCCMP -NSE Certified Capital Market Professional short - term course for the students. The programme aims to enable the students to get first- hand knowledge of the dynamics of securities markets as well as to qualify for a career in the securities market.

g) Ernst & Young (EY)
The Institution has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with (EY). EY offers a scholarship programme for the students of the college in which the students need to present a business plan and the selected business plans are encouraged to be realized through a grant of Rs. 1,00,000 as scholarship and are also offered a two month internship at EY. SJCC in collaboration with Ernst & Young (EY) developed a course on International Tax and Technology for the III and IV semester students which provide in-depth knowledge in the tax verticals and a global perspective on the subject. The course is for 120 hours course spread across two semesters based on Trainer the Trainer model. EY also offers internship for the students who complete this course.

h) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
The (BPM Industry Integrated) programme run by the institution has been designed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The course imparts knowledge and specialized domain-focused skills in Business Process Services Management. The curriculum of this course facilitates students to become Industry-ready and imparts the competence required to pursue careers in the value-added services in sectors like the ITeS Industry, Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, and Retail etc. The highlight of this course is the integration of subjects specially prepared by industry experts from TCS to add to the practical dimension of Business Processes Services Management.

i) International Skill Development Course (ISDC)
St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, offers a two month rigorous IFRS course from ISDC to the B.Com Final year students. This financial reporting course offers a broad introduction to the Nature and Operations of the IASB, Presentation of Financial Statements, Accounting Policies and Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors. The course introduced to the students -Cross-border, M&A and capital raising activities frequently requiring the use of IFRS. IFRS training is also imparted to students registered with the Professional Certificate Programmes. In association with ISDC a national conference on Fintech Ecosystems was organised by the Institution.

j) Finmark
Finmark is a leading banking and financial markets company training since 2004 and trained more than 15,000 students over 1800 programmes. Workshops are taught by our practitioners who have immense experience and in-depth capabilities in every aspect of banking and capital markets to design, develop and deliver any programme. Finmark trained the PG students of SJCC for certification in Financial Market and Services. After a twoday training the students took the test for the first module of Fundamentals of Capital Markets paper.

k) Wiley India Private Limited
Wiley India Private Limited is a leading publisher of books & digital solutions for Engineering, Business & Management, Computer Science and Information Technology whose books have been adopted in various Indian Universities. The college has entered into an agreement with Wiley to provide the students with the official CMA test preparation content, Wiley CMA excel Learning System, for CMA exam preparation.

l) Miles Publications Private Limited
Miles Publishing Ltd is an award-winning media organization within the Comms, IT and Mobile industry. The college has entered into an agreement with Miles in which they shall be responsible for providing marketing collateral, Wiley study materials and training to SJCC faculty as well as students towards the CMA certification. Miles shall execute and monitor the training performed for students pursuing the CMA certifications. Miles shall assist SJCC in providing differential placement assistance to the students of SJCC who have cleared both the parts of the CMA examinations. Miles shall also assist in providing internship placements to students who have cleared the CMA examinations but are yet to pass out from SJCC.

m) The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI)
The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) is an organization formed to regulate the travel industry in India along organized lines and in accordance with sound business principles. The primary purpose was to protect the interests of those engaged in the industry, to promote its orderly growth and development and to safeguard the travelling public from exploitation by unscrupulous and unreliable operators. The B.Com (Travel and Tourism) department recently signed a MoU with Travel Agents Association of India (T.A.A.I) on 17thDecember 2018.

n) Quicklrn
Quiklrn is a provider of knowledge management platform. It provides a digital technology platform that helps students to personalize their learning and a quick recall throughout their life anytime anywhere.
The college has entered into an agreement with Quicklrn to provide access to this platform on a trial basis.

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