Report on National Conference - SJEC
Posted On: 23/03/2012 08:13 GMT
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Report by Ms Smita Jeusdasan, Assistant Professor
Mangalore:The National Conference on ‘Achieving Distinctive Competence through Service and Excellence’ was organized by the Department of Business Administration of the St Joseph Engineering college. This was inaugurated on the 22nd of March, 2012 at 10.00 a.m. in the Conference Hall, Mechanical Engineering Block, SJEC.

Dr Stephen D’ Silva, Director,of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in his Key note address asserted the ‘7 – point programme’ comprising Values, Learning, Conviction and Passion, Change, Humility, Team Work and Optimism to be inculcated in individuals to achieve excellence in life. He cited the examples of Tata Group, Mr Jamnalal Bajaj, Mr Phil Knight, Mr Jeff Bessos, Premier Autonomibles, Arthrur Anderson in linkage with the 7-point programme. He testified that the MBA graduates learn 10% from academics, 15% from social and professional networks and 75% from the schools of hard knock. He posed a query to the students to decide on the category of people they belong to – those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. His concluding remarks were “As you step into the fun filled exciting world, do not forget your parents and teachers as they have created this finished product.”
Mr Albert D’ Souza, the Chairman of Printania Offset Pvt. Ltd. & the Chairman, St. John's College of Engineering & Technology, Mumbai in his Chief Guest Address stated that organizations should focus on quality service and excellence through a continuous monitoring of the gap between the customers’ expectations and service delivered. He narrated the success stories of Marico Industries, Model Co-operative Bank, Mumbai and Printania Offset Pvt. Ltd. to illustrate his view point.
Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, in his Guest of Honour address wished the conference a success and hoped that the delegates would have a fruitful deliberation at the two day conference.
Rev. Fr Henry Mascarenhas, Assistant Director – SJEC in his Guest of Honour Address quoted, ‘Chances create fate, Choices create plan and destiny’. He commented that the organizations of today should make good choices rather than a chance to be successful.
Rev. Fr Valerian D’Souza, Director - SJEC in his Presidential Remarks reinforced the theme of the national conference  by stating that the organizations should endeavour to be unique in delivery of services to the customers with a smile rather than a mechanistic procedure.
SJEC MBA Choir invoked God’s blessings and graces on the august gathering.
Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean – MBA and Conference Chair welcomed the august gathering.
Mr Albert D’ Souza, Chairman, Printania Offset Pvt. Ltd. & Chairman, St. John's College of Engineering & Technology, Mumbai released the Proceedings of the National Conference.
Dr Anjali Ganesh, Professor and Conference Convenor furnished the preview of the National Conference and proposed the Vote of Thanks.
Ms Lorraine Joan Rosario, Assistant Professor - MBA Faculty compeered the Inaugural Session. Seventy delegates from various B-Schools and Colleges are attending the National Conference.

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