All students deserve an innovative higher education system that promotes diversity, inclusion, personal growth and holistic development. Students need to be constantly challenged and the boundaries of knowledge expanded. Our students at HR College have been continuously exposed to new ideas, new skills, new methods of engaged and differentiated teaching-learning that prepare them for future and for life.
At HR our students have always learned through discovery and inquiry and have stepped up to the challenges of a complex, uncertain universe by seeking opportunities from adversity. The pandemic that has changed the course of life as well as the way we learn has been one of such experiences. Our students have moved beyond the traditional classroom and broken into the digital world, engaging with technology and improving their learning curve. To that effect, there have been several innovative initiatives that the college has undertaken this academic year. All of these initiatives have harnessed digital technology and used the advantages of a wider reach and greater access to experts in specialized fields in both academia and industry through the online mode of communication.
CONSULTANCY 101March 27 | April 3 | April 10, 2021
180 Degree Consultancy conducted the first training series for H.R. College students, to offer high-quality consulting services with the right combination of expertise, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. Guest speakers Ms. Salonne Kabra of Boston Consulting Group and Mr. Kushal Lodha currently working with the Aditya Birla Group in the Corporate Finance Department, started with an overview of consulting and anecdotes of real-life cases mentors have worked on. Then case interviews and various experiences of mentors were shared. Then tools and strategies to crack different types of case interviews were discussed, also techniques to structure the case and crack it.
Mr. Sooraj Mehta, an Associate Consultant at Cedar Management Consulting, started the session CRACKING CASE INTERVIEWS with an explanation of various frameworks utilized in cracking Case interviews Live engagement of a Project the mentor worked on, recommending an entry strategy for a company planning a strategic venture in India with a Dutch nutritional product. This included conducting a market assessment of WHEY protein industry in India, Analysis of global Whey protein industry and addressable opportunity in India. The mentor also discussed the challenges he faced while working on this project, key learnings from projects in the Consumer and F&B sector.
Ms. Sharmi Sheth, of Revolut and the founder at Consult for Humanity, discussed how to structure answers in a fit interview in the session titled: STRUCTURING ANSWERS IN A FIT INTERVIEW. She gave advice on managing client expectations and keeping the communication transparent.
FINANCE FUTURE TRENDS WEBINAR SERIES 2020-21
In association with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)February 22 to 27, 2021
The Finance Future Trends Webinar series was organized in association with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), to help students acquire in-depth knowledge in the field of finance and commerce particularly in the light of the challenges that the world is currently experiencing. A session to help students develop an understanding of the role of technology in finance regulation was conducted by Mr. Rajnish Magan, CFO at Beumer India Pvt. Ltd and in association with CIMA on March 25. On March 26th Mr. Rohit Kharbanda, FCMA, CGMA and CG Australia, a Senior Director at Intercontinental Hotel Store was invited to help the students know more about finance for a session on A Gatekeeper or Business Enabler. On March 27, Ms. Deepti Gupta, Audit Leader and Risk Control Specialist at HSBC Bank emphasized how machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchains are transforming finance in a session titled: Transforming Finance: Blockchains, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. In this session, she stressed on the importance of AI and robotics and elaborated their differences.
FINANCIAL MODELLING & VALUATION MASTERCLASSFebruary 1 to 24, 2021
HR College and LeapUp Edutech conducted a 30-hour certified course on Financial Modelling and Valuation for the second- and third-year students. This course taught students to build financial models and business valuation. Students worked on models of listed Indian companies from technology, cement and banking sectors and also valued these companies using multiple methods like discounted cash flow, relative valuation and dividend discounting based valuation.
MONEY WEEKMarch 22 to 28, 2021
BFM Committee H.R. College of Commerce and Economics organised its very own Money Week in collaboration with non-profitable Public Charitable Trust - Krisha Foundation, the shining light in the domain of spreading financial literacy and investor awareness. The money week was a roller coaster of 7 days filled with speakers from institutions like NSE, BSE, CDSL, and industry leaders, as well as competitions to test and apply the knowledge gained. From a session on financial literacy to overview of the markets to quiz competitions to an opportunity to develop the soft skills, the BFM Committee strived to help participants broaden their knowledge about finance. There were sessions on Financial Literacy, Fundamentals of Capital Markets and Depository Services, Finance based Quiz Competition - FinQuest, Consolidation & Condensation Competition - Briefin, Overview of Securities Market, Stock Exchange and its Role in Capital Markets.
RISE - Re-Inforcing Startup and Entrepreneurship - Incubation FestFebruary 22 to 27, 2021
The Entrepreneurship and Incubation Cell of H.R. College conducted its Inaugural Incubation Fest called RISE (ReInforcing Startup and Entrepreneurship) to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and impart technical knowledge to the upcoming entrepreneurs of our country. The committee invited business ideas from participants and contingents all over Mumbai. From these entries, the top 8 teams were given an opportunity to present their business ideas to the panel of judges. Renowned industry experts conducted the workshops, which provided the participants with insights into essential topics such as the role of government in entrepreneurship, obtaining funding for start-ups, and the role of communication and pitching for start-ups.
STALK THE STOCKSeptember 28 to October 28, 2020
The students of BAF and BFM courses came together to form a FIN-EST committee, which organized a 30-hour certificate stock market mentorship program, called STALK THE STOCK. The students conducted the program for the students. It included online sessions conducted by the stock market experts, where different financial concepts were explained using real time examples. The sessions were followed by quizzes and tests, which were conducted through Telegram and Google Forms. To eliminate the gap between theoretical learning and practical situations, the mentorship program also included a MOCK STOCK MARKET WORKSHOP where the students traded on an online trading platform with the help of virtual money for a week to apply the lessons learned in the sessions.