DOC hosts first International Symposium on financial re-engineering
Manipal: Department of Commerce (DOC), Manipal University in collaboration with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) organised the first International Symposium on corporate financial re-engineering at MIT Auditorium on January 31.
This convention witnessed five eminent speakers parting knowledge among the students about financial re-engineering. Gulzari Babbar, President, CIMA, United Kingdom began by delivering a talk on role of management accountants. This was followed by a talk by Mark Bevan, Assistant Vice-President – Finance, Josephy Cyril Bamford (JCB) on the need and importance of ethics in corporate life.
Ramakrishnan V., Manager, Management Consultants, Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) India during his talk on the changing banking trends said, “Banks now do look for skilled manpower and this is pushing the need for students to turn productive at a young age”.
Other speakers included Suresh Menon, South India Head, Security & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Dr M. Narendra, CMD, Indian Overseas Banks, Chennai who talked about SEBI’s and bank’s perspective about corporate governance respectively.
Diana Saldhana, Assistant Professor, financial accounting, DOC said, “This is a good platform for students to learn from the experiences of experts.” She added, “It’s like drinking from the fountain of knowledge.” The audience also enthusiastically participated in all the interactive sessions.
“It’s is very informative to know about the latest trends, development and challenges faced in the banking and financial sector,” said S. Dhananjay, a student of BBM, third year, DOC.
“It’s a wonderful experience to come down here and interact with a bunch of lively students,” added Ramakrishnan V, applauding the zest shown by the students of Manipal.
The seminar was inaugurated by Sandeep Shenoy, Head, Department of Commerce and Gulzari Babbar.
Sub-edited by Bhavani Seetharaman