Friday 1 December 2023

CUHELI: Shaping Tomorrow's Academic Leaders

We are thrilled to unveil a monumental milestone in our academic journey—the birth of the Christ University Higher Education Leadership Institute (CUHELI). This ground-breaking venture stands as a beacon of transformative leadership and excellence, dedicated to sculpting the future of academic guidance.

In collaboration with the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, CUHELI addresses the urgent need for leadership development in Indian and South Asian higher education. It's a visionary project aimed at nurturing leaders who will redefine the future of education and society.

Our core mission at CUHELI is to provide top-notch leadership and management training to professionals in higher education. Our unwavering commitment to evidence-based curriculum development, continuous research, and the seamless integration of technology sets us apart, ensuring a cutting-edge learning experience.

Explore our inaugural programs, featuring bespoke leadership courses, psychometric testing and coaching, consultancy services, and online certifications supported by the esteemed Christ (Deemed to be University) brand. CUHELI also embraces the latest technological advancements with a robust IT infrastructure, including Learning Management Systems, online meeting platforms, and digital learning tools, ensuring a state-of-the-art learning experience.

CUHELI, as a newly established institute, aims to build a legacy of leadership that transcends traditional boundaries. We prioritize sustainable human capital expertise, investing in our staff's deliberate selection, training, and upskilling to remain at the forefront of intellectual capital. We empower women to lead and bridge the gender gap in academic leadership. Our dedication is to foster a culture of academic excellence and leadership development, unlocking the full potential of individuals for a significant impact.
CUHELI offers competitively priced online certifications in leadership-related areas. Elevate your skills with a reputable credential and participate in the transformative change in the higher education sector.

This is not simply the inauguration of a new institute but the start of a transformative journey. Join us at CUHELI in shaping leaders who will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in the future of education and society.

Monday 16 October 2023


“Excitino 2023”, an Electronics mini project exhibition was held on Friday, 6 October in the Pathway, Bangalore Central Campus. The exhibition was organised by the final year BSc. PME and CME students.

This is an annual activity as a part of the project-based learning process for the students. The objective of the event is to provide experiential learning opportunity for the students to feel confident about implementing the ideas that could solve some of the societal problems, into a prototype Electronics system and exhibit to the visitors across the university using the microcontroller development boards.

There were 90 individual projects based on Arduino board and various sensors exhibited by the students.

These working projects successfully created an overall awareness about the electronic devices, circuits, Arduino platform, sensors among the visitors. This exhibition also created interest to know more about electronic systems in the students. The students from various streams of the University and faculty members from various departments visited and enjoyed being a part of this exhibition. Dr. Benny Sebastian, Prof. Johnson O V, Dr. Vineeth Valsan, Dr. Rohan Fernandes, Dr. Ruplai Patel, Dr. Krishnakumar, Dr. Partha K and Mr. Karthikeyan (alumnus of the department) evaluated the projects and encouraged the students.

Dr. George Thomas, Dean, School of Science, Dr. Manoj B, Head of the department and all the faculty members of the department were present during the exhibition.

Dr. Mukund N Naragund coordinated the whole process for Excitino 2023.  The department sincerely thanks the management for providing all necessary support and permission to organise the exhibition.


Friday 22 September 2023

Forging Academic Excellence: MOU with the University of Melbourne

We are elated to announce a momentous step in our journey towards academic excellence and global collaboration. CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, has officially entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the prestigious University of Melbourne, ushering in a new era of synergy and innovation.

What does this MOU encompass?

-    Elevated Research: Our collaboration promises to be crucial for pioneering research. Scholars and researchers from both institutions will unite their expertise to embark on cutting-edge projects spanning diverse fields, propelling the frontiers of knowledge.
-    Empowering Students: The MOU invites students to embark on transformative educational journeys. Exchange programs, internships, and cross-cultural learning opportunities will equip them with a global perspective and enrich their academic experiences.
-    Knowledge Exchange: Anticipate a dynamic exchange of ideas and wisdom. We cultivate an environment where innovation knows no boundaries through workshops, seminars, and interdisciplinary dialogues.
-    Global Impact: We pledge to address global challenges head-on. By pooling our intellectual resources and expertise, we aspire to create a meaningful and lasting impact on society, shaping a more promising future.

This partnership signifies a fusion of knowledge, a celebration of shared values, and a dedication to excellence in education and research.

As we embark on this exciting journey with the University of Melbourne, stay tuned for updates on collaborative endeavours, research breakthroughs, and the inspiring stories of students and scholars who stand to benefit from this extraordinary partnership. Together, we are poised to leave an indelible mark on academia and beyond.

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Independence Day celebration 2023 at CHRIST University Central Campus

Independence Day celebrated on August 15 every year, marks the day when India gained freedom from British colonial rule in 1947. Christ University, Bangalore, too, organised a commemorative event to honour this significant national occasion.

The event began with flag hoisting at 8:30 pm by the honourable Vice Chancellor, Fr Dr Joseph CC, in the presence of the guest of honour, Lt Colonel Himanshu Singh. Fr Viju P Devassy, the Pro VC, Fr Varghese KJ, the Chief Finance Officer and Fr Sebastian Mathai, Principal of Christ Junior College, graced the event with their presence. Around 2,700 students and 245 NCC cadets, alumni and faculty members were present. The celebrations included the NCC parade, the main attraction of the event. The event was concluded by 11 am.

Friday 11 August 2023

Ajagarakabalitham: A sequence from the ‘Kalyanasougandhikam Vyayogam’ Koodiyattam

The Department of Performing Arts and Western Music hosted a Lecdem concert by Kalamandalam Sajith Vijayan on Mizhavu, the accompanying instrument in Koodiyattam. The 5-day workshop was concluded by a spectacular display of the art form Koodiyattam, a traditional art form from Kerala that combines ancient Sanskrit theatre with the elements of ‘Koothu’. The art form can be dated back to the Sangam era.

Kutiyattam is the oldest still practised Sanskrit theatrical tradition, recognized by Unesco as World Heritage. However, due to several factors, it is rare to have the opportunity to attend a performance outside specific areas of Kerala. Kalamandalam is the leading institution for the teaching of Kutiyattam. Besides being teachers in that institution, Kalamandalam Sangeeth Chakyar and Kalamandalam Sajith Vijayan are among the most appreciated performers of this art form. The workshop has given students a chance to approach the basic techniques of Kutiyattam acting and the main procedures of playing the Mizhavu drum from masters of this theatrical tradition in Kerala.

Kalamandalam Sajith Vijayan introduced the mythological and historical background of the Mizhavu drum. He explained the function and role of the drum in Kutiyattam Sanskrit theatre as it is performed in Brahmanical temples of Kerala and contemporary stages. He also demonstrated the rhythmic cycles (talas) associated with the drum and their relationship with the bodily movements and emotions presented by Kutiyattam actors on the stage. The information shared resonated with the experiences taught within the department so that students could take a lot away from Kalamandalam Sajith Vijayan’s wisdom.

The acting part Ajakarakabalitham is extracted from the Sanskrit Drama ‘Kalyanasougandhikam’ Vyayogam, written by the famous poet Neelakanta Kavi. It’s the enactment of Bhima watching a furious scene in the forest while searching for the Saugandhika flower for his beloved Draupadi.

Wednesday 9 August 2023

DARPAN 2023, The Intra University Cultural Fest

Darpan 2023 was inaugurated on August 7, 2023, at the University football field. Vice Chancellor, Dr Fr Joseph CC, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr Fr Viju P D, Chief Finance Officer, Dr Fr Varghese K J, Deans of different schools and HOD of all the departments were present for the event's inauguration. Around 5000 students across all the deaneries and departments were part of various cultural events for the inauguration.

As the program sequence unfolded with the NCC band, the sports team marched, the choir sang the inaugural hymn, and the vice chancellor opened the pedagogic league 2023 declaring Darpan. The program continued with the march off by the sports team, a performance by the Wind chamber orchestra, and an exceptional performance by the choir of 200 plus students. Natyaarpana, DOC and DPS students performed exemplary dance moves with classical, contemporary, and Bollywood movements.

The Wind Chamber Orchestra concluded the inauguration with a rendition of the National Anthem.

What is Darpan?

Darpan, the Intra University fest occurring every odd semester across the six campuses. An intra-cultural fest that spans across the board from which the best performers are chosen to form the cultural team representing the University at different inter-collegiate fests. Every individual is born with some inherent talent or ability. Darpan allows one to showcase their talents in every possible field.

The team officially curated at the end of Darpan will act as the face of the University and participates across different colleges and universities across India. The teams consist of students from various departments of the University, well-trained experts in their range of co-curricular activities. With a broad spectrum of talents ranging from artistic to oratory, the teams put forth a treat for their audience.

What are the guidelines??

1.       The set of events is only open to the students of Bengalore Central Campus.
2.      Registrations will begin on July 27th, 2023. Registration for all events will be done in Student Welfare Office, Block 1, First Floor.
3.      There is no registration fee for any events apart from Stage Group Events.
4.      The registrations for all group events close 5 days before the respective event.
5.      On-spot registrations are open for solo stage, art, and literary events.
6.      The stage events (dance) music must be submitted two days before the event.

Tuesday 2 May 2023

The department of Physics and Electronics had organized the Electronics project exhibition on 15 April 2023 in the Bangalore Central campus. The exhibition was put up by the final year BSc PME and CME students with very exciting Electronic projects.

A total of 37 projects were on display by about 110 students who presented their project work with the chart and models to the visitors. The students and faculty members from various departments visited the exhibition and interacted with the teams.

Dr. George Thomas, Dean, School of Sciences, Dr. Manoj B, Head, department of Physics and Electronics visited the stalls and appreciated the students for their innovative work. Prof. Sandhya Kotigere, Drexel University, USA, who is alumnus of the department visited the exhibition with her colleague Prof. Minana,Rogelio. The students were very happy interacting with the professors.

The project work was evaluated by Prof. Benny Sebastian, Prof. Johnson O V, Dr. Nainesh Patel, Dr. Rohan Fernandes, Dr. Kenath Arun and Dr. Partha Kumbhakar. All the participants were issued an e-certificate after the exhibition. The exhibition was coordinated by Dr. Mukund Naragund.

The department sincerely thanks the management for providing all necessary facilities to organise this event successfully in the campus.

Thursday 23 March 2023

Celebration of International Day of Happiness 2023

The international day of Happiness was celebrated by the department of Physics and Electronics on 20 March 2023. The department had organized an Essay writing Event for the students. The theme was, “How to be happy and make others happy without the use of

technology and digital devices”. The main objective of the event was to create an awareness among students that one can be happy even without smartphones or technology. The theme made them to think beyond their smart devices and social media, apps and websites.

A total of about 100 students participated in the event. The major things wrote in all the essays were, about spending time with family and friends in reality and not through video conferencing, going out with the family members, classmates to enjoy the nature, playing sports in the field not on phone screens, involving in some activities they like to do, continuing

their forgotten hobbies, etc. This activity made the students to think about enjoying in real world rather than being in virtual world.

Dr. Manoj B, Head, department of Physics and Electronics supported the activity and other faculty members also encouraged the students to participate in the event.

Dr. Mukund Naragund coordinated the event.

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Report on Science Day Talk

On 28 February 2023, Department of Physics and Electronics hosted a Science Day Talk as a part of the Science Day celebrations, that featured a talk titled “The search for nes laws of nature” by Dr. Raghavendra Rao, Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, PES University, Bengaluru. The event was attended by the students of MSc Physics program, as well as faculty members from the Department of Physics and Electronics. Dr. Rohan Fernandes, Faculty coordinator of the event briefed about the event and session. Ms. Trisha Prabhu of final year MSc introduced the speaker with a welcome note. Dr. Raghavendra Rao covered a wide range of topics in the fields of Physics during his talk, all the way from the Space all the way to Quantum Computation. He provided an overview of these topics and explained their significance in the field of Physics. The talk was engaging and informative, and the students were fully engrossed in the content. Dr. Rao used clear and concise language, making the complex concepts accessible to the students. He also provided several real-world examples to illustrate the principles of Physics and Quantum Computing, making it easier for the students to grasp the concepts. The session was followed by a question and answer session, during which the students asked several insightful questions related to the topics covered in the talk. Dr. Rao patiently answered all the questions, and his responses provided further clarity to the students. Overall, the Science Day talk was a great success, and the students and faculty members alike benefited greatly from Dr. Rao's talk. The event was an excellent opportunity for the students to learn more about the exciting and rapidly evolving field of Physics and Quantum Computing and to interact with an expert in the field. Dr. Manoj, Head, department of physics and Electronics and other faculty members were present during the session and interacted with the speaker.

The expert talk on Gender equity in the era of AI - A report 2023

The department of Physics and Electronics had organised a seminar by Dr. Madhavi Rangaswamy, Professor, Department of Psychology, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore on 8 March, 2023 in the mini Auditorium, Bangalore Central campus to celebrate

International women’s day. The theme of the talk was “Gender equity in the era of AI”. The programme started with Dr Rupali Patel, Department of Physics and Electronics, welcoming and introducing the Speaker, Prof. Madhavi Rangaswamy.

In her talk, Prof. Madhavi highlighted the need to address gender gaps in access to technology with an urgent priority. She also emphasised on the urge to develop gender-responsive digital initiatives and policies. Gender stereotypes and cultural norms often hinder women’s and girls’ access to digital technologies and reduce their education and employment opportunities. There are multiple discrimination and education-related barriers that keep women from participating equally in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
The speaker asked everyone to stimulate women’s participation in STEM fields and design gender-sensitive e- services which are key to advancing gender equality in all sectors. She also stressed on adoption of effective legal policies and strategies with deep understanding of the gendered nature of socio-economic challenges, which is the need of the present. The talk was well appreciated by the UG, PG students and PhD scholars. The students and faculty members interacted with the resource person during the session. Dr. Manoj B, Head, department of Physics and Electronics, all the faculty members of the department were present during the session. Prof. Hamsa Hariharan presented a memento to Dr. Madhavi Rangaswamy as a token of gratitude. Ms. Akshatha Rao, PhD scholar, proposed the vote of thanks. The entire event was coordinated by Dr. Bubbly S G.


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