ARVESTUS is an Inter Collegiate Annual Fest of BAF department. The theme for 2019-2020 was ‘Finance City’ which focused on importance of Finance in every walk of life. The students created a miniature model of major finance landmarks in Mumbai like the RBI, BSE, NSE, SEBI and prominent banks. The fest included innovative games focusing on Accounting and Finance which was created and managed by the SY and FY BAF students. Organisation of the Fest, enabled the students to get an insight on ability to organise, plan, strategize, budget and helped them learn about time-management, and marketing skills.
The BAF department organizes this event in the second term of the academic year. This academic year Arvestus was held on 21st and 22nd January, 2020. The fest started with the inaugural ceremony where our Principal Dr. (Mrs.)Anita Kanwar along with the college Administrative Head Ms. Rita Vazirani , our department head CA Shanthilakshmi Mudaliar and the chief guest Mr. Sanju S. Pardeshi (Lecturer, AFAC Jr. College of Commerce and Science, Chembur) a motivational speaker lighted the ceremonial lamps and inaugurated the fest.
Mr. Sanju S. Pardeshi’s motivational speech helped the students to build a positive attitude and motivated them. The lecture was enlightening experience as it helped to rediscover oneself as a human being and as a student looking for fulfilling his/her dreams.
This year, Arvestus had nine events, each one being unique and interesting in its own manner and it was because of the exclusive concepts brought by the BAF students that each event received large number of participation from other departments/ colleges as well.
Day 1 began with events like Cloud Burst, an interesting event that required the participants to know about the current affairs. This high intensity game had many students enthusiastically participating in the event. Biz ring and Impromptu were other enjoyable events, testing the lateral thinking of the participants.
Crack The Deal, was a fun event organised in the second half of day 1, where the participants had to negotiate and exhibit their marketing skills to buy the products at the minimum price and sell at maximum price, thereby making highest virtual profits. The event was a huge success.
Day 2 of Arvestus began with the events of Turn, Twist & Win and To’Tally’ Finance, where the financial and accounting knowledge of the participants was evaluated. In Debate, participants were given the opportunity to present their views on a topic assigned to them, on the spot. They were judged based on quick thinking, sound argument and confidence. The event Remodelled Cashflow was one learning yet fun event about money. The participants were tested on their behaviour of investing and acquiring assets in various investing scenarios
Ladder to Success was the final game of Day 2 of Arvestus, where the participants relived their childhood days and played an oversized snake and ladder board with a dice and had to answer questions to move ahead on the ladder. It was a great event and was highly appreciated by all the participants. The day and the fest ended with a big smile of satisfaction.
ARVESTUS received amazing response from participants and their positive words filled the entire team with immense satisfaction. Finally, the hard work paid off and ARVESTUS became a huge success. It provided opportunities to the SY students to acquire skills & knowledge for overall life-long learning and filled the FY students with enthusiasm for their upcoming days in the college as they supported their seniors.