The city of Pune is widely regarded by its admirers as being a safe, quiet city, fashioned around lush green gardens, trees, and hills spreading as far as the eye can see. The climate here is pleasant all year round and the people are mostly amicable. In the outskirts of this ‘Oxford of the East’, lies the reputed Catholic college – CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune, Lavasa Campus, one of the prestigious multi-disciplinary universities of India.
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was born out of the educational vision of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara. He founded the ﬁrst Catholic indigenous congregation, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) in 1831, which administers CHRIST. The CHRIST Institute of Management (CIM) was established by the CHRIST University Trust in Lavasa, which is the promoter of CHRIST University, Bengaluru.
The CIM campus was inaugurated at Lavasa on July 20, 2014 and it started with PGDM course with the mere capacity of 12 students in one building. The institution was granted “deemed to be university” status in 2019, by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The Analytical Hub now oﬀers several UG (under graduation), PG (post-graduation), and Doctoral-level programmes in the ﬁeld of commerce, law, data science, and management.
The institution grew gradually in number and infrastructure and currently houses more than 1000 students under its wings.
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) promotes a culture that embodies its educational vision of ‘excellence and service.’ The institution strives to work towards ‘excellence’ in every student by equipping them with a world-class education and making an active contribution to society. It is designed to promote holistic education and honing individual talents to encourage all-round development of the students.
Mission: The institution is a nurturing ground for an individual’s holistic development to make an eﬀective contribution to society in a dynamic environment.
- Faith in God
- Moral Uprightness
- Love of Fellow Being
- Social Responsibility
- Pursuit of Excellence
The campus oﬀers an innovative set of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs in the ﬁeld of management, law, commerce, economics, and data science. The courses include BBA Financial Analytics, BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BBA Business Analytics, BSc (Data Science), BSc (Economics and Analytics), BCom Financial Analytics, MBA, MSc Data Science, MA Business Economics, and PhD to the students across multiple specializations, aiming to create critical and analytical thinking, encourage creativity, and inculcate entrepreneurship and management skills.
The Analytical Force to be Reckoned With
Data analytics is a ﬁeld that is growing exponentially due to the inﬂux in the quantity of data being collected every single day. Companies are now required to be updated with the data and strategize their business modules around them for the successful execution of their plans. Data analytics enables organizations to make eﬀective business decisions based on more informed data and research that will increase their revenues and give them an edge over their competitors. Hence there is a wide scope for students trained in data analytics as there is an increasing demand in the commercial industries in banking, fraud detection, ecommerce, research, policing, and risk management, etc.
The education system at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is constantly evolving and updating itself with technological changes. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and highly qualiﬁed faculty who are experts in their specialized ﬁelds, the analytical hub aims to help students achieve academic excellence through a diverse range of teaching methodologies, modern curriculum, and innovative research practices.
All the classrooms are equipped with the latest smart learning facilities. “We have incorporated technologies like e-books, video lectures, etc which help the students to grasp the concepts better through visual aids.”
The laboratories are equipped with networked computers, professional software suites, and other sources for more research-oriented studies.
The library is a rich source of knowledge, which provides a wide range of reference books, periodicals, national and international journals, magazines, e-content, databases, CDs/DVDs and question banks, etc.
The auditorium on the campus can accommodate over 200 students and is a platform for various cultural activities and various other programs.
The college provides on-campus accommodation for all the students with all the necessary amenities such as 24/7 WiFi, water and electricity supply, nutritious canteen food, and transportation around Lavasa. It also has a rich culture of sports with well-equipped gyms, badminton court, basketball court, indoor games such as carom, table tennis, and many more.
A Household Name
The college is accredited by the NAAC, it has the grade ‘A’ on the 4-point scale. The university was ranked second by India Today and eighth by The Week in 2019.
The Lavasa campus was named the ‘Best Emerging College’ in Pune by The Knowledge Review. The Bachelor of Data Science Program was ranked sixth by the Analytics India Magazine Education Ranking 2020 in ‘Top UG Programmes in India’. The AIM Data Science Education Ranking ranked the MSc Programme 15th in the list of ‘Top Full-Time PG Programmes in India’.
The institution believes in the students’ holistic development. In this regard, it provides various platforms for their creative expressions and talents by providing them with various opportunities to showcase their various talents, sports, interests, and other related activities besides the realm of academics.
There are various cultural events held throughout the year that provides a platform for showcasing talents. There are special clubs that organize subject-related club activities, lectures from industry specialists, live projects, corporate talks, etc, which nurture critical, creative, and analytical minds.
They provide several certiﬁcate courses as value additions to the regular curriculum, which add to their knowledge and enhance their employability chances.
A College That Cares
The college believes that counselling is an important department for the overall development and welfare of the students. Students typically have their hands full of assignments, lectures, internships, and extra-curricular activities, which can be overwhelming. The institution has on-campus counsellors trained to help the students with a wide range of concerns ranging from academic and career to any personal concern and provide guidance.
The counselling department conducts regular mental health sessions for the students every month, with a diﬀerent focus each month. “We have initiated talks on Mind Matter (Mental Health Awareness), where the counsellors address every class, and the students are free to approach them with any queries,” inform the school administration.
A Righteous Future
The institution provides placements for students who want to further their opportunities, collaborating with a wide network of partners in an industry set up. The courses oﬀered on the Lavasa campus trains the students for a wide range of career prospects as consultants, entrepreneurs, resource economists, or analysts in several specialized ﬁelds.
“I envision CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus, to become one of the country’s leading Analytical hub and become an institution that will build future leaders and entrepreneurs,” added Fr. Jossy P. George.
This regal educational institution plans to introduce more courses to cater to the growing ﬁeld of data analytics and train individuals who are equipped for the professional world.