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Co-Curricular Activities YEAR 2012 – 13 

ECONOMICS CONCLAVE

On December 4, 2012 the Sarla Modi School of Economics, organised its inaugural annual Economics Conclave- 2012 on the theme, ‘Indian Economy – Navigating Choppy Waters’. The key note address was delivered by Dr. Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India on the topic: Managing Inflation- Challenges for Indian Central bank.’ This was followed by a panel discussion on the Conclave theme. The panelists, including Mr. Dharmakirti Joshi, Chief Economist, CRISIL; Dr. Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative, India and Nepal, IMF; Dr. Abhay Pethe, Professor, University of Mumbai, Mr. Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, Executive Editor, Mint and Mr. Nilesh Shah, Deputy Managing Director, Axis Capital were of the opinion that India needed to concentrate more on domestic structural factors, internal governance systems and reaping its demographic dividend, rather than focus on international factors as impeding its growth story. With adequate attention paid to these domestic factors, there was no reason why India could not manage to achieve its potential rate of output. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Dharmakirti Joshi. With more than 350 participants, the Conclave saw enthusiastic participation from students and professors from other colleges in Mumbai, who got an insight into the Indian economy and the challenges it faces.

KA-CHING 

Ka-Ching 2012 saw a participation of more than 20 colleges. There were 11 innovative events which were based on Economic Theories & Management Principles. The best contingent prize went to HR College. The second best contingent was NM-College.

INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE COMPETITION – SHASTRARTH

The second Annual Intercollegiate Economics debate of the Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, ‘Shastrarth’ 2012 organised on Sept 1, 2012 met with an overwhelming response from colleges in Mumbai.

The second Annual Intercollegiate Economics debate of the Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, ‘Shastrarth’ 2012 organised on Sept 1, 2012 met with an overwhelming response from colleges in Mumbai.

The debate conducted in two sessions –an Elimination Round followed by a second session of Semifinal and final rounds-witnessed participation by 28 teams from top colleges in Mumbai, including Sophia, Jaihind, Podar, Ruparel, GLC, NM, Ruia, SPIT, SNDT, UPG College of Management, NMIMS SBM, etc.

The elimination round was judged by an eminent panel of judges including Mr. Rakesh Sinha, Director-Banking and Capital Markets, Microsoft, Ms. Harini Calamur, media professional and journalist DNA, Mr. Shubhashish Nichani, Senior Reporter, Business Standard and Ms. Neera Singh, Manager, Brand Department, BPCL. The judges in the second session were Dr. Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group, Ms. Soha Ali Khan, Actor and ex-LSE alumnus and Dr. G. Kalyanaram, Dean Research, NMIMS.

A Turncoat round comprising of topics including ‘Europe is the problem and US the solution!’ and ‘Inclusive is Exclusive’ was followed by a heated debate amongst the four teams that reached the finals on the topic ‘ Organs are as much commodities as are apples and oranges’.

The home team from the School of Economics comprising of Ms. Sanjana Govindrajan and Ms. Karishma Tiwari (TY B.Sc. Economics students) won the first prize and the Winners trophy. The second team was from SBM(Core), NMIMS comprising of Mr. Abhishek Bajpai and Mr. Gavin D’Souza, while Mr. Rajat Jain , SBM (core) was adjudged the Best Speaker.

FILM SCREENING

We at SAMSOE believe that simply studying from textbooks is not enough. In today’s world, a holistic and well-rounded education is required. To that end, students are often shown films of various kinds as a part of the curriculum which aids in the learning process.

Some of the movies shown as part of course were :

14th December 2012

movie : 13 Days

Course : Intermediate Micro Economics

5th December 2012

movie : Food Inc

Course : Agricultural Economics

2nd November 2012

movie : Capitalism a Love Story

Course : Intermediate Macro Economics & Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations

4th November 2012

movie : Too Big to Fail

Course : Money, Banking & Financial Institution

ORIENTATION 2012 – 13

The orientation programme for the First Year B.Sc. Economics batch (2012 – 2013) was organized on July 13 & 14, 2012. The programme consisted of an inaugural session at Mithibai Seminar Hall. Students were addressed by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. M.N. Welling and Mr. Shalin Divatia, Mentor Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics. Students as well as parents were provided an insight into the working of the School of Economics.

Presentations were made by the Second Year & Third Year B.Sc. Economics students, who also delivered the Vote of Thanks.

An orientation into Library usage by Mr. Shivanand and Black Board ICT Technology by Mr. Sujeet Chowdhary.

Ms. Alka Shukla (Deputy Registrar) briefed the students about the examination system of the Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, as also the grading system followed at NMIMS.

On July 14, 2012 a national award winning film Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992) was screened of all three years. Directed by Shyam Benegal and starring Mr. Rajit Kapur, the main protagonist of the movie.

The afternoon session consisted of an Ice-breaker session conducted by the Second &Third Year B.Sc. Economics students.

WORKSHOP

On July 13, 2012 a workshop on “Little Things That Matter” was conducted for the First Year B.Sc. Economics students by Prof. Bhavyata Dave, Adjunct Faculty, NMIMS.

A workshop on “Lateral Thinking” was conducted on July 20, 2012 by Mr. Suhail Gupta, a consultant with Ideas Management Consultants – a firm which holds the patent to conduct Lateral Thinking workshops from Edward De Bono, the famous Lateral Thinking expert. This workshop was conducted for the First Year B.Sc. Economics Students

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