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Co-Curricular Activities YEAR 2013 – 14 

Economics Conclave

The Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, NMIMS University, organized its second Economics Conclave on 20 March, 2014. The Keynote address was delivered by Mr. Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission.

Mr. Maira in his address emphasized the role of Policy in development which should facilitate the learning process and disparaged the patronizing attitude of the centre towards the states. He elaborated on 6 policy strategies which would help the Indian manufacturing sector. 1) To create a more business friendly environment and motivate the competitive spirit amongst the states. This could be done by rating the states on how business friendly they are. 2) Concentration on the human assets as continuity of employment would lead to greater learning and productivity. 3) To encourage small enterprises through clustering. 4) Develop infrastructure through manufacturing zones. 5) Policy coherence at the centre and convert contentious behavior to collaborations. 6) To have better coordination through the India backbone implementation network.

This was followed by a panel discussion on the theme Indian Manufacturing: Growth, Challenges and Opportunities. The panelists Mr. Saugata Bhattacharya, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Axis Bank, Mr. Dharamkirti Joshi, Senior Director and Chief Economist, CRISIL, Mr. Durgesh Mehta, Ex-Joint Managing Director, Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd.,Mr. Prasad Koparkar, Senior Director, Industry and Customized Research, CRISIL, Mr. Shirish Belapure, President (Manufacturing-Formulations),Zydus Cadila Healthcare were of the opinion that Indian manufacturing is faced with great challenges such as bad business environment, labour problems, structural issues , high cost of inputs and capital and lack of sufficient Research and Development. There was a need for greater emphasis on quality and the softer aspects of systems and processes of governance. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Saugata Bhattacharya.

Glimpses at the Economics Conclave

Guest lecture series

Dr. Liu Yuofa Consul-General of the People's Republic of China gives a talk to the students on March 11, 2014 on Economic Prospects of China and the Future for China-India Relations.

Dr. Liu Youfa's comments on SAM-SOE

"This is one of the greatest institutions I have come to. May your school be the bridge for closer relations between China & India"

Glimpses at the Guest Lectures

11th March, 2014

TOPIC : Economic Prospects of China and the Future for China-India Relations

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Dr. Liu Yuofa

Consul-General of the People's Republic of China

12th February, 2014

TOPIC : Creative writing

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Mr. Hussain Zaidi

Writer

11th February, 2014

TOPIC : Awareness about communication

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Ms. Nidhi Raina

Lead Consultant, Global Consulting Practice, Tata Consulting Practice

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Head Strategic Communication, Indian Institute for Human Settlement

Participation in Delhi University's Model United Nations Conference

Nisant Mohta, Ayush Banerjee and Apoorv Khanna from the First Year participated as delegates in the Delhi University Model United Nations Conference held in the Campus Conference Centre, North Campus, Delhi University. Nisant Mohta was the delegate of Saudi Arabia and Ayush Banerjee was the delegate of Germany in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Apoorv Khanna was the delegate of the Korean Republic in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This conference had participants from premier colleges across India like the National University of Study and Research in Law, Shri Ram College of Commerce, St. Stephens College amongst others. There were also delegates from Kazakhstan and Australia. Nisant Mohta, the delegate of Saudi Arabia won a verbal mention in the Human Rights Council. A statement from him on the UNHRC agenda 'Enforced Disappearances' was published in The Colloquy, the press release of the conference.

Shastrarth – 2013

Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics (SAMSOE), NMIMS Mumbai organised "Shastrarth" 2013, its annual intercollegiate economics debate on 14th Sept., 2013. In its third year, 'Shastrarth' provided a platform for bright young minds to match their intellect and wit against each other where their debating skills were tested to the limit.

This year the debate had an interesting format where teams in the eliminations were given 4 different topics which were heatedly debated upon. Amongst the 35 teams from some of the best colleges in Mumbai like St. Xaviers, Jai Hind, GLC, Sophia's etc 6 teams made it to the semi finals.

The semi finalists were from Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, Government Law College, School of Business Management (NMIMS), St. Xaviers College, Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce and D.J. Sanghvi College of Engineering.

The Second round began at 3 pm with heavyweights from the world of academia, business and journalism as judges and was graced by the presence of Mr. Shalin Divatia, the School's Mentor and Trustee. The judges for the semi-finals and the finals were Mr. Dharmakirti Joshi, Chief Economist, CRISIL, Ms. Harini Calamur from Zee Network and Mr. Rakesh Bhatia, Deputy General Manager, Bank of Baroda.

With topics such as "Power shift from west to east is an inevitable progression" for the semi finals and "India's growth story has reached an intermission and not the end" for the finals, 'Shastrarth' proved to be a hit with the participants, while staying true to its core principle of being Economics based.

The winning team from DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering walked away with prize money of Rs. 15,000 together with a trophy; while the team from School of Business Management (NMIMS) got the runners up trophy with prize money of Rs. 10,000.The award for the best speaker went to Mr. Rajat Jain from SBM, NMIMS.

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Orientation 2013 – 14

The orientation programme for the First Year B. Sc. Economics batch (2013 – 2015) was organized on July 12 & 13, 2013.

The programme consisted of an inaugural session at Mithibai Seminar Hall. Students were addressed by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Rajan Saxena and Mr. Shalin Divatia, Mentor Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics. The Associate Dean, Prof. Amita Vaidya, gave the students as well as the parents an insight into the working of the School of Economics. The Second Year and Third Year B. Sc. Economics students also shared their experiences at the School with the F.Y. B. Sc. students. It was followed by an interactive session of the parents and the students with the faculty.

The second Session consisted of Orientation into Library Usage & Black Board ICT Technology by Mr. Shivanand S. (Librarian) and Ms. Vaidehi respectively.

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

Workshop

On July 13, 2013 a workshop on "Little Things That Matter" was conducted for the First Year B. Sc. Economics students by Prof. Bhavyata Dave, Adjunct Faculty, NMIMS. The workshop highlighted the importance of values and sensitivity as also the importance of coexisting.

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