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Academic Events YEAR 2015 - 16

Lecture by Industry Experts

SAMSOE has pioneered a unique model of having 5% of the lectures of all core subjects conducted by industry experts in the subject. This year has begun with the following renowned professionals conducting lectures and giving students a chance to interact with them and see for themselves how the theory taught in class blends with the practical.

Date

Course

Topic

Guest

30th March 2016

Behavioral Economics Applied Econometrics

Risk Attitude and Risk Measurement

Prof. Gaurav Sarthak, Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay

20th February 2016

Indian Economy – I Economic Governance & Policy

Land Acquisition Act and its application in Maharashtra

Mr. S. M Kurtkoti, Deputy Collector Raigad

19th October 2015

Indian Economy

Growth of Service Sector in India and its sustainability.

Ms. Dipti Deshpande - Chief Economist, CRISIL

17th October 2015

Time Series Econometrics

Macroeconomic applications: VAR regression

Shobana Krishnan, Crisil- Sovereign Ratings

17th October 2015

International Economics

Performance of the Indian Rupee

Mr. Ritesh Kumar Singh Group Economist, Raymonds

9th October 2015

Game Theory

Games of incomplete information

Dr. Shubhro Sarkar - Assistant Professor, IGIDR

5th October 2015

Agricultural Economics

Technologies in Agricultural Sector in India

Mr. Avinash Thakur, Head - Marketing & Business Development, Netafim India

3rd October 2015

Money, Banking & Financial Institution

Risk Management in Banking

Mrs. Priya Subbaraman, Head, Legal and Compliance products, South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

13th August 2015

Effective communication

How to succeed in Group Discussion and Personal Interview

Abhimanyu Asija, CEO, SOMMET

Pedagogy

Movies / Documentaries

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:

Date

Movie

Course

March 2016

• Moneyball
• A day in the life of a Kiva robot
• Guru
• Even the Rains
• Live screening of budget speech
• The insolvency and bankruptcy code 2015
• Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Press Meet

• Applied Econometrics
• Intermediate Microeconomics
• Ecode - II
• Economic Governance and Policy
• Indian Economy
• Advanced Macroeconomics

February 2016

• Lifeline Express
• Blood Diamond
• Money Ball
• I.0.USA

• Ecode – II
• International Economics – II
• Advanced Econometrics
• Public Finance & Policy

January 2016

Princes of the Yen
• Bridge of Spies
• Goldman Sachs:
• Power and Peril
• The Dark Knight
• Organs across borders
• Flawless

• Advanced Macroeconomics
• Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations
• Intermediate Macroeconomics
• Intermediate Microeconomics
• International economics
• Gender Economics
• Business Strategy

December 2015

• Why Strategies Fail? By Dr. Mark Chusssil
• Redistribution of wealth – Milton Friedman (1977)
• Guns, Germs & Steel (2005): Part 2 – Conquest of the Americas
• Corporate Strategy by Dr. Loannis Christodoulou
• Inequality for All (2013) -
• Last Days of Lehmann Brother’s
• Google’s Financial Strategies by Patrick-CFO.
• The Walmart Anthem

• Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations
• International Economics
• Business Strategy
• Intermediate Microeconomics

November 2015

Untouchability

Indian Economy

October 2015

• Salaam Bombay
• Promised Land
• Blue Gold

• Ecode
• Development Experience of Major Economies of the World
• Economics of Environment & Sustainable Development

September 2015

• Kiribati- The President's Dilemma
 • Sinking Paradise, Carteret Islands, PNG
• Philippines Climate Change in Coastal Areas
• Maldives - An Island Nation Fights to Stay Afloat - Global 3000
• Creating A Climate For Change - Full Length Movie
• Africa’s Ambitious Plan: Great Green Wall
• Oil & Water oil industry

Environment & Sustainable Development

September 2015

Poison on our plates
 Supply Chain Management: HDFC bank initiative

Agricultural Economics

September 28, 2015

Third Bi-Monetary Policy: Governor’s Press Meet

Money Banking and Financial Institution

12 Angry Men

Logic

• Chaplin’s critique of industrialization
• The Power of the Market: The Pencil
• Blue Busters (An Apple Company video showing the rivalry between Apple & IBM)
• The Mattel official Barbie Song

Development Exp. Maj. Eco. World.

September 18, 2015

The reluctant fundamentalist

Introductory Sociology

September 11, 2015

Dead poet’s society

Introductory Sociology

September 2, 2015

Overdose

Principles of Macroeconomics

August 26, 2015

Gasland

Economics of Environment & Sustainable Development

August 24, 2015

Nero’s Guest

Indian Economy

August 18, 2015

City of Joy

Indian Economy

August 12, 2015

Age of Stupid

Economics of Environment & Sustainable Development

August 03, 2015
August 12, 2015

• Steve Jobs-Founder of Apple-Documentary Film-2015
• Best Marketing Strategy-by Steve Jobs-Think Different-Video

Marketing Management

August 05, 2015
August 12, 2015

• Making of a fighter Pilot
• Moving Clipping of Udaan

Behavioural Psychology

August 11, 2015

Gandhi

Principles of Management

August 05, 2015

Goldman Sachs: power an peril

Money Banking & Financial Institution

August 01, 2015

Bitter Seeds

Agricultural Economics

August 18, 2015

Inside Job

International Economics

August 29, 2015

Inside the Meltdown

Principles of Macroeconomics

August 29, 2015

Black Friday

Ecode

August 13, 2015

Seconds from Disaster

Development Exp. Maj. Eco. World

August 14, 2015

Out Sourced

Introductory Sociology

August 18, 2015

Massan

Introductory Sociology

July 23, 2015

Life and Debt

International Economics

July 20, 2015

All the President’s Men

Ecode

July 20, 2015

The Imitation Game

Game Theory

July 20, 2015

Guns, Germs & Steel

Development Experience of Major Economies of the World

July 20, 2015

Cave-o-nomics- Morgan Spurlock

Principles of Macroeconomics

July 14, 2015

Into Graveyard

Environment and Sustainable Development

July 14, 2015

• NDTV documentary on Alang Shipyard
• World’s Biggest Garbage Dump: Plastic in the Ocean
• Island Raiders

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

Case study

Date

Topic

Course

March 2016

- Oil price plunge: Syrian Civil War
- Convention on Supplementary Compensation and India
- Iran-US Nuclear Deal
- Civil Liability Nuclear Damage Act 2010 and Nuclear Commerce;
- Fourteenth Finance Commission
- Budget 2015-16 (Discussion) Effect of falling oil prices on oil producing and oil consuming nations
- Derivative trading strategy in post budget scenario
- Week of Feb8-Feb 13 in Indian Stock Markets
- AOL Time Warner. The Case Of Cultural Differences

Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations

Public Finance & Policy

Advanced Macroeconomics

Financial Economics

Business Strategy

February 2016

• Rhastriya Swastha Beema Yojna
• India-ASEAN FTA: Case study on Coffee, Pepper, and Tea
• Nepal Earthquake: Case of Disaster Diplomacy
• Spartly and Paracel Islands: Conflict for natural and oil gas resources
• ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT
• LEBANON CONFLICT
• Hold the Catch-up – Convergence across nations
• US Fed’s monetary policy
• 1. Borrowing cost 2. Diluted EPS
• Chile – Fiscal Policy

• Public Finance & Policy
• Economics of Geopolitics and Int. Relations
• Advanced Macroeconomics

• Analysis of Financial Statement
• Economic Governance & Policy

January 2015

• Term loan and project appraisal (forecasting of cash flow in case of loan, preparation of working capital statement, calculation of cost of project and its financing, calculation of Debt service coverage and interest coverage ratio)
• Major Mitali Madhumita
• Strategic Moves by the Mahindra Group
• Managing Hindustan Unilever Strategically
• Supply Chain in developing nations
• The Phoebus cartel, The International Coffee Agreement
• Nigeria & the Dependency Theory
• Thatcherism and Reagonomics
• Oil Crisis Case 0f 1970s
• Bandra-Worli Sea Link: Rationing of Public Good
• North Korea Nuke Test and Stock Market
• South Korea: Case of Economic Success

• Analysis of Financial Statements
• Gender Economics
• Business Strategy
• International Economics
• Intermediate Microeconomics
• Economic Governance & Policy
• Advanced Macroeconomics

• Public Finance & Policy
• Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations

December 2015

• One Belt one Road Strategy
• Case of India and China
• A Case study of Rural Households published by NCAER (July 2011)
• Understanding sampling design using the case survey report sponsored by SEBI on How Households Save and Invest: Evidence from NCAER Household Survey
• Case Study of Japanese economy during 1990s
• North vs South Korea
• Inequality and the “American Model”
• Patanjali vs HUL
• Walmart
• The market for Black pearls
• Airline pricing & Air Somalia
• OPEC • De Beers diamonds
• Budget airline carriers
• Teaching Forecasting case study
• (Quarterly data )was obtained from Reliance Telecom
• The Case of the Niche Bike.
• The Case of Strategy Making.
• *Women safety in Delhi
• *Marriages before 18 in India

• Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations
• Financial Economics
• Applied Econometrics
• Macroeconomics
• Economic Governance & Policy
• Intermediate Microeconomics
• IT Skill
• Business Strategy
• Gender Economics

October 2015

• Juhu Beach Case study through Contingent Valuation Method and calculated carbon footprints.
• Economics behind producing Fruits
• Cost sheet, Marginal costing, Budgetary control
• BPL Colour TV

• Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development
• Agricultural Economics
• Managerial Accounts
• Marketing Management

September 2015

• Personality Difference
• Recruitment Policies
• HR Strategies
• Conserving wetlands through microfinance programs, India
• Equitable sharing of benefits in Sukhomajri, India
• Conservation of Snow Leopards in the Himalayan Region
• Biodiversity banking and offset scheme of New South Wales (NSW), Australia
• Community-based lake restoration increases income from fisheries, Nepal

Principles of Management Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

September 2015

Competitive Devaluation: China

International Economics

September 2015

Working capital Management

Managerial Accounts

September 2015

• Harley David Son
• Star Engineering

Marketing Management

August 2015

• Harvard Business Review case study on “Leaders & Managers’
• Harvard Business Review case study on “What Really Works”
• Case Study on HR policies

Principles of Management

August 2015

Non-governmental standard development and certification for Palm Oil: Ecosystem services and local administrators in the case of the“Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil” (RSPO) 2010

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

August 2015

Biodiversity decline can increase the spread of infectious diseases like Hantavirus

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

August 2015

Strategic Policy: Semi-Conductors in Japan

International Economics

August 2015

Working capital Management

Managerial Accounts

August 2015

The Nordic countries as classic examples of welfare economies, Censorship in China & Russia

Development Experience of Major Economies of the World

August 2015

Virgin Mobile case study MNC in Agriculture: Monsanto

Pricing & Resource Mgt
Agricultural Economics

August 2015

Land Acquisition in India.

Agricultural Economics

August 2015

Yuan Devaluation and its impact on India and global economies Porsche Takeover by Volkswagen

Capital Markets

August 2015

Fair & Lovely-Creating Demand Buying Behavior of Women & Men Burnol

Marketing Management

July 2015

Global Trade Slowdown

International Eco.

July 2015

Trends In Trade: India and China (A comparative Analysis)

July 2015

Problems in Kalahandi and its Growth

Agricultural Eco.

July 2015

Problems in Agricultural Growth

July 2015

Decision making

Managerial Accounts

July 2015

Greece Economy

Money Banking & Fin. Inst.

July 2015

Germany's position in Greek Treasury and possibility of Grexit

Capital Markets

July 2015

Nike – Cost of Capital

Corporate Finance

July 2015

Eastern Bank

Marketing Management

July 2015

Super Asia Pipes

July 2015

Marketing of Milk-Amul

Video Clips

Video Clips screened for the T.Y. B.Sc. Economic

Date

Name of Video Clip & Course

March 2016

Indian Economy - II

Chief Economic advisor on Economic Survey

Economic Governance and Policy

NDTV discussion on the Economic Survey

Business Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy & the World by W. Chan Kim

Blue Ocean Strategy. San Diego University Video

Behavioral Economics

Waltz with Bashir Discussion videos of Thaler and Ariely

February 2016

Business Strategy

Delivering a Sustainable Turn Around Strategy,
HBS-Michael Porter’s Competitive Strategies-Part-2

Economic Governance and Policy

Chile’s Innovative Fiscal Policy

Indian Economy

Labour Reforms Time for a Relook – To the point

Labour Reforms – Can consensus be reached

January 2016

• You need a Strategy for your Organization-Michael Porter-HBS
• HBS-Michael Porter’s Competitive Strategies-Part-1
• Transforming India with Arvind Panagariya
• GST bill The constitution 122 Amendment
• Five American (Mafia) Families
• Justice by Michael Sandel
• Moral Dilemmas

• Business Strategy
• Indian Economy
• Economic Governance & Policy

December 2015

• Arun Jaitley on Tax Reforms in India: Vision for the future
• Interview of Nirbhaya's parents with Arnab

• Indian Economy
• Gender Economics

October 2015

• Piketty TED talk
• Can we do It Together
• Prof: Michael Porter on Competitive Strategies-A Harvard Business School

• Development Economics
• Advanced Microeconomics
• Marketing Management

August 2015

‘The Public Goods game

Game Theory

Video Clips screened for the S.Y. B.Sc. Economic

March 2016

English Literature

Listen Mr. Oxford Don
A Very Old man with Enormous Wings
United Fruit Co.
Mending Wall
Phenomenal Woman
Toba Tek Singh
The Unknown Citizen
Animal Farm

January 2016

• Mind Over Money
• South Korea s Economic Success Story

• Financial Economics
• Economics of Geopolitics and International Relations

November 2015

• Quiet Rage - Stanford Prison Expt
• The Ordinary Heroes of Taj Hotel

Behavioral Psychology

October 5, 2015

• RSTV, APMC and its problems
• Piketty TED talk

• Agricultural Economics
• Research Writing

Video Clips screened for the F.Y. B.Sc. Economic

March 2016

How trade is beneficial to the world.

International Economics

February 2016

How the Stock Market Works
Sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Review: Press Meet

Intermediate Macroeconomics

January 2016

• Rock-Paper-Scissors” from the Big Bang
• Golden Balls: The Greatest Split ever

Intermediate Microeconomics

December 2015

o The Walmart Supply chain 
• Chaplin’s critique of industrialization
• The Power of the Market: The Pencil
• Blue Busters (An Apple company video showing the rivalry between Apple & IBM)
• The Mattel official Barbie Song
• German Economic Miracle
• German Mittelstand
• Labour Day in the Limited States
• If Lee Knan Yew were to Govern India o Governor’s Press Meet during the Monetary Policy Announcement

• Intermediate Microeconomics
• Development Experience of Major Economies of the World
• Intermediate Macroeconomics

August 2015

• Britain does owe reparations part of an Oxford union debate involving Dr. Shashi Tharoor
• “The Secret Life of Lalit Modi”

• Development Experience of Major Economies of the World course.
• Ecode

July 2015

• ‘Marketing Management by Dr.Philip Kotler
• They don’t really care about us
• The Amazing Story behind THAT photo
• The Youtoons get ready for Obama care
 • Opening Ceremony - London 2012 Olympics Industrial Revolution Performance
 • Fisher’s Principles & its deviations

• Marketing Management
• Development Experience of Major Economies of the World course.

Games & Experiments

Following are games were conducted for Principles of Microeconomics by Prof. Sneha Thayyil

  • Games to understand opportunity cost
  • Games on ‘Why Markets Don’t Clear under Central Directly’
  • Experiment on ‘Scale of Performers’
  • Games on ‘The Smiley Production’ to explain the Law of Variable Proportion
  • Double Auction Game to explain equilibrium & How markets clear
  • How perfectly Competitive Markets Clear
  • A game on Saving Income Experimental Approach was conducted as a part of the course Principles of Macroeconomics by Prof. Rohit Muraleedharan
  • A game Pictionary was conducted for S.Y. B. Sc. Economics to revise concepts of geopolitical structure as a part of the course Economics of Geopolitics and International Relations by Dr. Esha Khanna.
  • A game ‘Master of Economy Version 1 & 2’ was conducted for First Year B.Sc. Economics as part of their Principles of Macroeconomics to understand the working of monetary and fiscal policy.
  • A Game to explain ‘Law of Variable Proportion’ for the course Principles of Microeconomics was conducted for the F.Y. B.Sc. Economics.
  • A Game ‘Pictionary’ (To revise macroeconomics concept) for the course Principles of Macroeconomics was conducted by for the F.Y. B.Sc. Economics.

Software Training

  • Excel Session on the derivation of the labour demand curve for the course Intermediate Microeconomics was conducted by Prof. Sneha Thayyil.
  • A practical session on ‘R’ software for the course Applied Econometrics was conducted by Prof. Shreya Biswas.
  • A practical session on ‘R’ for ‘Regression diagnostics’ for the course Applied Econometrics was conducted by Prof. Shreya Biswas.
  • A practical session on excel for Derivation of the direct and indirect demand curves, and the kinked-demand curve for the course Intermediate Microeconomics was conducted by Prof. Sneha Thayyil.
  • Practical Sessions on SPSS and Excel for the course Operations Research was conducted for the T.Y. B.Sc. Economics by Prof. Sneha Kotian.
  • Hands on practical sessions on ‘R’ software was conducted for the course Advanced Econometrics for the S.Y. B.Sc. Economics by Prof. Rohit Muraleedharan
  • Hands on practical session on ‘R’ software for detecting influential observations in data conducted for Applied Econometrics to the T.Y. students by Prof. Shreya Biswas.
  • SPSS sessions were conducted for S.Y. B.Sc. Economics to explain various statistics used for hypothesis testing and checking normality assumption using UK Earnings dataset as part of their Introduction to Econometric course by Prof. Shreya Biswas.
  • Hands on experience on statistical package SPSS was given to S.Y. B.Sc. Economics students on Aug 18, 20 & 31 2015 for the course ‘Introduction to Econometrics’.
  • Hands on experience on statistical package “R- Software” was given to T.Y. B.Sc. Economics students on August 13, 16 & 28, 2015 for the course ‘Time Series Econometrics’.
  • Following Practical Sessions were conducted for the T.Y. B.Sc. Economics students for the course Time series Econometrics
     • Time Series Analysis – Empirical example for explaining the application of cointegration – Testing US purchasing power parity using cointegration in pre and post Bretton Woods (Enders, 1988)
    • Time Series Analysis – R sessions: (a) Simulation of trend stationary and random walk models in R (b) Modelling non-stationary time series in R using Air passengers dataset (c) An application of cointegration and error correction models in R using US interest rates

Class Activities

  • A Discussion of Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy, Reserve Bank of India for the course Advanced Macroeconomics was conducted by Prof. Rohit Muraleedharan.
  • ETOP exercise by students on HUL and ITC for the course Business Strategy by Prof. B. S. Pai
  • SAP exercise by students on Hero Motor cop and Tata Steel for the course Business Strategy by Prof. B. S. Pai
  • Debate on “Should all Public Sector Bank’s be privatized for better Financial sector Health” for the course Indian Economy – II by Prof. Amita Vaidya
  • Debate on “Should Inflation Targeting be the prime focus of RBI in India- an emerging Economy?” for the course Indian Economy – II by Prof. Amita Vaidya
  • A practical session on excel for ‘solving optimal portfolio using data’ for the course Financial Economics was conducted by Prof. Shreya Biswas.
  • Prof. Sneha Thayyil along with 8 students of T.Y. B.Sc. Economics attended the lecture on Capitalism and Democracy – a discussion by Thomas Piketty and Michael Sandel, moderated by Patrick French.
  • A class debate on ‘Should Income Tax be abolished in India’ was conducted for the T.Y. students for the course Indian Economy – II by Prof. Amita Vaidya.
  • A discussion on fifth bi-monthly monetary policy was conducted for the course Intermediate Macroeconomics for the F.Y. B.Sc. Economics by Prof. Rohit Muraleedharan

Field Visit

  • Prof. Amita Vaidya, Prof. Sneha Thayyil along with the T.Y. students attended the interactive session on the ‘Economic Survey’ at Mumbai University on 8th March, 2016 the chief guest was Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India.
  • Prof. Kiran Limaye and Prof. Sneha Thayyil attended the seminar at Mumbai University on the topic ‘Issues Related to Budget 2016-17’ on March 18, 2016.
  • As part of the course Agricultural Economics, the S.Y. B. Sc. Economics students visited to an Organic Farm and Horticultural Department of School of Agricultural Sciences Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) Nashik on October 28, 2015. This was followed by the session on ‘Economics of Organic Farming and its Sustainability’ by Mr. Surya Gunjal, Director, YCMOU
  • Field Visit to RBI Monetary Museum on October 30, 2015 for the Course Money Banking and Financial Institution.

Convocation 2015

The Convocation ceremony for Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, Sunandan Divatia School of Science and Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce was held at Bhaidas Hall on 4th August 2015 at 3.30 pm. The Chief Guest for the Convocation was Mr. Vijay Chandok, President, ICICI Bank.

Convocation Picture - 2015 (Click Here)

The following were the students in the Dean's List:

Ms. Revati Goradia, 
Anisha Chaudhary,
Tanya Margaret.

The following were the awards given to the graduating students of The Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics.

Students Award

The first rank holder with a CGPA of 3.94 who got Gold Medal – Ms. Revati Goradia,
The second rank holder with a CGPA of 3.78 who got Silver Medal – Anisha Chaudhary,
Best student for consistent Academic Performance 2012-15 – Ms. Revati Goradia,
Best All Rounder – Ms. Revati Goradia

Special prize for organizing

Padmasai Varanasi,
Tanya Margaret,
Ayan Pande,
Sakshi Kohli

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