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Academic Year 2017-18

Annual Economics Conference

The Second Annual Economics Conference organized by Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics-NMIMS (Mumbai) in collaboration with The Indian Econometric Society was held on 12th February, 2018. This conference provided a platform for research scholars and faculty members from various eminent institutions across the country to deliberate on empirical findings, advances in economic theory and policy implications related to role of financial technology in the economy, issue of non-performing assets in large public sector banks, exchange rate dynamics and other such relevant issues related to emerging market economies.

The inaugural session was held at Juhu Jagruti Hall from 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM. Welcome address was delivered by Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar, Pro Vice Chancellor, NMIMS and Dr Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS officially inaugurated the conference. The keynote speech on ‘aspects of policy modeling’ was delivered by Mr. Ashish Kumar Chauhan, MD & CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange. The conference talk on the subject ‘on the appetite for official reserves’ was delivered by Dr. M. Ramachandran, Professor, Pondicherry Central University and Vice-President, The Indian Econometric Society. The inaugural session was closed with a vote of thanks by Prof.Amita Vaidya, Dean, Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics-NMIMS.

The pre-lunch technical session was started at 11.45 AM. Three papers, namely ‘Explaining Financial Globalization to South Asia: The Role of Governance by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Nayak (NIPFP), ‘Demonetization and non-cash payment modes’ by Mr.Kiran Limaye (NMIMS), ‘Developing an Early Warning System for Currency Crises in BRICS’ by Mr. Balaga Mohana Rao (IIT-Mumbai) were orally presented followed by brief presentations by the concerned discussants. All the presentations were chaired by Dr. M.Ramachandran. The session was closed at 1.15 PM.

The post-lunch technical session was started at 1.15 PM. Out of three papers, two papers namely ‘Relation between Bank Ownership and Bank Performance : Evidence from the Indian Banking Sector’ by Dr.Lalitagauri Kulkarni & Ms.Shefali Pardeshi (GIPE) and ‘Asymmetric Exchange Rates and Unofficial Exchange Rate Interventions: Evidence from India’ by Dr.Suni Paul( MSE)& Dr. Anand.B (NMIMS) were orally presented and ‘Demystifying the association among Carbon emissions, Country Development & Qualitative Factors: A Novel Approach’ by Megha Jain & Aishwarya Nagpal (FMS-DU) was presented through Skype. All the sessions were chaired by Prof. M.Ramachandran. The technical sessions came to an end at 3 PM. After the technical session, the session chair Prof.M.Ramachandran had addressed the gathering and delivered a brief lecture on ‘the conduct of research’, the session chair had also announced the best paper award. Mr. Balaga Mohana Rao from Department of HSS, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has won the best paper award along with a cash prize of Rupees 7000.

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International Visitors

Date

Course

Topic

Guest

20/02/2018

NA

"Effective Business Communication Skills -The art of speaking for life"

Evlon Dsouza, Public Speaker, Communication Skill Trainer Co-Founder, In-country (on behalf of Webster University)

12/02/2018

NA

Changing World Order: Is Western decline inevitable and will developing economies shape the 21st century institutionalism?

Prof. Simon Sweeney, Senior Lecturer, University of York

07/09/2017

NA

Developing Strategic Intent for Sustainable Success

Dr Jens Mueller (MNZM) from University of Waikato, New Zealand

08/08/2017

NA

German central bank’s views on current political and economic challenges in Europe.

Deputy Governor of Bundesbank, The German Central Bank

Guest Lectures by 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

24/03/2018

Financial Economics 

Macroeconomic and Geopolitical risks and its implications for the Financial Markets in the short to medium run

Ms. Teresa John, Economist at Nirmal Bang Securities

23/03/2018

Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations 

India’s Role in Geopolitics

Dr. Srinath Raghavan Senior Fellow at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

22/03/2018

Indian Economy

Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF)

Ms K.M Neelima Research officer, Department of Economic Research and Policy, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai.

14/03/2018

Business Strategy

Business Strategies

Ms Poojaa Jadhav , Founder & Chief Trainer, The Hexis Consulting

16/02/2018

Public Finance and Policy

Public Goods, Optimal provision of public goods, Private provision of public goods, Public provision of Public goods

R. N. Bhaskar, consulting editor with both Free Press Journal and Moneycontrol-Network18

12/02/2018

• Economics of Geopolitics and International Relations • Economic Governance & Policy

Changing World Order: Is Western decline inevitable and will developing economies shape the 21st century institutionalism?

Prof. Simon Sweeney, Senior Lecturer, University of York

02-11-2017

Principles of Management

Tourism Management and Marketing

Ms. Alpa Jani, Trade Relations Manager, South African Tourism

5% Component

01-11-2017

Marketing Management

Modern Marketing Concepts in Indian Printing Industry

Ms Poojaa Jadhav , Times of India

5% Component

28/10/2017

Money, Banking & Financial Institution

Banking and Finance: An overview of the financial industry

Mr. Ramanuj Lal, Partner, Alternate Risk Premia Investments

27/10/2017

Economics of Environment and sustainable development

Sustainable Business

Prof. Trupti Mishra, Assistant Professor , IIT

5% Component

26/10/2017

Indian Economy

India’s current macroeconomic policy

Ms Dipti Deshpande , CRISIL

5% Component

09/10/2017

Corporate Finance

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mr Kevin Shah , Kevin Enterprises

5% Component

23/09/2017

International Economics

Free trade agreement/global development with special reference to india

Mr. Meheuz Basar Mollah Economis, Economic Laws Practice (ELP).

5% Component

15/09/2017

NA

Experience in Banking

Mr. Dhaval Patel Product Head of Avance Financial Services Ltd.

09/09/2017

Effective Communication 

Group Discussion

Mr. Abhimanyu Asija CEO

Pedagogy

Movies / Documentaries

Date

Movie

Course

March 2018

Hindi Movie “Badmash Company”. LessonsTo be learnt are that unethical strategies may succeed only in the short and will be disastrous in the long run.

Business Strategy

March 2018

Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here's how we fix it - Larry Lessig - TEDx

Political Science

March 2018

How the Net destroyed democracy - Lawrence Lessig - TEDx

Political Science

March 2018

Field Survey

Indian Economy

February 2018

Peepli Live

Indian Economy II (B.Sc. Economics) 

February 2018

Blood Diamond

International Economic 

February 2018

Peepli Live

Public Policy

February 2018

Samvidhan

Political Science 

February 2018

The Insignificant Man

Political Science 

February 2018

The State against Blacks

Economic Governance and Policy

January 2018

Inequality for All

Economic Governance and Policies

January 2018

Too Big to Fail

Intermediate Macroeconomics 

January 2018

Mind over Money

Behavioural Economics 

January 2018

I.O.U.S.A

Macroeconomics II 

January 2018

India Re-monetized

Indian Economy II 

January 2018

The Rise & Fall of Socialism

Political Science 

January 2018

CNN-Power of Putin

Political Science 

December 2017

India’s service sector
Pistulya
Two

Indian Economy

October 2017

Argo (2012)

Development experience of major economies of the world

October 2017

Population Myth by Hans Rosling

Theories of Growth and Development

October 2017

Love is a fallacy

Logic

October 2017

Life and Debt

International Economics

September 2017

English Movie “Thank you For Smoking” was screened to illustrate how Marketing Principles were effectively used.

Marketing Management

September 2017

Sherlock Holmes

Logic 

September 2017

Bitter seeds

Research methods

August 2017

The Big Short

Money, Banking & Financial Institutions

July 2017

Guns Germs Steel – Episode 2

Development experience of major economies of the world

Into the Graveyard - Documentary 

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

Baiga Tribes gets habitat rights for the first time - Documentary

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

Video Clips

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

Date

Name of the video clip

Course

February 2018

Why we think its ok to cheat and steal (sometimes)

Behavioral Economics

February 2018

De-globalization

Economic Governance and Policy

January 2018

Video Lecture by Prof: Michael Porter of Harvard University on Competitive Strategies Part-1 Hour 12 Minutes.

Video Lecture by Prof: Michael Porter of Harvard University on Competitive Strategies Part-II-1 Hour 18 Minutes.

Business Strategy

November 2017

Breaking Bad Game Theory Part 1 (vs. Decision Theory)

Game Theory

August 2017

The Public Goods game

Panel Discussion on Inequality by Debraj Ray and Kaushik Basu

Game Theory

Development Economics

July 2017

Video Lecture by Dr.Philip Kotler on Mantra of Marketing.

Video Lecture by Steve Jobs of Apple on Best Marketing Strategy-Think Different.

Video Lecture by Steve Job of Apple. Video Lecture by Dr.Philip Kotler on 8 Ways to Market your Way to Growth.

Marketing Management

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

Date

Name of the video clip

Course

January 2018

Private prisons

Public finance and policy

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

Date

Name of the video clip

Course

February 2018

JK Rowling, Harvard Commencement Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c

Creative Writing

January 2018

10 20 30 Principles

Creative Writing

November 2017

The Power of the Market: The Pencil

BBC: How an ageing population will change the world

How will Lee Kuan Yew govern India?

Development Experience of Major Economies of the World

October 2017

German Mittelstand

Development Experience of Major Economies of the World

August 2017

As part of test component – ‘Slash and burn agriculture’ and ‘Major trends of 2017: Drone deliveries’ 

Development experience of major economies of the world

August 2017

Brazil: The Coffee nation 

Development experience of major economies of the world

July 2017

Fears of Boom and Bust: Hayek vs. Keynes - Video Clip

Fight of the Century - Video Clip

Principles of Macroeconomics
 

Principles of Macroeconomics

Case Studies are used extensively as part of the curriculum at SAMSOE. Some of the case studies used are listed below.

Case used for T.Y.B. Sc. Economics

April 2018

Corporate Governance Failure at ENRON: Open Discussion in the class by students of all Three Groups.

Business Strategy

April 2018

1. Sheikh Mohammed and the Making of 'Dubai, Inc.'
2. Dubai: Global Economy  

Economic Governance and Policies

March 2018

1) Wipro Ltd. – the New Face of Global Competition
2) Nano is Paradigm – Busting Innovation
3) The Poorest Continent
4) Western Drug Companies and the AIDS Epidemic in South Africa
5) Mittal Built the world’s Biggest Steel Firm from scratch – at Internet Speed
6) Subsidy – Dogfight – Boeing v/s Airbus
7) FDI in Venezuela’s Petroleum Industry
8) Starluck’s FDI
9) The Politics of Trade in Steel

International Business

February 2018

Sustaining an Ethnic Soft Drink – Paper Boat: Brand positioning and consumer behavior.

Behavioural Economics

February 2018

1. Case Study: Turn Around Trauma was presented by Group1 on 7-2-18
2. Case Study: Survival Stakes was presented by Group No.2 on 7-2-18
3. Case Study: The Case of Strategy Planning was presented by Group No.3 on 7-2-18.

Business Strategy

February 2018

1. Leading the Tata Group (A): The Ratan Tata years
2.  Leading the Tata Group (B): The Cyrus Mistry years

Economic Governance and Policies

January 2018

• Case Study ETOP of HUL was presented by Group 1.
• Case Study: ETOP of TCS was presented by Group No.2
• Case Study: ETOP of Cadbury was presented by Group No.3

Business Strategy

December 2017

• SEBI Allowing use of commodity derivatives
• Commodity futures prices for price discovery
• Futures on bitcoin
• Valuation of mid cap companies

Risk Management

December 2017

1. Case Study “Business Strategies of Marico Limited” was presented by Groups 1 & 2 on11-12-2017 and by Group 3 on 18-12-2017.

2. Case Study “The Case of the Niche Bike” was presented by Groups 1 ,2 ,& 3 on 20-12-2017.

Business Strategy

October 2017

1) Case Study of Zero Waste Disposal System: Sweden
2) Case Study of Waste Disposal System: Norway
3) Boston air quality

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

September 2017

1) Fair & Lovely, Creating Demand- presented by Students on 04-09-2017.

Marketing Management

September 2017

1) Case Study of Ganga Action Plan
   
2) Case Study of Solid Waste Management in Eldoret Municipality
 
3) Case Study of Klang Valley

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

September 2017

1) Organization Change at GE

2) Managing – The HP way

3) “Future Car” – Strategies in MST

4) The challenger Accident – Lessons Learnt in Management

5) Role of Communication in Management

6) Walmart in America & Around the World – Strategies of Success

7) An International Case on Reengineering The Business Process at Proctor & Gamble

8) International case study on How Lexus was Born & Succeeded in US ?

9) International Case Study on Restructuring at Koreas Daewoo

Principles of Management

August 2017

Monte Carlo Simulations in R to show properties of estimators 

1) Haldiram’s getting the 4 Ps right-Presented/Discussed by Students on 7th & 9th August 2017
2) Buying Behaviour of Women& Men- Presented/Discussed in the class by students on 22-08-2017
3) Burnol-Presented/Discussed by Students on 23-08-2017.
4) Fair & Lovely, Creating Demand-Will be presented/Discussed by Students on 30-08-2017.

Econometrics-II


Marketing Management

August 2017

Case study of Darukhana and Alang Shipyard

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

August 2017

Case study of DADRI Plant (NTPC)


Case study of Commonwealth Games in India 2010


Case study of Mundu Tribe in India

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development




August 2017

Case study of Mundu Tribe in India


Case study of Forest Rights Act in India


Case study of Zambia Coastal Floodplains

Case study of Sundarbans Wetland

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development






August 2017

Case study of US: Great Depression


Elinor Ostrom and the tragedy of the commons

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

Game Theory

July 2017

1) Eastern Bank.-Presented/Discussed in the class by the student’s on24-07-2017.
2) Super Asia Pipes Private Ltd.-Presented/Discussed in the class by students on 26-07-2017.
3) Marketing of Milk-Amul-Will be Presented/Discussed in the class by students on 31-07-2017.

Marketing Management

Case used for S.Y.B. Sc. Economics

Date

Topic

Course

February 2018

1. Calculation of future cash inflows and to find out viability of the project. (ICAI Journal)
2. Preparation of cash flow statement ((ICAI Journal)

Analysis of Financial Statement

December 2017

IFRS on Valuation of inventory, investments, Segmental reporting, Revenue recognition and events occurring after balance sheet date.(Source- ICAI Journal )

Analysis of Financial Statement

November 2017

Basel III: An Evaluation of New Banking Regulations, 910N29-PDF-ENG

Money Banking and Financial Institutions

October 2017

1. Decision making
2. Cost sheet
3. Budget

Management Accounting

September 2017

Euro crisis as a Dutch syndrome

International economics

August 2017

Third Bi-monthly monetary policy, RBI

1. working capital statement
 
2. Financial statement (Balance sheet and profit and loss account)

Money, Banking & Financial Institutions

Managerial Accounts

Case used for F.Y.B. Sc. Economics

Date

Case Study used

Course

March 2018

1) Caste & Politics: Khairlanji  
2) Religion & Politics: Communal tensions with cases such as 1947, 1984, 1993, 2002
3) Dalit Literature: Namdeo Dhasal

Political Science

February 2018

Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan for RTI

Political Science

February 2018

Mrs. Carlill Vs. Carbolic Smoke Balls, Mohori Bibee Vs. Dharamdas Ghosh, Purabi Banerjee Vs.Basudeb Mukherjee

Law

February 2018

Harvey Vs. Facie , Lalman Shukla Vs. Gauridutt , Balfour Vs. Balfour

Law

January 2018

Lenin in Russia and Pol Pot in Cambodia

Political Science

October 2017

Case Study on Consumer Confidence in India: Neilson

Principles of Macro-economics

September 2017

1) Case Study on Inflation and Dutch Disease in Venezuela 2) Case study on Hyper-Inflation in Zimbabwe

Principles of Macro-economics

2) Case study on Hyper-Inflation in Zimbabwe

Case used for F.Y.M. Sc. Economics

Date

Case Study used

Course

March 2018

Market Basket Analysis

Predictive Analytics

August 2017

Monte Carlo Simulations in R to show properties of estimators

Statistics and Econometrics

Case used for S.Y.M. Sc. Economics

Date

Case Study used

Course

December 2017

• SEBI Allowing use of commodity derivatives
 • Commodity futures prices for price discovery
 • Futures on bitcoin
 • Valuation of mid cap companies

Corporate Finance

August 2017

Decoding one financial market scam each week
 
Discussing the contributions of Nobel Laureates in Economics for their contribution to the field of Financial Economics

Financial Economics



Class Activities (Other Pedagogy)

Date

Course

Pedagogical tools

Year

April 2018

Business Strategy

Role Plays by students as under:
1) Bullying Boss.
2) Internal Negotiation.
3) Angry Customer.
4) Consulting.
5) Difficult/Vulnerable Patients.
6) Sales.  

T.Y.B.Sc. Economics

March 2018

Predictive Analytics

SPSS Software and Power point presentations

F.Y.M. Sc. Economics

March 2018

Political Science

Discussion on Relevance of Gandhi’s ideas to present times

Discussion on Right to Privacy and the Cambridge Analytical issue

F.Y.B. Sc. Economics

February 2018

Financial Economics

Debate on current financial issues

S.Y.B. Sc.

February 2018

Financial Economics

Markowitz Portfolio Optimization using Excel Solver

S.Y.B. Sc.

February 2018

Creative Writing

1. Mind mapping points and ideas for “My favourite personality”
2. Drama in creative writing
3. How to write an advertisement? Exercise on writing creative pet advertisements
4. Grammar: Dangling modifiers and comma types
5. Writing a narrative by linking sentences/thoughts and ideas.
6. Writing a good lead and ending - Zinsser
7. Analysis and research of literary genres 8. Book reviews

F.Y.B. Sc.

February 2018

Intermediate Microeconomics

The Prisoner’s Dilemma & Trust

F.Y.B. Sc.

February 2018

Law

Chart Method

F.Y.B. Sc.

January 2018

Political Science

Drawing Political Spectrum

F.Y.B. Sc.

January 2018

Political Science

Discussion on contemporary relevance of Socialism and an overview of Socialist States on the world map

F.Y.B. Sc.

January 2018

Creative Writing

• Poetry in Economics and Understanding poetic devices using ICT
• How a picture tells a story: To analyze the details and write about a picture
• Writing a memoir: Structure and organization through reading and analysis of a short memoir
• Mapping details from childhood
• Tenses in Creative writing
• Grammar in Creative writing –Presentations on Bits and Pieces (Zinsser)

F.Y.B. Sc.

January 2018

Analysis of Financial Statement

Ratio analysis of live balance sheet from Colgate Pamolive India Ltd

S.Y. B. Sc.

January 2018

Risk Management

Economic times technical derivative suggestion

T. Y. B. Sc.

January 2018

Corporate Finance

Economic times, Foreign exchange suggestion

S.Y. M. Sc.

December 2017

Analysis of Financial Statements

Live balance sheet of Colgate Palmolive (India) Ltd for calculating ratios liquidity, solvency, turnover, equity, valuation.

S.Y. B. Sc.

September 2017

Financial Economics

R application of logit and probit models

S.Y. M. Sc.

September 2017

Financial Economics

Discussion on Intelligent Investor – Chapter on Naïve investor’s investment strategy

S.Y. M. Sc.

September 2017

Financial Economics

Discussing major financial news of the week & Contributions of Nobel laureates in Financial Economics and decoding a financial scam.

S.Y. M. Sc.

September 2017

Financial Economics

Finding optimal portfolio using R

S.Y. M. Sc.

September 2017

Effective Communications

• Student Performance in writing and Speech
• Email writing-Individual
• Email-Correction-group
• Loud reading and Silent reading for COMPREHENSION
• GUEST LECTURE-Group Discussion- How, What and Why is it IMPORTANT
• Great Writers and their ideas of writing &Discussion of letter Writing
• Principles of Business Writing
• Voice Modulation and Intonation Exercises

F.Y. B.Sc.

September 2017

Logic

Application of Logic through Logical puzzles

F.Y. B.Sc.

August 2017

Principles of Macroeconomics

Quiz on US Economy: Classical vs Keynesian for the course Principles of Macroeconomics.

F.Y. B.Sc.

August 2017

Game Theory

R-session on simulated mixed strategies.

T.Y. B.Sc.

August 2017

Financial Economics

Discussion on Financial News of the week.

S.Y. M.Sc.

July 2017

• Money Banking and Financial Institutions
• International Monetary Economics
• Macroeconomics I

Second Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy, Reserve Bank of India – Discussed

S.Y. B.Sc. , F.Y. M.Sc. & S. Y. M.Sc.

Games & Experiments

  • Game- (Formulating fiscal and Monetary Policy) for the course Advanced Macroeconomics.
  • R-programming: Oligopoly
  • Game to explain law of variable proportion
  • Inflation Uncertainty Experiment 
  • Comic strips used to explain economic concepts
  • Application of Logic through Logical puzzles for the course Logic 
  • Discussion and Questioning, Role Play-Art of Conversation, Introduction for the course Effective Communication 
  • Game on why markets may not clear under Central Direction for the course Principles of Microeconomics

Convocation - 2017

The Convocation ceremony for Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, Sunandan Divatia School of Science and Kirit P. Mehta School of Law was held at Bhaidas Hall on 10 August 2017 at 11.30 am. The Chief Guest for the Convocation was Padmashree, Prof. Dr. N. R. Madhava Menon, Honorary Prof. & IBA Chair on Continuing Legal Education, NLSIU, Bangalore.

The following students were in the Dean's List:

  • Iyer Madhunika 
  • Thacker Abhijay 
  • Tanima 
  • Rajshree Ganeriwala 
  • Jijnyasa Patowary 
  • Aditya Jahagirdar 
  • Tanvi Goel

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 3.85 who got Gold Medal – Iyer Madhunika 
  • The second rank holder with a CGPA of 3.84 who got Silver Medal – Thacker Abhijay 
  • The third rank holder with a CGPA of 3.80 who got Silver Medal – Tanima 
  • Best student for consistent Academic Performance 2014-17 – Madhunika Iyer 
  • Best All Rounder – Prachi Laddha 
  • Best Speaker - Rajshree Ganeriwala 
  • Best Organizer - Nishi Desai

Special prize for organizing

  • Mitul Gupta 
  • Rajshree Ganeriwala 
  • Aastha Bafna

M. Sc. Economics - Batch 2018

Summer School Programs at SAMSOE

Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics wins the 'Best Emerging Institute Award'

Student of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics wins 'Budding Economist of South Asia'

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