The Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics hosted its Farewell on the 5th of April, 2018 for the students of T.Y.B.Sc, Batch of 2015-2018, and for the first M.Sc. batch of 2016-2018. The farewell started with a welcome speech by the hosts, Dhwani Nanavati and Vedarshi Shastry from S.Y.B.Sc, followed by awards presented to the outgoing students. A small movie was made and presented by the students depicting their memories at SAMSOE. There was a performance by the junior students, and speeches from departing students and some faculty members. This was followed by a farewell message from Prof. Amita Vaidya, Associate Dean. A cake was cut along with high tea. The evening ended on a memorable note.
On February 27, 2018 students of M. Sc. and T.Y. B.Sc. accompanied by faculty members went to Durshet Nature Trails located in Khopoli as an extension of outdoor classroom activity. This is a 35-acre natural forest with extensive teak trails set against the Sahyadri range with the river Amba adjacent to the property. More than 40 students of the M. Sc. and T.Y. B.Sc. participated in various fun-filled adventure activities such as Burma Bridge, Rappelling, Zip-Line, Tarzen Swing and team games etc. these activities required them to collaborate and cooperate with each other. These activities enabled students to better understand how good leadership skills and being a team player can lead to superior team outcomes along with individual success.
The Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics participated in the Management and Financial fest INSIGHT on February 7th to 10th 2018 organized by N.M. College of Commerce & Economics. SAMSOE achieved the first contingent Prize. Anushka Goenka was the (CL) and Himanshu Sarda and Vidit Dugar were the Assistant CLs. They won the best PR trophy.
Following students won the different prizes in the event.
Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics organized an intercollegiate Sports Fest ‘Fury – 2018’ on 16 & 17 February, 2018 at Gallant Sports Arena and at Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School.
Fury’18 came up with its own tagline this year which was “Refuse to Lose” inspiring all committee members and participants to overcome the obstacles and becoming the winners by achieving their targets efficiently.
It aims to provide a platform to students from all over Maharashtra to come together and celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship and compete against one another to bag the winning title.
This year, Fury was taken a notch higher as it moved forward in its path of becoming one of the best Sports Fests in the city, witnessing around 1000 participants from more than 60 colleges.
Starting with ‘Fury Futsal’ (an inter-collegiate football tournament), the fest had added Basketball last year. This year it took a big leap & grew exponentially by hosting 7 sporting events for both boys & girls. There were 3 flagship events namely Football, Basketball and Box Cricket. The other events were Table Tennis, Chess, Volleyball and Survival of the Fittest (strength & endurance event). Along with cash prizes of Rs.85000, trophies, medals, certificates and vouchers were given to the winners of the respective sports. The following table gives a short summary of the participation at Fury’18:
The Best Contingent trophy was won by NMIMS Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce and Indian Maritime University was the Runner’s Up.
The following were the WINNERS for Fury 2018:
The following were the Runner’s Up for Fury 2018:
The following were the winners for Table Tennis
Winners for Other events
6 Students from Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics attended Budget Day Shoot with NMIMS organized by ET NOW on 25th January 2018. The discussion was on following topics :
Ka-Ching, the annual economics and management fest was held on 15th and 16th January, 2018. The fest consisted of events from the economics and non-economics domain such as Bull Run (A mock stock exchange), Chor Bazaar (A barter system based event), War of Westeros, Ineffable (Literary event) and many more. The fest hosted participants from colleges in Mumbai as well as other cities like Chennai and Bangalore. The fest ended with NMIMS' Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics placing first, followed by H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in the Runners up position and Jai Hind College in the second runners up position.
1st prize at ‘Ka-Ching’, for Contingent Inter-Collegiate Economics & Management Fest organized by (Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics).
Individual prizes won by students of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics at Ka-Ching.
• Mr Akshit Agarwal from T.Y. B.Sc. Economics won the Young India Challenge Conference held in Mumbai in November 2017.
The cultural programme was held on 24th March 2018 in Juhu Jagruti Hall. In an attempt to make it different, the dance, drama and music committee came together to bring a cohesive performance for the audience. The theme was ‘Bollywood over Decades’. The performance was followed by distribution of certificates for Shastrarth, Kaching as well as Fury. The Third Year students also celebrated their last ‘Cultural Day’ at SAMSOE and did an impromptu dance together as a batch.
The SAMSOE Performing Arts Club organized its Annual Ethnic Day on the 12th of October, 2017. Students celebrated the festival of Diwali by donning their finest ethnic outfits and decking up the college area in festive decor. The corridors and classrooms were lit up with diyas and beautiful rangolis, that were made by the students themselves.
'Showroom' was held on 2nd September 2017, where the students of SAMSOE showcased their talent. There were wide range of performances which included an impromptu western band, a one act play by the theatre club, various dance performances and much more.
The first event for this academic year by Junoon was the one and a half hour belly dance workshop, held on 19th August 2017. It was conducted by Punya Kakkar, a third year student of SAMSOE. Students enthusiastically participated in the workshop.
• Intra-college debate The debate and MUN Society SAMSOE organised its annual Intra-college debate on 5th August 2017. The students debated on various topics including, “This House Believes That Hactivism is an acceptable form of protest", "This House Believes That surge pricing is a veil used by companies to overcharge customers and "THW allow the use of performance enhancing drugs". The esteemed panel of judges included Dr. Esha Khanna, Dr. Rohit Muraleedharan, Professor Sneha Thayyil and Dr. Anand B. Akshat Nagori, from SYB was adjudged the best speaker for the motion and Gokul Pisharody, from SYA was the best speaker against the motion. Akshat Nagori and Vedarshi Shastry from SY were adjudged the best team. Vidit Dugar and Saru Pruthi were the moderators of the event.
• Selection of Student Contingent for Shastrarth Shastrarth selection for Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics was conducted on 23rd August 2017. Dr. Esha Khanna, Dr. Rohit Muraleedharan were the judges and Saru Pruthi and Ayan Sarkar were the moderators of the event.
On 10th March 2018 the Sports club of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, organized an Intra-College Football tournament. An Auction was conducted on 8th of March 2018 for three categories of players- Goal Keepers, Defenders and Attackers.
The teams were given the names as All Stars’ led by Abhaas Jain, ‘Azrael’ led by Satya, ‘Alpha-Q’ led by Nikhil Gupta, ‘Boom’ led by Devang Patni, ‘Haargaye’ led by Amritesh Malhan and ‘What’ led by Ayan Sarkar.
Team ‘What’ wins the final. The players were Ayan Sarkar, Abhishek, Akshina, Mayank, Vineet, Rohan Gupta, Anoushka.
On Saturday, 27th January, 2018, the Sports Club of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, organized an Intra-College Box Cricket Tournament.
The Sports Club of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, organized an Intra-College Carrom Tournament on Saturday, 7th October 2017. 24 teams participated in the tournament. The winners were Mohit Pamecha and Richit Bid and the runners up were Nikunj Aggarwal and Prarthana Kasat. The winners were given prize money of Rs.600 and the runners-up were given Rs.400.
On 16th September 2017, the Sports Club of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics organized an Intra-College Basketball Tournament. There were 18 participating teams with 4 players each with 1 being a rolling substitute. It was mandatory for all teams to have at least one girl in their team. The format of the tournament was Group Stage, Quarter Finals, Semi-finals and the Finals. The semi-finalists were El-Cuatro and Wildcats, with the final title won by El-Cuatro. El-Cuatro: Abhishek Vempati, Sourab Banerjee, Raunaq Jain, Vanshika Agarwal (FYs) Wildcats: Udit Vaishav, Saksham Ahuja, Vaibhav Jain (FYs) & Saru Pruthi (TY) The winners were given prize money of Rs.1200 and the runners-up were given Rs.800. Alongside, titles of Best Male Player, Best Female Player and the Most Promising Player were given to Saurabh Banerjee, Vanshika Agarwal and Udit Vaishnav respectively.
SAMSOE’s E-cell conducted its very first event on 30 July 2017, which was a huge success with over 50 participants. In the final round, the participants had to use game theory to decide whether colluding and forming a cartel or flying solo would bring in more points. It was a close call, but the winning team consisted of Gokul Pisharody and Ishaan Thakkar, followed by Aditya Gariyali and Ashutosh Bohra. The rounds were innovative, out of the box and certainly seemed to test the general knowledge and the strategic thinking of the teams.
• Quiz: “Clash of Fans”
Outtake, the SAMSOE Movie Club, conducted its second event of the academic year 2017-18 on 16th December, 2017 – Clash of Fans. It was an interactive quiz show, testing the participants based on their knowledge on films and TV series in pop culture. With participation from thirteen teams from the B.Sc. and M.Sc. Economics batches, a total of 4 rounds were conducted. The first round was a written round. The second round consisted of each team getting two passable trivia-based questions. The third round was an “Identify the Character” round where each team had to name the character based on the picture displayed or the slightly modified audio file presented. The quiz culminated in a final Rapid Fire round, boiling down to two teams. The rules were simple: the first team to get five correct answers wins. The quiz ended with the team from FYBSc Economics – Abhra Rohtagi and Ojasvi Agarwaal – winning the quiz and bagging Rs. 1000 as the prize.
• Movie Screening
The Movie Club (Outtake) held a screening of the 1980 hit comedy, “Airplane!” on the 26th of August, 2017.
Sounds of Silence is an NGO primarily working towards the empowerment of the hearing impaired.
The '100 Santas Project' was an initiative by Sounds of Silence to distribute gifts and food to the underprivileged children in the city on Christmas Eve.
Students from the School of Economics volunteered as Santas and helped distribute gifts in this regard in and around Bandra on December 24, 2017.
The Social Service club of SAMSOE organized a donation drive on 9th and 10th October 2017 in association with Goonj, a non-governmental organization based in India which undertakes disaster relief, humanitarian aid and community development in parts of 22 states across India.
Students, faculty, and staff gave overwhelming response to the Flood Relief Drive.
The collection made was:
• Clothes (5 cartons)
• Used paper (4 cartons)
• Toys (1 carton)
• Utensils (1 carton)
• Dry ration (1 carton)
• Shoes (1 carton)
Scroll of Thoughts came out with its first issue on July 14, 2017 at the Orientation.
Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics students participated in ARTHANOMICS (Economic Festival) hosted by Jai Hind College on the 8th and 9th of September and won the following prizes
1. 2nd position - tessellate
Anushka Goenka and Himanshu Sarda
2. 2nd position- crime and catastrophe
Anushka Goenka and Himanshu Sarda
SAMSOE participated in VAAYU-2017 (Organised by Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce) where more than 70 colleges participated. SAMSOE won the 2nd Runners Up trophy at VAAYU. Following are the winners of the respective events:
Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics came 6th out of 90 colleges which participated in UMANG 2017 hosted by NM College of Commerce and Economics
The New Zealand India Sustainability Challenge is a competition for Indian students to come up with innovative and sustainable solutions to problems faced by their communities. It is organised by Study in New Zealand, and winners of the competition will get the opportunity to do an internship in 3 New Zealand universities: the University of Canterbury, the University of Otago and the University of Waikato. The Challenge is being implemented in India in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India and the Global South. Over 150 teams from all over the country participated in the initial online round.
2 teams from our college made it to the Regional Round, which was held on 13-14th September 2017 at KJ Somaiya College, Vidyavihar (East), Mumbai.
Team 1: Dhwani Nanavati and Ajay Jagani
Team 2: Saru Pruthi and Vidit Dugar