Batch of 2013-16
Warwick Course name: M. Sc. International Business
Scholarship name: Warwick Business School Scholarship
While commencing the B. Sc. Economics program, I knew that I was up for a taxing journey; however, little did I know that it would be so enjoyable and fruitful at the same time. During the start of my first term here, it honestly felt like someone woke me up from my slumber. Over time, some of the modules not only helped me get an insight into Economics but also helped me really enhance my interest. A key part of this course is that it is much updated. To quote an example, we had a course module called, ‘Ecode’ which was completely dedicated to current economic affairs; something that is unheard of in Indian universities. In our final year, we had to choose an elective between Economics, Finance and Business; this forced us to think about which area we wanted to explore ahead that eventually helped a lot of us find our calling. Even the assignments given by our professors were very unique, some of the most interesting assignments that we’ve had involved analysing movies from a certain economic standpoint, analysing policies and its impact on various parties, finding out pure retaliatory trade barriers between countries and analysing corporate cases and critically solving their problems. The assignments we’ve had were all so different that the only common denominator between them was that they required always required something more than just finding out information from the internet. Another feature standing out is the close interaction that we’ve had with our faculties. In most colleges, faculties are mostly behind closed doors inside the staff room but here, things were completely different. Our faculties were always available to not only solve class doubts in after-college hours but also to discuss anything, from our careers to a macroeconomic event. In fact, I remember that I realised what I wanted to pursue after graduation during a casual conversation that I was having with one of my professors. After telling him about the path that I had thought of, not only did he take me in as his mentee but also gave me the unique opportunity to be his research assistant for an upcoming research that he was working on.
Since we were a small group of students, there was also scope for everyone to take part in organising co-curricular activities, which helped us learn a lot about group dynamics and the world outside college. A combination of good course content, innovative teaching, close faculty interaction, co-curricular activities and a brilliant peer group makes the B. Sc. Economics program, a perfect fit for anyone wanting to explore the world of economics, finance, business or policy.
F.Y.B. Sc. Economics
Birla High School, Kolkata
Being from a science background, I wanted a course which delved into the practical aspects of economics along with the contemporary theoretical ones. The B.Sc. Economics program at SAMSOE promises me much more.
Merely a week into the program, I understood that I have chosen the right college. The course is an innovative one with a perfect blend of theory with practical. The course not only gives us a thorough understanding of the subject but also teaches the application and impact of Economics on International Relations, Politics, Finance and Business.
I was surprised to see that along with a deep understanding of economics, the curriculum is designed for the holistic development of a person with focus on development of soft skills and subjects like logic, sociology and law. Moreover, the environment here promotes healthy peer interaction and the ‘group assignments and presentations’ inculcates oratorical, listening and critical thinking skills.
Although SAMSOE is a relatively new college, its innovative course structure and unique blend of theory and practical will make this course really sought after in the coming future. I am happy and proud to be a part of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, NMIMS.
F.Y.B. Sc. Economics
SAMSOE is a college that aims at the holistic development of its students. It has been hardly 4 months since I am a part of this prestigious institute and I can already feel the difference in my personality.
The quality enriched course structure not only helps us build a strong foundation in economics but also introduces us to all other fields related to the subjects like law, logic, sociology, political science and psychology which broadens our scope for future. The highly qualified and student friendly faculty adopts various pedagogies that help us understand the practical application of the subjects we study and brings us closer to the corporate world by the use of realistic, research based projects and assignments. They also help us enhance our oratorical and presentation skills which prepares us to face the real world. The yearly summer internships helps us understand the functioning of an enterprise from the grassroot level which strenghtens our basics.
It’s an honour to be a part of this institute and I am sure I will have a wonderful experience that I will cherish forever.