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.
Topic : Applied Econometrics
Dr. Balwant Singh (Retd.)
Principal Advisor to Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Topic : Social Spending by the Indian Government
Consulting Editor, DNA
Topic : Advanced Econometrics
Dr. Vinish Kathuria
Associate Professor, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Mumbai
Topic : Indian Economy
Dr. Vidya Mahambare
Chief Economist, CRISIL
TOPIC : INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS – GLOBAL MELTDOWN AND ITS IMPACT ON THE INDIAN ECONOMY
Ms. Dipti Deshpande
Chief Economist, CRISIL
TOPIC : DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE OF MAJOR ECONOMIES OF THE WORLD – BRICS AND THE ROLE OF INDIA, CHINA AND RUSSIA.
Mr. R.N. Bhaskar
Consulting Editor, DNA
TOPIC : ECONOMICS OF GEOPOLITICS & INTERNATIONAL RELATION
Ms. Harini Calamur
Head – Digital Content, Zee Media Group
TOPIC : BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
Dr. Neeraj Hatekar
Professor, University of Mumbai
TOPIC : gAME tHEORY
Dr. Shubhro Sarkar
Assistant Professor, IGIDR
Topic : Industrial Economics – Oligopoly, Pricing
Mr. Akshit Shah
Project Manager – Boston Consulting Group
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:
24th March 2014 – Well Done Abba – Theories of Growth & Development
13th March 2014 – IOUSA – Public Finance & Policy
12th March 2014 – Bitter Seeds – International Economics
26th February, 2014 – Blood Diamond – International Economics
05th December, 2013 - Thirteen Days - Intermediate Micro Economics
21st November 2013 - The Last Days of Lehmann Brothers - Intermediate Macro Economics
18th November 2013 - Bitter Seeds - Agricultural Economics
13th November 2013 - City Of Joy - Indian Economy – I
22nd October 2013 - Peepli Live - Agricultural Economics
29th August 2013 - Inside Job - International Economics
24th August 2013 - The Charcoal People - Development Experience of Major Economies of the World
21st August 2013 - Mind Over Money - Behavioral Economics
14th August 2013 - Fahrenheit 9/11 - Introductory Sociology
24th July 2013 - Class System Of America - Introductory Sociology
22nd July 2013 - Freakonomics - Principles of Macro Economics
18th July 2013 - Fireproof - Introductory Sociology
18th July 2013 - The Corporation - Industrial Economics
Games & Experiments
Economics concepts are taught through different games & experiments. Concepts such as law of variable proportion, oligopoly pricing, gains to trade, game theory are taught through innovative games.
An Innovative method of learning:
The T.Y.B. Sc Economics students tutored the first year students for Intermediate Mathematics under the guidance of Prof. Rohit Muraleedharan.
This not only helped the first year in understanding and practicing mathematical concepts but also aided greatly the T.Y. students in the better understanding of concepts.
It was indeed a proud moment for all at The Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics as the first batch of 29 students graduated on 13 July, 2013. The Convocation ceremony was held at the Bhaidas Maganlal Sabhagrih at 3 pm for School of Science, Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics and Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce. The Chief Guest was Ms. Ashu Suyash, Chief Executive Officer, L & T Mutual Fund and the Guest of Honour was Prof. Mustansir Barma, Director, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
The Convocation ceremony started with the academic procession amidst a lot of fanfare. The Convocation was declared open by the Nominee of the Chancellor and Vice President SVKM, Mr. Pravin Gandhi. Degrees were conferred by the Nominee of the Chancellor Mr. Pravin Gandhi, Honorary Secretary of SVKM, Mr. Sunandan Divatia, Honorary Treasurer of SVKM, Mr. Utpal Bhayani and the Vice Chancellor of NMIMS, Dr. Rajan Saxena.
The following were the students in the Dean's List:
The following were the awards given to the graduating students of The Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics.
Special Prize for Organizing
The Convocation address was given by Ms. Ashu Suyash, Chief Executive Officer, L & T Mutual Fund who exhorted the students to take with them certain important learning which would not only help them in their future jobs but would also help them in life.
The Convocation ceremony was followed by refreshments for all the dignitaries, faculty, staff parents and students. A Yearbook for the graduating batch was published and distributed.