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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.

 

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
Date Course Topic Guest
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

12 Angry Men

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

 

Money Banking and Financial Institution

Logic

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

 

Date English Literature  
March 2016 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 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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