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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 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

nto the Graveyard - Documentary

Baiga Tribes gets habitat rights for the first time - Documentary
Development experience of major economies of the world

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

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. 
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

2) Case study on Hyper-Inflation in Zimbabwe

 

Principles of Macro-economics

 

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
           
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