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Ka-Ching x EJCon 2024

The 14th edition of Ka-Ching x EJCon was conducted by students of the Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics on the 23rd and 24th of January, 2024. Over 350 participants from universities across India participated in events designed along the principles of economics, management, and policy discussions. The fest, which began in 2012, continued its successful legacy with a range of exhilarating events from a mock-stock exchange, to banter-based trade, entrepreneurship to politics and marketing, along with its flagship events "Bull Run” and "War of Westeros”.

‘EJCon’ or the Economic Justice Conclave, is a student-led conclave aiming to provide the youth with a platform to discuss and address socio-economic issues of our times. In each edition, students have come up with relevant and responsible socio-economic themes such as Climate Change, Freedom, Inequality and the Urban Era. Each of these topics focused a spotlight on some of the major problems faced by developing economies, and delved into policies which could later be presented to policy thank-tanks and public sector authorities.

The theme of the 5th edition of EJCon this year, was ‘Sustainable and Adaptable Governance and Action (The S.A.G.A.)’. The team at the helm of the fest this year has endeavored to implement its ethos by initiatives such as:

  • holding a policy evaluation workshop,
  • beginning a speaker & podcast series on sustainability,
  • organizing a plogging fundraiser ‘EcoStride’ to pick up residential waste,
  • setting up stalls for the sale of recycled merchandise in collaboration with ‘Goonj’, an NGO,
  • by adopting net zero-waste practices and sustainable or recyclable material usage wherever possible throughout the fest.

The fest ended with a closing ceremony held in the Mukesh Patel auditorium on the 24th of January 2024. Mr. Kaustubh Dhavse who is Joint Secretary in the Government of Maharashtra, designated as Officer on Special Duty to the Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. Of Maharashtra, graced the event as the Chief guest. Mr. Dhavse drives Policy, Investments, Technology and Infrastructure in the state via various programs and Special Projects. Mr. Dhavse is also the Deputy Director General of the Chief Minister’s War room unit, under the CM to monitor and drive key projects in Maharashtra. As part of his address, Mr. Dhavse shared his insights on Sustainable Governance and its future in shaping leadership in future generations.


Economics Conclave 2024

Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics organized its Economics Conclave on 27th February 2024 which brought together a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the theme 'Mitigating Economic Impact of Climate Change in India.’ at B.J. Hall, Vile Parle (West).

The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Royston Braganza, CEO Grameen Capital, Mumbai, who provided a comprehensive overview of the economic and social impact of climate change in India. The panel discussion featured notable experts such as Mr. Rahul Prithiani, Senior Director & Global Head, Sustainability, Energy and Commodities, CRISIL (as moderator), Mr. Manish Kumar, Head - ESG & CSR, ICICI Bank Limited, Mr. Pranav Garimella, Program Manager, Climate Program WRI India and Mr. Kalpesh Gada, Advisor, Climate Policy Initiative as panelists.

The session discussed key questions such as the role of public and private players in mitigating climate change minimizing internal impact on the Indian economy. Speakers discussed the need for transitioning the economy and adapting to climate change, along with the opportunities and possibly ways of mitigating the climate crisis. The distinguished speakers unanimously considered creation of sustainable businesses by students, scaling new ideas and introducing curriculum to skill students aligned to a decarbonising industry as essential.


Shastrarth 2023, Annual Inter-Collegiate Debating Fest

Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, SVKM’s NMIMS, Mumbai organized the 13th Edition of their Annual Inter-Collegiate Debating Fest - Shastrarth ’23- on Saturday, 30th September 2023. Shastrarth’23 started with the preliminary round based on Modified Oxford style of debating followed by semi-finals and finals which had a combination of modified Public Forum & modified Lincoln Douglas. There were about 140 teams in the prelims from across the country and 10 teams qualified for the semi-finals.

After intense debating, Maitreyo Das and Bhavya Agarwal of Pravin Dalal School of Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management, SVKM’s NMIMS emerged as the winner of Shastrarth ’23 winning INR 15,000/-, Ujjwal Sharma and Yashas Sardesai from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, SVKM’s NMIMS won INR 10,000/- as the Runner Up.

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