Economics Association, 2016-17

The department has a very active 'Economics Association' that organizes, every year, various intra-department events as well as Inter-College Annual Economics Festival wherein students get to organize as well as participate in various events such as Debate, Paper-Presentation, Panel Discussion, Mock Newsroom, Group Discussion, Parliamentary Debate, Mock UN, Quiz, Poster-Making, Cartoon-Making, Ad-Mad Show, Barter, Extempore etc. The department also launched its annual department magazine in 2013-14.

The activities/ events organized by the Association during the academic session 2016-17 are as follows:

  1. Union Elections were held on 3rd August 2016. 16 students were elected on different posts.
  2. 'Freshers' Welcome' was organized on 26th August 2016, to welcome the additions in the department. As always it was a day filled with fun, entertainment and interaction.
  3. Intra-Departmental events:
    Paper Presentation Competition was organized on 9th September 2016. The presenters with their powerful perspective and knowledge mesmerized the crowd on the topics:
    • The Changing European Equation
    • Monetary Policy - India's Recent Experiences
    • India waiting for Labor Reforms'.
    • Growth at the cost of people

    The quiz ‘Eco Labyrinth’ - a distinct amalgamation of the old childhood game, Snakes and Ladders - was organized which plunges deep into a plethora of subjects related to economics.
    ‘Bollywood Tambola’ - The ultimate game of probability with a twist of Bollywood, was also organized. An online photography competition, EcoVision, was held from the 19th - 25th September 2016.

  4. The Economics Department instituted its 1st Annual Lecture Series in the academic session 2016-17. Distinguished economists were invited who addressed important contemporary issues.
    • Prof. Aditya Bhattacharjea, Head, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics on the topic ‘Economics of Competition Policy’.
    • Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER on the topic ‘From Voice to Data, The Revolution Within’.
    • Dr. Farzana Afridi, Associate Professor, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute on the topic ‘Why is Women’s Labour Force Participation Declining in India’.
    • Mr. Shankar Prasad Sarma, IRS officer, GOI, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance on ‘GST- India’s Biggest Tax Reform’.
    • Dr. Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director, the Centre for Internet and Society on ‘Economic Implications of Demonetization and the Emerging Digital Payments Policy Landscape in India’
  5. The Annual Economics Festival, ECOPHORIA was held on 27th of September 2016. It was a grand success with participation from students of various colleges. The events included:
    • Present the Papyrus (Paper Presentation): Participants presented their ideas in a comprehensive way through PowerPoint presentations.
    • Project Runway (Dress Designing): The event challenged the 'Fashionista' hidden in the students. Participants were required to fabricate their skills into a beautiful dress, bringing out the "Best out of Waste"!
    • Kurukshetra (Battle of the entrepreneurs): The event required the participants to compete in a face-off round with their start-up idea by designing their product, and explaining the sources of finance, manpower, capital etc. just like a young entrepreneur!
    • Mad Mabble (Ad-Mad): It was designed to assess the creative and innovative dramatic skills of the participants.
    • Qfiesta (Quiz): A test of knowledge through a medium of competition between individuals or teams as a form of entertainment. The event was incorporated with an aim to introduce the best quizzing minds from the students with Economics background, and watch them lock horns.
    • The Bloodshed Conundrum (Treasure Hunt): Each team raced against time through the daunting physical tasks to be the first in solving the hidden mystery.
    • Apart from these, there were other events like F.R.I.E.N.D.S Quiz, Bull's eye, and Minute-to-win-it games.

  6. The Association organized several seminars and workshops to guide students and assist in their overall personality development, confidence building and future-preparedness.
  7. Seminars

    • ‘Make Your First Attempt Your Best Attempt’ to help aspirants of UPSC exams by Mr. Vivek Kaushik and Mr. Amrit Singh Chopra, Unique Shiksha on 4th October 2016.
    • ‘MBA as a Career Option’ by Dhrubajyoti Banik, Academic Head, Endeavor Careers to guide students taking up MBA on 18th October, 2016.
    • ‘How to Crack Group Discussions and Interviews’ by Prof. Sangeeta Magan, on 9th February 2017.
    • Workshops

    • ‘Life and Career’ by Mrs. Nidhi Arora, CEO and Founder, Cherry-The Consultants.
    • ‘Open Aptitude Test’ conducted by Endeavor Careers for students to get idea about competitive exams like CAT, MAT etc. on 25th January 2017.
  8. The Department also came out with the fourth issue of annual Department magazine ‘ECOGENE’. The Magazine aims to explore the complexities of not just economics, but also of life. It highlights current economic issues, the socio-political environment, the wide array of challenges confronted and the wave of ideas that currently dominate the today’s youth.
  9. A group of enterprising students from the present III Year started a Quiz Show, Quizzards, in previous academic session. The event happened once a week with a different theme each time. It also organized an online quiz show, The Daily Quiz Contest, from 19th- 25th September, 2016.

  10. The Economics department coordinated and organized the ‘Know Your Economy – Awareness Kindling Test’ (KYE) in collaboration with ‘Scientific Research Association For Economics and Finance’ (SRAEF), Chennai on 10th March, 2017. It provided a much-needed platform to the students to be more aware about our economy and its various aspects. Students from across the departments such as B.A.(H) Economics, English, History, Political Science, B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics, B.Com.(Hons.) participated in the test. Anushika Malik, B.A. (Hons) Economics III Year, secured highest marks in the test.

  11. The students of our Department initiated and set up the ‘Aamdani - The Finance and Investment Cell’ at the college-level. The society aims to help students learn and absorb financial and economic intricacies.
  12. The achievements of the Economics Association have come a long way and so have the students in terms of not just participation & winning but also organizing skills, leadership qualities and teamwork.

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