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History of Department

The Department of Economics is as old as the college which was established in 1948. It is a four member department. The department has been catering to students in the Commerce stream along with the Humanities stream since 1980. The first head of the department was Mr. Gajra followed by Mrs. Maya Mirapuri, Dr. Harver, Mrs. Adarsh Suri and Dr Anuradha Kalhan Siddique. The department is currently headed by Ms Sarita Jai Shankar. The department offers a full majors program in the final year to the cream of students enrolled in the BA program which enhances their theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject and equips them for further specialization in the field. It also increases their employability. The department has a record of a hundred percent passing at the University examinations for the Economics majors besides a majority passing with a first division.

 

About the Department

The Department of Economics caters to students of both the Commerce and Humanities streams. It offers a full majors program in the final year of BA only to the best. The syllabus taught by the faculty includes nine papers of Economics at the BA level and three papers of Business Economics at the B Com level.

 

Current Achievements of the Department

A vibrant Economics Association, which is almost twenty five years old now, is the chief source of the department’s pride. It organizes seminars, book reviews, film shows, talks and lectures by scholars, industry experts, bankers, ex-students etc. It ensures active participation by students in Inter College Festivals - both at local and national level, with outstanding performances by the students.

Arthanomics, India's biggest college based economics and business fest organised annually by the Economics Department. Arthanomics 2018 took place from 30th August to 1st September, 2018 and saw participation from over 30 colleges across the country. Arthanomics 2019 is the 7th edition of the fest and will be held on 8th, 9th and 10th of August. Do join us to get an insight of the real world and interact with Economics enthusiasts. For more details visit the Festivals section of this website or log on to www.arthamomics.net.

The Contrarian is a journalistic venture founded by the students of the Department of Economics. Primarily envisioned as a platform for perspectives, discourse and thought for students, by students, The Contrarian publishes magazines and produces online content with a special focus on what the present demographic reads. The Contrarian collaborated with Arthanomics’18 to create a highly well-received online event, The Contrarian Column, which witnessed student submissions from some of the most reputable colleges in the country.

The department has also been sending their contingent for The International Economics Convention organized by the HSNC Board annually which gives the students the unique opportunity to undertake research at Under-graduate level. The students of our college were the proud winners of the coveted trophy for the year 2018-19.

Many of our students secure admission at prestigious institutions like London School of Economics and Political Science, Stern, University of Warwick, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and pursue further studies in Economics, Finance, and Management.

On the placements front, our students have been picked up by companies like Google, RBI, Ernst & Young, KPMG, JLL, Edelweiss, Tres Vista, Zomato, Crisil, Royal Bank of Scotland and successful NGOs like Teach for India from campus and have thus made entry into the diverse fields of finance, research, social work, banking, start-ups, teaching, and civil services at the professional level.

 

Key achievements by students in the year 2014-15:

  • JaaiVipra won Global Debate and Public Policy challenge organized by Global public policy Institute, Open Society Foundations and Central European University organized at Budapest, Hungary and won a scholarship of $10,000.
  • Anjali Taparia secured admission at London School of Business as well as Stern (Ivy league) with scholarship, a first in the history of the department.
  • Prashant Maheshwary was awarded the Priyadarshini Scholarship, a scholarship given to only 200 students from across the country, for all round excellence.
  • DhritiJhaveri secured 96 percentile in CAT and received call for interview from 4 IIMs

 

Activities of the department

Economic Association

Objectives:

  • Make the subject interesting by taking learning out of the classrooms
  • Develop the overall personality and confidence of the students
  • Build organizational skills and other soft skills
  • Inculcate team work

Annual Activities:

  • Arthanomics
  • Intra department seminars
  • Book review
  • Guest lectures
  • Movie / Documentary viewing
  • Paper presentation
  • Debates
  • Field trip/ Industrial Visit

Structure:

  • Democratic - run by students, for the students and of the students
  • Office bearers, selected from each year, have a one year term
  • Certificates given to office bearers on successful completion of term
  • Nominal membership fee charged from members which makes it self-financed
  • Membership extended to students from other streams. 2014-15 saw the largest enrolment with 163 members from across faculties

Future objective:

  • To increase the scope and reach of the activities
  • Greater student participation through constant motivation

 

Our USP

"Add economic value in everything we do"

Faculty

Faculty - Dept. of Economics - Senior College

  • Sarita Jai Shankar – Assistant Professor
    MA, Delhi School of Economics

  • Vaidehi S Dhamankar - Assistant Professor
    MA, MPhil, School of Social Sciences, Gujarat University

  • Mousumi Mazumdar - Assistant Professor
    MA, Mumbai University

  • Vibhuti Gunjal - Assistant Professor
    MA, Pune University

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