Department of Economics started the year with a warm-up session for new batch of B.A. (P) economics students on 6th August, where students enjoyed various games and other different activities organized by ECOMANTRA, the economics society of Gargi College. This was followed by the interviews of B.A. (P) economics students for joining ECOMANTRA. After this event a ‘Logo Competition’ was conducted in the second week of August; the top entry of the competition was used as the logo for the economics society. Teachers’ Day was celebrated by the students with a great enthusiasm.
The Department organized its annual Fest on 8th October on the theme ‘Econovation’ with an aim of enhancing the capabilities of the students in terms of introducing innovative ideas or concepts in economics. The invited speakers were Prof. Meeta Keshwani Mehra, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Dr. Abhijit Sen Gupta, Asian Development Bank. The event started with a mesmerizing dance performance by Madhyama Segal, Odissi dancer. In the formal session, Dr. Gupta discussed the relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction in Indian states in the past few decades. Prof. Mehra shared her views on technical change, innovation and economic development. The formal session was concluded with a vote of thanks and followed by the start of many competitive events. These events attracted a very good number of participants not only from the Delhi University colleges but also from other universities such as Indrapratha University and Amity University. The events of the fest are:
Paper Presentation: provided a platform for students to showcase their research capabilities in the form of a research paper. In this competition, students showed very good potential in terms of writing, analysis, and presentation skills.
Quizbola: a combination of quiz and tambola which aimed at testing the knowledge of students in the areas like finance, banking, general awareness etc.
Poster Mash: the participants were asked to draw/paint their perception of economics on paper.
Stock Shock: a mock interpretation of the stock market where the participants were asked to maximize their net worth through selling and buying of shares.
Ex-Ante (Debate): students argued in favour of and against the motion about ‘FDI in retail’
Beg Borrow Deal: participants were asked to find out different items within the specified time.
The event ended with the prize distribution ceremony.
After the annual fest, ECOMANTRA organized a Career Planning session on 22 September on Career Awareness in Management conducted by the IMS followed by another career planning session on 8th October on LSE courses in Delhi conducted by ISBF.
On 30th October the department organized a seminar on ‘Understanding Tribes of the World and their Economy’ and invited Prof. Felix Padel, Visiting Faculty at NEISP (North-East India Studies Programme), School of Social Science, JNU as guest speaker. Apart from the activities and the events organized by economics department the students also participated in ‘Delhi Economics Conclave 2015’ on 6th November.
Educational trip in March 2016
Department is planning to have an educational trip during semester break in March 2016.
EcoBuzz Magazine (2nd Issue in March-April 2016)
Department is also in preparation to launch the second issue of EcoBuzz magazine to provide the students an opportunity to show their academic and literary talent in terms of paper writing, poems, short stories, articles etc.