Other Activities

Economics Club Report
Date: From 9.08.20 to 20.09.20
Number of beneficiaries: 48
Name and details of the Course Provider: World Bank "A Systemic Approach to Financial Inclusion (Self-Paced)"
Objective: To motivate the students to gain more knowledge about financial inclusion operation across the world.

Economics Club recommended the World Bank certified course titled "A Systemic Approach to Financial Inclusion (Self-Paced)" to III & V Sem. BA HEP/SEP/ JEE representatives and Final year BA HEP/SEP/ JEE students . This course aims to help participants better understand financial inclusion and teaches how a systemic approach can help make financial services markets more inclusive. This self-paced course is adaptable to any level of financial inclusion knowledge. 48 BA Economics students successfully completed the course.


Expert Talk on “Journey towards Freedom from Poverty: An Alternative Policy for India”
Date: 19/09/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 120 Students
Name and details of the Chief Guest:
Dr. Shobana Nelasco, Head and Associate Professor, Research Center of Economics, Fatima College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
Objective:
• To create awareness about Universal Basic Income which is proposed by WHO among Students.
• To enhance the knowledge of various welfare schemes introduced by Government to eradicate Poverty.

The Economics club had organized expert talk on the topic 'Journey towards Freedom from Poverty: An Alternative Policy for India'. The event began with a silent note of prayer, followed by welcome speech given by Leanne Deborah Thomas. Rahul T Sangma introduced the resource person. The expert talk was given by Dr. Shobana Nelasco, Head and Associate Professor, Research Center of Economics, Fatima College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Former Faculty Fellow of UGC, ICSSR and London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

The talk started with a brief data explanation of disease, poverty, hunger and death in India. The Suresh Tendulkar Committee of 2005 and schemes that it included were discussed. The speaker updated about the various Centrally sponsored schemes as an alternative policy towards freedom from poverty. Resource person also briefed about the necessity to adopt Universal Basic Income(UBI) approach. The talk was ended with a quote by Swami Vivekananda, “Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, but because of the inactivities of good people.”

Faculty of Economics department, students from 3rd and 5th Semester of EPsS, HEP and JEEng and students of MA Economics attended the webinar. The webinar was concluded with a vote of thanks by Aakash Shree.


“The Gender Gap in Employment: What’s Holding Women Back?”
Date: 31/08/2020
Time: 10.30 am to11.30 am
Platform: Zoom
Resource Person: Dr.Kavitha Mary. Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Loyola College, Chennai.
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: Students of III Semester MA Economics, 07.
Topic: “The Gender Gap In Employment: What’s Holding Women Back?”
The Department of Economics organized a guest lecture on the topic “The gender gap in employment: What’s holding women back?” on 31th August 2020. The resource person Dr.Kavitha Mary spoke about the “The gender gap in employment, which would arise due to the factors pulling women back-in and not to participate in employment than that of man. She emphasized that when women are educated and employed, their autonomy and decision making power widens in the society.

The resource person Dr.Kavitha Mary also discussed the importance of education and empowerment of women especially in rural areas in India and opined that, there is a need to change certain stereotypes and customs which restrict girls and women from actively involving in employment activities.

She has also spoke on a great length about the labour performance gender participation rate (LEPR) and the report of ILO (Indian Labour Organization) which focuses on the low rate of involvement of women labourers in India. She urged for an involvement of female work force in the Indian economy to increase the volume of productivity and finally the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Finally, students have raised certain questions, the resource person answered all the queries. The session ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr.Raju V, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Kristu Jayanti College by 11.30 am.


Student Colloquium- 2020-21
Date: 28/08/2020
Time: 2pm to 3pm.
Platform: Zoom
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: Students of III Semester MA Economics, 07.
Objective of the Programme: To enhance the student presentation and group discussion skill
Outcome: Students have got self-confidence in group discussion and presentation in the public forum
Topic: “National Education Policy-An Analysis"
The Department of Economics organized a student colloquium on the topic “New Education Policy: An analysis “on 28th August2020. The moderator divided the students into two groups and conducted a panel discussion on the prescribed topic. Students participated actively and expressed their views on the new education policy 2020.

Participants had a discussion on the importance of new education policy which is a need of the hour as we need to change the old and outdated mode of education in India.

The another set of students opined that, new education policy would impart a new era in the field of education of our nation which would enhance job oriented skills among the youth. Especially in certain areas of the current system of education in India, there is a need to alter the stereotype and traditional pattern of education. Finally the moderator answered for the questions of both the teams and the session came to an end by 3pm.


Webinar on Patent Registration Process
Date: 14/08/2020
Time: 11.30 pm-1.00 PM
Topic: Patent Registration Process
Resource Person: Dr.Anjali Suresh, Senior Associate, BananaIP Counsels, Bengaluru.
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 160 (MA Economics 14 Students+Students of the Department of Law 154)
Objective: To enrich the knowledge of the students on the patent registration process.
The Department of Economics and the Department of Law, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) jointly organized an online guest lecture on the topic “Patent Registration Process”, on 14th August 2020. The resource person was Ms.Anjali Suresh, Senior Associate, Banana IP Counsels, Bengaluru.

The resource person spoke about the process of the patent registration in India. The speaker emphasized that patents are important because it provide incentives to individuals by offering them both recognition for their creativity and material reward for their marketable inventions. The resource person explained on prior art search before applying for patent right. She also emphasized the pre-requisites of the patentability such as patentable subject matter, industrial applicability, novelty, inventive step and specification. Almost 160 participants have attended the webinar, which focused on the rules, regulations and methods in process of the patent. The resource person Ms.Anjali Suresh also cleared the questions asked by the students and faculty members. At the end there was a meaningful conversation between the guest and the audience and the program came to an end by 1:00 pm.


Celebratingthe Anniversary of Fit India Movement
Date: 29/08/2020
Time: 09.30 AM-10.30 AM
Resource Person: Ms. Tejaswi V. Cofounder and Managing Partner, FitNcalm, Bengaluru.
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: BA HEP and MA Economics, 34
Topic: “YOGA TO BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM: SELF-CARE DURING PANDEMIC”.

The Department of Economics, Kristujayanti College (Autonomous) organized an online Yoga Session on the eve of Fit India Movement. The title of the session was “Yoga to boost Immune System: Self-care during Pandemic”.On 29th August 2020. The Yoga Instructor was Ms. Tejaswi V who was a professional Yoga trainer and cofounder of fitNcalm, a Bangalore based start-up. Dr.K Vinodhadevi, Course coordinator has welcomed Ms.Tejaswi V with a fabulous welcome speech and also introduced her to the participants.

Ms. Tejaswi V, performed Yoga asanas, which included various poses of yoga through Zoom platform for the students and faculty members. Yoga session was focused on ways to attain physical, mental strength and also to have a peaceful mind and body. She also emphasised that, Yoga asanas build strength, flexibility and confidence among the people.

Ms. Tejaswi V answered questions asked by the students and faculty members pertaining to the applicability of yoga in our routine life.

At the end there was a meaningful interaction between the guest and the audience. Finally the program came to an end with the vote of thanks delivered by Dr.Sivasubramanian, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Kristujayanti College (Autonomous) by 10:30 am.


WEBINAR
Date: 14/08/2020
Time: 11.30 pm-1.00 PM
Topic: Patent Registration Process
Resource Person: Dr.Anjali Suresh, Senior Associate, BananaIP Counsels, Bengaluru.
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 160 (MA Economics 14 Students+Students of the Department of Law 154)
Objective: To enrich the knowledge of the students on the patent registration process.

The Department of Economics and the Department of Law, Kristujayanti College (Autonomous) jointly organized an online guest lecture on the topic “Patent Registration Process”, on 14th August 2020. The resource person was Ms.Anjali Suresh, Senior Associate, Banana IP Counsels, Bengaluru.

The resource person spoke about the process of the patent registration in India. The speaker emphasized that patents are important because it provide incentives to individuals by offering them both recognition for their creativity and material reward for their marketable inventions. The resource person explained on prior art search before applying for patent right. She also emphasized the pre-requisites of the patentability such as patentable subject matter, industrial applicability, novelty, inventive step and specification. Almost 160 participants have attended the webinar, which focused on the rules, regulations and methods in process of the patent. The resource person Ms.Anjali Suresh also cleared the questions asked by the students and faculty members. At the end there was a meaningful conversation between the guest and the audience and the program came to an end by 1:00 pm.


Expert Talk
Date: 12/08/2020
Time and Venue: 2 PM-3PM & Through Zoom Meeting Platform.
Resource Person: Dr T.Purushoth Prabhu, Professor & HOD/Placement Officer, Department of Pharmacognosy, C.L.Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Thoraipakkam, OMR, Chennai-600097
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: MA Economics & 22
Topic: “Intellectual Property Rights & Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: The Key Challenges”.
Objective: To familiar with intellectual property rights and its significance on pharmaceutical industry in India.

The Department of Economics organized an online expert talk on the topic “Intellectual Property Rights & Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: The Key Challenges”, on 12th February 2020. The Resource person was Dr.T.Purushoth Prabhu, Professor & HOD, C.L.Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Chennai.

The resource person Dr. Purushoth Prabhu talked very elaborately about the “Intellectual Property Rights and Indian Pharmaceutical Industry”. He emphasized the significance of IPR in Indian Pharmaceutical Industry and explained that Patents provide pharmaceutical companies exclusive rights to market drugs and prevent others to manufacture, sell, and make these drugs for a period of 20 years. IPR is a prerequisite for pharmaceutical companies for identification, planning, commercialization, and protection of invention. He emphasized the role of the Intellectual Property rights in providing medicine at a cheaper price to the common people. He explained all the pros and cons of IPR and challenges in pharmaceutical industry. The resource person discussed about the various life-saving medicines which are patented. He also answers the doubts and questions raised by the students and faculty members. This online expert talk on intellectual property rights enriched and enlightens the knowledge of M.A Economics students about the significance of IPR especially in Pharmaceutical industry. At the end there was a meaningful conversation between the guest and the audience and the program came to an end by 3:00 pm.

Students’colloquim
Date: 30/11/2019
Venue: Room No: 404, Department of Economics, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore.
Topic: Rising Onion Price-Politics or Economics
No of Beneficiaries: 07 (II MA Economics)
Objective:
1. To provide an opportunity to the students to gain practical skills and be exposed to the current affairs.
2. To create a platform for the PG students to interact each other and share their ideas and enable them to understand the economic system of our country.
Outcome:
1. Enable the students to understand, whether any political strategies behind the increase in the price of Onion or scarcity of Onion due to natural reasons.
2. Evaluate the economic system of our country with respect to inflation to recommend measures.

The students of IV M.A Economics have participated in the colloquium on the topic “Rising Onion price-Politics or Economics”. All the students came forward and expressed their views on the topic in their own way. The session was started at 11 AM and completed by 1 PM.Students”colloqium also has created a platform for the PG students to interact each other and share their ideas. The students enjoyed every moment of the colloquium.


Budget Live Steaming 2020-21
Date: 03/02/2020
Venue: Class Room No: B404
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: 14
Objective: To understand the Pros and Cons of the budget 2020-21

The Department of Economics organized a live streaming of the Union Budget 2020 on 1 February 2020. The Budget was telecast live where the students listened to the Budget Speech delivered by the Hon. Finance Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman in the class room. The students of I & II year have got to know the major highlights of the budget and possible impacts of the budget on India's economy. The students are made a note on both positive and negative aspects of the budget.


EXPERT TALK 2020-21
Date: 03/02/2020
Venue: Mini Audi, 2nd Floor, Admin Block
Resource Person: Mr. Sandeep Jhunjhunwala, Director-Tax, Bengaluru
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: Students of MA Economics, M.com & M.com FA (100 Students)

The Department of Economics and Department of Commerce (PG), Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous organised an expert talk on Union Budget 2020 on 3th February 2020. The venue was Mini Auditorium of the Admin Block and the progamme began at the scheduled time at 3:30 pm. The resource person was Mr. Sandeep Jhunjhunwala, Director-Tax, Bengaluru. Sir talked about various new aspects of the budget and the new schemes which were introduced based on the major 3 themes. He also devoted a major part of his speech discussing about the reforms in the tax regime and stressed that the current budget did not come up with any substantial reforms. The event came to an end with a question and answer session between the expert and the audience. There was many thoughtful questions asked by the MA Economics and M.com students on budget in line with economic development.


Student Presentation: Union Budget 2020-21
Date: 3-02-2020
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Mini Auditorium, Admin Block, 2nd Floor.

The presentation on the topic “Union Budget 2020-2021” was conducted for 1st and 2nd year students of Commerce PG and MA Economics. Throughout the presentation the presenters brought out various relevant information from the union budget plan 2020-2021. The presenter gave more information regarding the tax reform set by the new budget which will stimulate growth, simplify the tax structure, improve ease of living and reduce litigation. The next presenter Mr.VIJAY CHAND (18CM401003) laid out the results of the survey conducted on the ‘Expectations of Budget 2020-21’. With 250 samples collected from the survey conducted, the result was quite unsatisfactory as the expectations of the people and the reality of the budget was vastly different. The presentation on three prominent theme of the budget, “Aspirational India”, ”Economic development” and ”Caring society”, where the budget stressed on providing better standards of living with access to health, education and better jobs for all section of the society.

The Presentation was concluded by a debate between two teams, the first team headed by Mr.SAGAR RAJENDRAN (18CM401004) & Mr.JAMES JOHNSON (19CM401001) provided substantial ground on the positive aspects of the Union Budget. While the opposition team was headed by Mr.SUYASH VERMA (18CM401005) & Miss.SHEETHAL (19CM401006) who argued against the statement put forwarded by the other side and stand firmed that ‘The budget was long on words but short on numbers’.


Social Outreach Programme - Orphanage Visit
Date: August 31st, 2019.
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: I and III Semester MA Students, 13 students.
Name and Address of Orphanage: REFUGE FOUNDATION, KOTHANUR, BANGALORE.
Objectives of the Visit:
1. To create social responsibility among the students of MA Economics.
2. To make students a socially responsible citizens.

Social Outreach Program aims to encourage the participation of the collegiate level community (students, parents, teachers, staff, personnel and alumnae) in social development work and collaborate with community-based organizations and institutions in their efforts to promote a just, loving, equitable, and humane society. The Students of Department of Economics taken for an orphanage visit as part of the Social Outreach Programme. The purpose of the visit is to expose the students towards social responsibility. The students with 4 faculty members have reached the orphanage home at 10 AM in the morning. The children’s of the home welcomed our students. There were 25 children’s aged between 4 years to 12 years, the MA students had an introduction session with them. The students enquired about their studies and grade. Students have conducted drawing competition to all the children’s. Prizes and gifts are awarded to the winners and participants of the game. Followed by that, the students conducted some games such as musical chair, dodge ball and singing talents etc. All the kids in the home were actively participated in the competition and game. Gifts and Sweets where distributed to the children’s after the game. The programme reminds the students about their social responsibility. After spending some fruitful time in the home, the students left the home by 12.30 pm with lot of experience.


Student Colloquium I - Debate
Title: $ 5 Trillion Indian Economy – Dream Or Reality
Date: AUGUST 9th, 2019
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: M.A Economics, 13 Students
Name and Details of the Moderator: Dr. Siva Subramanian, Faculty, Department of Economics.
Objective: To provide an exposure towards the current status of Indian Economy.

Department of Economics organized a debate on the topic of “$ 5 TRILLION INDIAN ECONOMY – DREAM OR REALITY”. The debate started by 2.30 p.m. with the general introduction about the topic, followed by that instructions were given to the participants. A lot has been discussed and debated on the development target of $ 5 trillion Indian Economy by 2024. The students debated about the current economic problems India is facing and stated that more investment is needed in infrastructure development like education and health. The student’s emphasis on inclusive growth and rural connectivity and stated that it is becoming a big challenge for the growth of the economy. The major points discussed in the debate were impact of demonetization and GST; Slowdown of GDP growth, global recession, jobless growth, Sick PSEs, Privatization, Stagnation of Make in India campaign and diplomacy in International Trade. 13 students as two different teams compete through three different rounds of argument, giving persuasive speeches on this topic. This event tests the confidence and in-depth knowledge of PG students on the recent economics topics.


Community Engagement Programme
Title: Report On Orphanage Visit
Date: AUGUST 3rd, 2019
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: M.A Economics, 13 Students
Name and Address of the Orphanage: Refuge Foundation, Kothanur, Bangalore, 560077.
Objectives: 1. To create social responsibility among the students of MA Economics.
2. To entertain the students to involve in community engagement programmes.

Department of Economics organized a Community Engagement Programme- Orphanage Visit to expose the students towards social responsibility. The students with 4 faculty members have reached the orphanage home at 11 AM in the morning. The children’s of the home welcomed our students. There were 25 children’s aged between 4 years to 12 years, the MA students had an introduction session with them. The students enquired about their studies and grade. Followed by that, the students conducted some games such as musical chair, dodge ball and singing talents etc. All the kids in the home were actively participated in the game. Gifts and Sweets where distributed to the children’s after the game. After the games, students and the children’s of the home played Guitar and sang songs for the children’s. The programme reminds the students about their social responsibility. After spending some fruitful time in the home, the students left the home by 2 pm with lot of experience.

Industrial Visit - Nabard
The Students of 1st and 2nd year MA Economics visited the NABARD Karnataka Regional Office on 21st August, 2018. The students were accompanied by Prof. Neeta Dwivedi, Coordinator, Department of Economics, Kristu Jayanti College.

The formal programme commenced at 10:30am with the screening of an award winning video on NABARD. This was followed by an elaborate presentation by Mr. Nirmal Kumar, Assistant General Manager, NABARD on the functions and responsibilities of NABARD.

After the presentation, the other resource persons, Mr. Uday Bhaskar, Mr. A.V Joshi and Mr. Sudarshan enlightened the students on the role that NABARD plays as the ‘Development Bank of the Nation for fostering rural prosperity’.

Towards the end, the students put forward their queries which were beautifully and precisely answered and clarified by the resource persons. The session came to an end at 1:00 pm with the vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Sunon Zhimo (2nd year, MA Economics).

VICHAARMANTHAN
TITLE: “DEMONETIZATION: WHAT NEXT?”
The thirty-fourth edition of ‘Vichaarmanthan’, an interaction with global visionaries, was conducted by the Department of Economics on 31 August 2017. The chief guest for the programme was Shri Rama Subramaniam Gandhi, the Former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, addressed the students on the relevant topic “demonetization, what next?”

Shri R.S Gandhi commenced the session with a brief talk on whether demonetization has been a boon or a bane for the country. He threw light on the various objectives of demonetization, which were to eliminate black money, fight against counterfeit notes and avoid financing of criminal activities. He also discussed the challenges faces by the Central Bank and the sensitivity they possess against black money and counterfeiting of notes.

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