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)
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.
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
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
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
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).
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.