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Student Seminar Series
Objective: To provide Economics students a platform to enhance their skill of presentation and conduct of interactive sessions on recent economic issues.

Date: 25 -31 July 2018
Participants: Students of V BA HEP
Resource Persons: Students of III MA ECONOMICS
Second year MA economics students addressed the V BA HEP students with different topics such as Foreign Exchange Market, Energy Crisis in India, Impact of Tariff, Terms of Trade, Modern irrigation System in India followed by interactive sessions. The Seminar series gave exposure to the MA Economics students to practise the theoretical knowledge. The study examines some challenges faced by III Semester MA economics students during their teaching practice, including classroom management.

Date: January 16th & 18th 2018

Participants: Students of IV BA HEP
Resource Persons: Students of II MA ECONOMICS
Session 1: Application of Statistics in the field of Economics
2. Susanna Sajeev, II MA ECONOMICS
Students explained about Mode, conditions of Using Mode and its uses with calculations Methods. They have covered definition calculation based on types of data, formulas and interpretation.

Session 2: Role and responsibilities of Commercial Banks in India
Participants: Students of II BA HEP
Resource persons:
1. Gayathri V, II MA ECONOMICS
They explained the functions of Commercial banks in an elaborate manner. They conducted a quiz on banking sector reforms in India. Students participated in the quiz actively and clarified many doubts related with the Commercial Banks.

Session 3: Role of RBI and its functions
Participants: Students of II BA HEP
Resource persons:
2. Hemavathi, II MA ECONOMICS
Presenters shared recent changes in the monetary policy of RBI and its influences on Economic Growth with a recent data. Audience asked many sensible doubts to the presenters which was addressed well by the presenters. It was an Informative session.

Session 3: Balanced regional development in India
Participants: Students of VI BA HEP
Resource persons:
It was a great experience sharing and learning new things to the students. The students were interacted and response with the clear idea. Presenters discussed how to correct the economic imbalance in backward regions. Students shared their own experience of their states. Finally they conducted few team building Games too. Students of VI BA gained a great experience.

Date: 09/08/2017 & 23/08/2017
Classes Attended
1. V BA (HEP)
Name and details of the Resource Person:
1. Mr. Awungshi Meyer, III Sem MA Economics
2. Mr. Fahad T H, III Sem MA Economics
3. Ms. Shama Stephen, III Sem MA Economics
The program started with introduction of resource persons and their objective of conducting the session. The audience was given a brief introduction of tax structure and methods of taxation in India. Major shortcomings of the previous tax system were explained and considered as the reasons for the need of tax reforms in India. A detailed historical background of GST law is explained by Mr. Fahad. The meaning and features of GST in India were explained in simple words by Ms. Shama. The working of GST is explained with the help of example and video by Mr. Awungshi. The benefits of implementing GST were discussed with the audience and some points of criticism were also put forward by audience. The session was concluded with the expectation that GST will bring positive effects on economy. The session was open for question answer and interaction where everyone was active enough and interacted well.

Students Colloquium
Objective: To bring economics students together on one platform to learn to interact, discuss and critically analyse the current economic policies and reforms.

Date – 24th July 2018
Department of Economics conducted Student Colloquium-2: DEBATE on “IS INDIA ON THE TRACK OF PLANNING” by the students of III Semester MA Economics. The students spoke on favorable and unfavorable points on the given topic with recent facts provided by Government websites to support their own arguments which were very useful to everyone and it helped all the students to enrich their skills and enhanced their knowledge. The colloquium was very beneficial to all the students.

Date – 6th July 2018
Department of Economics conducted Student Colloquium-1: Group Discussion on “World Cup -Will it reinvigorate Russia’s stagnating sectors of the economy with an influx of foreign visitors and spending” by the students of III Semester MA Economics. The students discussed about impact of organizing World Cup in reinvigorating Russia’s stagnating sectors of the economy. The Group discussion was very useful to everyone and it helped all the students to enrich their skills and enhanced their knowledge. The main points discussed were transformation of Russian Economy from centrally planned economy to a globally integrated market economy, trade pattern of Russia in the last 20 years, crisis and stagnation in Russia, contribution of World cup to Russian Economy.

The 5th student’s Colloquium; Group Discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was conducted on 11th of April 2018, by the Department of Economics at Kristu Jayanti College with the objectives to know about the roles and functions of Corporate Social Responsibility and to share/impart the knowledge among students about the impacts of CSR in the society. The session started at 1:45 pm in the class room (113) and continued for an hour. The session began with welcoming of the participants followed with brief introduction on the topic CSR to the Teachers and students by Sunon G Zhimo a student of 1st year MA Economics. There were totally 7 participants; each shared their views on the topic. The students spoke on various issues on CSR which was very useful to everyone. The colloquium was very beneficial to all the students.

Date: 31.1.18
Title: Presentation on Crisis

Department of economics conducted Student Colloquium on the 31-01-2018 of January, 2018. Students reviewed the rationale behind some of the economic crisis.
1) The Financial crises 2008 by Shalu Shajan.
2) OPEC crises by Deepa Das
3) Greece crises by Gayathri V.R
The students presented the brief historical background of the economic crisis and discuss the causes and consequences of recent economic crisis. Later, the forum was open for interaction among the students to discuss the measure which could have taken to avoid the crisis.

Date: 10.1.18
Title: Inclusive growth and sustainable development
1. To increase the evaluating capabilities of the students by a deep quantitative and theoretical study on the articles.
2. To provide a forum for the students to present their creativity in studying an article on various economic issues.

Department of Economics conducted a student colloquium on the 10th of January, 2018. Our 11 students reviewed various articles under the guidance of faculty members. The first session started at 11 am in the panel room and continued for an hour. The second session started at 1:50 pm for an hour. The introduction was given by Niloto Chishi, a student of 1st year MA Economics. She introduced the teachers, the topics and the students. There were totally 7 teams to present the topics on article review as follows..
1) Empirical study on relationship between health expenditure and health aspects of HDI --- by, Fahad (2nd MA economics)
2) Liberalization and general working condition “A study of fish processing industry in Kerala”. ---by, Awungshi Meiyar (2nd MA economics). 3) Public expenditure and economic growth: a case study of India. –by, Shama Stephen (2nd MA economics).
4) Liberalization and general working condition “A study of fish processing industry in Kerala”. –by, Shalu K S and Hemavathi V (1st MA economics).
5) International trade and economic growth: An empirical evidence from Nigeria.—by, Niloto K Chishi and Susanna Sajeev (1st MA economics).
6) Income diversification: a study on Indian banking system ---by, Pemchon Muivah and Sunon G Zhimo (1st MA economics).
7) General evolution of crypto currency in India and world. ---by, Gayathri V R and Deepa Das (1st MA economics).
The students spoke on various issues on economics which was very useful to everyone and it helped all the students to perfect their article review skills and enhanced their knowledge. The colloquium was very beneficial to all the students.

'Cognitio' (Research Forum)
Objective: To nurture the analytical skill of economics students by motivating them to participate in research activities through open discussions on importance of research in academics and guiding them in writing research papers.

A small survey was conducted by the students of I and II year MA Economics on Union Budget 2018-19 after watching the live telecast of budget presentation by collecting feedback of people about Union Budget 2018-19. According to the findings of the survey, 49% respondents are in favour of the increased rural credit of 1Lakh and that it will contribute to agriculture production. 45%respondents are against the fact that the reduced corporate tax of 25% for 250 crore turnover companies will create employment opportunities. 45% respondents agree that increased disinvestment target of 80,000 crore, that favours privatisation, will help the nation grow. 38% are of an opinion that budget is gender biased. 54% are in favour that the world’s largest health protection scheme will have an actual effect on health care sector. 38% are happy with the increased standard reduction of 40,000 on income tax. 54% are favouring the scheme ‘rise – revitalizing infrastructure in school education’, and agree that there will be a positive effect on the education system. 77% are against the automatic revised salary of MPSs.

The survey states that 61% are in favour of the Budget, 16% are against the Budget and 23% are neutral to the Budget. Even though there are flaws in the budget, the understanding from the survey is that the Budget 2018-19 will have a decent positive effect on the Indian Economy.

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