Industrial Visit to The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore
Venue: The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore
Resource Person: Dr.Kalil Shaha.
Visit Attended & Number of beneficiaries: II and IV Semester MA Economics, 13.
The industrial visit has become an integral part of academic curriculum for the students pursuing MA Economics was organised for one day on 20th February 2020. The students and faculty members of Department of Economics, KristuJayanti College has visited the institute at 12 pm. There was students’interactions with the faculty of ISEC, Dr.KalilShaha explained about the functions and objectives of ISEC. He has also explained about the PhD programme, ISEC has been providing and how to prepare for the entrance exam. He further explained about the research writing and how to write the statement of problem. After the interaction session the students visited the library of ISEC. The library has many books related to economics and other social sciences, and the library contains many journals and publication of different volumes. The library is helpful for a researcher to undertake their research. Finally the students and faculty members have visited the garden of the institute which was the most attractive part of the institution.
About the Institute
The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) is a social science research institute in Bangalore, founded in 1972 by Prof. V. K. R. V. Rao. ISEC is the largest among the 27 institutions supported by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). ISEC is one of three major institutions established by Prof. V. K. R. V. Rao, along with the Delhi School of Economics and the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. ISEC is the biggest research Institute amongst ICSSR sponsored interdisciplinary research institutions. The research and academic activities of the institute are structured under eight centres covering the areas ranging from economics, ecological economics, agricultural economics, population research, sociology, health, education, political science, public administration, decentralization and rural development. The research under these centres is collectively discussed and monitored through statutory bodies.
Industrial Visit to Power-One Micro Systems Pvt. Ltd, Peeniya Industrial Area, Bengaluru
INDUSTRY NAME: Power-One Micro Systems Pvt. Ltd, Peeniya Industrial Area, Bengaluru.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS ATTENDED: 13 (I MA & II MA Economics)
1. To understand the cost of production and production process of manufacturing unit.
2. To make the students to familiarize with the industrial atmosphere and operations.
Department of Economics visited the industry Power One Micro Systems Pvt. to expose the students towards industrial environment. 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 studentsThe Department of Economics went for an Industrial Visit to Peeniya Industrial Area, Bangalore on 25 January, 2020. They visited Power One Micro Systems Pvt. Limited, a medium scale industry manufacturing and assembling of Uninterruptible Power Source (UPS) and Solar Inverters and its components. It is one of the companies dealing with renewable energy source, the solar energy. The visit was an informative one where the students got to understand the working of UPS systems, how they are assembled and also how solar inverters are becoming a major source of revenue for them now, because of government subsidy in renewable energy, as well as people becoming aware and switching to these sources. The company exports their products to Gulf countries, contributing to the export revenue of India. We also got to know how electricity can bring down crime rates, as in the case of Bihar where a good portion of their orders come from the state. It was a very useful practical learning tour where we got a good experience and lots of information and insight.
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).
Industrial Visit ISEC and SIDBI
“If you have never visited the valleys, the view from mountain top is not breathtaking”.
On January 5 2018, the Department of Economics arranged an industrial visit to Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and Small Industries Development Bank (SIDBI).Both institutions were concerned about the development of our country and well established with experienced professionals.M
ISEC is a social science research institute established by Prof. V.K.R.V Rao in 1972, funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). ISEC’s concern for the social and economic welfare of the poor and disadvantaged groups reflects strongly in the large number of studies it has undertaken to understand the various dimensions of poverty and human development. SIDBI is an independent financial institution aimed to aid the growth and development of micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSME) in India. Set up on April 2, 1990 through an act of parliament, it was incorporated initially as a wholly owned subsidiary of Industrial Development Bank of India.
We students were accompanied by two teachers Prof. Neeta Dwivedi and Prof.Geetanjali. Morning session was taken by Mr. B.B. Chand and had gone through research works of ISEC .We also had a great opportunity to visit V.K.R.V Rao library and helped us to gain vivid information on research and its allied books. The V.K.R.V. Rao Library has an impressive collection of two lakh titles, 400 microfiche copies of periodicals, official and non-official documents and back volumes of professional journals and periodicals. The V.K.R.V. Rao Library is considered as one of the best reference libraries in social sciences in south India, and the World Bank and several other international organizations have recognized it as a depository library. Recently, with a grant from Government of Karnataka ISEC has started a digital library and a large number of rare books and reports in social sciences have been digitized. We were amazed with wide of medicinal plants in campus that would maintain temperature and keep us fresh.
Afternoon session was taken up by GM of SIDBI Mr. Anadi Sahu and had an interaction about the working of SIDBI .He gone through a brief history on setting up of SIDBI and how it helped people in setting up of industries. He also said that skills should be developed from each individuals and ours ideas and thoughts have its own impact in achieving success in our life was and concluded by criticizing our education system lacks recognizing creativity and we should develop our own ideas through creativity.
Both session helped students to develop thoughts on subjective issues and was able to understand strategies, which government ut up to develop our country.