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.