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Department of Economics

SCES

Activities -2016-17

Sl.no.

Date

Activity

 

1

July 7 2016

‘STARTUP VILLAGE’- its opportunities and functions

Presentation-Aleesha Agnes II DC Economics

2

July 7 2016

Online homemade food services its prospective, opportunities and management.

Key areas of entrepreneurial development, skills and scope of developing online portals in modern scenario.

Guest- Smt.Nandini startup entrepreneur.

 

3

July 21 ,2016

Power point presentation of “Kerala Union Budget ,2016-17

Tara Mohandas ,Ist D.C. Economics

4

July 21 ,2016

Debate on “Fat Tax – pros and cons

I B.A, II B.A & III  B.A

5

August 5 2016

Quiz on current economic affairs

Aishwarya, I DC Economics

6

Aug 11 2016

News paper roundup focusing on economic and business affairs

discussion about the ‘BREXIT’

Smruthy K S of II DC Economics

7

Aug 18 2016

Quiz on current affairs

Maria Shilling of 2nd DC economics.

8

September 8 2016

Group Discussion on “should women be regulated on what they wear?”

Quiz on current economic affairs

I B.A, II B.A & III  B.A

9

October 6 2016

Newspaper roundup and quiz

Ritu Elizabeth Abraham and Monica Sebastian of IInd D C Economics

10

October 14 2016

Book discussion on the famous book “ The law” by Frederick Bastiat and “Foundations of Free society” by Institute of Economic Affairs,London

Centre for Public Policy Research(CPPR)

11

November 11,2016

Debate on demonetisation – its effect on economy

I B.A, II B.A & III  B.A

12

November 18,2016

Power point presentation on “ Monetary policies taken by Urjit Patel”.

Sarita Fernandez, III BA Economics

12

December 2,2016

Group discussion on public policies taken by government

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

13

December 9,2016

Quiz on current affairs with special reference to business and economics.

Tisha ,I BA Economics

14

January13th,2017

Discussion on Paper presentation Format & International Conference Volunteer certificate distribution

I B.A, II B.A & III  B.A


SCES REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2015-16

The first session of SCES for the academic year 2015-16 was held on the 7th of August, 2015. It created a platform for two vibrant debates on the topics ‘Subsidies versus DBT’ and ‘Public investment in railways’.

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The first debate saw a divide between participants who supported subsidies and those who vouched for the effectiveness of DBT. Key points by supporters included accessibility to essential goods for poor households, absence of mis-appropriation of benefits by male members of the family and overall economic feasibilty. Contradicting these statements were points like absence of middle men in the DBT system, prevention of price distortions and undervaluing or over-exploitation of scarce resources.

The second debate impelled the students to compare and contrast the two forms of investment that can drive the Indian Railways. Supporters of public investment recognised the need for providing a basic service like transportation to the common masses and pointed out the significant role that the government aided railway industry had played in India’s development. In opposition to their views, were opinions of degrading quality in infrastructure, management and healthcare services and lack of prompt delivery of the service to the common man.


4/9/2015
Climate change, sustainable development and India’s Green Actions

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The SCES session held on the 4th of September 2015 was conducted by RinithaTharian and Aleesha Agnes of I D.C Economics. The session focused on environment friendly development.

Rinitha handled the topic ‘Climate change and sustainable development’. She briefed on the history of climate change deliberations, the nature of current climate change policies and the impact of reckless development. Aleesha shed light on the energy consumption scenario in India and the implications of a shift in policy from that of carbon subsidy to carbon tax.


Overall the session proved that economic development is always buttressed by wholesome environmental policies.
11/09/2015

Make in India – What to Make In India, Services or Manufacturing?


The SCES session held on the 11th of September 2015 was dealt by Linda Daniel of I D.C Economics. Linda delved into the recent paradigm of thought regarding the scheme of ‘Make In India’. The session sought to understand the scheme of Make in India and further analyse its effects in the secondary and tertiary sectors.

With the help of detailed graphs and statistics, Linda proved the growth triggering nature of the Services sector over that of the Manufacturing sector. It was understood that the Services sector would harbor development if the efforts under Make In India arechannelized towards it.


Through this critical analysis, the audience gained familiarity with the concept of Make in India, and understood the benefits the scheme would potentially bring about in the sectors of the economy.