Society & Activities

The Economics Society is named Epitome. All students, as well as the faculty of the Department are members of this society . Epitome has a well-structured student council who are responsible for conducting all events of the department throughout the year. Epitome is primarily a student driven society though the faculty guides and mentor the students constantly.

Though each year the society organises freshers welcome and farewell, the highlight of the society is conducting the annual inter- college festival ‘Pareto’. Named after the very famous Economist Vilfredo Pareto, the festival provides a vital platform to students across institutions in Delhi to participate and compete in various events. Events like quiz, ad mad, business plan, group discussion, etc. are organised to bring alive elements of economics in activities that involve skills and wits.

Every year, distinguished guests are invited at the inaugural ceremony. The inauguration is then followed by lecture by eminent speakers. The later part of the programme comprises various competitive events designed to test the economic knowledge among students. The faculty and students of the Department of Economics work together tirelessly every year to come up with riveting exposition of mind and matter. 

Webinar on ‘Union Budget 2021: Macroeconomic Impact and Employment Issue’

EPITOME, The Economics Society of Shivaji College organized a webinar on 25th February 2021 at 2:30 P.M. on Zoom Platform, with Dr.Sunil Ashra as the guest speaker. Dr. Sunil Ashra is a Professor of Economics at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana. He holds a PhD degree in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India. The Webinar was organized with the objective of educating and providing the students insights into Union Budget and its macroeconomic impact and employment issue. The webinar started with the Principal’s address followed by a brief introduction ofthe theme of the webinar and the speaker.

Prof. Ashra gave an insightful overview of the Union Budget 2021-22 and examined the demand side and supply side implications of the Union Budget across various sectors. He also gave a brief review of the extent of the economic downfall precipitated by the Pandemic and the slowdown that persisted pre Pandemic. Taking note of the huge knock on the employment front and its potential knock on effect on various arms of the economy, he stressed on employment boosting policies as the need of the hour. The Speaker presented an insightful critical analysis of the stated goals and objectives of the Budget and the potential frictions that may arise in achieving those goals in reality. The discussion was followed by a round of Q and A, where the students participated enthusiastically by asking a spectrum of thought-provoking questions, with questions ranging from the role of agriculture to the impact of disinvestment and privatization of various Public Sector Undertakings and had a riveting discussion with the speaker. The webinar concluded with a formal vote of thanks by the Teacher- in- Charge, Ms. Anshu Chopra.

Department of Economics organised a webinar on “Pandemic and the Indian Resilience” on May 18, 2020, at 1:30 PM. Mr. Aniruddha Sen, Corporate SVP-WNS Global Services (P) Ltd, was the invited speaker at the event. Mr. Sen while mentioning the crisis the world is grappling with focused on how India can emerge out of this pandemic as a victor, and was of the view that COVID 19 is different from previous pandemics in terms of spread, mortality and recovery.

EPITOME, The Economics Society of Shivaji College organised a webinar on April 30, 2020 at 12 noon. The topic of the webinar was “Monetary and Fiscal Responses to COVID 19”. The speaker for the webinar was Dr. Lekha Chakraborty, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. It was attended by more than 150 participants including students and faculty members of Shivaji College and other colleges of University of Delhi. A few faculty members from outside University of Delhi also participated in this webinar.

Talk by Dr. Parag Waknis, Ambedkar University Delhi
Dr. Rohit Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru University

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