2 AHEM. Thou art in LSR. Doing ‘Eco Hons’. B| Need we say anything at all, now?
3 THE JOURNEY BEGINS…The Department of Economics has an enviable reputation as amongst the best at the University of Delhi.The Department encourages analytical thinking and a pragmatic approach to economic problemsGuest lectures by top economists and policymakers broaden our students’ perspectivesThe Department organized the first National Students Symposium, Econvista 2013 on the theme ’Economic Reforms and the Millennium Development Goals’.The Department website is a virtual platform for discussions, updates, news and much more.
5 Ms Anjani KochakEconometrics, Economic theory, Developmental issuesDr Dolly MenonMonetary economics, Development issues and Environment concernsDr Neelam SinghInternational economics, MacroeconomicsMs Neelam J. MalhotraMathematics, EconometricsDr Divya MishraIndian economics, Economic systems
6 Ms Shashi Bala GargMicroeconomics, Mathematics, Public EconomicsDr Anjana SinghMoney and Finance, MacroeconomicsMs Jayshree SahooMoney and Finance, Public Economics, Economic TheoryMs Kakoli BaruaComparative Economic Development, Labour Economics, Agricultural economicsMs Reshmi ChakrabortyEconometrics, Statistics, Law and Economics
7 And The Union President : Charvi Kain (9811545391) Secretary: Anuradha Rao( )Treasurer: Aarushi Kalra( )
8 Cutoffs maybe undergoing inflation, but university scores definitely aren’t. TIP#1
9 Four Year Undergraduate Programme A Brief Outline
10 Course Structure Two Discipline Courses 18 courses & 2 research papers to be completed over eight semesters16 weeks of teaching per semesterExit Options:After two years – DiplomaAfter three years – BachelorAfter four years – Bachelor with Honours
11 DC - I Classes: 14 weeks per semester Field and Project Work: 2 weeks per semesterWeekly schedule:Lectures - 4 periodsTutorials -1 period/subjectClass Presentation (in groups of 8-10) – 1periodEnd Semester Theory Exam (75 m) – 3 hours paperInternal Assessment (25 m)Class Presentation (15 m) *Class Test (10 m) ***Evaluation parameters: Effectiveness in communication, content, Q&A**No reappearance in class testsDC II At the commencement of third semester, DC II and AC will be decided by the college based on availability of teachers and infrastructure
12 DC IIAt the commencement of third semester, DC II and AC will be decided by the college based on availability of teachers and infrastructure
13 FC 5: Language, Lit & Creativity I* FC 5: ENGLISH*For students who did not study Hindi in schoolFC 5: Language, Lit & Creativity I*For students who studied Hindi in schoolFC 6: Science & LifeScience AppreciationFC 7: ITInformation Technology OverviewFoundation Courses
14 Foundation Courses FC 5,6,7 Classes: 14 weeks per semester Field and Project Work: 2 weeks per semesterWeekly schedule:Lectures - 3 periodsClass Presentation (in groups of 8-10) – 1periodEnd Semester Theory Exam (40 m) – 2 hours paperContinual Evaluation of Project Work (35 m)*Integrated Mind Body Heart Course16 weeks per semester, 2 periods a weekfoundation coursesAC 1: Eng/Hindi translation -FC5: English* (students who havnt studied hindi)FC5: Language Lit and creativity – I (students who have done hindi)FC6: Science and lifeFC7: IT
15 Applied Course: Eng/Hindi Translation Classes: 14 weeks per semesterField and Project Work: 2 weeks per semesterWeekly schedule:Lectures - 4 periodsClass Presentation (in groups of 8-10) – 1periodEnd Semester Theory Exam (40 m) – 2 hours paperContinual Evaluation of Project Work (35 m)
16 Pass marks are 40% but.. For the sky is just the beginning To reach these great heights, the formula is as follows!
17 TIP#2People respond to incentives. Hence, the invention of attendance registers.PS. Remember your magic number.
20 Attendance Requirements 2/3rd Attendance required in lectures, tutorials, practicals and presentations or student is not allowed to sit for end semester examAbsence due to involvement in NCC/NSS/NSO/ECA activities approved by the college may be compensated. However this shall not exceed 1/3rd of total no. of lectures, tutorials, practicals and presentations.Attendance will be uploaded monthly for verificationDisciplineDifferently abled – considerate behavior REACH EOCNo screaming in corridors – in café, common room you can:PSilence in classPass mark is 40 but our aim is 100.Get up and wish teachers
21 Golden RulesRagging is strictly prohibited and is a punishable offence under the Supreme Court directiveIf class begins at 8:45, it means 8:45:00! Lateness isn’t allowed!Screaming in corridors and in classrooms is strictly prohibited :PGreeting teachers and staff would be much appreciated!Be sensitive to the needs of differently abled friends :)
22 BURY YOURSELF IN BOOKS@LIBRARY First Floor: Reference Section or “RefSec”Ground Floor: LibraryCyber Café adjacent to Café
23 Facilities: The Library Well stocked library for books and journalsDigitalised : Journals, articles, books can be accessed online in the libraryBooks can be issued from the stacks for one weekFrom T section, books can be issued overnightBookbank – three books at a time issued for a semesterSeparate detailed library orientation will follow
24 Once you reach these great heights, there are rewards!
25 ScholarshipsDepartment scholarship- Dr Saroj Gupta Memorial ScholarshipFormer distinguished facultyPreceded by a lecture on contemporary topicsAward for excellence in academicsA number of scholarships and freeships are available at college level. (KPMG etc)Contact Prof Ruksana Shroff Student Welfare Advisor
26 THINGS TO DO WHEN NOT BURIED IN BOOKS* * Conditions Apply
27 TIP#3Thick readings, 9 to 5 classes, back to back lectures, club meetings, guest talks, Ecofests…Oh wait. Aren’t we all dead in the long run?
28 JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES: BAAP OF MODERN MACROECONOMICS
30 Department Activities Annual Economics Journal - Ecolloquial
31 Department Activities - Online Student websiteFacebook Group
32 Keep Updated and Stay Connected Attend the College Morning Assembly – An integral part of the College experience to make you a proud member of the LSR Community and to imbibe the College ethos. Its a major platform to showcase the versatility of the students and a great way to keep up with the day to day happenings of the College.
33 Department ClubsECON-WHIZ CLUBBDR CLUBBEYOND THE CLASSROOM
34 ECON-WHIZ CLUBConducting workshops to train members for participation in Economics related events like Paper presentation, Quiz, MockStocks etcCoordinatorsOsheen TripathiRhea KhoslaSharvanee SaundaryaAdwitiya DattaRay
35 BOOK & DOCUMENTARY REVIEW CLUB CoordinatorsVedika AgarwalLavanya BhamidipatiSharduli RaghavendraVrinda MittalSushmitha NaiduGargi RaoReviewing various documentaries, articles in order to discuss important economic events – current and past.
36 BEYOND THE CLASSROOM INITIATIVE CoordinatorsPriyanka RoychoudhuryNilofer RaoKavya SaxenaShubhika JainCombining the theoretical knowledge gained within the four walls of the classroom with its practical implementation and use in the real world.BTC organizes trips to major corporates, government organizations and other institutions relevant to the field of economics which enable students to gain a first hand experience.
37 ECONVISTA: National Students Symposium Flagship event of the department2 day National Students Symposium2013 theme- ‘Economic Reforms and the Millennium Development Goals’Sees participation from colleges in DU and across the countryEntirely organized and coordinated by teams formed within the department
38 AchievementsNumerous laurels and awards give weight to the enviable reputation of the Economics Department, LSR.The First National Students Symposium, Econvista (March 2013), which evolved from the Annual Economics Festival, Equipoise.International Autumn School (November 2011) in partnership with the Heinrich Boll FoundationStudents of the Department have also won awards at various National level Economics Festivals.Every year, several of its students get selected in top graduate programs of Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and several top MBA institutes.Excellent placements through the LSR Placement Cell.
39 That was food for thought. Now how about some REAL food?
40 #1: Erm, Let’s Eat? POP: Café GK I M Block Kailash Colony Market ALT: Nescafe stallBombay Bhelpuri WaalaNational Park Momos
44 THE LSR CAFE Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t ignore ‘em. Love me or hate me, you can’t ignore meow!!!
45 ‘THE ALTERNATIVES PART I’: NESCAFE STALL Cappucino, Latte, Macchiato, Hot Chocolate, Nesquik anyone?Maggi and Pasta: The Hot Favorites on cold winter mornings
46 ‘THE ALTERNATIVES PART II’: Bhelpuri Bhaiya Rs 20 per lip-smackin’ relief between classes
47 #2: SOCIETIES@LSR Prakriti HIVE Projekt ENACTUS : SIFE Interface Public Speaking Soc DanceSoc IMS & WMS DramSoc ExpressionsPrakriti HIVE Projekt ENACTUS : SIFE Interface
48 #3: CELLS@LSR REACH WDC Dhyana Placement Cell Alumna Cell E-Cell NOTE: Meghna Jain from Reach will talk about the DIFFERENTLY ABLED.Aruneema and Vidhi from PCELL will talk about Placements
49 Let’s celebrate our distinguished alumna! LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST...Let’s celebrate our distinguished alumna!
50 Prominent ELSAs from the Department of Economics OUR LEGACYProminent ELSAs from the Department of Economics
51 Our Distinguished Alumna Gita Gopinath is Professor of Economics at Harvard University. She received her Ph.D from Princeton University. When French President François Hollande unveiled a plan in November for a business tax credit and higher sales taxes as a way to revive the economy, he was implementing an idea championed by our very own ELSA. Her strategies for the Euro Zone have been proclaimed “very influential”
52 Our Distinguished Alumna Naina Lal Kidwai is currently the Country Head at HSBC India. "I remember my three eventful years in LSR with joy. LSR gave me a firm grounding in Economics which has stood me in good stead till date. An active involvement with debates and plays and inter college events, Student council activities as Secretary and then President of the LSR Students' Union and the friends and relationships cemented through those years comprise the invaluable memories I carry with me. It is great to see the college improve its rankings and position."
53 Our Distinguished Alumna Vinita Bali is the Managing Director of Britannia Industries Ltd. We take deep pride in recognising her outstanding contribution to the field of business and industry. For her courage in taking up the most challenging ventures and scripting success stories; For her energizing innovativeness in changing business models; For her pioneering spirit that refused to accept the existence of any glass ceiling.
54 Our Distinguished Alumna Usha Thorat served as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from November 10, 2005 to November 8, Prior to this she was the executive Director of the RBI With vast experience in banking and finance her proficiency has been internationally acknowledged.
55 Our Distinguished Alumna Justice Gita Mittal is a sitting Judge of the Delhi High Court. A student of Economics she was also the President of the College Sports Union. Her landmark judgement in the 1984 Sikh Riots case won her much acclaim from Human Rights organisations around the world and is a true testimony of her courage and legal acumen. Her assertion that, ".....it is the responsibility of the State to safeguard the life and liberty of an individual from mob violence", resulted in several persons injured during the riots getting compensation
56 Our Distinguished Alumna Anjali Bhardwaj is the founder of Satark Nagrik Sangathan, a Delhi-based citizens' group committed to promoting accountability in government functioning. She believes that the biggest hurdle in the way of effective development is the fact that public funds never reach the intended beneficiaries. Till date, Anjali has succeeded in helping residents of both low-income slum settlements and higher-income colonies access records of several departments like the MCD, Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Police and the DDA.
57 The Road Ahead for ELSAs… EconomicsDSEISIJNUTISSIGIDROxford, Cambridge, LSEYaleManagementIIMsXLRIFMSMICAISBPlacementsMcKinseyDeutsche BankBCCGooglePWCE&YTeach for IndiaIdinsight
58 TIP#4 Be nice to Rinku Bhaiya. He saves lives. Most important person in the college! :D
59 Other important people FACULTY:HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Ms Anjani KochakADVISOR, STUDENTS WELFARE: Ms Ruksana ShroffLibrary: Wll stocked lib for books and journalsDigitalisedJournals, articles, books can be accessed online in the libraryBooks can be issued can from the stacks for one weekFrom T section, overnightBookbank – three at a time issued for a semesterSeparate library orientation will follow
60 CONTACT US EMAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE:The Department Board and Faceook group (The Economics Department, LSR) also carry notices and updates.