SAMVAAD 

INTERCOLLEGE GD

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FIRST EDITION

DISCUSSION ON
ECONOMICS OF GIRL EDUCATION

Finance and Investment Cell organized the first session of SAMVAAD in September 2021 under a synergic collaboration with VITT Surajmal.

The students from both the organisations engaged in an active discussion on the topic "Economics of Girl's Education."

GIST OF THE SESSION

Mr. Nishith Prakash, associate professor of economics at the University of Connecticut, graced the occasion and presented his views on the topic. He highlighted the fact that promotion of women's education would directly and indirectly promote the development of the Indian economy, thus, pushing our country towards a better growth and development.

After the chief guest laid the foundation for discussion, the students took the stage and presented their views and ideas on women's education. They further discussed various stimuli that make families eager to get their girls educated and various reasons that deter them to do so.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Nishith Prakash is an associate professor of economics with a joint position with the Department of Economics and the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

 

He earned an honors & masters in economics from DU (India), and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Houston, TX. Professor Prakash is currently a fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School (2019-2021).

He is a Research Fellow at Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), and is also currently serving in the Editorial Board of the journal Economies.

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   CONCLUSION   

Tarush Bhusri and Kartikey Duseja emerged as the best speakers of the first edition of Samvaad.

The event ended on a positive note with great feedback from all the participants.

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SECOND EDITION

DISCUSSION ON
MAKING ECONOMIC RELEVANT TO THE REAL WORLD

The second edition of Samvaad was organised in the month of October 2021, on the topic "The Challenge of Making Economics Relevant To the Real World." where team FIC collaborated with the students of IIT-Delhi and engaged in a rational conversation.

Mr. Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank, graced the occasion and presented his views on the topic.

GIST OF THE SESSION

Mr. Rao, made the session quite interactive as he went on discussing with the students about various aspects of economics and its relation with ground level markets, businesses and consumers.

The students engaged in a fruitful discussion, covering topics such as merits and demerits of economic policies of the last 7 decades, should economic reforms be implemented, where does economics fail to help the poor, the best method to make economics relevant to the common person, etc,.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Mr Vijayendra Rao is a lead economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank, based in Washington DC. His intense research work about the impact of governmental policy at the ground level provides a refreshing insight into the working mechanism of the welfare policies of our country.

 

He effortlessly links prominent social dilemmas with the underlying economic fault lines. His research work is frequently published in the leading economic journals of the world. His genuine concern for the welfare of rural India connects him to his humble beginnings and makes him stand in line with the greatest Developmental Economist from India.

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   CONCLUSION   

Ashwin Kalra and Daksh emerged as the best speakers of the second edition of Samvaad.

The conversation served as a great knowledge bank for the participants and ended on a

positive note with concluding remarks from the moderators.

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THIRD EDITION

THIS JANUARY

The third edition of Samvaad will be organised in the month of January 2022, in collaboration with FIC Hansraj.

OUR COLLABORATIONS

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