The Economics department began the new academic year with the fresher's debate which is an event to welcome the new first year students, to give them a platform to speak on a contemporary economic issue and to involve them in departmental activities right from the start.
The Economics Department organized its annual departmental fest ‘ECOPHORIA’10.
The fest is a one day extravaganza which aims at increasing awareness and directing focus towards important economic decisions through various events. We have participation from students across Delhi University as well as other institutions. 37 colleges had participated in Ecophoria 10.
The fest was inaugurated by Dr Mangala Rai, President of National Academy Of Agricultural Research, Mr. Vipin Saxena, Chief Vigilance Officer in RITES Ltd and Mr. Biraj Patnaik, Principal Advisor to the Supreme Court Commissioner’s on the Right to Food Act followed by a panel discussion on the topic ‘THE NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY ACT-Issues and Challenges’. The panel discussion is very informative and widely appreciated by students and teachers alike.
ECOPHORIA’10 also had events including Kaleidoscope Quiz,Ad-Mad,Model United Nations, Amalgam(Collage Making),Punch lines and Sudoku.
In its 11th year the economics department for the first time introduced the events Economics Debate and Essay Writing, which received a very encouraging response. In debate more than 8 teams had participated and in Essay Writing the response was overwhelming, more than 40 students participated.
In March the Economics Department organized it's annual outstation trip to Rishikesh. The annual trip is a combination of education as well as leisure. The students did a survey of the economy of Rishikesh and its dependence on tourism and the existence of other industries. They also did fun activities like camping, rock climbing and team building games.