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1 SYMBIOSIS SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS... Creating Equilibrium PLACEMENT BROCHURE

2 Contents From the Director's Desk 03 Symbiosis School of Economics 04 M.Sc. Economics Program 06 Specializations 08 Student Profiles 09 M.Sc. Economics Development Studies 22 Student Profiles 23 M.Sc. Economics Urban Development 32 Student Profiles 33 Why Recruit Us? 40 Guest Lectures & Symposiums 42 Faculty 45 Past Recruiters 46 Internships 47

3 From the Director's Desk Dear Recruiters, It gives me immense pleasure to introduce to you the graduating M.Sc. Economics class of 2018! While we have commenced our journey with a Masters programme in 2011, we at SSE are confident that we have left the Symbiosis stamp of quality education on our students. This is an outcome of the efforts of our dynamic, committed and experienced faculty members who are the backbone of our institute. We strive to ensure that the environment at SSE remains committed to academic excellence and intellectual freedom. We provide our students with an education that empowers them with knowledge, familiarizes them with analytical skills and encourages them to be adaptable and result oriented. The course requires discipline and is demanding, but gives plenty of scope for creativity, originality and student initiatives. The students are sensitized to different cultures as they are drawn from various parts of India and the world. We believe that the graduates from SSE will be pragmatic professionals, competent decision and policy makers while also being sensitive human beings. They will be capable of providing an integrated framework to various economic issues, and all other concerns needed to be addressed at the micro, macro and global levels. It is my privilege to invite you for placements at Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune. We look forward to a mutually beneficial, and a long-term collaborative relationship. Warm Regards, Dr. Jyoti Chandiramani Director, Symbiosis School of Economics 03

4 Symbiosis School of Economics... Creating Equilibrium About SSE Established in 2008,Symbiosis School of Economics is a young, vibrant and rapidly growing institution, with a demonstrable record of success. SSE is a niche institute seeking to develop intellectual discipline, critical and analytical assessment which will result in rational thinking along with an understanding of the need for constrained optimization and a strong urge to strive towards achieving equilibrium. We at SSE, achieve these goals in an educational environment committed to excellence and academic freedom. Higher education is critical to successful economic development and quality of life. SSE offers graduate and postgraduate programs in Economics within which students develop the intellectual and professional competencies for successful life and work leadership. The course content is rigorous and the approach is descriptive as well as investigative; it connects the students with every aspect of economic life through various facets the micro, the macro and the global setups. It is our endeavour to create a class of students who will be capable of including innovations and pragmatism into problem solving in these very spheres. With its interdisciplinary flavour, the curricula prepare students for careers in banks, financial institutions, media and communication, Government, academia and so on. Despite the demanding environment, there is ample scope for creativity, originality and student Initiatives. It is a journey of academic pursuits, which will be ever evolving including different perspectives from varied stakeholders, making our courses increasingly relevant and meaningful. Program Highlights Continuous assessment through internal and external assessments - providing opportunity for classroom participation, innovative assessments besides semester end examinations and class tests Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities through eleven active clubs. Suitable infrastructure and facilities: ICT enabled lecture rooms, Library, Wi-Fi enabled campus, a well-equipped Gymnasium, Canteen, Health Care Centre, Auditorium, Hostel Accommodation and ICT Centre. Unique International Collaborations: SSE through the Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) The Centre for Academic Writing supports students in writing essays, papers and reports of various types. It also publishes an annual journal - Oeconomica Scriptisthat is a compilation of outstanding academic writing. The Centre for Quantitative Learning and Applications facilitates advanced level data analysis and statistical software training (SPSS, STATA, R and other statistical and econometric software) for the students. Rigorous and ever evolving curriculum 04

5 Faculty and students have access to Online Databases and academic repositories like JStor, Indiastat, CMIE Prowess, Economic and Political Weekly and so on. Faculty through membership of different committees contribute to the growth of the institute. Research at SSE Faculty at SSE are involved in research in various fields. Students are encouraged to assist on research projects to enhance their learning and research experience. Urban Development Faculty at SSE have been actively and consciously engaging with researchers, practitioners and academicians over the last few years and developed an informal shared network on various issues, pertaining to the urban agenda. SSE looks forward to starting an Urban Development Centre with the objective to have a focused approach to urban issues, which provides the necessary leverage to implement strategic interventions, test its efficacy and re-orient future responses through outcome measurement/evaluation. The identified focal themes include Governance, Transport, Poverty, Basic Services for Urban Poor (Slums & Housing in Slums) and Urban Finance. Sustainable Development- Faculty researching in this area are exploring how innovation and technology could play a pivotal role in sustainable development. They are also investigating the implications of linkages between FDI, international trade, innovation and the behavioural pattern of skilful human development. Emerging Economies The changing dynamics of the world economy in favour of emerging economies and the increasing knowledge pool and information on these economies are going to be instrumental in radically transforming the global economy and sociopolitical dynamics, by giving rise to new solutions through research insights for a better understanding of how markets, institutions and technologies will interact in the near future. SSE has a research thrust area for Emerging Economies in order to establish research and consulting linkages between the Government, corporate, researchers and think tanks. Behavioural and Experimental Economics SSE faculty have been working closely with corporate organizations to approach challenges in the HR and Marketing spaces, using Behavioural economics. Faculty research in experimental economics is aimed towards examining how various aspects of identity and institutions influence decision making by conducting experiments and applying relevant econometric analysis. 05

6 M.Sc. Economics Program The M.Sc. Economics programme is interdisciplinary. The programme seeks to develop intellectual discipline, critical and analytical thinking with a view to groom passionate individuals capable of taking up responsibility. We have a highly rigorous and relevant curriculum, catering to the dynamic nature of global markets. We, at SSE, strive hard to create an enabling framework to facilitate the smooth translation of skills to jobs. We select the best students from the applicant pool and provide them with a platform where their skills are put to test. To safeguard the efficacy of the program, SSE has a highly comprehensive screening process. This induction criterion serves as a filter to enrol the best candidates across different disciplines with proven excellence not just in academia but also in extracurricular activities. We have an eclectic mix of student backgrounds ranging from economics, commerce, mathematics, statistics, management, and marketing. This diversified student base brings to the table a broad set of ideas, innovations and a broad framework of dynamic iterations. This talented student community, together with the knowledge ethic imbibed at SSE ensures that students are prepared to take on roles as managers, economists, statisticians, analysts and entrepreneurs. SSE adopts innovative and proactive methods of pedagogy with emphasis on holistic developments of individuals. The coursework has been designed to acclimatize students to the rigors of a highly competitive workplace. Inherent with the coursework is a system of Continuous Evaluation (CE) that provides critical evaluation of a candidate's performance from time to time. The curricula places a lot of importance on intensive application based research and analysis. Further, to strengthen the skill set, the students undergo workshops where they are trained to handle and implement data packages and software like SPSS, STATA and R. As part of the course, all students are required to complete a two month Industry Internship. The objective of the internship is to give students the opportunity to experience real world applications of theories they have studied. At the end of the two years students are well prepared to face the challenges of academia, research, business and industry requirements. 06

7 Independence Day Celebration at SSE Release of Public Affairs Index at SSE 07

8 Specializations M.Sc. Economics International Trade The specialization in International Trade broadly explores the principles of economics related to the causes and effects of trade beyond geographical and political boundaries. This, in turn, explains the patterns and consequences of transactions and interactions between the inhabitants of different countries, including trade, investment and migration and other factors. Parts of the specialization also involve investigating the consequences of trade activities on economies in perspectives of resources, preferences and institutions. This specialization module highlights the angles of politico-economic policy variables on world economies, as well, particularly in the post-globalized era. Course Structure Course Titles Credits Advance Microeconomics - I 4 Advance Microeconomics - II 4 Advance Macroeconomics - I 4 Advance Macroeconomics - II 4 Mathematical Economics 4 Advance Econometrics - I 4 Advance Econometrics - II 4 Economic Growth Theory 4 Public Economics 4 Research Methodology & Packages 6 Pure Theory of Trade 4 International Trade Policy 4 Foreign Capital, Labour Market and Development 4 Trade and Environment 4 Industry Internship 7 Multinational Trade Procedures and Laws 4 International Organizations and Regional Co-operation in Trade 4 International Capital Market and Finance 4 08

9 International Trade AMOD MAHAGAONKAR Garware College of Commerce, Pune (Savitribai Phule Pune University) Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune Goods and Service Tax (GST), Rural Infrastructure ARUNIMA MALIK Other Internships: Gargi College, University of Delhi Research & Information System (RIS), New Delhi Consumers India, Institute of Economic Growth Analysis of trade indices of India with other neighboring countries. 09

10 AYUSH AGARWAL Bhavanipur Education Society College, Kolkata Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi Financial Sources for NBFC's. DEBARATI MITRA ROY Other Internships: Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta HDFC Bank House, Mumbai Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune Finance, Risk Management, Data Analytics, Monetary Policy of India, Inflation in India and GST and implication. 10

11 DIVYA NAGARAJ Other Internships: Work Experience: Ness Wadia College of Commerce (Savitribai Phule Pune University) Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, Metro Accounting Centre of Excellence Comparing Census & NSSO figures in terms of labor force participation, distribution of education & employment in India Financial Accountant, AMB & Co., Pune & Research Support Associate, Kingfish Group, Pune GAURAV CHOPRA Other Internships: MIT Pune, (Savitribai Phule Pune University) Ernst & Young, Mumbai National Institute of Bank Management, Pune Risk Management, Investment Security Models, Cyber-Insurance Pricing and Modelling, Cost Benefit Analysis, Behavioural Economics 11

12 HIMADRI BHATIA University Maharani College, Jaipur Willis Towers Watson, Delhi Analysis of Indian Gratuity and Leave valuation MEENAKSHI NARAYANAN (Weikfield Scholar) Other Internships: International College for Girls, Jaipur Takshashila Institute, Bangalore Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending pattern in India 12

13 MOHONA TARAFDAR Shri Shikshayatan College, University of Calcutta Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune Cross Country Sectoral Modeling of Gender Bias MRUNAL SHAHADE Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce. Savitribai Phule Pune University. Centre for Experimental and Behavioral Economics, SSE, Pune Behavioral Economics 13

14 PRACHI GUPTA Other Internships: Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi Indian Oil, R&D center, Faridabad ConquerEM (Emerging Markets), New Delhi Financial feasibility of a Solar Plant and its Economical Costing PRAGYA JAIN Other Internships: Amity School of Economics, Amity University Noida Axis Bank, Rajnagar, Ghaziabad Union Bank of India, Ghaziabad Knowledge of customers about digitization in banking and analyzing the audit files in bank 14

15 PULKITA GUPTA Other Internships: Satyawati College (Evening), University of Delhi CITD Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi Indian Economic Growth, Delhi Gravity Model; RTAs; Trade RASHMI SHARMA Other Internships: Ramjas College; University of Delhi Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mumbai Regional Office Internships at Seva Mandir, Talent Metrix Foreign Exchange, Current and Capital Accounts, System Software uses within RBI, and FEMA Act,

16 REETAMA DAS Other Internships: St.Joseph's College, Bengaluru IDBI Bank, Kolkata (Eastern Zonal Office) Intern at Microsoft, AIESEC, Headstreams (NGO), Bengaluru Trade Finance, GST an overview and Impact of Liberalization on India RESHMA PRABHU Other Internships: Amity School of Economics, Noida NITI Aayog, New Delhi Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, Gurgaon Energy consumption & Economic Growth, Food Preferences - An Economic Indicator, Impact of GST on Indian Economy

17 REVA GOGTE Other Internships: Fergusson College, Savitribai Phule Pune University Wealth Managers (India) Private Limited, Pune Chroma Energy, Pune Cycle Clock Investing SAKSHI TANEJA Other Internships: Dayal Bagh Educational Institute, Agra Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Delhi Pluss, Gurgaon & Axis Bank, Agra Energy sector in India 17

18 SANYA ALAGH Other Internships: Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi HCL Enterprise, Noida Citi Ventures, Doctors without Borders (MSF) and Indian Economic Growth Budget Analysis using Excel, SOP Designing and Research work on Abolition of Foreign Investment Promotion Board in India SEMREN SINGH Christ University, Bangalore Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune Inflationary Causes in India 18

19 SHUBHAM SINHA St. Xavier's College, Ranchi University Fareye, Robotics and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., Delhi Market Research and Analysis of Retail and Logistics Industry SREEPARNA SEN Other Internships: Jogamaya Devi College, University of Calcutta Ernst & Young, Gurgaon Tata Steel, SBI Capital Markets Ltd., Outlook India, Netscribes India Pvt. Ltd. Data analytics using Alteryx, Market Research, Trend analysis, Insurance data analysis to identify potential clients. 19

20 SURBHI JALAN St. Xavier's College, Ranchi University Suzlon One Earth, Pune Trade Finance, Designing SOP's TANVI AHUJA Other Internships: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi Radon Media - A Digital Intelligence Agency Digital Analytics & Financial Sources for NBFC's 20

21 TAPABRATA DUTTA Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GOI) Multilateral and Bilateral Cooperation of India, Enhancing development cooperation through various modalities and intensive economic policy dialogue, data analysis of sanctions made by GOI. UTKARSH KUMAR St Xavier's College, Ranchi Institute for Human Development (under ICSSR), Ranchi MNREGA (CFT & DOBHA), State Vision Document for NITI Aayog, Economic Survey-Jharkhand and Self Employed Women's association. 21

22 M.Sc. Economics Development Studies Development Studies include the broad areas of economics that explore the causes, needs and processes of development in low-income countries. It also involves the study of the structural change phenomena caused by the advancements that these economies witness in the course of their growth process. The specialization focuses on theories and methods, both spatial and temporal, which help in forming policies at the domestic and international levels to achieve optimal social ends. The module also concentrates on certain aspects and issues of economic development across post-war periods, spanning right up to the liberalized and globalized new world economies. It is geared towards a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses social and political angles, other than pure economic concerns. Course Structure Course Titles Credits Advance Microeconomics - I 4 Advance Microeconomics - II 4 Advance Macroeconomics - I 4 Advance Macroeconomics - II 4 Mathematical Economics 4 Advance Econometrics - I 4 Advance Econometrics - II 4 Economic Growth Theory 4 Public Economics 4 Research Methodology & Packages 6 Theories, Models of Development and Distribution 4 Market & Institutional Framework of Development 4 Trade, Aid and Development 4 Urban Economic Development 4 Industry Internship 7 Development Experience 4 Rural Development 4 Human Development 4 22

23 ARYA NAMBOOTHIRIPAD Summer internship: Other internships: St. Joseph's College, Bangalore (Autonomous) National institute of Advanced Studies Indian Express (Advertising Department) Financial inclusion in rural Karnataka BHAVYA SACHDEVA Summer internship: Other internships: Satyawati College, University of Delhi Invest India and United Nations Development Programme Deloitte and SEWA Bharat FDI strategies in Rajasthan and implementation strategies of PMAY-G 23

24 DEVIKA PANSE Summer internship: Brihan Maharashtra College Of Commerce, Pune; Savitribai Phule Pune University Dun&Bradstreet, Mumbai Trade and Shipping logistics, Macroeconomics, Social Policy JASMIN SHARMA Summer internship: St. Xavier's College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Seva Mandir, Udaipur Quality of service delivery of TBAs in antenatal and post-natal care of mothers and Preference of home delivery over institutional delivery. 24

25 MANASA KIRTHANA A Summer internship: Other internships: Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum Aarthika Financial Solutions, Hyderabad Privatisation of Education in India. MEERA SHANKAR Summer internship: Other internships: Madras Christian College, Chennai Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited, Chennai Cholamandalam Securities Limited, Chennai Microfinance, financial inclusion, banking. 25

26 OJASWI RAO Summer internship: Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai IndiaSpend, Mumbai Education and health sector in India, data analytics PANKUSH EVRA Summer internship: Punjab University, Chandigarh Transpooler, Egypt Inequality, Environment, Climate Change, Poverty. 26

27 PARUL SATIJA Summer internship: Other internships: Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi Participatory Research in Asia, New Delhi Bakul Foundation (SMILE Internship,Pravah), Bhubaneshwar (June'14-July'14) Make A Difference, Delhi and Pune (July'12- Till date) Local Governance, State Finance Commission PRISCILLA AO KHARGA Summer internship: Patkai Christian College Dasra, Mumbai 27

28 RUJUTA MILIND JOSHI Summer internship: S.P.College, Pune (Savitribai Phule Pune University) Science and technology park, Pune. SHIVANGI BHADURI Summer internship: Other internships: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Centre for Experimental and Behavioural Economics, SSE, Pune Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore Behavioural Economics, Econometrics. 28

29 SREEKUTTY M B Summer internship: Other internships: P.S.G. College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum Eastern Condiments Pvt.Ltd., Kochi Ageing SUBHODEEP BASU Summer internship: Other internships: Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta National Institute of Advance Studies (IISc) Bangalore Goeman Bind HTO,Gurugram. G.S.T DOST, Kolkata. China's Aid Diplomacy Program around India's neighbourhood and Chinese Grand Strategy behind it. 29

30 SOFIA SUSAN MATHEW Summer internship: Other internships: Madras Christian College Institute for Sustainable Development and Governance, Trivandrum Finalmile Consulting, Mumbai Gender budgeting in India (with focus on Kerala), Financial Inclusion using behavioural solutions. SUKANYA DAS GUPTA Summer internship: Other internships: Work experience: Duration: Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune Tech Mahindra, Pune Intern at Accurate Equity, NABARD, Exide Life Insurance, NanoBI Analytics (Bangalore) Equity compensation, Microfinance, Actuarial Sciences, Econometrics and Analytics Research Analyst at Singapore based start up Tookitaki Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 1 year 30

31 TANIA TERESA MATHEWS Summer internship: Other internships: St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai; University of Mumbai Intercultural Resources (Delhi) in collaboration with YUVA Mumbai Intern under Professor Janki Andharia, Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Habitat and Livelihood Studies; Urban development; Community organisation and micro finance; Gender Studies YASHNA ANAND SINGH Summer internship: Other internships: Amity School of Economics, Amity University, Noida Participatory Research in Asia, New Delhi Aakriti Dwellings Pvt. Ltd. Rapid Action Learning Units under Swachh Bharat Mission. 31

32 M.Sc. Economics Urban Development Urban Studies across the country has largely been considered a technical field of study involving constructing and designing urban spaces, largely looking past critical economic factors. Symbiosis School of Economics has developed a course on Urban Development that takes into account economic and socioeconomic factors of urbanization and incorporates other aspects of urban space as well. Globally, the significance of sustainable development has emphasized the need for experts of th different backgrounds to work together to build sustainable cities, which is also the 11 Goal of the Sustainable Development Goals listed by the United Nations. The course is interdisciplinary in its approach. Students are exposed to technically grounded subjects like Geographic Information System (GIS), the importance of financial management and governance at ULBs, studying of energy, water and sanitation resources in the nation and the need to bring down urban poverty.understanding the spread of land in urban areas and planning urban spaces accordingly is the key focus of the course. Course Structure Course Titles Credits Advance Microeconomics - I 4 Advance Microeconomics - II 4 Advance Macroeconomics - I 4 Advance Macroeconomics - II 4 Mathematical Economics 4 Advance Econometrics - I 4 Advance Econometrics - II 4 Economic Growth Theory 4 Public Economics 4 Research Methodology & Packages 6 Urban Governance 2 Urban Demography 2 Urban Land Economics 2 Urban Planning& Development 2 Urban Finance 4 GIS concepts and Spatial Database for Urban Planning 2 32

33 Urban Development Experiences 4 Urban Poverty, Migration and Sustainable Livelihoods 4 Industry Internship 7 Elective (Choose any three) Urban Mobility 2 Urban Energy and Environment 2 Urban Solid Waste Management 2 Urban Water & Sanitation 2 Student Profiles ANAND KRISHNA Madras Christian College, University of Madras Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, Bengaluru Urban Finance, Urban Governance and Policy 33

34 ANJALI SWAMINATHAN Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Savitribai Phule Pune University National Institute of Advanced Studies (IISC), Bangalore RBI's Program on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Economic Issues ANMOL JAIN Other Internships: P.G.D.A.V. College, University of Delhi National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi. Blood Connect Foundation (Aug'15- Aug'17), New Delhi; Routofy Services Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi (Mar'15-May'15) Urban Migration, Urban Finance & Urban Transportation. 34

35 ARCHANA M V Other Internships: Duration: Christ University, Bangalore Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC), Bangalore Harmonise Consol Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore (April May 2013); Research Intern, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi (September March 2016) Mobility and Transportation, Urban Governance and Participatory democracy, Inclusive urban development Work Experience: Analyst, Corporate Services and Real Estate Department, Goldman Sachs, Bangalore 15 Months SUSHANT VASISHTA NMIMSUniversity, Mumbai National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi Urban Governance and Public Policy 35

36 HARI NILESH Jain University, Bangalore National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi. Urban Migration, Housing, Social and Political inclusion of marginalized groups in urban areas BHAVANI K MASILLAMANI Other Internships: Work Experience: Duration: University of Madras Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, IIT Madras, Chennai IDFC Bank Limited, Mumbai Peri-urban research, climate change, sustainable development in urban areas Articled Assistant at PKF Sridhar & Santhanam, Chennai 3 years 36

37 NAMRATA SHINDE M.I.T., Pune Pune Metropolitan Region Authority (PMRDA) Urbanization Policies for Maharashtra RUTWIK RAO Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Savitribai Phule Pune University Valuenotes Strategic Intelligence Pvt. Ltd., Pune Creating market study designs and competitor intelligence reports across different verticals. 37

38 LAKSHMI PRIYA Other Internships: St. Joseph's College, Devagiri, Calicut Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum BNP Paribas Geojit, Kochi Migration patterns, demography and the problem of aging in Kerala PASARI SHREYA KUNTAL Other Internships: The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi. Internship at 2Coms consultancy 1. Basic Services, Migration, Housing, Social and Political Inclusion of urban poor and marginalized groups. 2. Export Price Elasticity of Gems and Jewelry Industry in India. 3. Pricing Strategies of Telecom Industry. 4. Digital Marketing 38

39 NUTAN LELE Other Internships: Symbiosis School of Economics, Symbiosis International University, Pune Centre for Experimental and Behavioral Economics, SSE, Pune Intern at Y.A. Divekar & Associates, Pune Urban planning and development Women's studies SONAM DORJI Work Experience: Duration: Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal Royal Monetary Authority, Bhutan Urban Development Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, Bhutan 4 Years 39

40 Why Recruit Us? Economics, a social science and highly inter-disciplinary subject still remains one of the most sought after courses by recruiters in both the corporate and research arena. At SSE we believe that a mere theoretical understanding of the subject will not enable any of the stakeholders- students, professors and the institution as a whole, to grow. Thus our aim is to inculcate the right 'skills' and 'attitude' in the students who will become policy makers in the future. The MSc. Program provides our students opportunities to develop employable skills through the following dimensions of the course: Evaluation: An example of how we ensure that traditional economics and coursework taught can be interpreted by students in the real world scenario is through our rigorous internal evaluation systems. This internal evaluation consists of research papers, assignments, presentations and quiz. Each component carries equal importance in judging student's originality, creativity and most importantly their ability to apply what they have learnt. Research: Research and development is a core component of any modern day business/industry. Students undergo a rigorous research methodology course that augments their abilities as a researcher. The research papers and assignments along with internships undertaken by the students provides them with a better understanding of the global economic scenario and issues and also make them more capable in performing tasks in an efficacious manner. Data Analysis: The technical skill sets acquired by the students through the course of the programme, which comprises of time series analysis, modeling,forecasting and the use of various software provides them with the opportunity to handle the strenuous task of analyzing the large pool of economic data. Policy Analysis: The economic indicators governing the market forces of the country are influenced by the decisions taken by policy makers. The Students are equipped with the required knowledge of understanding the market forces and subsequent effects of the policies on the economy. 40

41 Why Recruit Us? Economic Journalism: The various clubs and cultural events of the college provide a platform for the students to the voice their opinions on the economic scenario and issues through debates, group discussions and various new media instruments such as podcasts, presentations and short films. Many of students undertake internships in the field of economic journalism. Thus the students are able to paint an unbiased and informative picture of various economic changes and policy effects that take place worldwide. Development Sector: The institute offers a rigorous and comprehensive course on Development Economics which facilitates a clear understanding of the economics behind the working of the development sector and the various problems faced in that area. The wide work experiences of the faculty from different areas of the development sector further gives a first-hand account of the way things work in these areas, providing a clear and authentic perspective of the work life in the development sector. Given the exhaustive course, an excellent faculty as well as the experiences gained by interning in a diverse range of organisations both in the public and private sectors, students are well prepared for work in the government as well as non- government organisations in the development sector, urban economic development, research institutes and think tanks, corporate social governance and policy making. We look forward for your support and invite you to be part of the campus placement. 41

42 Guest Lectures & Symposiums Seminars & Workshops Name of the Speaker Mrs. Vasundhara Sen, Adjunct Faculty, SCMHRD Mr Gadgil Mr. T P Sing Mr. Prashant Pansare Topic Workshop on Smart Cities Urban Transport Governance GIS & Economics Big Data & Analytics 42

43 Guest Lectures & Symposiums Guest Lectures Name of the Speaker Dr. Indradeep Ghosh - PhD (Economics) MIT Mr. Arun Nathani - CEO & MD Cybage, Pune Dr. Urvashi Rathod - Head SCRI, SIU Mr. Mahesh Zagade, CEO - PMRDA Mr. Pradeep Lokhande, Social Entreprenuer Dr. Amitabh Kundu, Retired professor, JNU Dr Isher Judge Ahuluwalia, Chairperson Board of Governors, ICRIER Dr. Parthasrathy Shome Dr. Ravikant Joshi Prof. O.P Mathur Topic Will Abenomics work in Japan Where do I begin? Assessing Qualities of Qualitative Research Regional Development Process Rural Development A perspective on Development, Inequality and Urbanisation GST Conclave Municipal Finance and Municipal Budgeting Urban Development Suresh Tendulkar Memorial Lecture Series Name of the Speaker Topic Event Mrs. Girija Srinivasan, "State of India's th 4 Suresh Tendulkar Mr. Narasimhan Srinivasan Livelihoods report ", Memorial lecture 2015 and 2016 Shri Bibek Debroy, Member of Twenty Five Years of rd 3 Suresh Tendulkar NITI Ayog, Professor at Centre for Reforms: Poverty and Memorial Lecture Policy Research, New Delhi Inequality Prof. Mahendra Dev, Director and Economic Reforms, nd 2 Suresh Tendulkar Vice Chancellor, IGIDR, Mumbai Poverty & Inequality Memorial Lecture Dr. Subir V.Gokarn, Director of Strategies of Poverty st 1 Suresh Tendulkar Research of Brookings Institute, Alleviation Memorial Lecture New Delhi and former Deputy Governor of RBI 43

44 Guest Lectures & Symposiums International Conference at SIU in collaboration with UN and RIS Cultural Activities 44

45 Faculty Name Designation Qualification Interest Area Dr. Jyoti Chandiramani Director M.A.(Eco),Ph.D. (SPPU) Urban Development, International Trade Dr. Debdulal Thakur Associate Professor M.Phil, Ph.D. (JNU) Public Finance, Urban Finance, Economics of Education Dr. Shrabani Mukherjee Associate Professor M.Phil, Ph.D.(JNU) Rural Finance, Banking, Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics (Education, Poverty, Inequality). Ms. Ishita Ghosh Assistant Professor M.A. (Eco), NET, PhD International Trade (Pursuing, SPPU) Dr. Ranjan Dash Assistant Professor M.Phil (Eco), Ph.D. (CDS) Macroeconomics, International Trade, Applied Econometrics and Development Economics Dr. Savita Kulkarni Assistant Professor M.A. (Eco), Ph.D. (University Experimental and Behavioral of Mumbai) Economics, Development Economics Dr. Bidyut Ghosh Assistant Professor M.Phil (Eco), Ph.D. (BU) Agricultural and Resource Economics, Rural Development, Financial Economics Dr. Dipankar Das Assistant Professor Ph.D. (BU ); PDF Industrial Organization, Vertical (RTCHDS-IDSK-CU) Restraints, Competition Policy, Applied Fuzzy Mathematics Dr. Varun Miglani Assistant Professor M.A. (Eco), PhD. (GIPE) Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Dr. Deepika Chawla Assistant Professor M.A. (Eco), Ph.D. (GIPE) Development Economics, Applied econometrics, Macroeconomics, International Trade, Mathematical Economics Mr. Sebin Nidhiri Assistant Professor M.Sc. (Eco), NET Statistics, Urban Governance Ms. Ashlesha Khedekar- Adjunct Faculty MBA (Finance), Ph.D. Behavioral Economics, Gender Swaminathan (Pursuing, SIU) Economics International Financial Markets Dr. Ashish Kulkarni Visiting M.A. (Eco), Ph.D. (GIPE) Trade, Finance Mr. Naim Keruwala Visiting M.A in Economics, Diploma Development, Open Data in Business Management Barometer, Peace Child International, Youth policy Labs Dr.Binayak Choudhury Visiting M.A. (Regional Planning), Urban Development PhD (Regional Economics) 45

46 Past Recruiters The students of SSE have been recruited by many prestigious Institutes and Organizations in the past. Some of the prominent organizations which have participated in campus recruitment include: Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad Bristlecone India, Pune Consumer Unity & Trust Society, Jaipur Deloitte, Hyderabad Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance Ernst & Young, Bengaluru Financial Technologies, Mumbai India Development Foundation, Gurgaon Indian Institute Human Settlements, Bangalore Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru Markets and Markets, Pune MEED International, Mumbai National Institute of Technology, Rourkela AC Neilson, Bengaluru Retailers Association of India, Mumbai Research and Information System, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi Swayam Shikshan Prayog, Pune Vodafone Shared Services, Pune Zephyr Financial Publishers, Mumbai ZipDial, Bengaluru Public Affairs Centre, Bengaluru Symbiosis International University, Pune Symbiosis International University, Bengaluru National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi Association of Indian Forging Industry, Pune TMed Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Bridge2tech, Pune Marketnomix, Pune ZS Associates, Pune Basix Academy, New Delhi 46

47 Internships SSE arranges internships for the Masters students. Some of the prominent organizations, where our students had the opportunity to intern, include: IndiaSpend, Mumbai Collaborative Policy Consultants, Pune Bharat Forge Ltd., Pune Jindal Steel, Pune SIBM, Bangalore National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi TMed Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. SCMHRD, Pune SSE, Pune NIPFP, New Delhi HDFC Bank Ltd., Mumbai ICRIER, New Delhi Retailers Association of India, Mumbai Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India IIHS, Bengaluru RBI, Pune Janwani, Pune IHD, Gurgaon PAC, Bengaluru Janagraaha, Bengaluru Bihar State Planning Board, Patna CII, Mysore Forbes Marshall Foundation, Pune Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow IBM, Bengaluru ICICI Lombard, Mumbai Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata IGIDR, Mumbai IHD, Ranchi NABARD, Pune AIFI, Pune NCDX, Mumbai NSE, Mumbai RBI, Mumbai RBS, Mumbai Snapdeal Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, Chennai TIDC, Chennai Thermax Social Initiative Foundation, Pune Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur M.P. State Planning Commission, Bhopal 47

48 CONTACT DETAILS: Faculty-in-Charge: Faculty In Charge: Ashlesha Swaminathan, Placement Cell (IT): Reetama Das- Divya Nagaraj- Placement Cell (DS): Priscilla Ao Kharga- Placement Cell (UD): Anmol Jain- Address: Symbiosis School of Economics Symbiosis International University S.B. Road, Pune

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