Monday 15 July 2013


10 July 2013

The inaugural ceremony of the Economics Association was held on July 10, 2013 in the main auditorium at 9.00 am. .  The Economics Department was indeed lucky enough to have Dr. Srinivasa Gowda (Adjunct Professor, NIAS) to grace the ceremony with his esteemed presence as the Chief Guest. The inauguration started with a dance performance by a 1st year M.A student which was followed by the lighting of the lamp and the prayer song. Prof. Greeshma Manoj, Coordinator of the Economics Association gave the welcome address  and also spoke about the journey the economics association  embarked keeping in mind the goals for the future. 

That was followed by an address from Prof. John Joseph Kennedy, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences where he inspired the audience by explaining the relevance of Economics in the globalised context and also congratulated the dept for the good job over the years. The message from the Chief Guest, Dr. Srinivasa Gowda was more of an educational one. He opened the minds of all the young aspiring students showing them the way ahead, what lies ahead in front of us. He was truly the beacon of the august gathering.

The inaugural address was followed by the introduction of office bearers of the Economic Association for the academic year 2013-14 by Prof. Joshy K.J. This was immediately followed by a speech by Ms. Jacqueline Pinto, President of the Economic Association who took us through the activities that are lined up for the coming academic year and what the Economic Association is all about. 

The Ephemeris, which is the monthly newsletter of the Department of Economics, was released by the Chief Guest which was then continued by a speech by the Editor of The Ephemeris. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Rajeshwari which concluded the two hour ceremony with the University Anthem The Economics Association hopes to keep up to the motto – Excellence and Service for the coming academic year and strive to be a shining light for the University.

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