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Gnaritus (Business Economics)
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
GNARITAS 2013- Chairperson’s Report

Gnaritas, a Latin term for ‘knowledge’, was adopted by Mithibai-ites in 2012 for naming an unconventional intercollegiate festival. Gnaritas is SVKM’s Mithibai College’s first intercollegiate Busineconomics (Business and Economics) festival conducted by the Department of Business Economics and organized by students of B.Com and B.A. course.

Gnaritas is a culmination of economics and business related events alongside current affairs and fun events, focusing primarily on helping students develop an enriched and aware personality by promising accessibility through participation. The festival was well appreciated by colleges across Mumbai as well as the dignified experts from academic and corporate world. Catering to all the needs of our participants, we have been acknowledged for the unique and innovative content of our events.

Gnaritas has new themes every year, focusing on various segments of the Economy. In its inception year (Jan 2012) its theme was the ‘Evolution of Economics’. September 2012 saw a darker theme relating to the elusive ‘Economic Underworld’. Under the guidance of the teacher-in-charge Prof. Manish Gogari, and Head of Department of Economics Prof. Sonali Chatterjee , Gnaritas 2013 took off for the third time on 31st August 2013 with the theme ‘Green Economy’ and an assemblage of events, games, seminars and a heart-warming hospitality for all our guests.Gnaritas 2013 began with an opening ceremony which was graced by the presence of our chief guest Prof. Rashmi Desai, Head of Department of Geography of Mithibai College, who appreciated the theme of the festival. The ceremony marked the beginning of the 3 days of the festival. Each day of the festival saw flawless execution of all 12 events touching the fields of financial markets, advertising, entrepreneurship, general awareness, soft skills and politics. Approximately 300 students from around 20 colleges participated. The content of the events was greatly admired by the participants as well as the judges.The Public Relations department received a lot of positive feedback about the overall experience of the various events.
  • The participants absolutely loved ‘The Great Indian Tamasha’ and appreciated the novelty of the idea. The Judge Mrs. Anju Singh Asawat truly appreciated the brilliant organization.
  • The participants and the Judge, Mr. Schazeb Kohari found ‘Hunt For The Economist’ to be extremely creative and unique.
  • The participants had a great time competing in the fun event ‘Blow Your Brains Out’.
  • The participants felt the adrenaline rush yet enjoyed every minute of ‘Gnaritas Stock Exchange’ and ‘Ace The Race’.
  • The Participants of UNEP were extremely impressed by the setup of the venue and the concept.Other events like ‘Crisis Thesis’ and ‘Sort The Differences’ took off on a completely different scale, bigger than everyone’s expectations. All the events were flawlessly implemented.
The Closing Ceremony was graced by the presence of our Chief Guest, Dr. Debajit Sarkar and our Presenting Sponsor, Bank of Maharashtra’s Mr. Sabir Ali and Mr. Reddy. Gnaritas 2013 ended on a high note with H.R. College of Commerce and Economics winning the trophy for the third time in a row. 

Gnaritas 2013 made its mark in the virtual world with the help of the following social media platforms:

Twitter: twitter.com/gnaritasfest
Facebook: facebook.com/gnaritas2012
Wordpress: www.gnaritasmithibai.wordpress.com
Official Website: www.gnaritasmithibai.com
REPORT ON GNARITAS 2014

GNARITAS, a Latin term for ‘knowledge’, was adopted by Mithibai-ites in 2012 for naming an exceptional intercollegiate festival. Gnaritas is SVKM’s Mithibai College’s first intercollegiate ‘Busineconomics’ (Business and Economics) festival conducted by the Department of Business Economics and organized by students of B.Com, B.A.,  and other undergraduate courses. 

Gnaritas is an amalgamation of economics and business related events alongside current affairs and fun events, focusing primarily on helping students develop and enrich their personality. The festival was well appreciated by colleges across Mumbai as well as the dignified experts from academic and corporate world. Catering to the needs of our participants, we have been acknowledged for the distinctive and innovative content of our events. 

Theme & Events:

Gnaritas has new themes every year, focusing on various segments of the Economy. The theme of the Festival in its inception year (Jan 2012) was the ‘Evolution of Economics’. September 2012 saw a darker theme relating to the elusive ‘Economic Underworld’. Gnaritas 2013 took off on August 2013 with the theme ‘Green Economy’. 

Under the guidance of our teacher in charge Prof. Manish Gogari, and Head of Department of Business Economics Prof. Sonali Chatterjee, Gnaritas 2014 brought together two sciences, i.e. Politics and Economics, to form the theme ‘Political Economy’. By integrating this theme in a portmanteau of events, the Festival showcased the interspersed link between politics and economics; the way they influence each other and other disciplines around.

Our events were categorized as under:

1. Business economics:
  • Gnaritas Stock Exchange (Mock Stock)
  • WTO Conference
  • Perennial Ploy
  • Propagate Thy Word
2. Current Affairs & General Knowledge:
  • Voice The Issue (Group Discussion)
  • Know It All (Quiz)
  • The Great Indian Tamasha (Model Indian Parliament)
  • Kursi Ki Daud (Hunt for the PM)
3. Fun:
      • Ace The Race (Treasure Hunt)
      • Blow Your Brains Out (Multitasking)
      • The Asli Picture (Street Play)
      4. Online PR Event (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram)

      Gnaritas 2014 began on 25th August, 2014 with an opening ceremony which was graced by the presence of our chief guest, Dr. D. V. Kamat, In charge Principal of Mithibai College, who admired the theme of the Festival. The ceremony marked the start of the three days of the festival. Each day saw a clear execution of all 10 events touching the fields of politics, governance, financial markets, advertising, management, general awareness and soft skills. Around 200 students from over 20 colleges across Mumbai participated in our events. The content of the events was greatly admired by the judges as well as the participants.

      Feedback:

      • The Hospitality Department received a lot of affirmative feedbacks about the overall experience of the various events.
      • The Participants appreciated the idea of merging Economics and Advertising in the event ‘Propagate Thy Word’.
      • The Participants loved the concept of stepping into the shoes of a Prime Ministerial candidate for the event ‘Kursi Ki Daud’.
      • The Participants enjoyed every moment of ‘Ace The Race’, which was conducted within the college premises.
      • The Participants enjoyed ‘The Great Indian Tamasha (GIT)’ and appreciated the novelty of the idea and the topic of discussion. 
      • The Participants had a great time in the fun event ‘Blow Your Brains Out’.The Participants felt the adrenaline rush in the event ‘Gnaritas Stock Exchange’. 
      • The Participants and Judges of ‘World Trade Organisation (WTO)’ were extremely impressed by the setup of the venue and the topic of discussion.
      Other events like ‘The Asli Picture’ and ‘Perennial Ploy’ were also flawlessly implemented and thoroughly enjoyed by all. 

      Our Hospitality too, impressed all. The participants appreciated the calm and composed body language, along with an extremely friendly and courteous behaviour of the committee members and volunteers. 
      Winners:

      Gnaritas 2014 ended on a high note with H.R. College of Commerce and Economics winning the trophy for the fourth time in a row. The following colleges won the category trophies:
      • Business economics: Jai Hind College.
      • Current Affairs & General Knowledge: H. R. College of Commerce & Economics
      • Fun: Mithibai College  
      The success of Gnaritas 2014 would not have been possible without the faith and support of our Principal, Dr. D. V. Kamat, and our teachers. I am also grateful to the venue coordinators and the non-teaching staff for ensuring that the events functioned smoothly. I would also like to thank all the committee members and volunteers. Their tireless effort and dedication was the driving force behind the triumph of the festival.

      I would also like to extend my gratitude to all sponsors for their generous support and contributions.
      • Presenting Sponsor: Union Bank of India
      • Associate Sponsor: Bank of Maharashtra
      • Event Sponsor: Bharat Petroleum 
      • Refreshment Partner: Brijeel Aqua
      • Print Media Partners: Free Press Journal & Navbharat
      • Magazine Partner: Youth Incorporated
      • Website Partner: eKraft
      • Footwear Partner: Buckaroo
      • Event Partner: The Byke Group of Hotels
      • Multiplex Partner: INOX
      • Student Opportunity Partner: Twenty19
      • Entertainment Partner: SMAASH
      On the Web:
      Gnaritas 2014 made its mark in the virtual world with the help of the following social media platforms:
      • Twitter: @gnaritasfest
      • Facebook: facebook.com/gnaritasfest
      • Instagram: @gnaritasfest
      • Wordpress: www.gnaritasmithibai.wordpress.com
      • Official Website: www.gnaritasmithibai.com
      GNARITASMUN 2015

      Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.
      -Sir Winston Churchill

      Trade diffuses general benefit, and binds together, by one common tie of interest and intercourse, the universal society of nations throughout the civilized world.-David Ricardo.

      The department of Business Economics of Mithibai College conducted the 5th iteration of the annual business economics festival Gnaritas (2nd, 3rd & 4th September 2015). Following the trend laid by the predeceasing iterations, wherein the festival is themed around current issues, the festival was themed around ‘Economic Diplomacy’ this year, in line with India’s aggressive focus towards attainment of economic goals by international diplomacy. 

      9 events, ranging from Mock Stock events to Street Play competitions, coloured in the theme of this year’s festival witnessed immense participation from students across several colleges, across Mumbai. The participants displayed exemplary guile, poise, application and innate talent towards exploration of wide ranging issues in the events. The innovation displayed by the participants in events like Sink or Sale was commendable, leaving the judges mighty impressed. However the events were not only limited to academic events but also encompassed events of the jovial kind like treasure hunts where clues were placed across the Mithibai campus for the participants to weave together in order to reach the final destination.

      To commemorate the 5th year of the event, in line with the theme, the festival was expanded to include for the first time in Mithibai, a MUN alongside the regular plethora of events.  Comprising of 3 committees, namely the UNHRC, ECOSOC and the UNSC, the MUN explored wide ranging global issues, ranging from Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Terrorism in Africa. The 3 days were witness to divergent debate in the thick of multilateral diplomacy and geopolitics, through fearless expression of opinions, constructive controversions, spirited brainstorming and dynamic problem-solving. The MUN witnessed participation from not only students from within Mumbai but also across India and students from foreign universities. 

      The 3 day extravaganza ended with the Mithibai MUN delegation winning the inaugural MUN trophy whereas the HR Contingent retained the Gnaritas trophy for the 5th consecutive year.