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Economics Department
Economics
  • Introduction
  • Staff members
  • Activities
  • Career Options
  • Staff Achievements
  • Students Achievements
  • Syllabus (M.A. Economics)
  • Eligibility Criteria and Course Structure (M.A. Economics)
The Department of Economics, established in 1961, is one of the oldest departments of Mithibai College. It offers a 3-year integrated B.A. programme in Economics covering a total of 9 papers (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Indian Economy, Advanced Economic Theory, Growth and Development Economics, Indian Financial Economics, Elementary Mathematics and Statistics for Economic Analysis, International Economics, and Export Management).

The college also offers M.A Economics (CBCS)
The objectives of the course -
  • Provides a solid background in advanced economics and upgrades the skill sets required in applied economic analysis.
  • Formulating hypotheses in social sciences and testing them.
  • Conduct research to evaluate significant questions in social sciences by reviewing academic literature, collecting data, and applying econometric methods.
  • Beneficial for students wishing to do Ph.D program.
  • Mr. Manish GogariMr. Manish Z. GogariAssistant Professor
    Head of Department
  • Ms. Bidisha D. SarkarMrs. Bidisha D. SarkarAssociate Professor
  • Geeta Ozwald MenezesGeeta Ozwald MenezesAssistant Professor
  • Megha B. PaiMegha B. PaiAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Gorkhnath UttekarMr. Gorkhnath T. UttekarAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Manish GogariMr. Manish Z. GogariAssistant Professor
    Head of Department
  • Ms. Bidisha D. SarkarMrs. Bidisha D. SarkarAssociate Professor
  • Geeta Ozwald MenezesGeeta Ozwald MenezesAssistant Professor
  • Megha B. PaiMegha B. PaiAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Gorkhnath UttekarMr. Gorkhnath T. UttekarAssistant Professor
  • TYBA Students were taken on a visit to Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics to attend a Mock Stock Exchange session on 5th January 2017.
  • The Department of Economics organized a talk by Mr. Mukul Goyal, Executive Director Equities, ENAM Securities, on “Careers in Investment Banking” on 25th February 2017.
  • Shalini Roy, Alumnus gave a guest lecture on 12th June to TYBA students on the relevance of Economics to society and related her experience of working as a TEACH FOR INDIA Fellow in a BMC school for two years (2015-17).
  • The department of Economics took it’s students for Library orientation in two batches on 8th and 10th of July 2017.
  • The department invited Ms. Krystal Dodd, an industrial psychologist and career counsellor on 24th July to guide and orient TYBA students on studying abroad and exploring career options in the field of  Economics.
  • Ms. Preeti Asthana, Alumnus who is pursuing her Masters with SAMSOE delivered a guest lecture on “Solow model & it’s empirical testing” for the TYBA students on 1st September 2017.
  • Simran Tibrewala, Alumnus and overall subject topper with O grade, delivered a guest lecture on ‘Export documentation’ for the TYBA  students on 21st February 2018 and shared her experiences on how to prepare for the examination.
  • A video lecture on Capabilities Approach & Human Development by Sabina Akire, Director, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative was shown to TYBA students on 7th July 2018
  • Ms. Archana Garate, Librarian conducted an orientation for TYBA students on how to use the e-resources like Jstor, Proquest and other e-brary material on 13th July 2018.
  • Diandra Pereira, TYBA Economics topper with ‘O’ Grade delivered a talk to TYBA students on 14th July 2018 on the ‘Relevance and scope of internships for enhancing employability’.
  • Shubhada Kalkoti, a meritorious post graduate alumnus of Mithibai delivered a guest lecture to TYBA students on ‘Formulation of Research Problem and Research Design’ on 16th July 2018.
  • Bharat Rajpurohit, Research Associate, BNP Paribas, Mumbai conducted a training session for TYBA students on ‘Use of EVIEWS statistical software for Regression Analysis’ using the smart board facility on 23rd July 2018.
  • Esha Jhaveri, Faculty Potdar College, delivered a guest lecture  ‘ From Research Proposal to Research Report and dissertation’ to TYBA students on 24th July 2018.
  • Ms. Archana Garate, Librarian conducted a demonstration lecture for TYBA students on use of Mendeley software in research and resource management on 1st October 2018.
M.A Economics Departmental activities-
  • Visits to RBI monetary museum, NSE
  • Students of M.A part I had participated in a social awareness program on demonetization
  • Students attended talk by Mr. Andreas Bauer, Senior Resident Representative of IMF for India, Nepal & Bhutan  and lecture on “25 years of Economic Reform and the Challenges ahead” by Mr. P. Chidambaram, Hon'ble MP and Ex. Union Minister for Finance, GoI
The Department of Economics conducted Preliminary examination for TYBA students from 5th October to 14th October 2017

B.A in Economics equips our students to understand, analyze and address complex local, national and international economic issues by applying creative thinking skills and appropriate quantitative techniques and prepares them for diverse careers in academia, financial markets, banking, insurance, credit rating, civil services, etc. Economics students have one of the highest employability records of all social sciences. Population explosion, limited resources, diverse wants, absolute deprivation, denial of choices and opportunities, glaring income inequalities, environmental degradation, financial crisis, slowdown of economic growth, rising unemployment, inflation, fiscal deficits and balance of payments problems will occupy economists for many years to come, making economics more important, exciting and challenging than ever.

Mr. Manish Z. Gogari

  • Presented a Research paper titled ‘Financial Investment During the Lockdown Period of COVID – 19’ in the 5th International Conference on Industry 4.0: Post Pandemic Revolution organised by Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science (Autonomous) in association with Millennium University, East Africa (06th March 2021)
  • Participated in one day online Workshop on Data Analysis in Social Sciences using Blue Sky Statistics, JAMOVI and JASP organised by Department of Economics, S K Somaiya College, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Monday 01st March 2021)
  • Participated in a one week online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Module on Curriculum Design and Pedagogy for Autonomous Colleges organised by Sangamner Nagarpalika Arts, D J Malpani Commerce and B N Sarda Science College (Autonomous), Sangamner, Maharashtra in collaboration with Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), Maharashtra & Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education, TISS, Mumbai (22nd February 2021 to 27th February 2021).
  • Participated in a RUSA sponsored Skill Development Programme (Short Term Course) on 'Mutual Funds' conducted by UGC, HRDC, University of Mumbai.
  • Appointed as a member of Board of Studies in Business Economics, Mithibai College (Autonomous)
  • Appointed as a member of Ad-hoc Board of Studies in Business Economics, University of Mumbai 2017 & 2018.
  • Appointed as Subject Expert for Business Economics in the panel of experts for selection of Assistant Professor.
  • Invited for conducting Performance Improvement Programme (PIP) at Dhanukar College. 
  • Presented and published research papers at various seminars and conferences.
  • “Reduction in Income Inequality & Social Justice: An empirical study of MGNERGA and the social reformer, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar”, International Multilingual Research Journal, April 2018 (ISSN 2394-5303), pg no 19-23.
  • “Migration: Impact on Recipient & Native Region”, International Conference on Internal & International Migration: Issues & Challenges, (ISBN: 978-93-84648-48-0), Dec 2014
  • “Renewable Energy & Innovative Technology: Instruments of Sustainable Development”
  • “Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy & Inflation Management”
  • “FDI in Retail: Its Impact on Farming in India
  • Prof. Manish Gogari presented a paper entitled “Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy and Inflation Management”, at the UGC sponsored one-day State Level Seminar on Inflation and the Common Man, organized by the Department of Business Economics of  J. M. Patel College of Commerce, Goregaon.

Mrs. Bidisha D. Sarkar

  • Appointed as a member of Board of Studies in Business Economics, Mithibai College (Autonomous)
  • Appointed as Subject Expert of Business Economics in the panel of experts for hiring Assisting Professor at various colleges.

Prof. Geeta Menezes

  •  Research Paper “Efficacy of Mid Day Meal Programme in serving its objectives” published in  the Journal of Indian Research, Vol 5(2), April-June 2017, a refereed national journal with ISSN 2321-4155. 
  •  Research Paper “Evaluation of Mid Day Meal Programme in BMC Schools” published in the Journal Samiksha, Vol 5(2), August 2017, a refereed international journal with ISSN 2320-3420 and impact factor 4.270.
  • ·   Research Paper “Review of Mid Day Meal Programme in Maharashtra” published in the Journal Shanlax, Vol 5(4), September 2017, a refereed international journal with ISSN 2319-961X and impact factor 3.104.
  • · Research Paper “Review of Mid Day Meal Programme in Mumbai” published in the International Journal of Research, Vol. 6 (2), December 2017 with ISSN 2231-6124 and impact factor 4.011.
  • · Research Paper “Assessment of Food Contractors serving Mid Day Meals in Mumbai’s civic schools” published in the Journal Senhri Vol 2(2), December 2017, a refereed national journal with ISSN 2456-3757.
  •  Participated in a one-day Workshop on Revised Syllabus of TYBA Economics All Papers Semester V and Semester VI organized by Rizvi College and the Adhoc BOS in Economics, University of Mumbai on 20th June 2018.
  • Participated in a one-day workshop on PBAS, API, Online Process of CAS organized by IQAC Mithibai College in association with the University of Mumbai on 25th July 2018. 
  • Participated in a Syllabus Revision workshop for Syba Economics paper 3 conducted by D.G. Ruparel College on 7th October 2017



Prof. Megha Pai

  • Participated in a one-day workshop on ‘Digital Literacy for Academicians’ organized by L.S.Raheja College on 10th February 2018.
  • Megha Pai participated in a one-day Workshop on Revised Syllabus of TYBA Economics All Papers Semester V and Semester VI organized by Rizvi College and the Adhoc BOS in Economics, University of Mumbai on 20th June 2018.
  • Megha Pai participated in a one-day workshop on PBAS, API, Online Process of CAS organized by IQAC Mithibai College in association with the University of Mumbai on 25th July 2018.
  • Megha Pai participated in the UGC HRDC Refresher Course in Development Economics organized by Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy from 15th October to 3rd November 2018 at Kalina, UOM.
  • Megha Pai participated in the two day Faculty Development Programme on ‘Research Methodology and Data Analysis using Advanced Excel’ organized by the IQAC, Usha Pravin Gandhi College on 12th and 13th December 2017.
  • Megha Pai and Mustajab Khatir participated in the two day Conference on ‘Political Economy of Public Policy’ held at the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, UOM, Kalina on 15th & 16th December 2017.
  • Megha Pai participated in the one day workshop on ‘Healing Miracles of Yoga Nidra’ held at Mithibai College on 18th December 2017.
  • Megha Pai participated in a Syllabus Revision workshop for Syba Economics paper 3 conducted by D.G. Ruparel College on 7th October 2017

Mr. Gorkhnath T. Uttekar

RESEARCH PAPER PUBLISHED

  • “Services Led Growth in India: An Analysis”, International Journal of Applied and Universal Research, Vol. IV, Issue III, May-June 2017 ISSN: 2395-0269 pp 18-20.
  • “An Analysis of Relationship between Capital formation and Economic Growth in India”, Review of Research Journal, Vol. 7 Issue 1, October 2017, ISSN: 2249-894X pp 57-61.
  • “Urbanization Trends in India: Issues and Challenges” International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts (IJCRT), Vol. 6 Issue 1, January 2018 ISSN: 2320-2882, pp 543- 548.
  • “An Analysis of Employment Growth in Maharashtra”, Pragati Journal of Indian Economy, Vol. 6 No 1 (2019), pp-106-117.
  • “An Analysis of Tourism Infrastructure in Maharashtra”, Manthan Journal of Commerce and Management’ Vol. 7 No 1 (2020), pp-87-97
  • “Sustainability of Indian Agriculture: Issues and Challenges”, Juni Khyat, Vol-10, Issue 5 (19), May 2020. pp-23-33.
  • “Linkages between economy and environment”, IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM), Vol. 2, Issue 6, Ver. VIII (2018), ISSN: 2278-487X, pp 77-81.
  • “Urbanization Trends in India: Issues and Challenges” International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts (IJCRT), Vol. 6 Issue 1, January 2018 ISSN: 2320-2882, pp 543- 548.
  • “An Analysis of Relationship between Capital formation and Economic Growth in India”, Review of Research Journal, Vol. 7 Issue 1, October 2017, ISSN: 2249-894X pp 57-61.
  • “Services Led Growth in India: An Analysis”, International Journal of Applied and Universal Research, Vol. IV, Issue III, May-June 2017 ISSN: 2395-0269 pp 18-20.
  • “Performance of Scheduled Commercial Banks in India”, International Journal of Research, Vol. 5(2), Jan-June 2016, ISSN: 2231-6124.

    RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTED
    • “An Analysis of Impact of Foreign Direct Investment Inflow on Services Sector in India” at One Day International Interdisciplinary Conference on “Equitable and Prosperous India: Opportunities and Challenges” organized by Department of Commerce, University of Mumbai on 27th April 2017, ISSN: 2319-4766
    • “Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in India” at UGC sponsored 6th One Day National Conference on “Make In India and Skill India: Opportunities and Challenges” organized by Pragati College of Arts and Commerce, Dombivli (E) on 13th February 2017 ISBN: 987-93-83342-29-7
    • “Growth and performance of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in India” at One Day International Interdisciplinary Conference on “Enhancing Employability through Educational Restructuring and Technological Upgradation” organized by Ramanand Arya D.A.V. College, Bhandup (E) on 1st October 2016, ISSN: 2319-2429
    • “Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Indian Agriculture” at 2nd International Conference on “World: A Global Village (Issues and Challenges)” organized by Chandrabhan Sharma College of Arts, Science and Commerce in collaboration with University of Mumbai on 6th January 2016 ISBN: 978-93-5249-029-5
    • “A Study on Current Status of Regional Rural Banks in India” at International Conference on “Emerging Trends In Banking, Financial Services and Insurance” organized by Public Night Degree College, Santacruz (E) on 20th January 2015, ISBN: 978-93-83072-68-2
    • “Impact of Self-Help Group Bank Linkage Programme” at International Conference on “Indian Political and economic Scenario: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges” organized by Chandrabhan Sharma College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Powai on 20th December 2014 ISBN: 978-93-83072-65-1
    • “Trends in Indian Agriculture during the Post-Reform Period” at UGC sponsored Two Day National Conference on “Recent Trends in Sectoral Development and their Impact on Indian Economy” organized by K.P.B. Hinduja College on 21st and 22nd  February 2014, ISBN: 978-93-83072-19-4
    • “Impact of Global Economic Crisis 2007-2010 on India’s Trade” at National Conference on “Economic Slowdown and Challenges before Indian Economy” organized by Shri Bhausaheb Vartak  Arts, Commerce and Science College, Borivali (W) on 11th and 12th  January 2014 ISBN: 978-93-5142-394-29)

  • Ms. Shreya Salian from TYBA Economics was selected for an internship with the Ernst & Young from 23rd October, 2018 to 23rd January, 2019
  • Ekta Gandhi, a TYBA student completed her internship with the company Connections. Her job profile included communications management and business development.
  • Khushnaaz Bhanja, a TYBA student completed her internship at the online company LUDIFU.com and gained experience as an HR manager. Khushnaaz Bhanja, a TYBA student participated in ‘Your internship story Contest 2017’, an online essay contest organised by Internshala, world’s No.1 Internship platform. 
  • Janhavi Masekar, Aakanksha Chandra , Nishant Bhatkal , Pratik Sakhalkar participated in the one day workshop on ‘Healing Miracles of Yoga Nidra’ held at Mithibai College on 18th December 2017.
  • Diandra won 1st place in poster making competition in Mithimatica 2018 organized by the department of Mathematics on 2nd and 3rd February 2018.
  • Neha Modak and Aakanksha Chandra won second place in Debate competition in the Intercollegiate festival Rostrum Spectrum organized by R.A.Podar College on 7th February 2018.
  • Diandra Pereira and Janhavi Masekar participated in various competitions in the inter-Collegiate DLLE Festival – Elysseum organized by B.L.Amlani College on 10th February, 2018. 
  • A contingent of TYBA, SYBA and FYBA students participated in Arthotsav, the Economics Festival of D.G.Ruparel College organized on 15th,16th and 17th February 2018.
  • Diandra Pereira, Aakanksha Chandra and Mahima Agrawal presented a research paper on ‘Digital India – A global change to the world economy’ in a state level research paper competition held on 23rd February 2018 by the Economics Club, Guru Nanak College in association with the Bombay Stock Exchange Broker’s Forum. 
  • Janhavi Masekar, Aakanksha Chandra , Nishant Bhatkal , Pratik Sakhalkar participated in the one day workshop on ‘Healing Miracles of Yoga Nidra’ held at Mithibai College on 18th December 2017.