SMVDU Katra: Two-day’s workshop of Board of Studies (BOS) of the Department of Economics was held at SMVDU. The workshop was organized to update the curriculum of the Department of Economics so that it becomes relevant to the needs of today’s world. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain put forward the objective of the curriculum. After through discussion and deliberations it was decided that the syllabus of the M.Sc. Economics be revamped. In the new syllabus certain courses has been done away with and courses like Big Data Analysis, Business Analytics and alike are introduced. There were three renowned experts in the meeting namely Prof. Pulin B. Nayak Ex-Director Delhi School of Economics, Prof. Bandi Kamaiah Dean School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, and Dr. Balawant Singh Ex-Advisor RBI.
The workshop was also participated by Prof. D. Mukhopadhay Dean Faculty of Management, in addition to all the faculty members namely Dr. Kakali Majumdar Head of the Dept. of Economics, Dr. Pabitra Kumar Jena, Dr. Meenakshi Gupta, Dr. Roop Lal Sharma, Dr. Kirtti Ranjan, Dr. Showkat Ahmed Bhat and Mr. Amarjit Singh. As the 5 Year M.Sc. Economics program at SMVDU is unique in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the revised syllabus will make the program more significant.