Initatives by Prof Saptarshi
a. The finance students were introduced to the operations of different markets initially through courses like FMS. The students were introduced with Primary and secondary market operations of stocks. Students were introduced to the live market activities by showing the live market movement of prices. Once the students gained confidence, they were asked to open Demat accounts and were asked to trade/ invest with small amount either in Primary or Secondary markets.
b. The finance students were introduced to the operations of Microfinance and Microcredit through subjects like Microfinance and Financial Inclusion. Students were asked to review any Anganwadi centres nearby to their locations and understand their operations and their functions that they perform. Discussions happen after student’s visit to Anganwadi centre.
c. The finance students were introduced to banking operations subjects through subjects like FMS, Principles and Practices of Banking. Students make visits to ATM of their choice and understand different technologies that facilitate banking functions and operations. Students also understand actual audited Balance Sheet of different banking organizations to measure banking performance. Discussions happen after student’s visit to Banks.
d. The students were introduced to government’s macroeconomic policies of India through subjects like BEMD. Students make an attempt to understand current year budgetary policy of India. Discussions happen post reading of Finance Minister’s speech.