The Department of Economics of Kirti College was established in 1954 with the
inception of Kirti College. In 1979, Business Economics was introduced in the
Commerce Stream of College. In 2021, it expanded its wings to Post Graduate Course
i.e. M.A. in Economics. Department has achieved several milestones and produced a
galaxy of eminent personalities.
Department of Economics is one amongst the vibrant department of college who have
been awarded STAR DEPARTMENT STATUS, on the successfully completion of three
years of star college scheme. Our faculty members have done exemplary research
work, have successfully completed various projects funded by UGC and University of
56th AD Shroff Memorial Elocution Competition 2022-23.
The Department of Economics, Kirti College in association with Forum of Free Enterprise, Mumbai jointly organised 56th A.D.Shroff Memorial Elocution Competition 2022-23 on 20/10/2022.
14 students from different streams of our college participated in this competition. Each participant spoke for 5 minutes on different topics as given by the Forum of Free Enterprise.
Every year the Department of Economics organises this competition.
The basic objectives of this competition is to provide a platform to college students to express their opinions on varied contemporary economic issues and to improve their communication skills.
1. The menace of cyber crime and its solutions.
2. Making India a $5 Trillion economy by 2027.
3. Managing economy during pandemic
4.Changing nature of International financial structure for developing economies.
Chief Guest:Prin. Dr D.V. Pawar
Guest of Honour: Vice- Prin.Prof. V. S. Sontakke,
Chair: Dr. D. S. Manwar
1. Dr. Harshad Bhosale, Professor of Political Science
2. Prof. Janhavi Kolte, Faculty, Department of Political Science
3. Prof. Devyani Balasra, Faculty, Department of English
This competition was attended by approximately 105 students and 7 as audience.
1st Prize( Rs. 2500/-)
Ms. Pratiksha Gaikwad (MA-II-Political Science)
2nd Prize (Rs 1500/-)
Ms. Aditi Khirsagar ( FYBSc)
3rd Prize ( Rs. 1000/-)
Ms. Vedanti Gide (TYBCOM)
1.Akansha Gupta ( MA-II-Economics)
2. Saee Patil (TYBA-Economics)
3. Sayali Zagade ( TYBA- Economics)
Professor -In-charge Mr Chandra Mohan Joshi gave a brief introduction of the competition as well as description of rules and regulations of the competition.
Chief Guest Prin. Dr. D. V. Pawar congratulated the Department of Economics for organizing this competition. He was also happy with the enthusiasm of the participants and overwhelming response from the audience.
Chair Dr. D. S. Manwar, delivered a welcome speech, gave details of department activities and motivated the participants.
Guest of Honour Vice-Prin. Prof. V S Sontakke also encouraged students and congratulated the winners.
Vice- Principal and Life-member DES, Dr. Minal Mapuskar gave away the Prizes to the winners along with other dignitaries.
TYBA Economics students Ms Saloni Gawde and Mr. Swapnil compered the competition. The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Sejal Kolambkar( TYBA, Economics )
About 30 students from TYBA Economics class worked very hard as volunteers to make this competition a success.
We place on record our gratitude towards the management of DES’ Kirti College, Principal Sir, office bearers, our colleague Prof. Shubhshree Parab, Dr. BR Kamble, non-teaching staff , participants and students.
Mr.Chandra Mohan Joshi
Department of Economics (Professor In-charge)
Prof. Dr. Dewrao Sukhadeorao Manwar, Head Dept. Of Economics , Kirti College Mumbai
Department is known for its landmark annual events such as A.D.Shroff Elocution
Competition every year in collaboration with Forum of Free Enterprise, a non-profit
organization, Mumbai. The Cash Prize worth Rs. 5000/- (for first three speakers) and
certificates to first five best speakers are sponsored by the Forum. The basic objective
of this competition is to encourage college students to think and speak on economic and
related subjects, besides enabling them to demonstrate their speaking abilities. We had
inter-collegiate winners in competition to our credit. The department of Economics
organized students’ visits to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and Reserve Bank
of India (RBI) as part of the Field Visit. This is an attempt to bridge the gap between
theory and application. Career Guidance Workshops are also conducted to guide
young minds for future prospects. An attempt to prepare students not only
academic-wise but also from a job market point of view. All activities get good response
from the students. Young Women Entrepreneurial Talent Hunt, an annual event
organized under the joint collaboration of the Department of Economics, Women
Development Cell (WDC), and the Library. In this event girl students present and sell
various self-hand made products such as eatables, handicraft items etc. This event gets
a thundering response in terms of product appreciation and handsome profit made by
the participants. We also conduct Guest lectures from time to time to bridge the gap
between theory and application.