Activities of the Department of Economics for the Academic Year 2018-19


1st September 

Dr Aditi Sawant successfully completed the UGC sponsored MRP on `India’s Competitiveness in the Cotton Production in the International Market under WTO Regime: Issues and Concerns’ on 01/09/18, with External Committee Assessment.


17th -22nd September 

Exchange Program at St. Xavier’s College Jaipur


30th September 

Dr. Agnelo Menezes, Ex Principal and Associate Professor, Department of Economics retired. 




15th Oct – 9th November 

Students sent for Internship at Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT, New Delhi. 


4th December

Mr. Joseph Fernandes, an Environment Activist delivered a lecture on `Wet Waste Management’ 


5th December

Mr. Abhijeet Chawan, Ex Member, Tree Authority BMC delivered a lecture on the topic of `Tree Transplantation and Greenery in Mumbai’ 


7th December

Mr. Chandrashekhar Tilak, Executive Vice President, National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) on the topic ` Recent Trends in the Indian Capital Market.’


8th December

Dr. Radha Kumar, Department of Ancient Indian Culture delivered a lecture on the topic ` Environment ,Cosmic Cycles and Debt. 


7th -14th January

Exchange Program with St. Xavier’s College, Jaipur and Kathmandu, Nepal


11th-13th January

Annual Economics Seminar, Khandala


15th -26th January 

Prof Analisa Packham, Department of Economics, Farmer Business School, University of Miami, Oxford, Ohio, USA conducted 2 weeks Teaching program. 


15th January

Guest Lecture by Prof. Retu Dewan on her book `Demonetization’


25th January

Annual Lalit Doshi Memorial Debate theme `Midnight to Millennium and Beyond’


28th January

Annual Lalit Doshi Memorial Lecture by Dr. Ashok Dalwai, Director, Doubling Farmers Income Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India


28th January

Department of Economics Research Journal `Arthniti’ Launched


2nd-7th February 

Advanced Econometrics with STATA Course by Purbash Nayak 


19th March

Minor Research Project of Ms. Aparna Kulkarni, Assistant Professor got approval from University of Mumbai on Inflation Targeting: Challenges and Future 


8th-19th April 

Dr. Aditi Sawant was invited as a Research Scholar under Faculty Exchange Program, University of Miami, Oxford, USA 


Dr. Aditi Sawant, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Economics


  • As a Member of Group Deliberations by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi at the NASC Complex, PUSA, New Delhi on the occasion of Mahila Kisan Diwas on the topic of Issues, Constraints and Strategies for Farm Women in Animal Husbanry, Dairy, Fisheries and other off-farm activities on14th-15th October, 2018.

  • As  a Plenary  Speaker on `India’s  Competitiveness in Cotton  Production Under WTO Regime‟, at Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and   Management (IITRAM), Gujarat on December 28, 2018.

  • As  a guest  speaker on  `Indian Agriculture  and Farmers’ Issues’  for the Students of University  of California, Berkeley, USA on  August 10th   2018  at St.  Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

  • As a Guest Speaker on „Distress of Farmers: Case Study of Vidarbha’ at Ram Narain RuiaCollege, Matunga, Mumbai on February 16, 2018.


  • Worked with MAVIM (Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal), Maharashtra State and Amazon as a business facilitator to promote the business of low income group women in slums of Dharavi and Kurla. 

  • Facilitator in signing  MOU between St. Xavier’s  College Mumbai and Chief Minister Office,  Maharashtra State to undertake joint activities  to run Urban-Rural Development Projects with students-faculty participation on July 26th  2018.

  • As  a member  of the team  of Commission for  Agriculture Costs and  Prices (CACP), Maharashtra  State Recommendations on Accurate  Data Collection for the benefits of farmers have been promulgated by the Government of Maharashtra by issuing GR on July, 2018.


  • Sawant A (2018) ‘Trade Potential of Indian Soybean (Seeds, Oil & Meal) in the International Market’, Xplore - The Xavier’s Research Journal. Vol. 9, Issue 1, December 2018, Pp.24-33

  • Sawant A (2018)"Competitiveness in International Cotton Trade: A Comparative Analysis" for our monthly issue, Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC) Accepted for publication for its Monthly Digest. 

  • Sawant A, Sharma S, Vats P, Naik S (2018), WTO and Agricultural Support to Cotton Sector in U.S.A.: A Litmus Test for Doha Round, WTO Working Paper, Accepted for publication by the Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT, New Delhi.


  • ‘WTO and Agricultural Support to Cotton Sector in U.S.A.: A Litmus Test for Doha Round’,   6thInternational  Conference on “WTO,  Trade and Agriculture:  Issues and Challenges for Developing and  Least Developed Countries” organised by The Centre for  WTO Studies, New Delhi on 11th -12th  October, 2018.



Ms. Aparna Kulkarni, Assistant Professor

  1. Aparna Kulkarni,(2018), A critical analysis of sustainability indicators of Agriculture in India, IMRJ, Vol. VIII, Issue I, Jan-March 2019. ISSN2277-5730

  2. Aparna Kulkarni, (2018), Case for India: An American’s Portrayal (book review), Xplore - The Xavier’s Research Journal. Vol. 9, Issue 1, December

  3. Aparna Kulkarni, (2018), Maximum Governance, Minimum Performance: Analysis of the impact of Demonetization, Research Journey an International E-journal, Special issue – 189, May 2019, ISSN – 2348- 7143.(Impact factor-6.2)

  4. An article on Mahatma Gandhi published in Marathi magazine Disha on 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  • Invited as Guest Speaker

  1. SEBI’s financial literacy program for FYBSC students at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai on 19th February, 2018.



Ms. Manali Pawar , Assistant Professor

  • Manali Pawar (2018), Stockholm Congestion Tax: A Solution to Traffic Gridlock?, Xplore - The Xavier’s Research Journal. Vol. 9, Issue 1, December


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