SESSION : 2011-12

UGC Sponsored One Day National Seminar


‘Second Generation Reforms-Implementation, Challenges and Quest for the Third’

UGC Sponsored One Day National Seminar on ‘Second Generation Reforms-Implementation, Challenges and Quest for the Third’ was organized by Department of Economics, PCM S.D. College for Women, Jalandhar on 12th Nov,2011 to commemorate the completion of two Decades of Reforms. The Journal ‘ Economic Surge-2011’ comprising  Papers of distingushed Scholars and Professors was also released on this occasion. Principal Mrs. Kiran Arora welcomed all the eminent dignitaries and delegates. Prof.Renu Rai, Head Department of Economics and Co-ordinator of the Seminar briefed the audience  about the Objective of the Seminar- to evaluate Second Generation Reforms and plan Third Generation Reforms.

Prof. K.Enoch Ex. Vice Chancellor SV University, Tirupati was the Chief Guest . In his Presidential Address, he focused on the growth impulses of the Indian Economy and stressed upon the need for inclusive growth and good governance. Prof. R.L. Bhat of Central University, Jammu delivered the Key Note Address and highlighted the main theme of the Seminar-the need to take forward the process of Economic Reforms in India. Dr.Amarjit Singh Dua, Director General Education, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, New Delhi was the Guest of Honour.

Prof. V.N.Attari from Kurukshetra University was the Resource Person of First Technical Session. Prof. Satish Verma, Director Academic Staff College GNDU, Amritsar chaired the second Technical Session. Prof.Rishi Raj Sharma from GNDU Regional Campus , Gurdaspur acted as the Resource Person.

Vote of Thanks was proposed by Prof.Sangita Sharma of Economics Department. Prof.Shalini Bibra,Prof.Nidhi Datta, Prof.Divya Budhia co-ordinated the activities of the Seminar. The Seminar provided an excellent platform for interaction between the Intellectuals on the above topic of great Practical Utility.



The topics of essay writing contest included-

  • Changing Role of Indian Banking in development of Priority Sector.
  • Inflation : A threat to Indian Economy.
  • Role of MNSc in India’s Economic Development .
  • Are the features of Indian Economy responsible for its slow growth?
  • Pollution: Its impact on Environment .
  • International trade: An Engine of growth .
  • Role of World Trade Organization in developing countries.
  • FDI: Its impact on Development of India

The main aim of this essay writing competition was infact to enrich and ennoble the viewpoints of the students in a comprehensive way. Wide interest was shown by the students and in all 18 students from B.SC.(ECO) & B.A. participated in it. The performance of the students was evaluated by Prof. Shalini Bibra and Prof. Divya Budhia from Department of Economics. Following students were declared winners of the competition.

Roll No. Class Name Prize
2010 B.SC.(ECO)-III Silky First
2009 B.SC.(ECO)-III Sonali Mahe Second
2006 B.SC.(ECO)-III Jasmeet Third
2051 B.A.-III Navdeep Br. Third

The prize winners were awarded with shields and certificates.