New Delhi: Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), one of the top five Global Teaching Institutions of the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and an affiliate institution to the University of London (UOL), hosted a Research Paper presentation competition on 27 February 2021, where students from various top institutions in the country and abroad, from the domain of Economics, Finance, Management and Data Science, participated and presented their work. The intensely fought competition was won by ISBF’s home team represented by Yash Nitin Patel and Siddharth Jamad from the third year of BSc (Hons) Economics & Finance programme.
Their Paper titled Twenty years of Liquidity Adjustment Facility: A structural VAR analysis of the role and transmission of monetary policy in India, impressed the final round adjucation panel comprising Dr. Chetan Ghate, former Head of Economics at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi, a former member of Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee and one of the leading macroeconomists of the country; Dr. Samir Kapur, Director at AdfactorsPR and a double PhD, in international relations and public affairs from University of Azteca, and finally Dr. G. L. Tayal, Dean of Academics at ISBF, a doctor of Management and Business Studies, and a veteran of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of both Indian and international programmes for the last four decades.
The competition, announced in December last year, received more than 120 registrations out of which 26 abstracts were shortlisted and 18 papers were submitted. A total of 8 papers were selected for the final round which was held on 27 February 2021.
Spearheaded by ISBF’s Research Cell and ably supported by ISBF’s Student Relations Department, the research paper competition was open to undergraduate as well as postgraduate students and saw participation by teams from eminent institutions from around the country which included colleges from Delhi University such as Hindu College, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Kirori Mal College and other prestigious institutions such as Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Christ (Deemed to be University) Bangalore, Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies’s School of Economics (NMIMS), SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, University of Madras.
There was also international participation with an entry from the Jagannath University of Bangladesh.
Out of the 26 shortlisted abstracts, 14 were further shortlisted for publication in the ISBF Student Journal, which is to be published this summer, while the best eight were invited to present and compete for the top three prizes.
Mahima Soni from the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics was conferred the second position for her Paper titled Does the Mid-Day Meal Scheme Improve Student Achievement?, while Shakshi Sodhani, Lakshay Grover and Shashank Mishra from the SP Jain Institute of Mangement Research were awarded the third position for thier Paper on Assessment of Loan default and its impact on profitability of banks.
Yash and Siddharth were congratulated by the adjuticators and were appreciated for their professional and in-depth approach they followed. “I am very impressed that these students are using Beamer and Scientific WorkPlace at such a young age, which is quite amazing and the efforts put in are clearly visible,” Prof. Ghate said while commenting on the remarkable analysis by the students of ISBF. Mr. Kapur observed how well they had summarised their work.